Welcome to Camarena Elementary!

Robo griffin mascotCelebrating 10 years of excellence! Camarena School opened in July, 2013 and is located in the Winding Walk community of Eastlake. The school facility consists of two 2-story buildings that contain 32 classrooms and four one-story buildings that contain 13 additional classrooms for a total of 45 classrooms. Every classroom contains a flat screen TV and Apple TV for projection from teacher and student digital devices. Classrooms have white board paint across one wall from floor to 8 feet to allow for student brainstorming and exploration of ideas. The Library Media Center is an open space with two flat screen TVs on either side of the space. There is a Green Screen Video Room within the Library Media Center to provide opportunities for broadcast and video production.  We have 10 resource rooms that provide space for our Resource Specialist Program (RSP), Speech Therapist(s), Limited English Proficient aide, Psychologist, part time School Counselor Impact teacher, and our counselor with the Military Family Liaison Counseling Program.

Camarena School Mission

"To make Camarena the model neighborhood school for learning in the 21st century."

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Our School Namesake

Enrique "Kiki" Camarena photoEnrique Camarena Salazar was born on July 26, 1947, in Mexicali, Mexico. The family --three brothers and three sisters--immigrated to Calexico, California when Camarena was a child. He attended Calexico High School in Calexico, California, graduating in 1966. From 1972 to 1974, Camarena served in the United States Marine Corps. After his military service he became a police officer in his hometown, Calexico Police Department. Camarena was also a Special Agent on the original Imperial County Narcotic Task Force (ICNTF) while working in Calexico (Wikipedia).

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CVESD Board Approved Tentative CVE Agreement
Posted on 02/22/2024
The Chula Vista Elementary School District’s (CVESD) Board of Education approved the Tentative Agreement with Chula Vista Educators (CVE) at the Febru
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Dr. Eduardo Reyes Honored by Turnaround Arts
Posted on 02/08/2024
CVESD Superintendent Eduardo Reyes, Ed.D., was recently recognized for his commitment to creativity and arts education at the Turnaround Arts: Califor
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Celebrating National School Counseling Week in CVESD
Posted on 02/05/2024
CVESD recognizes National School Counseling Week, highlighting the notable contributions made by school counselors and their vital role in promoting s
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CVESD Celebrates Black History Month
Posted on 02/01/2024
This February CVESD celebrates Black History Month by encouraging our schools and district as a whole, to take the opportunity to dive into the rich h
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Important Weather Update
Posted on 01/31/2024
Message from the Superintendent: As you may be aware, more rain and high winds are forecasted for the county starting Thursday, February 1, 2024. Fore
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Get Ready, ELPAC is Here!
Posted on 01/29/2024
The Chula Vista Elementary School District (CVESD) students are gearing up for our annual English Language Proficiency Assessment for California (ELPA
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CVESD 2022-23 California School Dashboard Ratings
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CVESD 2022-23 California School Dashboard Ratings
Posted on 01/25/2024
We are excited to share the latest California School Dashboard (Dashboard) ratings for the Chula Vista Elementary School District (CVESD), reflecting
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CVESD Expands Community Schools Program
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CVESD Expands Community Schools Program
Posted on 01/22/2024
Chula Vista Elementary School District (CVESD) and Chula Vista Educators (CVE) are thrilled to announce the expansion of our Community Schools Program
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CVESD Teacher Finalist KI Space Competition
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CVESD Teacher Finalist KI Space Competition
Posted on 01/19/2024
Teresa Youssofi, a sixth grade teacher at Loma Verde Elementary School, has been announced as one of the twelve finalists for the KI Learning Space Co
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