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Community Spotlight: KinderKindness Week

"All over the room today, in our work and in our play, all over the school today, kindness is the way," sing the sweet voices of kindergarten students at assemblies across the Buena Park School District in celebration of KinderKindness Week.

Event Spotlight: Comic Creators' Showcase

Students at Buena Park School District's Comic Creators' Showcase display their hand-drawn comic books for attendees who have come to celebrate the conclusion of this After School Enrichment Program (ASES) rotation.


Governing Board Meeting
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Governing Board Meeting
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Our Programs

Elementary Schools

Arthur F. Corey School

Arthur F. Corey School

Elementary School

Passion Programs: Visual and Performing Arts, CGI Math
Principal: Jeselle Mata

Carl E. Gilbert

Carl E. Gilbert

Elementary School

Passion Programs: AVID Excel, CGI Math, Readers/Writers Workshop
Principal: Leslie Chavez

Mabel L. Pendelton School

Mabel L. Pendelton School

Elementary School

Passion Programs: IB Primary Years Program, CGI Math
Principal: Loriann Leota

Charles G. Emery School

Charles G. Emery School

elementary School

Passion Programs: STEAM Lab, GATE Classes, CGI Math
Principal: Gil Kim

James A. Whitaker School

James A. Whitaker School

elementary School

Passion Programs: Communication and Media Arts, CGI Math
Principal: Stephanie Williamson


A Message from Our Principal

Dear Gilbert Families,

It is an honor to serve as your principal and to welcome you to the 2023-2024 school year. Gilbert is a special community. Our signature program, AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination), provides professional learning for our wonderful teachers to prepare all students to succeed in a global society through achievement in school, college, and career.... 

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