Award Year: 2017
Jack L. Weaver Elementary School
11872 Wembley Road
Los Alamitos, CA, 90720-2200
Dr. Robert Briggerman, Principal at time of Nomination
Los Alamitos Unified School District
The Jack L. Weaver School Mission is to provide a safe and nurturing environment that fosters life-long learning. Weaver School is dedicated to academic excellence. We value parents and community members as partners in education. By continually promoting character development, we prepare students to become responsible citizens in our diverse society. Year-round education provides a continuous opportunity for optimal learning.
- Black/African American: 1%
- White: 43%
- Hispanic: 18%
- Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 1%
- Asian: 35%
- Native American: 1%
- Two or more races: 1%
- ELL: 3%
- Economically Disadvantaged: 6%
Weaver Transitional Kindergarten students view the Great American Solar Eclipse.
Jack L. Weaver's reputation has made it a highly sought after school of choice both within the Los Alamitos Unified School District and from neighboring districts. Weaver is consistently ranked as a top school in Orange County and the state. Nestled in the suburban neighborhood of Rossmoor in the City of Los Alamitos, California, Weaver is surrounded by single-family homes, tree-lined streets, and nearby parks. The Weaver school community is diverse and has been recognized for our ability to close the achievement gap for our significant subgroups. Weaver's adherence to a growth mindset is evident in high levels of student achievement. This begins with rigorous, best, first instruction. Interventions are quickly implemented to fill in gaps and support academic achievement through frequent and careful evaluation of assessment data.
The four Cs (creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, and communication) are deeply embedded in the heart of teaching and learning across the curriculum at Weaver School. Every student has access to a rigorous, comprehensive curriculum. Carefully crafted instruction in the core subjects of reading, writing, mathematics, science, and social studies is balanced with fine arts, physical education, technology, character education, and civic learning. Instruction at every grade level allows for long, flexible instructional blocks of time, with maximum emphasis on bell-to-bell instruction.
Weaver maintains a long-standing tradition of connectedness to our families and community. This is accomplished through a strong PTA, a non-profit corporation, Friends of Weaver, and the outreach of our highly qualified teaching staff who welcome partners in education.