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Wolf Canyon Elementary is among Chula Vista's most-improved public elementary schools

Wolf Canyon Elementary is among Chula Vista's most-improved public elementary schools
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By Hoodline - Published on August 27, 2019.

How strong are the public elementary schools in Chula Vista?

With a fresh school year kicking off, we analyzed newly released data from Niche.com — which include comprehensive report cards, rankings and reviews — to identify those schools that made the biggest strides last year and those that lead their peers.

Wolf Canyon Elementary School's overall rating improved the most among similar schools in Chula Vista, rising from an A- to an A, according to data from Niche.

For the 2019-2020 school year, the school, located at 1950 Wolf Canyon Loop, enrolls 917 students. Wolf Canyon Elementary School serves a diverse population: 36% of students identify as Asian, 33% identify as Hispanic and 14% identify as white. Niche graded the school an A- for academics (on an A-D scale).

The overall ranking comes from Niche's proprietary algorithms. A school's ranking might change due to many factors, including the relative rankings of similar schools and whether a school gained or lost peers due to openings or closings. Other numbers come from current public data from the U.S. government.

Academically, 69% of Wolf Canyon Elementary School's students scored as proficient or above in math, and 78% did so in reading. That's compared to city averages of 49% in math and 61% in reading.

It's not the only school that's climbed Niche's rankings this year. Burton C. Tiffany Elementary School saw its overall rating improve from a B+ to an A-. The school is located at 1691 Elmhurst St. and is a bit smaller, currently serving 520 students, of whom 58% identify as Hispanic, 19% identify as white and 13% identify as Asian.

Niche graded Burton C. Tiffany Elementary School a B+ for academics on an A-D scale. The school's latest math proficiency was at 49%, and reading proficiency was 67%.

Loma Verde Elementary School also saw improvement in its overall rating, from B to B+. The school is located at 1450 Loma Lane and has 477 students currently enrolled, of whom 84% identify as Hispanic.

Niche graded Loma Verde Elementary School a B+ for academics on an A-D scale. Its latest math proficiency was at 48%, and reading proficiency was 59%. The school's improved overall grade is notable in that it serves a less-affluent population, with 76% of students qualifying for free or reduced lunch, 23% more than the city average.

While some public elementary schools in Chula Vista are moving up the ranks, others are consistently top-rated overall, including:

  • Anne & William Hedenkamp Elementary School, with an overall rating of A-.
  • Camarena Elementary, with an A- rating overall.
  • Salt Creek Elementary School, rated A- overall.

Want more of the latest intel on Chula Vista schools? Hoodline also analyzed the latest Niche ratings for the city's public high schools.


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