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Contact Information (School Year 2019—20)
Last updated: 12/27/2019
School Description and Mission Statement (School Year 2019—20)
Charles F. Kettering Classical Elementary School is proud of its academic achievement and focus on continuous improvement. The Kettering staff gives top priority to the successful educational, emotional and social development of all our students. Kettering’s proximity to California State University at Long Beach allows a unique partnership between practitioners and teacher educators. The majority of Kettering teachers are master teachers who serve as models for student teachers, university students, LBUSD teachers, and teachers from other districts. Kettering proudly serves students from throughout the district through the School of Choice process. Kettering’s diverse population is composed of regular and special education students from preschool through grade five.
Kettering’s program was designed via input from Kettering’s school-wide committees, including the School Site Council, Site-Based Decision Making Committees, Leadership Team and Classical Elementary School Planning Team. The various groups provided input toward planning a seamless education for all students at the site. A student who begins his educational career at Kettering may proceed to Hill Classical Middle School and Wilson Classical High School. The Kettering Team is dedicated to ensuring that every student prepares for these higher levels of education by participating in a challenging curricula for all students.CHALLENGING CURRICULA: Kettering students are offered a program of academic excellence taught by highly trained teachers in partnership with the local university. The majority of Kettering teachers are master teachers who innovatively and skillfully provide instruction aligned to the State academic standards. Additionally, teachers extend the curriculum via the school’s enrichment program. The foci of the enrichment program are science, visual and performing arts and physical education. All students engage in extended instruction in these areas under the direction of grade-level teachers having expertise or special interest in the content. For example:•Fifth graders study drama production and participate in live performances throughout the year.
•Third grade students study how the physical structures of animals have adapted over the years to ensure their survival. A science lab is conducted, focusing on the different structures of bird beaks.
•All students participate in art and music lessons. Ketterings’s All Day Kindergarten program also enriches the kindergarten curriculum by extending the school day by 53 minutes each day. This extension results in the equivalent of 67 more days of instruction than a traditional kindergarten schedule.HOME-SCHOOL COMPACT: Parents commit to participating in school activities for a minimum of ten hours per year in support of their child’s educational efforts. Classroom and school wide activities and special events are held throughout the year.UNIFORM EMPHASIS: A more stringent dress code is also maintained. For families needing assistance, uniforms are provided.
MISSION: The entire Kettering team, including teachers, parents, administrators, and the community-at-large, hold high expectations for all students. Collectively we have established the following mission: Our school mission is to provide for the successful educational, emotional, and social development of all students. To accomplish this mission we do the following:
• empower students to become responsible, productive members of our competitive, global society
• hold high expectations of all of our students
• instill a lifelong love of learning and a commitment to personal excellence
• guide each student toward fifth-grade proficiency and aboveAs we work toward the achievement of our mission, we provide an environment of dignity and respect.
Last updated: 1/31/2020
Student Enrollment by Grade Level (School Year 2018—19)
|Grade Level||Number of Students|
Last updated: 12/27/2019
Student Enrollment by Student Group (School Year 2018—19)
|Student Group||Percent of Total Enrollment|
|Black or African American||9.60 %|
|American Indian or Alaska Native||0.30 %|
|Hispanic or Latino||33.90 %|
|Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander||%|
|Two or More Races||12.00 %|
|Student Group (Other)||Percent of Total Enrollment|
|Socioeconomically Disadvantaged||33.00 %|
|English Learners||8.40 %|
|Students with Disabilities||21.00 %|