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About This School

Top of the World Elementary School is a public elementary school in Laguna Beach. The principal of Top of the World Elementary School is Ron LaMotte, whose e-mail is rlamotte@lbusd.org. 592 students attend Top of the World Elementary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 2% of the Top of the World Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 10% of the 592 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Top of the World Elementary School is 20:1. Canyon Vista Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Bicycling
    • Cheerleading
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Gymnastics
    • Martial arts self defense
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Volleyball
    • Water polo
    • Wrestling
    • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 84% 83%
Hispanic 7% 8%
Multiracial 5% %
Asian 4% 3%
Unspecified 2% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.9% 1%
Pacific Islander 0.7% 0.4%
Filipino 0.5% 0.3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.5%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 3025%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 10% 6%
Limited English proficiency 2% 3%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    Solid public school with a strong sense of commitment by both the parents and teachers. Fortunate enough to maintain funding and small class size. Whole child concept valued academic success important but certainly not the only goal. Strong PTA committed parents and a wonderful community help to make this a great place for a child to attend elementary school.

  • (3 years ago)

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  • (3 years ago)

    Moved here from Iowa where my daughter attended a small private school. Wasn't sure what to expect but have been very happy with this school. small class size teachers and parents that care.

  • (4 years ago)

    At Top of the World the GATE program is attempted but falls far short of success. Top of the World wishes it would reach all the goals of the above writer but falls far far short in accomplishing its goals. TOW can be a very harsh environment expecting perfection -- not excellence. It has many attributes but is not perfect.

  • (4 years ago)

    TOW provides integrated programs taught with a 'whole child' philosophy with outstanding enrichment programs taught by successful professionals brought in for each enrichment.They instill critical thinking the love of education positive self image and supporting the idea of continuous growth through an enriched curriculum. The gifted (GATE) program is included in this concept. All children can have the GATE classroom challenges and all children can choose not to have them. Their GATE program clusters students to build friendships and provide more in-depth on a topic allowing for more critical thinking but NOT more work. TOW creates an environment where children can make happiness socially develop and academically get as much as they want in any topic while being surrounded by endless parent involvement. It is a unique balance for all students and the focus on EACH child I've only seen in private schools. Hats off to LBUSD!

  • (5 years ago)

    Great school for students within the 'bell curve' or special needs. NOT good for gifted students.

  • (6 years ago)

    Our sons both attended Top of the World - and both were also in the CLC program. The level of parent involvement is very high and rewarding for both the kids and the parents. CLC children consistently achieve well later in school due to the caring environment and the responsibility placed on the students. The programs are concise and timely and the staff is fantastic.

  • (6 years ago)

    My son has been so fortunate to attend TOW for the past 3 yrs.! Dedicated teachers positive enviroment...great PTA. Awonderful school!

  • (10 years ago)

    Great learning environment with committed and loving teachers. Beautiful location and campus.

  • (10 years ago)

    This school is the best. The teachers have for the most part been here for a very long time. They come and seem to stay because the school is so good.The parents at this school are above any school I have ever seen with regards to volunteering and making positive choices and being available for almost anything asked. They are exceptionally supportive in their child's education. It shows in the students and is a great asset to the school and teachers as well.

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