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Nestor Elementary School

Preschool | Grades K-7 | South Bay Union Elementary
1455 Hollister St
San Diego, CA 92154
(619) 628-0900

About This School

Nestor Elementary School is located in San Diego, CA and is one of 12 schools in South Bay Union Elementary School District. It is a charter school that serves 773 students in grades K-7.

Charter schools are public schools, but differ from traditional public schools in that they are independent and are operated by educators, parents, community leaders, educational entrepreneurs, or others. Funding for charter schools is based on designated local or state educational organizations. Those organizations are responsible for monitoring and assessing the quality and effectiveness of education, but permit the schools to operate outside of the traditional public school education system. See Nestor Elementary School's test results to learn more about school performance.

A school's Academic Performance Index (API) is a scale that ranges from 200 to 1000 and is calculated from the school's performance in the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program. The state has set 800 as the API target for all schools to meet.

Nestor Elementary School had an API growth score of 820 in 2012. California uses the Academic Performance Index (API) to measure annual school performance and year-to-year improvement. Nestor Elementary School's 2012 base score was 785 and the school did meet its 2012 school-wide growth target.

In 2010, Nestor Elementary School had 21 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The California average is 24 students per full-time equivalent teacher.

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Students Per Teacher (2010)

Female/Male (2011)

53% 47%

Subsidized Lunch (2011)


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Nestor Elementary School Reviews

By a Parent on

I think this school is amazing, the teachers are extremely dedicated to providing the best education possible for the students. My son just finished first grade and his teacher was one of the best teachers I have ever seen or think I will ever see. My son had trouble reading prior to this year and now he is reading and writing at a 2nd grade level in both Spanish and English.

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I am a prospective parent. Thought I'd mention that as of the 2010-2011 school year Nestor Language Academy became a charter school and now serves grades K-8. I read about the Nestor Language Academy in the Union Tribune in 2011, it was listed in the top 3 middle schools in terms of percentage of seventh graders achieving advanced or proficient grades on standardized tests, when compared with all Sweetwater middle schools and two other charters in the area. GREAT WORK!

By , a Parent on

I have to say, this school provides the challenge that I would excpect. When they told us of the intensity that is taught at this school, they were not kidding. Wonderful system that keeps both of my kids challenged with homework with high expectations. Watching them grown in dual languages is amazing. Not only are the kids held accountable but so are the partents. They are focused on making sure the kids learn what the need to while at the same time enforcing the rules. I didn't buy a house in another city because of this school.

By , a Former Student on

This school is simply magnificent. For six straight years i went to this school. Nestor has added a 7th grade in the school. i just loved being in NESTOR!!

By , a Parent on

I am so proud and happy of this school; my daughter is a 3th grade student already ; she is at the Language Academy , we are excited about this coming year with the immersion of the language... Everybody congratulates us to be at this school... Thank you

By , a Parent on

for me as a mother it has been a great experience specially the dual language program, my 5 children attend Nestor elementary and although 2 of them are now in highschool the education of this programs reflects on their grades and overall work ethics.
proud to say they are 100% and i hope these types of programs would be offered at other school for other student to take advantage of this great language oportunity..
not the mention the grear teachers and staff members.

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