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School Vision

Hillery T. Broadous Elementary will successfully prepare all students to have the knowledge, skills, and character necessary to be Ready for the World.

School Mission

Hillery T. Broadous Elementary is committed to serving all students. Working with our parents and community, we will ensure that all students excel academically, socially, and emotionally, in a safe and supportive atmosphere of mutual respect and cooperation.


Hillery T. Broadous

Hillery T. Broadous was born on January 5, 1912 in Texarkana, Miller County, Arkansas. H.T. came from a family of preachers, born and reared in the home of a Baptist Preacher. He and his family have been residents of Pacoima more than 32 years. He has been intensively active in PTA groups, other school programs, and community affairs. H.T. helped organize and served on the Board of the Fair Housing Council of the San Fernando Valley, a project to pull together Federal Programs for the San Fernando Valley. He also helped organize the San Fernando Valley Interfaith Center Council. He was also the founder and pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church of Pacoima.

In 1960, he led a community group in getting the City Parks and Recreation to purchase the park site at Filmore and Dronfield. In 1965 he led a community group in getting the park partially developed, when the Department of Parks and Recreation said emphatically that there were no funds available. Pastor Broadous was instrumental in getting Parks and Recreation to find more than $60,000 to develop the park. Also in 1965, during the Watts Riot, he led the community in an effort to keep down the attempted riots in Pacoima, which resulted in only a minimum amount of destruction.

He has to his credit two Baptist Churches which he organized and built. Mt. Zion, Lucerne Valley, California, where he was Pastor Emeritus at Calvary Baptist Church in Pacoima.

H.T was married to Mrs. Rosa Lee (Thompson) Broadous. To this union 11 children were born. They all grew up in Pacoima. H.T was known throughout California and the Southwest for his leadership and support of the Black Community and many civic and educational causes.


Hillery T. Broadous
Source: CSUN Digital Collections
Hillery T. Broadous

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