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Principal Message


Lakeland Elementary School is located at 11224 Bombardier Avenue in Norwalk, with nearly  330 students attending from Transitional Kinder through fifth grade. We are a neighborhood school where most students either walk or are driven by parents or family members. Our community includes single family homes, condominiums, and apartment units. Students attending Lakeland Elementary matriculate to Lake Center Middle School and, once promoted from eighth grade, likely attend Santa Fe High School in the Whittier Union High School District.

We have a talented team of staff and parent volunteers who work closely together to ensure that our children receive the best possible education. thirteen classroom teachers, additional interventionists, many support staff members, two custodians, office staff, and principal, make up the team of individuals dedicated to increasing the academic achievement of every child.

It is the dedication and hard work of the Lakeland Elementary School’s professional staff that makes a difference for our children. Every Wednesday, teachers come together for additional training and planning. The primary focus has been instructional delivery, literacy development, writing, and real world math applications. Recently with the adoption of the new Common Core State Standards, we have purchased additional materials for our classrooms to support our literacy and math programs.  Also, we are updating our library to reflect an increased emphasis on non-fiction.  Every student has access to both our state of the art computer lab and in class Chromebooks.  We are proud of the achievements we have made and the support our community provides us.

Lakeland Elementary School,was named a California Distinguished School for 2014 and a 2016 California Gold Ribbon School.  Our similar schools ranking of 10 out of 10 is also testament to our culture of high expectations.  Further, the California Business for Education Excellence (CBEE) has named Lakeland to their Honor Roll multiple times, including the 2014-2015 school year. The CBEE recognizes schools that have demonstrated consistent high student academic achievement and have made significant progress toward closing achievement gaps among all students.  In addition to traditional academics, we also have various supplemental programs such as fine arts, physical education, music, and technology classes.  Overall, 100% of parents surveyed are satisfied with their child's school.

We are proud of our accomplishments and in the fulfillment of our mission, "The mission of Lakeland Elementary School, as a vital child-centered community resource, is to provide a solid academic foundation of partnership with the community in order to develop responsible, literate, well-balanced citizens who have the skills to succeed and a positive attitude toward lifelong learning."

Georgette Baltierrez-Manohorathat,  Principal