About Our School
Ladera Elementary School is part of the Tustin Unified School District, and it first opened for classes in the fall of 2001. The school’s name means “hillside” in Spanish. Ladera is one of 18 elementary schools serving the cities of Tustin and (West) Irvine.
In its inaugural year, Ladera served a student body of 250 students, 22 full-time staff members, and 25 part-time staff members. Ladera has a full capacity plan of 550 students. Ladera's 2017-2018 school year enrollment is approximately 380 Kindergarten through fifth grade students and approximately 130 SDC Pre-School students.
Ladera Elementary School opened its doors on September 4, 2001 to approximately 250 students. The school currently serves students in grades kindergarten through fifth and the district’s special needs preschool program. It also houses the district’s only fully equipped occupational therapy unit, Early Childhood Intervention Program or ECIP speech program and Applied Behavior Analysis Clinic.