The mission of South Whittier School District is to prepare every student for success in high school and beyond by focusing on the core academic subjects in an effective and integrated curriculum.

We believe:

All students can learn.

Students learn best when they are engaged in challenging and appropriate learning focused on the core academic subjects of language arts, mathematics, science and social studies integrated with physical education and the fine arts.

Quality teachers are the single greatest predictor of student success.

The diversity and uniqueness of each student should be respected.

Students learn best when families value education, and teach their children to accept increasing responsibility for their own learning.

Quality education improves the quality of life for students, their families, and the community now and in the future.

With highly trained, dedicated teachers as well as committed parents and support personnel, Carmela is a great place to learn. Working together for the benefit of all students, Carmela offers a caring, compassionate school climate, one in which all students are nurtured and guided toward the goal of reaching their maximum potential. In Carmela's safe environment, our students willingly take risks to accept new learning challenges and embark on the journey of becoming life-long learners, responsible decision makers and productive citizens. Having forged a strong school-community bond, Carmela combines high expectations with the perfect amount of support needed for students to reach their goals. Through a history of teamwork and dedication, Carmela's faculty and staff have learned the recipe for success!

Lisa Wilson
Principal, Carmela Elementary

Friday 5/9/2014 - 3rd grade Field Trip, Cabrillo Marine Aquarium.
Thursday 5/8/14 Field Trip: Kindergarten, including SDC class - LA Zoo, Los Angeles
Tuesday 5/6/14 8:30 - 6th graders to GMS Orientation
School this Friday and Monday
There will be school this Friday, April 18th, and Monday, April 21st. Happy Easter!

Habrá escuela este viernes, 18 de abril y el lunes, 21 de abril. Feliz pascuas!
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