Leal Elementary
A Visual and Performing Arts Magnet

12920 Droxford Street
Cerritos, CA 90703
Phone: (562) 229-7880

The staff, students, and parents of Leal Elementary School are committed to providing an effective instructional program that will equip students for a productive work life, enable students to participate in a democracy as effective and informed citizens, encourage continuous individual development, and prepare students to join a culturally diverse society.

At Leal Elementary School, we believe that exposure to the arts contributes significantly to a student's creative and intellectual development. Our Visual and Performing Arts Magnet Program features musical theater and visual arts. All students receive specialized instruction in music, dance, and acting and showcase their talents in school-wide musical performances. Additionally, a spring musical is held each year in which students audition and are cast for lead, supporting, and ensemble roles. Our visual art program focuses on art theory and technique, and students produce four to five original pieces per year.

What is a Magnet School?

A Magnet School is one that is chosen by its district and the federal government to receive extra funding, equipment, teachers, and training to "specialize" in a chosen field or two. All of the 16 Magnet Schools in ABCUSD have been awarded over $20 million federal monies to develop and sustain theme-based programs of excellence.