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About This School
Contact Information (School Year 2017-18)
Last updated: 1/24/2018
School Description and Mission Statement (School Year 2017-18)
The California School for the Deaf is an ASL/English bilingual day & residential school serving Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing students ages 3 to 21 from 11 counties in Southern and Central California with local district-based Parent-Infant Program for students ages 18 months to 3 years old.
Established 1953, this year marks the 65th anniversary. CSD-Riverside is where language and learning thrive!
- Students at California School for the Deaf are engaged in a positive environment where ASL and English are valued, cultures are embraced, learning is relevant, and self-worth is uplifted. In collaboration with families and school communities, Southern California students prepare for college and careers through academic rigor, innovative technology, and extra-curricular opportunities.
- Support children becoming balanced bilingual individuals by recognizing the relationships between language development, cognitive development and social/emotional development.
- Value and utilize data to ensure ongoing, consistent improvement both for the individual student and the school as a whole.
- Grow professionally as educators who implement standards-based best practices by planning collaboratively with resources and training.
- Foster an equitable learning environment that is physically and emotionally safe for students and staff.
- Respect families as a vital part of the students’ learning, where staff and families work together, and put the good of the student first.
Schoolwide Learner Outcomes
- Communication: Students will effectively communicate opinions, ideas, and information through ASL and English.
- Collaboration: Students will contribute in shared learning and knowledge as accountable members.
- Literacy: Students will engage in multiple literacies to comprehend and reflect on information for learning and meaningful participation.
- Critical Thinking: Students will apply, analyze, synthesize, and evaluate resources to solve complex problems.
- Community: Students will demonstrate courage, respect, and excellence as they serve within their communities.
- Work Ethic: Students will take responsibility for their own learning with self-discipline, honor, and integrity.
CSD is a dual-accredited school by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and the Conference of Educators and Administrators of Schools/programs for the Deaf (CEASD). CSD is a Professional Learning Community with state standards expectations and assessment, state-adopted curriculums, diploma-bound academic courses, work experience and career preparation programs, after school extra-curricular programs, and sports competitions. Unlike other schools, CSD is unique in many respects. Deaf children are at CSD to learn to communicate and express themselves clearly with teachers and peers. Teachers help students learn challenging curriculums through visually accessible methods and with any necessary modifications. Instruction by trained, bilingual instructional and support staff is done in smaller, individualized group settings that best fit the students’ diverse language and educational needs.
The school serves 400+ students ranging in age from 3 to 22, and has an on-site local district-based Parent Infant Program for children 18 months to 3 years of age. Structured in many ways like a small school district, CSD is home to an Early Childhood Education program, Elementary School, Middle School, High School, Alternative Curriculum Education Program and Career & Technology Education Program. Students living more than one-hour driving distance from the school have the option of residing in campus cottages during the school week. They arrive on Sunday evenings and leave for home on Friday afternoons. The school provides transition services and work experience to High School students, as well as assistance after graduation in finding employment in their home areas.
In addition, CSD serves as an outreach state resource center, “Thrive”, the California Deaf Education Resource Center (CDERC), to provide support and training to parents of other deaf and hard of hearing children, early interventionists, local education agencies, and educators at other schools serving deaf children, with an assessment center for unique cases that are referred to CSD.
CSD embraces the philosophy that positive academic, intellectual, social-emotional, and physical development is the goal for every deaf child, and that responsibility for the achievement of this goal is shared by the student, the family, and the school. In implementing this goal, CSD uses a bilingual approach to learning and development with equal emphasis on American Sign Language (ASL) and English.
Last updated: 1/16/2018
Student Enrollment by Grade Level (School Year 2016-17)
|Grade Level||Number of Students|
Last updated: 1/9/2018
Student Enrollment by Student Group (School Year 2016-17)
|Student Group||Percent of Total Enrollment|
|Black or African American||6.0 %|
|American Indian or Alaska Native||0.0 %|
|Hispanic or Latino||62.5 %|
|Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander||0.6 %|
|Two or More Races||3.1 %|
|Student Group (Other)||Percent of Total Enrollment|
|Socioeconomically Disadvantaged||30.7 %|
|English Learners||5.7 %|
|Students with Disabilities||100.0 %|
|Foster Youth||0.9 %|
Last updated: 1/9/2018