Award Year: 2020

Silver Gate Elementary School

1499 Venice Street
San Diego, CA, 92107-3699

(619) 222-1139

Mrs. Maria Vidal-Fowler, Principal at time of Nomination

San Diego Unified

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The Silver Gate learning community creates capable, responsible citizens by supporting teaching and learning in every classroom. All Silver Gate students can succeed and will have an opportunity to realize their full academic, social, and physical potential in an inspiring, supportive, and safe environment.

Student Demographics
  • White: 66%
  • Hispanic: 19%
  • Asian: 3%
  • Two or more races: 13%
Silver Gate Elementary

Silver Gate Elementary

The success of Silver Gate comes from a collaborative effort among experienced staff, involved parents, and motivated students. Our school community genuinely works and learns together, always striving toward the ideal learning environment that emphasizes the standards and considers the need of every child. The discussions at staff meetings are fundamentally driven by student needs.

Another factor of our school success is building and maintaining positive relationships. This commitment to building positive relationships is a schoolwide commitment that reaches and benefits all stakeholders. At Silver Gate Elementary we understand that our patterns of interactions are critical to the overall culture of our school. We understand that adversity will come and challenges will present themselves during the school year but, having a foundation built on positive relationships allows us to grow from adversity and become a stronger team. You will see this commitment to positive interactions throughout our school and it begins with our principal who has put a priority on making our staff and students feel respected, loved, valued, and safe. This priority has helped to cultivate a culture of positive energy throughout our school.