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Orientation will be August 1, 2, 3, 7, 9, 10 from 9-10:30 a.m.and 1:30-3 p.m.; School starts Tuesday, August 15 at 8 a.m.

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Bell Schedule

Period 1:  8-8:50 a.m.

Period 2:  8:50-9:40 a.m.

Period 3:  9:40-10:30 a.m.

Nutrition:  10:30-10:50 a.m.

Period 4:  10:50-11:40 a.m.

Period 5:  11:40 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Lunch begins at 12:30 p.m.




Click on the CCSS image below to go to the "Preparing America's Students for Success" website. Click on "What Parents Should Know" and then watch the 3 minute Common Core video.


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Click on the highlighted link to view the Secondary Master Plan Instruction Video in English.


Click on the highlighted link to view the Secondary Master Plan Instruction Video in Spanish. 


Click on the highlighted link to view the EL Secondary Brochure in English.


Click on the highlighted link to view the EL Secondary Brochure in Spanish. 


"Welcome To Duke Ellington High School!"

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Welcome Duke Ellington Family!


On behalf of all our staff, I welcome you to the 2016-2017 school year! I am humbled and honored to be the principal at Duke Ellington High School. It has been a pleasure to meet and get to know the kids, parents and families that make up this wonderful community. I am especially pleased to be part of a faculty and staff committed to providing the best possible education for every child in a safe, nurturing environment.


High school is an incredible adventure, filled with wonderful experiences and memories that will last a lifetime. My staff and I realize that is an adventure we all must navigate together and we are thrilled that you have decided to entrust your child’s educational future with us. Our shared goal is to create an environment where our students can flourish as both scholars and as productive members of the community – and we realize that helping our students earn a high school diploma is an important part of reaching this goal.


In that effort, every staff member has been working hard to prepare for the new year, setting very high expectations and making plans to guarantee that every student at Independence has the tools necessary to recover credits and earn their diploma. We are prepared to offer more time and support to every student that needs it. To do this, we will utilize every available minute of our day to enrich your child’s learning. We have implemented an intervention program to support classroom instruction, we will send home flyers to keep you informed of our activities, and offer a web page with classroom, school, and district information, news, and links. We ask in return for your support and participation in this effort by sending your child to school every day, encouraging your child to attend our afternoon intervention programs, and asking your child to share what they accomplished at school each day.


The importance of our parent commitment to Independence is crucial to our success and can be realized through involvement in school committees and activities. Your input is an important part of the self evaluation and improvement process and is a key component of our School Site Council (SSC) and our English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC) membership. Your volunteerism will be spent with our staff, working in these committees to improve the quality of education we provide our students and to make sure that we remain responsive to your ideas and concerns. Your continued interest and support is appreciated and we look forward to working closely with you this school year: this truly is a community committed to the success of its students. Together we will continue to build upon the positive school culture and advocate for the diversity and unique needs, talents, and gifts of each of our students.




Cecil Mc Linn, Principal

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Duke Ellington High School is currently on a six-year accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

Duke Ellington Staff

Brunot, Ms.
Camarena, Mrs.
Glenn, Ms.
Haqq, Ms.
Mc Linn, Mr. Cecil
Mc Neal, Mrs.
Wilson, Mr.