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Our School's Mission

At Ortega Elementary School, our mission is to support staff and families in providing a safe and nur-turing environment in which each student can be successful academically, socially, and emotionally, according to his or her potential. We accomplish this through the combined efforts of a child-focused community led by Ortega Elementary’s principal, teachers, and families.

We believe each student can achieve the standards we set given adequate support. Our goal is to teach children to become independent learners with high self-esteem and the confidence to succeed.

Ortega Elementary School has instituted the following elements into the curriculum:

  • Balanced Literacy (Reading Workshop, Writer’s Workshop, Word Work)
  • Use of Support Technology
  • Thematic Learning
  • Common Core Standards
  • Parent/Community Participation