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About This School
Contact Information (School Year 2018—19)
Last updated: 12/12/2018
School Description and Mission Statement (School Year 2018—19)
Adams Elementary School, recently recognized as a 2018 California Distinguished School and 2018 National ESEA Distinguished School, is located adjacent to the Santa Barbara Golf Club and the Earl Warren Showgrounds on an 8.5 acre site. Adams Elementary School enjoys a beautiful and safe campus. The school opened its doors in the fall of 1954 with 14 regular classrooms, an administrative wing, a large multipurpose building and a playground. Today there are 30 regular education classrooms, two special education classrooms, state of the art library, art and music classrooms, STEM lab, and a large Child Development Program. Additionally there is one state pre-school classroom. Adams School is rich in ethnic and linguistic diversity. It draws students from a large enrollment area of Santa Barbara County.
The school's enrollment is approximately 605 students. Adams School has a rich GATE cluster program in 3-6th grade. Adams has the only authentic public Montessori program in Santa Barbara County that offers a challenging setting for approximately 55 students. The Montessori program consists of a 1-3rd grade classroom and a 4-6th grade classroom, with teachers that hold both a California teaching credential and a Montessori teaching credential. There is also a fine arts program, including vocal and instrumental music, as well as art and ceramics. Adams has a full time physical education specialist, computer support specialist, library technician, as well as a robust STEAM lab that fosters creativity and innovation. There are three after school programs that serve approximately 170 students, providing academic support and enrichment activities (A-OK!, RAP and Child Development). The Adam’s learning environment offers a balance of academic rigor and unique opportunities to nurture the whole child. Instruction of the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts, Mathematics, and Science as well as music, art, technology and physical education is provided for all students in grades TK through 6. The Adams School faculty regularly participate in professional development opportunities to stay current with best practices on instructional strategies. Professional Learning Community meetings are held weekly to analyze student data and plan for intervention and enrichment.
Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) strategies are implemented by all staff in the use of ROAR cards to motivate and celebrate students making Responsible, Organized, Academic, and Respectful choices. The Restorative Approach is also used to resolve conflict and support healthy relationships. Weekly Friday Flag Assemblies bring the entire school community together, including parents, staff, and students of all grades, which provide opportunities to celebrate individuals as well as highlight upcoming events. The standards for behavior are made clear to teachers, parents and students each year, and all staff members consistently enforce the school-wide behavior plan which includes a posted PBIS matrix in every room on campus. Special programs include an after school enrichment programs, Student Council, ELAC and SSC, social skills groups, and parent education programs.
Adams’ strong PTA and English Learner Advisory Committees coordinate many family events and activities throughout the school year to foster a community spirit. There is also strong support from business partners, including the Rotary North, Westmont College, University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB), Santa Barbara City College (SBCC), Santa Barbara Bank and Trust, Samarkand Retirement Home, and the Earl Warren Showgrounds.
Adams Elementary School is committed to achieving academic excellence through the following:
- Scholars for Life
Last updated: 1/9/2019
Student Enrollment by Grade Level (School Year 2017—18)
|Grade Level||Number of Students|
Last updated: 12/18/2018
Student Enrollment by Student Group (School Year 2017—18)
|Student Group||Percent of Total Enrollment|
|Black or African American||1.2 %|
|American Indian or Alaska Native||%|
|Hispanic or Latino||71.9 %|
|Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander||%|
|Two or More Races||0.7 %|
|Student Group (Other)||Percent of Total Enrollment|
|Socioeconomically Disadvantaged||62.3 %|
|English Learners||33.8 %|
|Students with Disabilities||7.8 %|