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De Portola Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 960 students

 
 

 
 
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4 stars

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Posted May 22, 2014

This is a great school considering it's a affiliated to a large Public School District. We relocated from New England to San Diego due to the Military. My son was starting 7th grade with an IEP and my daughter is Gen Ed in 6th. I began calling the schools to get them enrolled in July and no one answered for weeks which worried me because I did not want them to attend Farb due to the rating that that school had. When they had open registration, I requested De Portola but was told they probably would not have room. Based on what I heard, when the Principal of De Portola went to the administration to pick up the packets of the new students, He took everyone that wanted to attend his school!!! This was an A++++ in my book!!! So thrilled!!! It's a big school, and you need to stay on your kids and assist the staff with teaching your children. They have new online grading system that you can access anytime to assist you in making sure your kids are doing what they are suppose to be doing. Many of the teachers rally around the kids and the support is great if your an involved parent with your kids learning! Love this school, and would recommend it as the best Middle school in SD!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2013

This is our first year, and so far I'm thrilled with the staff, activities, and everything in general :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2013

I went to this school in 1996 and back then I was an awesome school it had an after scool Judo Program during school you had lots of activities as well as an great educational program. Every friday had activties during lunch that everyone enjoyed sitting on the grass if you wanted. Very nice school to got to.


Posted December 24, 2012

i beg and plead and cried my mom to go to this school and she is sill thinking about so god oh god please let my mom send me to this school. and so far i have looked in the website and i want to go there so bad. it is one excellent school. the school year of being a fifth grader is almost over so tik tok tik tok LETS GO!!!


Posted July 31, 2012

Best ever I love this school !!!!!! Farb has nothing compared to this school! All I'm saying is that this school is better than farb more space and better avid


Posted December 12, 2010

my son attends De Portola middle. He is the the 7th grade and I must say it seems that the 6th grade teachers are more involved than the 7th grade teachers. The ones my son has dont seem to care very much about the students academic progress.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2010

My son is in 6th grade. He had a rough time at the beginning of the school year with the transition of elementary to the workload and structure of middle school, BUT with the constant communication with his teachers and with their encouragment and offering of extra help before and after school, he's excelling in all subjects and no longer needs extra help. Math was never his best subject and he dreaded doing math homework in elementary, but he's now maintaining a B and is excited about the subject. I credit this to his teacher!! I would highly recommend this school to EVERYONE!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2010

This is the better of the 2 Middle Schools in the neighborhood, so I guess I can't complain too much. We are finishing up our 3rd year and feel that our student received a decent education but the teachers could have communicated a little better when our child's grades took a nose dive. I have 2 or 3 favorite teachers there but most of them were cold and impersonal when we tried to talk with them about issues. Many students at this school take advantage of the lack of supervision during P.E. This is when the kids think they can get away with cussing and bullying, and they sure do! We are hoping HS will be better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2010

The classes are way too large for one teacher to focus on everyone's needs. There is a an escalating problem with more and more fights and bullying of others...the students just don't care about others...and the staff and teachers aren't quick enough in action.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 26, 2009

This is an amazing school. The music program won three first place trophies at the Music in the Parks Festival and the Espre de Corps trophey and the best overall string orchestra trophey all at the same fesival in 2009. I am now entering the 8th grade and proud to be a de Portola Panther. All of the teachers and the principal are kind and they love to be involved in the school's lunch activities every Friday at Chill on the Hill. The food is great and when you need help with something the teachers, staff and counselers are always there for you. We are one of the schools to watch and the community is great. There are hardly any fights, maybe once in a school year and the social atmosphere is great, kids make friends quickly there. I would recommend de Portola Middle School in Tierrasanta to all students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 18, 2009

This school is GREAT. My son is entering 8th grade and due to the teachers' continued support and academic push, he has excelled the previous two years and is flourishing; with a 3.87 GPA in GATE (he's not a GATE tested student) but they realized his potential and advanced math, with a year of high school spanish under his belt and year two will be this year, who can complain. The work load is great and expectations are high, but this has made all the difference.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2009

I had to pull my child from this school due to the inability of some of the teachers and nurse in following procedures. I was regularly concerned for my son's safety. The transfer was the best thing we could have ever done for him!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2008

I have a son that attends De Portola in the 7th grade. I have rave reviews about De Portola From the principle to the teachers my son has had nothing but the most attentive support. The teachers are more then willing to go that extra mile to help a child and the principle also. My son does find the school academically challenging but he knows he has the support of the teachers that are willing to go that extra mile. Teacher, parent communication is also near top level. My son enjoys this school and will tell you he would rather attend De Portola then any other school. That has to mean a lot coming from a 7th skater boy Thanks De Portola Staff for making JR High a Great and Safe place to go!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2008

All the teachers are involved and coordinate many student activities. It is also a very safe school; fights, if they ever happen at all, are usually only a once a year occurrence. Overall, this is a great school for any student to go to!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 17, 2008

This school has been the best school I've ever been to. I'm going to promote soon and I don't want to leave!!! The teachers are the best handsdown and the environment is awesome! Way to go DP!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 11, 2007

What a delightful school our child is lucky enough to attend. Our student is currently an 8th grader & has been attending De Portola since the 6th grade. The experience has been nothing short of amazing. Our student has been an involved De Portola citizen, participating in school-sponsored sports, student government, a fun club, and more. The positive and friendly campus makes it incredibly enjoyable as a parent, to visit. We are both active volunteers on campus and are always so welcomed by De Portola's friendly administrative staff in the office. On top of all that, our student has received great guidance and acadmemic excellence in class. The teachers have been fantastic & have made school enjoyable, yet also providing an academic challenge for our middle schooler.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2007

My two children went to DePortola but I pulled them out to homeschool. The learning environment was poor because teachers lacked the ability to instruct and lacked any assessment skills. They truly did not know how to specifically impart their knowledge to the students. I had a son in 6th grade and a daughter in 8th. They denied any resource help and could not even tell me my children's strengths or weaknesses within the first three months of school. The administrator (principal) lacks any leadership skills and is little more than a cheerleader for events that hardly matter. It was a very poor experience for all of us.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 15, 2007

De Portola is the most awesome middle school in san diego. I just graduated from there and not only are the activites great, but the teachers and the way they present things is awesome! My brother goes there now and i am sure he agrees with me when i say Deportola Rocks My socks! Teachers and administration work together to make the middle school experience not only educational but also fun!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 14, 2007

This school has great learning and the school is very very interested in their children! We have so many activities that almost everyone cries the last day of school not because they are happy but because the passion for their teachers and friends! IT ROCKS! I go there I would know!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 31, 2007

I think this school is not good. I have my daughter there and she is going to graduate and I will not send any other of my kids there. They horrible teachers and there discipline stuff is to hard on the 6th 7th and 8th graders.
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

866

Change from
2012 to 2013

-5

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

8 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

6 / 10


API Growth scores over time

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This school's
API score

866

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The Academic Performance Index (API) is a single number assigned to each school by the California Department of Education to measure overall school performance and improvement over time on statewide testing. The API ranges from 200 and 1000, with 800 as the state goal for all schools.
Change from
2012 to 2013

-5

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API Statewide Rank
(2012)

8 / 10

API Statewide Rank (2012)
The API Statewide Rank ranges from 1 to 10. A rank of 10, for example, means that the school’s API fell into the top 10% of all schools in the state with a comparable grade range. The 2012 rank is based on results from tests students took in Spring 2012.
API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

6 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)
The API Similar Schools Rank ranges from 1 to 10. It shows how the school compares to other schools with similar student demographic profiles. The California Department of Education uses parent education level, poverty level, student ethnicity and other data to identify similar schools.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

316 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
77%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

320 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
64%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 86% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
n/a
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

299 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
71%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

247 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
62%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 50% in 2013.

250 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
60%
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 57% in 2013.

280 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
71%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

The state average for General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards) was 31% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
6%

2011

 
 
10%

2010

 
 
11%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

28 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

The state average for History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative was 52% in 2013.

295 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

280 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
72%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students80%
Females85%
Males76%
African American61%
Asian80%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino74%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)85%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Non-economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disability50%
Students with no reported disability82%
English learner24%
Fluent-English proficient and English only86%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented91%
Parent education - not a high school graduate64%
Parent education - high school graduate55%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)74%
Parent education - college graduate90%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate92%
Parent education - declined to state95%

Math

All Students72%
Females72%
Males73%
African American50%
Asian76%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino59%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)80%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Non-economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disability39%
Students with no reported disability74%
English learner12%
Fluent-English proficient and English only77%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented88%
Parent education - not a high school graduate40%
Parent education - high school graduate46%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)68%
Parent education - college graduate87%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate79%
Parent education - declined to state84%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students96%
Females92%
Males100%
African Americann/a
Asian100%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino92%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)100%
Economically disadvantaged88%
Non-economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability96%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only96%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)100%
Parent education - college graduate93%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students75%
Females80%
Males70%
African American64%
Asian93%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino56%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)85%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Non-economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disability54%
Students with no reported disability76%
English learner5%
Fluent-English proficient and English only80%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented89%
Parent education - not a high school graduate56%
Parent education - high school graduate57%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)67%
Parent education - college graduate78%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate93%
Parent education - declined to state80%

Math

All Students59%
Females66%
Males53%
African American38%
Asian88%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino35%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Non-economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disability14%
Students with no reported disability62%
English learner14%
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented85%
Parent education - not a high school graduate32%
Parent education - high school graduate44%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)44%
Parent education - college graduate73%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate79%
Parent education - declined to state55%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students48%
Females47%
Males49%
African American22%
Asian76%
Filipino71%
Hispanic or Latino34%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)53%
Economically disadvantaged33%
Non-economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disability20%
Students with no reported disability50%
English learner21%
Fluent-English proficient and English only50%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented70%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate33%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)30%
Parent education - college graduate60%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate68%
Parent education - declined to state35%

English Language Arts

All Students72%
Females77%
Males67%
African American57%
Asian73%
Filipino87%
Hispanic or Latino57%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)81%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Non-economically disadvantaged77%
Students with disability25%
Students with no reported disability75%
English learner8%
Fluent-English proficient and English only75%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented88%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate56%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduate80%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate86%
Parent education - declined to state50%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Geometry

All Students100%
Females100%
Males100%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)100%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability100%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only100%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate100%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

All Students69%
Females68%
Males70%
African American48%
Asian73%
Filipino93%
Hispanic or Latino52%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)80%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Non-economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disability29%
Students with no reported disability74%
English learner16%
Fluent-English proficient and English only73%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate43%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate85%
Parent education - declined to state48%

Science

All Students80%
Females79%
Males82%
African American65%
Asian77%
Filipino100%
Hispanic or Latino61%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)92%
Economically disadvantaged70%
Non-economically disadvantaged86%
Students with disability50%
Students with no reported disability82%
English learner15%
Fluent-English proficient and English only84%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate68%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)75%
Parent education - college graduate90%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate92%
Parent education - declined to state50%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 39%
Hispanic 36%
Two or more races 10%
Asian 6%
Black 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 47%N/AN/A
English language learners 7%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 4%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • California Distinguished School (2003)
  • Taking Center Stage: Schools to Watch (Modle Middle School) (2003)
Community service awards received in the past 3 years
  • Schools to Watch (2011)

Special education / special needs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Hearing impairments
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area

Arts & music

School facilities
  • Art room
Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
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School basics

School start time
  • 9:00 am
School end time
  • 3:50 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 6:00 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:00 p.m.
School Leader's name
  • Ryan Brock
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (858) 576-4419

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Core knowledge
  • Gifted / high performing
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • No
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Hearing impairments
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Career/college counseling
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Lacrosse
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Field hockey
  • Lacrosse

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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What are your chances?

Students typically come from these schools
Vista Grande elementary School
Tierrastanta Elementary School
Kumeyaay Elementary School

Planning ahead

Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Serra High School
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11010 Clairemont Mesa Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92124
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Phone: (858) 496-8080

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