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K-6
Public
Glendale, CA
Students enrolled: 710

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1751 North Verdugo Road
Glendale, CA 91208

(818) 241-2433
(818) 548-4173
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November 21, 2014
Every day my child brings home a pile of papers that must be signed. And if for some reason the parents forget to sign one of the pieces of paper, give the child the orange form, which we must also sign. This formal approach is driving me crazy. Child instead of focusing on homework (math, English, science) has to remember about all of these pieces of paper. Let's think about saving trees and leave the kids alone.

- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2013
My kid goes emersion JDL program there. Teachers are great and take care of kids. We are very happy for teachers and parents involved classes and volunteer work. Hearing great things about principal than previous principal from parents. only thing school is too many students and not happy about lunch menu at school. Awful for picking up and dropping off students. You need to have 15 min extra time to drop kids off for dropping / picking up line. Too crowded. That is why my review is 4 star. Teachers and school themselves are great I think.

- submitted by a parent
March 15, 2013
what makes a great school? well a whole lot, a high API does not necessarily mean a good school overall. There are certain etnic groups attending this school who are simply grade pushers. the school is over crowded, thanks to the same group of people who will do anything to get in, I believe everysingle residence in the area has some child enrolled in there. parent involvement is superb, and again the school is playing extreme favoritism with these families. God forbid if you are a working parent who don't have time to sit around and mingle and chat and cut collored paper over coffee... then nobody knows who your child is and what your needs are... the previous principal never gave us an appntmt. to share our concerns with her, the new one is much approachable, but we will be graduating this year and the concerns are too old too be solved.

- submitted by a parent
August 01, 2012
Our daughter has finished 4 years at VWS and our son two years in the Japanese Dual Language program. This school is truly OUTSTANDING! Teacher experiences have all been good and mostly outstanding. There is a HUGE parent involvement in the school, far beyond what I ever saw with my four grown kids anywhere. The few complaints in reviews are not indicative of the overall experience at the school and sound like a few people going overboard with a minor personal experience with an individual or personality differences. I know Mrs. Buhl quite well and while some feel she is distant or uncaring, my opinion is she has always worked hard to make VWS the "best" (and she is very overworked). FYI, she has been promoted up into the school district and a new principal begins this school year, and she is a very kind and involved educator.

- submitted by a parent
August 02, 2011
We love Verdugo Woodlands! Our daughter is enrolled in the Japanese Dual Language Program, which is amazing. Great teachers and staff, and LOTS of parent involvement.

- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2011
This school has quite a few very lazy teachers and principal doesn't want to to anything about it. I have reported it to the principal but she was very negative about it. She is there to protect the lazy teacher not the students who suffered under the lazy teacher. I moved out from this school district. I would say 20% of the teachers are good.

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2011
We moved out of the district a few weeks ago and realized our 3rd grader still had money on her lunch account. I called the school and was redirected to food services. Found out we had about $10 left on the account and were told we couldn't get the money back because the bank charged $15 to do a refund. I asked if the money could be transfered to her new school and was told "no". Are you kidding me!!! I ended up having the money transfered to the account of one of the students in her class. This is absolutely ridiculous!

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2011
VW is a wonderful school! The teachers are great and very caring. Parents are very involved and create a community. I love this school and am very happy that my son is able to go here!

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2011
Verdugo Woodlands is a fantastic school with amazing parent involvement and dedicated and creative teachers and staff! Many arts programs are offered to students, as well. Love this school!

- submitted by a parent
March 09, 2011
6 1/2 hour wait just register, only to be told that utility bills were inacceptable. It is not specified on the information worksheet.

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no rating May 13, 2010
VW is a terrific school. My children have thrived, even when challenged. The administration is very good. Mrs Buhl is actually a very likable and caring principle. She has a huge job and little assistance. If you are pleseant and get involved, you will feel much more a part of the family. As for Pat, she is lovely and has taken great care of my entire family. Again, these hard working people need to be given some respect and understanding. They are dealing with 600 children and their families. I recommend involvement in volunteering in the classroom, help with the fundraising, attend the PTA and WAVE mtgs, get informed and involved!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 12, 2010
The parent involvement is key! A great community and lively parents make this a fantastic public, yes public, school for children in Glendale, CA.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 12, 2010
Excellent teachers and administration. Wonderful parent community. A gem of a neighborhood school.

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October 28, 2009
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September 11, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating June 17, 2009
My daughter is a second grader at VW and although the teachers at the school are great the principal Mrs. Buhl comes across as very insincere and cold. She is also not very accessible. The front staff is also very unpleasant, Pat the secretary is often rude and standoffish. She needs to retire!

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2009
My child completed kindergarten and first grade at VW. It's a very good school. The first grade teachers collaborate, so the curriculum is consistent across the board. The active PTA works to provide art and music programs during class. Out of class, the PTA presents drama programs, and helps set up optional after-school programs like chess, art, orchestra, etc. Another plus, is there is after school childcare onsite.

- submitted by a parent
March 22, 2009
I think it is a great school and teaches kids a good education and leads them the right way they need to go in order to have a good future and a successful career.

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February 06, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating August 26, 2008
VW is a great school. My son was supposed to go to another school but it was overcrowded so he was transferred to Verdugo for kindergarten. I'm so happy that he's a student at Verdugo. I can tell that the teachers really care about the students and the parents are really involved at every level. Also academically, this school ranks pretty well and that's also very important to me. Overall, I'm really happy with this school and plan to continue his education at VW through 6th grade.

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June 05, 2008
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March 08, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
August 21, 2007
The school has been around since the early 1900s and is the living image of an old-fashioned, yet academically-advanced elementary school. People from all over are flocking to buy property in the area just to send their kids here. It is a wonderful public school, never has been year-round unlike its neighbor schools, and has a warm, friendly, family atmosphere. It is a 2000s elementary school with a 1950s comfortable feel.

- submitted by a community member
no rating July 13, 2007
My kids attended preschool, kindergarten and now going to the first grade at Verdugo Woodlands. I have to say that I am very pleased with the school, teachers and overall progress of my kids.The principal knows each kid by name, I think that says a lot about the school.They have the best afterschool care program where my kids made so many friends, the teachers are great they treat each child like their own.It is a great school and I would recommend it to everybody. Suzi G.

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2006
We were only at Verdugo Woodlands for our daughter's kindergarten year. We moved and spent 1st grade at another school. All I can say is I wish every day we could go back to VW. It had everything going for it (and still does). A stellar, caring Principal who treated each child as if her own, great teachers, great parents. All working together. What more can I say?

- submitted by a parent
June 20, 2006
Very good school, they care about the students and parents are very very involved.

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March 16, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
December 12, 2005
A fantastic school...good cultural diversity, lots of extras, including Spanish classes, chess classes, Choir, Orchestra...Meet the Masters program introduces all students to master artists! Great parent involvement. But best of all, fantastic teachers who really care!

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 04, 2005
The teachers are quite caring and the good mixture of students in ethnicity promote divserse studying enviroment. There ae many extracurricular activities.

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May 23, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
April 08, 2005
Verdugo Woodlands is a blue ribbon school. The teachers are great. They have a very good Academic program. Parents can volunteer in the class rooms.

- submitted by a parent
November 23, 2004
This is our first year in V.W.E.S., our son is in 5th.,and We can tell that he's improving a lot, his teacher is constantly encouraging him. The reading program is outstanding. Our boy really enjoys school and on Sundays he s anxious to go back again.

- submitted by a parent
August 17, 2004
Outstanding Overall...I have 2 sons who attend and our family is proud to be a part of this school. The Administration, Teachers, Staff and Parents are all focused on the children and making our world a better place.

- submitted by a parent
July 23, 2004
Great School! Good teachers, great staff, nice campus, great atmosphere!

- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2003
This is an excellent school. Teacher/staff/student moral is high. Staff is extremely dedicated. There is a high degree of parent involvement both in the classroom and the PTA. API is well above the state mandated 800. Bravo to an excellent 'California Distinguished School'!

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2003
my son went to this school, and did wonderfully. The teachers are very involved and the parents are great, we are grateful he got great beginings there, the school is simply one of the finest in califonia.

- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2003
Overall this school is great. Both my children have attended this school. My daughter got extra help from teachers & day care staff to help when subjects were tough. She has since graduated. My son, who still attends, has done great in this school and has been encouraged to get out [of] the box and try new & challenging things. VW is [an] A+ school.

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Verdugo Woodlands Elementary School
1751 North Verdugo Road, Glendale, CA  91208
(818) 241-2433
Last modified Verdugo Woodlands Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Verdugo Woodlands Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 37 reviews. Top