Award Year: 2017

Arlene Hein Elementary School

6820 Bellaterra Drive
Elk Grove, CA, 95757-3083

(916) 714-0654

Mrs. Lynne Carol Mayer, Principal at time of Nomination

Choice School

Elk Grove Unified School District

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A rigorous, standards-based academic program, including Visual and Performing Arts. Culturally relevant learning experiences. Active partnership between home, school and community for ALL students.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 7%
  • White: 18%
  • Hispanic: 15%
  • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 17%
  • Asian: 32%
  • Two or more races: 11%
  • ELL: 13%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: 34%
Front of the campus at Arlene Hein Elementary

Front of the campus at Arlene Hein Elementary

Arlene Hein Elementary School creates, optimizes, and promotes academic excellence, confidence, and character in ALL students, and provides them with a safe, positive, and equitable learning environment in which to grow. The highly qualified teaching staff has been extensively trained in Explicit Direct Instruction and Visible Learning instructional practices. A strong RTI model at Arlene Hein Elementary makes sure that the needs of every student is met as part of the tier support system.

Students are provided with a variety of learning opportunities during the instructional day including VAPA, GATE, ELD, and STEM education. PBIS is an integral part of the school and expectations are taught across the campus. Students can also participate in community service through mentoring, gardening in our school garden, student leadership, and developing skills in technology with access to multiple programs at school and home.

Students are offered additional learning opportunities before and after school. Arlene Hein Elementary offers a before-school math tutoring program called "Breakfast Club." After school, "Hawk Academy" is provided to offer students academic intervention and enrichment activities. Students can also participate in the school band and/or team sports such as basketball, track, and volleyball.

Arlene Hein Elementary has a very supportive community. Parents regularly volunteer in classrooms, on field trips, and donate to classrooms. The PTO ensures that families, students, and teachers are supported and provide the community with many family events. Parents are offered multiple learning opportunities at Parent Universities that are held throughout the year.