Carmen Dragon Elementary School is a beautiful facility located in southeast Antioch between Hillcrest and Vista Grande Drive. Our school is currently home to approximately 500 students servicing TK-6th graders. We are extremely proud of the teaching and support staff at Carmen Dragon and are committed to providing them with as many tools as possible to prepare our children for the future.
The mission of Carmen Dragon Elementary School, in partnership with our parents and community members, is to empower students, teachers, and parents to be lifelong learners and achievers in an ever changing diverse world.
Opportunities for Parental Involvement
Carmen Dragon offers multiple opportunities for parent involvement. Parents are an integral part of their child’s education and their support and active involvement in their students’ educational experiences is appreciated. Parents are encouraged to run for School Site Council, join the English Learner Advisory Committee and attend Coffee with the Principal events. All teachers welcome parents into the classroom as helpers, active participants, presenters, chaperones, classroom sponsors and visitors. Additionally, Carmen Dragon offers multiple family engagement opportunities as night time events throughout the school year.
School Safety Plan
The School Safety Plan is current with appropriate strategies and procedures in place for an orderly and safe environment. The safety plan includes disaster and emergency preparedness, appropriate drills and it other important components. Fire drills occur monthly and disaster drills occur quarterly. Visitor sign-in and out is enforced. Badges are issued to all visitors and volunteers. Carmen Dragon has walkie talkies, for emergencies, that are maintained by office personnel, custodian and pupil supervisors. AUSD has a zero tolerance policy for weapons and illegal drugs. All suspensions, expulsions and discipline are reported to the California Safe School Assessment.
Types of Services Funded
A push In Reading teacher, 4 instructional aides and 1 reading teacher provide reading intervention utilizing push in and/or pull out services for small groups of students. One Bilingual Instructional Aide provides push in and pull out services for small groups of students. Teachers were released during the school day to work on continued professional development, lesson planning, and data analysis/interventions. A part-time bilingual office clerk is available to help support second language families. After school tutoring is provided to support English Learners and students who are not proficient in math.
Carmen Dragon Elementary School
4721 Vista Grande Drive
Antioch, CA 94531