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About This School

Cesar Chavez Elementary School is a public elementary school in Norwalk. The principal of Cesar Chavez Elementary School is Robert Rayburn, whose e-mail is rrayburn@nlmusd.k12.ca.us. 479 children attend Cesar Chavez Elementary School and are mostly Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Filipino. 46% of the Cesar Chavez Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 90% of the 479 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Cesar Chavez Elementary School is 16:1. Earl E. Edmondson Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 89% 76%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 3%
Filipino 3% 3%
Multiracial 2% %
Asian 2% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 2% 12%
Pacific Islander 1.0% 0.7%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1% 20183%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.3%
Unspecified 0% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 90% 54%
Limited English proficiency 46% 23%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    I think this school needs to review on how they communicate to the parents when it comes to children eating as well as benifits to the children. The good news I see the teachers really trying to communicate with the kids.

  • (4 years ago)

    Chavez Elementary is a wonderful place for students. My daughter attended the Junior Kindergarten program and is now in Kindergarten. There are many wonderful programs such as GATE guitar lessons leveled reading program and a SMART board in every class. The school is run by a wonderful principal and very qualified teachers. I am happy to have my child at this school.

  • (5 years ago)

    my eldest daughter is a 3rd grader at chavez & Spelling Bee Champion 2 years in a row. She has always been a timid child and chavez brought out the champion in her. they are now starting new extra curricular activities such as the Girl Scouts!!!. The Principal Mr. rayburn is a God Send.

  • (6 years ago)

    My son has been a student of Chavez school since Kindergarten. He is now about to leave 5th grade and I am sad to see him go! It's been a wonderful experience. Let's just hope that the success will carry on thru Nettie Waite and beyond!

  • (7 years ago)

    My second child is attending chavez and so far I'm very happy regarding the education he is receiving. The principal mr miramontes is an excelent principal and key figure for this school's success!

  • (7 years ago)

    I wrote the review of Sept. 2003 when my 3 Grandsons attended chavez. Now it is 2006 & 2 of my Grandsons attend middle school & they are doing great. Thank you Chavez teachers for giving them the tools to accomplish this. Your test scores are great. Caesar Chavez has the greatest teachers in the district & they she be proud of themselves.

  • (7 years ago)

    I must acknowledge that with the addition of the Mr. Miramontes Chaves took a turn for the best. My 6 year old son in enrolled at Chavez and so far his K-teacher was great and his 1st grade teacher is the best. I see how much she enjoys teaching the proof is that my son looks forward to school everyday and he loves to learn. School Spirit seems to be very high these days. With the combined efforts of Student Teacher Administration and Parents there is no telling how much more our Chavez Cheetahs can improve. Go Cheetahs!

  • (8 years ago)

    My daughter has been going to this school for almost 2 years now. We were concerned when she first started there mid-way through K because the school had low ratings. But I think they must be doing something right. The principle Mr Miramontes really knows everyone and has his finger in everything going on at the school. The teachers are great and I'm happy that there are only 20 kids in her class. My BIGGEST complaint and it's HUGE is that there is no music program. Also I wish that children were taught a 2nd language. With so many Spanish speaking children it would be EASY to teach them at this age! But.. this is system wide not just this school. Other than that... I love Chavez!

  • (9 years ago)

    My child has gone to this school since kindergarden she is now in 1st grade.. my main comment is that the teachers there have really helped her with everything from dramatically improving her reading skills to spelling and math they seem to be very involved with the children there which I found to be a great relief being that we had to relocate out here from across the country.

  • (10 years ago)

    My three grandsons have been attending this school for 1 year. I am surprised that the testing scores are so low because the teachers are the best that any school could want. They are excellent.

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