The Eureka schools have historically been statewide leaders in student performance. Our students continue to eclipse Federal and State academic achievement targets.
Excelsior School has been 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 Instruction
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 attention to preparing 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.
- 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 / Technology
Engaging students in active learning involves the basics and beyond. Our 21st Century classrooms feature interactive whiteboards, voice enhancement systems, and student Chromebooks 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., 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 Support
Choose Our School
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.