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Simi Valley in Ventura County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Simi Elementary School

and Bungalows

 
 
Simi Elementary School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, July 10, 2020
1. Simi Elementary School Marker
Inscription.  
These are Simi Valley's only school buildings of any significant age.

Simi School District was formed in 1889, and school was held in one of the colony houses, while the new building was built and furnished for $3000.

In 1902, Santa Susana School District was formed and a one-room school was built, followed by a red brick school in 1917. By the 1920's, the districts were unified, "Community Center” was formed, and Simi Valley High School built.

This school was opened in 1926. Lumber from the old Simi School was used in the bungalows at the south end of the school grounds.
 
Erected 1990 by County of Ventura. (Marker Number 139.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the California, Ventura County Historical Landmarks series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1889.
 
Location. 34° 16.211′ N, 118° 44.313′ W. Marker is in Simi Valley, California, in Ventura County. Marker
Simi Elementary School Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, July 10, 2020
2. Simi Elementary School Marker
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is on School Street just west of Deodora Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2956 School Street, Simi Valley CA 93065, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Heritage Oak (approx. 1.2 miles away); Grandma Prisbrey's Bottle Village (approx. 2 miles away); In Memory of Those Who Perished (approx. 2˝ miles away); Simi Adobe (approx. 3.6 miles away); El Rancho Simi (approx. 3.6 miles away); Rocketdyne Santa Susana Field Laboratory (approx. 4.3 miles away); Santa Susana Railroad Depot (approx. 4˝ miles away); Ronald Wilson Reagan (approx. 4.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Simi Valley.
 
Regarding Simi Elementary School. The school closed in 2014 due to low enrollment and the high cost to earthquake-proof the old buildings. Part of the property is now used as school maintenance and transportation facilities.
 
Simi Elementary School image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, July 10, 2020
3. Simi Elementary School
Bungalow image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, July 10, 2020
4. Bungalow
One of two bungalows facing Deodora Street.
Elephant Rock image. Click for full size.
By Craig Baker, July 10, 2020
5. Elephant Rock
Located in nearby Sycamore Park, it was once a Chumash campsite, and a popular picnicking spot for Simi Valley pioneer families. Ventura County Historical Landmark No. 136, designated in 1991.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 30, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 10, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. This page has been viewed 52 times since then and 7 times this year. Last updated on April 29, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 10, 2020, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California.   5. submitted on April 29, 2021, by Craig Baker of Sylmar, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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