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Superintendent's Message

Dear LLCSD Community,

Dr. Crean

On behalf of the Board of Education, our staff and myself, I welcome you to the Little Lake City School District.  The Little Lake City School District, established in 1871, is a suburban elementary school district located in the southeastern portion of Los Angeles County.  The district lies within the municipalities of Santa Fe Springs, Norwalk, and Downey.  The nine schools, seven elementary and two middle, serve a diverse student population.  The district is governed by a five-member Board of Education.


Student achievement is a major focus of the school district and has steadily increased as reflected in the number of awards that the district has received. The following distinctions represent a few of the recognitions earned by our school and district:


  • All nine schools are “Title I Academic Achieving Award Schools”
  • All nine schools are “California Gold Ribbon Schools”
  • All nine schools are honored by California Business for Education Excellence
  • Both middle schools are named, “National School to Watch”
  • District has been named a National School to Watch District
  • District has been recognized as a District on the Move
  • Recognized as 1 of the 54 California School Districts identified as “Positive Outliers: Districts Beating the Odds”


All of these distinctions are a direct result of the outstanding and results-driven teamwork among our teachers, administrators and support staff.  In addition, we could not be successful without the support of our active and engaged parents and the communities we serve.  Our district is fortunate to be located in a community that supports and appreciates our seven elementary and two middle schools.  Being an integral part of the community, the Little Lake City School District takes great pride in ensuring success for every student.


Dr. William Crean


The Superintendent’s Office oversees all Divisions within the District, including Business Services, Educational Services, and Personnel Services. William Crean, Ed.D., became Superintendent in fall 2016. As Superintendent, Dr. Crean is the District’s Chief Instructional Leader and the Secretary to the Board of Education. His role is to carry out the policy decisions and planning initiatives of the Board. 

His other duties include:

  • Supervision of the nine schools
  • Hiring and evaluation of the school principals
  • Serving as the District’s chief spokesperson and liaison to the cities of Santa Fe Springs and Norwalk, and the Whittier Union High School District, local colleges and universities, the Los Angeles County Office of Education, parent groups, service clubs, business organizations, and the media.