Rowland Heights

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Rowland Heights is an unincorporated community and census-designated place of 13.1 square miles (34 km2), located in and below the Puente Hills in the San Gabriel Valley, in Los Angeles County, California. Rowland Heights has grown significantly during the 1990s. Originally built on a pig farm that covered much of modern day Rowland Heights, the Rowland Homestead was mostly orange groves until the eastward sprawl from Los Angeles spawned working-class communities and affordable housing developments then formed. As the 60 freeway was extended beyond the western boundary, the community continued growth equal to that of most communities in Southern California. Development next to the freeway, zoned for industrial investment, eventually helped to support the housing developments that continue well into the 21st century.

Los Angeles County Library locates the library branch. The library interior has 14,000 square feet (1,300 m2) of space and has approximately 134,215 book titles, 260 magazine and newspaper subscriptions, 7,004 audio recordings and 5,798 video cassettes. The Library also has resources of ethnic and non-English (Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Vietnamese) materials, local history materials, telephone directories, pamphlets and maps, microforms and CD-ROM educational materials. The community room seats approximately 80 persons.

As with most housing patterns in the Southland, pricier homes are usually found on the nearby hills, as well as with the S&S Homes built in the late 80s and 90s, while more affordable housing is located closer to the freeways. In this case, these are located near Highway 60 by the City of Industry.


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1 Rowland Elementary School Preschool - 6th Grade Public
4 Killian Elementary School Preschool - 6th Grade Public
4 Shelyn Elementary School Preschool - 6th Grade Public
4 Blandford Elementary School Preschool - 6th Grade Public
1 Jellick Elementary School Preschool - 6th Grade Public
4 Alvarado Intermediate School 7th Grade - 8th Grade Public
4 John A. Rowland High School 9th Grade - 12th Grade Public
N/A Southlands Christian Schools Preschool - 12th Grade Private/Charter
N/A Angela Preschool And Kindergarten Preschool - Kindergarten Private/Charter
N/A Quba Islamic School Kindergarten - 10th Grade Private/Charter
N/A California University High School 6th Grade - 12th Grade Private/Charter
N/A Elite Open School 5th Grade - 12th Grade Private/Charter
N/A Math For The Talented And Gifted 1St Grade - 12th Grade Private/Charter
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