Situated against the east foothills of San Jose, lies Laurelwood Elementary School. A beautifully landscaped school built in 1971, our school is tucked in at the end of a cozy middle class neighborhood of ranch houses surrounding the magnificent property with views of Mount Hamilton to the east. Laurelwood is home to 342 students, one special day class, and three county special needs classes. Being small has its strengths and challenges. The greatest strength and pride is the tight knit community we serve. We know our families well and they know us as an integral part of the community. Laurelwood is a hub for a myriad of student and community activities. During the school day, the office is a revolving door for our diverse parent and community volunteers. In the afternoons and evenings, students and families can be seen on campus taking art courses, participating in sports programs, attending movie and education nights, as well as, other community sponsored events.