The La Habra City School District is located in the Northwestern part of Orange County and covers a five mile area that includes the city of La Habra and parts of Brea and Fullerton. The nine schools in LHCSD serve approximately 5,000 students. We are a member of the Partnership for 21st Century Learning and are committed to providing all students a comprehensive 21st Century instructional program incorporating the 4C’s – Collaboration, Communication, Creativity, and Critical Thinking. Our goal is to ensure that all students leave the La Habra City School District College and Career ready.
We have seven elementary schools for students in Transitional Kindergarten through sixth grade and two middle schools. Washington Middle School is a seventh and eighth grade academy and Imperial Middle School services students from sixth grade through eighth grade. The District also has a School Readiness Program that spans four locations throughout the city of La Habra. Four of our elementary schools have received the California Distinguished School Award and one Middle School recently received the Gold Ribbon Award. In addition, these schools have been named Title I Achieving Schools.
In our core program all students are guaranteed specific daily times for Reading, Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Physical Education, and Social Studies. Our Transitional Kindergarten through fifth grade academic program emphasizes the Common Core Standards and 21st Century Skills supported by technology in a self-contained classroom setting. As an Arts Advantage District, integration of the arts into the academic program is a priority.
Our Middle School Academies provide students in grades six through eight, with a comprehensive academic program which recognizes the special needs and characteristics of this age group. Our Academy of the Arts emphasizes the integration of the Arts into the core academic program and has expanded elective offerings in the creative and performing Arts. Our Science and Technology Academy focuses on elective courses that integrate Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics. Both schools have a 1:1 iPad program for all students and incorporate state of the art technology in all of their classes.
Upon completion of eighth grade, students attend either La Habra High or Sonora High. These high schools are part of the Fullerton Joint Union High School District.