This school may have gotten good reviews in the past, but the test scores have gone down for the last three years in a row. The principal does not care about grades anymore. He only cares about creating a safe supportive environment because of the trauma these kids experience at home and in the community. He uses this to excuse all or their inappropriate behaviors. There is no discipline.
Cherokee Point it's a great school!!! I have been there for 2 years This school has workshops series trought the year for parents to Help our kids with homework, communication, bullying, leadership, etc... We have very active teachers, the office staff just fantastic!!!! My daughter's second grade teacher is excellent, he actively promote every day reading, and always focus on kids succes.
Cherokee Point Elementary is a good school because the teachers help you learn new things like reading, writing, math and how to do tests. Zianya, 2nd grade. I love my kindergarten classroom with all my friends, my teacher Ms. Duran and student teacher Ms. Rachel. I like learning to read in English and Spanish. Kinan, Kindergarten. My kids enjoy going to school every day, they always are very excited about the activities that take place at Cherokee Point. In the morning the doors open at 7:15am to have the kids walk/jog at the track where they receive tickets. After accumulating about 10 miles worth of tickets they start to receive incentives and this has helped my kids with looking forward to not just going to school but to arriving early. My kids stay in shape and it helps them built-up an appetite for their breakfast inside the classroom at 7:45am. On the 3rd Wednesday of each month they offer coffee and bread for parents at the Principal's Chat and Dinner for the family at the monthly Wellness & Restorative Practice Partnership meetings for parents. Cherokee Point is a mini parent college with free computer classes, zumba, safety, and parenting education.
I have three children attending Cherokee Point. They have all been here since the preschool program and we have enjoyed it immensely. My oldest is in 4th grade now and I have been extremely impressed with all he has learned and how the teachers have tried to teach about good and bad choices through out his education. Having him own up and take responsibility for his actions has helped him not only in making wonderful choices in friends and educational goals at school but also at home. Love, Love this school and teachers.
I am happy to have my son attending Cherokee Point. He has had excellent teachers and I love the new principal, Mr. Higa. He has high standards for the children and they are making strides to reach his expectations. I apprecaite the teachers deep commitment to these children and overall supportive environment.
I LOVE teaching at Cherokee Point Elementary! Although we are an inner city, Title 1 school, and have low income students, our parents and kids are THE BEST! Parents and students willingly come to Saturday classes to improve their English and academics. We offer inter-sessions on every extended holiday period to help children succeed, as well. Our school WAS in program improvement but has made great gains on our test scores and is now OUT of P.I. Our principal is so community minded that the City of San Diego proclaimed a special Principal Higa Day, just for him! Our school is BIG on the MUSIC and we have lots of performances and all children learn general music, in addition to upper grade band & orchestra. Vote for Cherokee Point- a bright spot in the city of San Diego!
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