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K-6
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Chula Vista, CA
Students enrolled: 616
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1955 Hillside Drive
Chula Vista, CA 91913

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(619) 421-4798
(619) 421-4516
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August 10, 2014
I would like to start off by saying!!! East lake Middle music program is wonderful! Mr. Acadamia is amazing!! He taught music to 2 of my children. WOW!!! My son had never picked up an instrument and in 90 days was a fluent in music. My son was moved to advanced band!!! He now can play several instruments. Mr. Acadamia is always encouraging him to try new instruments!!! I would like to say thank you!!! The school really does care!!! It has over 1800 students ,however if you need something they will listen! Your child is important to them!!!! Because they understand how important your child is to you!!!! I highly recommend this school!!!

- submitted by a parent
April 19, 2014
Eastlake staff is amazing, they work as a team to help the students in all aspects , I like the way they are reinforcing not only the academics but art and most important discipline in always a positive environment. I would like to see an after school math program to support the students with math homework. Proud to be an Eagle mom! PS. They always make volunteers feel important and welcome, and that give us the opportunity as a parents to see whats going on.

- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2014
The school have improve en the las 3 year in technology they have porches iPad end more computers for the class rooms

- submitted by a teacher
April 17, 2014
This school is awesome! I have a second grader there. It was her first year in a public school and she is very happy. Her teachers are caring and nurturing. They have helped her grow in all areas, but specially in her mastering of the Spanish language, as she is in the dual immersion program. They have plenty of fun extra-curricular activities. I am thankful for the principal, staff and teachers. They have all been great!

- submitted by a parent
November 07, 2013
My name is Mrs. Rosales and I wanted to start the Eastlake Glee Club at this school, because I noticed Dr. Banatao has provided so many wonderful programs for these kids that were not available a few yrs ago, and I wanted to help when he asked about music. Four yrs. ago we moved from Hawaii and at that time there was no football, soccer, cheer, basketball, chess, art, cooking class and today there s even more. My daughter and nephew also attend this school and I they are happy to go every day. When I say happy.... my daughter shortens my morning coffee so she can be "The Safety Patrol Supervisor" at 7:30 am every morning. She loves math, her 6th grade teacher Mr. Nieves, and now she tells me she wants to be a mathematician. I can't complain she's an A+ Student and this tells me the school is doing it right. What else could a parent ask for, good grades and tons fun programs for children. I can t complain. Well this is our last yr here and I say: Thank you to the principal for adding, offering so much, these last few yrs and making our kids excited about our school everyday. Go Eagles!!

- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2013
My child started attending Eastlake Elementary three years ago. Since then, I have witnessed countless positive aspects of this school. The API score has increased, there are numerous activities that are available to students, and my child absolutely loves the teachers. Eastlake is a welcoming, family friendly environment and I am glad we decided to enroll our child at this school!

- submitted by a parent
October 07, 2013
We moved here from Florida when my child was about to enter first grade. She is now in fourth grade and we are so pleased with Eastlake Elementary School. While education of course is a priority it is also a fun loving and friendly environment. The principal is terrific in that he has established numerous after school programs and athletic teams that were virtually non-existent prior to his reign. Unique programs such as Animation, Robotics, and Chess make it a stand out school for kids who want more than just reading, writing, and arithmetic. In addition, the school also has a strong dual language program for kids to learn in both English and Spanish speaking classrooms to foster a bilingual education.

- submitted by a parent
October 02, 2013
We been in this school for 3 years, my son is a fifth grader,all the teachers he had are great,also the group of speech ,OT,and aditional support for my son in academics is great. The PTA really work with the always enthusiastic Principal also teachers. Activities and after school program like piano lessons,Robotics,IDraw,just to mention some of them are awesome . Congrats!

- submitted by a parent
October 02, 2013
My school is ... a place where kids are motivated.. Eastlake has many after school activities that our kids have hard time choosing. From Sports to Music..... Happy and Active Kids EastLake Elementary is the place to be!

- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2013
This school only gets better and better each year!!!! My kids have really benefited from going here and I am so happy with this school.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2013
The school is AMAZING!!!!! DR.BANATAO MRS PALMA MRS PEREZ MRS COPELAND MRS BAEZA MR MARCUS MRS DURAN-HODGES ALL staff from the administration to support staff librarian,cafeteria to IT dept to janitorial to parent volunteers. Everyone there is SO NICE and AMAZING! CALIFORNIA DISTINGUISHED SCHOOL I BELIEVE IT ! My son scored advanced in overall state test. That is a testimony of the school. There are so many afterschool activities other schools don't have. The assemblies are amazing and full of Eagle Spirit. I recommend Eastlake Elementary school for the few schools in chula vista with dual immersion. My daughter is an excellent example reciting the pledge of allegiance entirely in Espanol! So impressed! I would give 10 stars

- submitted by a parent
May 30, 2012
We recently moved from a different school district in which my child was attending a woderful charter school. I could tell the difference since the first day I visited the school we were assigned to due to overcrowding of the school near our home. The experience has been very dissapointing for my child since the begining. My child was assigned to a combo class and to a mediocre teacher who sits all day in the computer and has never thaught a lecture. She has assigned her class the same homework over and over again. In a one month period she has been absent at least six times. She forgot to pass out permission slips for the end of the year field trip and none of her students got to go, so she got her class a substitute so she could go with the other classes. So unprofessional, it is a waste of salary!!

- submitted by a parent
March 11, 2012
My name is Holly Palma and I am a teacher at Eastlake Elementary. And although I think Dr. would be the first to say this process of trying to improve our budding bilingual program has not been perfect, I cannot as a member of the Eastlake Community allow these inaccurate words of the previous two postings demeaning both our Principal and our attempts to slightly change our Dual Immersion program to go unaddressed. Dr. Bantao held many varied community meetings to encourage parent input about the realities of trying to teach our youngest learners a new language. Every great leader knows "you cannot please all the people all the time," but at this point Eastlake already has already doubled its student population in our 2nd grade 50-50 Dual Immersion program, doubled the number of students in our 1st grade 50-50 Dual Immersion program, and currently has 27 new kindergarten students enrolled in this vital DI program for next year. Anyone that knows me knows I have a special appreciation for all our students at Eastlake, and the fact that even more of my own students will get the priceless gift of a bilingual education is both professionally and personally worth defending.

- submitted by a teacher
February 15, 2012
All of my children have attended this school for almost 2 decades; in general I was very satisfied, until this year! The current school Principal lacks all integrity and leadership skills! He s not easily approachable & rarely makes himself available for those who oppose what is on his agenda. He uses deceitful strategies & intimidation tactics while attempting to impose new programs that serve him and not our children. He s currently persuading resident parents to submit zone transfers to other schools that offer the program that we initially signed our kids up for here at our HOME SCHOOL. The 90/10 Spanish DI Program is in such high demand that all the surrounding schools that offer this program are impacted with no zone transfers available! Please support our children whether your child is in this program or not! Today my child s program is being dismantled; tomorrow it might be yours. Do not allow this kind of unjust deceit & dishonor to unfold at Eastlake Elementary! We need to stand as a community for what is right on behalf of our children! PLEASE Support the proper implementation of the 90/10 Dual Spanish Immersion Program & all the children currently enrolled in it!

- submitted by a parent
February 15, 2012
Do not allow the current Principal to drop the standards of education at our HOME SCHOOL! Due to the high success rates & OVERWHELMING DEMAND of the 90/10 Spanish Dual Immersion program all of the surrounding schools are fully impacted with no room available for those parents who wish to have their children continue with the 90/10 DI Program! The abrupt change to the 50/50 Model will not benefit our children s education in the long run! Do not take my word for it, Do the research! This sudden drop of standards in education by our school Principal is not only poor leadership in regards to our children s education but also impacts the school as a whole in a very negative way!!!

- submitted by a parent
February 15, 2012
Mrs Perez is an amazing teacher who loves to teach. I thank her for her dedication to our dual immersion program. The new principal has shown poor leadership, by not approaching the change in a civil manner. I as a parent would like to be shown facts of the 50|50 program, how it is better or equal to 90/10.. Instead it's a big "secret" parents want to know how the change is going to affect our kids. This can all be resolved with a meeting just for the parents who are currently in the dual immersion program just a suggestion!

- submitted by a parent
February 07, 2012
This is a great school. My granddaughter is in the Kindergarten Spanish Immersion program. I am impressed with the teacher. She has 22 squirming students trying to learn Spanish, which is quite a challenge. It would be difficult just to teach a regular kindergarten, let alone a bi-lingual class. Kudos to her and to the school for a fine program. I think next year's program will be even better because the student will get more English & Spanish instruction.

- submitted by a community member
February 07, 2012
This is an excellent school. The Principal and teachers are very caring and hard working. My daughter is in the immersion program and has made great progress. She looks forward to going to school every day. I rate this school as excellent, 5 stars.

- submitted by a parent
February 07, 2012
This is a great school.The Principal and Teachers are really good and very hard working.My son is in the immersion program and has made excellent progress.5 STARS We are Happy and ok with the 50-50 immersion program

- submitted by a parent
February 07, 2012
Our son is in Sra. Santo's dual immersion kinder class and we couldn't be happier. She loves her kids and teaching. Our son always ends the day with a smile and can't wait to return the next day. We believe that next year will be even better. Incorporating the 50/50 program is an excellant idea. The kids will thrive by mastering both English and Spanish. Dr. Banatao is doing a great job in adding up to date equipment and thinking of the kids futures.

- submitted by a parent
February 04, 2012
I am a parent, and believe our school is successful on various levels. My child will be going into sixth grade soon. Since our time at this school, we have seen several changes, to include our third principal. I feel each principal offered and provided good visions for the future of our school and students. It is extremely important that parents get involved at any level, in the classroom, or as a volunteer. Our current leadership is very receptive to parent involvement and also helps to foster community involvement. To date I am satisfied with the teachers my child has had and the education she has received. I have had my favorites along the way and have felt that if I ever needed to address a concern, the teachers and principal were receptive. This is our home school. If you are a parent that makes time and is involved in the future of your child as well as others, you will be pleased with this school.

- submitted by a parent
February 04, 2012
I am continually pleased with this school and how administration listens and acts on concerns brought to them by parents. Parents who are able to take the time to help out and volunteer DO! The school encourages parents to be involved when they are able. I love the fact that I know several parents who are able and take hours and even days out to spend in the classrooms to be there with their children. (I always look for a school that is comfortable and confident to have parent eyes on them all the time...after all, we as parents are the biggest critics when it comes to the care and education of our children). We do have a new principal this year who has proven to be involved and proactive to continually make a great school keep its high standards and RAISE them. Things change and sometimes it isn't for the better but we must change to be better and its not always easy or comfortable. I believe the changes being made are well planned, well researched, and for the right reasons. Being a great school is awesome. Staying at great is great. Pushing for excellence is a quality I prefer to have in the leadership of my child's school and I feel we now have that.

- submitted by a parent
June 16, 2010
My son went to Eastlake for two weeks in 3rd grade due to overflow from his zoned school. When we were told we could move to our neighbood school (Hedencamp), I did so and regretted it the whole year. IF I could of returned to Eastlake I would of. The principal and teacher were outstanding. My son loved his teacher, who was one of the best he has ever had.

- submitted by a parent
March 27, 2010
My daughter is a 4th grader here and she absolutely loves this school. Thank you, Ms.Hall for creating such wonderful atmosphere for kids to learn and have fun doing it. You are by far the best teacher my daughter ever had.

- submitted by a parent
November 16, 2009
I enrolled my daughter this school year for 2nd grade. I cannot believe how great this school is. I mean, wow. Her teacher, and the sub (teacher is on maternity leave) are excellent. They truly appear to love their job. I can say from my personal experience, that this school is a 5 for us! The whole atmosphere is different from when my daughter attended Rohr Elementary. Even the kids here at Eastlake seem 'different' (happy, well mannered, etc.) Have to give credit to the parents of these kids, and the staff at this school!

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October 11, 2008
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- submitted by a student
September 12, 2008
Awesome teachers and friendly administrator! Great school!:)

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December 12, 2007
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November 28, 2007
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no rating June 30, 2007
This is was my first year here and I could not have asked for a better school. As a parent I was afraid of how my kids (1st Grader and 6th Grader) would feel at a new school with new teachers and new friends, however, the involvemnet of teachers and the principal not only helped my children adjust, it helped me as a parent. To see the principal out there not only in the morning greeting students and parents, but also in the afternoon, helping direct the traffic to keep our children safe, show so much dedication to our children.

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2006
EastLake Elementary is a great school. My daughter is in fourth grade now and my son is in middle school. I feel that Eastlake teachers prepared my son to do well in middle school. They not only taught the curriculum but they also taught responsibility and organization. Other parents that I have talked to don't realize the dedication, their own time and their own money the teachers at Eastlake spend to help their child succeed. With teachers, principal and parents all working together and supporting each other there is no way a student at Eastlake will not succeed. Thank you to the teachers and Principal at EastLake Elementary School.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2006
Good quality of academic programs.

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September 28, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
June 23, 2005
This is a great public school. The teachers are excellent and the principal is first rate. The emphasis is on writing and the kids all ages write some amazing stories. PTA brings a lot of extra-curricular activities, like art and health programs. Very safe and stimulating environment. Nice school campus.

- submitted by a parent
May 14, 2005
The academic programs at Eastlake do not change from year to year. What my daughter had in Kindergarten and First grade my son is now getting. It sometimes feel that there is no growth or ability to change with the years. Having said that, my kids, overall, are getting a sound education. Problem behavior is, unfortunately, becoming more frequent. I don't see this as a teacher or principal issue as much as a parental issue. There is a lack of parental involvement at the moment which hopefully will change next year. I am unsatisfied with the extracurricular activities offered at EastLake. There is very little art taught in the classrooms and no music at all. That would be a great place to start. Physical education consists mainly of wall ball; dodgeball and the like. Overall, a good school doing its best with budget cuts.

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2005
Great teahers and support staff who care about the children they work with - nice grounds - high level of parent involvment - nice place.

- submitted by a teacher
March 16, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
March 09, 2005
This is a great school, my kids have done so well here . And the teacher are great, they take the time out to deal and help you with your child.

- submitted by a parent
February 15, 2005
The teachers are great but the school is declining in its academic performance. They should look into bringing the homework center back or find a way to promote a partnership between parents and teachers. Parents are just as responsible for their child's education. The PTA is just an excuse for mother's to act like teenagers and form a click they do not welcome new comers. They should realize that the school needs help and welcome any volunteers.

- submitted by a parent
January 26, 2005
Both of my children attended Eastlake for grades K-6. An effective admiistrator and a talented staff provided them with a solid foundation that laid the groundwork for success in the secondary schools. Parent inolvement was welcomed and extensive. My children took advantage of after-school music opportunities.

- submitted by a parent
January 03, 2005
Excellent school, very clean. My son adjusted very well. Caring staff. We love it! My son attending this school would be the only reason why we choose to live in Eastlake, Chula Vista. Great programs.

- submitted by a parent
February 13, 2004
Our school is on the mend with a new principal. I think he is going to do great things. Test scores are already improving.

- submitted by a parent
August 12, 2003
My son attended the year this school opened to the public. It was an excellent then, he enjoyed attending.

- submitted by a parent
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We have a strong and active PTA, and we believe in parent participation to enhance the school community and to promote student learning. We welcome classroom volunteerism. If you'd like to help, contact your student's teacher and schedule a time to visit. Remember to have a confirmed, pre-arranged appointment and a photo ID upon arrival/check-in at the main office.

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Eastlake Elementary School
1955 Hillside Drive, Chula Vista, CA  91913
(619) 421-4798
Last modified Eastlake 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.
Eastlake Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 44 reviews. Top