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Office Telephone:

(310) 533-4467

 

Address:

3404 W. 168th Street

Torrance, CA  90504

 

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Bell Schedule By Grade Level

 

Breakfast begins at 8:20am

Grades: TK, K, 4th, 5th

8:20am - 8:40am

Grades: 1st, 2nd, 3rd

8:20am - 8:50am

 

8:35 PLAYGROUND OPENS

 

The regular bell schedule for students differs based on grade and on day of the week. Here are the current bell schedules for each of the grade groups.

 

TK/Kindergarten

Start

8:50 am

Recess

10:15 am – 10:30 am

Lunch

11:55 am – 12:40 pm

Dismissal

1:50 pm

 

 

1st Grade

Start

8:59 am

Recess

10:40 am – 10:55 am

Lunch

11:55 am – 12:40 pm

Dismissal

3:12 pm (Mo,Tu,Th,F)

2:27 pm (Wed.)

 

2nd Grade

Start

8:59 am

Recess

10:40 am – 10:55 am

Lunch

12:10 pm – 12:55 pm

Dismissal

3:12 pm (Mo,Tu,Th,F)

2:27 pm (Wed.)

 

3rd Grade

Start

8:59 am

Recess

10:15 am – 10:30 am

Lunch

12:10 pm – 12:55 pm

Dismissal

3:12 pm (Mo,Tu,Th,F)

2:27 pm (Wed.)

 

Grades 4-5

Start

8:50 am

Recess

10:15 am – 10:30 am

Lunch

12:30 pm – 1:15 pm

Dismissal

3:12 pm (Mo,Tu,Th,F)

2:27 pm (Wed.)

 

 

EVERY WEDNESDAY DISMISSAL IS AT 2:27

ALL OTHER MINIMUM DAYS DISMISSAL IS AT 2:12

 

Our school office is open from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday (except holidays).


 


 

Evelyn Carr Elementary School: A Brief History

Our school was named after Evelyn Carr, who played an important role in the creation of the Torrance Unified School District. She was born on March 5, 1915, and moved to Torrance in 1933.  Evelyn was a housewife with three young children who helped to organize the Torrance Parents Association.  She, along with other key supporters, walked the streets and talked with people and convinced them to break from Los Angeles Unified School District.  

   

The district was formed in 1947, when the vote passed to break away from the Los Angeles Unified School District.  Evelyn became a prominent member of the first Board of Education of TUSD.  Carr Elementary School opened in 1954 and Evelyn was active at the new school named in her honor.  It inspired her to become a teacher, and at the age of 41, she received her degree from CSUDH.  She later taught at Arlington elementary for 11 years.  The 9.6 acres was purchased in 1952 for the princely sum of $35,000.00 by the newly formed Torrance Unified School District.   The school was constructed at a cost of $536,000.00, encompassing 38,685 square feet, with 10 buildings and 23 classrooms. Additions were made in 1996.  Originally, the school was designated as a Kindergarten through Eighth Grade school. But in 1978, as enrollment declined, it was designated as a Kindergarten through Sixth Grade. Then in 1980, it was designated as a Kindergarten through Fifth Grade. It reached a peak enrollment of 1,057 students in 1956.

Principals
Don L. Robison - 1954
Donald Duncan - 1954 to 1956
Richard Welte - 1956 to 1961
William Leahy - 1961 to 1967
William Lettunich - 1967 to 1970
J. Richard Ducar - 1970 to 1974
Warren Carver - 1974 to 1981
Paul Herinski - 1981 to 1989
Craig G. Kimball - 1989 to 1993
Kenneth DiNoto - 1993 to 1996
Cecelia Hale - 1996 to 2001
Richard Peterson - 2001 to 2017

Katie Schenkelberg - 2017 to present