Principal – Alejandro Gutierrez


Welcome to the 2016-2017 academic school year! I have the honor to serve as the new principal at Furgeson Elementary School, and proud to be part of the Furgeson and the ABC Unified School District Family. I was part of the Los Angeles Unified School District for the past eleven years.  I have also worked as an Assistant Principal for two elementary schools within the City of Los Angeles. My goal is to apply my experiences, build on Furgeson’s success, and lead the school to the path of being a California Distinguished School. This will be accomplished by utilizing student data to drive instruction, maintain high student expectations, and collaborate with parents and the community.


I am proud to say that Furgeson Elementary has an experienced staff that will provide a rigorous education that aligns to the California Common Core Standards, and cultivate a positive learning environment to ensure that your child’s needs are met. We also pride ourselves in preparing every child to become creative thinkers, and long life learners, tools that are essential in becoming college bound and career ready. We truly believe that Children and Learning Come First!


We currently offer a Transitional Bilingual Program and are in the planning stages of converting the Transitional Bilingual Program to a Dual Language Immersion Program.


We believe that in order for our students to become productive citizens of our school and community, we must expect them to embrace and learn the Peace Builders Pledge. We also expect our students to follow the Furgeson Elementary School-Wide Expectations: Be Respectful, Be Responsible, Be Ready, Be a Peace Builder. We are beginning year three of the PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention & Supports) implementation, a framework to help refine our school-wide behavior plan and transform our school’s climate into one where all our students feel safe at school.


At Furgeson, we strongly believe that the combination of Home + School + Community = Student Success! We seek to continue the strong partnership Furgeson Family has established with the parents and the community. We will continue with the Family Fitness Monday, Family Reading Fridays, along with many other opportunities for you to participate in.


I am confident we will have an exciting new school year. Go Patriots!