Adams Elementary


Features at a glance

Foreign language instruction

An organic garden on campus

A quality preschool school

Parent involvement programs, including a parent center

Wellness programs and onsite wellness coordinator

Safe and inclusive anti-bullying leadership programs

Community and business partnerships

Before and after school care

Additional Visual and Performing Arts clubs, partnerships, and opportunities

Gifted and Talented Education

Integrated project-based learning

Work hard. Be kind. Dream big. MAKE IT HAPPEN!

Our school in the historic Kensington/Normal heights neighborhoods draws both neighborhood children and students who come from all over the district to attend our school because its strong support and programs for students aimed at engaging and raising academic achievement. While the majority of our students are eligible for the free and reduced lunch program, our students, staff and community partners are all focused on their success.

Our school offers a support teacher devoted just to our English language learners, to speed them on their way to complete fluency.


One of our successful programs in creating a culture of success in school is our Adams Way program that focuses on character development. Teaching students the building blocks of behavior has improved the climate of our campus. With less distractions, students feel safer and more engaged.

Our staff is truly filled with dedicated professionals who develop innovative ways both small and large to help students achieve grade-level proficiencies. Our teachers participate in professional development and collaborate as a team to keep all students on track.

  • Special Program Offerings
    • Breakfast in the Classroom Program
    • Daily lunch includes choice of 3 entrees, milk, and nutritious salad bar
    • Gifted and Talented Education Program (GATE)
    • 6-week dance residency and performances
    • Prime Time: Free Before and After School Childcare on Campus

Our students love their giant playground which our school shares with the city of San Diego Parks and Recreation Department. We work hard to keep their play area safe and clean so they can freely enjoy their play time.

Walking in parade

Parents and the local business community play an important role at Adams. Our parents and guardians get involved with our regular programs like Family Wednesdays, Dad's Club Catch a Rising Star program, our school garden, family counseling, Family Reading Night and Family Science Night.

Come see Adams Elementary School in action!

School Building

Contact us


Adams Elementary
4672 35th St
San Diego,CA92116