AMERICA'S BEST URBAN SCHOOLS SPOTLIGHT

R.F. Hazard Elementary

Garden Grove Unified School District

Garden Grove, CA
Grades K-6
Principal: Olivia Hufnagel

ENROLLMENT: 454

Latinx
85%
Asian
12%
White
9%
Multi-racial
6%
Free/ Reduced Lunch
89%
Students With Disabilities
14%
English Learners
39%

Students at R. F. Hazard Elementary benefit from an engaging learning environment similar to what might be found in some affluent suburban communities. Students love learning in a culture that emphasizes student engagement and learning. Hazard educators believe that socio-economic status should not be a barrier to academic advancement, so they continuously strive to close achievement gaps by providing all scholars the opportunity to participate in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math) projects with purposeful integration of technology across curricular areas. The STEAM Lab provides all students opportunities to engage, explore, persevere, build, and invent. R.F. Hazard leaders emphasize how project learning, the STEAM focus, and inquiry approaches have helped students become excited about learning. As well, leaders support teachers in moving beyond traditional pedagogies to approaches that are more likely to lead their students to become the next generation of problem solvers, critical thinkers, innovators, and leaders.

AWARDS

2020 California Distinguished School

2018 California Exemplary District (GG)

2017-18 & 2018-19 CA Honor Roll for Student Achievement

2007-08 & 2008-09, 2015-16 Title I Academic Achievement Award

2015-16 CA Gold Ribbon Award

Featured on Talking Teaching Network

In 2018-19, R.F. Hazard students took eight state assessments.  They outperformed the state of CA on all eight.

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