Centralia School District
|Centralia Elementary School District|
|6625 La Palma Ave.|
Buena Park, California 90620
|Grades||K through 6th|
|Students and staff|
The school district serves Buena Park, and portions of Anaheim, Cypress, and La Palma. Students moving on to high school are directed to the Anaheim Union High School District. However, a small portion of high school students who reside in La Palma may be directed to the ABC Unified School District. Students moving on to middle school are directed to various middle schools in various school districts. All eight schools in the district are elementary schools.
- Buena Terra
- Los Coyotes
- Raymond Temple
- San Marino
Established in 1875, the District's eight elementary schools currently serve 4,500 students in the cities of Anaheim, Buena Park, Cypress, and La Palma. Centralia School District was the first school district in California to provide free textbooks to students, and today is one of only three school districts in Orange County that is not "program improvement".
According to the 2010 Census, the District's resident population is 55,193 with a demographic of 34% Hispanic, 30% White, 29% Asian, 4% Black, and 3% Other/Mixed Race.
The District is most-recently known for their award-winning Food Services program and for having a campus with the largest school-wide standardized test score increase in the State of California between the 2012–13 and 2013–14 school years.
In 2011, the District's original silver school bell, used in Buena Park's first schoolhouse in 1889, was stolen.
Board of Trustees
The District is governed by a five-member elected Board of Trustees. In 2014, twenty-year-old Chapman University student Connor Traut was elected to the board of trustees as the youngest Trustee in District history.
Current Trustees are: Connor Traut, Art Montez, Steve Harris, Henry Charoen, and Elizabeth Gonzalez.
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