Cleveland Elementary School

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Mission & Vision

School Description and Mission Statement

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. Restorative Approaches is a systematic approach to developing the skills needed for conflict resolution and enhancing relationships. At Cleveland we will employ the RA process to guide decisions on policy, programs, and practice. RA is a philosophy that creates opportunities to develop and promote empathy and accountability through conversation. RA is inclusive, collaborative, supportive, reflective, and a form of accountability.

District Mission Statement
The mission of Santa Barbara Unified School District is to ensure the educational success of all students through high expectations and a commitment to excellence, and to empower them to reach their full potential as responsible, ethical, and potential as responsible, ethical and productive citizens in a diverse and changing world.