Welcome to Ladera Elementary

Welcome to Ladera Elementary, a California Distinguished School and home of the Leopards. Our mission is "Creating a positive learning environment with high expectations for all". We are very proud of our instructional programs, our safe, positive school environment, and the excellent progress demonstrated by our Ladera students. GO LEOPARDS!

Awards & Accolades

Ladera Named 2014 California Distinguished School


Ladera Named as Honor Roll School

Ladera Elementary has been selected as a 2013 Honor Roll school by the California Business for Education Excellence (CBEE) Foundation. Ladera has been recognized for demonstrating consistent high student academic achievement. The Honor Roll schools are consistently raising student achievement and have made significant progress toward closing the achievement gap among all students. They are recognized not only for their accomplishments, but so that other schools can learn and replicate the best practices of Honor Roll schools.  Click HERE for more information.

 Honor Roll Star
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Ladera Elementary School News

Barnes & Noble Book Fair

Ladera's Annual Barnes & Noble Book Fair is scheduled for December 11th (Thursday) in The Marketplace. In-store purchases made using the Ladera book fair ID# will earn credit for the Ladera Library. Read-aloud events with Ladera teachers will also take place in-store that day, and a flyer will be sent home soon with the read-aloud schedule. We will also receive a portion of proceeds from online purchases made from December 12th-19th using the Ladera book fair ID# (Marketplace location only). Look out for more information coming home soon in friday folders!

Holiday Family Movie Night
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Please join us on Friday, December 12th, from 6:00-8:00pm for a fun night with the whole family! Cozy up with us in your favorite pair of pajamas and a warm cup of cocoa, as we kick off the holiday season with special movie presentation "The Rise of the Guardians".

Can Castle Food Drive Can Food Drive
From now until December 12th, the Student Council is collecting donated items for the Can Castle Food Drive. Students will build a "castle" outside their classrooms using the collected items. The classroom with the largest castle will win a special prize. Please consider bringing in some much-needed items for the food drive, such as: canned meats, soups, fruits & vegetables, pasta, macaroni & cheese, rice, beans, and peanut butter (please, NO glass or expired items). All items collected will be donated to the Second Harvest Food Bank.
Communities for a Cause
We are excited to announce our partnership with Communities for Cause, a FREE smartphone app that makes it easy to support Ladera PTO at local merchants. It's easy to do - no coupons or discount cards to remember! Simply download the Communities for Cause App on your iPhone or Android, and select our school as the beneficiary, and show the app when you dine or shop at a participating merchant. The merchant will make a donation to our school PTO based on a percentage of sales.  To see a partial list of merchants, see below or click HERE. To visit Ladera's CfC profile page, click HERE.