The mission of Pacific Union School is to educate our students to become lifelong learners who will contribute productively to the world they inherit. Pacific Union addresses the diverse needs of all students. In alliance with the community, Pacific Union’s highly qualified staff provides a safe and healthy environment where students experience opportunities to become positive and successful citizens.

We believe:

  1. In maintaining a highly qualified, dedicated staff that is positive role models for our students.

  2. In surrounding our students with positive influences and a healthy, safe, and caring environment.

  3. In supporting and celebrating diversity and showing mutual respect for one another.

  4. There are many successful ways of teaching and learning, and all student will be given opportunities to be successful.

  5. In supporting students’ opportunities to learn in our local and natural environment.

  6. In supporting the involvement of the school’s families and the greater community in the school’s activities.

  7. Students learn from exploration experiences and will be given opportunities to exchange ideas in their educational programs and environmental surroundings.

  8. In supporting strong relationships between home and school.

  9. The school has a responsibility tothe greater community and should serve as an essential community center.

  10. All students have value and education is an important step to their future.

The District

Pacific Union School is an elementary school including grades kindergarten through eight in the Pacific Union School District serving children in the community of Arcata which includes the areas of Pacific Manor, Vassaide Estates, Valley West, West End Road,North Bank Road and Hunts Drive. School enrollment is currently 478.

Pacific Union has an outstanding staff consisting of 20 regular education teachers that include teachers who specialize in math, science, language arts, and history in the 7/8th grades, one speech specialist, one counselor, two special education teachers, one English Learner teacher, one library technician,one part time nurse, one music teacher, one counselor, 20 classroom assistants and two administrators. 100 percent of our teaching staff have taken advanced college classes and participated in professional growth workshops.

Included in our district is Trillium Elementary Charter School with K-5 classrooms. This small school setting has 40 students.

Pacific Union’s LEA Plan

Pacific Union School District’s Local Education Agency Plan is a large PDF file with a description of our 5 year plan for student achievement and success. Also attached is our Single Plan for Student Achievement developed with School Site Council members reflecting our student academic and school climate plans.