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Santa Ana
Unified School District
Robert McDonald, Principal
1635 South Center Street
Santa Ana, CA 92704

Phone: 714.479-4200
Fax: 714.479-4299

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  • SAUSD Sports Complex

    Information regarding the proposed SAUSD Sports Complex that will provide sports facilities for Harvey School, Carr Intermediate, and Valley High School can be obtained by clicking under "Our School" and choosing "SAUSD Sports Complex". Information may also be obtained by coming into the school office.

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  • Welcome to Carl Harvey Elementary School

    We are proud of the hard work of the entire school community: Teachers, Staff, Students, & Parents. Thank you for checking out our website. We hope that you will find valuable information about the great work that is taking place here at Carl Harvey Elementary School!

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  • Modified Days

    Just a reminder that every Wednesday, including our first day of school, is a modified day. A copy of the daily schedule is located under Our School - School Information tab.

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  • Parent Newsletters

    Parent Newsletters can be found under Our School - Parent Newsletters

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Principal's Message

Welcome to Carl Harvey School.  The 2013-2014 school year is in full swing!  We are excited to have this opportunity to continue providing your children - the Harvey Scholars - with the best education possible.  Be sure to check the website regularly for updates about the various programs taking place in the school.  Also, each month the Newsletter is posted under "Our School". 

This is an exciting year because we continue to implement two major programs to help our students succeed:  Common Core State Standards and PBIS (Positive Behavioral Intervention and Support).  The Common Core State Standards will prepare our students academically for college and career in the 21st Century.  PBIS will provide them with the tools to be safe, responsible, and respectful citizens.  At various Parent Meetings throughout the year we will provide you updates on these two initiatives.

We are more than halfway through the first trimester.  By now you should have received an update on your child's progress by receiving a Mid-Trimester Report.  Parent Conferences will take place in December, where you will learn about your child's progress - both academically and socially.  Please look for the notices inviting you to this important meeting with your child's teacher.

As always, if you need assistance, please contact us here at the school.  We are always availble to help you.

Robert McDonald
(714) 479-4200

School Pride

Carl Harvey Elementary

A Brief History of Carl Harvey School

In the late 1940's, Mr. Carl Harvey, an assistant Superintendent of the Santa Ana School District, along with the Spastic Children's Foundation, brought to the school board's attention that there was a need for a school for children with disabilities.
As a result, Carl Harvey School was established and dedicated to the memory of Mr. Carl Harvey on Friday, April 2, 1948.

The school's focus was to serve Santa Ana children of preschool through high school age with physical disabilities.  Carl Harvey School was unique to the Orange County area and quickly began providing education as well as physical, occupational and speech therapy to children through out the  Orange County area.  Carl Harvey School was located on 4th Street near Grand Avenue in Santa Ana, and remained there until the earthquake of 1971 caused the school to be uninhabitable.

After the earthquake, the school was rebuilt at the present site at 1635 S. Center Street.  It was specifically designed to meet the needs of handicapped students. It's unique location between Carr Intermediate School and Valley High School provided the opportunity for the present philosophy:  Educational Collaboration. This philosophy allowed students from Carl Harvey School to participate in standard educational classes at Carr Intermediate and Valley High Schools. In the 1993-94 school year, Carl Harvey School became a kindergarten through fifth grade elementary school serving both regular education and special education students.


The Carl Harvey Elementary School mascot is the Panther.

Carl Harvey Elementary