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Welcome to our school! We believe that parent/guardian participation is key to student success; our new website is designed to provide parents with all the information they need to be active participants in their student’s education. You will find that the site works just as well on mobile devices as it does on a desktop so you can find information on the go.
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Superintendent’s Message

Welcome to the Anderson Valley Unified School District, the proud home of the Panthers. Anderson Valley welcomes students from preschool through 12th grade and beyond in a two campus system nestled in the heart of one of the most beautiful valleys in Mendocino County.

Our district features small classes and committed families and staff partnering to create educational opportunities for our students.  The local Anderson Valley Education Foundation is an integral part of our students' experience providing funding for incredible internships, travel, and field trip events and $300,000 in LOCAL scholarships shared by a senior graduating class of 20-40 students.  That doesn't happen in other places...  Join us and see all that your student can be...We welcome transfers.

A $13 million dollar bond was recently passed and construction plans are currently in review with construction expected to occur in phases in Fall 2023 and Summer 2024.
We look forward to serving you!
Louise Simson

News & Announcements

Students Travel to Puerto Rico


Under the direction of Miss Cook and chaperones, students enjoyed an amazing experiential learning trip in Puerto Rico during Spring Break generously supported by The Anderson Valley Education Foundation and other generous donors!
Student Coordinator Photo


Congratulations to Anahi Anguiano and Marissa Alvarez on their stunning Senior Project created in collaboration with CHP, Anderson Valley Fire and Ambulance, CALSTAR, Lucky Deuce and numerous other life/safety agencies!
Mendo Lake Speech Contest

Mendo Lake FFA Speech Competition!

Anderson Vally FFA had a great day at the Mendo-Lake FFA Section Speaking Contests at Me docino College.
Adolfo placed 5th in the Spanish Creed Speaking Contest! Anthony Fashauer placed 5th in Prepared Public Speaking! Emilia Bennett placed 4th in the Job Interview Contest! Zoe Bennett placed 2nd in English Creed Speaking Contest! Both Emilia and Zoe will be moving on to the North Coast Regional Contests in early March!
Congratulations everyone!
Winter Camp Dance

Winter Camp at AVES

Students attending the four-day session enjoyed winter-themed academics, gingerbread making, soccer camp, science and math activities, and much more!  The free camps offered additional after care at no charge to the families.
Sweet Tamale Making

Preschool Makes Sweet Tamales

Students created a special dinner of sweet tamales and hot chocolate to celebrate with their families during a magical holiday evening event of crafts and love! More than 20 families attended with their little ones! Thank you teachers Anita and Lupita!
Family Art Night!


Almost 100 people enjoyed a tasty tamale dinner and an art lesson led by Cathleen Micheaels for a festive evening of Dia de los Muertos paper marigold and heart garlands! A great evening was enjoyed by all! Next event this Spring.
Homecoming King and Queen

Homecoming Events!

Congratulations to Lucy Espinoza and Sammy Guerrero our homecoming Queen and King and the spectacular homecoming sporting efforts by AV Volleyball, Soccer and Football! What a week to remember!
Rodeo Rider


AVHS student Natalie Marcum placed 2nd in the locals' Barrel Race at the Mendocino County Fair rodeo. Way to go!
FFA Leadership Conference

FFA Leadership Conference

FFA Leader Beth Swehla and the FFA Officers attended a fantastic 2 day Chapter Officer Leadership Conference at SRJC's Shone Farm. It was put on by the North Coast Regional Officers and the CA State FFA Officers. AV officers along with about 300 other chapter officers in the region participated in a variety of workshops. They came away stronger as a team with new ideas and excitement. They saw old friends and made lots of new friends. They also explored the Shone Farm seeing all the possibilities there.