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'd like to welcome you to Tunnell Elementary School. Parents will find valuable information about our academic achievement, professional staff, curricular programs, instructional materials, safety procedures, classroom environment, and condition of facilities. Tunnell Elementary School provides a warm, stimulating environment where students are actively involved in learning academics as well as positive values. Students receive a standards-based, challenging curriculum provided by a dedicated professional staff and based on the individual needs of the students. Ongoing evaluation of student progress and achievement helps us refine the instructional program so students can achieve academic proficiency. We have made a commitment to provide the best educational program possible for Tunnell Elementary School's students, and welcome any suggestions or questions you may have about the information contained in this report or about the school. Together, through our hard work, our students will be challenged to reach their maximum potential. Mission Statement All students should have the opportunity to succeed to their fullest potential through the united efforts of students, staff, parents and the community while on a safe campus. School Profile Tunnell Elementary School is located in the northeastern region of Santa Maria and serves students in grades transitional kindergarten through six. At the beginning of the 2018-19 school year, 839 students were enrolled, including 9.2% in special education, 41.6% qualifying for English Language Learner support, and 73.4% qualifying for free or reduced price lunch.

Theresa Diaz
Helena Avidiken
Assistant Principal
Karen Bentz
Office Manager
Mayra Zuniga
Office Clerk
Adriama Garcia
Community Liaison
Suzanne Bird
Health Assistant
Ericka Romero
Project Office
Anissa Bozulich
Chris Alp[augh
Computer Lab
Melody Langley
Cafeteria Manager