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San Diego, CA
Students enrolled: 509

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9225 Adolphia Street
San Diego, CA 92129

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(858) 484-0981
(858) 538-9441
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June 29, 2014
My son has done exceptionally well at Canyon View. He has loved his teachers and the staff, and often stuns me with what he's learned. I'm confident he will be ready for middle school, high school, and beyond because of the foundation built by his elementary education. CV also has programs for kids below grade level. Parent funding provides reading IMPACT, science, music and art--subjects no longer taught in public schools. There is also a psychologist on campus once a week. Parents and teachers work together to create well-rounded kids. Bullying is not tolerated by anyone, and is taken very seriously. My son is learning more than reading, writing, and math--he's learning to be a concerned citizen and a contributor to his community, as well as a good person and good friend. I couldn't ask for more from my son's education.

- submitted by a parent
January 31, 2014
My daughter went to this schoolsome years ago. My experience was not well. I have an adhd child. They were not willing to assist in every way possible. They were not willing to work with me, but instead gave me a solution they were not willing to follow through on. As it turns out we moved and as they were willing to leave her behind, I wasn't and I homeschooled her. She is now graduated from high school and as it turned out it was the best decision I ever made. Special needs kids get left behind there instead of getting the right kind of help.

- submitted by a parent
January 27, 2014
Canyon View has been an amazing place for all of my three children to learn and grow. The teachers have adjusted to the new Common Core adoption and have worked hard to inform parents about the changes. My fourth grade son has soared in math this year and their science lab has been a great way to enrich their already strong science program. My sons have learned to love reading and are strong communicators; both verbally and in writing. I always feel welcome when I enter the campus and there is a true sense of family between staff and families. My children could not have gotten a better start to their education than they have received at Canyon View. Go Coyotes!!

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2013
I have multiple children in canyon view. Grades K-3 are solid and have great teachers. Grade 4 has HUGE problems with the math and science curriculum. Particularly the math. The principal has "listened" for the past 2 years while parents bemoan their 4th grade problems and yet does nothing. There is an administrative tendency to "blame the child" if there are problems instead of looking at a flawed teacher or curriculum. Everything my 4th grader learned about 4th grade math came from home, not the classroom. That being said, the younger grades are great, just pick your 4th and 5th grade teacher VERY carefully as you will not get assistance with any problems.

- submitted by a parent
June 10, 2013
Being part of Canyon View is like being part of a family, great teachers, great administrators and great principal. My children love this school and I do too. Parents are really involved.

- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2013
The school administration is very helpful and pleasant (Donna, Gloria). Both my kids and I feel like we belong, like we are part of a big family at Canyon View. There is a heavy parent volunteering force that drives multiple activities and efforts and everyone is welcome to participate. Improvements needed IMO: stronger focus on academia, especially to promote science.

- submitted by a parent
February 10, 2013
I LOVE this school. It is amazing. I would definitely recommend Mrs. Merrill. She is kind and excels at teaching. The front office staff,especially Mrs. Lou are very polite and will help you with anything you need. The principal is wonderful and has a lot of experience. Canyon View is a great place to learn.

- submitted by a community member
October 17, 2012
Great school and very involved and dedicated teachers. The school is great at evaluating kids and guiding them accordingly. Great community involvement and we love the smaller and intimate school atmosphere.

- submitted by a parent
October 01, 2012
As a parent, I've seen many changes @ Canyon View - all for the good of the students and the school. I cannot think of one person employed here who doesn't consider the welfare of the students to be of the hightest priority - mentally, physically, and academically. I have never felt that my children were "taught to the test". Hand in hand, my chidrens' teachers and I developed partnerships to ensure that my children could reach their potential ... being the best "me" I can become was their goal. As a result, my children have all become self-aware, self-sufficient members of society. Thank you, staff & teachers of Canyon View!

- submitted by a parent
September 29, 2012
Canyon View was an excellent school for my son and daughter. The teachers and staff were very caring. They also provided my kids with an outstanding educational foundation. My son recently promoted from CV and is doing very well in middle school. My daughter is a straight A high school student. Thank you CV!

- submitted by a parent
September 14, 2012
Canyon View is a great school! All my children's teachers have all been excellent. We appreciate the diversity and the friendly atmosphere.

- submitted by a parent
September 07, 2012
One reviewer says parents can only have a conference once a year. In talking to teachers, PUSD gives teachers a week at the end of the first trimester for conferences. However, parents can request a conference at any time. Did this reviewer request a second conference ? Re:Principal's office. I have had my son go to the principal's office as a witness to an event. He told me about it and I called her. She told me that whenever a child has made a poor behavior choice, parents are always called. Does she call when they go to her office for good things, no? I wouldn't expect her to. Regarding the nurse, again, I have found copies of the nurse forms at the bottom of my child's tote bag. The school nurse is required to fill out an incident form ANY time a student comes in to her office, so if your child isn't bring back the pink form, again, not the school's fault. Teachers are on the playground at recess and before school everyday; yard duties at lunch everyday. Teachers get a lunch break every day, get over it. Also, teachers are not required to be on duty after school. Really people? Canyon View is a top notch school with awesome teachers, a great parent community and great kids.

- submitted by a parent
June 25, 2012
I agree with all of the reviews written in 2012. This school has big problems right now. The amount your child will learn from grades 1-5 will depend upon whether they get a "good" teacher or a "bad" teacher. Parents have been asking for changes and accountability from teaching staff and administration since the middle of the 2011-2012 school year. District staff is aware of the problems here, but up until this point, has been unwilling to get actively involved. In our 5 years here, my child has had 2 years where he/she has not learned much - in fact, Language Arts test scores went backwards during one of these years. I spent numerous hours helping my child with homework because the lessons were not being taught in the classroom. Communication between the teachers and parents is extremely poor, and you get one opportunity each year for a formal parent/teacher conference. I am hopeful that the teachers will make some changes for the 2012-2013 school year based upon parent feedback - if there aren't any, I will be pulling my child out and will either request an inter-district transfer to one of the 3 other schools that feed into our middle school or will be homeschooling.

- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2012
The review from May 7, 2012 is very accurate! This school is very quick to label children. And once they put that label on your child, there is no escaping it. We had our child evaluated, as to their specific requests, & was told she was typical for her age. That seemed to only enrage them. There is absolutely no teacher/parent communication...unless they want money. Then it borders along the lines of harassment. Don't bother to pay dues for the PTA, because you will never be notified of anything. They don't notify you if your child is sent to the principal's office, they don't notify you if your child is seen by the nurse, there is zero communication. They only time we heard from the nurse was when our daughter was injured to the point of needing medical attention. Students spend 1/4 of the day outside at recess & then watch a movie everyday after the last recess until it 's time to go home. Teachers are not present on the playground, during lunch, or after school. Parents huddle around the only entrance/exit to the school so when students are dismissed, they are forced to walk through a crowd....good luck finding your child. This school is a joke.

- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2012
My daughter went here from the pre-K PEPP program to second grade. It was a very negative experience for her, as there is tremendous pressure on the kids to do well academically. From daily homework work pages to admonitions not to miss any school and threatening notes over tardiness, it was really ridiculous. However the final straw came with the STAR testing which starts in 2nd grade. You should know that schools like Canyon View "teach to the test" for weeks beforehand, and her teacher darkly hinted that her score would impact her grade. Tactics like this is probably one reason why schools like this have inflated scores. Even though my daughter scored highly on the tests so she must have been "learning," she would make up excuses or lie about being sick so she wouldn't have to go to school. Now my daughter goes to a more balanced Charter School, and they don't even go over any of the STAR test subjects with the kids. They just tell them to do their best. This is probably why many charter school STAR test scores can be low, so don't be fooled into thinking this reflects on the kids' intelligence.

- submitted by a parent
June 22, 2010
Great school. Parents involvement is high. I sense a great leadership and the kids acquire values for creating a better society. Encourage to help community and the environment. Lots of programs. Assorted choices to pick from. Math/Science/Art etc...

- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2010
This school has been wonderful for both my children. I know that they will always look back with fond memories of this school(if they can block out the homework!) The teachers care and it shows. Canyon View Parent 10 yrs

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 07, 2010
Wow! What an excellent year my child had at Canyon View. My Daughter came out of Kindergarten a strong accadimic student. As a first grader at a different school she is at a 3rd grade reading and spelling level. She often asks to go back to Canyon View. My child will never foget kindergarten. The Staff is amazing. They always seemed to be happy to be teachers. Thats speaks volumes to a parent. I appreciate the wonderful learning environment they have created. Thank you Canyon View! 'Today is the best day of my life!'

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 02, 2009
Excellent School, Mrs. Merril is the best teacher in San Diego, she has helped my son so much and I appreciate her, she is such a blessing and to have the prevlidge to know her will never be forgotten.

- submitted by a parent
March 07, 2009
Great teachers. The kids are first priority! Small classes the kids get the attention they need. Open and communicating with the parents. Great Eteam at ESS.

- submitted by a parent
November 06, 2008
Not sensitive to the educational needs of their students. More concerned with covering their own tracks.

- submitted by a parent
October 31, 2008
Teachers with bad attitudes. Very commercial: always asking for money.

- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2008
My daughter went to Canyon view from 1st grade to 5th grade. I have been so impressed with the teachers and the community. It is a GREAT place to be for so many reasons! The teachers did push hard and expect a lot out kids. I think that is great. My daughter was able to see her full potential and because of them she is a very strong and confident student!

- submitted by a parent
May 27, 2008
My children go to 2 different elementary schools in this district. The differences between the schools were evident immediately and seem to be related to socioeconomic differences. The teachers at this school can push harder because they don't have the disciplinary problems, nor the language barriers to the extent the other school does. Teachers also seem more positive, in general at this school. I was sorry to hear that several 4th and 5th grade projects were removed because parents complained about the workload. We have a good school, a great principal, and attract highly qualified teachers who should be allowed to use their expertise to teach our kids. All moms work, just some of us have a paid position. I've not experienced the 'snob' factor described, but with flexible hrs, I've managed to help out regularly each year.

- submitted by a parent
January 27, 2008
The before school and after school program is wonderful. It is true, however, if you are a working mom it is looked down on by other parents.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2007
I think the teachers push the students too hard so they can keep their perfect scores with test. I love to challenge my children, but I would also like them to have time to be children and play. Very snobby environment from both parents and techers. If you are a Mom that works, then you do not take care of your children like you should.

- submitted by a parent
June 04, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
January 29, 2006
This a wonderful school with before and after school programs. All teachers are overqualified and really care about pushing students to exceed.

- submitted by a parent
January 05, 2006
I think the academic programs offered at Canyon View is very compatible with other schools.The school has a very high parent involvement and I am very pleased with it.

- submitted by a parent
August 30, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2005
Outstanding parental involvement, dedicated teachers, great learning environment

- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2005
Outstanding parental involvement, dedicated teachers, great learning environment

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2004
Canyon View's PTA is to be complemented! Parents are encouraged to be involved with their children's academic and social efforts. The teachers are very experienced, understanding and nurturing in all aspects.

- submitted by a parent

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Canyon View Elementary School
9225 Adolphia Street, San Diego, CA  92129
(858) 484-0981
Last modified Canyon View Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Canyon View Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 33 reviews. Top