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About This School

Einstein Academy is a charter elementary school in San Diego. The principal of Einstein Academy is Jeannette Vaughn, who can be contacted at jvaughn@aeacs.org. 461 students attend Einstein Academy and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 19% of the Einstein Academy students are "limited in English proficiency." 13% of the 461 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Einstein Academy is 19:1. McGill School of Success is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • German
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Basketball
    • Cross country
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Gymnastics
    • Martial arts self defense
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Track
    • Ultimate Frisbee
    • Volleyball
    • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 7% 13%
White, non-Hispanic 64% 25%
Multiracial 5% %
Hispanic 21% 44%
Asian 2% 9%
Filipino 1% 7%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0.5%
Pacific Islander 0.4% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% 129055%
Unspecified 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 13% 63%
Limited English proficiency 19% 29%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    The instructional model is for students to spend one week in English then one in German. This has worked very well for our son's language skills and consequently he understands and speaks German quite well. However given that the kids are going back and forth between teachers and languages it is important that they have consistency in other aspects of the classroom. Unfortunately we have found that there can be a wide variation in the quality of teachers and their respective teaching styles within a cohort and consequently the kids may have a very good week in one class then a horrible one the next. Kind of like having Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde for teachers. We appreciate the focus on academics but it is our assessment that their is little effort to see the kids as unique individuals and help them find their potential. I fear that Einstein's focus on conformity and rules produces well-educated children who are unable to think for themselves. Elementary school is a place for children to learn grow and understand the world around them. Above all it must be a nurturing place. Sadly Einstein's principals and teachers seem to have forgotten this.

  • (7 months ago)

    Both of our kids have been at AEA since Kindergartner. They are now in 2d and 6th grade. AEA has so far offered our kids a strong curriculum that embraces an increasingly complex global environment for a world that requires an increasingly diverse range of skills languages and perspectives. This cannot be achieved without a team of very dedicated teachers and staff.

  • (10 months ago)

    Parents should know a few things we didn't upon entering our children into this school 1. there is no social-emotional program kids are not taught how to problem solve and show empathy. 2. there is a stoplight (colors stars etc) system used in the classrooms beginning in 1st grade; this publicly shames each child into conforming to the teacher's rules (if you get a bully teacher- and they exist here- you're in trouble) 3. The amount of homework increases ridiculously starting very young. If you're ok with the above then by all means send your child here. I give it the one star because it's in a hip neighborhood and kids do learn another language??!

  • (11 months ago)

    I have two children going to the school. One is in 5th and the other in the 7th grade. They have been at this school since Kindergarten. I feel very lucky and blessed to have found such a wonderful school. The teachers are kind and supportive the Principals are approachable and professional. The only draw back is the campus is a bit crowded now due to having to wait on the middle school campus becoming ready for the middle schoolers to move over there. I feel like my children are getting a great education. This is probably one of the best schools in San Diego County maybe even Southern California. Just my opinion.

  • (1 year ago)

    I really dislike this school. Let me just say this my son graduated kindergarten not knowing how to write his ABC's. His a very smart kid by natural talent but what he is suppose to be thought in class was obviously not implemented right or he just fell through the cracks of the system. I don't recommend this school if it wasn't because he already started here and his comfortable with the lay back atmosphere I would take him out.

  • (1 year ago)

    It really is a great school because they offer great programs like art PE music and so much more. Love the uniforms its like a Private school theme. Have 3 children attending here now and they love it struggling a little maybe its the language differences but hopefully will pull through with the help of the LOVELY TEACHERS!!!

  • (2 years ago)

    I have 2 children at this school. This is an amazingly great place. I often feel like I am treated like a client - and this is a public school! The academics and programs are outstanding. The teachers are warm and friendly. Principal Vaughn is so personable and makes time to get to know families. We have experienced the torture of the outside schools so we know this is elementary school nirvana we are experiencing at Einstein Academy.

  • (3 years ago)

    This school is amazing. Great teachers and great parent community. What I like art PE music language and uniforms! The music teacher is incredible. The energy the school has is outstanding. We are so grateful to be a part of the Einstein community!

  • (4 years ago)

    My son (2nd grade) loves to go to this school everyday.

  • (4 years ago)

    I love it because it's a great school has great teachers and staff everyone is positive and helpful has a great curriculum and my son loves it.

  • (4 years ago)

    We have a wonderful loving and caring staff my children experience du to the IB program different cultures. They are receiving a great education and on top of it will learn German What else can you ask for

  • (4 years ago)

    My grand daughter loves the school. The teachers are great and when I visit the school everyone is like family to each other.

  • (4 years ago)

    It brings happiness plus learning for our grandaughter.

  • (4 years ago)

    I think that the teachers are great and very nurturing and allow students to feel comfortable expressing themselves and they encourage independent thinkers. I also love the diversity of the school and that the students are aware and accepting of different cultures because it is discussed in the learning environment.

  • (4 years ago)

    I love the caliber of teachers and quality of teaching; I love that my son is being exposed to different cultures and languages; I love that my son is being taught to be a good global citizen; I love how involved the parents are I love that my child is surrounded by other children of like minds

  • (4 years ago)

    Best teachers in San Diego County...more dedicated than any teachers I have ever known

  • (4 years ago)

    Great place awesome teachers!

  • (4 years ago)

    EVERYTHING-From the wonderful dedicated staff to the great parents and students. We are truely a community that works together and plays together.

  • (4 years ago)

    I have been with AEA since it's second year as a school. I especially love my teachers.

  • (4 years ago)

    Everyone really cares the teachers all go the extra mile every time!!!

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