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West Elementary School



Welcome to West Elementary School!


On behalf of the entire Staff, it is my privilege to welcome you to West Elementary School. Located in the heart of the West End of Long Beach, West serves approximately 400 students ranging from Kindergarten through 5th grade. With the guidance of a talented staff and support of extraordinary families, students leave West Elementary School poised for great success.

The mission of West Elementary School is to educate each student by providing a nurturing, challenging, and positive learning environment that encourages every child to be a risk taker, inquirer, and creative thinker on their journey as lifelong learners and responsible citizens in a global society. Staff members are dedicated to this mission, and work to ensure students are learning in an environment that best fits their individual needs.

The curriculum at West Elementary School provides all students with the foundation to excel socially, emotionally and academically. Each day teachers provide students with learning opportunities that promote collaboration and challenge them academically. Twenty-first century learning skills are embedded within the daily learning objectives as students learn to think critically, communicate effectively, work collaboratively and develop their creative abilities. Additionally, the integration of Social Emotional Learning provides students with the foundation for a well-rounded experience that supports the development of the whole child.

Partnership with the families of West Elementary School is essential to the success of our students. Supported by an active PTA, parents play a key role in the educational experience their child receives on a daily basis. Throughout the year, the PTA sponsors many memorable events that the students continue to talk about for years to come. Families are highly encouraged to participate in the PTA, which meets monthly and is always looking for additional volunteers to support their many events and programs.

The staff at West Elementary School is looking forward to another highly successful school year, and is excited for what this new school year will bring. Feel free to reach out at any time and together we will continue to support students in their journey to becoming lifelong learners.

Mr. Patrick McKinney