Basic school information

Dress code None
Schedule Traditional
Type of school Teacher-run
Coed/Single-gender Coed

Academic focus and philosophy

Educational philosophy and approach to learning Croce staff believe in engaging all students in the learning process through academic discourse and developing critical thinking. Emphasis is placed on the four components of literacy, as well as building concepts and skills for application in Math. Students receive Science lessons from specialist teachers twice weekly, as well as lessons in History/Social Sciences, art, and PE. Fourth and fifth graders have beginning music lessons provided from district music teachers.
Academic themes / Areas of focus Multiculturalism / Global
Special Education
Instructional / curriculum models used Gifted / High performing


including: Computer lab
Facilities Auditorium
Computer lab
Garden / Greenhouse
Multi-purpose room ("Cafegymatorium")
Performance stage
Science lab
Extra learning resources Counseling
Differentiated learning programs
Gifted and talented programs
Special education program details The Pre-school classrooms at Croce provide specialized services for Speech and Language, as well as pre-academic skills for students with mild to severe disabilities. Students in K--5th grade are afforded Resource services for academics, speech, adaptive PE, counseling and behavioral supports as their needs dictate. Croce staff understand the importance of individualized instruction to support all students' learning.
Special education programs Inclusive classroom
Self-contained classroom
Special education resource room
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students Autism
Developmental delay
Hearing impairments
Cognitive disability
Multiple disabilities
Orthopedic impairments
Specific learning disabilities
Speech and language impairments
Traumatic brain injury
Visual impairment, including blindness
Other health impairment
Level of special education programming Intensive - school offers a full program for many needs and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program for very challenging needs
English Language Learner program details Students who are English Language Learners receive designated language instruction daily using State approved ELD curriculum. In addition, teachers incorporate language-building into content lessons.
English Language Learner programs Integrated group classrooms
Level of ESL/ELL programming Moderate - school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

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Student diversity

  This school
White 48%
Hispanic 33%
Two or more races 8%
Asian 7%
Filipino 2%
Black 1%
Pacific Islander 0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Source: See notes

Students by group

  This school
Female 48%
Male 52%
Students participating in a free or reduced-price lunch program 25%
English Language Learners 21%
Source: See notes


Girls Sports
Boys Sports
Girls sports None
Boys sports None
Extended care / Extended programs Before
Before school start time 06:00 AM
After school end time 06:00 PM


Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Join PTO / PTA
Organize cultural events
Organize fundraising events
Present special topics during curricular units
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Volunteer in the classroom
Students typically continue on to these schools Andrew N. Christensen Middle School
  Livermore High School
Parent involvement details Croce Elementary uses multiple means to keep parents informed. These include flyers from classrooms and school, text or email messages, voice recordings, input via organized committees such as PTA and School Site Council. Twice-yearly conferences are held with teachers to discuss student progress. Other options are informal conferences with the teacher and Student Study Teams. The site principal welcomes parents to meet and discuss their child's needs
Approach to addressing and preventing bullying Staff are trained in what to look for and how to respond to complaints around bullying. There are confidential avenues for reporting as well. All concerns are investigated and appropriate actions taken as dictated by site and district policies, which are informed by California Education Code. Parents are encouraged to communicate any concerns of this nature to the school administration.


including: Special education coordinator
Staff Behavioral health specialist
Educational diagnostician
Librarian / media specialist
Reading specialist
School psychologist
Special education coordinator
Speech therapist(s)
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
World languages spoken by staff American Sign Language (ASL)
Staff details The staff at Croce Elementary believe in providing the best possible service to our students and families. You are welcome to stop by at any time; we're here to help!


Transportation options Transportation provided for special education students


Application/ enrollment process details Enrollment processes are all online.
Learn more Http://
Ways to enroll/attend this school Live in the attendance zone
Students living in district can apply for transfer
Students living outside district can apply for transfer


Student diversity CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014
Students by group CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014