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SILVERWING ELEMENTARY

Silver Wing Elementary School

Chula Vista Elementary School District

Chula Vista, CA
Grades K-6
Principal: M. Theresa Corona

ENROLLMENT: 382

Latinx
89%
Black
4%
White
2%
Other
6%
Free/ Reduced Lunch
83%
Students With Disabilities
9%
English Learners
59%

At Silver Wing Elementary, teachers in every classroom emphasize a high level of academic rigor to be attained by every student. This emphasis has been supported by school-wide efforts to help every teacher grow, learn, and succeed. While the school district is a major source of support, Silver Wing teachers have learned to support each other in developing, implementing, and refining strategies that will enable students to understand challenging concepts and master difficult skills. Silver Wing leaders emphasize how the school’s Professional Learning Community (PLC) has been a powerful tool for elevating rigor and helping teachers ensure that all students develop deep levels of understanding and mastery.  School leaders help empower teachers to lead and support each other.  As well, leaders have utilized peer observations, learning cycles, and other strategies to maximize the focus on getting all students to understand and master rigorous content.

AWARDS

2018 CA Honor Roll for Student Achievement

2014 CA Distinguished School

2014 to 2016 Physical Education program helped decrease the number of overweight students by 12.4% and obese students by 20.3%

In 2018-19, Silver Wing students took eight state assessments.  They outperformed the state of CA on six of the eight.

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