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Vision Statement

At Carleton P. Lightfoot Elementary, a California Distinguished School, we firmly believe in our vision, that all children can and do learn and will strive to fulfill their potential as learners in an atmosphere of acceptance, respect, and high expectations. Our staff is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for learning. We believe that parents are an integral part of a child’s education. Parents, teachers and the community, working together, provide a quality educational experience for all students.

Mission Statement

It is our mission at CPL to ensure that all children learn as we nurture student’s uniqueness and special talents. We credit our success to our entire staff’s ongoing commitment and the engagement of our community to support every student as they grow as a scholar. While CPL’s system of standards-based education is driven by rigorous academic standards, and high expectations, our number one focus is the whole child.