Glen Oak Elementary

Basic Information

Address: 1000 N. Sunflower Ave. Covina, CA. 91724
County: Los Angeles
District: Charter Oak Unified School District
Phone Number: (626) 331-5341
Fax Number: (626) 331-5312
Principal: Maggie GrosJean

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Additional Information

School Type: Elementary grades K-6
Grade Level: K-5, 6-8
Founded: 1964
School Setting:

Public school setting

School Schedule (Hours in Day): 7:50 a.m. - 2:20 p.m.
School Days in Calendar Year: 180
School Holidays: Winter Break - 2 weeks, Spring Break 1 week
School Colors: Blue and Yellow
School Mascot: Eagle


School Size: 500
Classroom Size: Gr. K-3 - 25 ; gr. 4-6 - 32
Classroom Teachers: 18
Student/Teacher Ratio: Gr. K-3 = 25:1, gr. 4-6 - 32:1
Support Services:

Special Education classes, speech and language services, adaptive p.e., occupational therapy, intervention classes after school, daycare before and after school

Camp Programs: No
After School Programs: Yes
Summer School: Yes
PTA Organization: Yes
Computer Capabilities:

Computer lab with 36 computers, internet services throughout the campus, 3-4 computers in each classroom

School Championships:


School Clubs:


Lunch Availability: Free and Reduced Lunch Program Participant
Parking Spaces/Availability:

30+ spaces available

Uniform Guidelines:

No uniforms required, dress code

Mission Statement:

The Glen Oak Elementary School community works to assure that all students have access to an educational program that is challenging, meaningful and focused on academic achievement. Our mission is to foster the social, psychological, and academic growth of every student. We seek to develop students who are lifelong learners, responsible and productive citizens, and individuals who are prepared to thrive in a diverse and changing world.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

Glen Oak staff holds high expectations for all students to become proficient in grade level appropriate standards as mandated by No Child Left Behind.

Enrollment Characteristics: Glen Oak has a diverse student population which is 46% Hispanic or Latino, 29% White, 5% African-American, 4% Asian and 4% Filipino. Approximately 7% of our students are English Language Learners and 44% of our students qualify for free or reduced meal rates.
School History:

Glen Oak Elementary School is one of five elementary schools in the Charter Oak Unified School District. It is located in the city of Covina. Due to a decrease in enrollment over the past three years, Glen Oak currently has a population of approximately 525 students and over 30 staff members including a Principal, Regular and Special Education Teachers, Part-time School Psychologist, Health Aide, Special Education Instructional Aides, Language Development Assistant, Office Manager, Office Assistant, Custodians, Library/Media Aide, Instructional Assistant, Technology, Cafeteria Workers, and Noon Aides.

Programs and Services:

Categorical programs at Glen Oak include: ELAP, SLIBG, TIIBG, EIA LEP/SCE, Title III, Special Education, IMFRP, Lottery, GATE, and Title I. Materials purchased with Title I funds include extra support components of the district approved textbooks series, software programs such as Accelerated Reader, Accelerated Math, English in a Flash, and Math Facts in a Flash, test preparation materials, and other supplemental instructional materials consistent with the needs of Title I students. EIA/LEP funds support a Language Development Assistant who assists in classrooms to help teachers provide English Language Development instruction to promote the district goal of English acquisition. EIA/LEP funds are also used to purchase supplemental ELD instruction materials such as Moving Into English and the ELL components of the Open Court and McDougall Littell core curriculum. All students who have other than English listed on their Home Language Survey are tested using the CELDT test. English Language Learners are placed in classes with teachers who have BCLAD, CLAD or SDAIE training. SLIBG and TIIBG funds are used to purchase incentives for students, supplemental instructional materials, programs to support student achievement such as Accelerated Reader and Accelerated Math, library books, and to provide staff development for teachers.

Notes/School Information:


Glen Oak promotes a safe environment conducive to learning, and moral and social growth. Our school wide discipline program is based on preventing inappropriate school behavior and dealing with behavior problems in a firm, fair, and consistent manner. Behavioral expectations, procedures, and consequences are clearly communicated to parents, students, and staff through the Parent Handbook which is distributed to each student on a yearly basis and which is posted on our school’s website. This information is thoroughly discussed with students during the first week of school in class and with the principal in a student success assembly. It is also reviewed on an ongoing basis throughout the school year. We implement Character Counts as our character education program. This program involves focusing on the pillars and traits of character each month. Students are engaged in classroom lessons and activities reinforcing the pillars of character and we hold a monthly Character Counts school wide assembly to recognize students who exemplify the pillars of character.   Through participation in several programs, students are rewarded when they display targeted behaviors. These include certificates presented at awards assemblies each trimester, Really Radical Reader participation prizes, monthly character education assemblies, weekly Excellent Eagle raffles,  classroom rewards and recognition, and district student recognition nights.