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Maryland Elementary School is a public elementary school in Vista. The principal of Maryland Elementary School is Karen Burke and can be contacted at karenburke@vusd.k12.ca.us. 596 students attend Maryland Elementary School and identify mostly as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 73% of the Maryland Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 95% of the 596 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Maryland Elementary School is 17:1. Faith Temple Christian School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
  • Sports

    • Basketball
    • Football
    • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 90% 53%
White, non-Hispanic 5% 29%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 5%
Multiracial 1% %
Filipino 0.9% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.8% 25425%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 0.5%
Asian 0.7% 2%
Pacific Islander 0.5% 1%
Unspecified 0.5% 6%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 95% 51%
Limited English proficiency 73% 28%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    Did a little research over the summer. Turns out our principal was "reassigned" from a magnet school in Los Angeles Unified in the middle of the year then left another school there just before she popped up in Vista. From what I heard she had plenty of conflicts with teachers and parents at a school in Lomita. Word is she treated adults like children and played favorites with teachers. Acted like she owned the place and pretty much had a "my way or the highway" attitude. Pretended to be some kind of super-advocate for kids but that was all talk to impress the higher-ups. Parents wanted to start a morning valet drop-off operation but she found excuses not to. (Did not like the person who was going to run it.) Parent group meetings were a mess cause she thought she was in charge of everything. District ended up putting in a temp replacement since she could not get along with whatever groups were supposed to decide on the school budget. One thing I heard a lot was that she said she was going "above and beyond" to help students and the school do better. So how long are we stuck with her??? What's the deal with these lemon principals??? Is anybody watching???

  • (2 years ago)

    this is one of the best schools in the world and i mean it my kid loves it here

  • (3 years ago)

    At Maryland Elementary you are forced to enter through the back gate never interacting with office staff and the same at pick up. Traffic signage is not enforced with the pick-up drop-off lane being used only as a parking area leading to a hectic mess around the back gate morning and afternoon. Children are denied breakfast if they enter school even one minute past the cut-off whicjh is before the school bell rings yet you cannot drop them off at the front gate which is directly next to the cafeteria. I feel my child is being denied a quality education being shuved off to english language learner oops my child is American and not being given any writing assignments. A serious lack of any projects to work on at home as in none. Book report requirement for my fourth grader consisted of a four sentence summary and a drawing? Second grade at another school had harder assignments. A lack of attention on the playground my daughter got hit in the head with a rock by another student and they denied her a visit to the school nurse. The list goes on and on HELP we need out of here.

  • (5 years ago)

    The campus is clean and organized. The administration and Teachers are very nice and helpful..I hope that this school will work on more parent/teacher/student programs.

  • (6 years ago)

    Maryland has a great staff of caring teachers who are working hard to maintain high standards for all the students. There are after school programs tutoring music technology and PE enrichments. There are many challenges associated with the construction of the school including very limited parking but this is a place where children love to come!

  • (6 years ago)

    When this school started 2 years ago with Hector Menchaca as the principal it showed great promise. However the change of leadership that put Ms. Thede in charge has been made this school environment very unpleasant. There is so supervision in the parking lot before school. The drop off and pick up process that ran so smoothly the first year became a disorganized and dangerous mess. It's only a matter of time until a student is seriously injured in or around the school parking lot. School assemblies and open houses are a disorganized mess with no thought being put into where parents may park. I once arrived to an assembly and was told parents were not allowed to attend. The teachers seem miserable and the principal has no connection with the students.

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