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Castro Valley, CA
Students enrolled: 433

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20185 San Miguel Avenue
Castro Valley, CA 94546

(510) 537-1919
(510) 537-9892
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May 22, 2013
Overall, this school is really great. We have a daughter in pre-k and k, and they both have learned so much from their teachers. They really do encourage parents to volunteer, which I think is hugely important. The biggest issue is that there is a large percentage of students coming in to kindergarten without some of the basics. This does slow down some of the large class work. Luckily, the teachers do small group instruction as well, which helps those students who are a little further along. The thing I love about this school is how multicultural it is. Students literally from around the world. This bit of education is invaluable.

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January 23, 2013
Very happy with school. I know my child is receiving a great education by caring and knowledgeable teachers & faculty. Would highly recommend this school.

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January 09, 2013
This is a great school. Great grounds and awesome teachers. I found that the teachers not only were excellent at their job (teaching) but at gaining trust, respect, and even friendship from their students.

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January 08, 2013
My son goes here for over a year: Great school & amazing & dedicated teachers!!! Very happy to be part of CVE!!!

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January 08, 2013
I love this great school because the teachers pay full attention to every single child and give them the love and respect.

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May 23, 2012
My son goes to school here he is just finishing 1st grade. I must say I love this school and the involvement with the teachers.

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May 07, 2011
My Daughter is in KG and she loves it!! I am proud that my daughter is in CVE!! Initially when I saw the ranking of 7 OUT OF 10....I was little worried but very soon I realized that my choice was correct!! My daughter loves to go to the school each day, I have seen the education method by her teacher and am confident about my decision!!

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May 14, 2010
My son is just about to end 1st grade at CVE. I can't think of a better place for him to spend his elementary school education. Principal Denise Hohn is an amazing lady who makes it a point to respect and get to know the kids as well as the parents. I am impressed by the amount of enthusiastic parental involvement through PATA, family participation and class volunteering. CVE has an excellent teaching staff, and friendly school staff coming together to make this uniquely diverse campus work.

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August 18, 2009
My son is entering 1st grade in September. I could not be happier with his wonderful kindie teacher. She was truly meant to teach little ones. Her dedication to her class and her craft really shined through. The teachers I encountered were all enthusiastic about CVE. I was impressed by the parent involvement in continuing to make CVE the place to be!

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September 24, 2008
My son is in Kindergarten this year. I am lucky enough to have had a transfer from san Leandro District to CV. I think this school is great so far!! Very academically driven, great staff and principal. I am very impressed with this school. CVE is the place to be!!!

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August 26, 2008
CVE is a great school filled with caring teachers, parents and staff. There is a wonderful energy thanks to the diverse student population. Our family is greatful for the opportunity to share in the education provided by CVE.

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January 30, 2008
Most of the teachers seem to be very keen and Miss C., our daughters 3rd grade teacher is like a second mom to the kids. We love all the extracurricular activities that are provided. Great school.

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January 14, 2006
My Daughter is in her last year at CVE. I am sad to be leaving this wonderful school. It has been a second family to my daughter. I found outstanding and dedicated teachers in all the K - 5th grade classes. She is doing great in school and really has enjoyed going to CVE. CVE has a big welcome back family picnic, skate nights, movie nights, Halloween Carnival, spirit days, and many other ways to make your child's school years a life long cherished memory. 'CVE is the place to be'

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September 08, 2005
CV Elemantary has outstanding curiculum and teachers. My kids are proud to be students here. I am proud to be able to send my child to such a ecellent school. There will be many great contributers to society thanks to Marshall Mustang staff and parent help and appreaciation.

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August 24, 2005
Very good school. I'm sorry I have to leave the district due to personal reason but this is one of the best.

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August 18, 2005
My son was in kindergarten last year, and I was very impressed with all of his teachers. He learned a lot, was accomodated for his learning and behavior issues, the teachers communicated to come up with ideas together, and we both loved the school. I would have kept him there until middle school if I hadn't moved.

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July 12, 2004
My son has attended CVE for the last year and a half, and he has made tremendous improvement in his reading and writing. I felt in his last school (not in the CV district) he was left behind and not given the attention he so desperately needed. The teachers at CVE are excellent. They take the time for work with each child. I look forward to another year. Thanks CVE!

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May 14, 2004
Castro Valley Elementary School is wonderful. I have been a part of the CVE family for four years and have another four years to go. All the teacher's have been dedicated to my child and the programs in placed to keep my child on track are great. CVE has a Bear Academy available to students who need additional coaching. Upper grade students volunteer to help the younger kids and the program is a great success. CVE has a new state of the art Science Center, a new Kindergarten playground, and with the help of the PTA many new and exciting things are coming for the school. Your children will love the CVE family and get an excellent education here.

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May 07, 2004
Have you ever heard the saying, 'you get what you give'? As a former CVE employee and PATA President, let me say that CVE is a structured, thourough, nurturing learning enviornment. My children(4) attended CVE on an intra-district transfer because I felt confident that the education that they would receive there would be outstanding. After my son attended CVE for 3 years, I chose to get involved with PATA and then chose to work at CVE. It was my misconception that PATA wouldn't want or didn't need my help, and once I participated, I found out just how valuable parent support and involvement is. CVE staff is well-trained and caring, and also very accomodating to those families/students with special needs. CVE has worked hard to offer the best possible education for its' students and if parents are dissatified with CVE, then I suggest that they get involved and participate.

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May 05, 2004
My opinion of this school is far better than the others I've read. I do agree with another parent in that the teachers are wonderful and are in tune with the needs of our children. Parents are friendly, if you are friendly with them. I'm not the outgoing type but I found myself donating my time and efforts to benefit this school. Going to the PATA meetings is one way to meet others and if you go you'll see the time and efforts of the select few who go way out of their way to do for this school. Parents with daytime jobs also put aside one night a month to attend and listen to ways they can be of help. I think that in order to feel like you 'belong' to a school, one schould reach out to help also.

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April 08, 2004
My child has been at CVE for over 3 years now and I have yet to be made to feel welcome or important. Staff and PATA often complain that things are not do-able because of poor parent participation. Sometimes I feel that they advertise this lack of participation as a medal symbolizing all they have to do. Maybe if they put as much effort into welcoming new parents as they do advertising the lack of participation, they would get some participation. I believe this school has exceptional potential if parents were made to feel wanted and needed. Nobody wants to help out in an atmosphere that resembles a clique.

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February 23, 2004
I feel the school could become a really great school if the staff was different. I feel the staff feels like they are better than the parents. I wouldn't recommend this school to any parent.

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September 06, 2003
AT CVE, the Principal and the Staff are excellent and Dedicate. They made me feel welcome and they're so friendly, supports make sure my son get the quality of education. Provided many programs that my son can get. They made me feel like I'm their extended family. I would send my daughter when she is ready for kindgarten next year.

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August 27, 2003
I think that this school has an ability to become something special, but it hinders parents from being a part of their child's academic careers. I feel that the staff thinks that the parents are idiots who don't know their own children. I feel that parent input is in one ear and out the other. I have been treated poorly by the staff/teachers. I would never recommend this school for anyone. I have no idea what their standard is for passing students. By working through my child's homework with my child and my child's friends, I don't feel that there is enough control in the classroom over the students and/or the teachers are not qualified to teach.

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Castro Valley Elementary School
20185 San Miguel Avenue, Castro Valley, CA  94546
(510) 537-1919
Last modified Castro Valley Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Castro Valley Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 25 reviews. Top