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Principal's Message




Principal's Website Message



Hello and welcome to the Laurel Elementary School Website. I am Daniel Ruiz and I am here to serve the school and community. It is my honor to be principal at Laurel Elementary School and have  the opportunity to work with amazing students, parents, and staff. Whether you are a returning Lion or new to Laurel  Family, I look forward to working together with you to continue make our school a  place where “life-long learners” are created.


Our school motto is to be “Kind, Safe, Honorable and Responsible”.  As a learning community we believe these character traits are the foundation to creating an environment for all students to become life-long learners and achieve academic success. Our goal is to provide each student with a challenging and rigorous curriculum appropriate to his/her academic level. Every child will be provided with quality instructional experiences, which recognize, support, and maintain high expectations for all. We believe every child can achieve academic success. Our schoolwide goal is “Every Laurel Lion will develop their character and reach proficiency in Reading, Writing and Math”. Along with this goal, it is our responsibility to provide an education for students which allows them to go to college if they so choose. Our child centered learning environment will help students become capable, respectful, and productive life-long learners. 


This year we will continue to provide as much communication electronically through our website and our phone calling system. Our website is designed to provide you with important information about our school and the East Whittier City School District. Please check back regularly for new and updated information. The Family Resources section of our website contains important information. Many questions you may have may be answered by the Parent/Student Handbook and the calendar is continually updated.

If you have any questions or concerns you may contact me by email at or by phone at (562) 789-2075. I wish everyone a fantastic school year. Go Lions!


Daniel Ruiz