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History of Plymouth School

Plymouth Elementary School opened its doors to students in the middle of the school year in 1952. It was built because the closest elementary school, Santa Fe, was overcrowded. When Plymouth first started there were nine teachers, nine regular classes, and a class for handicapped children.

Plymouth School was built in lower Monrovia in an area called Mayflower Village. Mayflower Village used to be called "Cow Town" because two large dairies, Mountain View and Alta Dena Dairy, were close neighbors. On rainy days the smell on the playground could be overwhelming. Plymouth was probably named after Plymouth Rock where the Pilgrims who sailed on the Mayflower landed in 1620.

The Plymouth School mascot was a panther in the early days, and was changed to the Plymouth Dragon in the 1970's. Our colors are green and white (like Monrovia High School).

Plymouth Principals:

Mrs. McLerran    1952-1971
Mr. Baughman    1971-1982
Mrs. Gibson        1982-1986            
Ms. Collins          1986-2000
Mr. Fitzgibbons   2000-2002
Dr. Hoon              2002-2011
Mrs. Heck            2011-2017
Dr. Gero               2017-2022
Mrs. Maljian          2022-present
We celebrate everybody at Plymouth School and we have been doing this for a long time now. Once a month we have a celebration assembly and somebody from each class gets to be honored on that day.  We know that we are all very important at Plymouth School.