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Message from the superintendent

I am honored to serve as the Superintendent of the Waugh School District and Principal of Corona Creek School. We serve nearly 950 students in the wonderful community of Petaluma. Our programs include two elementary schools, Meadow Elementary School and Corona Creek Elementary School, the Wallabies and Wee Wallabies Preschool Programs, and two South County Consortium classes serving students with special needs.


The District’s goal is to ensure that all students are safe and that high quality instruction is delivered daily.

We encourage you to become a partner with the Waugh School District in your child’s education by getting involved in our school system. We invite you to become a classroom volunteer, to join the PTA, to serve on a committee, to support the WISE foundation and to attend classroom, school and district sponsored functions. We want to work hand-in-hand with parents to support all students. The best way to get involved is to start. Teachers, principals and office staff members can help guide you to the many opportunities that exist.


We are working to make our website a better resource for the entire community. We hope you access the information available to you on this site and invite suggestions about how it could be enhanced or improved. 

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History of the Waugh School District

Lorenzo Waugh was born in 1808 in Greensbriar, Virginia.  He traveled west in 1851 and eventually arrived in California.  He became friends with General Vallejo and was given 320 acres of land, on which he built Bethel School.  The one-room school burned down, but was replaced with the new Waugh School building in 1925.  It then remained a rural, two-teacher school until the 1980’s.  Between 1989 and 1991, Waugh School grew from 38 students to 155 students and the site became too small for the increasing number of students.

Plans began for a new school to be built.  The new site was located on Maria Drive.  Students helped choose the name for the new school - Meadow.  Students also helped choose the school mascot, a hawk, and the school colors teal and black.  The buildings were completed in October 1991, and students and staff packed boxes and moved together to the new campus.  Saying goodbye to Waugh School was sad for many, but the beauty and practicality of Meadow School made the move worthwhile.

Corona Creek Elementary was opened during the 1997/1998 school year in order to accommodate the continued growth the community had experienced. The school district has continued to grow with enrollment increasing to well over 900 students each year.