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Arts Program School
El Oro Way has the privilege of being an Arts Program School. This program brings high quality arts instruction in all three disciplines; dance, theater and visual arts. All teachers have been trained by art specialists who teach at our school. The goal of the program is to promote and implement a comprehensive visual and performing arts program available to all students. All teachers integrate the arts into their regular curriculum to provide students with a well-rounded and enriched educational program. Teachers and students alike have been enjoying this expressive program at our school and hope to continue our partnership for years to come.

Wonder of Reading Library
El Oro Way celebrated the grand opening of our Wonder of Reading Library in November 2006. The newly expanded library features a story amphitheater, study cubbies, and even a cozy reading nook complete with fireplace. Additionally, we are currently working on completing our Reading Garden, located just outside the library. This outdoor setting will include a stage area, small grass lawn area, and multiple tables and benches to bring the pleasures of reading outdoors.  

Technology Lab

The Tech Lab is integrated into all areas of the curriculum as an extension of the classroom.  Each class (K-5) attends computer lab for a scheduled 30-45 minute period every week.  A part-time computer assistant is present.  Students are given assignments that are planned to coincide with current classroom studies.  Early grades are taught basic computer skills.  Older students are taught keyboarding skills, the use of Word, Internet safety, and research skills.




Our Programs:

Blended Learning - Classrooms Grades 3-5  The integration of technology into learning activities is termed blended learning. Students in 4th and 5th grade classes use a laptop or chromebook on a one to one basis throughout the school day. 3rd grade classes share a cart (enough devices for 1 class) with one other class each. Teachers and students are exploring Google Apps For Education to complete assignments.


K-1st: Read, Write & Type, Space Ship Challenge, and Wordy Qwerty- This is a revolutionary reading program that teaches phonics, reading, writing, spelling, typing, and word processing! Students can visit to practice skills at home.

2nd-5th : Type to Learn 4-  This program has 36 lessons, 5 engaging, skill-targeted typing games with each lesson, and 7 diagnostic, formative, and summative keyboarding assessments.  This program is available for download at home  Once the download is complete, students will use their current user name and password.  An account code of 152842 will need to be entered to begin the lesson.


K-5th: Lexia Core 5- This is a revolutionary reading and language arts program that teaches phonics, reading, writing, spelling, typing,  word processing, and grammar! Students can visit to practice skills at home.


1st-5th: Various other programs such as Microsoft Word, Power Point, Excel, iMovie, Comic Life, and Photo Booth. 


At El Oro Way Elementary, we take great pride in our high- quality, school-wide music education program. This year, Mr. Billy Coane is our music teacher in the first semester. El Oro Way students are carefully guided into a wide variety of well-planned, music-making activities. These activities are not only fun, they are also challenging and allow for (and actually encourage) a wide spectrum of creative musical expression.


Mr. AlevrasHello, my name is Mr. Alevras and I am the Physical Education teacher here at El Oro Elementary School. I have a California Preliminary Single Subject Teaching Credential in Physical Education and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Liberal Studies. There are many reasons why I became a teacher. Most importantly, because I think it is a wonderful way to make a very positive impact on a great number of people's lives. Knowing that I can make a tremendous difference in so many people's lives is something that is very important and rewarding to me, and I hope to make it a very rewarding experience for all of my students as well.

The class expectations I have for my students are as follows:

  • Be safe.
  • Be respectful and kind to everyone.
  • Be good active listeners.
  • Participate and give your best effort.
  • Take care of the school and the equipment.
  • Have fun!

My goal is to establish and maintain a learning environment that is welcoming, safe, comfortable, nurturing, active, and fun for everyone involved, with the hope that I will give every student a great experience in physical education so that they will continue to be active and healthy individuals for the rest of their lives. I strive to continually motivate students to always do their best. By giving frequent praise, reassurance, and encouragement, I am helping students to gain self-confidence, feel good about themselves, and enjoy their learning experience. I believe this approach has a tremendously positive impact on the students' learning, development, and overall well-being. I have always had a love of playing sports, being physically active, and learning. My hope is to instill all of those same feelings in each of my students as well. I pride myself on being a good person and I believe that I am a very good role model for students. I have a genuine desire and willingness to teach students, not only about physical education, but about life as well. Learning about teamwork, cooperation, leadership, and respect, in addition to other social skills, is something very important students will use and benefit from throughout their lives.

My lessons are based on the Physical Education Model Content Standards For California Public Schools and involve various combinations of warm-up exercises, movement concepts, body management, locomotor movements, manipulative skills, fitness concepts, aerobic capacity, muscular strength/endurance, flexibility, body composition, self-responsibility, social interaction, group dynamics, and games.

I believe that getting regular physical activity, having a healthy diet, and getting enough sleep are the most important ways to maintain and improve a person's physical health, mental health, and their overall well-being. By being an active participant in physical education, a student is more likely to become a healthy adult who is motivated to remain healthy and physically active throughout their life. Because of this, all of my students have homework every day.

Their homework is to try to:

  • Get some exercise (30 minutes or more).
  • Eat and drink healthy (fruits, vegetables, protein, water, and milk).
  • Get plenty of sleep (9-10 hours).

I ask students not to think of this as their homework, but to try to consider this as a way of life so that they will live longer and healthier lives. Parents, you are the key to your children's success, because at this stage of their lives, you are making most of these types of decisions for them and you are also setting an example for them. Please help to reinforce this mindset and this way of life, and you'll probably end up not only helping your children, but yourselves as well.

Youth Services (Playground)
The LAUSD Beyond the Bell Branch provides one coach to distribute equipment and supervise students in emergencies. Because of the limited supervision, only students in 2nd through 5th grade are allowed on the afterschool playground. It is important to note that this program is very unstructured and does not include help with homework or organized activities on a daily basis. Parents should take this into consideration when making the decision to leave their children on the afterschool playground.

Indian Education
The Indian Education is a special program funded by the Federal Government. The purpose is to provide educational and cultural instruction for eligible American Indian and Alaskan Native students. During the spring semester, the students display artwork at the Autry National Center's Southwest Museum 

After-school Armenian Classes are also offered twice a week at El Oro Way by the Davidian/Mariamian Educational Foundation. For more information, please call 818-548-8461 or inquire in the school office.

Science Olympiad
Each year in the spring, a team of 15 fifth grade students compete in the Los Angeles County Science Olympiad. The purpose of the Olympiad is to increase student interest and recognize achievement in the field of science. More information can be found at

Congratulations to the 2016 EL ORO WAY SCIENCE OLYMPIAD TEAM for taking home a Bronze!

Student Support & Progress Team

The Student Support & Progress Team (SSPT) is an integral part of the process that supports success for all students at El Oro Way. SSPT is comprised of the child’s teacher, parents, an administrator, a special education teacher, a facilitator, and other specialists who may be of assistance to the team in support of students at risk academically and/or behaviorally. Meeting monthly, the team discusses strategies, accommodations and interventions that may help a student on his or her road to success. The goal is for each child to flourish at El Oro Way. For further information, contact Alba Sandoval.