Cajon Valley Exemplifies the Power of Family Engagement, Data, and Personalized Learning

El Cajon, CA

California District Excels at EL Engagement

Cajon Valley Union School District, an elementary school district of almost 17,000 students in the San Diego County of California, has a large refugee and English Learner (EL) population. To meet the needs of these students, the district has developed robust family engagement efforts, which include a Family and Community Engagement Office, community liaisons, career workshops for parents, and more. Cajon’s strong community and data culture helped educators support students during a rapid change to remote learning due to COVID-19.


“How can you truly personalize if you don't have consistent data that measures growth?” Bethany Schwappach, Coordinator of Educational Services