West Hills

West Hills Juvenile Hall Community School (WHJHCS) is a WASC accredited program housed inside the Mendocino County Juvenile Hall that is intended for students in grades 7-12 that are detained in the Mendocino County Juvenile Probation Department.  

Program Information

  • Students attend school in the classroom and are provided with all academic materials that are required, including access to technology.
  • Students have access to a full curriculum including Art and College Career Readiness.
  • Students are assessed monthly in Reading and Mathematics through our Renaissance Learning assessment program.  
  • Students receive services from a resource teacher, school psychologist and the school counselor. 
  • Students earn credits/grades dependent upon attendance in class, academic progress, work completion and length of time enrolled. 
  • Students enrolled in this program from 1-19 days are dual enrolled with their district of residence and WHJHCS.  
  • Students that remain in the program over 19 days are fully enrolled in WHJHCS.  
  • Students usually matriculate back to their district of residence or  MCCS.

If you have any questions regarding this program, please reach out to the WHJHCS Admin Secretary/Registrar, Leah Nidros, at (707) 901-9055

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518 Low Gap Rd.
Ukiah, CA 95482
(707) 901-9055


Honor all students. We support our students by delivering a relevant and rigorous education to meet the terms of their expulsion, probation, and/or SARB contracts so they may successfully return to their home district.


It is our vision to prepare students so that they re-enter their home district as successful students and citizens.

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Tania Fernandez

Director- Alternative Education

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Leah Nidros

Administrative Secretary II- Registrar

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Juan Orozco

Instructional Paraprofessional

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Michael Nemeth

School Counselor