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Chula Vista Elementary School District Info

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The Chula Vista Elementary School District was established in 1892. It is the largest kindergarten through grade six school district in the State of California with a population of 24,873 students housed in 39 schools. Approximately 2,560 people are employed by the District, which has a 2002-03 General Fund Budget in excess of $150 million. Since 1996 we have modernized 23 schools. The District is currently planning the construction of its 40th school. Annual studies are conducted to address the District's rapid growth and potential ways to address this challenge.

Although Chula Vista has a population of 190,949, the Chula Vista Elementary School District actually serves a diverse population beyond Chula Vista including Bonita, Sunnyside, and South San Diego. Our schools are enriched with a multicultural population comprised of 62.9 percent Latino, 19.5 percent Anglo, 7 percent Filipino, 5.0 percent African American, 3.8 percent Asian, .8 percent Pacific Islander, and .5 percent American Indian or Alaskan. The current Language Census shows that approximately 45 languages are spoken in the District and that more than one-third of our student population consists of Limited English Proficient students.

Under districtwide implementation of the Class Size Reduction Program, average teacher-to-student ratio in grades K through three is established at twenty to one. The District is proud of all its schools which include six Charter Schools and four Accelerated Schools. Family Resource Centers are located on the sites of four Chula Vista Elementary District Schools: BEACON at Vista Square, New Directions at Rice, Fair Winds at Loma Verde, and Rayo de Esperanza at Otay. These Centers offer services which include case management, counseling, emergency food, assistance with health insurance and other applications and forms, job search help, and employment internships. The District also has a Professional Development School, Model Technology Schools, Preservice Bilingual Teacher Training Center, Dual Language Acquisition Program, State-funded Preschool Programs, and Extended Day Child Care.

The District views technology as a powerful tool to magnify and enhance student learning. Installation of all local area networks is complete and filtered, E-mail addresses have been established. District and school site home pages are on line. Technology in the District augment student learning, enhances communication, and promotes staff productivity.

The Chula Vista Elementary School District provides a strong level of support to bedining and experienced Teachers through the Chula Vista Assitance Team, Begining Teacher Support and Assistance, and Peer Assistance and Review.

Chula Vista Elementary School District is a publicly funded organization
Enrollment: 24873
No. of Schools: 39

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