A California Distinguished School 2004, 2008, 2012
A California Distinguished School is an award given by the California State Board of Education to public schools within the state that best represent exemplary and quality educational programs.
Eligibility is based on federal and state criteria including the No Child Left Behind program, Academic Performance Index (API), and Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). Every four years schools in every district may pursue this noble honor but first must meet eligibility requirements and furthermore satisfy the rigorous and exemplary educational standards needed for distinction.
Congratulations to Peterson Elementary School for meeting such high standards and providing such an exemplary educational program to all of its students. We couldn’t be prouder of our hard working staff and parent community.
Regular Day (MTWF)
Thursdays Only (Planning Day)
Peterson Elementary Moments
The students, staff and parents of John R. Peterson School comprise a culturally diverse community whose purpose is to work together so all students achieve a level of literacy in English Language Arts and knowledge of mathematics that enables them to meet all State Standards and interact appropriately within our diverse society. All students will demonstrate strong character and positive values while striving to attain academic excellence.
John R. Peterson School assesses it’s effectiveness on the basis of results rather than intentions. We will continue to cultivate a collaborative culture where learning is our fundamental purpose while striving for API scores above 900.
Individuals, grade level teams and administration will regularly seek data to promote continuous improvement to ensure all students attain proficient or advanced levels on the statewide Standards assessment exams.
The school will be recognized as an inclusive community where staff, parents, administration and business partners actively work together to assure every student’s academic, social and emotional success.
All students can learn, have an equal opportunity to learn, and deserve access to a rich instructional program in a community where students, staff and parents know each other, and feel valued as a member of the group.
Learning is a developmental process that can best be achieved by providing exciting, active, challenging and purposeful higher order thinking experiences.
It is the responsibility of the staff to prepare students to participate in a culturally diverse, democratic society as an involved citizen. In that spirit, the development of decision making skills and the nurturing of positive values and strong character will be as high a priority as strong academic achievement. We believe that one teacher can change a child’s life…and one child can change the world.
Each student is a special and unique individual who deserves to be valued and accepted.
Success comes from each staff member being committed to meeting every student’s academic, social, and emotional needs through school-wide programs that emphasize a healthy mind and body.
We believe that one adult can change a child’s life…and one child can change the world.