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About Us & Our History

Lorenzo Waugh

Lorenzo Waugh was born in 1808 in Greensbriar, Virginia. He traveled west in 1851 and eventually arrived in California. He became friends with General Vallejo and was given 320 acres of land, on which he built Bethel School. The one-room school burned down but was replaced with the new Waugh School building in 1925. It then remained a rural, two-teacher school until the 1980s. Between 1989 and 1991, Waugh School grew from 38 to 155 students, and the site needed to be bigger for the increasing number of students.

Plans began for a new school to be built. The new site was located on Maria Drive. Students helped choose the name for the new school - Meadow. Students also helped choose the school mascot, a hawk, and the school colors, teal and black. The buildings were completed in October 1991, and students and staff packed boxes and moved together to the new campus. Saying goodbye to Waugh School was sad for many, but the beauty and practicality of Meadow School made the move worthwhile.

Corona Creek Elementary was opened during the 1997/1998 school year in order to accommodate the continued growth the community had experienced. The school district has continued to grow, with enrollment increasing to well over 900 students each year.

Our Vision

Our vision is of a school community in which all members contribute to individual, family, and community lifelong learning.

Our Mission

The Waugh School District provides a safe environment where all students are given the skills, opportunity, and encouragement to prepare for a successful future as critical and creative thinkers, productive citizens, and lifelong learners.

Our Values

A safe school environment where all students feel a sense of community. Robust learning and teaching with the belief that all children can learn and will be encouraged to reach their highest potential. Respect for individual differences, oneself, and others. Personal values include honesty, integrity, responsibility, ethical behavior, cooperation, a positive outlook on life, and good citizenship. The ability to use common sense, think critically and creatively, and use ingenuity to solve problems.