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Welcome to the official website for Chandler Elementary School located in Sherman Oaks, California.  We're a gorgeous LAUSD local school with about 550 students in grade Tk-5.  We were honored to become a California Distinguished School in 2012 and again in 2018. We are also a 3-time Star Honor Roll school. We have a diverse population of eager learners, talented teachers, caring administrators, and committed parents. In fact, our PTA was been award 31st District PTSA Unit of the Year- Elementary in 2015-2016 and 2017-2018. Our teachers, staff, and PTA are dedicated to making our school a learning community that offers the best education possible.  A quality education is our top priority. Currently, we are offering music, dance, and art education for all of our students. Below you will find our philosophy on teaching all children at Chandler.

Mission Statement

     The mission of Chandler is to provide a challenging, enriching, and safe learning environment for all students through rigorous, technological, and differentiated standards-based instruction, in order to prepare them for the 21st century.


Chandler staff will:


*  Provide an environment conducive to learning socially and academically that is

    rigorous and challenging for each student.

*  Foster an environment that celebrates and promotes maximum growth and

    development of children.

*  Provide all students with an instructional program that teaches to all modalities  

    and intelligences and that addresses individual needs of all students through

    differentiated instruction and specialized services.

*  Utilize technology to enhance student learning and instruction.

*  Instill an interest in, and an eagerness for learning, permitting children to realize

    their fullest potential.

*  Empower staff, students and parents with skills, strategies, and techniques that

    will enable them to continue as life-long learners.




     The staff, students, parents and community of Chandler commit to provide all students with a safe learning environment that nurtures and fosters mutual respect for all, in order to meet social and academic standards in a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural society.


What does it mean to be an educated person in the 21st century?


     Chandler believes an educated person of the 21st century is a self-motivated, independent thinker who is prepared to approach problem solving through multiple perspectives, utilizing technology and complex thinking skills in order to be competitive in a modern world.


     Our students will develop a life-long love of learning. Students will apply the scientific method of investigation to many aspects of their lives and across disciplines. They will utilize the scientific methods of investigation to develop abstract, concrete, and creative thinking skills through inquiry. They will initiate their own learning and develop an understanding of concepts through real-world applications and interactions. 


     Students will also develop the critical thinking skills necessary to problem solve effectively and compete on a global scale. They will be prepared to contribute to a global society in the modern world by acquiring and applying such skills as collabortation, communication, and creativity. They will develop an inherent sense of cultural and social awareness that will enable them to adapt to change, as well as act as "agents of change" in a modern, multicultural world.


     In order to prepare for 21st the our students must demonstrate strong work ethics and perseverance on whatever challenges they may face. They will need to question, gather, and synthesize information and experiences. To be successful in the 21st century, an individual must possess critical thinking skills related to vast quantities of information, sophisticated media, and the fast-paced evolution of technology.


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