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Rockdale Elementary School

Los Angeles Unified School District

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    enrollment UPDATES

    To enroll your child for the 2021-2022 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 and contact our Magnet Coordinator, Xenia Frangeskou, at   

    Upcoming Meetings & Important Dates
    These dates & times are subject to change.
    Please check in regularly for updates.

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    Upcoming June Dates 
    Saturday, June 4
    Eagle Rock/Highland Park First Annual Authors’ Festival @ Eagle Rock Junior/Senior High School from 9:00 am-1:00 pm
    Sunday, June 5 
    Rockdale Community Year-End Picnic & Donation Drive @ Eagle Rock Rec Center from 12:00-3:00 PM
    Monday, June 6
    6th Grade Epic Battle
    Tuesday, June 7
    6th Grade vs Staff Softball Game
    Wednesday, June 8
    Kinder Celebration at 8:30 AM
    Thursday, June 9
    6th Grade Culmination at 8:30 AM
    Friday, June 10
    Final Day of Instruction-Minimum Day-Dismissal at 12:30 pm
    June 14-July 22
    Summer Program for K-6 Students (LA Conservation Corps)
    Sunday, June 19
    Monday, June 20
    LAUSD Observes Juneteenth
    Tuesday, June 21
    Summer Begins (School & Playground Closed)
    Tuesday, June 28
    Pride Day
    June 29-July 19: ROCKDALE Offices will be closed for summer
    * All dates subject to change
    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

    Recess & Lunch Schedules
    Recess Schedules 2021-2022 School Year
    9:00am-9:20am: ETK, Grade 1, & Grade 2
    9:25am-9:45am: TK/K, Grade 3, & Grade 4
    9:50am-10:10am: K, Grade 5, & Grade 6
    Lunch Schedules 2021-2022 School Year
    11:15am-12:00pm: ETK, TK, Kindergarten, Grade 2, Grade 3
    11:40am-12:25pm: Grade 4
    12:05pm-12:50pm: Grade 5 & Grade 6

    Sneak Peek into Rockdale VAPA Magnet

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    Sign Up Here for Magnet

    For questions regarding our Magnet (Grades 1-6) please contact our Magnet Coordinator, Xenia Frangeskou, at (323) 388-3563.

    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?

    The 2021-22 Magnet Application period is now closed, but you can still submit a late application for Fall 2021All 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 For questions regarding enrollment or any of our Kindergarten programs please reach out to our office at (323)255-6793. 

    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.