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Camellia Basic has a long history of awards.  The school has been recognized at the district, state, and national level.  Below is a quick glance at the various awards received by Camellia.  Please visit our lobby and school multipurpose to learn more.


  • SCUSD Welcoming Schools Certification

2010-11 & 2003-2004

  • National Blue Ribbon School



Welcome From the Principal

Dear Camellia Families,

Welcome Back! I hope all of you had a great summer filled with great memories and needed rest. We are incredibly excited to begin the 2018-19 school year at Camellia Basic!

We look forward to making this a great school year where the educational experiences address the whole child needs of students as evidenced by classroom engagement with rigorous and relevant material combined with special events and activities.


How to enroll at Camellia
Camellia Basic Elementary is one of two Basic criteria schools in SCUSD.

 A major emphasis of the Basic School Program is the development of academic skills and good study habits. Students must meet admission criteria to be accepted to the lottery for the Basic Program.

The overall goal of the school staff is to bring together the most successful traditional and new methods of instruction which emphasize academic skills and good study habits.


Our Description and Mission Statement

Camellia Basic School is an academic prep school that develops excellence through an emphasis on the skills for English language arts (reading and writing) and math. Students also develop lifelong skills by participating in art, music, physical education, and the sciences. Camellia students exceed district and state averages on state and national achievement tests. Camellia’s mission is to prepare outstanding students for their middle and high school years and to be career and college ready.


New Bell Schedule

Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Fridays

  • Kinder: 8:00am-12:20pm
  • 1st-6th Grades: 8:00am-2:12pm


  • Kinder: 8:00am-12:20pm
  • 1st-6th Grades: 8:00am-1:12pm

School Administrative Team

Click on a staff member below to access their contact information.


About Before and After School Programs

Camellia’s Before and After-School programs support and enrich our school’s students, developing their talents and enhancing what they learn each day in school. 


Calendar & Events


Student Resources