Thank you for visiting our website. This website is a resource to provide you school information, tell you about upcoming events, and offer a way of communication with the staff. I would like to thank each of the parents, students and staff for making Tarpey such a wonderful school. I feel very fortunate to be the principal at a school with such great parent involvement, hard-working staff and students, and a strong sense of school pride.
We at Tarpey take pride in our success of achieving excellence in academics, co-curricular programs and community involvement. These efforts have resulted in Tarpey Elementary School earning an Academic Performance Index (API) score of 850 (an API growth of 33), where 800 is the target for all schools in California. We continue to work together with our community to maintain high expectations for each child, while working towards continuous improvement, so each child can reach his or her fullest potential. We all strive to be life-long learners that value a strong sense of mind, body and spirit while building individual character. At Tarpey we value teamwork, community partnerships, a good work ethic and providing a safe, positive learning environment where every child can be successful.
Through collaboration with our staff and our community on an ongoing basis, we will seek continuous improvement in areas of curriculum, communication, plant operations as well as on-site programs. Students will be challenged academically through instruction that has a direct correlation of the curriculum to grade level standards while meeting individual learning needs. Participation in co-curricular activities will be encouraged for all students where we develop student athletes who excel in class and athletics. The six pillars of character and multicultural awareness will also be an integral part of the curriculum to promote positive social interaction and decision-making.
We are here as ONE TEAM with ONE GOAL to provide every child the opportunity to succeed.
Darrin Holtermann, Principal