Welcome to Finney Elementary!

school logoFinney Vision Statement: We nurture every child in an inclusive community school that focuses on pioneering creativity, empowering independence, and maximizing every child's potential.

Our mission at Myrtle S. Finney School is to nurture and teach students so that they will become confident, critical thinkers who posses a deep sense of responsibility to self and to the community. We create a safe learning environment, where our students engage in rigorous academic work and learn to communicate effectively, develop technological skills to keep up with the rapid changes of today's world. We instill in them an appreciation for diversity by promoting positive interactions between all students, and we encourage them to pursue their lifelong dreams.

Finney is a California Exemplary Arts Education award winning school. We have a full-time art teacher and full-time music teacher, a makerspace, and a vibrant school garden.  Our standards-based curriculum promotes critical thinking and a love of learning. An SDC preschool program is on site along with three full-day Moderate/Severe special education classes for students TK-6, a Resource Specialist Program, and Speech & Language Therapy preschool through grade 6. To support our English Leaners, teachers incorporate both integrated and designated English Language Development (ELD) instruction.

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Students Painting Mural
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Fred H. Rohr Unveils Art Mural
Posted on 09/15/2022
Over fifty students at Fred H. Rohr Elementary School (Rohr Elementary) participated in designing and creating its new art mural. Students were able t
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CVESD Turns 130 Years
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CVESD Turns 130 Years
Posted on 09/06/2022
The Chula Vista Elementary School District celebrates 130 years as a school district this year.
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National Attendance Month
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CVESD Recognizes National Attendance Month
Posted on 09/01/2022
The Chula Vista Elementary School District recognizes National Attendance Month to raise awareness of the importance of students attending class daily
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Award Winner Recipient
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CVESD Recognizes 2021-22 Wellness Champion Award Recipients
Posted on 08/12/2022
The Board of Education recognizes the 2021-22 Chula Vista Elementary School District Wellness Champion Award recipients.
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The safety of the Chula Vista Elementary School District’s staff and students is a top priority for the District.
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CVESD Safety Update
Posted on 08/12/2022
The safety of the Chula Vista Elementary School District’s staff and students is a top priority for the District
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Welcome Back to School
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Message from Superintendent
Posted on 07/19/2022
The Chula Vista Elementary School District is excited to welcome all our staff and students back on July 20, 2022.
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Fahari Jeffers Grand Opening
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CVESD Celebrates Opening of New School
Posted on 07/18/2022
The Chula Vista Elementary School District is proud to continue to grow as a District and welcome our 50th school with a ribbon-cutting event that too
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Vision and Purpose
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CVESD Leadership Award Winners
Posted on 07/15/2022
CVESD Superintendent Dr. Eduardo Reyes recognized 13 outstanding employees for their leadership and dedication.
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Chula Vista Elementary School District Logo
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Chula Vista Elementary School District Welcomes New Leadership Ahead of 2022-23 School Year
Posted on 06/23/2022
Chula Vista, CA – The Chula Vista Elementary School District (CVESD) is proud to welcome new leadership in advance of the 2022-23 school year at multi
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