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About This School

Cubberley Elementary School is a public elementary school in San Diego. The principal of Cubberley Elementary School is Rosemary Cruz, whose e-mail is rcruz1@sandi.net. 235 students go to Cubberley Elementary School and are mostly Filipino; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 25% of the Cubberley Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 72% of the 235 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Cubberley Elementary School is 14:1. St. Columba Catholic School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
  • Sports

    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Football
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Tennis
    • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Filipino 4% 7%
Hispanic 36% 44%
White, non-Hispanic 26% 25%
Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 2% 129055%
Asian 14% 9%
Black, non-Hispanic 12% 13%
Multiracial 10% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.5%
Unspecified 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 72% 63%
Limited English proficiency 25% 29%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    Cubberley is a GREAT school. Every child know every other child from kinder up to fifth grade. Everyone (teachers staff students and parents) is supportive. I have two students at Cubberley and both are excelling and performing at above grade level. I highly recommend this school.

  • (11 months ago)

    My School gets 5 stars because the Principal and teachers provide an encouraging and loving environment that focuses on Science Technology Arts and Mathematics! The different cultures of the students add to the social learning available to all who attend. My kids are getting a well-rounded education here.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is the best school that you can find in California and this school is so good it's the best you can find.

  • (1 year ago)

    My child started third grade at Cubberly this year. I am impressed with his quality of education the experienced educators the warm and efficient staff and the approachable and effective principal Ms. Cruz. The after school program Prime Time is top notch and my child never wants to leave because he's having so much fun with his friends and his homework is done! It is a small school with a physical education program art teacher Lego club and counseling center. My child and I have been exceptionally happy at Cubberly.

  • (4 years ago)

    Both of my children attend Cubberley. One is in the 5th grade and the other is in the 4th grade. Both have attended since kindergarten. The office staff is friendly and well informed. The teachers seem to love what they do and the principal takes a genuine interest in the needs of the children. Sadly because the school is small it has been unfairly effected buy California's budget crisis. I love the fact that it is a small neighborhood school where I recognize most of the other parents and all of the staff.

  • (6 years ago)

    My oldest daughter went to Cubberley from K-5th and my youngest is in 5th grade and has been there since Kindergarten. All the teachers my girls have had have been awesome. Extremely involved. The current principal is just great. She knows all the kids by name. My only problem is the school starts way too early. All other schools in the area start no earlier than 8 am.

  • (6 years ago)

    cubberley is a great school.my daughter has been going there for about 6 years and she loves it soooo much. the principal is always involed.I would recamend this school

  • (6 years ago)

    We've had two children in this school one of whom is now an adult. Our experiences have been extremely positive. The faculty is concerned and engaged and the atmosphere promotes learning and social responsibility. Cubberley gets two thumbs up from me.

  • (6 years ago)

    I find that Cubberley is a very negative atmosphere with teachers who like their job but are frustrated with othr policies or personal problems our principal is nice but ineffective and the PTO is an absolute joke. I'd never recommend it to anyone.

  • (6 years ago)

    Cubberley has been a great school for my Daughter however school hours are too early. Ms. Friess was my daughter's kindergarten teacher an she was amazingly interested in my daughter's learning!

  • (6 years ago)

    Cubberley's teachers and faculty lack the ability to cope with our children nowadays. The school does not allow parents to sporadically check on students in the class when a problem could be occurring.

  • (7 years ago)

    Cubberley is awesome! My son started this school in 2004. The teachers and faculty are great. Mrs. Cruz is an excellent principal. She knows all the students names. You can even find her out and about during the lunch hour conversing with the kids. ASB and PTO have plenty of fun activities for the school. My children are in the 6 to 6 program which is great. I am very confident that my children are safe when they are dropped off in the mornings. Bottom line. This is a great school!

  • (7 years ago)

    Cubberley is a great school! I have been a parent of a cubberley student since 2000-01 school year. In that time we have had 2 principals. When we first came to cubberley there was nothing for the kids to really do. Everything was academics academics and more academics. Kids were not allowed to have fun. In fact having fun was frowned upon. In the past year we have added the associated student body which is getting the students more involved in the school. Yes I will agree that there is a lot of homework for the kids to do however they are at school to learn. Go any where else in the district or any other district and the amount of homework will be the same if not more. My youngest is now in 3rd grade. We have 2 more years here and I am looking forward to them.

  • (7 years ago)

    I agree that they are way too hard on the kids with this workload. My daughter started in kindy and now 1st grade and she's totally overwhelmed. As a working parent it's hard for me to keep up as well along with everything else fundraisers etc....I feel like this is too much for a 6 year old and don't understand why it's so hard core. I'm thinking of changing schools come next semester. Learning is great but stressing out a young child is not right.

  • (7 years ago)

    My child just started and I'm not at all impressed with this school. They push the kids to hard. My child hates it! And I do not blame her!

  • (9 years ago)

    Wonderful school! The teachers and staff are very friendly and the curriculum is great. My son only attended 5th grade here but enjoyed it very much.

  • (9 years ago)

    I think Cubberley is a great school. They really promote reading and math. Most of the teachers there are great and are very good with the students. The school is clean and they watch over the children well.

  • (9 years ago)

    This is an excellent school. We moved from out of state and this school was much more advanced than previous school. Teachers really take time to make sure children understand. We really love Cubberley

  • (9 years ago)

    Principal is involved and visible at school at tall times. Very cosmopolitan school. My Daughter is struggling with volume of homework though.

  • (9 years ago)

    As a new resident in this school district I am impressed with the Principals evident involvement in the school and her interest in the students. My daughter's teacher is very approachable and personable and manages to control her large class easily.

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