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Principal's Message

Greetings from Leffingwell Elementary School and welcome to the 2017 – 2018 school year. It is an honor to be the principal at Leffingwell and get to work with such a fantastic group of dedicated and caring educators. Leffingwell is a student-centered school that prides itself on working closely with families to create an exceptional learning environment for our students. As a result, the U.S. selected Leffingwell as a 2017 National Blue Ribbon School, California selected Leffingwell as a California Distinguished School, California Business for Education Excellence named us as an Honor Roll School five times, and Great Schools recently named Leffingwell as a model Spotlight School (only 156 in the entire state of California) for high levels of student achievement. In addition, Leffingwell is one of the highest performing elementary schools in the surrounding area according to recent state test results.

It is my desire to keep the focus on increasing student achievement and doing whatever it takes to help ALL our students be successful and enjoy coming to school each day. I believe that learning should be fun and that an elementary school should pave the way for a lifetime of learning. Thank you for choosing Leffingwell and allowing us to work with your child each day.

The Leffingwell staff desires to provide your child with the best educational program possible. We are committed to the following:

  • Creating a safe and caring school that students enjoy going to and parents are proud to have their children attend.

  • Increasing student achievement for ALL students and helping each student master the CA state standards.

  • Knowing each student as a unique and special individual so that we can challenge him or her at his or her current level.

  • Developing a strong school/family communication and support system.

Regularly checking on your child's progress is very important. It will help you notice strengths and find areas that need to be strengthened. Talk to your child daily about what he/she does in the classroom and on the playground. If you have concerns or questions, please contact your child's teacher. The school's phone number is (562) 907-6300. In addition, prompt and consistent attendance is a necessary and important component of your child’s education. To help us provide your child with the best education possible, please avoid being absent unless absolutely necessary. If your child is absent, either call the school attendance line at (562) 907-6310 to report the illness or send a note on your child’s first day back.

You are the best gift you can give your child. You are your child's most important teacher. Spend time with your child. The elementary years go quickly, but they are among the most important and fundamental years of your child’s life.

Great things are happening at Leffingwell Elementary School! We encourage you to get involved by joining our PTA, volunteering at school activities, and taking an active role in your child's education. Please don't hesitate to let us know if we can be of any assistance. We are here to help you and, most importantly, to help your child be successful!

Go Leopards,
Dr. Blackwell
Principal