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K-5
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San Diego, CA
Students enrolled: 235
Before care: Yes
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3201 Marathon Drive
San Diego, CA 92123

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(858) 496-8075
(858) 496-8325
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September 27, 2014
My son started Transitional Kindergarten at Cubberley and our whole family loves it. He has an amazing teacher, we love that the class sizes are small and the administrative staff is friendly and helpful!

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2014
Cubberley is a wonderful school! The Principal is so warm and loving and the teachers are top-notch. My kids have gone there since Kindergarten and have thrived. The PTA is very active with about one family event each month and funding art and music classes. Overall a terrific school!

- submitted by a parent
April 22, 2014
What I like about Cubberley is that it is a small school with a big heart. Your children are not just a number and no student falls between the cracks. Everyone from the Principal to Custodians are involved with the students to make sure that each and everyone of them receive the best education that they can. They are not only concerned about their education but very aspect of their lives. These are qualities that you cannot find in bigger school. Cubberley truly believes that it takes a village to raise a child.

- submitted by a community member
April 22, 2014
my sons school Cubberley has been there for him in so many ways. I would rate this school a 10 out of 10. Rosemary Cruz is an amazing school leader.

- submitted by a parent
April 22, 2014
I love this school. The principal is amazing, she knows all of the kids by first name. As she is standing outside in the front of the school greeting them as the parents drop off their child. They have family movie night, which is sponsored by the PTA. They have an awesome Care Cat program that promotes reading & caring for each other in a written way. It's a very close knit school & all the teachers, staff & parents are helpful & friendly with each other on a first name basis. I'm so proud that my son has been attending this school since kindergarden.

- submitted by a parent
April 22, 2014
My son attends school here, the one complaint i have is that the classes are mixed. He is in first grade and his class is mixed with second graders. I feel like the kids aren't getting the proper attention and learning that they deserve. However the staff in primetime is amazing! they are all so sweet and are very patient with all the kids!! Ms.Kathy is a sweetheart!!

- submitted by a parent
April 22, 2014
We have had kids at Cubberley since 2005. I am very happy with the curriculum, the teachers and staff are wonderful with the students. Being a small school the children are all known by name and greeted in the morning by the principal. There is a great core group of parents that is involved with volunteerng and fundraising, providing extras such as ArtCorps, Running Club and field trips.

- submitted by a parent
April 21, 2014
I would rate Cubberley Elem with a 5 star as the school always put the childern first. The childern is what our jobs are about and how we can perpare them for the future. I would like to see parents take a better roll in their childs education and let the teachers have the time to make sure that education is at the top of the list so that every child feels as tho they are special. I would like to see that every child is tought the BASIC'S first and Technology second!!!!!!!!!!!!

- submitted by a teacher
April 21, 2014
This school is a real gem. If you looking into schools, private or public, you need to check out Cubberley. There is no comparison. I am a former PTA President that have had the opportunity to shop around schools; seeing them from the inner workings out. The school has a small population so your child won't get lost in the crowds. The teachers are experienced, hands on, and care about the kids reaching their full potential. The principal is supportive, nurturing and attentive. Her positive behavior influences all staff and students to be better stakeholders. Cubberley parents make the choice to send their children here. These are the parents that are the pillars of our community. You will see these parents involved in every facet of community growth.

- submitted by a parent
October 17, 2013
Cubberley is a GREAT school. Every child know every other child from kinder up to fifth grade. Everyone (teachers, staff, students and parents) is supportive. I have two students at Cubberley and both are excelling and performing at above grade level. I highly recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
March 27, 2013
This school is the best school that you can find in California and this school is so good,it's the best you can find.

- submitted by a community member
September 28, 2009
Both of my children attend Cubberley. One is in the 5th grade and the other is in the 4th grade. Both have attended since kindergarten. The office staff is friendly and well informed. The teachers seem to love what they do and the principal takes a genuine interest in the needs of the children. Sadly, because the school is small it has been unfairly effected buy California's budget crisis. I love the fact that it is a small neighborhood school where I recognize most of the other parents and all of the staff.

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December 12, 2008
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March 16, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
March 12, 2008
My oldest daughter went to Cubberley from K-5th and my youngest is in 5th grade and has been there since Kindergarten. All the teachers my girls have had have been awesome. Extremely involved. The current principal is just great. She knows all the kids by name. My only problem is the school starts way too early. All other schools in the area, start no earlier than 8 am.

- submitted by a parent
February 06, 2008
cubberley is a great school.my daughter has been going there for about 6 years and she loves it soooo much. the principal is always involed.I would recamend this school

- submitted by a parent
February 05, 2008
We've had two children in this school, one of whom is now an adult. Our experiences have been extremely positive. The faculty is concerned and engaged, and the atmosphere promotes learning and social responsibility. Cubberley gets two thumbs up from me.

- submitted by a parent
December 29, 2007
I find that Cubberley is a very negative atmosphere with teachers who like their job, but are frustrated with othr policies or personal problems, our principal is nice but ineffective and the PTO is an absolute joke. I'd never recommend it to anyone.

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November 09, 2007
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no rating October 11, 2007
Cubberley has been a great school for my Daughter however school hours are too early. Ms. Friess was my daughter's kindergarten teacher an she was amazingly interested in my daughter's learning!

- submitted by a parent
October 02, 2007
Cubberley's teachers and faculty lack the ability to cope with our children nowadays. The school does not allow parents to sporadically check on students in the class when a problem could be occurring.

- submitted by a parent
March 26, 2007
Cubberley is awesome! My son started this school in 2004. The teachers and faculty are great. Mrs. Cruz is an excellent principal. She knows all the students names. You can even find her out and about during the lunch hour conversing with the kids. ASB and PTO have plenty of fun activities for the school. My children are in the 6 to 6 program, which is great. I am very confident that my children are safe when they are dropped off in the mornings. Bottom line. This is a great school!

- submitted by a parent
November 05, 2006
Cubberley is a great school! I have been a parent of a cubberley student since 2000-01 school year. In that time, we have had 2 principals. When we first came to cubberley, there was nothing for the kids to really do. Everything was academics, academics, and more academics. Kids were not allowed to have fun. In fact, having fun was frowned upon. In the past year, we have added the associated student body which is getting the students more involved in the school. Yes I will agree that there is a lot of homework for the kids to do, however, they are at school to learn. Go any where else in the district or any other district and the amount of homework will be the same if not more. My youngest is now in 3rd grade. We have 2 more years here and I am looking forward to them.

- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2006
I agree that they are way too hard on the kids with this workload. My daughter started in kindy and now 1st grade and she's totally overwhelmed. As a working parent it's hard for me to keep up as well along with everything else , fundraisers etc....I feel like this is too much for a 6 year old and don't understand why it's so hard core. I'm thinking of changing schools come next semester. Learning is great but stressing out a young child is not right.

- submitted by a parent
September 08, 2006
My child just started and I'm not at all impressed with this school. They push the kids to hard. My child hates it! And I do not blame her!

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April 26, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
June 21, 2005
Wonderful school! The teachers and staff are very friendly and the curriculum is great. My son only attended 5th grade here, but enjoyed it very much.

- submitted by a parent
June 07, 2005
I think Cubberley is a great school. They really promote reading and math. Most of the teachers there are great and are very good with the students. The school is clean and they watch over the children well.

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May 18, 2005
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May 03, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2004
This is an excellent school. We moved from out of state, and this school was much more advanced than previous school. Teachers really take time to make sure children understand. We really love Cubberley

- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2004
Principal is involved and visible at school at tall times. Very cosmopolitan school. My Daughter is struggling with volume of homework though.

- submitted by a parent
September 14, 2004
As a new resident in this school district I am impressed with the Principals evident involvement in the school and her interest in the students. My daughter's teacher is very approachable and personable and manages to control her large class easily.

- submitted by a parent
January 05, 2004
Cubberley is an average school. The API has continued to increase in the past few years. The principal strongly encourages reading and physical education, however does not encourage math or creativity as much. I have not been very impressed with Cubberley mostly because my daughter's teacher has showed a lack of interest in her students success.

- submitted by a parent
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Cubberley Elementary School
3201 Marathon Drive, San Diego, CA  92123
(858) 496-8075
Last modified Cubberley Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Cubberley Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 34 reviews. Top