Laurelwood Elementary School

Contact Information

Address: 

955 Teal Drive

Santa Clara, CA 95051

Phone: (408) 423-1600

Fax: (408) 423-1680

Principal: Dr. Lori Rogers

Assistant Principal:  Mr. Paul Fuller

 

Office Hours:

8am-3pm when school is in session

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Map to Laurelwood

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Visitors and Volunteers

To enter campus, ALL visitors and volunteers must check in and out of the office and obtain a Volunteer Badge or Visitor's identification sticker.  

For more information on becoming a volunteer,

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Webmaster

Karen Spinks

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School Information

Mission Statement

Laurelwood School is a caring community of learners

 

whose STUDENTS:
 

§ Respect and trust themselves.

§ Appreciate diversity and treat others with respect.

§ Meet or exceed district and California academic performance standards.

§ Mature physically, emotionally, socially, and intellectually.

§ Become self-directed, responsible, life-long learners.

  

whose STAFF and TEACHERS:
 

§ Value the diverse backgrounds and strengths each child brings to school and to learning.

§ Collaborate to incorporate best practices based on current research into their teaching to develop the whole child.

§ Reflect attitudes of professionalism, caring, and dedication.

§ Work with students and the community in an environment of mutual trust and respect.

   

whose PARENTS and COMMUNITY:
 

§ Support and trust the vision and mission of the school.

§ Appreciate diversity and treat others with respect.

§ Participate actively in the education of our children.

 

 

Photo of the Laurelwood office and blooming flower landscaping

Philosophy

Believing all children must be challenged to maximize their potential, Laurelwood's staff offers its students a strong academic program with an emphasis on the basic subjects of language arts, mathematics, social studies and science. Equally important to the staff are the social development of each child, the attainment of a strong self-concept and a basic human respect and tolerance for others.

Academic goals and objectives based on California State Standards and Santa Clara Unified School District Standards are planned yearly and are reflected in Laurelwood's school plan.

School Accountability Report Card

Photo of the Laurelwood school name plaque that is posted outside of main office

Characteristics

Laurelwood School enjoys the strong support of our Parent Teacher Association (PTA) and School Site Council (SSC). The SSC, comprised of teachers, parents, and the principal, is involved in the planning and evaluation of the state-mandated School Improvement Program. Laurelwood's PTA lends financial assistance by sponsoring the school's Fine Arts program. The PTA's volunteer program provides opportunities for parent and community volunteers to help in the classroom, with special events, with field trips, on the playground, and in the library, computer lab, office, or copy center on a regular basis.

In addition to scheduled parent-teacher goal setting conferences, parents are encouraged to attend Back-to-School night, Open House, grade level concerts, and other school activities. A school newsletter ("The Laurelwood Letter") goes home monthly and the PTA also sends out a bi-monthly newsletter ("Tiger Tales").

The Student Study Team is the coordinating group between the regular school program and Laurelwood's various special programs. The team meets to provide advice and assistance for classroom teachers and to recommend special education placement or counseling for students.

The school practices the "inclusion" or collaboration model in which special education teachers work with learning handicapped and at-risk students in the regular classroom. Those teachers collaborate constantly with the regular education teachers. This ultimately results in better learning for all students.

Laurelwood also has a strong support staff of counselors, a speech and language specialist, and health specialists.

Laurelwood is further characterized by a strong academic focus and a positive school-wide atmosphere in which students are friendly and respect one another. It is obvious that the vast majority of students "like" their school and have a positive attitude toward their teachers. An equally impressive number appear to like one another, care for school property and follow school rules.

NO Dogs On Campus

NO dogs are allowed on school grounds at any time (Per Santa Clara City Ordinance #1424 Section 3-11). Laurelwood is SCUSD property and not a public park. The city has dog parks and public parks. Dogs are not permitted off leash in Santa Clara nor Sunnyvale by city ordinance.