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Toler Elementary School

Public | K-5

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Situated in an urban neighborhood. The median home value is $350,500. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,440.

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2012:
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Posted June 12, 2014

My son just finished Kindergarten at Toler, and I was so impressed with his teacher. I sat in on classes, and was amazed at the resources this small public school has from technology, to community members serving as volunteers. I enrolled my son in Prime Time, and they take great care to have quality learning time, as well as recreation and crafts. I also enrolled my 3 year old at the YMCA Toler preschool. We love our experience here, the multiculturalism of the school, the teachers, and the families. Volunteerism at the school is growing too! We love it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2013

I live in the neighborhood. My children attended this school. I have heard nothing but wonderful things about the staff, Administrator, Mrs Peggy Lewis, parents and students. The neighborhood parents I speak to love this school and everyone who works at this school. If you do enroll your child/children at this school, they will get a wonderful education and have a great educational preparation for middle and high school.


Posted October 9, 2013

My daughter was here for 2 years the teacher in kinder was really nice and good, the first grade teacher Mrs S is the one I didn't like so much she said some inappropriate comments about some of the kids, and you can see that she didn't have a lot of patience, my daughter one told me that when they were taking the teacher hit the table scream and then go out for counting with her fingers I think that was totally ethic. Then one day she forgot one page of her homework at home and she was really worry, I told her it was ok. and just explained to the teacher and she was almost crying and told me that the teacher was going to be upset and that the teacher was so stress if something like this happen. If you want to talk with the principal about something that bother you, they give you an appointment and the teacher was there all the time they support more the teacher than the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2013

I researched schools throughout San Diego and was nervous about my son beginning kindergarten. After the new student orientation at Toler, I felt completely at ease. From our first day, it was obvious that every person on staff at the school is thoughtful and focused on creating a vibrant and eclectic school culture. Above all, I love the culture at Toler, which encourages collaboration, well-roundedness, and learning from the world around you. The teachers are very warm, empathetic, and patient. The school is well maintained with a fantastic library, computer lab, and garden. The homework is just enough to maintain focus and practice skills outside of the classroom, but not burden family time. In the mornings before class, the children participate in Toler Trekkers, which has been great for my energetic little one before settling into a morning of class time. The school hosts a variety of family-focused events throughout the year where students showcase their work. My only wish is that the school district had better meal plans in place. My little one wouldn't eat lunches I packed since his friends bought lunch, and I cringe thinking of the food he eats there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2013

My Son was educated in. Toler 10 years ago and he had a great education and today he is excelling in High School. 10 years after I am so happy to have my daughter attending Toler and so happy to have the same teacher who taught my son.. This school has the best teachers who are involved in laying the correct foundation in students. With limited resources due to budget cuts , still they go out of the way to make each students life better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2013

Though we were originally hesitant about switching to an unfamiliar school two years ago, we have had only the best experiences with the faculty, the principal, the childcare staff, and other parents. Our son has grown so much as a student because of the attention and care he has received at Toler. He has also been able to be involved in a variety of after-school activities of very high quality. We have learned that the bells and whistles of other schools are not as important as genuine care and good experience to achieve quality.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2013

My child has been at Toler for three years now and, as a second langage learner, has been greatly helped and encouraged by his teachers. They are devoded and open to dialogue - always- . Thank you Toler teachers and staff, we are lucky to have you in the neighborood!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2013

I visit a lot of schools & recently visited Toler. I had exactly the opposite impression from the Feb. 5 poster below. To me the students had an unusual amount of energy & enthusiasm, and the teachers were unusually engaged and caring. Some fine things are going on here.


Posted February 10, 2013

I am sorry to see the post from a parent who feels the teachers at Toler are uncaring and just working for a paycheck. As a member of that group I have not seen this at all. Teachers here put in long hours making sure they have lessons that meet the needs of all their students. Because we are a small school the staff knows the children and can greet them when they see them in the halls. Our school has posted double digit gains on the CST for the past 3 years. Unmotivated, uncaring teachers do not inspire that kind of growth. With the constant budget cuts and reductions, this staff has had to pick up the slack in order to make that growth possible. This involves more teacher time. Would the teachers described in the Feb. 5 posting be adding to their already heavy workload if this description is true? I do hope that this parent will meet with the teacher or principal and discuss their concerns. Our school is a community school - children, parents, neighborhood. Our goal is make sure everyone in that community feels that Toler is the best we all can make it.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 9, 2013

Earlier this week, I received an email notifying me that a new review had been posted about Toler on Great Schools. I was shocked and disappointed to read the message. I have been a teacher for nearly 30 years and have chosen to stay at Toler the majority of that time. This is a fine school with outstanding teachers, involved families and a capable, supportive principal. If the parent in the previous post communicated concerns (which are not specifically mentioned) to the staff or principal, they would definitely have been addressed. Last year, Toler was awarded the California Distinguished School honor which recognizes the state's most exemplary and inspiring public schools. This was earned by a dedicated group of (mostly) veteran teachers, a strong principal and committed families. I am proud to be part of this superb learning community.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 5, 2013

The teachers at this school are looking for there final years of a paycheck before retirement. They lack the love and want to teach any student. Do all us parents a favor and retire. The kids deserve better. Good Luck if your in this district cause going against one teacher is like taking on a gang of teachers who blindly follow there principals orders.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2012

We recently moved from an excellent school out of state. I was worried that our new neighborhood school would not be up to par with what I had experienced prior. But...my kids and I have never been happier with a school. The school is very well staffed, most teachers have been there for decades and some even went to school at Toler themselves. They are all very dedicated to the learning environment and give it their all every day. The extra curricular activities are extensive and well planned. The principal is amazing and gives personal attention to all children and parents. She knows every child's name and most parents. I cannot believe how welcome we felt on out first day of school. She is also very adept at putting the school's money in the right place. There is an extensive, high quality volunteer program. Both of my children are excelling at this school both academically and in extra-curricular activities. I am glad to have discovered this gem and would highly recommend it to anyone as a wonderful neighborhood school with a private feel.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2012

My daughter is a 5th grader and has attended Toler since Kindergarten. Yesterday my son had his first day in Kindergarten at Toler as well. We are so pleased with this school for it's dedication to the high academic success of all of it's students. My daughter has done very well on California Standardized Assessments and has had wonderful opportunites to grow in leadership and social awareness through this school. The Prime Time program at this site is also excellent. We are very appreciative of the quality teachers, staff and leadership at Toler, and we are so pleased that all three of our children will attain a solid education here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

My daughter is in 2nd grade and absolutely loves this school. She has learned so much and quick the teachers are very helpful too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2009

My son is in kindergarten at Toler, and I couldn't be happier. He is writing full paragraphs, and can read books designated for second graders. They also have a lot of scince exposure I wasn't expecting in kindergarten, and he will occasionally have science experiments to do as homework. The icing on the cake is there are only 15 students per class in K-2 thanks to a study Toler is in regarding lowering class sizes. This is the level I would expect in an expensive private school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2008

This was a wonderful school that has a new principal and it turn into a horrible place as of now looking for a new school desperately.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2008

Best teachers/best principal/many volunteers Great programs/Challenge children and are always getting the children to strive for excellence/classwork is taught in enjoyable ways so the child is not bored or overwhelmed .Simply put a perfect school .My child left there ready for Middle School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2008

I have three sons who attended Toler and they were very successful. The principal, teachers, staff, and parent volunteers are absolutely fabulous. I couldn't have asked for a more supportive environment for my children to to be educated. The campus is really lovely and all of the buildings are in great shape. My husband and I love attending all of the great programs and family fun nights. Our youngest child will be attending kidnergarten at Toler in the Fall. We know that she will be receiving a fantastic education at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2007

I have a first grader attending Toler Elementary and a child that just graduated from Toler. I couldn't have chosen a better school. All the teachers and staff are highly motivated to help anyway they can and the principal is incredible! Toler also has many voluteers which are made up of parents, retired teachers, and even an ex- principal. People always want to come back to Toler Elementary because of the great atmosphere and caring staff. My sixth grader loved it, my first grader loves it and I love it and absolutaly recommend Toler Elementary school to anyone wanting the best for their child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2007

This is the first year of school of my children. My son was in kindergarden and my daugther was on 4th grade. I'm very proud of them because on this school they have a high level than before. The Toler school is great. The children have the oportunity to express their own way to learn and go foward.
—Submitted by a parent


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878

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API Statewide Rank
(2012)

8 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

8 / 10


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878

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API Statewide Rank (2012)
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English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 56% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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64%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
47%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
58%
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

The state average for English Language Arts was 46% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
80%
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

The state average for English Language Arts was 65% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
56%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
58%
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

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

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

41 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
76%
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

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Females62%
Males65%
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Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino59%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
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Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
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White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged44%
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability66%
English learner42%
Fluent-English proficient and English only74%
Migrant educationn/a
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Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
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Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

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Females69%
Males73%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino64%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability71%
English learner50%
Fluent-English proficient and English only81%
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
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

English Language Arts

All Students82%
Females80%
Males84%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
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)87%
Economically disadvantaged75%
Non-economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability86%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only90%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented92%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)75%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students90%
Females95%
Males84%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino84%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)93%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Non-economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability95%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only93%
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)83%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
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

English Language Arts

All Students70%
Females67%
Males75%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino68%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability70%
English learner53%
Fluent-English proficient and English only79%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented87%
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

Math

All Students77%
Females80%
Males73%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino77%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Non-economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability80%
English learner80%
Fluent-English proficient and English only75%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented88%
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
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

English Language Arts

All Students73%
Females71%
Males75%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino61%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged61%
Non-economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability72%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only80%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented82%
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

Math

All Students49%
Females44%
Males56%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino29%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged38%
Non-economically disadvantaged75%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability49%
English learner18%
Fluent-English proficient and English only60%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented76%
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

Science

All Students60%
Females50%
Males75%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino43%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability59%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only70%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented82%
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
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
Hispanic 50%
White 35%
Two or more races 7%
Asian 3%
Black 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 57%N/AN/A
English language learners 33%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Computer specialist(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Nurse(s)
Special education coordinator
Foreign languages spoken by school staff None
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • California Distinguished School (2012)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
School facilities
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

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
  • 9:05 am
School end time
  • 3:35 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
  • Peggy Lewis
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Is there an application process?
  • No
Fax number
  • (858) 483-3832

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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

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  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

Don't understand these terms?
  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs
Languages supported by ESL/ELL programs
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • Special education coordinator
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • None
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Counseling
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
School facilities
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Tennis
Girls sports
  • Tennis

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • None
Music
  • None
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Chess club
  • Heartlight Aerobics
  • Running Club
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school does not have 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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3350 Baker Street
San Diego, CA 92117
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Phone: (858) 273-0294

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