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K-8
Public charter
Chula Vista, CA
 

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1100 Camino Biscay
Chula Vista, CA 91910

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(619) 656-0797
(619) 656-3899
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November 24, 2014
Excellent school with excellent teachers. My kids just started at Discovery and our doing awesome. We love how involved the PTC is to continue raising money for the school. Ms. Youngblood and Mrs. Mosey are excellent teachers. We just hope and pray that we can continue to have the kids go to this school.

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2014
I was told this school was great. I am not very impressed. My son was sick in class and I never received a phone call so I had no idea. He suffered the whole day because he said the teacher said he was fine since he did not have a fever. Make a long story short, my son went to the ER and was throwing up for the next 2 days. Not too long after that we received a school email showing an overall attendance record and on the bottom the principal wrote "we can do better than that" I was more than annoyed! Talk about bad timing.

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2014
Teachers should keep things more confidential when it comes to parent teacher meetings. VERY unprofessional! It has gotten quite uncomfortable to see my child's teacher and the parent of the child I complained about each day. Kids are beating each other up on the grassy area in front of the school while waiting for their parent's while staff stands around watching. I have to be there an hour early just to get decent parking to pick up my child. My child constantly comes home thirsty and hungry and when I ask why, my child says because the teacher told me to throw away my food so we can hurry up and play. SERIOUSLY!!!! I don't care about my child playing if my kid is hungry! Parent's who personally become friends with the staff also receive way better treatment. It's sad. I saw a parent get excused for parking in the area for pre-school pick ups and drop offs only because she was friends with one of the workers. She parked there and said she will only be a few minutes. Her "FRIEND" told her don't worry about it, I will just say I know you and you're picking up a preschool child. That ladys kid is 8! I look white, but I am Mexican and understand Spanish! Shame on them!

- submitted by a parent
April 22, 2014
My 8 and 9-year old grandsons are students at DSC, and they both feel it is the best school (of 4) they have ever attended. With that endorsement I am happy to rate this school with 5 stars! They seem to be thriving and learning.

- submitted by a community member
April 21, 2014
Discovery is a STEM academy with every lesson having a science, technology, engineering, or math focus. The teachers are outstanding with a true hands on, sitting on the floor, writing on the desks (erasable) approach and using creative videos and funny voices on Edmodo to inspire the students! It works as the recent API score hit 900! and the school has been designated as a California Distinguished School. Staff collaboration and communication could be better. Parent involvement could also improve as it is a Charter School.

- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2012
Smart, educated teachers, a principal who is involved and cares about the students. A full-time nurse on site. They have plays, fine arts, sports, and daily fitness.

- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2011
Our family loved the Pre-school program! I the ratio is 10 students to 1 teacher! The whole year we were there we never were to capacity always about 20-22 kids (3-5 yr olds). Which meant that the ratio was smaller. They group the kids according to their abilities, how they will be chalenged. The kids have a great computer lab IN class, painting, coloring, craft area, puzzles, puppets, circle time, recess, snack time, math time, and much more.

- submitted by a parent
February 02, 2011
Pre-k program has way too many kids in one group. 30 3-5yr.old's in one class!! Crazy!! The class is messy and unkept and the teacher's seem burned out or inexperienced.

- submitted by a parent
July 02, 2010
Love the teachers and staff! The principal, however has poor leadership skills and has little to no communication skills. With the right leadership this school will grow by leaps and bounds.

- submitted by a parent
February 18, 2010
Love this school! 5th grade teachers go the extra distance to teach!!! Safety and security measures are top notch and the best I have ever seen! Extracurricular activities are great for each grade level and right on! This school should have a 10!

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 13, 2010
I love it, thanks discovery for all the hard work!

- submitted by a parent
November 17, 2009
I love it, I love it, I love it! There isn't anythin I dont like about this school. The principal, the staff, and the teachers are all wonderful. thank you discovery.

- submitted by a parent
October 28, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
December 17, 2008
Principal Cole does a fantastic job directing the faculty and motivating his students. Excellent parent-school communication. Outstanding teaching. We're impressed!

- submitted by a parent
September 29, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2008
I'm a 6th grader at the school who has been attending since preschool. The teachers, librarians, PE coaches are amazing. Although, I always feel just by looking at the principle's face, that he's fustrated and as if we the students are way below his standard. Honestly, I think we are a well behaved school with ups and downs. The enviroment is safe, secure and 'welcoming.' If you're going to enroll your kid(s) here, I totally recomend it. All my teachers have been wonderful since the start. No lie. GATE is fun too! It challenges students, but won't make them crazy (I should know. I'm enrolled in GATE.) LOL

- submitted by a student
September 18, 2008
My grandaughter goes to this school very poor leadership. She is bulled picked on stolen lunches. Never return phone calls. wnen we complain nothing is done about. The teachers are sometimes abusive. For example my grandaughter had hickups and the teacher said stop disrupting the class. The right thing to do is go to a nurse you need to use the bathroom or get a glass of water.etc.

- submitted by a parent
September 03, 2008
My son has been attending Discovery for almost 2years and have seen a great improvement in his academic and social skills. It's clearly a magnificent school. One thing that does bother me is the desperately needed crossing gurard at Rancho Del Rey and Paseo Ranchero !! very scary !!

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating August 11, 2008
Well for one I got pushed to send my child to this chool last year , when I should have spent the money for Harker . Anyway the school calls for 2hrs a day of definitely parent involvement. I used to devote time in a classroom , I started noticing that it sounded more as if the school was looking for free labor rather than 'helping a child' in class . There is a lack of discipline , students fight and use bad words . I asked the Principal as to why , his remark was that blowing the whistle is no go.A waste of time. the Board meetings were all politics , it was more about how to take more students away from Moreland , how to get a campus . Nothing positive . Two teachers quit . After a year I pulled my child out.

- submitted by a parent
July 17, 2008
My kids have been going to Discovery since pre-school (they are now in 5th & 3rd) and have had nothing but a positive experience! Mr. Cole has always wanted what is best for the children and definitely encourages parent involvement. The PTC puts on great events throughout the year and the money is always given back to improve our childrens experience.

- submitted by a parent
June 25, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating May 27, 2008
The best parent involvement in PTC I've ever seen, compared with other schools. Principal is great and Teachers at Discovery are the best. Great programs for the kids you definately would not be getting at other public schools.

- submitted by a parent
March 10, 2008
Leadership is responsible for the decline of parent involvement. Excellent teachers make for high scoring students on exams therefore keeping focus off of bad leadership.

- submitted by a parent
October 23, 2007
I think this is a great school were all the kids learn in a safe enviroment. My kids used to go to Discovery, and they had a great time attending the school from Kindergarden to sixth grade. I love the commitment of the parents, teachers, and community to help the school with its success in education.

- submitted by a parent
October 04, 2007
Its very good school.parents involvement is 100%

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July 23, 2007
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October 27, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
August 30, 2006
With the exception of the cafeteria food selections and the portions served, and the fact that parents don't get to see weekly test scores of their kids until the parent/teacher conference is held I give the school and 4 stars overall.

- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2006
Very disapointed by current leadership. Only limited parent involvement is encouraged.

- submitted by a parent
March 29, 2006
Amazing school environment, great spanish program, beautiful facilities, wonderful learning environment.

- submitted by a teacher
January 12, 2006
My son is in grade K and we both really love this school. He's already reading and his language skills have improved greatly. If you have no other babies at home, you can volunteer and go on field trips, but if you do have little ones at home you can pretty much forget about participating in anything. Picking your child up can be a pain, so unless you live nearby and can walk it's going to be a hassle. Cars line up at least half an hour before school lets out, and when it does it's a mad house and getting out can take a really long time. I like that the principal is very active in everything and the teachers are great, the kids are rewarded for good behavior and I like that there are 2 teachers and another class in with my son.

- submitted by a parent
August 05, 2005
The principal at this school is a poor leader. His lack of leadership, trust, and respect for others creates a huge division in this community.

- submitted by a parent
August 03, 2005
Discovery Charter has an outstanding pre-school program. My son was introduced to socialization and pre-elementary academics by some thoughtful, caring teachers. His year at the pre-school made his transition to Kindergarten easy. The curriculum was broad and I was happy to see that they had elementary school buddies on a weekly basis.

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March 17, 2005
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March 16, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
March 09, 2005
We pretty much love Discovery Charter. It has been a safe and nuturing environment for our son from K - 3rd grade. The teachers are amazing, especially Ms. Getchey and Ms. August. There are plenty of programs available, and lots of family and community activities throughout the year. The school is up to date in appearance, activities, instruction, and materials. We give Discovery 4 out of 5 stars. The drawbacks would be the cafeteria food, and more homework than I ever remember having, but all in all, a great school.

- submitted by a parent
February 22, 2005
Principal seems more concerned with meeting his own goals then helping the kids. Very concerned about where my son is headed under this principal.

- submitted by a parent
January 10, 2005
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- submitted by a teacher
August 17, 2004
Having been a parent volunteer at Discovery for 7 years, and a teacher for one year, I've gotten a good feel for the school, I think, and I'm impressed with the warmth and dedication of the staff, and the way children's needs are made a priority. Staff put in many more hours outside of the classroom, of course, as at any school, but are also involved in committees, boards, and lots of after school clubs, classes, and family/community programs at Discovery. The emphasis on teaching Spanish K-6 is unique and a strong advantage to enrolling one's child at Discovery Charter.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating June 08, 2004
Overall I am happy with what my daughter has learned since she started kindergarden a year ago. The only problem is that she and her classmates had 5 different teachers in one year! This revolving door is bad for the students.

- submitted by a parent
June 04, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2004
Having three children attend Dicovery Charter I find the school to be excellent in overall performance. The Principal does a very good job as so does the majority of the teachers. My son goes to Speech classes and it has done really well for him. While as in any other school problems arise now and then, but this school manages to put things back in perspective in a minimum amount of time. I would reccomend this school to any parent who wanted a good and safe enviroment for thier children to learn.

- submitted by a parent
February 14, 2004
As an educator and as a parent, I am very unhappy with the quality of education at Discovery and the poor discipline. I have left many messages for the principal and my son's teacher to call me back. Unfortunately, they choose to ignore my phone calls and letters.

- submitted by a parent
January 30, 2004
My daughter is in her second year of school at Discovery. We appreciate the teacher and principal involvement and are very happy with the school.

- submitted by a parent
January 30, 2004
We are very pleased with the quality education our daughter is receiving at Discovery School. Her first-grade teacher is an extremely talented, hard-working, and dedicated instructor. She spends a lot of time working with the children in the areas of reading, writing, and math. She also makes constructive comments on the homework assignments and reading logs. As a parent volunteer, I also enjoy working with the staff and other parent volunteers-- the community spirit is felt at various school events including Family Fun Night and the Fall Carnival. Our daughter evaluates Discovery in this way: 'I love my school.'

- submitted by a parent
January 22, 2004
I am requesting to transfer my children to another school. There is not enough supervision in the playground. My child already had many accidents due to lack of supervision. The expectations and standards are low.

- submitted by a parent
November 21, 2003
At Discovery there are high expectations for students. It is the understanding that parents, teachers and the community work together to help students meet these expectations.

- submitted by a teacher

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Discovery Charter School
1100 Camino Biscay, Chula Vista, CA  91910
(619) 656-0797
Last modified Discovery 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.
Discovery Charter School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 48 reviews. Top