Award Year: 2019

Longley Way Elementary School

2601 Longley Way
Arcadia, CA, 91007-5099

(626) 821-8357

Mr. Travis Deckman Long, Principal at time of Nomination

Title I School

Arcadia Unified School District

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Longley Way is committed to developing responsible, empathetic leaders who respect others, persevere, and demonstrate student agency in a safe environment.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 1%
  • White: 8%
  • Hispanic: 15%
  • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 1%
  • Asian: 72%
  • Native American: 1%
  • Two or more races: 2%
Longley Way 1st Graders ready for Grad Walk 2019.

Longley Way 1st Graders ready for Grad Walk 2019.

Longley Way Elementary, a California Distinguished School, is one of six elementary schools in Arcadia Unified School District. Our school strives to teach the whole child and prepare students to be contributing members of society, as articulated in our motto: "Everyone matters, everyone has a voice, and everyone can be a leader." We pride ourselves in providing a warm and inclusive environment where everyone feels welcome and safe to grow as lifelong learners.

From PreK-5th grade, students learn how to develop their leadership skills through the Leader in Me program. Students have opportunities to show leadership in a multitude of ways from sharing classroom responsibilities to school-wide leadership roles including student greeters, a student assembly team, and student council. All voices are valued during classroom community circles, and teachers utilize restorative practices to encourage student responsibility.

Our school is proud to offer a challenging educational program that motivates students to become literate seekers of knowledge. As a Title I school, Longley Way provides a multitude of support services to ensure the students' social and academic success. Well-trained, dedicated teachers and support staff effectively use high-quality instructional materials and technology to teach academic standards. Teachers regularly collaborate with all stakeholders to provide a creative and rigorous educational experience. The relationships we build with our families are invaluable, and our partnership with PTA fosters a thriving school community.