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About Us

Welcome to Juan Pacifico Ontiveros Elementary School, where our goal is to help every student be successful. Our staff, students, parents, and community members work together to ensure that every student is able to learn in a safe and caring environment. We value diversity and treat one another with respect and dignity as we promote equity. Our school motto is "Learning as We Soar Toward the Future."

At Ontiveros, collaboration among our staff is what makes our school special. Everyone is supported in their efforts to create, modify, and implement curriculum that will enable all students to learn. We are a true learning community. At Ontiveros, students participate in a broad-based curriculum, which includes integrated language arts, mathematics, science, history/social science, visual and performing arts, physical education, and health. High expectations for standards-based learning reflect a schoolwide belief that all students can achieve. One of our primary focuses has been to integrate technology across all of our grade levels. Students in kindergarten and first grade have one to one access to iPads that they use throughout their day as part of small group instruction. Students in second through sixth grade have one to one access to Chromebooks that they use for learning and assessments throughout the day.

Mission Statement
Our mission is to ensure that all students learn by creating a community that focuses on student
learning, by working collaboratively and holding ourselves accountable for results. 

School Profile
Ontiveros Elementary School is located in the northwestern region of Santa Maria and serves students in grades transitional kindergarten through six. At the beginning of the 2018-19 school year, 1002 students were enrolled, including 7.9% in special education, 64.7% qualifying for English Language Learner support, and 88.8% qualifying for free or reduced price lunch.

Gayle Vyenielo

Jeremy Hawke
Assistant Principal

Theresa Sanchez
Office Manager

Mary Jimenez
Office Clerk

Guadalupe Lopez
Community Liaison

Yolanda Carbajal
Project Office

Mercedes Eisner
Health Assistant

Laura Ross

Nancy Whelan
Computer Lab

Rowena Lara
Cafeteria Manager

State Pre-School