About King-Chavez Neighborhood of Schools
Over the past decade King-Chavez Academy of Excellence Corporation has grown from the original Academy of Excellence in Barrio Logan with 75 students into the King-Chavez Neighborhood of Schools serving over 2,000 students in the Historic Barrio District and Downtown San Diego. We currently operate a state-funded preschool and six public charter schools ranging grades K-12. As public charter schools we are open to all who apply and are tuition free. We are publicly funded primarily through the California Department of Education and operated by King-Chavez Academy of Excellence, Inc., (“King-Chavez Neighborhood of Schools”) a non-profit corporation independent from the local school district. We use our programmatic and fiscal autonomy to run quality schools that serve the community.
King-Chavez Neighborhood of Schools is focused on closing the achievement gap between urban students and their suburban counterparts, promoting social justice through educational reform, and developing local leaders.
Our mission is simple: “We Seek Excellence and Equality in Education from the Foundation of Love.” Our schools have had State of California achievement test gains that are among the greatest in the county and have received national recognition. We have successfully turned around a failing district elementary school, built and opened the highest performing middle school in the Historic Barrio District of San Diego, and in 2008 we opened a state-funded preschool. A second preschool site is anticipated in the 2012-13 school year. Three years ago we opened a dual-outcome (students receive both a vocational experience and meet the State of California A-G requirements of the California University System) high school. We will graduate our first class of seniors at our downtown high school sites in the 2012-2013 school year.