Imperial Elementary School · 8133 East Imperial Highway · Downey, CA 90242 · (562) 904-3578



Dear Parents and Guardians,

Welcome to a wonderful new school year! My name is Mrs. Peggy Meehan and I am looking forward to connecting with each and every one of you.

Imperial Elementary is known for being a school that believes in educating the whole child in a safe and nurturing environment. The Imperial Staff is committed to developing our students as 21st century learners. They do this by teaching students to collaborate, communicate, think critically, promote creativity and be citizens of good character.  I, too, am committed to all of these things and plan to support this positive school culture where it is safe for everyone to learn.

This year, our school will continue to focus on developing the whole child. We will also continue to implement technology as a school, with additional technology being put into each classroom to support learning. Additionally, we are pleased to be expanding our Imperial iCafe, which is filled with STEAM activities for every grade level! Thank you very much to Dr. Stauffer for her generous support in launching our iCafe in 2017.

This year our students will also continue to participate in CHARACTER COUNTS! activities, bi-monthly awards assemblies, school-wide assemblies, and positive behavioral supports. In addition, Imperial school is fortunate to have Playworks, Coffee with the Principal monthly meetings, Spirit Assemblies, Character Council and more.

I truly am privileged to work with such an amazing staff, and some of the best students and families in Downey!  I look forward to communicating and working with all stakeholders, including our surrounding community. I am confident that we will all work together towards the DUSD vision, which states that: All students graduate with a 21st Century education that ensures they are college and career ready, globally competitive and citizens of strong character.

We are a district that believes Our Kids Deserve the BEST!

The more we work together, the better the educational experience for everyone involved!