Washington Elementary School – Redondo Beach

Washington-WEBWashington Elementary School serves the north-eastern portion of Redondo Beach, between Rindge and Hawthorne to the west and east and 190th and Artesia to the north and south.

Students in all grades go on one field trip every year.  They include the Discovery Science Center, LACMA, Tanaka Farms, and the Los Angeles Zoo.

After school programs include science, math, arts, sports, cheerleading, music and junior detectives.

Washington participates in the Dual Language program. This program immerses students in academics and literacy in English and Spanish. Students start as early as kindergarten, with the goal of exposing them to diverse cultures and being nearly bi-lingual by high school.

For more information, see the school’s website here.



Tulita Elementary School – Redondo Beach

Tulita-WEBTulita Elementary School is a California Distinguished School and is home to around 500 students in 22 classrooms.

Tulita, along with all of the Redondo Beach Unified School District, offers the Chromebooks program, where each student has access to a laptop.

Tulita participates in the LiveWell Kids Program. This program fights the obesity epidemic by teaching kids about healthy eating and healthy living. Students tend a garden and consume their own crops.

There is a wide variety of after school programs including sports, arts, music and drama, robotics and other sciences, chess, cooking, and magic.

For more information, see the school’s website here.




Redondo Union High School – Redondo Beach

RUHS-WEBRedondo Union High School serves all of Redondo Beach and is home to about 2600 students. Additionally, Hermosa Beach students can choose to attend Redondo Union. RUHS is renowned for being the largest and moat beautiful High School campus in the state of California.

In 2014, U.S. News & World Report and Newsweek both ranked Redondo Union as a top school and RUHS placed 9th in the state level Academic Decathlon competition. The school also received a California Business for Education Excellence award, and is the only high school in the state to have been awarded Silver status from the Alliance for a Healthier Generation for their efforts in promoting student and staff wellness and serving healthy food options.

RUHS focuses strongly on career exploration and college prep.

Notable alumni include aviator Charles Lindbergh and entertainers the Smothers Brothers, local Fox 11 Meteorologist Rick Dickert, along with numerous professional athletes.

For more information, see the school’s website here.

There is also a very informative Wikipedia page.

Madison Elementary School – Redondo Beach

madison-WEBMadison Elementary School serves part of North Redondo Beach, is home to about 430 students and has a base API score of 907.

Madison participates in the Character Counts! Program, which teaches the 6 Pillars of Character to foster responsibility and citizenship. Kids take a pledge and promise to be caring, fair, respectful and to always do their best. Every other month one of the Pillars is specifically concentrated on for that time.

Another fun program is The Battle of The Books. Third, 4th and 5th graders who join read at least 10 books per school year. Then teams are formed and they battle against each other by answering questions about the books they’ve read. At the end they have a Championship Battle against other local schools.

The Madison Morning Milers are kids who walk or run laps before class every morning.

Children can also participate in the Hands on Art Program. Kids have 6 projects per year to complete based on a specific subject or theme which are then displayed in the school.

For more information, see the school’s website here.





Lincoln Elementary School – Redondo Beach

Lincoln-WEBLincoln Elementary School serves a portion of North Redondo Beach and is home to about 575 students. Providing a solid educational atmosphere which trains kids in critical thinking skills and problem solving is part of the school’s mission statement. Fostering responsible citizens and community spirit is Lincoln Elementary’s goal.

The school offers a Walking School Bus program and has many fun-filled activities throughout the year, many of which involve the whole family.

Lincoln students participate in the Kids LiveWell program. This program is designed to fight the obesity epidemic by teaching children about healthy eating and exercise habits. Kids also tend their own garden and eat their own fruits and vegetables!

Students can join the Safe Schools Ambassadors; a program whose goal it is to stop bullying. Ambassadors learn leadership skills and make a vow to be helpful and kind to all.

For more information, see the school’s website here.



Jefferson Elementary School – Redondo Beach

Jefferson-WEBJefferson Elementary School is a California Distinguished school and strives to foster critical thinking and problem solving in its students in order to create the best future citizens.

Career and college readiness are subjects emphasized at Jefferson. There are two Learning Centers where students can get support with both general education and special education.

Fifth graders can attend Camp Pali, an outdoor education camp in the San Bernardino Mountains. Students learn about geology, archeology, ornithology, astronomy and much more- as well as leadership skills. There are lots of fun activities like archery, rock walls, ziplines and water sports.

For more information, see the school’s website here.

Birney Elementary School – Redondo Beach

Birney-WEBBirney Elementary School is the home of the Bobcats and ad Bronze recognition as an Alliance for a Healthier Generation school.  Birney has been a CBEE Awards recipient for 5 straight years.

Students participate in the Live Well Program which teaches about healthy living, eating and exercising.

The school first opened in 1959, and has been undergoing major upgrades and renovations since 2007 including modernization of the library, learning center and kindergarten classrooms and a new administration building. Most recently in 2014, six new classrooms were built.

Instructors at Birney participate in a program called Growing Educators. It is designed to help facilitate the teaching of writing instruction and reading comprehension.

For more information, see the school’s website here.

Alta Vista Elementary School – Redondo Beach

Alta-Vista-WEBAlta Vista Elementary is one of eight elementary schools in Redondo Beach. It serves Emerald Street and part of North Catalina to the north, and Avenue A to the south. Their base API score is 918.

All students at Alta Vista participate in an 8-minute morning workout!

Alta Vista offers a LIFT Program (Learning is Fun Together) for special needs students. It also has a lively Visual and Performing Arts program and a great After School Enrichment Program, which offers foreign languages, chess, math and science enrichment and visual performing arts.

Thanks to Measure C, the school now boats new windows, music room, computer lab, student services office building, wrought iron fencing and a renovated cafeteria.

Fifth-graders serve as “reading buddies” to the younger students and have to opportunity to attend Outdoor Science Camp. The PTA offers numerous fun family activities throughout the year.

For more information see the school’s website here.





Adams Middle School – Redondo Beach

Adams-WEBAdams Middle School is home to about 1000 students and is heavily focused on preparing them for their years at Redondo Union High and offers a wide variety of electives so students can explore career interests.

Incoming 6th graders are put on teams guided by two teachers. One focuses on science and math and the other teaches language arts and social studies.

Adams offers all three grade levels yearly overnight outdoor science camps. They also participate in the WEB Program. “Where Everybody Belongs” is a middle school transition program and is intended to foster a sense of community and belonging.

The school also participates in the AVID and PLTW programs. All grades can take part in The Advancement Via Individual Determination class (AVID) and is a year-long elective. Seventh and 8th graders can participate in Project Lead The Way, a one-semester engineering elective.

The music program consists of vocal music and concert, jazz and symphonic bands, wind ensemble, symphonic band, and vocal music. The school boasts an outdoor amphitheater and a performing arts stage.

For more information, visit the school’s website here.