Willow Elementary School

Willow Elementary School

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    1427 South Willow 
    Glendora, Ca 91740
    Phone: (626) 914-5839
    Fax: (626) 852-7689 
    Principal: Lisa Berry

Willow Handbook

Coronavirus Information

  • Enrichment Packets Available Wednesday (3/18/20):

    Enrichment Packets Available Wednesday (3/18/20):

    Online and printed enrichment materials will be available on Wednesday, March 18th.

    Where do I find the online packets?
    Visit our website at www.cousd.net -- Locate the Enrichment Curriculum Packets section on the homepage or the homepage of your student’s school website. Here you will find a digital folder that contains the corresponding curriculum packet/s for your student/s. Elementary content is identified by grade level and content area (ELA and Math). Secondary curriculum is identified by content area (English, Math, Science, Social Studies, World Languages, etc.).

    Where do I pick up the printed packet?
    If you do not have internet access at home, you may pick up a paper packet in the parking lot located behind the District Office (20240 E. Cienega Ave., Covina, CA 91724) on Wednesday, March 18 between the hours of 8:00 am and 5:00 pm. Please follow the signs for your grade level when picking up.

    *Please continue to check your email or the COUSD homepage for COVID-19 Updates.

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School Vision and Mission

  • The mission of Willow Elementary School is to provide a caring and cooperative learning environment which offers each child the opportunity to develop individual intellectual skills, creative talents and social abilities that prepare them for success beyond elementary school."


    Willow Elementary School is more than just an outstanding school. It is a community with a passion and joy for learning. Willow Elementary is one of five elementary schools in the Charter Oak Unified School District and is located in the southeast quadrant of the City of Glendora. Willow is a small K-6 neighborhood school that serves 372 students, from kindergarten through sixth grade. Our distinctive school theme is valuing the traditions of a small school environment and family atmosphere, along with equipping our students for success beyond Willow.  Students, parents, and staff learn from one another and work collaboratively to form a flourishing learning community.  Willow is more than an educational institution; it is a community for learning in which all feels a part of the family. The school is proud of its tradition of excellence and proven success.  The dedication of teachers, parents, staff and the community are a testament to Willow’s strengths and accomplishments. Willow was awarded a California Distinguished School honor in 2010 and 2014 and a Golden Bell school in 2014 and a Golden Ribbon school in 2016. Willow Elementary was a Title I Achieving School in 2011 and an Honor Roll School in 2012. Willow has an API ranking of 9 out of 10 in similar schools comparison.


    Title 1 CA Distinguised School


School Hours

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    School Hours M, T, TH & F
    Kindergarten 8:10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
    Grades 1st -  3rd   8:10 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.
    Grades 4th - 6th 8:00 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.
    School Hours Wednesday
    Kindergarten - 3rd 8:10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
    Grades 4th - 6th 8:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

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District of Choice

    Application Download: DOC - English (PDF )  DOC - Spanish (PDF)
    If you live outside of the COUSD boundaries but wish to attend school here, there are a few options:
    • Interdistrict Transfer (IDT)
    • Allen Bill 
    • District of Choice (DOC).  Applications are only available Oct. 21 - Dec.16, 2019 for the 2020-2021 school year.
    • We are unable to accept any DOC applications from Azusa, Rowland or Pomona USD.
    Please contact Donna Maeda-Reyes at the COUSD Student Services Department at (626) 966-8331 x90556 for more information. 
    District of Choice Q & A:
    When can I apply for District of Choice (DOC) for the 2020-2021 school year? Applications will be accepted beginning October 21, 2019.
    What’s the deadline to submit a DOC application for the 2020-2021 school year? The deadline is December 16, 2019.  No exceptions.
    How do I apply? Please go to any COUSD school site or district office and pick up an application. Once completed, please submit your application on or before December 16, 2019 to the Student Services Department located at 20350 E. Cienega Ave. Covina, CA 90724, anytime Monday through Friday, between 7:30 AM and 4 PM.
    Who may apply 1. Any student who does NOT reside in Azusa, Pomona or Rowland Unified School Districts. We unable to accept students from those districts, due to reaching the cap on the number of students we may accept from them under the regulations of the DOC program.  However, students from those districts may still utilize the regular interdistrict transfer (IDT) process, whereby you obtain a release from your district of residence.2. Any student who will be enrolling in the grades for which we are accepting for the 2020-2021 school year.
    What grade levels are you accepting for the 2020-2021 school year? All grade levels
    What about my ‘home’ district (district of residence)? Students accepted through DOC do NOT need to be released from their district of residence.
    How long does DOC last?  DOC has been renewed through July 1, 2023.
    Do I need to re-apply for DOC every year? No, DO NOT re-apply if your student is currently enrolled under DOC, and has maintained continuous attendance under DOC since being enrolled in a COUSD school.
    I have a student attending a COUSD school under DOC.  Now I’d like his/her sibling to start attending under DOC, too.  Do I have to apply for the sibling, or will the sibling automatically be admitted under DOC? You must apply for each sibling to attend under DOC.  Siblings are not automatically admitted under DOC.
    I live in a district from which COUSD is no longer able to accept DOC applications.  My older child is currently enrolled under DOC; will that child be able to continue under DOC?  I’d also like his/her younger sibling to attend COUSD. Is there any way I can get my younger child in under DOC? Your older child who is currently attending will be allowed to continue under DOC as long as he/she maintains continuous attendance in a COUSD school.  The younger sibling will be ineligible to apply for DOC.  You will need to utilize the regular interdistrict transfer process for your younger child, whereby you get released from your home district.
    I would really like my current DOC student to go to a particular/different school next year.  How do I make that happen? Parents should fill out and submit an intra-district request form at the school site where they want their child to attend next year. Your completed intra-district request form will be due by December 16, 2019 to the site where you want your student to attend. That school site will then evaluate whether or not they have space available for intra-district applicants, and will notify you if they are able to accommodate your request for the upcoming school year.  COUSD is not obligated to place a student in a particular school or program.  All requests are based on space availability at a particular site.
    My child used to attend COUSD under DOC, but we left to attend school in another district.  Now we’d like to come back to COUSD.  Is my child still eligible to attend under DOC? No, not without re-applying for DOC.  Once you dis-enrolled from the district, you lost your DOC eligibility.  If you want to return to COUSD, you must re-apply, and you must make sure we are accepting applications from your district of residence, and for your child’s grade.
    How long does DOC last?  DOC has been renewed through July 1, 2023.