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.
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.
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!
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.