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Rita Ledesma Elementary School




Welcome to the start of the 2023/2024 school year! We're excited to welcome everyone back and to say "welcome" to our new families and students. As we prepare to open, please review the information included in in our Welcome Back Slides, and we look forward to seeing you on August 9th.

We look forward to an incredible school year!

Ledesma Back to School Information - 2023/2024 school year

Get to Know - Ledesma Elementary

Mission Statement

Ledesma is a 21st century school that fosters collaborative and engaging academic experiences.  Ledesma is a safe and nurturing environment while providing the foundation of academic growth, which prepares students to excel throughout their future.

Core Values

Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Safe, Do Your Personal Best

Students collaborate in rigorous and relevant Common Core lessons. Rigor is the level of thinking student do, and relevance is the application of knowledge through problem solving. The instructional programs include Project Based Learning, Sobrato Early Academic Language Development, Number Talks, and integration with science and history/social science content. Visual and Performing Arts is offered at the different grade levels.

Classrooms are enhanced with 21st Century Technology: Chromebooks and Google Apps. One-to-one Chromebooks in grades 6-8 and Two-to-one Chromebooks in grades TK-5. All students use Google Apps for Education and other online resources. Technology is a critical component of students’ lives and preparation for college and careers.

Regular attendance and punctuality are important to the students’ achievement success.  School attendance also develops positive qualities important throughout life. The Oak Grove School District is a partner with students and parents in ensuring all students are career and college ready. We recognize that student achievement and consistent school attendance have a direct correlation.

Family engagement promotes children’s learning and healthy development in Oak Grove. Family engagement refers to the inclusion of families in activities and programs that promote children’s development, learning, and wellness, including in the planning, development, and evaluation of such activities, programs, and the Local Control and Accountability Plan.

Parents and guardians are provided opportunities to School Choice and Programs.  These include a Spanish Two-Way Immersion program, Spanish Bilingual classes in grades TK-3, Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs (Christopher grades 7-8 & AdVenture grades 5-8), Kindergarten-8th Parent Involvement Indigo Program, Independent Study/Home School Program.

Oak Grove schools provide a positive, predictable, consistent and safe learning environment. We serve a diverse community, and ensure all students have a sense of belonging and voice. All schools implement the Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) three tiered Response to Intervention System.