Our School

Meet Our Principal

Garry Naval

Mr. Garry Naval

Welcome to Unsworth Elementary School. I am honored to be a part of our Unsworth Family. The trust you place in our school is not something we take lightly. Our most important work will be to ensure that our students, teachers, staff, and you our Unsworth families have the support needed to thrive. Our work will focus on creating an environment where your child’s academic growth and safety are always a priority, where we work to strengthen our school wide programs, and where we build a positive relationship with our Unsworth community. Please do not hesitate to come by and say hello. I look forward to the journey ahead.

Downey Unified School District’s vision is that “All students graduate with a 21st century education that ensures they are college and career ready, globally competitive and citizens of strong character.”

Let’s work together to build the foundation for your child’s long term success at Unsworth.

Fun Facts:

  • I love to spend time with my family.
  • I enjoy sports and am a big fan of the Rams, Lakers, and Dodgers.
  • History is my favorite subject to study and one of my favorite books is, Team of Rivals, a book about Abraham Lincoln.
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Our Mission

At Unsworth Elementary School we prepare all students academically for lifelong success. As partners, our staff and families work together to nurture a positive and engaging school community.

Our Vision

Curriculum and Instruction

  • Students will receive standards-based instruction
  • All students will reach Proficient or Advanced on the California Standards Test
  • Students will be provided differentiated instruction
  • Student needs will be met through frequent monitoring of progress and use of flexible groupings
  • Professional Learning Communities (PLC) will be established and maintained at each grade level
  • Response to Intervention Model (RtI) will be implemented as needed
  • Instructional time is valued and protected
  • Research-based strategies/materials will be utilized

Character Education

  • All staff will promote and maintain a supportive and nurturing environment
  • The district-adopted CHARACTER COUNTS! program will be implemented
  • Parent involvement will be welcomed and encouraged
  • Diversity is accepted and appreciated

Tools to reach highest potential

  • All staff will ensure the physical and emotional safety of all students
  • All staff will be highly qualified
  • Incentive programs will be in place to recognize students’ strengths and achievements
  • Schoolwide behavior management plans will be established and maintained
  • Allocation of school funds will be aligned to mission and vision statements
  • Parent education will be provided to support ongoing classroom instruction
  • Stakeholders’ (SSC, ELAC, PTA, staff, community) input will be encouraged and valued
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