Our school originally opened as a Long Valley School in 1871 serving students living in Doyle, California. The building was destroyed by a fire in 1946 and soon after reopened. In 1968, the school moved to a new building, which is its current location.

Long Valley School underwent a conversion to a charter school in 2000 with the support of community, staff members and the families it serves. In 2010, at the time of renewal, Long Valley Charter School became sponsored by the State Board of Education.

We are a public school with charter school status.  What does that mean? 
Learn more by visiting www.publiccharters.org

Our "Charter" or agreement with our sponsor, the State Board of Education provides detailed information about our philosophy, educational program and much more.
Learn more by viewing our Charter.


It is our privilege, as an educational community, to help each child achieve his/her highest potential, to provide opportunities for self-discovery, and to prepare students for the challenges of a rapidly changing world.


The mission of Long Valley Charter School is to equip its students with the knowledge and skills to be successful, responsible and intelligent participants of a global society. It is our goal to provide an educational foundation that includes mastery of academic content, independent thinking, creativity, critical thinking, communication and collaboration; thus, to best prepare students for a future yet to be imagined. 


Each student who attends Long Valley Charter School does so on a voluntary basis, and the program appeals to all people. The Long Valley Charter School implemented a student and employee recruitment strategy that included, but is not limited to the following elements to ensure a racial and ethnic balance that is reflective of the general population residing within the territorial jurisdiction of the District:
  • Promotional and informational materials that appeal to all of the various and ethnic groups represented in the district.
  • Development of the above materials in languages other than English to appeal to populations with limited English proficiency.
  • The service of Spanish speaking staff, when available, to facilitate communication for limited English proficient parents and community members.
  • Implementation of a translating program to convert English to Spanish for the purpose of written Charter School communication.
The outreach plan will be regularly reviewed and revised as necessary to ensure racial and ethnic balance.