Colfax Charter Elementary Home

We are rooted in education and we reach for the stars!
Picture of Mr. Gorton, Principal

Our Principal

I'd like to extend a warm Colfax Charter Elementary welcome to both our returning and new students and their families. We are looking forward to an outstanding year as staff and parents work together to create a positive learning environment and strive to meet the unique needs of each child.

News & Announcements


Enjoy summer activities throughout Los Angeles

Summer is the perfect time to embrace the great outdoors and take learning beyond the classroom. Let's embark on exciting educational adventures that inspire, educate, and create unforgettable memories!


Oct 5

Governance Meeting

Time: 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM
Location: Room 220

Oct 12


Time: 2:45 PM – 3:45 PM
Location: Room 220

Sep 30

Trees on a Playground


Colfax was built in 1950 on what was once a 10-acre arboretum.  The trees that remain on the campus today are symbolic of our history and they create an idyllic school setting that embodies the school's motto "Rooted in Education and Reaching for the Stars."
In 2022, Colfax was one of only two LAUSD elementary schools to earn the honor of National Blue Ribbon School from the U.S. Department of Education which is a testament to our extraordinary teachers and staff.  
Parents are a driving force at Colfax. They actively participate in numerous ways that directly impact student achievement.  Parents serve on our important School Councils, volunteer in the classrooms, and raise funds to provide enrichment for all students.