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K-6
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Chula Vista, CA
Students enrolled: 852
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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1201 Santa Cora Avenue
Chula Vista, CA 91913

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(619) 425-9600
(619) 427-0463
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August 02, 2013
I love Corky! Teachers are wonderful. I get emails and notes about any situations I need to attend to. But mostly, it seems very positive and pleasant. When my kid can't wait for summer to end, I know he is in a great environment. If there is a negative, it is the parking and traffic in and out of there,... I just go early enough to miss it!

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2013
The Principal and Vice Principal are wonderful!! They really take the time to listen and help make the school a better place to be.

- submitted by a parent
July 18, 2011
I've had three children attend this school in the last 9 years, and have had only positive experiences with the staff and the academic aspect of this school. They have an excellent overall enrichment program from social skills to education.

- submitted by a parent
March 24, 2010
My daughter began kindergarten without knowing all of her letters and her numbers only up to 10. She didn't know how to spell or read. The school year is half way done and she can identify all of her letters, write sentences, and knows most of her numbers up to 60! The teachers really are interested and active with the parents to help children succeed. The PTA and the school hold lots of events and the parent community is very supportive. There are quite a few military families here so there are many friends that could also help your child transition to the new school. The principal is new this year to McMillin but he's got a lot of experience and he is very pro-active with the students. I honestly feel that greatschools.org should have given this school a 10 but the proof can be seen in my daughters' dramatic improvement.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 20, 2009
We have the best students and the best parents!!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
We're a top performing school with a very involved community!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
Great staff, great kids, great parents!!!

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 18, 2009
Corky McMillin has a very diverse community yet we all work together to strength the programs at our school and enhance student achievement. I'm also proud of our PTA, ELA and volunteer programs. Finally the teaching staff if top notch and very hardworking. I love this school!

- submitted by a community member
September 18, 2009
I love the diversity, the unique school layout, and the happy, beautiful children!

- submitted by a teacher
no rating September 18, 2009
We have the most cohesive staff and administration, working together with the commited goal of student well-being and achievement. Our students are not only immersed in quality instructional strategies toward academic excellence, but they are also socially conscious citizens. Our Peace Patrol, Service Club, and Ability Awareness programs make our campus safe and appreciative of community and diversity. And to top it off, our PTA rocks! The parents at McMillin support all that we do with great fervor and vision for future generations. To say that McMillin Elementary is a great school, is truly an understatement. PTA

- submitted by a teacher
no rating September 18, 2009
I have been both a parent and an employee at Corky McMillin. I could not be more proud of our staff and our involved parent group.

- submitted by a community member
April 14, 2009
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November 09, 2008
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- submitted by a teacher
September 20, 2008
I originally wanted to send my kindergartener to another school in Chula Vista. McMillin does not have a full-day kinder, which is one of my few complaints. The teachers are caring and hold my child to a high standard, she has learned a lot in just a few months of kinder. The principal seems to be very involved, and also holds the children to a high standard. The PTA seems fine . . . when I look at other reviews that have complaints about the PTA, my comment is . . . if you don't like it, get involved and do something about it. These moms (and dads) are nice enough to volunteer their time to support our school. Don't complain if you don't want to be involved. I work full time and can't contribute much, but I certainly do what I can and appreciate the others' time and effort.

- submitted by a parent
June 05, 2008
my son is the last of my children to graduate Mcmillan this year. I love the supportive staff. I love the family and community pride and togetherness the school offers.

- submitted by a parent
August 31, 2007
McMillin Elementary overall is a good school. I am disappointed that there are no music programs available to the students or even offered after school hours. PTA is spoken of highly in other reviews, but I feel that they have no originality in their programs and fundraisers, we see the same year after year, same parents, same programs.

- submitted by a parent
April 11, 2007
This is an outstanding school! There is a true feeling of family and community. Teachers go above and beyond the call of duty because of their dedication to their students. The teacher of the year, Mr. Barnes, is truly deserving of this title. He not only teaches a full day, starting with the STAR program before school, but also coaches soccer/basketball and teaches Science club with Mrs. Disharoon after school. Again, a phenomenal school!

- submitted by a parent
February 27, 2007
Looks as if the last review was written by the principal or the PTA president. This school just started a 'STAR' program to help students who struggle with reading. Finally! The parents are still 'clicky'.

- submitted by a parent
January 08, 2007
Impressive school with active involved parents and dedicated teachers. There is a strong PTA presence, as evidenced by their many school projects and number of volunteers, with strong PTA leadership also a plus. Especially noteworthy, this school has a comprehansive plan for addressing the myriad issues encountered by students with learning challenges. The educational support staff to include school Psychologist and Speech Therapists are strong assets.

- submitted by a parent
December 20, 2006
This is my child's first year at McMillin and I must say how discouraged I am with the overall attitude of the principal as well as the lack of special programs in place for children who require extra help in certain subjects.

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2006
This is my first year with corky mcmillin and i'm very pleased with the teacher's and staff.

- submitted by a parent
May 29, 2006
McMillin has friendly caring teachers as well as a principal who goes out of his way to get to know each parent. This is a great school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 11, 2006
I have completed registration for my daughter for kindergarten at Corky McMillan this year. However, it turned out there are too many kids, my daughter probably has to attend PM class. However, since they don't have YMCA program for PM class kids, as a full-time working mother, this seems impossible. Also, I have learned that even if you are enrolled for PM class, on some Wednesday and Fridays, you need to attend AM class. I believe in consistency and routine schedule on kids' ideal learning environment, I was very disappointed on this program. I don't think I will enroll my daughter for Corky McMillan Kindergarten program if she has to go to PM call (or I can't).

- submitted by a parent
April 12, 2006
School lacks overall academic programs and attention to students in important issues of dicipline. No extracurricular activities, except for a two small soccer groups. Parent involvement is there but always under and control by principal. No school parent meetings to learn about students curriculum, except for PTA meetings.

- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
March 22, 2006
Mcmillin is overall a great school. The principal and teachers have a lot of experience and incorporate social responsibility on top of educational responsibility. The only concern of this school is the high mobility rate. With a high military concentration, large number of apartments, there are always a lot of students leaving and coming every year. The teachers handle it well, but for my children, many of their friends were gone after 2 years. Educationally, an excellent school.

- submitted by a parent
February 22, 2006
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February 15, 2006
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January 16, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
January 15, 2006
Mr. Gugerty is a great principal, involved with the kids, parents and teachers. The school is always focusing on the children's qualities. Discipline is enforced in a motivating and encouraging way. Teachers are involved and motivated. My daughters have grown academically and have a very strong self esteem. Moving away from this area is very hard since the school is excellent.

- submitted by a parent
January 12, 2006
I am very impressed with mcmillin. The staff are wonderful and seem to really care about the kids. The pta is very involved in everything and the kids all seem to love it.

- submitted by a parent
January 12, 2006
Corky McMillin is located in a brand new subdivision. The premises are brand new, the principal, Mr. Gugerty is dynamic, enthusiastic, and the teachers are also friendly, and enthusiastic. There are many young teachers at Corky, but very competent. There are after school programs like chorus, some sports, cheerleading, hawaiian dance, but its a bit limited. Still the excellence of the teachers and the atmosphere make up for it. There is no Spanish immersion, which is a shame. In the past, they have offered a once a week, after school Spanish class that you must pay for and is not very good. It is a friendly, safe, and positive school, very child friendly.

- submitted by a parent
January 12, 2006
Corky McMillin has been a great school for my kindergartener in terms of academics. The teachers at this level hold master degrees and are very involved in the child's daily activities. The student/teacher is set just right. I highly recomment this school. My child has learned a lot in just a few months - they get tested regularly so you can see how well your child is advancing. Teachers communicate continually with parents.

- submitted by a parent
December 16, 2005
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November 03, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
May 24, 2005
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- submitted by a teacher
May 02, 2005
The academic programs at McMillin are exceptional. There's a lot of enfaces on literature and the music choir & sports are wonderful. This school has an A+ staff with outstanding teachers. The Principal, Mr. Gugerty is very involved. My daughter has attended McMillin for the past 3 years and both my daughter and I have enjoyed every year!

- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2004
My family is very fortunate to be a part of the McMillin 'Family'. Both my girls have grown scholastically as well as emotionally and we are very proud parents. Parent involvement is encouraged, and in my opinion increases the bond of school and home. I know that we (the school and our family) are a team. I am grateful for the friendships my children and I have come to know in teachers, administrators and other parents. It seems to me that many parents share the same goals here at McMillin and the consistentcy in which the school provides care and guidance encourages success!

- submitted by a parent
April 04, 2004
My children have been part of the McMillin family since its first days. We couldn't be more blessed to be part of a community which supports not only the academic, but the social and emotional growth of its young persons. McMillin provides a comprehensive, well balanced curriculmn which challenges each student to reach his/her potential through collaborative partnerships in & out of the classrooms. The technology at this school is the best anywhere and will help prepare not only my kids, but all kids, for middle/high school as well as the competitive challenges of a dynamic global economy. Here are a few simple words which summarize McMillin: safe, committed, focused, challenging, balanced, consistent, technical savvy, fun, community spirit, and never satisfied with being ok - always pursuing excellence!

- submitted by a parent
March 07, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
February 21, 2004
Fantastic School! Kinder and 1st Grade Teacher for my child was fantastic. Principal and Vice-Principal very involved and friendly. My child couldn't have had a better beginning to his school career than what he got at McMillin! They are very open to parent involvement.

- submitted by a parent
August 12, 2003
Outstanding school!! Great after school program for kids...

- submitted by a parent
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McMillin School established the Vonnie McMillin Community Technology Center and an Animation Lab in January 2005. The Technology Lab is opened to the public for use Monday - Friday, 3:30 - 8:00 PM.

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McMillin (Corky) Elementary School
1201 Santa Cora Avenue, Chula Vista, CA  91913
(619) 425-9600
Last modified McMillin (Corky) Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
McMillin (Corky) Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 42 reviews. Top