School Details

Crown Point Jr Music Academy

4033 Ingraham Street, San Diego, CA 92109
(858) 273-9830
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-5 402 students 12 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

61%
67%
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71%
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
  • San Diego Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

71%
59%
46%
95%
76%
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
  • San Diego Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

80%
76%
65%
96%
80%
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
  • San Diego Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

78%
72%
60%
86%
72%
65%
83%
72%
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
  • San Diego Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Crown Point Jr Music Academy is a public elementary school in San Diego. The principal of Crown Point Jr Music Academy is Muriel Bartolini, who can be contacted at mbartolini@sandi.net. 402 students go to Crown Point Jr Music Academy and identify primarily as Hispanic; Multiracial; and Black, non-Hispanic. 28% of the Crown Point Jr Music Academy students are "limited in English proficiency." 65% of the 402 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Crown Point Jr Music Academy is 12:1. Bayview Terrace Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 53% 44%
Multiracial 5% %
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 13%
Asian 4% 9%
White, non-Hispanic 32% 25%
Filipino 1% 7%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 0.5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.6% %
Pacific Islander 0.6% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% %
Unspecified 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 65% 63%
Limited English proficiency 28% 29%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 months ago)

    My daughter thrived at this school. There was no library or physcial education. Unfortunatley. But she loved the music and art. Only had 1 questionable teacher out of the 3 and that person is no longer there. Very happy with the 4th/5th grade combo class.

  • (5 months ago)

    I am a CPJMA parent who learned how to play the violin with one of my daughters in Kindergarten. My husband learned how to play it with the older one. Now we can proudly say that they play better than us. Teachers have a lot of experience and they have played an important role in the academic aspect and life of my children. The custodian is the best always making sure teachers parents and students have everything they need and that the school is safe and clean. You can feel a friendly atmosphere as soon as you enter our school when you see parents volunteering even before school rings in the running club every morning helping teachers in the classrooms during school hours learning violin with their children attending parent classes with teachers from the Ballard Parent Center planning events in PTO meetings getting involved in ELAC meetings coffee with the principal volunteering in the music club afterschool etc. My children go happy to school every day and I have found a wonderful parent community in it. We are a great school!

  • (5 months ago)

    I am a student at Crown Point Jr. Music Academy. I have been here since preschool and I feel that this school has been a great experience for me. With programs like the Susuki violin and clubs such as recorder club dance club music club choir and music memory our school has been like a second home to me. I have played violin for 5 years I play recorder and enjoy our weekly music class. We have a great staff that work hard to make this school a great place.CPJMA is a fun safe place . Our school recently started ASB otherwise known as Associated Student Body I am part of it and have found it a great learning experience. Every single teacher works hard to teach and every day we learn somthing new. If you are looking for a fun safe learning enviorment then this is the place!! This is a GREAT school with a GREAT staff GREAT teachers and a GREAT principal!!!

  • (5 months ago)

    I'm a CPJMA parent who learned violin with one of our two daughters. My husband learned to play it with the older one. We can know proudly say that they play better than us. I love the teachers and all the staff who work here. All of them do a great team. Our custodian is the best he makes sure that teachers parents and students have everything they need and that the school always is safe and clean. As soon as you enter our school you can feel a friendly atmosphere as you see parents volunteering even before the school rings in the running club every morning in the classrooms during school hours learning violin with their children participating in parent classes from the Ballard Parent University planning events in PTO meetings or getting involved with ELAC coffee with the principal etc.. Our afterschool programs are great and each day there are more ideas and parents involved to do this school even better!

  • (6 months ago)

    Principal works hard BSS works hard teachers work hard office staff works hard PTO works hard. Students learn. This is a great school

  • (7 months ago)

    I love this school! The teachers are wonderful and the office staff is very friendly helpful and professional. The criticism of Mrs. Bartolini is not fair. If anyone has a complaint about class size they should complain to the school board and not blame her. I am particularly excited about the Suzuki Violin program. We are so fortunate to have Mr. Luchs as our teacher. My Kindergarten daughter will be starting instruction after the Thanksgiving Holiday. This is after two months of parent instruction. A few months ago I couldn't imagine that I would be playing violin but I can actually play! Parent participation is required for 1st year K 1 and 2 students. 3d 4th and 5th grade violin students do not require parent participation but parents are always welcome and encouraged to come to class. When you come visit our wonderful school you will sense a family atmosphere. There is no other school like it.

  • (7 months ago)

    This school has gone about as low as possible. The new PTO President is as rude as they come the Principal is overfilling classrooms severely. There is very little supervision during lunch and recess to the point of students getting injured by things that could be prevented had there been more supervision. My daughters friend is a special needs student and she got hit in the face by a basketball Being used for four square. That is against the rules that were sent home! Had there maybe been one more person on the playground supervising that may not have happened. One girl who is supervising doesn't do a thing. She just stands around. Her work is so sloppy one of the ladies in the office has to help with buses now because the other lady is too slow! So when the office worker goes to buses there's one worker for the office FULL of parents!! I'm fed up and I too will be calling the Quality Assurance office.There is a whole group of us making a call to Quality Assurance of we don't see some changes soon. Hopefully that starts with more supervision smaller class sizes and a stern talking to the PTO President so she won't be as rude to families and volunteers.

  • (7 months ago)

    New Principal is unprofessional and a disappointment. Lacks communication skills and many parents left this school year because of her.

  • (8 months ago)

    Unless you actually work at an elementary school and know the hard work that goes on in the beginning of the school year then please do not post any negative comments. Office staff has only 2 weeks to prepare for the school year. Teachers return a week before school starts but come in on their vacation time to set up their classrooms!! And not to mention there are only 2 staff members in the office working their butts off to get all the students in class rosters preparing for the Back to School event making sure the school is nice and neat and follow up on hundreds of email and district work that comes in over the summer! I know because I'm on the PTO and I see the all the work they have to do to prepare for the opening of a new school year. They are always looking for volunteers to help make each year successful and run a lot smoother. Step up and volunteer! THIS SCHOOL IS THE BEST SCHOOL MY DAUGHTER HAS EVER BEEN AT. GREAT STAFF GREAT LEADER GREAT TEACHERS AND A GREAT STRONG PTO.

  • (10 months ago)

    UPDATE to my Aug 22 review. I have decided to change my rating of this school to one star due to numerous issues we personally had with the organization and administration upon the start of the school year. In short assumptions were made about our status (i.e. "we thought you transferred") even though we had filled out all the proper paperwork last spring. Our kids were not assigned a class on Back to School night. We had to fight to get a class assignment then within the first 3 days of school found it all both class assignments were wrong. Class sizes exceed the state requirements. We have contacted the Quality Assurance office about our concerns. Please note this rating has nothing to do with the teachers our kids have had this year just the management and administration.

  • (10 months ago)

    This used to be an amazing little school with dedicated parents and a strong principle but ever since Muriel Bartolini came along there is tension amongst the staff and nearly every family that worked tirelessly for this school has gone elsewhere. We used to have a strong PTO/PTA but with Muriel in charge parents efforts there are ignored and Muriel really only cares for her own agenda. I moved my daughter to Kate Sessions after being with CPJMA since she was in preschool. Last year my daughter's classroom had many children with extreme behavioral issues and I voiced my concern many times for additional classroom support. Muriel sat with me in face-to-face meetings told me she would provide the support and never did. Then as an attempt to punish the children misbehaving (I believe it was the negative school environment causing many of the behaviors) my daughter's entire class was banned from end of year field trips. My daughter won awards that year why should she have missed field trips? I met with Muriel again and she said all the children would absolutely go on the field trips and she agreed with me. But then when the time came to go our kids missed out. Avoid this school.

  • (10 months ago)

    If you're someone who expects friendly office staff a principle with strong leadership skills who is an effective communicator and a school that supports your child's education and developmental needs LOOK ELSEWHERE! My daughter has a medical condition which requires her to use the bathroom at least every two hours during the school day. I spoke with the principle and her teachers about the matter I even received an email response from Mrs. Bartolini herself stating that everyone understood and that my daughter would always be able to use the bathroom as often as she needed. I can't express how many times my child came home from school wet with stories about how the teachers would flat out tell her no she couldn't use the bathroom. After speaking with Mrs. Bartolini and being assured that my daughter's medical issues would be swept under the rug my daughter came home and told me the music teachers told her no she couldn't use the bathroom and stated "If you needed to go so bad you should have went at recess." My poor child! She came home so many times in tears because no one would let her use the restroom. I feel bad for all of the children at CPJMA thank god we left!

  • (10 months ago)

    Crown Point Jr. Music Academy is a wonderful neighborhood school with excellence teachers and parents. There are many great things going on at this school especially this past year with our new principal Ms. Bartolini. She has done so many amazing things to beautifying the school. We strongly recommend this school to any family that wants their children to have a strong academic and music exposure.

  • (10 months ago)

    CPJMA is a great school!!! Plus what other school provides so many after school music and dance programs for FREE. Nothing in this world is ever perfect but the staff works really hard to do the best they can with what they got. Schools aren't the same as they were before with all the many changes that happen each year and so much funding being taken away from schools. More than ever this next school year is one where teachers staff students and parents need to UNITE. Join their PTO and make a difference!

  • (10 months ago)

    Love love this school. It went from a school that was going to be closed because of enrollment to a booming music academy. I have had the opportunity to volunteer/substitute here. The parents/staff and administration has been more that helpful. They are always warm and friendly. If you need anything just go to the office and the administration will do what it can to get it for you or help you. Such a wonderful neighborhood school and a music academy too

  • (11 months ago)

    This past school year has seen CPJMA go from being a super school to being a below average school. Although we were spoiled by the effectiveness of our previous principal I think that the community was ready to embrace a new principal who shared our goals for the school. Unfortunately the present principal does not listen to the parents or the teachers and doesn't seem to want suggestions or seem to care about this alienation. At the beginning we thought she was just making mistakes because she was a brand new principal. But as the year went on things got worse instead of better. She's lost what had become a strong PTA; she doesn't have the support of teachers; students don't seem to bond with her. Hopefully if she comes back to CPJMA in the fall her superiors will have helped her with her poor leadership and communication skills. If things remain the same as at the end of the year this is not a school I would recommend for any new child---enroll in surrounding schools. CPJMA and the current principal are just not a good fit. Let's get the school back to the great school it was! Teachers are the same parents are the same just need a new leader.

  • (1 year ago)

    The worse nightmare for a parent with a special needs child. The school does not have the appropriate resources to provide the services outlined in each child's IEP. The classrooms became chaotic and children with special needs began to exhibit behavioral issues. My son has both ADHD and Autism. Upon asking for a review the school admitted that my child had "fallen through the cracks" and had not received the services he was entitled to. I hired a Special Education Advocate to review my son's case. Over 200 hours of services were missing from the records. He had not received the special education support he needed in the classroom to succeed academically. His evaluation in May (done by school) confirmed it. All we received was an apology from the principal and a promise that "next year they would do better". She explained that the two Special Education case workers assigned to her school were retiring this year and "unfortunately they no longer had their heart in it". Like my son many other children were affected. Unfortunately many have no idea or don't know how to request their children's records. I am hoping this will motivated parents to take action.

  • (1 year ago)

    As a parent I'm very happy with this school. The teachers are incredible. They care about the kids and hold high expectations. The multiple music programs are amazing and are something most other public schools don't have. I also love the community feel and the friendliness of the other parents and teachers. I would recommend this school to all!

  • (1 year ago)

    In my short time having my child enrolled I have come to expect nothing but the highest expections for this school. Time and time again I am impressed with the involvement by the principal and the teachers involved I find not only will my child's teacher make him a better student but make him a better person for being enrolled.

  • (1 year ago)

    The test scores and the teachers are great. Even better is school's use of the Orff approach to education and its Suzuki violin program. The school has many great after-school programs including a rock band choral group and dance but for me everything radiates from its Suzuki violin instruction which for those that choose to participate occurs during normal school hours. The Suzuki program encourages a high level of parental support that trickles down into everything that goes on at CPJMA from test scores to homework to student self-esteem and school spirit. I love this school and could not imagine sending my children anywhere else.

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