"Silver Gate represents all the best of tradition, innovation and community."
Students enrolled 503
Hours 7:40 AM - 1:55 AM
School leader Sandra McClure
Transportation options Yes
District San Diego Unified School District
Before school Yes
After school Yes

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1499 Venice Street
San Diego, CA 92107

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(619) 222-1139
(619) 226-3058
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Map of Silver Gate Elementary School address.

4 stars
Based on 24 ratings

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September 16, 2013
I have been a Silver Gate parent for 11 years and have been extremely happy with every aspect of the school. Great teachers, wonderful principal and phenomenal parent involvement. This school is definitely a 10! School is great at Silver Gate!

- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2013
We've been at Silver Gate for 5 years now and cannot say enough about what a wonderful experience we've had. Absolutely fantastic staff, from our aides to our teachers to our Principal, Sandy McClure. Such a happy, healthy, nurturing environment. Parental involvement is stellar!

- submitted by a parent
November 22, 2011
Love it, love it, love it... and so do my kids. I honestly feel like my kids are getting a better education than they could get in most local private schools.

- submitted by a parent
September 08, 2011
The principal, Sandra McClure is incredible at this great school. She has one child there currently and one that just graduated, so she's vested. She's approachable, proactive, forward thinking and genuinely a nice person. The school has an amazing parent association, Friends of Silver Gate, who's fundraising efforts shelter this school from the state budget woes. Go to any advertised event and see the family support, friendly people, and and feel the sense of community. You can't go wrong in choosing this school. All three of my children have learned the love of learning at Silver Gate. The Silver Gate community raises successful students so I rate it a 5 star school.

- submitted by a parent
August 16, 2010
We are military and move frequently. In our 11 yrs in public ed I can say Silvergate has the best principal my children have ever had!!! Would also like to say if you have a child with any special needs this is the school for you!! The resource teacher is simply the beast!! She makes you feel your child is the only child that matters!! I highly recommend this school!!!! Great parent involvement!! Incredible PE teacher as well!!!

- submitted by a parent
July 07, 2010
Great school. We looked at private and public schools and loved this school. The principal is totally involved, the teachers care and the parents are amazing... they fund so much it seems like a private school. We loved it and were sorry to leave.

- submitted by a parent
May 25, 2010
This is a great school. Teachers really care if your child is learning, principal is very involved and very approachable. PTA is marvelous, many hard working parents contributing to the success of the school. Families are encouraged to be involved.

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2010
Warm and welcoming campus; wonderful, dedicated staff; fantastic school community; science, computer, and movement labs; before and after school tutoring and activities; extra music and art lessons; fabulous students; excellent test scores; and much more.

- submitted by a teacher
April 19, 2010
The parent involvement, programs paid by the Friends of Silver Gate foundation which were cut by the state and the love the teachers have for their students. You get a real sense of community at this school. The children always have smiles on their faces and you can see the teachers love to teach there. It is the most incredible school I have ever seen!

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2009
The principal is friendly and well-organized. The teachers really care about the children. Parents volunteer and support the school's programs. They have many activities for the students including a school garden project. The test scores are great.

- submitted by a community member
October 03, 2009
Silver Gate is a great school with great students and parents that are always involved to promote education, raising funds to provide better education, facility and experience for the students. Thru the parents' support, they were able to create a garden where students are able to plant fruits and vegetables and harvest them, and eat them as well, thus promoting healthy eating.

- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2009
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- submitted by a community member
no rating September 20, 2009
the best school, teachers, and principals ever...

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
Great teachers & great kids! School is great at Silver Gate.

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2009
We had a very poor experience. It was a wasted year. The teacher had little classroom control and did not challenge the kids. Silver Gate needs a better social learning enviornment. Recess and lunch was very hectic also.

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May 21, 2009
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January 21, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
June 23, 2008
Our daughter just finished Kindergarten at Silver Gate and has had the best experience we could've asked for. The staff is very caring, nurturing and parent involvement is great and consistent! The additional programs are also nice...and the school's fund raising allows for better supplies, equipment, etc... we loved it!

- submitted by a parent
January 05, 2007
My son is a student at Silver Gate for almost 2 years now and we are extremely happy with the school.Parent involvement is very high and I feel he is safe and everyday he learns more.

- submitted by a parent
March 05, 2006
My son has been enrolled at Silvergate for 2 years. We are very happy with both the school environment and the educational quality. They have weekly PE, daily before school running club, many optional after school activities. The level of parent involvement is very high.

- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
September 07, 2005
This school was great I loved all the parent involvement and the activities that they offered. A+

- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2005
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- submitted by a teacher
April 26, 2005
My daughter has been in rolled for four years at silvergate. Most teacher are good. Take the time to get to know them. I would recomend one teacher per class room instead of two teachers dividing working alternet day teaching. It is to confussing for the students and teacher. one may teacher may not know what the other teacher had told or said to a student. Not good for the student or child. The princple is great if there is a problem bring to her attention, and she will take action. Over all the school is great the parents are really involed great web site.

- submitted by a parent
March 03, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
October 27, 2003
Amazing amount of parent involvement. Great equipment and facilities for a broad learning experience.

- submitted by a parent
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Silver Gate Elementary School
1499 Venice Street, San Diego, CA  92107
(619) 222-1139
Last modified Silver Gate Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-4. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Silver Gate Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 26 reviews. Top