About Cedar Grove
School Vision Statement
Cedar Grove Elementary School was established in 1969 and has a history of wonderful traditions and accomplishments in the Evergreen School District. It has been recognized as a California Distinguished School and National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence.
The Cedar Grove community of learners is committed to life-long learning. Our community of learners are focused on building 21st Century Skills (communication, collaboration, creativity, critical thinking), Career and College Readiness, and meaningful learning experiences aligned with the Common Core standards. Our students participate daily in rigorous curriculum and are engaged with the new knowledge by practicing the 21st century skills in the daily instruction.
The Cedar Grove learning community believes all students can achieve at high standards within a safe and nurturing environment.
The students are involved in many projects that support our theme, “Developing 21st Century Learners.” They are given opportunities to make positive choices, demonstrate responsibility and respect for others, so they will become contributing members of our greater community.
School Mission Statement
We at Cedar Grove School are dedicated to providing the best educational experience for our students. We strive to ensure academic and social success by using a variety of teaching strategies based upon quality research and successful practice.
Our school is a place where children feel valued in a supportive environment and can achieve to the best of their ability. Our students are given opportunities to make positive choices, demonstrate responsibility and respect for themselves and others, so that they will become contributing members of our community. As children develop a positive self-concept along with their intellectual capacities, they will be successful in school and in their future.
Community & School Profile
Evergreen School District, located in the City of San Jose, is comprised of thirteen elementary schools and three middle schools. Once a small farming city, San Jose became a magnet for suburban newcomers between the 1960s and the 1990s, and is now the third largest city in California. The city is located in Silicon Valley, at the southern end of the San Francisco Bay Area, and is home to more than 973,000 residents.
Cedar Grove Elementary School is located in the northeastern section of the district’s borders. The school provides a family-oriented, nurturing, and safe place for students to learn, grow, and develop intellectually. Teachers, staff, and administrators continue to act on the principle that our students come first. The school serves over 400 students from transitional kindergarten through sixth grade on a traditional calendar schedule.