The Laurel community, including teachers, staff, and parents, are committed to providing students an educational program of academic excellence, increasing student learning to enable students to become responsible, well-educated successful adults. Proficiency scores on the California Standardized Test — SBAC, the ELPAC (English Language Proficiency Assessments For California), and District and classroom assessments — will measure the success of student learning. We believe that the best strategy to accomplish our school mission is to continue to prepare students with 21st Century skills to become successful and lifelong learners. Laurel will utilize the 5 C's to help the student become life-long learners. Laurel will focus on the three LCAP goals of Conditions of Learning, Student Achievement, and Engagement when determining the program for improvement. Laurel is a learning organization where all stakeholders actively learn about and contribute to the growing body of knowledge about what works and what is best for our students.
At the East Whittier City School District, we are preparing our students to be 21st Century citizens by teaching them five essential skills: Communication, Collaboration, Creativity, Critical thinking and Community. These skills will open the door to our students' future education, careers and other important areas of their lives.