Welcome to Cook Elementary!

Hazel Goes Cook School is one of 46 schools in the Chula Vista Elementary School District. The school was built in 1955 and underwent extensive renovation in 1999. The campus includes five classroom wings, a library, a multipurpose room, a computer lab, and a portable that houses the YMCA.

Front of Cook Elementary School

Our School Namesake

Portrait of Hazel Goes CookHazel Goes Cook (1884 - 1978) was born on December 14, 1884. Hazel attended and graduated from the prestigious Smith College in Massachusetts- a private women's school. She was a leader in the citrus business in Chula Vista, CA. In 1922, Hazel was elected to serve on the Chula Vista Elementary School District Board and served for 50 years. The district had only one school and 250 students. During her years of service on the board, the district grew to 26 schools with 17,000 students. Hazel supported music, libraries, special education, and gifted programs as well as basic education. She was instrumental in starting the hot lunch program and even landscaped several new schools.

Around THE DISTRICT

Finney Music Director Crystal Pridmore says music is a universal language that all students can understand.
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Finney's Crystal Pridmore Named GRAMMY Music Educator Award Semifinalist
Posted on 10/22/2019
Finney Elementary music director Crystal Pridmore brings joy to her lessons in a way that students readily connect to her instruction. That is among t
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District education leaders share a moment with State education officials.
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CVESD Strategies Highlighted in Case Study
Posted on 09/23/2019
A new study from the Learning Policy Institute takes an in-depth look at strategies in our District that helped to raise student academic performance
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Teachers in Rome
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Student Artwork on Display in Rome
Posted on 09/19/2019
Arts teachers Joanna Estrada (Hedenkamp Elementary) and Stacy Clemetson (Finney Elementary) are representing their respective schools in Rome for an e
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5th Annual Parent Academy Offers Powerful Learning Opportunities
Posted on 09/11/2019
The Parent Academy is a parent-centered conference dedicated to deepening parents’ learning in order to support their children’s emotional and academi
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Toni Faddis
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CVESD Education Leader Publishes First Book
Posted on 08/23/2019
Principal on Special Assignment Toni Faddis, Ed.D., has published her first book, The Ethical Line. The book came out in print in June, and offers edu
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Tanya Cruz-Flores speaks to students at EastLake Elementary School.
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A Heart, a Drive, a Difference. Parents Turn Heart-Breaking Loss into Prevention Campaign
Posted on 08/14/2019
Tanya Cruz-Flores is driven by a wrenching desire. “I don’t want any parent to go through what I went through,” she says.
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Dr. Escobedo high-fives a students. He visits every school in the District twice annually.
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Former Police Officer Wanted to Make a Difference Before Youth Landed in Trouble
Posted on 06/14/2019
A former San Diego police officer, Superintendent Francisco Escobedo, Ed.D., wanted to make a difference earlier in children’s lives, before they beca
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Researchers Identify CVESD as ‘Positive Outlier’
Posted on 05/22/2019
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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Board Honors Teachers, Classified Employees of the Year
Posted on 05/10/2019
Who was recognized and celebrated as classified and certificated employees of the year? Find out here.
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