Ontario Community Information

Education

Ontario's student population is served by the schools of the Ontario-Montclair School District, a public district. Students are zoned to 25 elementary schools, six middle schools, and five high schools. Parents also have the option of sending their children to private/parochial schools as well as two private military schools. For higher education, Ontario students have the choice of attending the University of La Verne College of Law, Chaffey College-Ontario Campus, National University, or Chapman University's satellite campus.

Local Economy & Job Market

During Ontario's early history, the city's economy flourished as a health resort and due to the area's rocky soil, it was considered the perfect area for planting citrus fruits, grapes and olives. In fact, one of the oldest historical sites in Ontario is the Graber Olive House, the oldest olive packer in the country.

Present day Ontario's economy is bolstered primarily by the manufacturing industry with one of the most notable corporations in the area being the flashlight company, Maglite. Service industries and warehousing also serve as Ontario's economic strongholds.

The top employers in Ontario include: LA/Ontario International Airport; United Parcel Service (UPS); Pro's Ranch Markets; the City of Ontario; U.S. Merchants, among others. Ontario is also the home of Sheikh Shoes, Famous Stars and Straps, and Phoenix Motorcars.

Parks and Recreation

Ontario has a vast amount of parks and recreational facilities to accommodate the city's 173,000-plus residents, encouraging everyone to come out and play! There are over a dozen parks and open spaces, seven community centers, the Ontario Motor Speed Way Park, soccer and baseball fields, as well as half a dozen park land operated by the city but not city owned. The city's Parks and Recreation Department does a fantastic job keeping residents busy by offering a variety of youth and adult sports leagues, classes, special interests clubs and yearly special events.