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 library,  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.

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Solar Eclipse Safety Guidelines and Tips
Posted on 04/05/2024
On April 8, 2024, North America will experience a solar eclipse, with San Diego County expecting a partial view starting at 10 a.m. In preparation, CV
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Coastal Education Program Honored with CFF Inspire Award
Posted on 04/04/2024
The Chula Vista Elementary School District (CVESD) is thrilled to announce that our Coastal Education Program has been selected as the recipient of th
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Back to Your Future with CVESD
Posted on 04/03/2024
Give back to your future by participating in the Chula Vista Elementary School District’s (CVESD) district-wide attendance competition from April 8 to
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CVESD Receives Music Education Award for 7th Consecutive Year
Posted on 04/03/2024
For the seventh consecutive year, the Chula Vista Elementary School District (CVESD) has earned the esteemed Best Communities for Music Education reco
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CVESD’s Communications Receives Statewide Awards
Posted on 04/02/2024
CVESD's Office of Communications is awarded three Excellence in Communications Awards by the California Schools Public Relations Association for our o
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CVESD Teacher of the Year Celebration 2023-24
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CVESD Teacher of the Year Celebration 2023-24
Posted on 03/14/2024
The Chula Vista Elementary School District is honored to host our Teacher of the Year Celebration for the 2023-24 school year. Thirty-two teachers fro
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Corky McMillin Elementary School Receives Purple Star School Designation
Posted on 03/11/2024
The Chula Vista Elementary School District is thrilled to announce that Corky McMillin Elementary School has been recognized with the prestigious Purp
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Loma Verde Counselor Recognized
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Loma Verde Counselor Recognized
Posted on 03/11/2024
Congratulations to School Counselor Diego Arias, from Loma Verde Elementary School, for receiving the San Diego County Counselor of the Year Award by
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America's Best Schools Finalist Palomar Elementary
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America's Best Schools Finalist Palomar Elementary
Posted on 03/06/2024
The Chula Vista Elementary School District (CVESD) is pleased to announce that Palomar Elementary School is one of the twelve schools in the United St
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