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Green Valley Elementary School

Public | K-5

 
 

Living in Danville

Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $685,800. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $1,530.

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4 stars

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted August 12, 2013

We didn't have a great experience with this school and I think it had to do with our child's teacher. She wasn't caring, didn't know why our child had a bloody nose when he was pushed by another child on the playground, and focused only on the kids who were up to her standards. Unfortunately, there wasn't much that we could do about that. The principal didn't return our emails when we'd tried to discuss these issues.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2013

Green Valley is a wonderful school that fosters community and strives for academic excellence. The administration and teachers are wonderful and the level of parent involvement is commendable. I don't believe our school would be great if it wasn't for the continued collaboration and dedication of both critical factors. Thus far the teachers have been very engaged with our children and have fostered a love for learning that we hope continues.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2013

I wish the school would take away the kneel and freeze procedure after every recess. It's really over the top, demeaning, and down right dirty! The kids are most likely putting their hands on the ground to balance and/or to stand back in place. This system has been in place for only a few years, and I find it to be a step down from Green Valley's past culture. Also, the line-up number system (where the numbers are not in order) is very confusing for young children, and can actually be traumatic the first few months of school. Respect your students, and they will be respectful to you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 17, 2013

This is a great public school,.. enrichment offered during (music, art) school as well as after for a extra cost (art, cooking, sports, language). I've compared notes with many parents who pay for private school in the area, GV compares well. As for the fund raising,. yes it can be a lot but no more than private schools AND the money goes right back into the school. Yes there may be a few teachers who are not excellent but the large majority are great. Overall I think GV does a very good job creating a happy healthy environment for kids as well as preparing them for middle school. Every year there is a waiting list so if you want to consider this school, check early.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2012

I think it's great that there are so many positive reviews. However - every time you turn around you're asked to give money to the school and buy teacher gifts. I think last year we were asked to donate $100 for birthday, thanksgiving flowers, easter flowers, gift cards, etc the list is endless. Its the have and have nots school and people that have a lot of many are able to buy their teachers for the next year. It is very unfair. I would like the school and community to focus more on academics and less on fundraising and sports. I think a lot of these parents do fundraising for fundraising sake -- something for them to do and socialize. They even have fundraising events during school. They asked the kids to run to raise money. Let's see what's more important reading or running. The parent involvement is great, but if they spend less time on raising money and more time on teaching their kids wouldn't need all the extra in class teachers, etc.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2011

Well I was hoping for a better year, but so far I'm not impressed. This year's teacher seems like she's just biding her time until retirement. When I've emailed her all I get is a cursory non thoughtful response. She doesn't really seem interested in my child's development, just doing what she needs to do to get through the day. I've only had 1 teacher worth his/her salt at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2011

Green Valley is an excellent school that will benifit from having a new principle with greater emotional intelligence and experience to guide the teachers and students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2011

I have been a parent at Green Valley since 2003; we are fortunate to have a strong parent community with a great staff and fantastic administration. Our previous principal was a great leader and our current principal has increased the level of leadership by working hard to help our children to become more globally aware and conscious of how their actions and beliefs can affect their futures. I have loved that our school environment is not focused on rote learning; rather working to create critical thinkers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2011

My son just went through kindergarten and I was extremely impressed to see the high level of parent involvement on all fronts. The PTA holds fun events to engage parents, they send out weekly eNewsletters, and really provide a very fun, entertaining and educational year for all. We feel so lucky to be in Danville, and to be part of this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2010

Have been a parent at the school for 6 years. A great school community. Principal is very involved with the kids and has the kids best interests in mind. Teachers are involved and communicate well with the parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

This is a great school in a great community. The children not only have the academic skills, but the social skills to advance in the world today. There is a high amount of parent involvement, which is the only way children will enjoy academic success in the future. We are also lucky to have the learning fund to support additional services for our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2003

Green Valley is a great place for your kids to go to school. The parental, teacher, and principals involvement is beyond compare. We feel blessed to have our kids attend school here!
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.

The API reflects year-over-year schools performance based on STAR test score results from spring 2013.

This school's
API score

915

Change from
2012 to 2013

+2

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

9 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

1 / 10


API Growth scores over time

Did this school meet the API goal this year?
The state goal for API is 800. All schools that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
  • This school met the state goal of 800.

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This school's
API score

915

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The Academic Performance Index (API) is a single number assigned to each school by the California Department of Education to measure overall school performance and improvement over time on statewide testing. The API ranges from 200 and 1000, with 800 as the state goal for all schools.
Change from
2012 to 2013

+2

Change from 2012 to 2013
Comparing the API Growth to the Base shows whether or not this school’s test score performance improved between Spring 2011 and Spring 2012. The API ranges between 200 and 1000, with 800 as the statewide goal for all schools. Schools scoring below an 800 are given at least a 5 point target for the next year.
API Statewide Rank
(2012)

9 / 10

API Statewide Rank (2012)
The API Statewide Rank ranges from 1 to 10. A rank of 10, for example, means that the school’s API fell into the top 10% of all schools in the state with a comparable grade range. The 2012 rank is based on results from tests students took in Spring 2012.
API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

1 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)
The API Similar Schools Rank ranges from 1 to 10. It shows how the school compares to other schools with similar student demographic profiles. The California Department of Education uses parent education level, poverty level, student ethnicity and other data to identify similar schools.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 56% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

103 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
76%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 46% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
70%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
81%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 65% in 2013.

90 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
95%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

91 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
91%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
94%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
83%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

98 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
89%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students80%
Females86%
Males74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability80%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only80%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate83%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate80%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students87%
Females86%
Males89%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)88%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability88%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only88%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate88%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate89%
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students75%
Females72%
Males79%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)76%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability77%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only77%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate71%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate85%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students84%
Females81%
Males86%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)84%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability86%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only86%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate92%
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students87%
Females90%
Males84%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)88%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability87%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only87%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate80%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate97%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students84%
Females83%
Males84%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)90%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability83%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only84%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate94%
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students82%
Females83%
Males81%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)83%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability84%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only82%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate81%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate86%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students80%
Females78%
Males83%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)80%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability84%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only82%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate80%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate84%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students87%
Females83%
Males89%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)89%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantaged88%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability88%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only88%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate87%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate89%
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 79% 26%
Two or more races 9% 3%
Hispanic 7% 52%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 11%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Black 0% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 0%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012

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