About William S. Hart Union High School District
The William S. Hart Union High School District is located in the Santa Clarita Valley in the northern part of Los Angeles County (map from Google ). Approximately 23,000 students are enrolled in the district's six comprehensive high schools, a continuation school, middle college high school, independent study school, six junior high schools, an adult school and a Regional Occupational Program. Two... of the district's schools, Golden Valley High School and Arroyo Seco Junior High, were named California Distinguished Schools in 2007, and Rancho Pico Junior High received that honor in 2009. Arroyo Seco also has received the designation of National Blue ribbon School of Excellence. Bowman High School has been named a California Model Continuation School. The district also has won the coveted Golden Bell Award for its diversity awareness and anti-bullying programs, for its summer Intensive Literacy Program, and for the exemplary physical education program at Sierra Vista Junior High. The Sierra Vista "new P.E." program also has earned awards from the Governor's Council for Physical Fitness and has been designated at national Physical Activity and Fitness Demonstration Center. Hart High School has been named one of America's top 1500 high schools by "Newsweek" magazine and Academy of the Canyons middle college high school was named among the top 10 percent of high schools in America in the America's Best High Schools project conducted by "U.S. News & World Report." The District has about 1,820 employees and an operating budget of approximately $185,000,000 for the 2013/14 fiscal year.