Welcome to Sunnyside Elementary!

school mascotOriginally a one-room schoolhouse, Sunnyside Elementary School is a historic school located in Bonita, within the boundary of the Chula Vista Elementary School District. The school serves students in transitional kindergarten through sixth grade as well as several special day classes for students with special needs. The current building structure was built in 1959 and is scheduled to be extensively modernized during the summer of 2019. The school follows a modified, year-round calendar but will follow a traditional calendar during its upcoming summer of modernization. Sunnyside is a "community" school and is proud of its historic, “small town” feel.

Sunnyside Elementary has 21 classrooms, a computer lab, a library, a child care room (YMCA), an auditorium and an administration building. The school serves a population of approximately 450 students and maintains a variety of backgrounds, languages, and ethnicities with respect to the students and families it serves. Sunnyside students promote to Bonita Vista Middle School in the Sweetwater Union High School District.

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Our Vision

Our motto, "Bright Futures Begin at Sunnyside," supports our vision that each of our students does indeed have a bright future and that when all staff, parents and community work together on behalf of the children, we form a powerful alliance that will enable each child to reach his or her potential. To achieve our vision we are committed to ensuring that all students are provided a dynamic, well-balanced education in a nurturing, accepting, child-centered, environment where learning is viewed as a worthwhile, life-long adventure.

around the district

Welcome Back to School
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Message from Superintendent
Posted on 07/19/2022
The Chula Vista Elementary School District is excited to welcome all our staff and students back on July 20, 2022.
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Fahari Jeffers Grand Opening
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CVESD Celebrates Opening of New School
Posted on 07/18/2022
The Chula Vista Elementary School District is proud to continue to grow as a District and welcome our 50th school with a ribbon-cutting event that too
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Vision and Purpose
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CVESD Leadership Award Winners
Posted on 07/15/2022
CVESD Superintendent Dr. Eduardo Reyes recognized 13 outstanding employees for their leadership and dedication.
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Chula Vista Elementary School District Logo
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Chula Vista Elementary School District Welcomes New Leadership Ahead of 2022-23 School Year
Posted on 06/23/2022
Chula Vista, CA – The Chula Vista Elementary School District (CVESD) is proud to welcome new leadership in advance of the 2022-23 school year at multi
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Odyssey of the Mind Champions
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CVESD Recognizes 2022 Odyssey of the Mind Champions
Posted on 06/16/2022
Discovery Charter Middle School’s eighth-grade student team for winning first place in the United States and second in the entire globe for the 2022 O
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Coastal Education
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Chula Vista Elementary Coastal Education Program Continues to Thrive Thanks to the Port of San Diego!
Posted on 06/08/2022
During this past school year 4,895 students from 215.5 classes were able to attend a Coastal Education Program thanks in part to the $11,500 in transp
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Laura Bush Foundation for America's Libraries
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Support for school library designed to develop in students a love of learning
Posted on 05/17/2022
Los Altos Elementary School has been named one of 300 schools from 44 states across the country to receive a grant through the Laura Bush Foundation f
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Dr. Reyes and Dr. Codrington
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Dr. Eduardo Reyes announces Dr. Shawna Codrington as the first principal of Fahari L. Jeffers Elementary School
Posted on 02/25/2022
Under bright blue skies spotlighting the ongoing work of an active construction crew Chula Vista Elementary School District Superintendent Dr. Eduardo
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LaTanya Powers
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LaTanya Powers – Resiliency Rewarded
Posted on 02/11/2022
CVESD’s new Website and Communications Specialist, LaTanya Powers, symbolizes the belief that talent, hard work, and a resilient spirit can propel you
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