Sulphur Springs Elementary School
Our School Vision
Empowering all learners to be authentic innovators in a collaborative community willing to take risks to change their world.
Sulphur Springs Community School is nestled in the foothills of Santa Clarita, California, about 40 miles northeast of Los Angeles. Established by Colonel Mitchell in 1872, Sulphur Springs Community School has played an important role in the history of the Santa Clarita Valley. At present, Sulphur Springs is the oldest active school in Los Angeles County. Our state-of-the-art facility bears little resemblance to its humble beginnings as a one-room adobe schoolhouse. Our spacious campus is located in a park like setting distinguished by Heritage Oaks. A visit to Sulphur Springs School reveals an environment where high expectations, positive morale, dedication to the highest quality education and a sense of camaraderie are prevalent.
Sulphur Springs Community School is a leader among California’s elementary schools. We received the California Distinguished School Award in 1997, 2002, 2006, and 2013.
Who We Are
Sulphur Springs currently educates a student population of 613 students. We have 22 regular classrooms and four Special Day classes. Our support staff includes a Speech and Language Specialist, Resource Teacher, School Psychologist, Adaptive P.E. Teacher, and an Occupational Therapist. We have a consultant contract with Cultivating Creative Minds for music, movement and arts instruction. We have a fully equipped computer lab with 36 computers and a Computer Lab Specialist that works with our classes on a weekly basis. Our Science Lab is used by grades Kindergarten through Sixth on a weekly basis with a Science Lab Specialist that works with classes on experiments. Our Bilingual EL aide supports EL students and outreach to our Latino/Hispanic families by communicating with them, supporting them, and providing translation when needed.
Our Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten classes have 26 students with a full day schedule. Reading instruction in primary grades is enhanced by the implementation of programs including Jolly Phonics, Daily Five, Making Words, Imagine Learning, reading in both Fiction and Non-Fiction text, a focus on reading comprehension, and a Response to Intervention model that focuses on closing the student achievement gap. Various intervention strategies, in all grades, support the learning of our students who have not yet met standard; we have incorporated Imagine Math and Reflex Math as interventions and enrichment. The use of technology is integrated throughout the curriculum and enhances school operations. A standard in each classroom is our state of the art technology including a Smart Board, teacher laptop, teacher iPad, sound system and document camera. This technology standard also includes a second Smart Board and a 3:1 ratio of iPads. We continually seek innovative means to expand and update our existing technology through district provided technology trainings and professional development Tuesday staff meetings. Every student TK-6 has supervised access to the Internet through trips to the computer lab as well in the classroom on Apple laptops, Chromebooks, and iPads. Staff, students and the community participate in training aimed at increasing computer literacy and the ability to access meaningful information. Smart Boards are used in the computer lab, science lab and all classrooms. Students receive hands-on, enriched, standards-based lessons in all classrooms, computer lab and in the state-of-the-art Science Lab.
School pride is evident throughout the campus and something that makes Sulphur Springs Community School unique. At monthly Spirit Assemblies, students are recognized for their accomplishments, and achievements are celebrated. The school cheer team gets the crowd involved, our 6th grade monthly award recipients help to announce awards, and our PTA gets involved with raffles for students who submit Box Tops to help with school fundraising and have perfect attendance. Every Friday, students and staff are attired in their spirit wear and adorn themselves in head to toe red and blue, the school colors. Sixth grade students have a variety of "spirit" days scheduled during the school year from "twin day" to "crazy hat day." There exists a strong sense of pride, commitment and caring amongst the staff, students and community of Sulphur Springs Community School and is felt just walking on to the campus.
Pride, Tradition, and Spirit since 1872