Cielo Vista Elementary School is one of the larger schools in the area. It is a California Distinguished School with a staff of 36 certified teachers and 25 support helpers. A number of instructors also have master's degrees. There is an active PTA and student council. It includes pre-K and school readiness programs for children not old enough for kindergarten. Teachers provide homework clubs for students needing additional help. Its Academic Performance Index, commonly referred to as an API score, is 832 on a scale of 1000 for 2009 - 10; the state average is 800. Students tested with 64 percent proficiency in English/language arts, 62 percent in math, and 71 percent in science, all a bit higher than the state average. It met 19 of its 25 Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) targets, but did not meet its AYP goals in English/language arts and math.