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Cabrillo Ave Elementary School

Los Angeles Unified School District

  • Principal's Message

    I am very proud to serve as principal of Cabrillo Avenue Elementary School. When I was five years old, my family moved to the South Bay from post revolutionary Cuba. We entered as political refugees, and we struggled hard to achieve the American dream.

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    Upcoming Events

    Earthquake Drill

    On Thursday, October 18, all schools in California will hold an emergency drill to prepare for a major earthquake. The drill will begin at 10:15 am. Parents are invited to participate. Note to parents: if you have an appointment at that time and need to check out your student, you will have to go through the Reunion Gate on 8th Street. We encourage you to make appointments at other times.


    Harvest Festival

    Our Harvest Festival will be held on Friday, October 26. Parents/community members who want to participate should contact our Community Rep Serita Williams: (310) 832-6446

    Uniform Complaint Policy

    The UCP process may be used to address complaints alleging: failure to comply with laws and regulations pertaining to discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and/or bullying; noncompliance with applicable state and/or federal laws and regulations.
     Any individual, public agency, or organization may file a written complaint alleging a matter which, if true, would constitute a violation by the District of federal or state laws or regulations governing the programs and activities as well as allegations of unlawful discrimination identified above. UCP complaints are to be submitted in writing to:
    Los Angeles Unified School District
    Educational Equity Compliance Office, 20th Floor
    333 South Beaudry Avenue
    Los Angeles, CA 90017

    Any person with a disability or who is unable to prepare a written complaint can receive assistance from the site-administrator/designee or by calling the Educational Equity Compliance Office at (213) 241-7682.


    Cabrillo Avenue encourages that all students will encounter rich, varied experiences that will accommodate their unique and individual learning styles. Every students will acquire knowledge and develop skills and habits necessary to function productively in society. All students will develop skills in higher order thinking and problem solving and will have access to modern technology, learn how to use the tools used in everyday life.  Cabrillo students will learn to work with others in a collaborative effort and respect different cultures and individual differences. 

    Music and Art

    Children at Cabrillo participate in a rich fine and performing arts program. Art not only delights, but it instructs, helping students to perform better in their math, reading, and writing. They learn about history and the world around them. They find their voices and they rejoice.

    Angel's Gate

    Angel's Gate Cultural Center brings art to our classrooms.

    Code of Conduct

    1. Be Safe (on school grounds before, during, and after school)

    2. Be Responsible

    3. Be Respectful

    4. Be Honest

    5. Appreciate Differences

    6. Be a Life-Long Learner

    Ms. Gastelum reviews expectations with students. The focus for August and September is respect.

    Field Trips

    Our students will participate in field trips to the historic Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro and the 24th Street Theatre in Los Angeles. Actors come to the school to facilitate workshops that help children express themselves.

    Grand Vision

    The Grand Vision Foundation partners with our school to provide musical experiences for our students, including lessons on the recorder. Our fifth grade students will hold recitals.

    Ms. Rodriguez' Theatre Class