This is a great school with excellent teachers. I enrolled my son in the Dual Immersion Program since he was in Kindergarten. He is now a 2nd grader and I am proud to say that although I do not speak or understand spanish, my son can speak, understand and write in spanish. He has no problems reading and writing in English as well. Thank you Principal and your wonderful team of teachers. See you all again next year.
This is my 1st year at this school and it seems to be a good place for my child. My son currently attends 2nd grade here and my other son will be starting kinder in 12/13 year. My sons teacher is very helpful and communicated very well with me in regards to my sons performance. I cant say my son is her best student, but she does a lot more than I would expect to help him and communicates with me very well. The principal is also very involved in everything and seems like a real go getter making sure her school performs well. All in all I am very satisfied with Valle Lindo. Great Staff; front office lady just needs to smile more. She is after all the first face for the school or as I like to call them; The Director of first impressions:.
You cannot communicate with the principal and some teachers without arguing with the parents. School does poorly in protecting children. On the surface they appear to be friendly and nice but are very quick to undermine parents.
My 2 children love the new principal at Valle Lindo Elementary! I myself as a parent had the opportunity to speak with the principal regarding a problem at school with my son. Together we came up with a solution and she instantaneously took action right away that very same day! I also volunteer at this school and I see so much enthusiasm with the children so eager to be at school to learn. The teachers are awesome, all of them have that smile on their faces and are an important asset to these children who attend this school. I couldn't be any more happier! Valle Lindo is a great school, I'm confident that my children will excel academically.
What a difference a year makes. I had no problem with the other principals, but this one is full of energy, and determined to make this school a better place! I love being around and watching the faces of the children as well as the teachers. Everyone is happy. The positive behavior techniques (Eagle Rally, tickets, etc.) are wonderful.
This year 08-09 our school has a new principal and she is actually an alumnus! There have been many positive changes this year. We have started having a weekly 'Eagle Rally' to increase school sprit and each week we focus on a specific behavior to work on. Our motto is 'Respectful, Responsible and Safe!' All the students receive tickets for acting in the appropriate way, and are entered into a weekly drawing. At the last Eagle Rally some of the students even won a pumpkin donated by a teacher! They are really excited about this. A group of teachers even wrote a song to sing each week. The staff is committed to our new principal and to the students. We want what is best for them and for each student to be successful! Each day I am thankful to work for such an enthusiastic and motivated principal.
My children have always had highly skilled teachers, well disciplined classrooms, and appropriate amount of homework. They truly enjoy going to this school every day.
My 2 children have attended Valle Lindo since grade K & are now in the upper grades. The teachers (for the most part) are first-rate & do the best possible job with what they are given. The new principal has made a good impression & I'm optimistic that she'll provide the guidance & support needed by both students & staff. The low socio-economic background attributable to many families in this area is to me the biggest problem. 'No child left behind' should start at home, but doesn't seem to. Many of my kids' classmates don't seem to be getting the attention or discipline they need at home to succeed in school, and excessive misbehavior & disrespect is carried over into the classroom. I would like to see more enrichment programs such as art & music, but I understand that the lack thereof is due to the overall budget crisis.
My 3 daughters have attended Valle Lindo. Two of them have graduated and have moved on to middle and high school. Both of them had excellent grades and I attribute this to all of their teachers, especially, Mr. Neil, Mrs. Given, Mrs. Gil, Mrs. Garcia, Mrs. Lovett, Mrs. Lucky, Mrs. Guillen, Mr. Luzzaro, and Mrs. Mitchell. One thing is for sure.....they need more parent volunteers. The overall test scores are not only the teachers's responsibility. I believe that the parent's are just as, if not more, responsible for making sure their kids do their homework or ask more questions when they don't understand. There is only so much teachers can do. Respect and good behavior is learned at home, not at school. I love the school. I have one more child to pass through there and I will miss it..
Valle Lindo School is a great place to be. Our school is committed to ensuring that all students learn.
My son attended Valle Lindo from K - 6th and my daughter is now in 1st grade in the dual immersion program. Although I have seen some of the negative items mentioned in the last 7 years, overall I've been very happy with my kids' experience. I've always been kept well informed and I don't know one elementary school that hasn't seen some conflict. This year we have a new principal who actually attended Valle Lindo for her elementary school education, which is very encouraging. She knows the community and I have a real sense that she's very committed to ensuring the students have the best education possible. I think we'll see improvement in the test scores and with a little more parent involvement, Valle Lindo would be a tough place to beat. I'm optimistic about the future and am happy that my daughter is there.
My daughter has been attending Valle Lindo since Kindergarten and she is now in 3rd grade. My daughter perfected her CST's and is an excellent student. Not only is she soaring academically, she is also a good person. However, one problem that she's constantly encountering are other students behaving inappropriately. Other children are constantly pushing, poking, tripping and behaving badly. The principal is quite impressive, most especially with her constant involvement in all activities. My daughter's teachers have been really good. Nonetheless, she has been mistreated by other teachers in the school. But, like any school there will be challenges and rooms for improvement.
My daughter has been attended at Valle Lindo for Pre School. I could say that her Teacher in preschool, Ms Rosie Garcia was a very excellent teacher that i saw. My daughter learned how to read at the age of 5 because of her. It so bad that we have to move to a new house and have to transfer my daughter to another school. 'Ms .Rosie Garcia' of Valle Lindo Elementary School is excellent.
My dauther has been attending this school since mid of 3rd grade. Now she's in 6th & honestly this is the best school experience she has had. The teachers are great, they are really involve with the students & making sure that no student stays behind. As far as the parent involvment I have to agree we need more parents but it has to do alot with the communication the school keeps with the parents that's where it starts. If the school does not push parents to be more involved parents wont do it. Extracurricular activities have to do if the school has enough money to do it. If parent have a problem with that they should pay a private school. This school does the best with what they have. Keep up the great work!
Need more involment from parents and availability of other classes such as music, art and extracurricular activities. Additional activities can be an incentive for children to participate. Also, sports, dance and other things can be created.
At one time I was proud to say my children attended Valle Lindo. Now I avoid saying my children ever went there. The school's atmosphere and staff respect for another has dropped. The parent envolvment has declined. This school can be a great school again. Fix the leadership and things will ruin smoothly.
This school is a great school , with great teachers who really care and spend time with their students. Reading is a big focus here as well as math.
I was really disappointed in Valle Lindo this last year. While I appreciate the bilingual opportunities the school has to offer, it disappointed my child to join a program where they were taught songs and other stuff mostly in Spanish, rather than English. I think there needs to be a balance somewhere between those bilingual programs. Not all of the children need to be bilingual, and shouldn't be forced to be in the program to make friends because that is all that is offered. In addition, I was happy to have the uniform code lifted, only because it upset me that there were numerous children who didn't follow the dress code. We were told that if a child did not dress appropriately, they would be sent home to change. I've been at the school in the morning and the afternoon, and children were still dressed unappropriately. I hope it gets better.
My children have been valle lindo students for 5 years so far, while i only have praises for the teachers who (in my experence)are experienced , dedicated, patient and caring, i realize that the students performance for this school(in general below average in STAT)can only be improved if all parents ecxulted more responsability towards their children's education. While the school has great potential, fully renovated, great teachers, low numbers of students, good facility with a great after school dash program, there is no extracular activities( music, sports, drama) and dress code and proper behavior/language is not inforced.While the school is located in a quiet middle class community, the shool atmosphere and academic record is far from being up to par.. I am not blaming the teacher but us parents, we have the upmost responsability toward our children's attitude towards school.Too many valle lindo families do not seem to get it.
Low parent involvement based on amount of children attending this school. There is a dress code, but, uniform will no longer be a major factor. Would like to see more computer activity, especially for lower Grades. Kindergarten had 3 Bilingual classes and only one English class with a Teacher and then the other K class had split teachers, I assume now this will continue through the grades. Not much after school activities for kids who are up to grade level. So much more could be done at this school, if only Parents got involved.
Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.
The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.
To start a new list, click OK. Otherwise click Cancel.
Thank you! You will begin to receive newsletters from us shortly.
Great work! Only one more step. Now we just need you to verify your email address. Please click on the link in the email we just sent you to complete your registration.
Great work! Only one more step. Now we just need you to verify your email address. Please click on the link in the email we just sent you to submit your review.
Please click on the link in the verification email we just sent you to complete your change of email address.
Whoops! It looks like we still need to verify your email. To do so, please click on the link in the email we sent you. Can't find the e-mail? Click the button below and we'll send you a new one.
Thanks for registering. Welcome to GreatSchools, the largest online community committed to improving educational outcomes through parental involvement.
Thanks for verifying your updated email address.
Oops! You haven't verified your email address yet. To do so, please click on the link in the email we sent you. Can't find the email? Click the button below to receive a new one.
Oops! That email verification link has expired. Please click the button below to receive a new one.
Create an account to submit your answers.
Sign in with an existing GreatSchools account or using Facebook:
Your review has been posted to GreatSchools.
Share with friends! Post your opinion of Valle Lindo Elementary School on Facebook.
Welcome to GreatSchools!
For principals and school officials, we offer a special Enhanced School Profile (ESP) which allows you to update and add information about your school, as well as respond to reviews. If you are a school official, click Continue to start.
Please note that it can take up to 48 hours for your comment to be posted to our site. While you're here, we'd like to invite you to fill out a survey on your school's programs, activities, and extracurriculars. It only takes a few minutes and will help parents get a full picture of your school.
Get started now! You have successfully registered and can now start updating your Official School Profile. The information you provide is extremely valuable in helping parents and students learn more about your school, so thanks for taking the time!
Thank you for registering as a school leader. We just need to verify your email address. We've sent you an email - please click on the link in that message to get started editing your school's information!
Thanks! We just sent you an email – please click on the link in the email to post your answers.
Get timely updates for Valle Lindo Elementary School, including performance data and recently posted user reviews.