About the School

School Mission Statement

Arthur Hapgood Elementary School will provide every student with instruction that:

  • Consistently uses engaging, effective instructional strategies and practices to teach the California State Board-adopted Common Core State Standards
  • Emphasizes building a healthy self-concept, individual accountability, cultural pride, academic success and community identity
  • Expands learning opportunities to include English language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, physical education, the arts, and Spanish and English biliterate skills at high academic levels for those enrolled in the LUSD Language Academy

School Profile

Lompoc is located, 150 miles northwest of Los Angeles, in Santa Barbara County and has a population of approximately 43,500. The Lompoc Unified School District strives to provide a quality education for all of its students with a wide range of programs, and with a talented staff dedicated to the needs of our students. The district serves around 9,700 students in grades TK-12 who are living in the city of Lompoc; the communities of Vandenberg Village, Mesa Oaks, Mission Hills; Vandenberg Air Force Base; and rural areas adjacent to these communities.

Hapgood Elementary School is committed to providing high-quality curriculum and instruction in a supportive and effective learning environment that enables students to meet the state standards. The school is proud of its California standards-based instructional programs. These instructional programs promote and ensure all students succeed in school and in their lifelong endeavors. We believe each student is capable of learning and is responsible for being an active part in their education. The school operates on a traditional calendar. We are honored to start the first District Dual Immersion Program, as well as transitional kindergarten.

Vision Statement

We envision our school as a community of staff, students and parents fully developed as respectful, responsible and highly successful global learners. We strive to provide an environment where students are exposed to the 21st century skills required to be career and college ready.