School Profile: LUCHA elementary in East San Jose

October 7, 2015

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Started by the efforts of parents 11 years ago, they are at the heart of LUCHA elementary, a small public school in east San Jose, where parents are not just welcome - they are deeply engaged in supporting their children's education. LUCHA was identified as a "rising star," one of a small number of Silicon Valley schools that are beating the odds for low-income students. Read more at Innovate Public Schools.

LUCHA's Mission:

The purpose of schooling is for all students to learn to use their minds and hearts well. Students learn best in schools where they are known well, where expectations are high, support is strong, and where their voice and their parents' voice is valued. The mission of L.U.C.H.A. is to recognize all of these values and ensure that the students are empowered to learn, lead, and be positive and productive members of their community.

L.U.C.H.A. is empowered students, united with invested parents and families,
a relentless staff, and the greater community, building social, academic,
and personal achievement while developing into conscientious leaders.