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General Information

C. W. Dillard Elementary School

Mission Statement

Dillard Elementary creates a challenging, engaging, and supportive environment to promote learning

Our Vision

Dillard scholars will pursue the skills needed for college and career readiness through hard work and determination.

School Hours

Regular Day Schedule (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday)
1st – 6th Grades:
School Start Time 9:00 a.m.
School End Time 3:20 p.m.
AM Start Time: 9:00 a.m
AM End Time:12:20 p.m.
AM Start Time 9:00 a.m.
AM End Time 12:20 p.m.
PM Start Time 11:50 a.m.
PM End Time 3:20 p.m.
Early Out Wednesday Schedule
1st – 6th Grades:
School Start Time 9:00 a.m.
School End Time 2:30 p.m.

A.M. - 9:00 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.


A.M. - 9:00 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.
P.M. - 11:50 a.m. - 2:35 p.m.
Minimum Day Schedule
1st – 6th Grades:
School Start Time 9:00 a.m.
School End Time 1:30 p.m.
Same as Regular Day Schedule


C.W. Dillard is the only Elk Grove school south of the Cosumnes River, and it has its origins in three country schools. The first was the Davis School, formed in 1865, and named for relatives of Jefferson Davis. The Lee School was built in 1872 and the original Dillard School in 1915. The present school was built in 1956 and named for C.W. Dillard who donated the land for the school. Davis school joined with Dillard in 1915, and when the Elk Grove district unified in 1959, the Lee School joined with Dillard.

Directions to School

C.W. Dillard Elementary is located on the corner of Dillard and Colony Roads.

Student and Parent Handbook


When your child is absent from school it is necessary to clear her/his absence by calling the school office the day of the absence with your child’s name, teacher and reason for the absence.  You may also email If you are unable to call or email, you may send your child to the office the day s/he returns to school with a note signed by the parent/guardian, which states the reason and date(s) of the absence.  It is not the responsibility of your child’s teacher to notify the school office with information regarding your child’s absence.
*If your child is absent or tardy for school due to a doctor or dentist appointment, please remember to bring the doctor/dentist verification (note) to the office to excuse your child’s absence/tardy.