EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION SINCE 1982
since-1982

Wedgeworth Elementary School – Hacienda Heights, CA

Award Year 2017

Exemplary Achievement Gap Closing Schools

Wedgeworth Elementary School

16949 Wedgeworth Drive
Hacienda Heights, CA, 91745-3124

(626) 933-8100

Dr. Paulina Cho, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School

Hacienda la Puente Unified School District

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Student Demographics

  • Black/African American: 1%
  • White: 4%
  • Hispanic: 31%
  • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 4%
  • Asian: 57%
  • Two or more races: 3%
  • ELL: 37%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: 44%
 

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Summary

Wedgeworth Elementary School provides a 21st century education through interdisciplinary dual language immersion and computer science immersion programs that utilize an inquiry and problem/project-based learning approach. The success of our students is attributable to the many innovative programs and curricular design Wedgeworth provides. Dedicated staff are committed to delivering an excellent education that enables students to fully develop their academic potential through a variety of enrichment electives such as STEAM focused on Robotics and Coding, School Leadership, Math Applications, Science Olympiad, as well as intervention classes to enhance and strengthen student learning. Additionally, Wedgeworth cares about students' physical, emotional, and social development and provides research-supported instruction through a Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) curriculum and the support of a Student Support Teacher who provides small-group pull-out SEL sessions for Tier II students.

High expectations for academic achievement, content-rich, purposefully designed lessons aligned with state standards, enrichment electives, data-driven curricula, a character building program, active parent and community involvement, and the maintenance of a safe, orderly, and caring learning environment all contribute to student success. As a result, Wedgeworth students are innovative thinkers, problem solvers, and lifelong learners who are an essential part of a global community.