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About Us2018-08-01T13:05:25+00:00

Who We Are

Welcome to Dixie Canyon Community Charter a TK-5 LAUSD affiliated charter located in Sherman Oaks, California. Founded in 1937, Dixie Canyon is honored to be a California Distinguished School, proudly educating and inspiring more than 700 students each year. Ranked among the top elementary schools in Los Angeles, our school is a STEAM school with a curriculum in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math preparing students for the next generation of learning.

Our Mission

Dixie Canyon Community Charter is a highly unique public elementary school that is defined by an extensive and unified sense of community. Threaded through this community of learning, there is ethnic, economic, and cultural diversity which broadens and deepens each and every perspective. Through collaboration between the students, teachers, parents and staff, Dixie Canyon provides an enriched educational experience. It is Dixie Canyon Community Charter’s mission to connect and build relationships to maintain it as your community school.

The Dixie Canyon Community Charter community is dedicated to all students achieving academic success while emphasizing character education in a safe learning environment.

A letter from Principal Yniguez

Hello wonderful Dixie family and friends,

It is my great honor to be the principal of Dixie Canyon Community Charter. I adamantly believe in the importance of partnership between families, friends, community members, and school staff. Together we form the foundational platform for our young students.

We are entrusted with the joyful, and at times difficult, task of educating the next generation of bright minds. Michelangelo Buonarroti once stated, “The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.” My goal is to set high expectations and motivate students to achieve their fullest potential.

It is also my understanding and belief that our attitudes and thoughts shape our behavior. Entering a new school year, it is imperative to maintain a positive attitude about our school, students, parents, and community members. I am grateful for the opportunity to lead and serve this wonderful community. Welcome back and I look forward to having a great school year!

Dixie Canyon Community Charter Principal,

Gloria Yniguez