Welcome to Ladera Elementary

Welcome to Ladera Elementary, a California Gold Ribbon 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

2016 California Gold Ribbon School
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The Gold Ribbon Awards recognize California schools that have made gains in implementing the academic content and performance standards adopted by the State Board of Education. These include the California Standards for English Language Arts and Mathematics, California English Language Development Standards, and Next Generation Science Standards. 
2014 California Distinguished School
The California Distinguished Schools Program honors California's most exemplary and inspiring public schools. Schools selected for the Distinguished School Award demonstrate significant gains in narrowing the achievement gap. Approximately five percent of California schools are awarded this honor each year following a rigorous selection process.  
2013 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. 
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Ladera Elementary School News

The Book Fair is HERE!
Come join us for the Scholastic Book Fair from Monday, May 22nd through Friday, May 26th in the Ladera Library! A percentage of all sales goes towards the purchase of new books and materials for the library. Click HERE to view the schedule. We are still in need of a few volunteers to assist with the Book Fair. Please click HERE to sign-up. We look forward to seeing you there!
Book Fair Grams
Stop by the Scholastic Book Fair in the Ladera Library between May 22nd through May 24th and celebrate your special student with a Book Gram note for just $1, which includes a pencil & an "I Love Reading" button.  
Celebration of Learning
We hope you can join us on Thursday, May 25th, for Ladera's Celebration of Learning (formerly known as Open House). We have been doing so many amazing things and we can't wait to share with you, especially our Future Ready Lab. We hope you can come and check it out for yourselves! Click HERE to see the schedule. 
School Supply Orders for Next School Yearsupply
Now is the time to purchase your child's back to school supply kit from 1stdayschoolsupplies.com. You can purchase your child's supply kit, backpack and other accessories for next year. The teachers put together the supply lists so you won't need to do any shopping before school. Kits will be delivered to your student's home two weeks before school starts. 
Tustin Schools Open a Week Earlier Next Yr.
calendarSchool will begin earlier next year for all TK-12 Tustin Unified students. The first day of school next fall will be Tuesday, August 22, 2017, and the last day of instruction will be June 7, 2018. Parents will need to adjust vacation times and plan calendars to ensure students are ready for school mid-August. Click HERE to read the full news article.