Mesa Union School District History

Mesa School 75th Anniversary

Mesa Union School District has served the children and families in this area since 1939, when Del Norte School District and Center School District merged to form one district.  Eight acres were purchased for $500 per acre from Mrs. Phillips, and in 1939, Mesa Union School was built.  The original school consisted of three buildings and the custodian’s home.  Three teachers taught 68 students.  As the number of students increased, the school facilities grew. In 1951, two new classrooms, a cafeteria, and office were added.  In 1951, the first kindergarten class was started; two additional rooms were constructed in 1956. Six additional classrooms were added in 1964, followed by six more in 1968. With the advent of class size reduction, four new classrooms were added in 1997 and 1998.

Today, Mesa Union School provides a first-class education for 663 students in grades K-8. The board has overseen modernization projects to provide classroom environments that reflect twenty-first century teaching and learning. In November 2002, our community passed Proposition H – a local school bond.  Augmented with state Proposition 47 monies, Prop H funded modernization and construction of a state-of-the-art computer lab, library, science lab and multi-purpose room. In 2008, local residents passed Measure A, which provided a PE room, play fields, parking lot upgrades and a traffic light at the school entrance.

Core Values

    • School Climate
      Welcoming to a diverse group of families that provides an innovative curriculum with caring teachers who model respect for self, others, and school; where students are challenged and motivated to succeed/ persevere in a warm, friendly atmosphere where Tigers Care!
    • Community
      Mesa Union School District, a transitional kindergarten through eighth grade school district, with deep community roots, rich traditions, and modern values fostering equitable access for our students and families.
    • Innovation
      We embrace change, support teacher and student creativity using technology to stay current with evolving educational trends. Our staff is committed to the continual advancement of 21st century learners by developing competent readers, writers, mathematicians; and cultivating scientists, explorers, innovators and masterful communicators.
    • Academic Excellence
      A truly special place where all learning styles are supported and academic excellence is more than just good grades. Teachers model lifelong learning through professional development enabling them to meet each student’s needs and interests.

      • Science Technology Engineering Arts Mathematics (STEAM)
      • Gifted Learners (G.A.T.E.)
      • Visual & Performing Arts
      • Athletics
      • Student Clubs
      • Junior High Elective Courses
    • The Whole Child
      We are committed to meeting the needs of the whole child. We believe students deserve to be healthy, engaged, supported and challenged through hands-on learning and life experiences focused on developing well-rounded students that demonstrate critical thinking, imagination, integrity, and compassion to others.


Every school district that receives federal funding is required to designate and/or adequately train at least one employee to coordinate the recipient’s Title IX responsibilities.  Title IX regulations also require the name and contact information of each Title IX Coordinator be made public by the educational institution. The Mesa Union School District affirms its commitment to equality of opportunity for all individuals. This commitment requires that no discrimination shall occur regarding admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, any program and activity on the basis of age, race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, citizenship, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, medical condition, religion, or marital status.

Complaints alleging noncompliance with Title IX can be filed by utilizing the Uniform Complaint Procedures (UCP) as identified in California Code of Regulations, Title 5, Sections 4600 et. seq. and Mesa Union School District Policy BP/AR 1312.3 and should be directed to the Title IX Coordinator(s):

Dr. Raul Ramirez, Title IX Coordinator, 805-485-1411,