Trace offers a strong K-5 Academic, Visual, and Performing Arts program that provides students unique opportunities to integrate academics through art, drama, vocal music, orchestra, and band. In addition, Trace continues to welcome parental involvement and the level of parent participation
increases every year. The curriculum at Trace follows the SJUSD pacing guide and benchmark assessments are used to measure growth and guide instruction four times per year. Staff engages in ongoing data analysis to strive towards meeting growth targets and move all students towards grade level proficiency. Bilingual classes are provided for Spanish and English speaking students. Our school vision, “Artistic! United! Academically Excited!” guides all decisions and programs at Merritt Trace Elementary School.