Very well informed of all school activities, really like how the school interacts with each child. Classrooms with 25 children make it easier for one on one teaching instead of leaving questions unanswered and classrooms over crowed. I am thankful schools like this still exist..
I have talked to parent about this school so many opinions good and bad school, how can it be excellent school when when test scores are low and all other reviews are negative, principal rude and staff is lazy I think they need to reevaluate there staff and curriculum maybe one day it can live up to its name for now I do not recommend this school try another preparatory school...
Vanguard does not handle children with mental disadvantages very well.. my daughter was bullied by a disgusting children and was suspended for no reason. I called the principle to fix this situation and he harshly yelled at me and hung up the phone. I do not recommend this school
i love this school so much. i improved in my grades alot i went from c'[s d's and b's from a's and b's my teacher mrs.boyd is a great teacher she helped me a lot when i needed the help. there are some mean people though who spread rumors and lie about me. other than that i love this school :)
Vangaurd is an excellent school and my family feels very blessed that we have been allowed to enroll my son there. The teachers are very good and the school policies are very good as well. The organization shown on a daily basis far exceeds other schools in the district. We look forward to going through my son's eighth grade year.
Excellent school, attentive the to children and promotes parent involvement, no "daycare" setting like some schools tend to promote.
This schools is the best in the high desert. It is well organized, the staff is sooo kind and respectful not only to the parents but most importantly to the students. I recommend this school 100%.
I am a former student from vanguard preparatory and me in high school looking back at the 4 yrs i spent there...It was allll worth it... My 5th grade teacher mrs.Bankson was the best teacher i have had or would probabaly ever have i havent had a teacher that believed in my as much as she did..=] My middle school yrs i played basketball, volleyball,and track... I loved it alot the p.E teachers are great..And the sports progaram is awesome as well.. Mr.Mobley is one of the most caring, compassionate, forgiving, and most hard working principal that i think i would ever have.!!! =] I love this school with all my heart and i wish the best for the addminstration, students, parents and teachers...=] Go falcons!!!
This is an awesome school i have been going there ever since it started and i graduated as the class of 2009 and now moving on to Apple valley high school and hoping to graduate with a 4.0 GPA
My kids just finished their first year at Vanguard after having been at another Apple Valley elementary prior to this year. I can't say enough good things about Vanguard, it's staff and it's administration. The office staff is very friendly and helpful, the principal and assistant principal are very involved in the daily ongoing events at the school and are easily accessible if you have a problem or need to discuss something with them. The teachers are so enthusiastic about teaching that it really flows into the students and gets them excited as well. The stricter rules and regulations at this school are the reason for it's high success. The staff and administration also do a great job of balancing fun and academics.
i hate this school sooo much you get into troble for every little thing!
vanguard prepatory is a wonderfull school.It has wonderful teachers,that devote their time and patience to their students i would just like say that i have been here since vanguard started and i will be here until 8thgrade and i will pass this school on to my kids and the rest of my family so keep it up vanguard
i do like this shcool because all of my friends go there ,but some left to sitting bull [i hate that shcool] the teachers r cool and so r the staff the people who dont like this school r just haters. so yes this is a great school and almost the best.
I could not be happier with Vanguard. My daughter is in her 2nd year of middle school and neither of us could be happier! The teachers have been wonderful, the principal is great, and the extra curricular activities are as good, or better than the much bigger schools. My child feels safer here. She has NEVER seen a fight on campus and it sure beats the problems we would see at the Junior High my older child attended. I pay tuition to make sure that my older child is as safe, happy and well educated as my daughter is at Vanguard Prep. Way to go Mr. Mobley and staff!
I love this school. The faculity is friendly and willing to help whenever it is requested. I have had meetings with the principal and vice-principal and have always left with the feeling that they cared about and believed in my child's future. I have 2 in Jr. High and I can't think of anything bad to say about Vanguard.
I hate this school! I want my mom to move me. There is too much homework because other kids disturb the classes and the teachers dont have time to teach. Kids are constanly fighting and the principal and procters dont do anything about it. I do like my algebra class an teacher but I hate everything else.
This school leaves a lot to be desired. Much of the staff are unfriendly to students and parents. This school lacks orginization in both the elemntry and Jr. high campuses. A change in administration would be a saving grace and the only chance of improvement.
Vanguard Prep is a parent choice/magnet school in Apple Valley, that opened in 8/05 in what was Mesquite Elementary. As a magnet school, parents supply to and from transportation and transportation to most sporting events, etc. My 15 year old daughter attended Vanguard for her 8 th grade year. She begged to get out of her regular public school and even accepted wearing uniforms to do so. She loved Vanguard Prep and has since moved on to the local high school GHHS. My 10 year old has attended since 11/05, when she was in 3rd grade. We transferred her from a local AV elementary school I have been and am very happy with the school Teachers are caring, the staff is attentive and the administration shows their love of the students daily in their actions. Wonderful school!
this is the first year that my son has gone to this school. he absoultly loves it there is no more fighting to get him up in the morning
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