School Details

Tiffany (Burton C.) Elementary School

1691 Elmhurst Street, Chula Vista, CA 91913
(619) 421-6300
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 527 students 18 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

57%
64%
56%
73%
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

65%
54%
46%
87%
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

77%
76%
65%
82%
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

74%
69%
60%
77%
76%
65%
65%
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

76%
74%
60%
68%
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

Tiffany (Burton C.) Elementary School is a public middle school in Chula Vista. The principal of Tiffany (Burton C.) Elementary School is Joel Tapia and can be contacted at joel.tapia@cvesd.org. 527 children attend Tiffany (Burton C.) Elementary School and identify primarily as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 19% of the Tiffany (Burton C.) Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 36% of the 527 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Tiffany (Burton C.) Elementary School is 18:1. Bonita Vista Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 57% 65%
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 4%
Multiracial 2% %
Asian 2% 2%
White, non-Hispanic 18% 12%
Filipino 14% 10%
Unspecified 1% 5%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 0.4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.3% %
Pacific Islander 0.3% 0.6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 36% 36%
Limited English proficiency 19% 36%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Tiffany is a fantastic school with great administrative leadership. Mr. Tapia knows the kids well and interacts with them constantly. The teachers have been terrific since 1st grade. My daughter loves this school and is a happy graduate this year. The PTA on the other hand is not very friendly but that doesn't affect how awesome the staff is. I am a very committed parent who has been at Tiffany for 6 years now and love the staff. Mr. Tapia has been the most hardworking dedicated compassionate friendly and energetic principal I have ever known. Fantastic school!!!!!!

  • (1 year ago)

    I love Tiffany Elementary School especially since Mr. Tapia has taken leadership. He has given the school a new face of dedication and higher standards allowing Tiffany students and staff to rise to those standards and meeting them. I am a very proud Tiffany parent for the last 6 years. Mr. Tapia has brought an innovative outlook with Technology and it is very exciting. He is very dedicated passionate friendly and hardworking. His leadership has set a fine example for the entire school. On a minor note the PTA is not very friendly. But overall a wonderful school.

  • (1 year ago)

    My older daughter now 17 years old has always attended private schools thinking that was the best choice. I was wrong. My youngest daughter is in 4th at Tiffany and I like the school a lot. They have music and art programs you don't see in other schools. The principal knows every child by their name and is aware of their needs. The PTA is consistently working on events to bring families together. Teacher take the time to listen to your concerns.Great school.

  • (1 year ago)

    Tiffany is a great school. I am recently a 5th grader there and my brother already graduated from there. the school is a lot better now that it has our principal. i love the after school programs such as Dash YMCA and GATE

  • (1 year ago)

    Tiffany is doing a TERRIFIC job implementing the new common core curriculum. We have had numerous parent meetings and opportunities to learn more about not only the new standards but also how Tiffany will be training teachers & staff to make the transition successful. Administration is available for questions/concerns and there is plenty of choice when it comes to parent involvement. This is a great school!

  • (1 year ago)

    My family loves Tiffany. The staff is great the teachers are always approachable and willing help us in anyway they can. Tiffany has tons of activities before and after school. My boys especially love the mornings running club. Both of my kids are testing well above grade level and participated in the after school gate program last year. We are very happy Tiffany Tigers.

  • (1 year ago)

    Bullying running rampant the GATE program is just additional homework and the classrooms are not managed well. Admin is unresponsive if your child is above average. Mine tested three grade levels above his own yet he just gets more homework to shut him up or he's made to sort papers. Teachers are paid to do work my son shouldn't be doing it. He now knows more about weed inappropriate language and sex than our christian family has ever anticipated having to explain. Thanks Tiffany.

  • (2 years ago)

    Tiffany just added a teaching garden to be used by all grades. I think they were on Channel 8. They added afterschool art classes a track club before school and during lunches. Most classes are free or just a materials fee. That is what I like you don't have to pay $100 for an 8 week class. Also some new GATE art astronomy martial arts and a competitive science team. They still have DASH soccer basketball chorus and orchestra. Fun school outside of class time.

  • (2 years ago)

    Ms.Carreon (kindergarden) was the best n nicest teacher.my child was transfer there n im very thankful she had her as teacher. My kid can read n write and im confident she is ready for 1st grade. She is very well organize everytime we meet for parent/teacher. My daughter is crying and she already miss her..Also Mr. Tapia the principle is very pro active.thanks to all the staff because theyre always nice n helpful.. Best school ever

  • (3 years ago)

    I am so unbelievably impressed with our school! Excellent teachers & staff a principal Mr. Tapia who genuinely cares about our families and many opportunities for parent involvement! While attending Tiffany Elementary my son achieved a perfect score on the California Standarized Test-both on the English and math section! He also scored perfect on the district writing test! Tiffany really focuses on standards and exceeding grade-level proficiencies. With all those academincs it's amazing that Tiffany offers so many fun and specialized classes before and after school. My child is an active participant in many incredible Tiffany School Programs such as the school chorus science field day "master baker" cooking class video creation & editing for entry in the IVIE Awards competition and even geocashing after school on Fridays! We feel so lucky to attend this school where our kids really are the focus!

  • (5 years ago)

    A wonderful school. All teachers take pride in there classrooms and it shows in their students work. They are a great staff and teachers!

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter currently attends Tiffany Elementary and I am very satisfied with the school. She is the third generation attending this elementary.

  • (5 years ago)

    Love this school! Great academics! We transfered from a neighborhood school and are very pleased. Parents are involved & teachers are challenging. Students attend weekly music & computer classes with specialized teachers. They also have lunchtime & after school sports leagues.

  • (5 years ago)

    The office staff the support staff the teachers and the Principal are all committed to the students. Our children have progressed and advanced academically. The music program is outstanding the athletic program is great and the academic program excellent. We just lucked out moving into this area and had Tiffany as our neighborhood school.

  • (5 years ago)

    Commitment of faculty & student success

  • (6 years ago)

    We transferred our children from a San Diego City School District campus to Tiffany. My kids like their new school and so far we're pleased with what we see and hear from our kids with respect to the education they're receiving the new friends they've made. However we feel the parent and parent/school organizations can be a little better with communication especially for new families to Tiffany. We'd like to hear more about SSC Governance and PTA. Is there a Gate/Seminar committee specific to Tiffany. The school website should include links to these organizations or at least provide information about them.

  • (6 years ago)

    I switched my kids from private to public and landed at Tiffany's. We are so happy about the move that now we think we threw away money for years. Great move and will recommend it to anyone. Awesome staff teachers and personnel. Everyhting about the school is perfect. Thank you guys!!

  • (7 years ago)

    I was hesitant to send my children to public school and consequently didn't send my son to Kindergarten at Tiffany. After visiting 6 different public and private schools I was pleased to decide that our neighborhood public school was actually the best choice for our family. The principal is highly accessible. The PTA is active without being pushy. The Tiffany Campout Carnival and Father Daughter activities are favorites. The reading programs are fantastic and the music programs are unique to Tiffany. The 1st 3rd and 4th grade teaching teams are particularly great.

  • (7 years ago)

    I have two kids that attend Tiffany Elementary and I think it's a fantastic learning environment with a caring staff. We were so nervous initially about sending our children to public school because we feared they would not receive individual attention but we couldn't have been more wrong! It is a wonderful school.

  • (7 years ago)

    Both my kids have attended Tiffany. K-6 All the years was a wonderful experience. The teachers and staff are excellent. Communication is a great factor as well. I myself is a graduating Tiffany Tigers 1977 the 2nd 6th grade graduating class. My brother was the 1st 6th grade graduating class. We both still have fond memories of Tiffany and Mr. Burton himself.

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