Jose Antonio Vargas Elementary (under construction)

rendering of new Jose Antonio Vargas Elementary
Construction has begun on a new school, Jose Antonio Vargas Elementary, at 220 N. Whisman Road, next to the former site of Slater Elementary (currently leased to a daycare).  Building construction work began in October 2018. The school is scheduled for completion in August 2019. Field construction will take place in Summer 2019 through December 2019.

The school is named for Jose Antonio Vargas, a former Mountain View resident and a Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist who is also an immigration rights activist.

The school's mascot is the Golden Owls.
Link to Vargas logo, golden owl

To learn more about Jose Antonio Vargas Elementary's boundaries, click here.

To view a list of meetings for new families, please click here.

To view school construction status, click here



Click here for the Vargas Master Site Plan
Click here for Vargas Exterior Views


School organization resources

Your questions have answers here, Nov. 19, 2018 (incluye español)
Vargas PTA job descriptions (incluye español)
Click here for the Nov. 8, 2018 organizational meeting presentation


picture of N Whisman School groundbreaking invitation

The Board of Trustees held a groundbreaking ceremony for the new school on Thursday, April 26, 2018. 

blue thought bubble with the word school
Community members, staff members and parents in spring 2018 shared their opinions about the important attributes and contributions of a potential person/namesake for this new school, as well as the traits of its new principal through a ThoughtExchange/online conversation. Click here to view the results of this online community conversation. (En español)


For the informational postcard sent to the Slater neighborhood, click here (en español)

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