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Banning Unified School District, one of the oldest districts in Riverside County, serves a three hundred square mile area. It encompasses Cabazon, White Water, Poppet Flats, and the Morongo Indian Reservation, as well District Office At Nightas the city of Banning. The San Gorgonio School District was formed in 1877 and later became the Banning Unified School District. There were 14 children enrolled when the first school opened in a one-room shack. The school moved several times and burned to the ground once before 1907 when a new stucco building was built on Williams Street and a separate high school was started. The Williams Street building is still in use as the Banning district office and administration center.

The district educates approximately 5,000 students enrolled in kindergarten through twelfth grade. Banning Unified School District has four elementary schools, one intermediate school, one middle school, one comprehensive high school, one continuation high school and one independent study school. The district is one of the largest employers in the city of Banning with approximately 570 employees.

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Banning Unified School District is a diverse community that collaborates to develop responsible, respectful, prepared students to achieve their full potential.

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Banning Unified School District's vision is to prepare, inspire, and educate

District Wide Goals
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  1. Accelerate Student Achievement
  2. Create and Sustain Organizational Management Systems
  3. Increase Parent and Community Engagement
  4. Implement a Clearly Defined, Consistent Human Resources Management System
  5. Maintain Fiscal Responsibility and Long-Term Financial Viability
  6. Sustain and Streamline Productive Relationships with the Board of Trustees
  7. Demonstrate Values-Based, Equitable and Ethical Leadership