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1055 Hunte Parkway
Chula Vista, CA 91914

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4 stars
Based on 36 ratings

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May 21, 2013
My son attended 1st grade before we were relocated to another city. He loved his school, friends and teachers. He adapted well and made a lot of friends. The principal, Dr Winters is friendly and approachable all the time, He setup a communication channel via weekly email, blog etc to keep us up to date. I also did some volunteer work in the classroom, and was able to bring my 2 yr old along, which was great considering some schools do not allow toddler presence while volunteering. My son is now in 2nd grade in a new school but he still misses his school and teacher, Mrs Allinger.

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October 18, 2012
I am very happy with the structure of the Salt Creek Elementary, the teaching staff and the principal are doing a excellent job. My son is already adapted and has many friends, his learning skills are improving in a very positive way, he loves this school !

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October 28, 2011
I was extremely happy when my daughtrer started school, she entered Kinder, now she is in 3rd grade and since the change of principal and principal assistance it hasen't been the same, I feel they don't give 100% of there time to improve teaching as well as the environment that has been going on in that school, previous principal and principal assist. were more involved with there teachers, students and parents which was very rewarding to all of us, it totally makes a diference and a piece of mind when you know you little ones are in good hands. I do want to give a thumbs up to the MOM's from the PTG group that are making a diference in our parking lot, hurray!! no more "parking chaos" Thank you Momies".

- submitted by a parent
July 14, 2011
Salt Creek has been wonderful for my daughter. She recently finished the 1st grade with Sr. Fernandes, who is an absolutely amazing teacher with an obvious passion for teaching. This school is part of the Anti-Defamation League's "No Place For Hate" and has implemented neat programs to help children develop into accepting and understanding individuals.

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July 13, 2011
I am very satisifed with the school. As a teacher myself I am very involved in my student's education and have been happy with the education he has received. He is in the dual immersion program and we could not be more pleased as non-Spanish speaking parents. I have had no negative experiences thus far and have had positive and supportive interaction with the principal. To correct a prior statement from another parent, there are after school activities/ care (reading, YMCA care, mad science, etc), and while there is no "official" PE, I am not aware of any school in the area with organized PE. It is really up tot he teacher. Most important is this school has a great API and broke 900 this year. Your kids will get a good education here.

- submitted by a parent
July 13, 2011
My children have been at Salt Creek for the past 2 years. I love taking my children to school daily and having a Principle and V. Principle who remember me by name and my children. The teachers are superb! I could not ask for anything more!

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July 13, 2011
My first 2 years in with my oldest have been outstanding. I am extremely impressed thus far with the DI program, and can hardly wait for my second and third children to start. Principal Winters is always available, and honestly addresses all concerns efficiently and effectively. Being an english speaker, the parent involvement has been imparative to my childs success and has met my family every step of the way. Overall the school's API scores speak for themselves. Salt Creek is and will continue to be a great school in my opinion.

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July 13, 2011
Salt Creek Elementary is an amazing school. My son is going in to second grade in the dual language program and he is not only learning - he is excelling. Though I only speak English, at 7 years old, my son is already able to read, write and converse at an accelerated level in both English and Spanish! The teachers are incredible and utilize patience, understanding, and innovation in their instruction. My son is happy and excited each day to go to school and he, and his soon to be kindergarten sister, are eagerly anticipating the upcoming school year. Salt Creek offers many programs and activities which engage not only the students, but also encourage the whole family to get involved. I would highly recommend Salt Creek Elementary to even the most discerning parents.

- submitted by a parent
May 26, 2011
School was great at one point. Do not know what happen but it has lost its value. A few teachers that seem to be on a power trip really do not know why they pick this career if there going to act like this. Maybe we are Awaiting for SUPERMAN (lease watch movie totally applies) No support from principal noir viceprincipal.Good LUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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December 29, 2010
I have two children attending Salt Creek and our experiences for the past 5 years have been very positive. I definitely think the school's greatest strength is its dual language immersion program. The teachers in the program are prepared, enthusiastic and approachable. Parent involvement is always welcomed. What would make this school even better is a comprehensive after school program and a true GATE program.

- submitted by a parent
December 16, 2010
The advertisement is false. They do NOT only NOT have after school activities by the school. They do NOT even offer PE during the day! Warning do not move here unless you are latino and not physically active.

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December 11, 2010
Salt Creek has an excellent Spanish Immersion program. We have two children in the program-in first and third grade. My third grade student scored advanced on the CST's last year and I applaud the high expectations that their teachers have for all the students as well as the standards based report cards that provide us with a detailed profile of our students academic performance. Keep up the excellent work.

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July 07, 2010
My daughter just finished Kinder at Salt Creek. She absolutely loved her teacher Mrs. Jones and her class. I was very pleased with her teacher's expertise with children, her teaching skills, enthusiasm and style. My daughter quickly learned how to read and write on her own. She will be joining the dual-immersion program next year and I've heard great feedback from other parents. The Principal, Mr. Winters, has shown great leadership and expresses a friendly and caring attitude. We love Salt Creek Elementary!

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May 26, 2010
School is great , Pretty please with everything. I am have my kindergarten enrolled there and he has had a great experience....

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November 25, 2009
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November 08, 2009
We are so impressed with this school. We have moved around a bit, and this is the best school our children have ever attended. We have one in Kindergarden and one in 1st, and both are thriving at Salt Creek. The school is large, but I would not call it over populated at all. So what if it has 7 1st grade classes! It has 7 outstanding 1st grade teachers! The quality of the 1st grade education the children receive is what is important, not the number of classes. The teachers give great individual attention. The school has all sorts of after school programs. The school has outstanding behaviorally based encouragement. I highly recommend this school. One of our snobby neighbors sends her kid to a private school in 'North County.' I laugh at her ignorance. The richness of diversity in a great school is something she is depriving her child!

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September 15, 2009
I agree this school is over populated. I live across the street and saw the school being built. It was a nice the 1st year when it first opened, now it's so crowded. I really enjoyed Dr. Glover, but, he has moved on. I don't know where all of our property taxes go but, it seems like every time the school needs money, flyers for a fund raisers, school supplies, field trips and 6th grade camp, the list goes on and on. There's not one month that goes by, that the school needs money for something.

- submitted by a parent
July 27, 2009
Great school, with outstanding principal, staff and parent involvement

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no rating October 06, 2008
My daugher enjoys going to this school. The new Prinicpal Dr. Glover is very enthusiastic. I just wish they had an all day Kindergarden program what a hardship for working parents.

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September 16, 2008
My son is in 1 st grade in the Sp. immersion program. I was very disappointed to find out the second week of school that his teacher found a new position. But the transition has been great. Parents were actually invited to participate in the hiring process. I was one of the three parents on the panel to hire a replacement and what a wonderful experience. My son loves his new teacher. The principle is awesome and inspires greatness. Only wish the school had fewer students.

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September 15, 2008
Great Principal Dr. Glover, this is my sons 3rd yr at this school and his teachers have been great. We could be lucky, but I think this school just has good teachers. My son went from shy to outgoing and no problems with bullying so far. Encouraged parent envolvment, and lots of student awards. His teachers have noticed where he is excelling and where he needs more attention. I feel the kids are challenged but at the same time allowing them to be kids and have fun. My son cant wait to go back to school after the breaks. unfortunately we are moving out of state, we will miss this school.

- submitted by a parent
March 11, 2008
This was a nice small school. One of the reasons we bought a house in the area was because our kids would go to a new, small and modern elementary school. Well, to our surprise that sentiment only lasted a year. It is currently an overpopulated school (over 900 kids) many of those with an interdistrict transfer. It is no different then any school on the west side of Chula Vista.

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February 25, 2008
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no rating February 20, 2008
Dr Glover has definitely changed the culture of this school. My 5 year old daughter immediately identified with him and began mentioning him by name at dinner within a couple weeks of his arrival. I look forward to the results of the renewed enthusiasm he brings. IMO, kindergarten is a over-structured and is not the enjoyable start I think children need to develop a life-long passion for learning.

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no rating January 29, 2008
Since the school welcomed Dr.Glover it has been a much better atmosphere from top to bottom.

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October 31, 2007
Love this School. The new Principle has already changed the atmosphere he is excited to be there and his enthusiasm is contagious. He is out every morning to greet the kids with a high five. They seem to really respond to him. I can tell the teachers are excited to work with him and they seem to want to give more to the students. This is a awesome learning environment. My son is excelling in the duel immersion Spanish program. I am very happy.

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September 14, 2007
This is the best school I've ever had experience with! After trying Catholic school for a year, I RAN with my kids back to Salt Creek. The curriculum is demanding and there is significant HW, but I want my kids prepared, don't you? Also, the dual immersion program has got to be one of the best in the nation- and the special ed teachers/department are really on their toes. No where has my special needs child been more successful. As a former Site Council Chairperson there and as a teacher and school administrator myself, I am dismayed at the reviews and can only say that you can't always please everyone. Take my word for it- Salt Creek is a great place for kids.

- submitted by a parent
August 30, 2007
So far I like Salt Creek. My son is in the Kinder Spanish immersion program. The teachers are very thoughtful and organized. I volunteer twice a months in the classroom. I am surprised at the poor reviews but so far our experience has been positive.

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no rating August 15, 2007
So disappointing; we really need some new leadership at this school. Set up a meeting to see the principal for a possible classroom change, and I got her assistant or stand in principal. Oh my is all I can say about her. She went on and on, never giving me a chance to say anything. She explained that the all the classes are full and that switching my child was not an option. Not an option?

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June 03, 2007
The curriculum is the only positive side of this school, however it too could use some help. The teachers seem to focus on the quantity of homework rather then quality and understanding. My child will be attending the 5th grade next year, and I have already filed for a transfer.

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April 22, 2007
Third year with this school and I was hoping that things would get better. I feel the Principal should take more ownership of the school. The teachers seem overwhelmed and helpless, which builds a poor atmosphere for learning. I think safety is a huge concern at the school and it is not being taken seriously. Our kids do not feel safe at this school, and are constantly complaining about being teased or picked on by other students. We were hoping this year would be much better then the others, but it has become worse. I am looking for options as I'm sure this will be my kids last year at Salt Creek.

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November 23, 2005
It is true that this school has the pains of a brand new school. It lacks community due to the fact that the entire boundaries incorporate all new housing- thus the issue of everyone being new not only to the school but the community. It is also true that this school has a lot of brand new teachers. However, the scores for the FIRST year are at the top of CV schools. My kids (2) have had excellent teachers (incredible 2nd/3rd grade teams). My 6th grade daughter not only scored the top CAT6 score she has ever had but has never done better in school. New teachers aren't jaded but extremely optimistic. If you want a cozy school- this isn't for you. If you want a prepared child- this is the place. Be prepared for a very affluent student body.

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October 21, 2005
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October 12, 2005
This school has been a huge disappointment. Most of the teachung staff are realitively brand-new which causes unorganization and confusion throughout the staff. There is hardly any community feel to the campus, not much parent volunteer involvement. The test scores were also disappointing this past year. We were hoping for a lot more out of this brand new school.

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August 17, 2005
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Salt Creek Elementary School
1055 Hunte Parkway, Chula Vista, CA  91914
(619) 397-5494
Last modified Salt Creek Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Salt Creek Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 40 reviews. Top