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Hodge Elementary School

700 West Eleventh Street

Azusa, CA 91702

(626) 815-4800

FAX (626) 815-5531



Principal Victoria Velasquez


Secretary Terri Aldrete

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PK and Kinder Schedules M,T,W, & F

Early Bird 8:15-1:10

Late Bird: 9:15-2:10

Every Thursday Consolidated Schedule 


 Grades First -Third 

M,T,W, and F 8:15 AM-2:10 PM

TH-8:15- 1:30

Grades Fourth-Fifth:

M,T,W, and F 8:15 -2:38 PM



Consolidated Schedule PK-Kinder

8:15 AM-1:10

Minimum Day 1st-5th:

8:15 AM- 1:15 PM


This Friday, March 27th 

Students in TK and Kindergarten

8:15- 1:10

Grades 1st -5th


Please make arrangements to pick-up your students on time


Take the Twenty Day Challenge 

At Hodge we are committed to improve our reading skills and we have made a commitment to read more than ever before.  The challenge is to meet and exceed our personal and school-wide goals in reading within 20 days. Please join us!

We want everyone to join in the fun. Ask your student daily, "What have you been reading?" Offer to sit down and read with your child. Talk about what you're reading and share ideas about the joy of reading as a topic of conversation at the dinner table.

On Friday, March 27th, come and join us as we celebrate together the delight of meeting our goals within 20 days. We will convene on the playground and have a school-wide Reading is a Treat , celebration from 8:30-9:30 AM.

Take the challenge; set goals, and read, read, read!



I promise to read,  

Each day and each night.

I know it's the key,

To growing up right.

I'll read to myself,

I'll read to a crowd.

It makes no difference,

If silent or loud.

I'll read at my desk,

At home and at school,

On my bean bag or bed,

By the fire or pool.

Each book that I read , 

Puts smarts in my head,

'Cause brains grow more thoughts, 

The more they are fed.

So I take this oath,

To make reading my way

Of feeding my brain, 

What it needs every day!

Hodge Cougars are "Pawsitivly" Learning!


Cougars Care!

Cougars are Safe!

Cougars are Productive!

Cougars are Respectful!



Victoria Velasquez


Victoria  Velasquez

Principal Victoria Velasquez says Hodge is fortunate to have such supportive parents and staff.  By working together, Hodge offers an enriching program to students.             

Since 1989, Ms. Velasquez has served as an instructional aide, teacher and District Bilingual Literacy Coach in Azusa Unified.  In 2012-13, she was a Los Angeles County Teacher of the Year.  She holds a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from Azusa Pacific University.


Hodge School Excels

For the second year in a row, Hodge Elementary School received the Title I Academic Achievement Award. Only 56 schools in California are receiving this prestigious award for sustained progress in academic improvement among low-income students. "These schools serve students facing real challenges, and they’ve risen to meet them through hard work and dedication. It is inspiring to see their students achieve more in the classroom today so they can enjoy more opportunity in the years to come,” said State Superintendent Torlakson.

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Recognizing Student's Birthdays

Hodge Cougars,

Starting August of 2014 Hodge Elementary School will have a new policy regarding the celebration of birthdays at school. Treats will no longer be a part of student birthday celebrations. Children’s birthdays will be celebrated in class with each teacher acknowledging birthdays in a special way such as a birthday crown, singing happy birthday, allowing a child to share a special book with the class, or in another manner appropriate for their age and grade.  There will continue to be opportunities for seasonal parties and other special events. 

Although we are eager to celebrate each individual and to acknowledge their special day, it’s important to maintain a safe, respectful, and productive learning environment.Thank you for supporting in our efforts to keep students healthy and focused to learn!