About The School
WGE is an urban school located five miles east of the Los Angeles Civic Center in the unincorporated section of East Los Angeles. Most of the students live within walking distance of the school, with the exception of about 60 students who are bused from Simmons Avenue.
The school provides service to 450 students in transitional kindergarten through fifth grade on a modified traditional year calendar. The student population is predominately Hispanic. We are a Provision 2 School, in which all students qualify for a free lunch. There is a Head Start program and an Adult Education program on-site.
The staff, parents, and community members at Winter Gardens are dedicated to preparing, motivating, and holding students accountable and responsible for their own learning.
The school community is also dedicated to providing our students with a safe and secure learning environment. It is our belief that we can accomplish this by working collaboratively and implementing a Dual Language Immersion Academy for grades K-5, an AVID program for grades 3-5, and a Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) framework at W.G.E. that promotes positive social character and values.
PBIS Behavioral Matrix
WGE will provide a world- class education for all students, from Headstart through fifth grade. The WGE staff serves students by innovating and collaborating with colleagues, parents, other schools and community partners. Together, as a team, we prepare students to live, work and thrive in a 21st century.
Our vision is to work collaboratively to empower students to develop intellectually, physically, socially and emotionally, as WGE is a community of 21st Century Learners.