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Welcome to Woodland Elementary School!

the front gate of Woodland Elementary

Woodland's vision is to provide students with a safe and nurturing school environment that enables all students to learn to their maximum potential.

Within the boundaries of the Newport-Mesa Unified School District, nestled on the corner of Garden and Woodland lanes, lies a small, well-hidden school serving kindergarten through second grade students. Woodland Elementary School is located on the east side of Costa Mesa in Orange County, approximately five miles from the Pacific Ocean. Within its secluded world, approximately 440 students with diverse ethnicities blend together to form one learning community. Woodland is a slice of life, a blend of socioeconomic levels, from homeless to highly affluent families. The staff and community value the school’s diversity for the rich environment it provides our students. It is within this rich environment that dedicated teachers, involved parents, and members of the community work together to provide a challenging, well-balanced academic program that meets the needs of all Woodland students.

Each morning students are greeted by the principal and staff, as they enter the campus on a sidewalk paved with colorful student-crafted tiles. Friday flag decks and spirit days serve to unite the school population. Woodland provides a variety of opportunities for students and families to experience and appreciate personal differences within the school setting. We reach out to families in need, include students with learning disabilities in our programs. Community involvement is valued at Woodland and every attempt is made to bring the neighborhood into the school setting by providing family nights, a school carnival, skate and family restaurant nights, and book fairs.

Woodland staff members embrace technology for its benefit to our instructional programs. Woodland offers 1:1 Chromebooks for all our students. These are used to teach and engage students in their learning.

Woodland's Character Education Program: Pyramid of Success

Woodland's character education program is based on Coach John Wooden's book, Inch and Miles - The Journey to Success. 

Success isn't having trophies or toys.
It isn't a medal or friends of your choice.
What is Success? That's easy to see.
It's trying to be the best that you can be!
Don't worry what others may have or might say.
When trying your best,
Success comes your way.

Woodland Elementary Newsletter

Principal Maxwell sends a weekly newsletter to keep our school community informed of important school events.

Click here to view the Woodland Elementary Newsletter.