School Details

Otay Elementary School

1651 Albany Avenue, Chula Vista, CA 91911
(619) 425-4311
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 587 students 18 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

56%
64%
56%
72%
74%
65%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Chula Vista Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

48%
54%
46%
79%
77%
66%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Chula Vista Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

67%
76%
65%
71%
81%
72%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Chula Vista Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

72%
69%
60%
74%
76%
65%
70%
65%
57%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Chula Vista Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

66%
74%
60%
64%
70%
55%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Chula Vista Elementary School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Otay Elementary School is a public middle school in San Diego. The principal of Otay Elementary School is Rosario Villareal, whose e-mail is rosario.villareal@cvesd.org. 587 students go to Otay Elementary School and identify primarily as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 70% of the Otay Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 87% of the 587 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Otay Elementary School is 18:1. Castle Park Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 93% 65%
White, non-Hispanic 3% 12%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 4%
Filipino 2% 10%
Unspecified 2% 5%
Multiracial 0.5% %
Asian 0.3% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.4%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.6%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 87% 36%
Limited English proficiency 70% 36%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 months ago)

    Great teacher's bad Receptionists if you don't get there in time they tell your baby to get out this is the second time I find my babies outside crying because the receptionist told them to get out there 6 and 7 i sometimes get there late because i work and sometimes i just can't get there in time only 5 minutes late and they can't let them stay inside until I get there ....... again this school have great teacher's but really bad receptionist they do not care about your kids.

  • (8 months ago)

    This year the bullying has gotten out of control. There is nothing to engage the children in no after school programs no art no music. Just swearing and bullying.

  • (2 years ago)

    My husband and my self went to Otay school 27 years ago and now our son attends Kinder. The school is great the teacher Ms. Todal is amazing. My son has learned to read so fast and he has gotten to be great at math. All the kids talents come out all the kids have improved in one way or another.

  • (3 years ago)

    My daughter started going here for 2nd grade and is now going to 5th. My litle one did Kinder and is going to 1st grade. I am very pleased with the teaching methods they have wondreful teachers staff and principal. The students do a lot of testing but also get medals or trophys if they get passing scores. This is an accelerated school and I enjoy my children going here. =)

  • (5 years ago)

    My son is in sixth grade and has been at Otay since he was in kindergarden. Great school Great teachers! Their curriculum is tough but they make sure every student believes that they are capable of that and more...Way to go Otay

  • (6 years ago)

    My step-daughter goes to this school and I find this to be a wonderful place for young students to learn and become successful people. The staff is great and the school has a lot of nice things going for it.

  • (6 years ago)

    My two children have attended Otay Elementary since kindergarten and I have seen a tremendous positive change and improvement in both the school and my childrens academic growth. The teachers and the principal have done an exceptional job in improving the students state scores!

  • (7 years ago)

    I am proud to be a teacher at Otay Elementary. The school is brand new and well kept. The children are high priority and are taught rigorously with high expectations and standards. It runs as a peacebuilder school allowing children to feel safe from bullies and teasing.

  • (8 years ago)

    Academic programs are not helpful enough and the pressure to meet state scores are overwhelming for tstudents when the academic programs aren't successful. The level of parent involvement is not inviting and their is poor communication with teachers. The school environment is not good my children have been affected tremendously on a daily basis were they have expressed not wanting to attend school because of students and teachers that made them feel unwelcome because of their actions towards them. This has been the first school that I have experienced that don't go by by the zero tolerance guideliness they have.

  • (9 years ago)

    I think that the school has a wonderful community of teachers. However because of the pressure to increase the test scores the teachers are focusing exlusively on test scores to the detriment of the quality of teaching. As is often true across the country there is hardly any fun in learning there -- and very little arts and extracurricular activities. I speculate that because many of the students are English language learners the school test scores are low as a result.

  • (10 years ago)

    otay is a great school. they just need to add a few more afterschool activities. the principle needs to be a little more interested in the kids and try to be around them more. the kids need to know that they have a principal who cares about them.

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