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2016-2017 Update
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Welcome to Centralia School District

The Centralia School District is located in beautiful Southern California in the northern part of Orange County, located between Los Angeles and San Diego counties. Centralia School District was established in 1875 and was the first school district in California to provide free textbooks to students.  Today, the district's eight elementary schools are located in the cities of Buena Park, Anaheim and La Palma. Enrollment is approximately 4,500 students. 

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Flu season is upon us, and now's the time to protect yourself. The City is providing a free flu shot clinic on Friday, Oct. 14, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Buena Park Civic Center, 6688 Beach Blvd.

The City, in cooperation with the Orange County Health Care Agency, will provide up to 500 free flu vaccinations. This clinic is part of a larger test of one of Buena Park's Points of Dispensing (PODs), which will mobilize to provide medicines or vaccines to City workers, residents and visitors during a pandemic.

Vaccines are available on a first-come, first-served basis. You can enter through Pinchot Court from northbound Beach Boulevard to use the drive-through clinic, or park in the southwest City Hall parking lot at the corner of Beach Boulevard and Pinchot Court to use the walk-through clinic, which is located in the Police Department Community Room.

It's important to protect yourself and your loved ones from the latest strains by getting this year's flu vaccination. If you haven't yet received your flu vaccine, don't miss this opportunity to protect yourself for free.

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Come join other college minded students and families to find out how you can go to college! This FREE workshop, sponsored by the Buena Park Rotary, the City of Buena Park, and Buena Park High in conjunction with the Office of Congressman Ed Royce, will teach you how to best prepare to get on the collegiate path. The workshop for youth of all ages and their parents/guardians will be held Saturday, October 1 at the Buena Park Community Center from 1:00-4:00 p.m. and is FREE! For more information, please see the flyer or call 714-562-3554. It's never to early to get prepared for college!


We are happy to announce that our Learning Link Program will be opening up for the 2016-2017 school year on September 13, 2016.


The Learning Link is a program for parents/children ages 0-5 years.  


For more information contact the Child Development Department (714) 228-3153.



The Centralia Elementary School District Board of Trustees voted unanimously on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 to place a $49 million bond measure, Measure N, on the November ballot to upgrade classrooms and labs in order to keep pace with technology and repair aging facilities to meet modern safety standards.

If passed by local voters, funding from Measure N would go towards improvements at the eight schools in the Centralia School District, which has been serving local students since 1875.

Board President Connor Traut stated, “Most Centralia schools were built more than 50 years ago and require extensive repairs and upgrades so they can continue to serve our community well for decades to come.  Students really need modern science labs and access to technology to succeed in this changing world. Measure N is essential for our students’ continued success.”

“Every penny from Measure N would benefit our neighborhood schools,” said Superintendent Norma Martinez. She added, “since the State is no longer funding school facilities improvements, we needed to seek out a local solution. If we want our students to have the same opportunities as others in the region to succeed in college and career, we need to improve student access to today’s technologies and provide them with a solid background in science, math and technology. I am confident that Measure N will allow us to address identified needs in our schools so we can continue to focus on educating our children for successful futures.”  For more, please see the attached press release.

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6625 La Palma Avenue
Buena Park, CA


Business Hours

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Closed 12:00-1:00 daily

Email: Ruth Ann McMillen,
Assistant to the Superintendent




Every job is a self-portrait of the person who does it. 

Autograph your work with excellence.” --Author Unknown


Dear Parents/Guardians:

On behalf of the Board of Trustees, Cabinet, staff and myself, I welcome our new and returning families to the start of what promises to be another exciting year of learning in the Centralia Elementary School District.   As I begin my second year as your superintendent, I wish to share my appreciation for your tremendous support and belief in the great work that happens in each of our schools. 


As we prepare to embark on a new academic year, it is important that we pause to reflect back on the many notable moments of accomplishment achieved by Centralia School District staff and students in the 2015-16 school year.



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Important Dates & Events
26-30 Parent Conferences - Minimum Days at all Schools

Board of Trustees Meeting- 5:30 p.m. District Office

20 Great California Shake Out & Disaster Drill
24-28 Red Ribbon Week
8 Board of Trustees Meeting- 5:30 p.m. District Office
10 DELAC Meeting - 9:00 a.m. Bldg B District Office
11 HOLIDAY - Veteran's Day -  District Office and Schools closed
21-25 Thanksgiving Holiday - Schools Closed