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Cadman Elementary School

A California Distinguished School

A Star Arts School

"A small school where big things happen"

 The Cadman staff values the link between family, community and student achievement. We are committed to maintaining an environment where families are welcomed and encouraged to participate in school activities. Our monthly Family Thursdayssupport family members with strategies to support their children at home and provide an opportunity for families to read together at school. Family Nightssuch as Pajama & Family Reading, Math and Fine Arts Nights are opportunities to come together as a community to learn from each other, celebrate successes and have fun as one learning community.

We have many programs in place utilizing resources that have had a positive impact on student achievement and social/emotional growth. All teachers have received additional training to support English Learners. Our K-2 teachers have received additional training in theater, visual arts and dance. To further support the arts, we have a credentialed dance teacherOur principal, Elizabeth Ballard, is easily accessible to family and community members. In addition to meeting with parents following our school wideFriday Morning Assemblies where she shares student achievement data, updates the parents on school and district issues and answers questions and problem solves with the community to continually strive better support Cadman’s students and families.

Cadman’s Mission

At Cadman Elementary School we work collaboratively to provide each student a diverse education in a safe, supportive environment that promotes self-discipline, motivation and excellence in learning. Our mission is to work as a strong partnership of staff, parents and community members to create a challenging and supportive environment which promotes academic excellence and social competence for students to become confident, successful, and contributing members of our global society.