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About HUSD

About HUSD

Hilmar Unified School District is a K-12 rural school district with approximately 2277 students. We are comprised of 5 schools:

Hilmar High School
Irwin/Colony High School
Hilmar Middle School
Elim Elementary School
Merquin Elementary School.


It is the philosophy of the district that HILMAR UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT is committed to developing each student in a safe and supportive environment by providing a quality, balanced education which leads to academic and career excellence in a global society.  Our students will be respectful, well-rounded citizens who reflect community pride.


The Governing Board has established the following as Local Goals:

  1. Develop systems that prepare students to be competitive in college and careers and develop interpersonal skills to be productive, contributing citizens.
  2. Provide a broad course of study that includes services and programs that develop students’ physical, mental, social, and academic growth and school "connectedness."
  3. Develop and foster relationships with all parents and community as valued stakeholders in our educational system.
  4. Provide high levels of professional learning and collaboration to support student success.
  5. Provide relevant and interactive learning experiences where students collaborate, communicate, think critically, and use creativity to succeed in a globally-connected world.
  6. Optimize fiscal, technological, operational, and human resources to ensure all students graduate college and or career ready.