Esperanza Elementary

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Welcome to Esperanza!

The mission of Esperanza School is to create a safe, committed, and encouraging school climate for all students through support from both internal and external communities. Esperanza will maintain an environment that includes a comprehensive system of support that is focused on preparing students with high levels of academic achievement and responsible citizenship as noted in the Common Core standards.

Esperanza’s School Plan offers the on-going opportunity to plan, implement, monitor, and evaluate a meaningful standards-based curriculum for all students. The goals, objectives, and activities have been identified and written based on needs expressed by students, parents, and staff input. These goals, objectives, and activities are established to improve and focus instruction at Esperanza’s Elementary School enabling students to meet grade level, district, and Common Core standards.

The ELAC, School Site Council, and Grade Level Leadership Teams collaborated to develop and refine the plan and will continue to work towards the ongoing implementation, evaluation and revision of this plan as needed. Esperanza Elementary School's essential philosophical cornerstones include the concept that quality school programs are based on shared decision-making by all staff members in meeting school, district, and state guidelines.


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Parents/Guardians need to reapply for the federally Funded Meal Program each school year. Applications from the previous year carry over only for the first 30 days of this new school year. One application per household is needed. Parents/Guardians are responsible for their student's meals until the application are processed.

  • Apply for Free and Reduced Price Meals online at
  • If you apply online please do not fill out a paper application. Paper applications will continue to be accepted and they can be picked up at any school site, the district office, or the Child Nutrition office.
  • For pre-paid lunches, go to:
  • For any questions, call Nancy Hemstreet or Monica Campos at 661/943-1057 or email or

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.


Attendance is Important

  • In the elementary years, children who miss school are more likely to struggle academically and, in later years, to dropout entirely
  • In the secondary years, attendance is the No. 1 predictor of dropout and graduation rates
  • Attendance is a top indicator of being on track for graduation and for college and career readiness
  • Nearly 67% of course failures were attributed to low attendance

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