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Dalton School Building

Email Principal: Laura Clarke

500 East Tenth Street

Azusa, CA 91702

Phone (626) 815-5245 

FAX (626) 815-5248

Temporary Move

Due to construction, the Dalton office has moved to Longfellow School (245 West 10th Street in Azusa), in classroom #3. We will be located at this site until August 13. Keep in mind that the office will be closed during lunchtime and from June 25-July 31. We are currently enrolling all grades, from Transitional Kindergarten (students who turn 4 after September 1) through 5th Grade.

School Hours

Early Bird Kindergarten Programs:

M- F 8:15 AM - 1:10 PM

Late Bird Kindergarten Programs:

M, T, W, and F 9:15AM- 2:10PM

TH - 8:15 - 1:10

First Grade - Third Grade:

M, T, W, and F 8:15AM - 2:10 PM

TH - 8:15 - 1:30

Fourth and Fifth Grade:

M, T, W, and F 8:15AM - 2:38PM

TH - 8:15 - 1:30

Minimum Days All Students K - 5th:

8:15 AM - 1:15PM


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Opportunities for Parents

Dalton is committed to developing partnerships with parents and providing educational opportunities.  Here are just a few of the exciting offerings Dalton has to involve our community:

  • "Grassroots" English as a Second Language Classes Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:30-10:30
  • Parent Teacher Association Monthly Meetings 
  • Parent Room for increased parent involvement
  • Parent Volunteering in classrooms and on campus
  • ELAC Meetings 
  • School Site Council Meetings
  • Coffee with the Principal 
  • Families in Schools Trainings 
  • Dalton parent representation on the Superintendent's Parent Roundtable (see principal for details)
  • Dalton parent representation on the School Site Council (see principal for details)
  • Dalton parent representation on the PAC+ (see principal for details)
  • Dalton parent representation on Families in Schools (see principal for details)
  • Dalton parent representation at Parent University (see principal for details)

Slauson Big Buddies

Slauson Middle School AVID students are matched up with primary students at Dalton to provide mentorship and build relationships.  They engage in activities and communication all year, which benefits both older and younger students alike.


State Testing

Students participated in an assembly and activities to encourage them to "Do Their Best" on the state test!  This included "bridging" and dedicating their tests to someone they respect.  APU students joined in the planning and focused on testing tips!  Primary classrooms "adopted" upper grade classrooms and showed their support, too!


Dalton Students Love STEM!

Fifth Graders in Mr. Miranda's class enjoy the robotics lessons in Project Lead the Way!


Principal's Reading Challenge

Students who completed the Principal's Reading Challenge earned a picnic and fun activities.  The rain didn't damper the excitement, though!  Everything was moved indoors and was enjoyed by everyone!


Transitional Kindergarten

We are pleased to announce that Dalton will include Transitional Kindergarten (TK) once again!  Beginning in fall 2018, we will be a TK through 5th Grade school.  If you have a 4 year old who will not be turning 5 before September 2, see our front office for enrollment information.  We would love to have your child become a Dalton Bobcat!

Project Lead the Way: STEM Program

Dalton Second Graders in Mrs. Huizar's class engineer a city to prevent landslides in our PLTW unit.  The students worked well in teams and tested their hypotheses.


Perfect Attendance Wins a Bicycle!

Foothill Federal Credit Union generously donated a bicycle to Christopher Cortez-Juarez, who had perfect attendance for the first half of the school year and had his name drawn in a raffle.  Stan's Bike Shop donated a helmet.  What a great prize for coming to school every day!  Thanks so much to our donors!


Dalton Second Graders are Coders!

Students in Mrs. Poe's Second Grade Class are coding video games as part of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) program called Project Lead the Way (P.L.T.W.).


Veteran's Day

Dalton students, staff and community honored local Veterans with inspiring words, songs, gifts and treats.  It was quite an event with a lot of heart and meaning.  We were joined by dignitaries like Azusa Council Member Uriel Macias and Azusa Police Chief Stephan Hunt.



Readers Are Leaders Field Trip

Kindergarten through Second Grade students took a walking field trip to the Azusa City library for the "Readers are Leaders" annual program.  Important community members read stories and had meaningful conversations with our students.  It was a great experience for everyone!


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APU Science Department Provides Learning Activities for Dalton

Dr. Kathleen Tallman brings her APU students to Dalton to provide interactive learning activities for Dalton Students.  It is a wonderful opportunity for collaboration and immersion in science for all of Dalton's kids!


Family Magic Night was a Hit!

After a delicious spaghetti dinner, Dalton staff and families enjoyed an Animal Magic Show, sponsored by our amazing PTA!


Dalton's Classified Employee of the Year!

Dalton Instructional Aide Vicky Pollock was honored at the AUSD Board Meeting for being the 2016/2017 Classified Employee of the Year!


Holiday Family Craft Night

Look who joined the Dalton families for the PTA-sponsored craft movie night!  Is that Santa and Mrs. Claus?  Many thanks to AUSD Board Member Jeri Bible-Vogels for her support of our event!



Long Beach Aquarium Visits Dalton School

Special thanks to the Dalton PTA for bringing the Long Beach Aquarium to school for an amazing experience!  Students of all ages learned about creatures that live in the Pacific Ocean.  They were given the opportunity to touch many wonderful animals, including a live shark!


Veteran's Day Ceremony

Dalton students honored community veterans with a beautiful tribute of song, sentiments and patriotic spirit.


Halloween Zany Zumba Night

The PTA sponsored a wonderful event at Dalton for families and staff to get together and enjoy games, food and Zumba in our Halloween costumes.  Everyone had a great time!IMG_7503.jpg

Walk to School Day

Dalton and the Azusa Police Department partnered up for Walk to School Day. It was a great opportunity for students to learn safe,  healthy habits and join together as a community.  



Golden Days Parade

Dalton fifth grade student, Josie Garcia, was an official announcer during the annual City of Azusa Golden Days Parade.  She did a great job!  We may have a future broadcaster at our school!


Azusa Library Bookmobile Visits Dalton School

Students really enjoyed using their library cards and selecting their own reading books from the Azusa City Library Bookmobile.  It is a great way for students to get excited about reading!

Dalton Students Getting Hands-On With Math


Dalton teachers have been hard at work to implement our new Math Program, Everyday Mathematics.  This program address California Common Core State Standards and addresses the skills students need to really understand Math concepts and apply them effectively. These skills, which focus on critical thinking, will prepare students for college, career and beyond.  

Dalton Promotes a Positive School Environment

Our students teach one another the importance of PAWS!  PAWS is an easy way for Dalton Bobcats to remember the school-wide behavior expectations of:  be Positive, Act with respect, Work together and be Safe!

Great Nutrition Information

Check out our Nutrition Services' new web site which features good information on nutrition, exercise and keeping your children healthy.

Did you know...this generation of young people is the first that is forecast to have a shorter life expectancy than their parents? 1 in 3 or 4 children born in the year 2000 will develop diabetes at some point in their lifetime. The prevalence of overweight kids among 6 to 11 year olds has doubled in the past 20 years and tripled for teens.


Great news! Dalton Elementary, where the STEM Pathways begin at Azusa Unified School District, has been recognized as a Project Lead the Way Distinguished School for providing broad access to transformative hands-on learning opportunities through PLTW Launch.

Before and After School Programs

Dalton is pleased to offer before and after school care from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. through THINK Together.   For more information, see the "Our School" tab above and click on "THINK Together."

Dr. Seuss Day

Celebrate Read Across America and Dr. Seuss' Birthday with the following activities at Dalton:

March 12-Crazy Socks Day

March 13-Crazy Hat Day

March 14 -Wear Red and Blue Day

March 15-Wear Funny Glasses

March 16-Dress like a Storybook Character

Costume parade will be at 8:15 a.m.

Click here for the Schedule in English

The ELPAC Assessment

Would you like more information about the ELPAC assessment?  Click on one of these to learn more:


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Principal's Corner

Message from the Principal

Laura Clarke

I am thrilled to be back at Dalton School after several years in different administrative positions within Azusa Unified School District.  I enjoy working with the staff and community to build success for our students.  I am happy to meet with any parents who are considering enrolling their child at Dalton or who have any questions about our programs.

Dalton Elementary School is a student-centered campus focused on student success. The administration, teachers, support staff, and community work closely together to ensure every child has opportunities to succeed. We continuously work to expand our programs and to stay up-to-date with our instructional practices. 

The academic program is based on California State Standards and Common Core and provides rigorous challenges for students at all levels. Assessment data informs staff of the needs of students and guides adjustment to curriculum and lesson planning. Teachers and administration work closely together to identify the needs of each grade level along with the specific needs of individual students. The local community is very supportive of the programs at Dalton. Volunteers make a significant difference in supporting programs and special events at the site.

I am happy to meet with you, answer any questions you might have or just get to know you a little better.  If you would like to meet with me, please feel free to contact the office at 815-5245 to make an appointment.  If email is better for you, my email address is LClarke@azusa.org.




Project Lead the Way

Dalton Kindergarten students in Mrs. Servin's Class engineer projects as part of the Project Lead the Way Instruction and activities.