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Rockdale Elementary School

Los Angeles Unified School District

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    LAUSD COVID-19 Updates

    Rockdale Visual & Performing Arts Magnet office hours are from 7:30am-4:30pm. Due to current circumstances, those hours will continue to be by appointment only.  For questions and/or to set up an appointment you can reach the office at (323)255-6793 during business hours. If you have any questions outside of these office hours, feel free to contact us at (323) 407-8699 and leave a message.  Messages will be answered within 24 hours. 

    You can find additional information and some of the pre-enrollment forms by scrolling down and reading the section titled "Updates." If your question has to do with magnet specifically, you may also contact the Magnet Coordinator at

    As school resumes in the Fall, instruction will continue through remote learning.  Teachers will be communicating with students and families on an ongoing basis in order to ensure that this transition into the new year will be as smooth as possible.  If you are a current LAUSD student or parent and have questions regarding current resources available for LAUSD Families or need help with technological issues please call (213) 443-1300.  For Mental Health support please reach out to LAUSD Mental Health Hotline at (213) 241-3840. They are able to provide consultations, support, and referrals from 6am to 6pm daily. 

    Please refer to the "Staying Healthy Tips," for the best practices and see some  of the "Parent Resources" provided by LAUSD.  In the meantime, you can get the most up-to-date LAUSD information at

    Thank you for your patience and support during these challenging times!  We know that this year will be "different" however, we are working hard to ensure that the Rockdale Experience will continue to be an amazing one!  Stay safe and healthy!


    During the week of June 22, 2020, the office will be open from 8:00 to 1:00pm (by appointment only).

    To enroll your child for the 2020-2021 school year please click for access to pre-enrollment forms and call the front office to set up an appointment to complete the process.  If you are interested in enrolling in grades 1-6 you also need to complete an magnet application at   

    Click here to read our June 2020 Rockdale Rockets Review for the most up-to-date information regarding important dates, enrollment, form regarding next year's intent, and other updates to help with the end of year transition.

    There are also some links to resources that can help open lines of communication between you and your child about the recent tragic events.

    Upcoming Meetings

    SSC Meeting:  Join us Tuesday, May 26 at 4:30pm for the final approval of the SPSA (Single Plan for Student Achievement).  For more information about the upcoming meeting click here.  

    Our Vision

    The vision of Rockdale VAPA Magnet is nurturing the potential of all children by having them CREATE.  Through Collaboration, Rigor, Empathy, Arts, 

    Talents, and Engagement, we build a community committed to weaving the arts and standard curricula together to create a richer and more meaningful learning experience for our students. Research indicates that the arts lead to greater academic progress as well as social and emotional growth in students. The visual arts, vocal, drama and dance are discretely taught at each grade level, and are also integrated throughout the curriculum. 


    What Makes Rockdale Great?
    • 2020 California Distinguished School 
    • API Honor School

    • 2006 ARTS BRAVO Award Winning School

    • Arts Program School with credentialed Arts Teachers in Visual Arts, Drama, Dance, and Vocal Music

    • Small school setting with differentiated instruction 

    • Strong individualized academic program 

    • Exemplary Gifted/Talented Program 

    • Innovative Arts Wheel Program

    • Classroom teachers integrate the arts throughout the curriculum

    • After School Youth Services Program and Clubs

    • Student Leadership Council and Spirit Days

    • Model School Library and Reading Garden

    • Sustainable Learning and Edible Gardens

    • State of the Art Technology in Classrooms

    • Learning through Design/Project Based Learning and Field Trips

    • Partnerships with DreamWorks Television, Inner-City Arts, Barnsdall Art Park, LA Opera, Francisco Martinez DanceTheater

    We Miss You!

    Rockdale Teachers & Staff miss you all!  Keep reading and stay connected...

    2020 California Distinguished School 

    Rockdale VAPA Magnet is one of 39 elementary schools in Los Angeles Unified being named as a California Distinguished School.  California Distinguished Schools Program recognizes California elementary schools that have made exceptional gains in implementing the academic content and performance standards adopted by the State Board of Education for all students. It recognizes schools based on performance and progress on the state indicators as specified on the California School Dashboard.  

    Do you want your child  to attend Rockdale?

    While we work remotely you can contact us at (323) 407-8699. The 2020-21 Magnet Application period is now closed, but you can still submit a late application for Fall 2020All new students wishing to attend Rockdale Visual & Performing Arts Magnet in grades 1-6 must complete an application.  Transportation  to Rockdale may be available.  Apply online at:  For questions regarding magnet please contact our Magnet Coordinator at  

    2018-19 Honor Roll School

    Rockdale VAPA Magnet has been named a 2018-19 Honor Roll School by the Educational Results Partnership (ERP) and the Campaign for Business and Education Excellence (CBEE). The 2018-19 Honor Roll recognizes public elementary, middle, and high schools that demonstrate evidence-based instructional practices that yield high levels of student academic achievement, improvement in achievement over time, and reduction in achievement gaps.