Award Year: 2015

Deer Canyon Elementary School

13455 Russet Leaf Lane
San Diego, CA, 92129-4411

(858) 484-6064

Mrs. Terry Worthington, Principal at time of Nomination

Poway Unified School District

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Mission

Through personalized learning we empower every child to acquire in-depth knowledge, critical thinking, and problem solving skills to become college and career-ready 21st century citizens.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 2%
  • White: 37%
  • Hispanic: 7%
  • Asian: 40%
  • Two or more races: 14%
  • ELL: 22%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Application
Deer Canyon Staff... Every Child, Every Day

Deer Canyon Staff... Every Child, Every Day

Deer Canyon is committed to educating the total child. Our rigorous academic program challenges every child to meet their fullest potential and rise to meet the highest of expectations set before them. It is our mission to ensure all students develop a love of learning and become highly successful in school, society, and the work place. Through close collaboration, and in partnership with our families, we provide challenging, real-life learning opportunities to prepare students for success in a diverse society and ever-changing world. Partnerships extend well beyond the school day and reflect a tight knit community that works together to support the needs of students.

Programs to support social-emotional growth, character, and service learning ensure we are developing the whole child. Arts, health, and technology are critical threads woven into the fabric of the student experience at Deer Canyon. iPads in our “One to World” classrooms allow teachers to differentiate instruction and engage students in unique activities that develop their individual talents and showcase learning. Our STEAM lab affords children hands-on science opportunities that enhance their learning and scientific methodologies. Character Corps and Art Docent volunteers bring monthly lessons to our children while weekly PE classes and music programs further enhance the academic experience at Deer Canyon.

All students have the individual support, encouragement, and opportunity they need to achieve academically at very high levels and to develop the personal habits and values which allow them to be successful both in school and as productive members of our society.