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Why Elmhurst?


Ventura’s only AVID Elementary School!

AVID (Advancement via individual Determination) teaches students fundamental learning, study and academic behavioral skills.  It is designed to be embedded into daily instruction.

It encompasses writing, collaboration, organization, reading, and utilizes research-based strategies that have proven to be successful.

In addition to an exceptional staff, Elmhurst offers many other advantages:

  • Transitional Kinder -5th Grade
  •  AVID Presentation Room
  • 2023 Ventura Autism Society of Ventura County Educator of the Year 
  •  Early drop off option (7:30am) 
  • Science Lab with CNC Machine & two              3D Printers/Makerspace
  •   Field trips 
  • Computer Lab
  •  1:1 Devices to Students Ratio                               (Ipads/Chromebooks)
  • Bird Feeders & Binoculars to study bird              habitat
  •  BI-Monthly Awards Program
  • English Language Advisory Council
  • 5th Grade Music Program 
  • School Site Council
  • Updated Library with Librarian
  • Opportunities for Parent Involvement
  • Library with Accelerated Reader Program
  • Integration with Students with Special         Needs
  • Active Parent, Staff & Friends Organization
  • Friday Banking Days
  • Family Picnics 
  • Active grant writing to enhance                  classroom learning environments
  • After School Programs ELOP & YMCA
  •  Intervention Opportunities
  • On-Site Counselor 5 days a week
  • Spirit wear, Weekly Spirit Days and Monthly “Themed” Spirit Events
  • Gardening/Cooking Lessons
  • Kelso’s Choice & Second Step Curriculum for Social Emotional Learning
  • Diverse Population 
  • Saturday Attendance Academies
  • Sensory path and wall mural
  •  Butterfly Garden
  •  Growth Mindset
  •  5th grade Outdoor Education 
  •  VUSD School Calendar Magnet