El Dorado is an extremely diverse school where teachers, staff, and parents come together to ensure the achievement of all students. El Dorado's focus is the creation of an environment that promotes teaching the whole child. The school invests its energies in programs that meet the academic and social needs of all students and uses standards-based instructional practices like Balanced Literacy and music integration to tap students' different learning modalities. We believe in empowering teachers by creating a trusting, nurturing professional environment that allows them to think critically and create out of the box solutions for our community. Our teachers use the language of scholars and critical thinkers to provide our students with the tools to access and navigate future professional and academic opportunities. We believe in recognizing students' strengths and needs to help them achieve their full potential. We achieve this through traditional and non-traditional methods such as play therapy, behavioral and social skills groups, sports, one on one therapy, group therapy, and one-on-one and small group instruction.