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Our Mission

Our Mission Is Learning.
“We will ensure that all our children will learn more today than yesterday, and more tomorrow than today.”

Opened in September 2002, Laguna Niguel Elementary School is the newest K-5 elementary school to serve the growing community of Laguna Niguel. This beautiful facility is located in close proximity to the Senior Center of Laguna Niguel, the Laguna Niguel Regional Park, and Laguna Niguel City Hall. It is a state-of-the-art school, featuring a large multipurpose room with multimedia capabilities, classrooms with skylights and Internet access, a modern library, and a covered lunch patio.

The staff creates an atmosphere of warmth, caring, and respect where children come to learn, grow, and achieve. Laguna Niguel Elementary provides a quality educational program for all students in a challenging, safe, nurturing environment. This enables students to develop socially, physically, emotionally, and intellectually. We are committed to preparing students to become lifelong learners and productive citizens.

The Laguna Niguel Elementary staff has prepared an outstanding instructional program, which balances basic skills with critical thinking and enrichment to ensure an exciting and successful academic program for all students.

We believe that technology is a critical teaching and learning tool in the 21stcentury. Our classrooms and computer lab feature the latest hardware and software. In addition to word processing, keyboarding and graphic design, students will learn to create digital art. LNES has an award winning student-produced television broadcast. Students use oral and written language, as well as research and technology skills, to write the school news on a regular basis.

The staff is extremely proud of our school’s API (Academic Performance Index) for the 2002-2003 school year. LNES has scored 882 in its first year. We have built a school where students, parents, staff, administrators, and community members actively work in harmony for the benefit of all students.

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Non-Discrimination Statement

The Capistrano Unified School District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying in all district activities, programs, and employment based upon actual or perceived gender, gender identity, gender expression, race, ethnicity, color, religion, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identification, sex, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, pregnancy, age, physical or mental disability or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. Reference: AR 1312.3, BP 1312.3 and BP 5183.

Rich Montgomery, Executive Director, Human Resource Services/Compliance
33122 Valle Road, San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949) 234-9200

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