The greatest strength of Willow Glen Elementary School is its strong, diverse community of teachers, staff, and parents dedicated to the academic success of students. Willow Glen has a high retention rate of fully credentialed teachers who continue to participate in developing their teaching skills through staff development. The parents actively participate in classroom and school activities in a variety of docent programs: art, science, ABC Parents, and Los Dichos. The school community understands the importance of social and emotional development and student success by embracing Cornerstone and the 41 Developmental Assets. In 2008, Willow Glen Elementary added Two-Way Bilingual Immersion as a choice for students. It provides intense instruction allowing participating students to become bilingual and biliterate over the course of 7 years. This program started this year in two Kindergarten classes. Each year those students will move along in this academic program. The computer lab, classroom computers, and software enhance the learning of core academic subjects. The results of a community-based educational experience can be seen in the continually improving academic achievement levels of all of Willow Glen’s students.