Leal Elementary School

12920 Droxford St.
Cerritos 90703
FAX * 402-5950



I have the privilege of being principal at Leal and I am excited to be a part of this amazing school and community. Without a doubt, Leal has a tremendous heritage and pedigree of excellence in   academics and the arts. The staff and I will be working diligently to continue and deepen that  tradition as we forge ahead.


Leal's designation as a visual and performing arts magnet school goes a long way in defining who we are as a school community. Our students engage in the arts on a daily basis, from pull-out  instruction in theater to hands-on art projects in the classroom. We value creative expression as an effective way for student s to demonstrate what they have learned. Furthermore, our students eagerly participate in classroom presentations as well as various other programs including band, Diwali festival, Lunar New Year festival, International festival and the spring musical.  Our parent community extends its commitment to our success in this area as well, having established the Leal Elementary Arts Program (LEAP) Foundation. LEAP, a non-profit charitable organization, acts as the sole funding source for our magnet program. Each year it raises an average of $50,000 through various avenues in order to sustain our visual and performing arts program. Additionally our PTA is instrumental in providing support to students through various school programs such as fieldtrips, yearbooks, dances, and science night. By working in conjunction, these two volunteer organizations provide tremendous support and contribute significantly to the success of our students.


At Leal, we pride ourselves in creating an environment in which students feel safe, are free to take academic and creative "risks," as well as engage in a constant cycle of curiosity, inquiry, investigation, and imagination.  It is our goal to send truly well-rounded, confident, and prepared young people on to the next stage of their education. We are proud of the example we set as a community and, most importantly, of the accomplishments of our students.