Quality of Life

Hesperia Living
Adorned by the San Bernardino and San Gabriel mountain ranges, Hesperia was named the “star of the west” more than 100 years ago. Hesperia offers the best of the Southern California lifestyle at a price that families can afford. Clean air, over 350 days of sunshine, and deep blue skies entice businesses and residents to Hesperia.

Public Safety

Police protection is provided by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, administered by a captain and staffed by a lieutenant, seven sergeants, five detectives, eight sheriff service specialists, one secretary, eight office specialists, one administrative aid, 27 patrol cars, ten unmarked vehicles, two patrol motorcycles, six off-highway motorcycles, seven 4x4 sheriff service specialist units, and 42 deputies. Contact: Hesperia Police Department- (760) 947-1500

Fire Protection for the City of Hesperia is provided by the San Bernardino County Fire Department through a contractual agreement. The County Fire Department is a full service department, providing to the community; fire suppression, fire prevention and planning, disaster preparedness, hazardous materials management and emergency medical services. The department is 59 members strong and includes two battalion chiefs, two prevention officers, and four clerical staff.

Equipment includes one 75’ paramedic aerial truck, five paramedic engines (two wild land), one water tender, and four paramedic ambulances operating from one station of seven personnel, two stations of five personnel and one unmanned (reserve) station that also serves as the City’s hazardous disposal facility. The fire department headquarters for the City of Hesperia is located at 17288 Olive Street and can be contacted at (760) 947-8023.

Health
Hesperia has access to three medical centers with a total of 384 beds and 400 physicians in its surrounding areas. Both air and ground ambulance service are available twenty-four hours a day.

Education

The Hesperia Unified School District encompasses twelve elementary schools, three choice schools, four charter schools, three middle schools, and six high schools.

Hesperia Elementary, Middle, and High School Rankings
  • The State Rank is determined by a school's API Score in comparison to all other schools in California. (1- worst, 10- best).
  • The API Score is between 200 and 1000 that reflects a school's performance on statewide student assessments 2013.
  • Ratings are based on the CA Department of Education's 2013 Academic Performance Index (API), updated May, 2014.

School
Grades
State Ranking
API Score
Carmel Elementary
K-6
4
774
Cottonwood Elementary
K-6
4
782
Cypress School of the Arts
K-6
6
828
Eucalyptus Elementary
K-6
2
736
Hollyvale Elementary
K-6
2
731
Joshua Circle Elementary
K-6
3
753
Juniper Elementary
K-6
7
841
Kingston Elementary
K-6
3
761
Krystal School of Science, Math, & Technology
K-6
9
900
Lime Street Elementary
P-6
2
743
Maple Elementary
K-6
3
757
Mesa Grande Elementary
K-6
4
779
Mesquite Trails Elementary
K-6
6
827
Mission Crest Elementary
K-6
3
752
Topaz Preparatory Academy
K-8
6
814
LaVerne Preparatory Academy (charter school)
K-8
10
917
Pathways to College (charter school)
K-8
2
724
Cedar Middle
7-8
3
739
Hesperia Junior High
7-8
2
712
Ranchero Middle
7-8
4
755
Encore School for the Performing & Visual Arts
7-12
7
793
Mirus Secondary (charter school)
7-12
N/A
572
Hesperia High
9-12
4
724
Oak Hills
9-12
6
762
Sultana High
9-12
6
771
Summit Leadership Academy (charter school)
9-12
4
721
Hesperia Christian School (private school)
P-12
N/A
N/A
New Life Christian Academy (private school)
P-6
N/A
N/A

Hesperia High School Graduate Statistics 2011-2012
School
Grade
Drop-out % Rate
Graduation % Rate
Encore School for the Performing & Visual Arts
7-12
15.30
81.82
Mirus Secondary (charter school)
7-12
14.00
39.53
Hesperia High
9-12
9.00
89.57
Oak Hills
9-12
4.20
93.53
Sultana High
9-12
6.10
91.70
Summit Leadership Academy (charter school)
9-12
13.60
81.36
District Wide Average
9-12
11.10
78.87
State Wide Average
9-12
13.10
78.87



California Baptist University, Brandman University (formerly Chapman University) (5 miles), Azusa Pacific University (5 miles), Victor Valley Community College (7 miles), University of La Verne (7 miles), Barstow Community College (30 miles), California State University San Bernardino (30 miles), University of Redlands (40 miles), University of Phoenix (40 miles), and Loma Linda University (40 miles). Most offer adult learner evening classes.

Universities
California State University, San Bernardino
University of California, Riverside
Brandman University
University of Redlands
Loma Linda University
California Baptist University
Azusa Pacific University
University of La Verne

Colleges
Barstow College
Riverside Community College
Chaffey College
San Bernardino Valley College
Citrus College
San Joaquin Valley College
Crafton Hills College
Summit Career College
Platt College
Victor Valley College


Technical Schools

Aero Tech Academy
ITT Technical Institute, San Bernardino
 Bridges Beauty College
International Air Academy
California Computer School
 Skyway Trucking School
Concorde Career Institute



Workforce Training Programs

County of San Bernardino Department of Workforce Development
Staff recruitment assistance at no cost, funds available to train new employees, labor market information, prescreened qualified applicants, access to a large labor pool, facilities available for recruitments, layoff prevention services, and free human resources hotline (1-800-399-5331)

Employment Development Department
EDD Provides a comprehensive range of employment and training services in partnership with state and local agencies and organizations through the America’s Job Center of California (AJCC). Services available at no cost to assist in finding qualified and skilled workers through CalJOBS , assistance with job fairs/events, facilities and scheduling services to screen and interview applicants, and tax credit incentives. EDD will prepare up-to-date statistical information, demographics, and analyses impacting the State’s business climate.

San Bernardino Employment & Training Agency (SBETA)
Assist job seekers and businesses with their employment needs. The SBETA has long created workforce solutions for the areas employers and individuals through public and private partnerships. They provide cost-effective, quality programs and services that promote self-sufficiency and address the current and long-term needs of the areas employers. This is accomplished through partnerships and comprehensive employment resources.

Goodwill
With Goodwill’s customized placement services, your company gains access to well screened and trained employees, qualified for everything from entry-level to middle management positions. Goodwill provides customized recruitment, skills assessment, on-the-job-training programs, layoff aversions and more, all at no or little cost to your organization. Recruitment solutions will match you with qualified candidates cultivated from among the tens of thousands of job seekers we assist annually. Many of these applicants have received career guidance and skills training to increase their on-the-job performance and retention. Our Services include; needs assessments, job postings, resume review & applicant screening, meeting space, on-site recruitment events, and tax/hiring refund assistance.


Resources
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