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About This School
Contact Information (School Year 2019—20)
Last updated: 1/23/2020
School Description and Mission Statement (School Year 2019—20)
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Our school gratefully acknowledges the tremendous support we receive
from our partners, parents, and community volunteers.
La Jolla Elementary School is a California Distinguished School (2008, 2012), a California Gold Ribbon School (2016), and a National Blue Ribbon School (2016). La Jolla Elementary School has received recognition as a school of excellence due to its expert and dedicated professional staff, rigorous academic curriculum, comprehensive educa-tional program, and committed and involved parent community.
La Jolla Elementary School is a mid-size school of 575 students in grades TK–5. We have a diverse student population from within our resident boundary. Approximately 38 percent of our students in grades 3–5 are identified as gifted and talented. We host the gifted seminar program for the La Jolla cluster.
We are committed to working together toward the success of all of our students and providing them with a well-rounded program of academics, visual and performing arts (choral music, instrumental music, dance, and theater), yoga, weekly Spanish instruction, character education, and physical education. We provide a comprehensive literacy program designed to develop each child’s skills in reading, oral expression, and written language. We engage students in mathematics instruction that fosters a deep understanding of mathematical concepts and the development of mathematical reasoning skills. Our science instruction utilizes scientific experimentation and research to develop concepts. We provide engineering instruction through Lego machines and robotics units at all grades. We provide rich instruction in social studies utilizing text-books, field trips, and projects. Technology is an integral part of our instructional program and we have state-of-the-art equipment in all classrooms, including a one-to-one ratio of students to computers.
La Jolla Elementary is a beautiful, well-maintained campus with single-story classroom buildings, three playgrounds, a large recreational field, and wonderful outdoor learning areas, including garden boxes for each class.
Instruction and Curriculum
The San Diego Unified School District Board of Education has formally adopted academic standards and curriculum frameworks approved by the California State Board of Education for all subject areas. District curriculum materials, instructional strategies and supports, professional development, and student assessments are aligned with state standards and focused on ensuring that every student has access to a high-quality, rigorous, and engaging instructional program. A range of support opportunities is available for students needing additional assistance.
We provide a rigorous curriculum designed to meet the needs of our high performing students. In literacy, we provide a comprehensive program designed to develop critical literacy skills in reading and well-developed writing skills. We engage students in mathematics instruction that promotes a deep understanding of mathematical concepts and the development of mathematical reasoning skills. Our science instruction utilizes scientific experimentation and research to develop concepts. We have included engineering through Lego machines and robotics at all grades. Our work in social studies is research, field trip, and project-based. Collaborative conversation and group/partner work helps students make deeper meaning in all curricular areas. Struggling students are supported to meet standards.
Visual and Performing Arts
The Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) course of study includes standards-based sequential TK-12 pathways in dance, music, theatre, and visual arts, guided by the San Diego Unified Board-approved Strategic Arts Education Plan. The California Education Code requires the arts as part of the course of study in grades 1-12, and the arts are listed among the core subjects of a well-rounded education as defined by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA, 2015). The new California Arts Standards place emphasis on artistic literacy and mastery of 21st Century Skills – collaboration, critical thinking, creativity, and communication – essential areas for workplace success.
We are committed to working together toward the success of all of our students and providing them with a well-rounded educational program that includes visual and performing arts. Students participate in weekly choral music, instrumental music, dance, and theater classes.
Last updated: 1/23/2020
Student Enrollment by Grade Level (School Year 2018—19)
Most of the data in this SARC are from the 2017–18 school year or the two preceding years (2015–16 and 2016–17). Graduation, dropout, and fiscal data are from 2016–17. Contact information and data on facilities, curriculum and instructional materials, and certain teacher information are from the 2018–19 school year. When no year is specified, data are from the most recent year available. Data included in this SARC are consistent with State Board of Education guidelines, available at the California Department of Education website: www.cde.ca.gov/ta/ac/sa/.
|Grade Level||Number of Students|
Last updated: 1/23/2020
Student Enrollment by Student Group (School Year 2018—19)
|Student Group||Percent of Total Enrollment|
|Black or African American||0.50 %|
|American Indian or Alaska Native||0.30 %|
|Hispanic or Latino||12.20 %|
|Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander||%|
|Two or More Races||8.90 %|
|Student Group (Other)||Percent of Total Enrollment|
|Socioeconomically Disadvantaged||11.00 %|
|English Learners||4.50 %|
|Students with Disabilities||11.70 %|