From Mr. David Ortiz:
La Colina Junior High School opened in September 1959 and is located on a beautiful campus set back from Foothill Road near the San Marcos Pass highway, with views of the mountains. The staff includes over 50 regular education teachers, three special education teachers, two counselors, one school psychologist, one health assistant, one librarian, one library assistant, two full-time administrators and one part-time administrator. Support staff includes four office personnel, five grounds and building maintenance staff, four food service workers and eight special education teaching assistants.
The school became a two-year junior high in 1981, dropping enrollment from 1,100 to 650. Grades seven and eight are now on campus with an enrollment of approximately 850 students. The campus is shared with the Open Alternative School. Campus meetings are held quarterly to maintain an effective and efficient campus.
It is the vision of the La Colina Junior High School community that everyone associated with the school including students, parents/guardians, and staff dedicate themselves to the goal that all students will achieve proficiency or higher with respect to the California Common Core Content Standards. Also, that this achievement will occur in a culture that promotes equity, access, relevance, rigor, and positive relationships. All human and material resources of La Colina Junior High School will be dedicated to these purposes.