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Danville, CA
Students enrolled: 671

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667 Diablo Road
Danville, CA 94526

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(925) 831-4100
(925) 837-5918
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Map of Vista Grande Elementary School address.
Teacher effectiveness: Somewhat effective
August 13, 2015
The teachers try their best, and mostly succeed, but the principal has been there forever, and is not open to new ideas or approaches.

- submitted by a parent

August 13, 2015
For the most part, the school is pretty good; unfortunately, there are alot of administration that have been there a looonnnggggg time, which means no new ideas can be brought to the table. Substitute teachers (if they can find them!) are a DISASTER! The 'regular' teachers want your kids to succeed. The adjunct 'staff' (after school stuff, music guy) is very lame, and they do ALOT of fundraising. SRVUSD is a good district, with good schools (but not great).

- submitted by a parent
no rating
April 24, 2010
It was a geat begining for my children the teachers and the administration really care if your kids do well

- submitted by a parent

September 24, 2009
This is a great school. I am a parent of two student, one just starting and one just finishing. They love the school. They have had great teachers. Probably the most important thing is that the principal is the best - very attentive, easy to approach, listens, and gets things done.

- submitted by a parent

August 21, 2007
Great elementary school! Awesome staff, terrific parents, nice kids and great offerings during and after school. Seems to be less intense in terms of social status (both with students and parents) than other 'high economic' schools in the area. Vista Grande is all-around a fantastic school!

- submitted by a parent

January 11, 2006
There is alot of construction occuring at the school currently but should be fantastic when finished. Great curriculum and lots of extracurricular activities.(Music, Chess, School Broadcast Production Team, Theatre, Art and more. The teachers are very interested in the lives of their students and creates a nice teacher student relationship that enhances a child's education. The school is in a predominately high income area and is prone to 'Brand Label Advertising' which occasionally shows in the attitude of some of the parents and children. Drop off, pick up and parking can be a huge inconvenience at the school because it is situated on a main street with very limited parking areas. However there is a one way traffic flow plan to ease the congested area. There is a wide variety of healthy and tasty foods on the lunch menu each day from vegetarian, to asian, to american. Very strong PTA. Overall a very good

- submitted by a parent
no rating
July 20, 2005
My child attended summer school there last summer. The facilities were great and the summer school staff was very welcoming.

- submitted by a teacher

January 09, 2005
Excellent school! They truly prepared my kids for middle school. My girls loved it there.

- submitted by a parent

September 01, 2004
This is a terrific elementary school. The school was awarded 'Distinguished School' status in 2004 by the State of California for excellence. The children learn and adhere to a code of ethics that guides behavior and discipline. The school has an 'Alternative Program' with classes from K-5 that are distinguished by a longer school day, more aide time, and in-class Spanish instruction. There are after-school enrichment programs, a full library, an instrumental music program, a weekly on-campus television program (VGTV) that is produced, filmed, and staffed by students to inform, enlighten and entertain. The parent participation is remarkable--it is a very supportive school community. We love it!

- submitted by a parent

August 31, 2004
This year our son is a 1st grader and I can say that while it is still early, we have been very happy overall with Vista Grande.

- submitted by a parent

August 25, 2003
Vista Grande is an excellent school! The parents involved in the PTA are friendly and helpful. The principal and teachers are incredible role models for our children, as they give 100%. The code of ethics sets the high standards for this incredible public school. It is an incredible education and a great start into our children's school career!

- submitted by a parent

May 01, 2003
Vista Grande is a great school to be involved with, because not only is the principal devoted to giving the children her best, and expecting the best of them, but the teachers are all excellent as well. All the parents I know in this district love their children's teachers and admire and respect the principal. You cannot go wrong at this school!

- submitted by a community member
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Vista Grande Elementary School
667 Diablo Road, Danville, CA  94526
(925) 831-4100
Last modified Vista Grande Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Vista Grande Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 23 reviews. Top