Award Year: 2021

Elevate School

2285 Murray Ridge Road
San Diego, CA, 92123-3934

(858) 751-4774

Mr. Robert Ryan Elliott M.Ed., Principal at time of Nomination

Charter School, Title I School

San Diego Unified School District

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Elevate School equips tomorrow's global innovators by inspiring students to be excellent in academics, exceptional in leadership, and extraordinary in creativity.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 14%
  • White: 37%
  • Hispanic: 27%
  • Asian: 7%
  • Two or more races: 15%
Elevate students frequently collaborate as they grow daily as leaders.

Elevate students frequently collaborate as they grow daily as leaders.

Elevate School's core values are leadership, excellence, academic rigor, and community. As a Leader in Me Lighthouse school, we believe that every child is a leader, and that our role as educators is to help each student find their voice, take ownership of their learning, and participate in authentic leadership opportunities.

We are privileged to serve a diverse community at Elevate, including English Learners, students with IEPs and 504 plans, and students from both military and immigrant families. With the diversity of our student population in mind, one of the most valuable instructional practices we implement school-wide is our Assessment-Based Personalized Learning Cycle. Teachers regularly assess student learning and analyze data in grade-level teams and PLCs. Teachers identify students who need additional support to master standards and form reteaching groups based on student need. In every classroom, a portion of the day is dedicated to a "Universal Access" time, where teachers provide small group instruction based on students' individual needs. Students who need further support beyond the daily Universal Access time are then referred to our RTI program.

Throughout this entire process, teachers partner with families and provide updates on student growth and progress. This strong partnership and open line of communication between school and home gives each student the best possible opportunity for success. Because of our Assessment-Based Personalized Learning Cycle, our students have learned goal setting, progress monitoring, and being proactive in their learning - all qualities of leadership that will serve our students well in their future.