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K-4
Public
San Diego, CA
Students enrolled: 186
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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3120 Talbot Street
San Diego, CA 92106

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(619) 223-7154
(619) 221-9051
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June 16, 2014
Some of the teachers are unbalanced and the principal can be rude and disrespectful. Library employee and PTA are often involved in gossips.

- submitted by a parent
June 14, 2014
Cabrillo Elementary is the worst school I've ever known, some of the staff have this culture of rudeness, apathetic, unreasonable, threatening and unhappiness. Parents bullying is prevalent there in several grades, some are very uneducated, cruel and cowards. If you don't like dramas or craziness, stay away!! The education system is fine. They have computer labs, also offer good activities and field trips.

- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2014
Cabrillo Elementary is small and some of the teachers do care very much. The principal is oblivious to what is going on in the school. He tends to ignore that bullying is prevalent there. I am glad to see that German is being taught to the students. It is good for kids at that age to learn a second language outside of the local language. Some of the staff are not watchful of the kids and things go on on the playground that shouldn't. I believe that some kids are more protected from discipline than others. The school would be better if parents cared more about what goes on. It would also be better if the principal was more involved and concerned about what goes on. He is often not in the office and good luck on getting a call back. I will pull my kids out for the next school year.

- submitted by a parent
February 13, 2013
I happened to meet a great lady today.Her name is Marcella Kreizinger and she is 102 years young.She used to be a Kindergarden teacher at your school and she was wondering how things are. Maybe you could send her a picture of the school and give her an update. She would love that. Thank you so much in advance. Her address is:Grossmont Gardens Retirement Center, 5480 Marengo Ave., La Mesa, CA.91942 A friend,Hugo V.

- submitted by a community member
October 23, 2012
My kids and I love this school. The staff are a wonderful! We always have fun doing all the school events

- submitted by a parent
September 04, 2012
I have nothing but good things about the school.My child went through Kindergarten with Miss Carmen Barrett and was in 1st grade with Miss Elizabeth Carlos.It is an amazing school,we are a military family and is currently stationed all the way on the other side of the globe but my daughter still misses Cabrillo and talks about the school from time to time.Even the parents i am still keeping in touch with whose kids are no longer attending Cabrillo talks about how much we miss the school environment and the warmth and dedication of the Principal Suarez and the teachers there.Thank you Cabrillo for everything you have done for our child!

- submitted by a parent
June 04, 2012
This school has been doing very well when compared to others in the district. The test scores rate Cabrillo at a 4 in 2010, but this will soon change. As of this year they have adopted their German foreign language program and taught the GATE curricula. Although we started school this year over here, I must admit that I am very surprised with the warmth and a sense of family-like environment at the school. My kids always feel welcomed and enjoy coming to school. My only complaint is that at times I have seen some teachers be abrasive towards the children. When they notice a parent is around they change their tone a bit- however, it was not anything derogatory or offensive it was more like a parent telling their child they need to do something when the child hasn't listened 3x before, LOL. Additionally, I feel that the principal could be more avilable to the students and parents. The students look towards any principal almost like a tangible president. Perhaps instilling Principal fun-day once a month as a reward for good attendance would allow the kids to establish a better relationship.

- submitted by a parent
February 14, 2012
We have been at Cabrillo for five years. There is nothing but amazing things happening in this school. We are a small but mighty. My children call this school their home. My oldest now goes to Dana, and she loves it. But her heart will always be at Cabrillo. There is this warmth when my kids see their teachers and principle, I as a child never had that feeling. But I can see the joy my children have when they speak of our school. We have many new things, that we didn't have 5yrs ago. We have a computer lab, German sister school, and many more new things coming this spring. The only negative thing I can say, is there isn't enough parent participation.

- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2011
Cabrillo is a GATE nurturing school, which means that all kids K-4 are taught GATE concepts and curriculum. The critical thinking skills that the kids are learning really help them to be successful throughout their academic careers.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 09, 2010
Cabrillo is a great little school! We have a very diverse population, with almost half of our kids coming from military families. We are the oldest elementary school in San Diego, established in 1904 and celebrated our 106th birthday this year! Exciting news...we were honored by the School board in 10/2010 for exceeding our academic golas in the API & APY!

- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2010
Sorry to say, but I have to agree with the previous reviewer. My daughter was in the same boat and I feel that she was not given the opportunity to learn the full 4 th grade curriculum. The class sizes are very large and the curriculum seems to be watered down.

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2010
This school is severely disappointing. We moved here midyear, my son who has always gotten honor roll was put in a classroom of 3rd graders w/ 6 other 4th graders because there was apparently no room in the 4th grade class. The teacher tried her best to teach the 4th graders what they needed to know but it just wasn't possible to get the full curriculum ofa 4th grade class. The work my son has been doing is 2nd and 3rd grade work. Multiplying single digits and cursive writing towards the end of the year. There is a serious lack of supervision in this school as well. There is noone monitoring children at the end of the day and during and after field trips. Starting from the principal down, many people need to be replaced to make this a great school. More to say but word count is limited

- submitted by a parent
February 09, 2010
I was very surprised when I found something negative written about Cabrillo Elementary. My children have been attending this school for 3 years now and through out this time I have had the great honor of working with several of the teachers. I have found them to be very helpful, concerned, and willing to do anything to help students succeed. The principal and support staff are top notch and have always been more than willing to address and work quickly to solve any problem I have ever had during the past three years. The PTA works hard planning multiple activities, events, and fundraisers to help benefit the students and the school. Any school is only as good as the people behind the scenes who work hard consistently to see continued growth, and who recognize a problem and instead of complaining....work hard and find solutions.

- submitted by a parent
no rating December 09, 2009
My 3rd and 4th graders have been at Cabrillo for 3 years (originally because it's close to home, now we woudn't consider any other school. We couldn't be happier, especially since we knew from the start that most families in our immediate neighborhood elect to go to more 'elite' schools. Even this year when budgets created some larger classes, the teachers do an incredible job of providing individualized curriculum. We often notice how far ahead in math and reading our kids are compared to several of their same-age friends in private and charter schools. We also notice that they have a 'we're all created equal' view of the world, which we attribute to Cabrillo's superb approach to a diverse student body. Many thanks to the faculty, staff, and after-school counselors.

- submitted by a parent
December 02, 2009
Poor teacher quality, poor PTA involvement. This school has very little to offer students. I put my daughter in a neighboring school and we are both much happier.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 03, 2009
My daughter has been here for 2 years going on 3. I love it. The school is very small so you really get to know everyone. The staff and principle is great. It is a very military friendly school which is nice.

- submitted by a parent
July 27, 2009
I have to children who have attended this school and loved it. My son K-3rd and my daughter 1st-4th. Because of the small size of the school it is more like a family than a school. Teaching styles varies by teacher but you can always ask for extra help and receive more support than you bargained for. I wold recommend this school to any child who likes a more home like atmosphere.

- submitted by a parent
September 01, 2008
My son has had the pleasure of attending Kindergarten thru 3rd grade at Cabrillo. The past four years have been a pleasure for both my child and myself. The majority of teachers are caring, dedicated, and have effective learning styles. They truly care about their students.

- submitted by a parent
July 28, 2008
I was very happy with my childrens' experience in Carmen Barretts kindergarten class in 2007-2008. She is a dedicated and effective teacher and I feel fortunate to have had her as my childrens' teacher.

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2006
Our daughter attended in 2002-2003, and we were extremely impressed. We were concerned at first that it wasn't rated as high as some of the other elementary schools in Point Loma, but she had two exceptional teachers, and we would have kept her there if we hadn't moved. Highly recommended.

- submitted by a parent
January 28, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
August 20, 2005
I am a parent of two daughters whom attended this wonderful school in the past. I have personally met all of the teachers there, They are professional teachers. The teachers that my daughters had were very committed and have shown there dedication, passion and love for teaching. A wonderful school.

- submitted by a parent
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Cabrillo Elementary School
3120 Talbot Street, San Diego, CA  92106
(619) 223-7154
Last modified Cabrillo Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-4. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Cabrillo Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 22 reviews. Top