- About Ladera Elementary School
- Ladera's Vision
- Ladera's Mission Statement
- Expected Student Learning Outcomes
Ladera Elementary School is part of the Tustin Unified School District, and it first opened for classes in the fall of 2001. The school’s name means “hillside” in Spanish. Ladera is one of 18 elementary schools serving the cities of Tustin and (West) Irvine.
In its inaugural year, Ladera served a student body of 250 students, 22 full-time staff members, and 25 part-time staff members. Ladera has a full capacity plan of 550 students. Ladera's 2022-2023 school year enrollment is approximately 330 Kindergarten through fifth grade students and approximately 100 SDC Pre-School students.
Ladera Leopards will...
Be self-directed and confident lifelong learners who think critically and creatively.
Be effective thinkers and communicators with strong reading, writing, speaking, listening, and analytical skills.
Be responsible and caring students with a strong capacity to express and manage their emotions, while respecting and empathizing with the feelings of others.
Be physically active and healthy individuals with an appreciation and understanding of how balanced nutrition, exercise, sleep, and healthy mental habits contribute to their academic success and overall well-being.