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Carrillo Morning Show

Our monthly show features events and special moments going on at Carrillo. Each month we focus on not only providing information about the things going on at our school, but also feature stories that connect us to our community.
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Imagination Machine Visits Carrillo

Imagination Machine did two wonderful performances showcasing stories written by our students.  Great stories submitted to the performance group were selected and acted out with music and comedy. Thank you to PTO and all the students who fundraised t…
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Carrillo Earns Honor Roll Status Thanks to Hardworking Students and Staff

Garden Grove Unified School District (GGUSD) this week was named a California Honor Roll District and 40 of its schools were named 2017-2018 California Honor Rolls Schools, earning recognition for high achievement in student success, reduction in ach…
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Student Artwork Showcased at Area Art Festivals

Students are benefiting from some amazing enrichment opportunities at Leo Carrillo Elementary. Students from Mrs. Wong’s after school art class had more than 25 pieces selected to show at the Imagination Celebration at South Coast Plaza. Six have bee…
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Carrillo Students Spread Peace

Each year, students at Carrillo Elementary School became Heroes for Peace. In a unique school-wide celebration commemorating the annual International Day of Peace, students portray the meaning of peace through readings, poems, musical performances, a…
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Carrillo Students Receive New Shoes Thanks to Generous Community Partner

Every foot was measured and all 633 students at Carrillo Elementary School received a pair of new shoes and new socks last week. The non-profit organization, Shoes That Fit received donations from DaVita Dialysis and their staff helped distribute and…

Principal's Message

Principal's Message

Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year! We are very excited to be preparing for another successful year at Leo Carrillo Elementary.  We believe that, ALL Students CAN and WILL learn. We believe that our students can accomplish anything they set their minds to, as long as we at Carrillo provide them with the experiences, tools, motivation, and desire to achieve. We believe that all students have great potential, and it is up to us to pull out the greatest potential in every child. We are committed to ensure that all students attain the 21st Century skills needed, in order to be college and career ready. 

I look forward to continuing to provide a great experience for our students, parents, and families. I encourage all parents to become part in their child's education, and support him/her to the best ability that you can. If there is anything I can support you with, please do not hesitate to contact me by email at, by phone at (714) 663-6230, or stop by school. 

Our School

Carrillo Elementary School provides an exceptional learning environment for all students to succeed.  

Carrillo has a 1:1 computer to student ratio and students engage with innovative technology tools as part of daily instruction. Our technology coach provides students with exciting opportunities to learning robotics and coding, join our school's technology club, and gain emerging 21st century technology skills.

After-School Programs
Educational enrichment activities are offered to our students in both during and after-school programs.  Popular programs include coding and robotics, newcomer support for English learners, mentoring programs, and Boys & Girls Club for third through sixth grade students.

Visual and Performing Arts
Our popular choral and instrumental programs bring out the inner musician in each student.  Our new Ukulele instruction class is popular among students. 

Parent Opportunities
We invite all parents to become active participants in our school community through our monthly Pastries with Parents as well as attending and supporting school events. Research clearly supports that when parents/guardians participate and are involved in their child’s education, there is a greater likelihood of academic success for the child.  We truly believe that communication is the key to a successful educational experience. Together, we will continue to improve the quality of our school community and provide the best for our students. Education is a partnership between the school, students, parents/guardians, and community.   All children are more successful when we work as a team to achieve educational goals.