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980 Buena Vista Way
Chula Vista, CA 91910

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4 stars
Based on 40 ratings

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July 31, 2014
My daughter has been attending CVHES for two years and I can not praise the teachers and staff enough!! They truly care for the education of each student as well as their total happiness. We are a military family and the support provided throughout deployment was tremendous from her current teacher and from the previous year. So happy to have a loving environment for my daughter to learn and grow.

- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2014
Love this school for my son. We have been here for 3 years because my son was being bulled by a principal at another CV school. Like the small school feel and wonderful staff and parents. If you are unhappy do what superintendent told me... Go to another school. This is a perfect fit for my child. I think in general schools today should offer more creativity and less emphasis on testing. But that is all over this district. Hopefully we can change the district leadership with school board elections and then the district administrators. Would love to see CV district leadership put kids first. No elementary child should be tested. Just way too much. My child is not a test score. His brain is still developing. That being said still love this school. Very caring people work here!

- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2014
As you read these reviews please keep in mind the dates of the postings and that there are over 400 families at Chula Vista Hills each year. One person's disgruntled post is only one out of 400 opinions. Given that almost half of Chula Vistas Hills' families choose to go there on a zone transfer from other schools please take some of these posts with a grain of salt. Unfortunately in life we can't make everyone happy. This is a great school with a dedicated staff and wonderful community. Please form your own opinion, and do not rely on the personal agendas of others.

- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2014
This is an excellent school. I switched schools for both my children since I was not getting the results I wanted from their former school. I have had nothing but a positive experience. The new principal is great with the parents and students. The front office is very friendly. The teachers are very educated and care about the students success. They offer many after school programs to enhance the arts. I am very pleased with my decision. Overall, CV Hills is an excellent school!

- submitted by a parent
November 13, 2013
PARENTS WHO HAVE HAD NEGATIVE EXPERIENCE WITH ANY SCHOOL SHOULD REPORT IT TO THE SCHOOL DISTRICT, AS WELL. MAYBE WITH ENOUGH COMPLAINTS THE SCHOOL DISTRICT WILL DO SOMETHING.

- submitted by a parent
November 13, 2013
Nothing but great experiences with both the teachers and the principal. My son loves going to school . The principal is great with the kids and really takes a personal interest in them. She has sat in the parent teacher conferences, responds to all my emails, calls and concerns in a timely manner and I feel she is very genuine. I am sorry others have had bad experiences,but I just don't see that happening at all.

- submitted by a parent
November 12, 2013
Concerned parent, I had my daughter transferred from her old school to CVH. Had a meeting with the principal and heard and felt negativity the whole time in her office. After a few days, my daughter had an incident. Principal advised me to revoke my transfer. Not giving me any chances or my daughter to fix the issues she brought up. After confronting and explaining how she was acting, she went from being a principal to trying to intimidate me and not caring about my opinions. Also she doesn't follow policies she is worried more about test scores and looking good. Make sure you do your homework about this principal she is not worth the energy and gray hairs. Horrible experience.

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2013
Principal very friendly easy to communicate with and is very passionate about her students. Teachers have an amazing curriculum plan. My daughter enjoys learning the way they teach! Love cvh :)

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2013
Why would one parent try to intimidate a principal when its the principal that has the power to intimidate parents. What a ridiculous comment. Parents want a good education for their children, period. The current school principal focuses too much on her personal vendettas. She needs the boot!

- submitted by a parent
March 07, 2013
The negative comments were made by one parent who has been trying to intimidate the principal. Like you, the rest of us 400+ families have had positive experiences with our teachers and principal. We are very happy that our children have the privilege of attending Chula Vista Hills!

- submitted by a parent
January 30, 2013
I am nervous about all this comments, were they made by the same person?. I don't see any new reviews. I'm trying to find out if it is worth to keep my kindergardeners her.e so far my experience has been pleasant in Transitional Kinder, Ms. Melendez is Great, kids love her very much and they learn well.

- submitted by a parent
July 23, 2012
I loved this school when i went to it the teachers really wanted s to excel in our work. The new principal is really bad though. I loved the old one but she sadly had to move to another school :(

- submitted by a community member
May 11, 2012
Chula Vista Hills is a GREAT school! The teachers are wonderful and the education is TOP notch! The few complaints here about the principal are obviously from parents who are never happy with anything or do not like to hear the truth about their children. There are a few viral parents at our school who continue to spread hate about the principal because they can't get over the old principal leaving. As for poor leadership, our school was in the 900 club this year and was awarded the CA Distinguished School award for 2012. If the teachers don't like her, sorry, you don't have to be her friend. That should have nothing to do with our children.

- submitted by a parent
April 21, 2012
This was the first year for my child. I am so disappointed with the principal. The teachers might be great teachers, but a poor leadership is sure going to affect our child's education. My experience with the principal was horrific and my child will not be attending next year.

- submitted by a parent
February 29, 2012
My daughter attended this school for two years. Its a good school but it would be a great school if CVH had a different principal the teachers are great but I pulled my daughter out of CVH due to the issues with the principal

- submitted by a parent
February 28, 2012
This is a great school, my daughter loves it here. She has been going since kindergarten. I have no complaints about this school.

- submitted by a parent
March 14, 2011
THIS SCHOOL IS THE BEST. ALL OF THE TEACHERS ARE VERY FRIENDLY AND JUST GREAT. I DONT HAVE A SINGLE COMPLAINT FOR THIS SCHOOL

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 05, 2010
This is a GREAT school. The teachers do a good job teaching and working together. Yes the principal is new to the school, this is also her first time working as in this position and dealing with parents and their varitey of problems, it was time for a change in principles and this on has done an outstanding job!! She is acceptable to those that take time and get to know her. This is still an outstanding school which we hate having to leave because our children have advanced to high grades. The good basis started here,

- submitted by a parent
January 26, 2010
This is a wonderful school with great families. The teachers are excellent. This year however a new principal took over and it does not have as much 'family' feel. She interacts with adults fine but not as well with the kids. That is what is important. The school is not the same and it is truly sad.

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- submitted by a parent
April 15, 2009
This is a great family setting school with great education for our children.

- submitted by a parent
March 07, 2009
Music is offered weekly by a credentialized music teacher, who also organizes (on her own time) an upper grade chorus, Advanced Recorder Club and 6th Grade Drum Corp. Various grade levels perform plays during the year and an annual variety show allows students to showcase their talents. Music and arts are highly encouraged and multiple assemblies are scheduled, including the SD Opera, SD symphony, and local high school and middle school bands and choirs.

- submitted by a parent
March 07, 2009
My child has attended CVHE for 2 years. On the good side, the atmosphere is very family oriented. The kids are great kids!! Staff is great, but on the down side, from the experience I've had there, teachers and principal do not do enough to set higher education for able students. They are taught or made to feel that everyone goes at the same speed/rate instead of being challenged to keep moving forward. The Gate program does not have enough activities as other schools do. And the extracurricular activities are not that great. I would like to see more art/music/drama programs within the school, as Kellogg and Allen, and not from other outside expensive sources .

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- submitted by a parent
April 10, 2008
My son is in first grade, and i can tell he loves his teacher and principal. He will never tell me that he does not want to go to school, all the staff take care of the kids very good,and the security in recess in amaizing.

- submitted by a parent
March 11, 2008
My daughter has been here only for two years and I have only good things to say about it. No wonder this is a great school as they have a great principal. She is involved in every little thing. It's another home for our kids, a lot of love, discipline and caring. Great teachers and staff and high academic expectations. A lot of motivation.

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- submitted by a parent
October 12, 2007
My son has had excellent teachers in 5th and 6th grade. They have been encouraging,firm and caring as well. A good combination to get students motivated and setting high expectations to all of them. I'm very pleased with this school and also with the opportunity to participate in Peace Patrol.

- submitted by a parent
September 03, 2007
Great School teachers are very good and love their children. Only down side is that there aren't enough trees for shade and playground time for 1-6th is brutal in the summer. Not enough guided activities during lunch recess.

- submitted by a parent
June 05, 2007
My children have only been at this school for a short time, but they have enjoyed every day. Mrs. Parker is a wonderful principal and leader. I have found all the staff,teachers,parents to be open and interested in their children's education too. I think it is an outstanding school.

- submitted by a parent
May 24, 2007
This is a wonderful school. The teachers and administrative staff are caring and wonderful. There is a true feeling of family and support. The children are accepted as individuals and treated as such in all areas.

- submitted by a parent
May 19, 2007
My child is excited to go to school everyday. It's almost the end of the year and that enthusiasm to learn has not wavered. She loves her teachers and has learned a lot from them academically and personally. She has so much confidence and is so eager to share what she has learned. Her teachers follow a routine and my daughter knows exactly what they are doing next and what is expected and what the consequenses are if she chooses not to do what is expected. Children absolutely need consistency and praise and she definetly receives that from Chula Vista Hills and it's wonderful staff.

- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2006
Amazing school! Outstanding principal and teachers. Parent involvement is remarkable. Our family is so proud of this school. Shelly

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January 11, 2006
This is an excellent school. My daughters been going for 2 yrs and we love it. Great teachers and a lot of parent parcipitation.

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2005
The principal is very involved in every aspect of this school. It is a great school with a lot of parent involvement. Excellent teachers. Well kept outdoor as well as indoor environment.

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Chula Vista Hills Elementary School
980 Buena Vista Way, Chula Vista, CA  91910
(619) 482-7066
Last modified Chula Vista Hills 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.
Chula Vista Hills Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 41 reviews. Top