My last of three children has gone to this exceptional school. The teachers are very well qualified, motivational, and help instill creativity in students. Students not only learn by conventional means, but also by conducting hands on experiments in science, learning by cooking, and helping out on the farm. This school has a diverse population of students including special ED and many english as a second language students. The atmosphere of the school is friendly and caring. The only draw back to this school is that it doesn't offer a GATE program, so every year it loses its brightest students to Circle View (OVSD GATE school comprised of 65+% of Asian students). Overall this is a great school!
i'VE HAD 3 KIDS AT gOLDEN vIEW AND i LOVE THE TEACHERS. PARENTS AND THE WONDERFUL FARM.
Wonderful school that provides a great education and a nurturing environment. Parent involvment enables lots of extras like running club and school wide events. The farm is very unique and gives fun learning opportunities you wont find at most schools.
My families experience with Golden View started in 1995 with my oldest son entering Kindergarten. It ended after my 3rd child graduated 5th grade in 2003. We loved the school, the teachers, the families, and the farm. We watched new playgrounds come in and the farm getting many overhauls. We partcipated in most fundraisers. My children still have many friends they have made from kindergarten. (the Brat Pack). Now, I have a 4th child and he will be entering Golden View next year. I am so very excited for him and myself to do this all over again. I know that many teachers are probably gone and I know there is a new principal since we last attended, but I'm confident that the basis of education and family has not changed. Look out Golden View, here comes Mikey.
This is our fourth year at Golden View (3 children) and we have been extremely satisfied with all aspects. I had heard negative things about the open floor plan and this was my biggest concern going in. However, fast forward 5 years and you find classrooms with children who actually sit and listen. From the time they enter kindergarten they are taught on a daily basis that disruption is not acceptable. I have one child who entered another school with a closed classroom and the noise level was a shock coming from an environment where you can hear a pin drop sometimes. The teachers and prinicpal make positive behavior a top priority here and the children's ability to learn follows from that. The PTO does just enough fundraising without bombarding you. And you can't beat the farm. It's a hoot for kids to have recess next to the goats and chickens.
this school has the best teachers i'd ever had and shows the best performance in teaching each and every single student there..
Golden View focuses on developing a well-rounded individual. The many hands-on examples he had in class (such as growing baby chicks) serve to reinforce what is being taught. My son was able to grasp advanced concepts and explain them to me after learning them in class. A highly energetic (and distracting) little boy, his teachers worked with him on his concentration until he excelled in his studies. We have attended for 3 years and have had many contacts with teachers and principals and can say that they definitely provide support. The extra-curricular activities are also excellent, such as the farm, literary picnic, Halloween show, and many others. Parent and community involvement is extremely high compared to what I have seen at other schools. We came from a private kindergarten and were extremely cautious about choosing a public school - that being said, I have absolutely no regrets about Golden View.
I went to Golden View, now I'm in 8th grade. I'm very fortunate that I went to this school. Its an amazing school but the only thing that I didn't like was that the class rooms had open walls so you could see and hear the other teachers and students talking and it got very distracting. But they have a farm and it was really fun and taught you to be responsible,They have a monthly art class, weekly music class for 4th and 5th grade and every year they have a carnival. Most of the teachers are very nice and supportive. I wish I hadn't took this school for granite and If you're choosing a school for your child Golden View is the perfect place!
This is a wonderful school, amazing farm with animals and a garden, and an open floor plan for the classes...its perfect.
This school has a good family base and a farm that is totally hands on for a great learning experience. Emphasis is great on reading comprehension and family and student involvement in activities and education. Needs improvement in helping students that are struggling as the school seems to favor those who are doing well academically
What a great experience my family is having at Golden View. We just participated in a farm clean up day that was attended by both Golden View Families and other folks from the community. I feel very fortunate to be here and look forward to getting more involved in the garden.
I'm a grandparent but pick up my kids and help out. The school is wonderful with a working farm.The teachers are interactive and interested in the kids. I'm very impressed with the activities and the way they keep the kids interest in learning.
This is my son't first year at Golden View. He is in first grade. He has had a fantastic experience. Mrs. Burkett has truly inspired him. I love the open classrooms. Never have I seen such well-behaved and quiet children. The farm gives the students opportunites above and beyond what other Huntington Beach schools offer. So far, excellent.....looking forward to 2nd grade.
Wonderful school! Golden View is a happy place to learn because students and people come first. Respect, responsibility and safety are the golden rules and all three are evident. Mostly excellent or very good teachers and staff who love kids and their job. Great staff, kids, parents, environment, neighborhood and animals what more could we want for our children?
The teacher is beyond my expectation. My kids went to a private preschool and they are expensive but at Golden View it is free and the quality is the same.
Golden View Elementary School is located in a fanatastic, safe neighborhood. The community is involved, mostly by engaging in the unique and spacious farm. Many of the techers have been committed to educating students in a fun and creative manner for many years-- they have a staff whose dedication is reflected in their successive years of well-tenured service. Most importantly, they take test scores very seriously, but student bliss foremost. The library and the amphitheater are particularly impressive. The only issue I am aware of is a need for more computers. Oh, and there seems to have been a little bit of a shake up at the upper administrative levels.
I really love this school. I have two children who attend. They have had great teachers who really care about the well being. I am disappointed when parents want to leave because of the open enviroment. It teaches children to be respectful of others. The farm is a really nice extra, the kids take pride in helping and caring for the animals. It is a great school. A warm and caring enviroment that lets kids excel.
I think they are doing a diservice in regards to bilingual instructions being sent home. My child is not being taught a 2nd language, Spanish is not taught, all classes are conducted in English, etc. Parents enjoying the priveledge of having their children learn here should also have to speak the language.
My daughter has attended GV for almost 5 years and the teachers honestly care about the students. There is a large focus on reading at this school however, I think they could focus a little more on math. Besides that I think the school is great!
My daughter has attended Golden View for five years, and she loves going to school every day! While teaching the California state standards, teachers at GV instill a passion for learning by providing creative and innovative lessons that make acquiring new skills fun. Golden View is a positive, caring, and safe environment for children to attend school. Thanks to each and every staff member that contributes to making GV such a wonderful place to be!
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