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About This School

High Tech High Chula Vista School is a charter high school in Chula Vista. The principal of High Tech High Chula Vista School is Nikki Hinostro, whose e-mail is nhinostro@hightechhigh.org. 453 students attend High Tech High Chula Vista School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; Filipino; and Hispanic. 8% of the High Tech High Chula Vista School students are "limited in English proficiency." 33% of the 453 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at High Tech High Chula Vista School is 16:1. Calvary Christian Academy is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • Japanese
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Bicycling
    • Cross country
    • Fencing
    • Martial arts self defense
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Track
    • Ultimate Frisbee
    • Volleyball
    • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 8% %
Filipino 7% %
Hispanic 63% %
Asian 5% %
White, non-Hispanic 15% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 1.0% %
Pacific Islander 0.7% %
Unspecified 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 33%
Limited English proficiency 8%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    High tech high chula vista is no different than any other school. There is still drugs bullying ect in all grades. Do not be fooled by all the people saying its a good school it is the same as otay. Just a school with lots of windows that says it is different. Sure there are projects but to be honest not as many as you think they would have. You dont learn what you need to for college. Also high tech high is not a high tech school. You have dells that take literally 5-10 mins to start. If we were high tech we would have 2012 macs. DO NOT BUY INTO THIS SCHOOL. NOT AS GOOD AS IT SEEMS.

  • (10 months ago)

    I am currently a sophomore here at HTHCV. I would recommend it to any student. High Tech isn't just an ordinary school ! You have the skills that no other schools have. At like Otay does every student know how to use a table saw jigsaw rounder .... Project based learning is amazing and I love it ! You don't just sit around reading text books.. Plus it is a college prep school ! I know tons of students who get into great schools because we are prepared. All students eventually get out of their comfort zone and are ready to talk to huge groups of people. At high tech bullying is never tolerated and you never feel out of place. Don't ever worry about being the "weird" kid because high tech accepts everyone for who they are ! High Tech has let me take risks and get out of my comfort. High Tech makes me want to achieve and become for successful than ever. LOVE HTHCV.

  • (10 months ago)

    i graduated from this school 2 years ago. Now I am completing my prerequisites for a BA degree at a local CC. I feel like now that i am in the real world i can fairly rate this school. I feel like the HTH is nothing more that smoke and mirrors that do not prepare students for college. The POL claim to help students for public speaking skills but I now firmly believe it is just another bluff to attract investors. My first 3 semesters of college all my classes were remedial classes because I was illl prepared for college ( I had As in all my HTHCV classes). I was specially behind in math. Also don't be fooled into believing that 100% of the graduating seniors get into prestigious universities. HTH make the entire senior class apply for community college. So yes everyone get accepted into "college" ( Jr. College). Many students like any other high school get into great colleges but I was told that most universities complain about the HTH students not being "college ready". So there you have it. Don't let the high demand for this school fool you into believing HTH is out of this world. With the 1/10 rating in comparable schools?

  • (11 months ago)

    I have been a student at the High Tech community both in San Diego and here in Chula Vista for over 5 years. Now in HTHCV I am absolutely in with it it is amazing and those of you who don't believe so it is your loss. I have NEVER been bullied it is not tolerated here and that is one thing I love about it I've never felt excluded in anyway the teachers make you feel so comfortable it is a lovely environment to learn.

  • (1 year ago)

    My son for the first time since kindergarten likes school. HTE seems to be tailored for his style of learning. This gifts and interests are enhanced. What I don't like though is the attitude of the staff and some of the teachers that it is their job to teach social issues. I don't mind them reading material that promotes respect for all kinds of people but when all the 4th grade teachers were insisting on reading a book to their students that exposed these 9- 10 year olds to drug and alcohol abuse inner city violence teen pregnancy abortion and racial hatred. I begged them to not read the harsher chapters to theirs student but it seemed to fall on deaf ears. I was told the principal was more concerned that the teachers not edit the authors writing. When I urged them to make sure the parent knew what they were reading (the ones I talked to did not know) I was met with excuses. I now I need to teach my children about these issues but how and when they are ready should be my call and I don't appreciate it when the school system tries take that right from parents.

  • (2 years ago)

    High Tech School system offers a great child care service social development for child... and nothing else... Good luck if you bring your child to this school it's a fraud. Nothing but fundraisers. My rating on the school continue to disappear so I will try changing the rating to see if that is the reason why I'm thinking they don't accept negative comments for this school go figure why am I not surprised?

  • (2 years ago)

    THIS SCHOOL IS AMAZING. I am a Sophomore here and after being in an number of terrible schools I have finally found my safe haven. ABSOLUTELY no fights or drugs problems and all the upper classmen are nice to me. I haven't been bullied ONCE at this school they are very strict when it comes to bullying. The teachers here are AMAZING I love them all. I LOVE YOU HTHCV!

  • (3 years ago)

    I Love this school! The teachers and staff are so happy they enjoy their job and don't complain. The students are happy as well. The project based learning is wonderfull and the homework very meaningful not just busy work and memorization. What I like the most is the fact that the teachers get to know the students and the students know their teachers. I also like the POL (presentation of learning) they present everything learned during the semester what they like what they need to improve and their goals for the next semester and they learn to speak in public. Enrolling my son was the best decision I ever made.

  • (4 years ago)

    I am a freshman at High Tech High CV and I am blessed to be in this school. I have made lots of friends and I have discovered a new way of learning. Its all hands on and projects and to me I see that these are going to be the best high school days of my life. Even though they don't have much homework as a regular high school such as Otay Ranch Olympian Eastlake etc. They have challenging ways of learning. The reason colleges accept most of the student is because we don't just sit on a seat and memorize stuff everything is hands on and we get INVOLVED in the community and also in school. I encourage you to enter your child into High Tech High. Your child will love this high school and that it will change your childs life like it did to me.

  • (4 years ago)

    I love the method of teaching at this school. The fact that they are original and concentrate and the subjects that are most needed for college.

  • (5 years ago)

    Awesome! My Twin 15 year-olds have attended for 9th and 10th. I am so proud of them! I have and would recommend this high school to any parent or child who would like to be more prepared for the real world! I encourage anyone interested to learn more about project based learning and the benefits of this school!

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