Welcome to Muraoka Elementary!

flying momongaMuraoka Elementary School opened its doors on July 19, 2017 and is located in Otay Ranch, a middle socio-economic area. 16% of our students are Emergent Bilinguals and speak another language in the home. The school's ethnic diversity which includes African-American (10%), Asian (4.4%), Filipino (26.5%), Hispanic (39.2%), Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander (0.5%), Two or More Races (11.8%) and White (7.3%) is a huge asset.  Our military connected students make up 21% of our student population. The backgrounds of all students are acknowledged, respected, and incorporated into the school curriculum and activities. Al members of our Muraoka community are committed to being Model Momongas! We are Safe, Responsible, Respectful, and Kind! We encourage you to make an appointment to come visit our wonderful school!

Muraoka Elementary front entrance

Our Namesake

Saburo Muraoka

The Board of Education named our school after Saburo Muraoka (M-UU-R-AA-O-KUH), who was part of the fabric of early Chula Vista. Mr. Muraoka left his hometown in Japan and immigrated to Chula Vista in 1915, thriving in the agriculture business his father had started. He dedicated his life to consistently experimenting in pursuit of effective farming strategies. After the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Mr. Muraoka suffered the forced relocation to an internment camp, a fate that befell an estimated 117,000 other Japanese-Americans in the United States. After World War II, Mr. Muraoka returned to Chula Vista, rebuilt his life, his business—and community. Mr. Muraoka died in 1983.

Saburo Muraoka Elementary is San Diego’s very first school to be named after an influential Japanese-American citizen. The eye-catching two-story structure includes 36 classrooms, “makerspaces,” a stunning digital media/library space, and a multipurpose room. “The school’s design and learning environment mirror the innovative spirit of Saburo Muraoka,” said Superintendent Francisco Escobedo, Ed.D., at the school’s grand opening. “He was known to be an innovator in growing celery and cucumbers, developing unique grafting and farming techniques. Similarly, this school’s design will promote critical-thinking, creativity, collaboration, and communication for our students.”

Around The District

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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