Chula Vista Elementary School District
|Chula Vista Elementary School District|
|84 East J Street, Chula Vista, California 91910|
|Grades||K through 6|
|Students and staff|
The 103-square-mile (270 km2) district, the largest Kindergarten through Grade 6 elementary school district in the State of California, is located between the City of San Diego and the United States-Mexico border. As of the 2011-2012 school year, it has 45 schools, 27,700 students, 1,421 certificated employees, and 1,077 classified employees. As of the same year, 318,148 people live in the school district boundaries.
As of the 2011-2012 school year, the school district has 27,700 students. Of them, 45% take free or reduced lunch and 35% are English learners. In regards to race and ethnicity, 68% are Hispanic, 13% are White, 11% are Filipino, 4% are African American, 3% are Asian or Pacific Islander, and 1% are other. 
- Ella B. Allen Elementary School
- Arroyo Vista Charter School
- Casillas Elementary School
- Castle Park Elementary School
- Chula Vista Hills Elementary School
- Chula Vista Learning Community Charter School
- Clear View Elementary School
- Hazel Goes Cook Elementary School
- Daly Academy
- Discovery Charter School
- Eastlake Elementary School
- Feaster Charter School
- Myrtle S. Finney Elementary School
- Halecrest Elementary School
- Harborside Elementary School
- Anne & William Hedenkamp
- Heritage Elementary School
- Hilltop Drive Elementary School
- Juarez-Lincoln Elementary School
- Karl H. Kellogg Elementary School
- J. Calvin Lauderbach Elementary School
- Liberty Elementary School
- Loma Verde Elementary School
- Los Altos Elementary School
- Thurgood Marshall Elementary School
- Corky McMillin Elementary School
- John J. Montgomery Elementary School
- Mueller Charter School Elementary School
- Olympic View Elementary School
- Otay Elementary School
- Palomar Elementary School
- Parkview Elementary School
- Lilian J. Rice Elementary School
- Rogers Elementary School
- Fred H. Rohr Elementary School
- Rosebank Elementary School
- Salt Creek Elementary School
- Silver Wing Elementary School
- Sunnyside Elementary School
- Burton C. Tiffany Elementary School
- Valle Lindo Elementary School
- Valley Vista Elementary School
- Veterans Elementary School
- Vista Square Elementary School
- Wolf Canyon Elementary School
Casillas Elementary School is named after Joseph Casillas, a World War II combat veteran that was awarded the Silver Star and a Purple Heart. Joseph Casillas was shot in the head and arm while saving his squad during the Battle of the Bulge. He was also captured by Germans, but later rescued by American forces after German troops retreated from their positions.
Independent Charter Schools Located within CVESD Boundaries
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- -Tidbits- From & About Local Schools (PDF). Chula Vista Elementary School District – via University of San Diego.
Fleming, Omari (9 December 2014). "Councilwoman Mary Salas Sworn in as First Latina Chula Vista Mayor". KNSD. San Diego. Retrieved 3 May 2018.
Joseph Casillas Elementary School was named after her uncle, a POW known for his community involvement.
Ramirez, Nora; Zambrano, Rene. "Joe David Casillas". U.S. Latino and Latina World War II Oral History Project. University of Texas. Retrieved 3 May 2018.
A school is named after one of his brothers, Joseph Casillas. He was a true hero in the war. He received the Silver Star, Bronze Star, Purple Heart and other awards. Casillas saved his entire squad near Schmidt, Germany. In saving them, he put his life on the line. He endured gunshots to the head and arm and was captured by the Germans for a day. His division picked him up once the Germans evacuated the bunkroom. After a series of surgeries, he survived. A high school in Chula Visa, California was named in his honor.