Academic Achievement Top of Page

The Eureka schools have historically been statewide leaders  in student performance. Our district holds the highest API score in the greater Sacramento region. Our students continue to eclipse Federal and State academic achievement targets. Our district average API score is 907 (of a possible 1000).

Excelsior School was recently recognized as a California Gold Ribbon School for our Challenge 21 program. The Challenge 21 program components of life and character skills, communication and collaboration skills, information, media and technology skills, and creativity and innovation skills are infused into the daily curriculum at Excelsior School. 

Small Class Sizes and Quality InstructionTop of Page

Our school class sizes are among the lowest in the region, which allows our teachers to provide challenging and engaging lessons while closely monitoring and supporting student progress. Our rigorous curriculum, quality instruction, and caring teachers create an academically challenging program for all students. The core of Excelsior’s success rests with an uncompromising attention to prepare our students for study at junior high, high school and then university-level programs. Our teachers actively participate in professional development, always striving to be the best in their field. 

Enrichment OpportunitiesTop of Page

 The Eureka Union School District offers engaging programs and enrichment opportunities. At Excelsior, these offerings currently include:
  • Beginning and Advanced Band (for 4th and 5th grade students)
  • Choir and Choraliers
  • Drama Club
  • World Language Classes
  • Running Club
  • Many other enrichment programs through STAR

Innovation / TechnologyTop of Page

Engaging students in active learning involves the basics and beyond. Our 21st Century classrooms feature interactive whiteboards, voice enhancement systems, digital cameras, student response devices, laptop computers and more to provide access to a high-tech world of information. Innovation can be found in students propagating seeds and planting a garden, planning a tour of historical sites across the U.S., conducting an energy audit of the school and producing a video to teach others about sources of energy. Our students are preparing for the future and global environment in which they will live and work—today!

Community and Parent SupportTop of Page

Our district motto, “Working together for excellence” emphasizes our focus on creating a shared partnership among our students, teachers, parents and community. The Excelsior School Site Council is made up of parents and staff dedicated to school improvement. The Eureka Schools Foundation generously gives each year to support classroom technology, staff, and enrichment programs. And our Excelsior Parent Teacher Club encourages local involvement and school community support. Additional opportunities for our supportive parents to volunteer at school and in classrooms provide a “value added” to our schools and students. 

Choose Our SchoolTop of Page

Excelsior Elementary is the right school for families seeking a safe, community-oriented school where standards of excellence provide the foundation for student success. Excelsior has a tradition of outstanding instruction and student performance, leading-edge innovation and technology, and tremendous community support. We are looking forward to forming a partnership with you so that we may provide your student with the best possible educational experience.

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