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).

Around the District

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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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Teachers in Rome
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Student Artwork on Display in Rome
Posted on 09/19/2019
Arts teachers Joanna Estrada (Hedenkamp Elementary) and Stacy Clemetson (Finney Elementary) are representing their respective schools in Rome for an e
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5th Annual Parent Academy Offers Powerful Learning Opportunities
Posted on 09/11/2019
The Parent Academy is a parent-centered conference dedicated to deepening parents’ learning in order to support their children’s emotional and academi
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Toni Faddis
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CVESD Education Leader Publishes First Book
Posted on 08/23/2019
Principal on Special Assignment Toni Faddis, Ed.D., has published her first book, The Ethical Line. The book came out in print in June, and offers edu
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Tanya Cruz-Flores speaks to students at EastLake Elementary School.
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A Heart, a Drive, a Difference. Parents Turn Heart-Breaking Loss into Prevention Campaign
Posted on 08/14/2019
Tanya Cruz-Flores is driven by a wrenching desire. “I don’t want any parent to go through what I went through,” she says.
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Dr. Escobedo high-fives a students. He visits every school in the District twice annually.
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Former Police Officer Wanted to Make a Difference Before Youth Landed in Trouble
Posted on 06/14/2019
A former San Diego police officer, Superintendent Francisco Escobedo, Ed.D., wanted to make a difference earlier in children’s lives, before they beca
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Researchers Identify CVESD as ‘Positive Outlier’
Posted on 05/22/2019
CVESD was the only elementary district among the eight in San Diego County designated as 'positive outliers' by the Learning Policy Institute
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