Crown Point Junior Music Academy -- originally Crown Point ElementarySchool -- is marking its 65th anniversary.
school, located just a few blocks from Mission Bay, marked the occasion
by saluting some of its alumni, including Scott Barnett, San Diego
Unified Board of Education Sub-District C representative;
Kevin Faulconer, District 2 member, San Diego City Council; Ian Clampett,
a member of Falconer's staff; Joe Wilding, former president of the
Pacific Beach Town Council; and San Diego Police Capt. Brian Ahearn.
school opened in 1948 to serve children in the Crown Point andsouthern
Pacific Beach area as houses were built during the post-World War II baby
boom. Features of the school today, which was first expanded in
1958, include the Brazilian Pepper trees that provide shade in the
lunch courtyard. According to news clippings in the files at the San
Diego Unified School District, the trees were donated to the school in
1963 by the Pacific Beach Lions Club. They were planted fully grown,
having come from former hotel in La Jolla.
Crown Point Junior Music Academy is a magnet school that has
students from all over San Diego county. They attend the school because of
its focus on strong academics through music education. Opened in 2008,
the program still serves elementary students but now has integrated all
subjects with music. Suzuki violin is available on an optional basis.
For more information on the school, contact Principal Liz Duvall at(858) 273-9830.