A California Distinguished School 2006
Running Springs Elementary
8670 Running Springs Drive
Anaheim, CA 92808
Principal: Lydia Roach
School Colors: red and grey
The mission of Running Springs Elementary School is to fully utilize all resources at our disposal including financial, personnel, and materials to provide the highest quality education possible. Decisions about the instructional program are based on student performance data including the California Standards Test and internal school wide measures. Collaborative decision making between staff and parents maximizes the power of the available resources, and benefits each child and the whole school as well. Challenging educational experiences are provided that incorporate curriculum and promote character development. Decisions regarding programs and implementation are made using information from current best practice research. Parents are included as an integral part of our school educational program, and are involved in many ways with their children’s education.
Running Springs Elementary School is one of thirty elementary schools in the Orange Unified School District. The school was established July of 1999. Approximately 781 students were enrolled in grades kindergarten through six during the 2002/2003 school year. The school maintains a single track, year-round schedule.
Springs is located on the eastern
edge of the Orange Unified
School District in a growing area within
the city of Anaheim.
The school is situated in a newer residential area
off Weir Canyon, and
is across the road from Toyon
Park. The school consists
of thirty classrooms, eight portable classrooms,
a multi-purpose building,
and an administration
building. The administration building
contains offices, the
and workroom, the computer lab and library. Running Springs’ school-wide computer
network allows students to access software, research tools and the Internet from every
computer in the school.
The Running Springs Elementary staff believes that every child is entitled to an outstanding instructional program within a safe and caring environment. It is our sincere belief that with the information in this School Accountability Report Card, you will become a knowledgeable member of the educational team and will assist us with our efforts to provide our children with an exceptional instructional program designed to meet the challenges of the twenty-first century.