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Granada Elementary Community Charter Welcomes You!


Mission Statement

Within a climate of collaboration and mutual respect, our school community prepares all students to become life-long learners and critical thinkers by fostering:

- Higher level thinking, problem solving, and communication skills through the use of researched based practices and differentiated instruction, driven by data analysis.

 -Character development and respect for diversity

 -Creativity and the desire to  become life-long learners.

The School Accountability Report Card

This just newly posted, The School Accountability Report Card gives you all kinds of school statistics about our school.




Field trips this year!

Kindergarten - Kid Space Museum


1st grade - LaBrea Tar Pits/ Page Museum


2nd grade - "Stinky Cheese Man" play at CSUN, Discovery Cube


4th grade - San Fernando Mission


5th grade - Griffith Observatory, Hart Ranch Park, Walking Trip to Henry M.S


Orchestra students - L.A Chamber Orchestra Concert

Shoparoo- Donate Your Receipts!

Download the FREE Shoparoo App, snap photos of your receipts and our school can earn extra $ 





Did you know?

LAUSD Teacher of the Year 2016 - Ms. Rivera

CA Association of the Gifted Distinguished Award 2016 - Mr. Ellis

United Way Teacher of the Year 2015 - Mrs. Park

Association of Mexican American Educators Teacher of the Year 2015 - Ms. Rivera


Open Enrollment 2018- 2019

The Open Enrollment application period ended on May 25. If you submitted an application, please log on to the website where you applied to see the status of your application and/or to "Accept" or "Decline" the enrollment if chosen.  There is currently a waiting list for our school for those not chosen in the initial District Lottery Drawing.  LATE applications can still be made on-line. All late applications can be made online at https:/apply.lausd.net . If space opens up at a school site and the "Selected" and "Wait" lists are exhausted, "Late" entries may be considered.


We are now enrolling students for the 2018-2019 school year in grades TK-5th grade. If you live in our school area, you may stop by our office and pick up an enrollment packet for next school year.  Kindergarten students must be 5 years old by Sept. 1, 2018.  TK students must be 5 years old between Sept. 2 and Dec. 2.  We do not have ETK at our school for younger children.


Our office hours are Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.  It is best to avoid the mornings at drop off time (7:45-8:15 a.m.) and the after school pick up times (2:30 Mon, Wed, Thurs, & Fri., 1:30 on Tuesday) to avoid a crowded office and parking problems.  We look forward to meeting you!


Summer Hours: Office Open Until June 25.  7:30-4:00 p.m.  Office hours resume on July 23 7:30-4:00 p.m.




Our State Pre-K on campus has two programs: 8:00-11:00 a.m. and 12:00-3:00 p.m. This program is based on household income and students must be 4 years old for priority enrollment.

For questions, call the school office at (818) 363-3188 and ask for Mrs. Lopez.

Kindness and Caring Project


Zero the Hero visits classes on the 100th day of school!


Granada Robotics Team

Congratulations to Granada's first ever Robotics Team!  These students learned how to build and program their own robot to perform a set of tasks and then competed with Teams from other schools to see which robots were the most efficient. Our team was entered in the "Rookie" (first time entries) Division and came in 7th place!  The students worked hard, learned a lot, and with the support of their parents and our school coaches, Mrs. Jennings & Mr. Benigno, did a fabulous job!

Students Awarded $10,000 in "Save the Drop" Contest

Students in the upper grade SDC at Granada Elementary Community Charter School entered a District-wide contest focusing on how to save and conserve water. The students created a seven foot banner depicting different ways to accomplish this goal. The banner won 1st place in the 4th grade division and earned the school $10,000 towards a water conservation project of their choice for their school! Students and their principal were invited to the Awards Ceremony at the LAUSD Board Room on March 8 where they were presented with a giant $10,000 check and enjoyed a light lunch with "Mr. Drop" from the DWP. Congratulations to the students and their teacher, Ms. DeGrace!



Orchestra Class For Grades 4, 5, & 3!

Our orchestra class, now in it's third year, is offered to students in 4th, 5th, and 3rd grade. Music improves mathematics scores, concentration, and critical thinking skills. Here are a few students practicing with our orchestra teacher, Ms. Atherton.

Our school also provides instruction in vocal music and dance with an annual Spring Musical performance each year!




School Hours
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday: 8:10 - 2:33

Tuesdays: 8:10-1:33

Kinder: 9:50 - 10:10 (snack/recess)
First - Fifth: 10:20 - 10:40

Kinder: 11:45 - 12:25
First - Third: 12:15 - 12:55
Fourth - Fifth: 12:35 - 1:15


MAY 2018



Principal's Message


Thank you, Granada Elementary!

Mrs. van Houten Says Good-bye.


Beginning July 1, 2018, I will start a new "principal adventure" at a different school. The new principal of Granada Elementary, Mr. Luis Rojas, will begin at Granada for the 2018-2019 school year. I am proud to have been the principal of this fine school for eleven years! Many great programs and activities are in place here at the school and will continue. Our academic test scores continue to rise. I will miss each of you, especially the amazing students, as we have come to know each other and become like family!

Our school motto is, “Creating a Community of Lifelong Learners” and that’s what you will continue to see happening at this school every single day.  Students, teachers, parents, administrators, and support staff all work together to further the academic, social, and positive character development of each child while recognizing the special gifts we each have. It’s this special feeling of community that bonds us together and makes Granada Elementary the unique and special place it is---If you are new to Granada Elementary, you’re going to love it! And to those I know and have shared time with here, I thank you, and wish you all the best continued success and unity!

We are a Bucket Filling School!

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BUCKET FILLING is a way to encourage positive behavior as children see how very easy and rewarding it is to express kindness, appreciation, and love on a daily basis.

Learn how you can become a BUCKET FILLER by visiting the website

Bucket Fillers

Important Traffic Safety Reminder

We ask that you please drive carefully, especially at drop off and pick up times.  Our students are precious to ALL of us. Please drive carefully for the sake of our kids.