Welcome to Montgomery Elementary!

John J. Montgomery is one of 46 schools in the Chula Vista Elementary School District. The school was built in 1945 and it was modernized in 1997. It has 22 classrooms, including four relocatables added in 1999-00, a library, auditorium/cafeteria and administrative offices. Montgomery has a culture of achievement. We develop innovative thinkers and lifelong learners. Our students learn in a way that is meaningful and relevant to ensure that they are college and career ready. We embrace students' unique qualities and build on their strengths. Students are enriched by the arts and extracurricular activities at Montgomery. Our students have the opportunities and tools to lead healthy, balanced lifestyles. Montgomery is committed to creating the leaders of tomorrow as we soar from good to great!

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Our School Namesake

Portrait of John J. MontgomeryJohn Joseph Montgomery (1858 – 1911) was an American inventor, physicist, engineer, and professor at Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, California. In the early 1880s Montgomery began studying the anatomy of a variety of large soaring birds to determine their basic characteristics, like wing area, total weight and curved surfaces. He made detailed observations of birds in flight, especially large soaring birds such as eagles, hawks, vultures and pelicans which soared on thermals near San Diego Bay. His gliding experiments of the 1880s are considered by some historians and organizations to have been the first controlled flights of a heavier-than-air flying machine in America (Wikipedia).

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CVESD Launches Hero-themed Attendance Campaign
Posted on 01/10/2020
Our "Heroes' Journey" begins Tuesday, January 14 in the Chula Vista Elementary School District. That's when the District kicks off a hero-themed Atten
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2020-21 School Year Registration Begins February 19
Posted on 01/09/2020
Enrollment packets are available at neighborhood schools beginning Wednesday, February 5, 2020.
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Contest Celebrates Holiday Joy and the Joy of Holiday-themed Student Art
Posted on 12/20/2019
Arroyo Vista Charter fifth grade student Katerina Wright won first place in the District’s 2019 holiday greeting card competition.
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Bike Giveaway Brings Holiday Cheer to Needy Students
Posted on 12/18/2019
Shiny new bicycles and helmets will bring joy to more than 100 third grade students as part of the 2019 “Bikes4Kids” distribution.
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Schools collected thousands of canned goods for distribution to needy families.
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How CVESD is helping needy families for the holidays
Posted on 12/13/2019
Thousands of canned goods and toys will be distributed to needy families for the holidays, thanks to the generosity of students, staff and administrat
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Hydro Station Earns 'BlueTech Science Teaching' Award
Posted on 12/13/2019
Hydro Station, the District’s newest hands-on experiential learning lab, earns prestigious 'BlueTech' award for its innovative approach to scientific
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Los Altos Elementary Receives Classroom Library Makeovers
Posted on 11/19/2019
When students and teachers started school on Monday at Los Altos Elementary School in southern San Diego, they walked into surprise “Scholastic Classr
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Finney Music Director Crystal Pridmore says music is a universal language that all students can understand.
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Finney's Crystal Pridmore Named GRAMMY Music Educator Award Semifinalist
Posted on 10/22/2019
Finney Elementary music director Crystal Pridmore brings joy to her lessons in a way that students readily connect to her instruction. That is among t
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District education leaders share a moment with State education officials.
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CVESD Strategies Highlighted in Case Study
Posted on 09/23/2019
A new study from the Learning Policy Institute takes an in-depth look at strategies in our District that helped to raise student academic performance
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