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Sumner Danbury Elementary

Welcome to the Sumner Danbury web site and thank you for your interest in our learning community. Sumner Danbury was awarded the California Distinguished School in 2012.  We are located in southern California about thirty miles east of Los Angeles and nestled in the San Gabriel Valley in the education rich city of Claremont.  Sumner Danbury School is within walking distance of the Claremont Colleges. We are home to over 600 culturally diverse students. About 90 students with physical disabilities and/or health impairments attend Sumner Danbury each year. Our students thrive in this diverse environment because we have established clear expectations for academics and behavior that emphasize the value of learning and the importance of treating others with respect and dignity. Sumner Danbury Elementary is certainly an exciting and vibrant place for our students to learn, work, and play together.

Our Vision and Mission Statements sums it up well:



Each CUSD student is recognized and valued, inspired to be a life-long learner, and prepared to be a contributing member of our global society.


Each CUSD student is equipped academically, prepared socially, and empowered to participate and thrive in a challenging, diverse world.

We, the Claremont Unified School District, hold ourselves accountable to:

  • Promote and encourage the intellectual curiosity, creativity, and individuality of each student.
  • Treat everyone with kindness, dignity, respect and equity.
  • Communicate and act with honesty, integrity and transparency.
  • Embrace high expectations.
  • Be good stewards of our fiscal resources.
  • Provide each student and staff member with resources and support.
  • Support learning environments with varied instructional and assessment practices.
  • Foster staff, student, parent, family, and community engagement.


Our students will achieve their academic and creative potential in challenging, relevant, and engaging learning environments that prepare them for career, college, and post-secondary opportunities.

Our schools will provide unique opportunities that develop the whole child by promoting involvement in extracurricular and co-curricular activities and encouraging positive student behaviors.

Our district will attract, support and retain high performing, highly qualified staff.

Our district will remain fiscally sound by maintaining a balanced budget, demonstrating long-term financial stability and distributing resources equitably, based on student need.

GOAL #5:
100% of our facilities will be safe, clean, and appropriate to support student learning.

All schools will engage their families and community to increase student success.

Core Values updated and adopted by the Board 11-20-14 Strategic Goal #1 updated and adopted by the Board 3-6-2014