Preparing All Students for Success in College and Career

Principal's Message

Mr. Richardson
Principal: Peter Richardson 

Welcome to Glenn L. Martin Elementary School. As the principal at Martin, my goal is to work with our school community to provide a quality education for all students, while setting high expectations, and creating a caring community for all students and families. At Martin, we truly believe that ALL Martin students CAN and WILL learn. During the 2016-17 school year, our focus is twofold:

   1) Provide a safe, nurturing learning environment for all of our students. The "Martin Way" is to be respectful, responsible, and safe! We are practicing the skills of good citizenship.

   2) Prepare every student for college and career by helping them develop their English language skills within the context of reading, writing, math, science, social studies and physical education. We are teaching our students to reach the high Common Core State Standards. Our slogan is "Analyze it. Claim it. Prove it.", which speaks to our need to think deeply about topics and find evidence to support our claims about all of our topics of study.

 Our motto, adopted in 2007,  is a quote from a former teacher, Marilyn Powell Berns, “Go Forth and Achieve.“ She is a teacher and friend who had high expectations for herself, her students, her friends and her family. We want all Martin students to “Go Forth and Achieve” in college, career, and personal life. We work toward this motto by providing quality, standards-based instruction to all students.  

 I am extremely privileged to serve at Martin. Our staff, students, families, and community at Martin make this school a special place. Our staff members are caring, hard working and want each child to succeed . Our parents are very supportive and actively help with many activities throughout the school. By working together we will make a difference in the lives of each and every student who walks through our doors. Every student will learn; every student will grow; every student will work to move up to "the next level" individually as we collectively work to improve each year as a school.

 I want to thank our business partners and district office personnel for their assistance and guidance. Our business partners include: St. Mark Presbyterian Church, Orange Canaan Presbyterian Church, Educators’ Publishing Service, De Aquellas Car Club, Healthy Tomorrows, La Cigueña, Pronto Pizza, MIND Institute, Engage 360, State Pre-School, Learning Link, Padres Unidos, Playworks,  and University of California, Irvine.

Thank you to all of our students, their parents, and our Martin staff. We all work together to make Martin a wonderful place to learn and grow!


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Glenn L. Martin Elementary School

939 West Wilshire,
Santa Ana, CA 92707
(714) 480-8000

Welcome to Martin Elementary School. Our mascot is the aviator and our students are soaring to success! We have a wonderful and dedicated staff that provides a positive learning environment to improve student achievement. Our vision at Martin Elementary School is to prepare students for academic success and to become lifelong learners by guiding them in their construction of knowledge and development of problem solving skills.  Martin staff, students and parents are committed to academic success through the design of effective instruction that specifically targets students' academic needs. We offer a variety of programs, during school and after school, for both students and their parents. We invite you to learn more about our school through the information on this web page. Thank you for your interest in Martin Elementary School!

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