Mission & Vision
School Description and Mission Statement
(School Year 2020–2021)
Situated on a hillside overlooking the beautiful Santa Barbara Channel, Cleveland Elementary School has provided quality educational services to its diverse student population since 1959. Teachers and parents engage in a process of evaluation, planning and implementation to ensure that students realize their full potential as thoughtful, informed and creative members of society.
We believe children learn best when they engage in a variety of meaningful activities in a challenging, structured and positive environment. All members of the Cleveland School community collaborate to offer learning programs that enable all children to maximize their academic, social and emotional growth and promote their development into thoughtful, productive and responsible citizens.
Cleveland is a Character Counts school and focuses on Restorative Approaches and Positive Behavior Intervention Strategies (PBIS). Restorative Approaches (RA) is a systematic approach to developing the skills needed for conflict resolution and enhancing relationships. PBIS are systematic practices for promoting positive, predictable, safe environments for everyone in all school settings. Cleveland employs RA and PBIS practices to guide decisions on policy, programs, and learning.
District Mission Statement
The mission of the Santa Barbara Unified School District is to prepare students for a world that is yet to be created.