Award Year: 2019

Frank C. Leal Elementary School

12920 Droxford Street
Cerritos, CA, 90703-6068

(562) 229-7880

Mr. Paul-Andre White, Principal at time of Nomination

ABC Unified School District

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At Leal we respect ourselves and others, we take responsibility for our actions, and we maintain a safe environment that encourages learning and sparks creativity. Our purpose is to promote confidence, knowledge, and the love of learning.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 5%
  • White: 5%
  • Hispanic: 17%
  • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 1%
  • Asian: 59%
  • Native American: 1%
  • Two or more races: 12%
Leal Elementary School is a place where learners thrive!

Leal Elementary School is a place where learners thrive!

Located in Cerritos, California, Leal Elementary is a K through sixth grade Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) magnet school that has been teaching and nurturing students since 1973. Growth and success comes from students, parents, community, and staff feeling empowered and engaged.

Through experiences provided by our VAPA program, students explore the arts while being supported in the classroom by dedicated and passionate educators. Learners also receive guidance with social emotional development through our school-wide PBIS program and other initiatives implemented by our school social worker.
Our ongoing reflective practice shows we are committed to developing well-rounded students that will contribute in significant ways to the advancement of our society. Leal is an exceptional school providing high caliber academic and arts programs that open the gates to a world of possibilities in a safe and nurturing environment.