Award Year: 2017

Leffingwell Elementary School

10625 Santa Gertrudes Avenue
Whittier, CA, 90603-2441

(562) 907-6300

Dr. Scott B.G.P. Blackwell, Principal at time of Nomination

Choice School

East Whittier City School District

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We are committed to knowing our students as unique/special individuals in order to challenge them at current levels and help them reach their potential.

Student Demographics
  • White: 26%
  • Hispanic: 68%
  • Asian: 3%
  • Two or more races: 3%
  • ELL: 2%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: 42%
LEFFINGWELL LEOPARDS love coming to school each day!

LEFFINGWELL LEOPARDS love coming to school each day!

Leffingwell is part of the East Whittier City School District, which has 10 elementary schools and 3 middle schools. Leffingwell is committed to helping each child achieve academic success. Our teachers care deeply about students, and it shows! Leffingwell has made it a priority to create a school climate/culture that engages, motivates, and inspires students to work hard and reach their potential. We pride ourselves on connecting with families and partnering with them to create the best school possible. We have an extremely positive, student-centered climate with a cohesive staff focused on student success. Teachers are comfortable with a diverse student body and possess strong instructional skills that allow them to meet the individual needs of students.

Collaboration time, combined with a solid intervention program, has played a major role in closing achievement gaps and our overall academic success. This process has strengthened first instruction, improved teachers' ability to provide intervention, built capacity among teachers, and allowed students to quickly receive needed supports in order to continue making strides. During collaboration, teachers creatively plan units together, ensure specific standards for units are appropriately taught, administer common assessments, analyze data for strengths/weaknesses, and discuss instructional strategies for future lessons.

Leffingwell Paw Pride is alive on our campus and within our community. Our extremely positive, student-centered climate can be felt from the moment you walk onto the school grounds. We are a cohesive staff that cares deeply about kids and works tirelessly to help each student achieve their potential.