Message From The Superintendent

Welcome to the Etiwanda School District! 

On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I am proud to welcome you to our district where each day we work together to reach our goal of “Excellence in Education.”  Thank you for visiting our district website.  The website contains many valuable resources for parents, students, staff and the community. 

The Etiwanda School District was founded in 1883 and covers the western portion of the city of Fontana and the eastern portion of the city of Rancho Cucamonga.  The district provides an outstanding instructional program for over 14,000 students in grades TK through eight at seventeen schools in the district. 

Since the district’s inception in 1883, proud traditions have been established which are the key to the success of our students.  These traditions include high levels of academic achievement for all students, a high quality teaching and support staff, strong levels of parent participation in our schools and recognition of the value of the diversity in our community.  The district has built on the foundation of these traditions to include a strong instructional technology program, a state-of-the art professional development program to keep teachers and staff abreast of current instructional practices.

I encourage you to review the Etiwanda School District belief statements, vision statement and mission statement to get a sense of what our district is all about, and what we hope to achieve in the future.  Have a great school year!

With warm regards, 

Shawn Judson, Ed.D

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Superintendent Judson

Dr. Shawn Judson has served as the Superintendent of the Etiwanda School District since 2002. Dr. Judson was first hired as a teacher in Etiwanda in 1987, the year the District opened its third school, Windrows Elementary. While serving as principal at West Heritage Elementary School in 1993, the school was honored as the District’s first California Distinguished School. Dr. Judson served as Administrator of Personnel prior to being appointed as superintendent.

A visible and dedicated leader, Dr. Judson has a strong commitment to the academic achievement of all students. Throughout the school year he visits classrooms, schools and extra-curricular programs. He volunteers in one classroom each year to learn first-hand about the instructional programs in the District. Dr. Judson is an active member of the Etiwanda Excellence in Education (E3) Foundation which provides support for all schools district-wide.

Dr. Judson received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies and a Master of Arts Degree in Education from Cal Poly Pomona. He earned a doctoral degree in Organizational Leadership from the University of LaVerne. 

A resident of the Etiwanda community since 1987, Dr. Judson is an active community member and volunteer, serving as a Cub Scout leader, soccer referee and ministry leader at his church. Dr. Judson and his wife, Bernadine, a teacher at Etiwanda High School, have four sons and one daughter, all of whom received an outstanding education in the Etiwanda School District. 

Dr. Judson strives to maintain the District’s long-standing tradition of ‘Excellence in Education’ and to preserve the ‘family’ culture of the District. He believes that everyone shares in the role of student achievement and that the many accomplishments of the Etiwanda School District are the result of doing things the ‘Etiwanda Way’ with students, parents, support staff, teachers, administrators and community all working together towards the common goal of growth and success for all our students.