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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around the district

Odyssey of the Mind Champions
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CVESD Recognizes 2022 Odyssey of the Mind Champions
Posted on 06/16/2022
Discovery Charter Middle School’s eighth-grade student team for winning first place in the United States and second in the entire globe for the 2022 O
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Coastal Education
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Chula Vista Elementary Coastal Education Program Continues to Thrive Thanks to the Port of San Diego!
Posted on 06/08/2022
During this past school year 4,895 students from 215.5 classes were able to attend a Coastal Education Program thanks in part to the $11,500 in transp
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Laura Bush Foundation for America's Libraries
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Support for school library designed to develop in students a love of learning
Posted on 05/17/2022
Los Altos Elementary School has been named one of 300 schools from 44 states across the country to receive a grant through the Laura Bush Foundation f
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Dr. Reyes and Dr. Codrington
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Dr. Eduardo Reyes announces Dr. Shawna Codrington as the first principal of Fahari L. Jeffers Elementary School
Posted on 02/25/2022
Under bright blue skies spotlighting the ongoing work of an active construction crew Chula Vista Elementary School District Superintendent Dr. Eduardo
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LaTanya Powers
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LaTanya Powers – Resiliency Rewarded
Posted on 02/11/2022
CVESD’s new Website and Communications Specialist, LaTanya Powers, symbolizes the belief that talent, hard work, and a resilient spirit can propel you
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Superior Court Judge Enrique Camarena continues to find ways to carry on his father's legacy.
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Judge's Message Honors Father, Red Ribbon Week
Posted on 10/19/2021
Red Ribbon Week®, the National Family Partnership’s Anti-Drug Campaign, is held each October 23-31. It is the oldest and largest drug prevention progr
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COVID Testing
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SD’s Busiest COVID-19 Testing Center is at CVESD
Posted on 09/08/2021
CVESD was the only elementary district among the eight in San Diego County designated as 'positive outliers' by the Learning Policy Institute
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Fernandaz Swearing In
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Cesar T. Fernandez Appointed to Board
Posted on 08/27/2021
The Board of Education made the provisional appointment of Mr. Cesar T. Fernandez, a parent and educator, to fill the open Board seat.
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Board meeting room
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Board Vacancy, Superintendent Search Processes Approved at Special Meeting
Posted on 07/28/2021
At its Special Meeting Monday night, the Board of Education unanimously voted to move forward with an appointment process to fill its vacant seat. In
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