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Tulita At A Glance

 
 
MISSION STATEMENT

Tulita Elementary School is a learning community of students, parents, teachers, support staff, and administrators designed by and for ALL of US.

Action + Learning + Leadership x Unity of vision = Success for all students

SCHOOL VISION
At Tulita, we will:
 
  • Provide a secure environment that is physically, emotionally, and socially safe.
  • Sustain a school culture where all children are valued, thrive, and are given the opportunity to develop personal assets.
  • Challenge all learners as we strive for academic excellence.
  • Nurture the gifts and talents of all children.
  • Cultivate responsible citizenship through collaborative leadership.
ABOUT TULITA
When you visit Tulita Elementary you will see that the energy of the staff, students, and parents is contagious. The climate of the school is maintained daily through our joy in learning, caring for others, and respect for hard work. Tulita is the center of pride for approximately 475 students in transitional kindergarten through fifth grade, as well as for our staff, parents, and extended community members, many of whom attended the school themselves since its inception in 1955.

Our school demographics reflect those of our surrounding community. Our student body is 65% White (not Hispanic), 16% Hispanic, 4% African American, 10% Asian, and 5% other nationalities. In addition to English, there are seven other languages spoken by Tulita students. We are located just blocks from the ocean, nestled in a mostly single family neighborhood. It is this distinctive combination of school community and rich history that makes Tulita a place for all of us to thrive.

One of eight elementary schools in Redondo Beach Unified, Tulita has a unity of vision to assure success for every student in all aspects of their lives. Through collaborative leadership our stakeholders carry out an action plan that actively engages all students in a high quality educational program that is aligned to state curriculum standards.
 
To recognize the quality of Tulita’s educational and extracurricular programs in combination with an exceptional spirit of community, the school was selected as a California Distinguished School in 2000 and again in 2008. Tulita was also recognized at a Silver Level of recognition by the Alliance for a Healthier Generation in 2016. In 2017, Tulita was recognized as a California Green Ribbon School. 

The strength of our educational program draws from all members of the school community who share in our vision. Parents lead several curriculum enrichment and academic support programs such as Hands on Art, LiveWell Nutrion & Gardening, and Science Week. Community members support and participate in our Tulita Fun Run, Kids Helping Kids, Western Night and our annual Jog-A-Thon.
 
Our teacher instructional leadership team and School Site Council provide direction to the principal on the budget and other critical areas of our school operation. Student Council students help plan school events such as spirit assemblies, dances, and community service projects. Our campus is alive with over 500 PTA members and over 200 parent volunteers working in our 22 classrooms.
 
The Tulita Child Development Center offers before and after school child care as well as an accredited pre-school. Teachers offer after school academic support for individuals and small groups. After school fee-for-service classes include basketball, chess, drawing, musical keyboarding, sculpting, and karate. The city also sponsors a Parks and Recreation after school program on our site.

We encourage you to come visit and experience a day with the Tidalwaves!