Mission & Vision

  • Verdugo Woodlands Elementary School, a dynamic, diverse and safe community-based learning environment, ensures the development of academically and socially successful individuals by implementing effective programs which promote academic achievement, understanding, and respect among students, staff, family, and community.

    2017 - 2018 marks our 91st year of academic excellence at Verdugo Woodlands! We are proud of our accomplishments and our Academic Performance. We are currently under construction paid for through Glendale's Measure S and California's Overcrowding Relief Grant (ORG). The new twenty-classroom, two-story building is set to be complete in early 2018. Our school community continues the many traditions that bring our school and families together, including our Fall Festival, Dads’ Club Pancake Breakfast, “Survivor Challenge,” our themed Family Reading Night, and Fathers’ Follies just to name a few.

    Our parents are a critical component of our success. The Verdugo Woodlands Parent Teacher Association (PTA) and foundation, Woodlanders Are Volunteers for Education (W.A.V.E.) provide outstanding supplemental educational experiences for our students. In 2016 - 2017 these included the Meet the Masters fine arts program, Taiko Drumming, in-school Drama-Theater Arts Program, and financial assistance for student intervention support programs.

    Our FLAG Japanese program successfully completed its 8th year. FLAG program offers students the opportunity to become bilingual and biliterate in both English and Japanese, thereby expanding their horizons and opportunities in our growing global society.

    The Verdugo Woodlands school community, including staff, parents, students, and community members, is dedicated to working together to ensure a quality learning experience for all our children.