Students enrolled 920
Hours 8:40 am - 3:15 pm
School leader Patricia Roth
District Chula Vista Elementary School District
Before school Yes
After school Yes

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2491 School House Road
Chula Vista, CA 91915

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(619) 656-9676
(619) 656-1858
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4 stars
Based on 36 ratings

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September 16, 2014
Do not be deceived by the great schools rating of a 9. Administration is horrible to deal with and God forbid you have to deal with them concerning a bullying issue. They have an amazing way of turning the bullying issue back onto your child. The principal is taking on children that would not otherwise be accepted at a non charter public school due to insane behavior problems. Her view is if they are smart than they are welcome. This is very dangerous. Trust me, very dangerous. I know first hand. Do not get caught up in the idea of charter school. It would benefit your child more to go to the assigned public school. This school will be the next reform school for soon to be criminals if she is not held accountable for who is allowed to be educated here. It is a joke!!

- submitted by a parent
July 26, 2014
This is a great school! Kindergarten teacher Ms. Glickman is awesome! The principal is rude, doesn't care to listen to parents and the front office ladies are RUDE too! Huge PTA overall good school but needs a leader who will take the time to meet with a parent when requested!!!

- submitted by a parent
July 21, 2014
Great school and great teachers. Have had two kids attending for the last couple of years and have never had an issue.

- submitted by a parent
June 07, 2014
AVCMS is a joke! The teachers are either incompetent or on their way out the door. Administration is not helpful and extremely rude. My child was bullied repeatedly and it was ignored by all authority figures. It's disgusting how the school chooses to play 'favorites' and basically ostracize everyone else. Unfortunately, the office staff reflects the leadership which is poor. On top of all of the social/emotional issues, the academic rigor is pretty much nonexistent!! If you want your child to be prepared for high school or accepted in to a decent college, do not choose this middle school- you will be extremely disappointed!!!

- submitted by a parent
May 29, 2014
My child started at AVCS with great expectations. Unfortunately as parents we failed to listen to teachers / parents / classified employee's at the district level. My child was bullied through the grade levels and as parents we did what we could within the system. We finally requested a zone transfer which was denied, we ask why and were told by the district office the principal denied it. We then re-applied a couple of months later for a zone transfer and this time we did not mention bullying as a factor. It was approved and our child was happy and thank us. Principal rude on and off campus. Several times have encountered the principal off campus and she was rude to our child and my spouse. Teachers are afraid to be themselves. Race, age, and sexual orientation should not be reasons to be ashamed of, unfortunately there are several teachers and a classified that have to stay in the closet.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2013
It's a great school, my daughter is in 7th I really like it, the only problem is that the Spanish class even the advance is too basic so is a waste of time for the children that are Spanish speaker.

- submitted by a parent
August 08, 2013
I have 2 children at Arroyo Vista. The principle is very active which is one of the reasons we transferred to this school. We came from a school that had no leadership. The teachers we have had are great communicators and sensitive to the students needs.

- submitted by a parent
July 27, 2013
Not sure yet about Arroyo! I have 2 daughters that went to Marshall and the staff was great. My little one starts K at Arroyo. The few times that I have been in the Arroyo office the staff made me feel uncomfortable. I will give the staff the benefit of the doubt and see how the year goes.

- submitted by a parent
July 23, 2013
Agree with the parent that posted yesterday. The principal doesn't want to work with parents, and the staff at the front office is rude. It's time for a new job ladies.

- submitted by a parent
July 22, 2013
The teachers are wonderful! However the leadership is poor. They lack a bullying policy. High teacher turn-over. Every event not sponsored by PTA is unorganized. The principal/front office staff seem to be annoyed with her jobs. They seem to use it as an excuse for condescending and rude behavior towards parents. Note that not a single teacher has posted a review since 2006.

- submitted by a parent
December 05, 2012
I can't say enough good things about AVCS! As a zone transfer, we have made the best decision for our children to move them to a school where the principal and teachers truly care about your child's success. We love the middle school so much! With a total population of 150 middle school students, it's like being at a FREE private school. It's a very tight knit community of families... I love Arroyo Vista Charter!

- submitted by a parent
January 30, 2012
We absolutely love this school Both of my daughters attend - my oldest is in 5th grade and my youngest is in 1st grade. We have been here since they started Kindergarten and have never had any issues with this school, the teachers, or the leadership at the school! It is located in a great & safe neighborhood. Every teacher we've had has been awesome! And both of our girls are doing very well!

- submitted by a parent
August 31, 2011
We've had such a positive experience for the past five years at AVCS. My child is enrolled in the dual immersion program and I am so impressed with the excellent academic environment. Teachers are friendly and professional and communicate frequently. Although the principal is strict, she has high standards, is a strong leader and holds regular informal meetings with parents so they can voice concerns. Heavy parental involvement and a strong sense of community at the school has made elementary school an enjoyable experience for our family.

- submitted by a parent
June 26, 2011
Wonderful school. I've had a daughter go through every grade and my ten year old is moving to 5th grade. Both have been very happy with all of their teachers as have we the parents. There is a great deal of parent involvement and some great events all through the year. The principle Mrs Roth is very strict BUT fair and keeps a tight ship. Highly recomended

- submitted by a parent
July 15, 2010
We just left this school due to a move. Academically they are a great school, lots of parent involvement is highly encouraged as well. However I was very concerned with the high teacher ratio. I noticed alot of favoritism from top leadership with teachers. My biggest concern is the lack of an effective school bully policy. They hung my son out amongst his peers for reporting being bullied. I dont understand what the teachers, noon duties are doing at recess because obviously they are not watching the children.When it is reported if that child doing the bulling is a well known child due to his parent working at the school either on staff or volunteer, they are allowed to get away with the unexcusable behavior. Academically the school is good, teachers are great. However I have seen great teachers let go because they were not a favorite with the principal.

- submitted by a parent
November 20, 2009
Originally I had good feelings about this school, The teachers are great, but the way they do things is not the greatest at educating. My 2 daughters attend this school, and both are intelligent, but the amount of homework they bring home is udderly ridiculous. My oldest hates school just because of the homework. Additionally, my daughter recently started having some problems with other girls picking on her. Needless to say, eventhough we informed the school, my daughter is hounded everyday and doesn't want to attend school anymore. She is so spun up by all that is going on she can't concentrate on her school work and often cries at home about how miserable she is. Kids can be very cruel, but the lack of involvement by the teacher and principal when this is pointed out....is not proactive enough. there are other issues but my space is limited

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 01, 2009
This is a very nice school with alot of extra curricular activities. My only complaint is the parking. Everyday is a headache twice a day for working parents with younger children.

- submitted by a parent
April 07, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
March 11, 2009
I was very excited to now that there was a school so close to home that offered a full day kindergarten program. However, from the very begining I was unhappy. My son's teacher was moved form one grade level to another in a very 'short notice', therefore, the classroom was unprepared or unorganized for the children. Also, the system the school has during lunch time. The children must sit on the floor and wait until they walk them over to their play area. It is ridiculous! It doesn't stop there, but I'll stop!

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 14, 2009
I have mixed feelings about Arroyo Vista Charter School and its leadership. On the one hand, I know that expectations for staff and student performance is above average. That's great! On the other hand, I know that many teachers leave after a short time at the school and that proves to be difficult for children. My own child has had 5 teachers leave in the middle of the school year! If it were only one or two, I would probably think it was just coincidence, but obviously the administration has difficulty maintaining staff. I know the staff works very hard because I see them there all hours of the night and every weekend. I have a four-year old that I am considering placing into another neighborhood school in order to avoid the same situation next year even though I love the parent involvement and the curriculum.

- submitted by a parent
May 27, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
December 01, 2007
Arroyo Vista is an excellent all-around school. I have 2 children that now attend Arroyo Vista and 1 daughter who attended for 7 years. My son is in kinder in the Immersion Program and my daughter is in 6th grade. I have not had one problem at this school. My husband and I are both teachers and feel extremely fortunate that our children are well taken care of and receive excellent instruction on a daily basis. There are several excellent teachers at this school. They are dedicated and hard working. The only concern is the teacher turn over at the sight. This situation has improved in the last 2 years so I am hopeful that they continue to retain wonderful teachers. As a teacher in an economically disadvantaged school I know on a first hand basis how lucky we are here at Arroyo Vista.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 24, 2007
This school is what it is - a valuable educational environment - because the teachers are dedicated, the parents are supportive, and the students are motivated. If one pays close enough attention, however, he or she will realize that the teacher turn-over rate is incredibly high at this school compared to other schools in the district, county and state. That is unusual for a school that is located in such a desirable neighborhood with a plethora of resources. Why is this? The leadership. It is sad, and will eventually affect the students and the community if allowed to continue. It is a shame that such a reputable district has allowed this to go on for so many years.

- submitted by a community member
August 15, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2007
My yougest child has attended Arroyo Vista for the last 7 years. We have been exceptionally pleased with the level of education that he has received. Every year we have been thankful for the teacher that he has received. The administration and staff are engaged in the education of each child, giving personal attention to each student's progress through individual student monitoring. The support staff members, as well as the office staff members are also very helpful and always eager to assist students and parents alike. The learning and social environment is pleasant, encouraging, and uplifting. We will sadly be leaving Arroyo Vista this June to follow our child into his middle school years.

- submitted by a parent
June 14, 2006
I have a child that just finished her first year at Arroyo Vista. She was placed in the Spanish Immersion program and it has been a wonderful expereince! Her teacher was amazing and we are looking forward to a new year at the school. We hope to stay at Arroyo Vista till all our chilren are finished with sixth grade.

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2006
Great school with high quality teachers! Teachers give 150% to their classrooms and students.

- submitted by a teacher
May 07, 2006
We have 2 children at Arroyo Vista, with a 3rd starting the next school year. We have been extremely happy with the school. It is clean and safe and in an excellent neighborhood. Our daughter is in GATE. I would prefer this to be more challenging than one morning a week, but her classroom teacher is great and she is challenged in her class. My son's teacher has been absent alot this year, but the school has done a good job of trying to get the same substitute teacher to cover the class. He is above grade level and I would like to see him a bit more challenged in class. The principal is very visible and available, as are the teachers. There are enough extra curricular activities, and their is alot of parent involvement in the school.

- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2006
This is a great school. This school recently receieved the CA Distinguished School Award.

- submitted by a teacher
March 22, 2006
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March 22, 2006
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March 01, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
February 21, 2006
The standards of learning are followed by the teachers at high expectations. Although, the office clerks are not very polite. They communicate to the parents as if they were children also. This has made me uncomfortable going into the office for any concerns I may have. I am waiting for the opportunity to change schools for this reason.

- submitted by a parent
January 25, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2005
My daughter just started at Arroyo Vista, she is in the Kindergatern dual language program. I am glad she is envoled in this program, and her teacher is amazing. I was going to homeschool her, but after learning about the program and the school, I felt good about her going to a public charter school.

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August 12, 2005
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June 05, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
April 04, 2005
I really like Arroyo Vista. One of my kids excels academically and her teachers have always given her extra work/activities to do. My other child is at grade level and her teachers have been giving her a little extra one-on-one to help her. They have tons of extracurricular activities and they are always involving and encourage parent participation.

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January 26, 2005
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Arroyo Vista Charter School
2491 School House Road, Chula Vista, CA  91915
(619) 656-9676
Last modified Arroyo Vista Charter School is a Charter school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Arroyo Vista Charter School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 39 reviews. Top