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School Description

Willard is a diverse, multiethnic community. Our student enrollment is approximately 700 students. 75% of our student population is Hispanic.

Our staff is comprised of:

  • 26 certificated teachers grades K-5
  • 2 Reading Recovery Teachers
  • 1  ELL Specialist/Reading Recovery
  • 1 Intervention Specialist
  • 1 Resource Specialist Teacher (RSP)
  • School Counselor
  • School Psychologist
  • Speech and Language Therapist
  • School Librarian
  • School Nurse
  • Computer Resource Technician

Willard Offers

Educational Opportunities for Students:

  • 2nd Grade Literacy Class
  • 3rd Grade Literacy Class
  • Excel Classes (Grades 3-5)
  • PALS (Grade 2)
  • Transitional Kindergarten
  • Dual Immersion Program
  • Reading Recovery (K-2)
  • WRAP Extended Day Programs
  • 2 computer labs
  • Instrumental Music (Grades 3-5)
  • Vocal Music (Grades 4-5)
  • Student Council
  • Chess Club
  • Guitar Club

Class sizes in grades K-5

  • 30 students in grade K-3
  • 35 students in grades 4 and 5

Student Awards throughout the year

  • Citizen of the Month
  • Perfect Attendance
  • Honor Roll
  • Reading Safari Home Reading Club

Opportunities for Parent Involvement:

  • Parent Workshops
  • PTO (Parent Teacher Organization)
  • VIPS (Volunteers in Public Schools)

Extended Collaboration with Community Agencies:

  • Long Beach Guidance Center
  • Boy Scouts
  • Long Beach Lesbian & Gay Pride LBLG Pride
  • Long Beach Assistance League
  • Performing Arts Classroom (PACT)
  • Passport to the Arts-Arts Council for Long Beach
  • Literacy Project Foundation