"Make it a great day or not, the choice is yours" resounds every morning through the classrooms and walkways of Canyon View Elementary School. Character Counts and Project Wisdom, character education programs that emphasize making good choices, help set the tone for our school day. We believe in choice and ours is to make Canyon View the place where all our students are educated to be lifelong learners who reach their potential as productive members of our society.
Located in Rancho de los Penasquitos, a community of San Diego approximately 20 minutes north of downtown, Canyon View School services students in grades K through 5. The school opened in 1987 to meet the needs of an ever-increasing community of single family homes and apartment complexes. With 520 students, maximum class size in grades K-3 is 28 students. Fourth and fifth grades currently average 34 students per class.
Canyon View has a strong reputation as a nurturing yet challenging community dedicated to the education of our children. Families from a variety of ethnic backgrounds make up this community. Our English Language Learners program services 87 students who represent 18 ethnicities and speak 26 different languages. Our goal is to assist these students in becoming fully proficient in English as they participate in academic activities. Our diverse background and cultural heritage add to the richness of our learning environment and strengthen our day to day curriculum.
Students receive instruction and participate in learning activities in a variety of curriculum and subject areas. There is an emphasis at all grade levels on development of literacy, communication, math computation and problem solving. We strive to meet the needs of each child through the collaborative efforts of parents, teachers, support staff and students. There are no invisible children at Canyon View. We use a wide variety of differentiated instructional practices to assist all students in achieving their maximum potential.