Welcome to Lamont School District
Welcome to the Lamont Elementary School District website. We are very proud and happy to share information with you about our district.
The Lamont Elementary School District was established in 1894 in this rural community. It has a rich heritage. Originally a small agricultural community, Lamont was populated with families from the Dust Bowl migration to California in the 1930's. The Weedpatch farm labor camp depicted in John Steinbeck's Grapes of Wrath is located 2 miles south of Lamont. Many parents in our community continue to make their living in farm labor. Lamont has remained strongly connected to its agricultural roots.
Currently our student population is 96% Hispanic with 80% of our students identified as English language learners. Ninety-six percent of the students qualify for free or reduced price lunches, and the district provides a breakfast program for all students. One third of the students in the district qualify for Migrant services. Categorical funds, including Title One, provide supplementary programs to students. After School Programs operate at all four schools, providing a safe place for students to complete homework and experience activities such as Art Smart and SPARK physical education activities.
Lamont has four schools: Alicante School (K-6), Lamont Elementary School (K-3), Myrtle Avenue School (4-6) and Mt.View Middle School (7-8). After eighth grade, Mt. View students attend Kern High School District where they continue to grow and to develop their skills. Each of our schools has an active outreach program to parents which is based on Joyce Epstein's Parent Involvement Model and includes helping parents work with their students at home to support success in school. Both Lamont and Alicante Schools offer a Dual Language Immersion Program. Students are instructed in a program based on the fifty-fifty model of dual instruction. In our GATE/FAST programs students are provided classroom instruction, as well as extended activities to support their learning. Our students have the opportunity to participate in History Day, Oral Language Festivals, Science Fairs, Spelling Bee and Honor Band.
Again, thank you for visiting our website. Please contact us if you have any questions. We look forward to sharing with you our experiences "Cultivating Academic Success."