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STARS: Support Teach And Reach all Students

Welcome to John L. Golden Elementary School, where children shine. We are located in the northern portion of the City of Rancho Cucamonga, in San Bernardino County, California. John L. Golden Elementary School is part of the highly respected Etiwanda School District.

Our school is named for John L. Golden, who worked for the children of Etiwanda School District for 32 years. Mr. Golden served the Etiwanda School community as a teacher, principal, Assistant Superintendent, and eventually as the Superintendent of the Etiwanda School District. Mr. Golden contributed to the philosophy of education that permeates the Etiwanda School District and Golden Elementary.

Message from the Principal

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Greetings Golden Families,

I am truly honored to introduce myself as the new principal of John L. Golden Elementary. Golden has a reputation of academic excellence and I feel fortunate to join a culture focused on student learning, a commitment to high expectations, and great community support. It is my intention to continue these important traditions that have made Golden every child’s favorite place to be!

As I make the transition to Golden, I am aware of the anticipation and eagerness that accompanies new leadership. I know that change can invoke both excitement and anxiety. It is my highest priority to get to know our students and their families, and then work collaboratively with our staff so that our school will continue to grow and thrive as we support our children.

Parents, teachers, support staff, community members and administration each have an important role in encouraging and inspiring our children to become active, life-long learners equipped for the 21st century. It is my sincere desire to provide expanded opportunities for our students to acquire the necessary skills to become productive citizens in our ever-changing world, and we all have the privilege to be part of making this happen. These are exciting times!

Thank you also for supporting our PTA with your time and membership! I encourage you all to join and volunteer. There are many opportunities to get involved, both small and large, and your support is one of the best ways to serve our students directly.
I look forward to meeting you soon! This is going to be a great year!
Best wishes,

Lisa Wildes
Lisa Wildes

Mission Statement

The staff of Golden Elementary School is dedicated to the development of all students who through problem solving experiences, physical fitness, and overall academic excellence will demonstrate the skills necessary to be productive citizens showing personal accountability and sensitivity for themselves and a global society.

John L. Golden Elementary 12400 Banyan Avenue (909) 463-9105

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Last Modified: Tuesday, Aug. 04, 2015