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Vista Grande Elementary School

Public | K-5 | 400 students

Our School offers an excellent education and enhanced science and art.

 
 
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4 stars

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2011:
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Posted June 22, 2014

Vista Grande is a great school and I am happy to have my kids there. The principal is very engaging and incredibly helpful. The Kinder, 1st, and 2nd grade teachers my children had were all above par. Parent volunteers are welcomed! VG also offers programs like Fine Artists, Running Club, and Summer Reading. They also have a end of year school fair with a talent show. This is a great school! I'm very happy with it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2014

Being military it's hard to find a place that feels like home....my son attended Kindergarten and I couldn't be more happier with the choice of picking Vista Grande! Love the teachers, staff, field trips and the involvement they do with the parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 17, 2011

My two daughters attend Vista Grande and am so glad we made the change. They have had teachers that challenge their potential and it's amazing to see them excel. They love all the teachers they've had and always come home talking about something they've learned or talked about in class especially science. Great, great school overall with the programs they have and involvement of many volunteers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2011

Vista Grande stands above other schools in a multitude of ways. They are a California Distinguished School, a Title 1 Achievement School, and were placed on the California for Business Excellence Honor Roll. They are closing achievement gaps in all areas. But Vista Grande is not all about test scores. They offer extracurricular activities through History Day, Science Field Day, and Project Citizen. The History Day program at Vista Grande has earned MORE awards than any other elementary school in California and the mentor teacher was honored as the California State History Teacher of the Year. Project Citizen successfully lobbied to change the lunch trays to a more environmentally friendly and biodegradable material. If your child is struggling in academics, Vista Grande does not leave them out! Instead, students participate in a variety of special academic assistance programs with specialized staff to make sure that they receive the extra help they need. The teachers, administration, and staff go the extra mile to individually tailor your child's academic experience to highlight their strengths and address their weaknesses; in both an academic and emotional capacity.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2011

My two sons are in this school and we are very pleased with the teachers, the activities offered, the parent involvement. My boys always tell me how they liked their school and their teachers as well. Great school overall.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2010

I am the parent of two children who attend Vista Grande Elementary School. The principal and front office staff go the extra mile to ensure that children and parents receive the time and attention they need. Most of the teachers are very dedicated and committed to giving their best to our children, despite the never ending budget cuts. It has the feel of a private school, in that the sheer size of the school allows children to be known by name and recognized for their uniqueness. There are many opportunities for parents to be involved and children to express creative ideas. Our new principal brings a positive "can do" attitude with a child centered approach. Vista Grande is an excellent school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2009

Vista Grande is an outstanding school. The school offers all GATE-certified teachers 3rd and up, a Science Lab, Running Club, participation in Science Field Day and History Day, Family Science Night/Star Party, a computer lab, Fine Artists program, Country Fair, Spaghetti Dinner (served by teachers), and many other opportunities for academic and social growth. Vista Grande has an outstanding resource staff, if your child is in need of special education services, but the school also has many opportunities for gifted and high-performing students. With the district focusing on budgetary problems, increasing class size, and a barrage of testing to satisfy state requirements, the teachers remain dedicated and enthusiastic about academic rigor and social-emotional development of each child. In addition, VG has a new principal who has innovative ideas and puts children first. I am very happy with my children attending Vista Grande.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2009

This is a great school full of dedicated teachers. We have had a great experience and I say don't waste your time trying to get into other schools in the area. This school stands out. It is smaller because everyone thinks Kumeyaay is so great and don't give Vista Grande a thought. Works out great and keeps class size down too!! All the teachers at this school have been there over 10 years (most anyway) and it shows. They are a small school and that makes for more one on one attention. A great school through and through!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2009

We have had an excellent experience at this school. My son enjoys the art and running programs. His second grade teacher is phenomenal and has given so much of her own time to make sure her class is recieving quality education. The only reason I give it 4 stars is that with his first grade teacher, who retired, I didn't see any improvements. This year has far made up for it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2009

My child spent Kinder through 2nd grade here because it's our boundry school. I was impressed with the teachers and felt they were very aware of my childs unique learning style. As it turns out, my child was identified as GATE seminar and we decided to enroll her in a school that offered that program. The library is beautiful, my child got to use the computer lab quite a bit. The front office staf is very friendly too. My only hesetation was that the principal implied that he didn't believe in gifted education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2008

Everyone raves about Vista Grande, but to me it has little to be desired. Unless your child is an outstanding student don't expect them to go the extra mile. The only time they will is if there is a severe learning issue and even then it takes up to a year to get any kind of help. The principal has no spine. If you plan on staying in the area I really recomend Kumeyey elemen. They are the best. Don't waste your time here!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2007

The school's environment is safe and welcoming. The teachers are proactive about approaching the individual needs of each student. I volunteer in my son's 1st grade class weekly and it is clear that each student is being approached differently, from diferent homework assignments to additional classroom responsibilities to one-on-one tutoring. My son received his IEP this year and I was blown away by the IEP team. They offered us many more services than expected and were way ahead of schedule actively soliticing the school district for a one-on-one aid for my son--I felt this was needed, but they'd already started the battle before I brought it up. The diversity is wonderful. The kids who are choiced-in have parents who really want their kids here and it shows in their kid's performance. Mr. Richmond knows the kids names and works hard to keep the atmosphere at the school positive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2006

Vista Grande has been a good school for my son. He is in the non-severe special ed. program. He has come so far in the 3 years he's been there. The teachers are great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2006

I have had children at Vista Grande for over 10 years (3 kids), and I have never had a complaint. It is a great school. The PTA provides many extra programs. My children all love going to school, and I feel it is because of this school. The art program is fantastic. We do have bussed kids, but it is not a bad thing...people from all over SD want their kids to go here, because they know it is good. It also makes the school more diverse..something I appreciate and enjoy. This diversity is something that is lacking in the other schools in this area. The teachers and staff are great and have the best interest of the children in mind. We would recommend this school to anyone!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2006

Good Stats. Very high parent involement. Good environment, friendly and helpful teachers communicate well with parents. Fine Artists program is great for the students to learn basic art skills. A good challeging place for good readers, to become even better. Overall a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2006

The teachers are overwhelmed by the especially spirited children. If your kid isn't an independent learner with zero behavioral problems I would try to steer clear of Vista Grande.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2006

Really great school - very diverse and high quality teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2006

More then half of the students are bussed or 'choiced' in, so don't count neighborhood as a factor in chosing this school. Teachers subscribe to the theory of 'no student left behind' so if yours is the brightest they will be neglected until others catch up. Teachers are gone to meetings and seminars all the time so you get to know the substitutes very well. Parents run the school; teachers are aware of this and step out of the way. Principal, Alan Richmond, rarely stands in the way. There is a new superintendant and so far we have seen nothing from him, good or bad. The gate program is on par with the regular program at neighboring Kumeyaay Elementary. We're leaving Vista Grande ASAP!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2005

The leasership in this school is great. Parent involvement is awsome. My children love the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2004

My family and I are so fortunate to have our child attend this school. It's not only beautiful, but the teachers are top-notch, and extremely qualified. I have nothing to say but GREAT things about this school. My son was supposed to attend another school near my house which was horrible, so my prayers came true when they called to let him attend. You WON'T be disappointed--guaranteed!
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

896

Change from
2012 to 2013

-12

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

9 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

10 / 10


API Growth scores over time

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This school's
API score

896

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Change from
2012 to 2013

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API Statewide Rank
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9 / 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)

10 / 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 56% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
72%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

77 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
81%
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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
63%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
92%

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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
84%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
83%
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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
76%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

60 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
84%

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

All Students69%
Females74%
Males66%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)87%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability75%
English learner54%
Fluent-English proficient and English only72%
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)64%
Parent education - college graduate74%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate88%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students77%
Females70%
Males80%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino65%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)90%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability84%
English learner69%
Fluent-English proficient and English only78%
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)68%
Parent education - college graduate84%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate88%
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 Students64%
Females71%
Males60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino47%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability66%
English learner47%
Fluent-English proficient and English only70%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented74%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)65%
Parent education - college graduate71%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students86%
Females86%
Males88%
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)83%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability86%
English learner80%
Fluent-English proficient and English only89%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented91%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)91%
Parent education - college graduate87%
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 Students89%
Females94%
Males83%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino73%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)100%
Economically disadvantaged81%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability94%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only92%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented91%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)89%
Parent education - college graduate100%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate93%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students91%
Females85%
Males100%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino88%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)89%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability94%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only92%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented95%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)84%
Parent education - college graduate89%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate100%
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%
Females84%
Males79%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino76%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Not economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability87%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only86%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)84%
Parent education - college graduate82%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate92%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students87%
Females84%
Males89%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino90%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability89%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only85%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)84%
Parent education - college graduate88%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate85%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students87%
Females88%
Males86%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino86%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)91%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability91%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only88%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)95%
Parent education - college graduate82%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate85%
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
White 40%
Hispanic 30%
Two or more races 12%
Black 10%
Asian 5%
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 42%N/AN/A
English language learners 12%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 Music teacher(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Foreign languages spoken by school staff Spanish
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • California Distinguished School (2010)
  • Title 1 Academic Achievement Award (2011)
  • California Business Award (2011)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Cognitive disability
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Science
  • Technology
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Science lab
Clubs
  • Science club

Arts & music

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Arts (all)
Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

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
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:40 am
School end time
  • 2:05 am
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
  • Mary Calcagno
Gender
  • Coed
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (858) 569-7647

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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

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  • Arts (all)
  • Science
  • Technology
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Cognitive disability
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • None
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
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Music teacher(s)
Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Remediation
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
  • VEEP
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Internet access
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Parent center
  • Playground
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Kickball
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Kickball
  • Track

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Chess club
  • Science club
  • Student council/government
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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
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Monitor the playground
  • 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
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Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Deportola Middle school
Farb Middle School
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5606 Antigua Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92124
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Phone: (858) 496-8290

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