Chula Vista Elementary School District, California

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Chula Vista Elementary School District
Chula Vista, California
Chula Vista Elementary School District seal.jpg
District Profile
Superintendent:Francisco Escobedo
Number of schools:46
Budget: $181.8 million[1]
Website:School Home Page
Board of Education
Board president:Larry Cunningham
Board members:5
Term length:4
Chula Vista Elementary School District is a school district in California that served 28,668 students during the 2012-2013 school year.[2] This district is the 40th-largest school district by enrollment in California and had an operating budget of $181.8 million for the 2011-2012 school year.[1]

About the district

Chula Vista Elementary School District is located in San Diego County, California.

Chula Vista Elementary School District is located in San Diego County, California. The county seat of San Diego County is San Diego. San Diego County is home to 3,211,252 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[3]


San Diego County outperformed the rest of California in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 34.4 percent of San Diego County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 30.5 percent for California as a whole. The median household income for San Diego County was $63,373 compared to $61,400 for the state of California. The percentage of people below poverty level for San Diego County was 13.9 percent while it was 15.3 percent for the state of California.[3]

Racial Demographics, 2013[3]
Race San Diego County (%) California (%)
White 76.6 73.5
Black or African American 5.6 6.6
American Indian and Alaska Native 1.3 1.7
Asian 11.7 14.1
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.6 0.5
Two or more race 4.2 3.7
Hispanic or Latino 32.9 38.4

Presidential Voting Pattern,
San Diego County[4][5][6][7]
Year Democratic Vote Republican Vote
2012 626,957 536,726
2008 666,581 541,032
2004 526,437 596,033
2000 437,666 475,736

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages.[8]


Francisco Escobedo is the superintendent of Chula Vista Elementary School District. He has served in this position since January 2006. Escobedo has worked as an adjunct professor for San Diego State University since January 2001 and served two years as a principal research analyst for the American Institute of Research. He also served Edison Schools as vice president from 2001 to 2006. Escobedo earned his bachelor's degree from Yale University, his master's degree from San Diego State University and his doctoral degree from University of California, San Diego and San Diego State University.[9]

School board

The Chula Vista Elementary School District Board of Education is composed of five members elected at-large to four-year terms.[10]

Chula Vista Elementary School District School Board
Member District Term Ends
Larry Cunningham At-large 2014
Glendora Tremper At-large 2016
Marissa A. Bejarano At-large 2016
Douglas Luffborough III At-large 2014
Pamela B. Smith At-large 2014

School board elections

See also: Chula Vista Elementary School District elections (2014)

Members of the Chula Vista Elementary School Board are elected to four-year terms. The general election for three seats will be held on November 4, 2014.[11] Two seats were up for election in 2012, and no seats will be up for election in 2015.

Public participation in board meetings

The school board maintains the following policy regarding public participation in board meetings, last updated in 2005:[12]

Public Participation

Members of the public are encouraged to attend Board meetings and to address the Board concerning any item on the agenda or within the Board's jurisdiction. So as not to inhibit public participation, persons attending Board meetings shall not be requested to sign in, complete a questionnaire, or otherwise provide their name or other information as a condition of attending the meeting.

In order to conduct district business in an orderly and efficient manner, the Board requires that public presentations to the Board comply with the following procedures:

1. The Board shall give members of the public an opportunity to address the Board either before or during the Board's consideration of each item of business to be discussed at regular or special meetings. (Education Code 35145.5, Government Code 54954.3)

2. At a time so designated on the agenda, members of the public may bring before the Board, at a regular meeting, matters that are not listed on the agenda. The Board may refer such a matter to the Superintendent or designee or take it under advisement, but shall not take action at that time except as allowed by law. The matter may be placed on the agenda of a subsequent meeting for action or discussion by the Board. (Education Code 35145.5, Government Code 54954.2)

3. Without taking action, Board members or District staff members may briefly respond to statements made or questions posed by the public about items not appearing on the agenda. Additionally, on their own initiative or in response to questions posed by the public, a Board or staff member may ask a question for clarification, make a brief announcement, or make a brief report on his/her own activities. Furthermore, the Board or a Board member may provide a reference to staff or other resources for factual information, ask staff to report back to the Board at a subsequent meeting concerning any matter, or take action directing staff to place the matter of business on a future agenda. (Government Code 54954.2)

4. The Board need not allow the public to speak on any item that has already been considered by a committee composed exclusively of Board members at a public meeting where the public had the opportunity to address the committee on that item. However, if the Board determines that the item has been substantially changed since the committee heard it, the Board shall provide an opportunity for the public to speak. (Government Code 54954.3)

5. A person wishing to be heard by the Board shall first be recognized by the president and shall then proceed to comment as briefly as the subject permits. Individual speakers will be allowed five minutes to address the Board on each agenda item. The Board shall limit the total time for public input on each agenda item to 20 minutes. With Board consent, the president may increase or decrease the time allowed for public presentation, depending on the topic and the number of persons wishing to be heard. The president may take a poll of speakers for or against a particular issue and may ask that additional persons speak only if they have something new to add.

6. The Board president may rule on the appropriateness of a topic. If the topic would be more suitably addressed at a later time, the president may indicate the time and place when it should be presented. The Board shall not prohibit public criticism of its policies, procedures, programs, services, acts or omissions. No oral presentation shall include charges or complaints against any employee of the Board, including the Superintendent, regardless of whether or not the employee is identified in any way. All charges or complaints against employees must comply with Board policy and regulations regarding employee notification and closed sessions of the Board. (Government Code 54954.3)

7. The Board president shall not permit any disturbance or willful interruption of Board meetings. Persistent disruption by an individual or group, shall be grounds for the chair to terminate the privilege of addressing the Board. The Board may remove disruptive individuals and order the room cleared if necessary; in this case, further Board proceedings shall concern only matters appearing on the agenda. (Government Code 54957.9) [13]


The Chula Vista Elementary School District's budget is published on the Education Data Partnership's website.[1]

Expenditures by Category
School Year Staff Expenses Student Services Operational Expenses Debt Service Other Budget Total
Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget
2009-2010 $162,273,847 84.5% $9,393,623 4.9% $20,280,871 10.6% $0 0% $164,732 0.1% $192,113,073
2010-2011 $154,471,081 86.4% $5,986,366 3.3% $18,430,626 10.3% $0 0% $(188,377) 0.1% $178,699,696
2011-2012 $153,668,572 84.5% $6,823,332 3.8% $21,580,738 11.9% $0 0% $(252,282) 0.1% $181,820,359
Averages: $156,804,500 85% $7,401,107 4% $20,097,411.67 11% $0 0% $201,797 0% $184,211,042.67

Teacher salaries

Chula Vista Elementary School District employed 1,377 K-12 teachers during the 2011-12 school year.[2] Teacher salaries are categorized based on higher education achievement, professional development and years of service. A teacher with a bachelor's degree can earn higher salaries by pursuing graduate courses with raises at credit intervals. The salary schedule also accounts for graduate degrees by providing higher starting salaries and greater potential salaries. The following table details the salary schedule negotiated between the district and the California Teachers Association for 2012-2013:[14]

Salary structure
Degree level Minimum salary ($) Maximum salary ($)
B.A. 43,557 54,875
B.A. + 15 43,557 59,432
B.A. + 30 43,557 72,686
B.A. + 45 or M.A. 43,557 77,913
B.A. + 60 or B.A. + 45 w/M.A. 46,062 82,725
B.A. + 60 w/M.A. 48,569 87,533

Schools in Chula Vista Elementary School District


Chula Vista Elementary School District served 28,668 students during the 2012-2013 school year. Chula Vista Elementary School District does not publicly archive enrollment data.[2]

District schools

Chula Vista Elementary School District operates 46 schools, which are listed below in alphabetical order:[15]

Chula Vista Elementary School District
School Name
Allen (Ella B.) Elementary
Arroyo Vista Elementary
Casillas (Joseph) Elementary
Castle Park Elementary
Chula Vista Hills Elementary
Chula Vista Learning Community Charter
Clear View
Cook (Hazel Goes) Elementary
Discovery Charter
East Lake Elementary
Feaster (Mae L.) Charter
Finney (Myrtle S.) Elementary
Halecrest Elementary
Harborside Elementary
Hedenkamp (Anne and William) Elementary
Heritage Elementary
Hilltop Drive Elementary
Juarez-Lincoln Elementary
Kellogg (Karl H.) Elementary
Lauderbach (J. Calvin) Elementary
Leonardo da Vinci Health Sciences Charter
Liberty Elementary
Loma Verde Elementary
Los Altos Elementary
Marshall (Thurgood) Elementary
McMillin (Corky) Elementary
Montgomery (John J.) Elementary
Mueller Charter
Olympic View Elementary
Otay Elementary
Palomar Elementary
Parkview Elementary
Rice (Lilian J.) Elementary
Rogers (Greg) Elementary
Rohr (Fred H.) Elementary
Rosebank Elementary
Salt Creek Elementary
Silver Wing Elementary
Sunnyside Elementary
Tiffany (Burton C.) Elementary
Valle Lindo Elementary
Valley Vista Elementary
Veterans Elementary
Vista Square Elementary
Wolf Canyon Elementary

Academic performance

California STAR program

California's Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) program, which includes the California Standards Tests (CST), the California Modified Assessment (CMA) and the California Alternate Performance Assessment (CAPA), measures the achievement of California content standards for grades two through 11. STAR results include English-language arts and mathematics in grades two through 11, science in grades five and eight through 11, and history-social science in grades eight, 10 and 11. In high school, math and science tests reflect the course in which the student is enrolled. There are four benchmarks to indicate a student's proficiency on STAR; below basic, basic, proficient and advanced. "Proficient" or "Advanced" indicates that a student is meeting or exceeding state standards, which is the desired achievement goal for all students.[16]

STAR Results, % of Proficient/Advanced Students, 2012-2013
Subject District State average
English-Language Arts 66% 55%
Mathematics 73% 50%
Science 65% 59%
History - Social Science 57% 49%

Contact information

Chula Vista Elementary School District seal.jpg
Chula Vista Elementary School District
84 East J Street
Chula Vista, CA 91910
Phone: (619) 425-9600

See also

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  9. LinkedIn, "Francisco Escobedo," accessed May 6, 2014
  10. Chula Vista Elementary Unified School District, "Board Members," accessed May 5, 2014
  11. San Diego County Elections Division, "June 3, 2014 Candidate List," accessed May 2, 2014
  12. Chula Vista Elementary School District, "Meeting Conduct," accessed May 6, 2014
  13. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  14. Chula Vista Elementary School District, "2012-13 Certificated Salary Schedule," accessed May 5, 2014
  15. Chula Vista Elementary School District, "All Schools," accessed May 6, 2014
  16. Education Data Partnership, "Student Performance - 2012-2013 Chula Vista Elementary School District," accessed May 6, 2014