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!

Front of Montgomery Elementary

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

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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Sunnyside Modernization
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Applications Now Being Accepted for Members for the Chula Vista Elementary School District Independent Citizens Oversight Committee
Posted on 07/26/2019
The Chula Vista Elementary School District is seeking applications to fill two vacancies within the Chula Vista Elementary School District Independent
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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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Board Honors Teachers, Classified Employees of the Year
Posted on 05/10/2019
Who was recognized and celebrated as classified and certificated employees of the year? Find out here.
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Daly Academy’s Maria Arroyo is Named State Classified School Employee of Year
Posted on 05/02/2019
A CVESD instructional assistant - behavioral specialist as one of six Classified School Employees of the Year. Maria Arroyo, who has worked at Daly Ac
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Encore: Chula Vista Again Makes List of ‘Best Communities for Music Education’
Posted on 04/22/2019
For the second consecutive year, the Chula Vista Elementary School District has been honored with the “Best Communities for Music Education.”
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Valle Lindo Elementary ‘Eagle Botz’ Soar!
Posted on 03/12/2019
It has been a whirlwind debut for the Valle Lindo Elementary Robotics Club, which uses the secondary school robotics platform of VEX Robotics.
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CVESD Parent is Named County Parent Volunteer of the Year
Posted on 03/11/2019
Mr. Anderson not only had to learn to be a parent for the first time, he also had to learn about education and Special Education. In the process, he b
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