Award Year: 2014

Calistoga Elementary School

1327 Berry Street
Calistoga, CA, 94515-1605

(707) 942-4398

Ms. Eduwiges Llamas, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School

Calistoga Joint Unified School District

School Website

Mission

We are a collaborative, culturally rich educational community, where a rigorous and innovative curriculum prepares our students to be successful contributors to our global society.

Student Demographics
  • White: 13%
  • Hispanic: 85%
  • Asian: 1%
  • ELL: 65%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Application
5th grade student sharing with Superintendent his project on tablet

5th grade student sharing with Superintendent his project on tablet

Calistoga Elementary School is located in the rural town of Calistoga, nestled in the agricultural bounty of the Napa Valley. We are the sole elementary school in the Calistoga Joint Unified School District. Calistoga Elementary embraces our District mission: We are a collaborative, culturally rich educational community, where a rigorous and innovative curriculum prepares our students to be successful contributors to our global society. Our unique population of underserved, high poverty, low literacy students is supported by a devoted staff dedicated to closing the achievement gap. Staff, parents, and community are united in supporting and maintaining a learning environment that guides students in varied learning experiences that include a school wide focus on the use of technology as an integral teaching tool. Many of our students come from homes of immigrant parents with limited formal education who lack English language skills, literacy and resources. In response, we have developed close community partnerships with local non-profit groups and agencies including the Up Valley Family Center, located on the Calistoga Elementary campus. Our teachers are committed to working collaboratively and dynamically together through the development and refinement of Professional Learning Communities (PLCs). PLCs are designed to analyze and support student learning, while providing collegial support to one another. This practice coupled with our school wide commitment to implement classroom technology encourages and supports student access to 21st century skills. We remain committed to providing an essential bridge spanning the "digital divide" endemic in the immigrant and underserved community we serve.