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!

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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

Please welcome Dr. Jennifer
as Ladera's new Principal!

Dr. Harrison comes from the Ontario-Montclair School District where she was a director in curriculum and instruction, overseeing Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) and Gifted and Talented Education (GATE).   She also served four years as principal of Edison Academy, a transitional kindergarten through eighth-grade GATE magnet school in Ontario.  


Dr. Harrison has worked in public education for 16 years.  She began her career as an elementary teacher in the Whittier City School District.  She then taught math and served as a middle/high school activities director in the Bellflower Unified School District.  In 2002, she joined the Orange Unified School District and worked as an elementary school math specialist/teacher, summer school principal, elementary assistant principal and high school assistant principal.

Dr. Harrison has a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts from California State University, Long Beach; a master’s degree in education administration from California State University, Dominguez Hills; and a doctorate in education (K-12 leadership) from the University of Southern California.  

Link to 4th Grade "Back to School" Videos4th

Click HERE to view the videos from Ladera's 4th grade teachers for "Back to School" Night. 


School Supply List 2015-2016  crayon

Click HERE to see the list of suggested student supplies for the upcoming school year.
School resumes on Tuesday, September 1stmouse news
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Ladera's Summer Reading Program
Keep reading over the summer to keep up valuable skills learned during the school year! With Ladera's Summer Reading Program, students can earn 1 free book for every 20 books read! Click HERE for all the details.
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