The Los Alamitos Unified School District is the administrative body responsible for the community's six elementary…More schools, two middle schools, one comprehensive high school and one continuation high school. The elementary schools are Hopkinson, Lee, Los Alamitos, McGaugh, Rossmoor and Weaver. The two middles schools are McAuliffe and Oak. The high schools include Los Alamitos High and Laurel High continuation school. Scattered throughout Los Alamitos, Rossmoor and Seal Beach, the schools serve students from all three communities. Governed by a five-member elected school board, the district's elections are held in even years with about half the board's seats expiring each election year. School board meetings are typically held on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month. The school district offers several programs including special education, extended day care and the Gifted and Talented Education program.</p>
<p>Gregory A. Franklin is the district's superintendent.</p>
Established in 2000, The School News Roll Call is a free newspaper delivered to homes within the boundaries of the…More Los Alamitos Unified School District. Covering local schools and education issues, the paper offers regular features such as a messages from the school district's superintendent, county board of education officiails, local librarians and several of the school's principals. It is a truly local paper that is run by Founder and Publisher Kay Coop.</p>
<p>The School News puts out zoned editions unique to each school district it covers, and it covers several throughout Southern California. The publication schedule is staggered depending on the school district being covered. For the Los Alamitos Unified School District, a new edition basically comes out every other month with a gap during the summer break. The School News can be found off Main Street in Seal Beach. The newsroom sits in an idealic setting in the small building at the back of Brita's Old Town Gardens.</p>
Rossmoor Elementary School 3272 Shakespeare Dr, Los Alamitos, CA90720 A winner of the Golden Bell Award, Rossmoor Elementary has repeatedly been named National Blue Ribbon School of…More Excellence as well as a California Distinguished School. The school serves approximately 627 students and has a knight as its mascot. The school's principal is Kiva Adele. The majority of the school's students outperform the state average on standardized tests. There are about 25 teachers at Rossmoor Elementary and teachers within the Los Alamitos Unified School District generally earn more than their counterparts statewide. Unique programs at the school include reading, arts and self-esteem programs.
Oak Middle School 10821 Oak St, Los Alamitos, CA90720 Part of the Los Alamitos Unified School District, Oak Middle School has been repeatedly named a National Blue Ribbon…More School of Excellence and a California Distinguished School. Under Principal Sally Neiser, the school serves more than 1,000 sixth, seventh and eighth graders. The lion is the Oak Middle School mascot, and a pride of lions is featured in a mural anchoring the school's outdoor auditorium. The school has a very low rate of disciplinary issues such as expulsions or suspensions and scores high on standardized testing. A majority of the students at Oak Middle School exceed the state's average proficiency levels in all categories - English, math, science and history. Programs at the school include choir and science Olympiad. Oak students have their choice of more than a dozen clubs offered at the school, including a paintball club, a dance club and a Christian club.
Hopkinson Elementary School, which serves children in kindergarten through fifth grade, is one of several…More schools in the Los Alamitos Unified School District to be named a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the United States Department of Education as well as a California Distinguished School by the California Department of Education.</p>
<p>Additionally, Hopkinson has been repeatedly named a Scholar School by the California Business for Education Excellence Foundation. The motto of the school, headed by Principal Linda Stewart, is "Learning together in a partnership of cooperation, communication and caring."</p>
<p>Hopkinson Elementary School offers Kids' Korner, an extended day-care and after-school program featuring activities such as homework, crafts, games and supervised play. The school also offers a music program and a program for gifted students.</p>
Weaver Elementary School 11872 Wembley Rd, Los Alamitos, CA90720 The winner of a Golden Bell Award, Weaver Elementary is also a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence as well as a…More California Distinguished School. With the whale as its mascot, the school encompasses colorful sea-life murals throughout its campus. Erin Kominsky is the Weaver principal, and nearly 600 students attend the school. As with many schools in the district, students at Weaver vastly outpace the state average in standardized test scores. For example, in the 2008-09 school year, 97 percent of Weaver students tested demonstrated proficiency in math compared to the statewide average where only 46 percent of students demonstrated proficiency in math that year. All teachers at the school are trained in the "Cognitively Guided Instruction" approach to math. Programs at the school include music, art and an after-school program called Kids Korner.
Lee Elementary is a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence as well as a California Distinguished School. With a…More recent score of 938 in California's Academic Performance Index, Lee Elementary ranks among the top 25 of Orange County's elementary schools.</p>
<p>With Leo the Leopard as the school's mascot, the students at Lee have a school pledge calling upon students to consider each day as a fresh and new opportunity to act and think responsibly.</p>
<p>Under Principal Andrew Pulver, the school serves about 628 students with about 27 teachers. Teachers at within the Los Alamitos Unified School District earn considerably more than the statewide average salary for teachers, and Lee's student scores on standardized tests are routinely much higher than California's averages. The school offers programs for gifted students, music and art, character development and after-school.</p>
J. H. McGaugh Elementary School 1698 Bolsa Ave, Seal Beach, CA90740 The only public elementary school located in Seal Beach is McGaugh Elementary. Most students at the school come from the…More Old Town, Hill, Heron Point and navy base neighborhoods. Several times McGaugh has been named a California Distinguished School. Appropriately, the team mascot is the Seal Beach Sea Lion. Serving students from kindergarten through the fifth grade, McGaugh averages roughly 733 students. According to the reporting period from 2008, the salary average of its teachers is $75,460, which is just about on par with the district average and higher than the state average. Student proficiency in standardized testing is significantly higher at McGaugh than the statewide average. Notable programs at McGaugh include the Pageant of the Arts and Outdoor Science School.