Jason Ge, Westview High School junior, won a Silver Medal for the USA at the 44th
International Chemistry Olympiad. At the competition, Jason was selected to give the
student oath in the opening ceremonies. He represented 300 chemistry students from 72
Poway Unified students continue to perform well on state tests, as indicated by the
results of the 2012 California Standards Tests (CST) recently released by the California
Department of Education. This test is administered to students in grades 2-11 throughout the
state. The California Standards Test is aligned to state content standards at each grade level
and subject area.
The Poway Unified School District (PUSD) would like to provide the following information
regarding its issuance of bonds to provide financing for school facilities projects approved by
voters in the Proposition U and Proposition C bond measures.
Dr. John Collins, Superintendent of the Poway Unified School District, was contacted by the San Diego Police Department the morning of Friday, July 20th and confirmed that James Holmes, the suspect in the Aurora Colorado shooting, is a graduate of Westview High School, Class of 2006. Since that time, we have also confirmed that he was a student at Mesa Verde Middle School, and that he did not attend elementary school in our District.
The San Diego County Grand Jury released a report on June 6, 2012, commending
everyone associated with the Poway Unified School District for significant accomplishments in
providing a quality education. The commendation states: “PUSD’s capacity to include the
students, parents, teachers, staff, administration, union, and the school board in the
commitment to provide a quality education is superb.”
On June 14, 2012, the California Department of Education released the results of the 2011 State
and Similar School Rankings for all public schools. These are not to be mistaken for the recent 2012
Spring California Standards Test (CST), given to Poway students this past May.