The motto at La Madera Elementary School, a pretty campus dotted with eucalyptus trees, is "Believe! Achieve!…More Succeed!" Most of the 615 students who attend here reside in the immediate neighborhood, providing a strong sense of community among students, staff and parents.
Known for strong academics, La Madera received an API score of 895 in 2010, an increase of 13 points from the prior year. About 13 percent of its students are classified as "English Learners," while 11 percent receive free or reduced-price lunches.