Award Year: 2016

Strandwood Elementary School

416 Gladys Drive
Pleasant Hill, CA, 94523-2749

(925) 685-3212

Liz Kim, Principal at time of Nomination

Dr. Cheri Scripter, Current Principal

Mount Diablo Unified School District

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The Strandwood Community will inspire academic excellence and personal growth while encouraging everyone to reach their full potential and discover the lasting joy of learning.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 2%
  • White: 71%
  • Hispanic: 8%
  • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 3%
  • Asian: 11%
  • Native American: 1%
  • Two or more races: 4%
  • ELL: 9%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Learning is fun at Strandwood!

Learning is fun at Strandwood!

Children thrive at Strandwood Elementary because they are honored and supported by both their teachers and their community. On school spirit days, you will see an ocean of blue and gold-dressed children and staff members proudly displaying our school colors. Students feel a great sense pride of being a part of something good and this fuels their motivation to do their best. It also inspires them to keep their dreams big and their hopes high. Students, staff, and community members work hand-in-hand at our school to support each other's evolution. There is a synergy created when teachers help students, the community supports teachers, and we all agree that a high-quality education is priceless. Our success proves that when we work together for the good of children, we can achieve great things.

We have learned at Strandwood that successful teachers consistently create educational journeys that allow all students to excel in the classroom regardless of their current levels of performance. We know that meaningful classroom environments promote deep understanding and we foster unique experiences and enriched outcomes. Teachers personalize standardized methodologies and give children the time they need to learn about themselves and the world around them. We also know that collaboration leads to empowerment and is best cultured in a creative environment that is grounded in the belief that everyone can succeed. At Strandwood, we believe in bringing out the best in each other. We believe that every child matters.