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5361 Sisson Drive
Huntington Beach, CA 92649

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June 15, 2014
Our children attend Village View and we are very happy with the school. Great staff, and a wonderful new principal. My children have excelled both academically and socially at Village View. Sadly, there are some students with behavioral issues that take a significant amount of the staff's time and attention. The fact that Village View was just selected as a California Distinguished School is a testament to all of the hard work of the staff and the majority of parents at the school who are responsible and involved in the children's education.

- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2014
Village View just received the California Distinguished School Award for excellence. I'm so sad people have shared such negative remarks about the staff. Individual problems do not necessarily reflect the whole school.

- submitted by a teacher
April 28, 2014
My child still has scars from attending this school. One of the teachers my child had clearly did not like my child and my child knew it. It was very difficult and sad. In 4th Grade, my child would often get study guides on Friday nights for tests on Monday. My child had up to 1.5-2 hours of homework a night which I call "academic brutality." The principal and teacher at that time would not listen to me when I tried to get my daughter help with being bullied (I had already worked with her at home for over a year). They instead made light of it. The teacher even "grilled" my child in front of me, basically accusing my child of dishonesty. That same bully continued to bully my child in Middle School. The upper class parents run the school as far as I can see. A very cold atmosphere if you were not in the "In crowd." Loved the music teacher and Mrs. Mikealean. Both were kind and loving people who seemed to care about kids more than their room environment. I hope the principal today is someone who is warm and cares, like Mr. Jetzer was. Some staff took a needy child under their wing. The child got special privileges. My child was hurt when she could not get some attention too. Wrong!

- submitted by a parent
April 10, 2014
My daughter attends Village View and the Kids Club after school program. I was concerned when my daughter had to leave private school due to financial constraints. Her first year at Village View has been better than I could have hoped. The Kids Club is great. The kids are supervised and encouraged to participate in group activities. My daughter has not had any negative experiences and her grades are wonderful.

- submitted by a parent
March 24, 2014
YAY Village View up 16 points in API test. All the hard work of the teachers and our kids is really paying off. The new principal is present and engaged and it feels like the school is going in the right direction! I guess the API tests are just more proof!

- submitted by a parent
August 11, 2013
The whole system is struggling & our teachers get the wrath for it. This year i was terrified when i found out my child was going into a combo class. Thankfully Miss. Davis (who was new to our school) was fantastic. She was so great with the kids & knew how to balance the k/1.She would cater to each child differently, suited to their personality (every child is different and not one way of teaching works for alll. She recognized this). Unfortunately miss. Davis is a temp. & has not been hired back. Every parent was so sad. It is the board that should start cracking down & making changes, listening to voices. PTA has a tough job. They dont like Asking for money, but our school & kids need fundraisers to have supplies & programs People are blaming our teachers for sending flyers home....our teachers dont want to send them home. The teachers are given those flyers to put in the folders. We cant rely on teachers 100%. These are our children,we need to help too. If they arent being challenged enough at school, speak up or challenge them at home. One teacher and 29 students, come on now, lets give them a break & try to come together as a community for our children.

- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2013
This school has gone down hill. The teachers have been allowed to run the show due to a revolving door on the principal's office over the past 5 years. Any principal at this school is powerless over the teachers. There are many teachers at this school who have no business teaching children. All the teachers care about is collecting their paycheck and pension, with the exception of only 2 or 3 teachers. If you have a boy "watch out". Teachers have been reprimanded for bullying boys and almost every boy is berated and deemed to have ADD or ADHD simply because they are boys. Without the school's PTA there would be no music, no art, no computers, nothing, so fundraising is important to give the kids the basics, otherwise the school would be bare bones. The buildings are very old, the driveway entrance is a nightmare and dangerous and no one who takes a paycheck at the school cares enough to make needed changes. If you are covered in tattoos and have pierced lips you will fit in perfectly as a parent at this school - if not, look elsewhere to educate your child, especially if you want a positive learning environment.

- submitted by a parent
February 27, 2013
There is a fantastic new principal here at Village View. Her leadership is to commended. I read some of the other reviews here and I don't think it is fair to judge the teachers because of fliers that go home for fundraising via the PTA. The teachers spend large portions of their own money for supplies, center activities, etc for the students. With the budget cuts around the state, fundraising is a fact of life. I have been to other schools and Village View has had one fundraiser this year, the silent auction, compared to when we were in South County, we had a flier come home every two weeks for some type of fundraiser. The teachers at Village are fair and consistent. They love the students are always helping. Again, when I was in Capistrano Unified, I saw teachers berating students in the hallways, constantly complaining and they were miserable. I have never seen that at Village View. The teachers differentiate instruction for all students, they utilize the resources available on campus to enhance learning and they are great communicators.

- submitted by a parent
December 14, 2012
Unfortunately, I have to agree with the bad reviews about this school. And we are on the other side of the coin. My son is academically very advanced, very social and active child. Unfortunately, these teacher have absolutely no idea how to engage advanced kids into activities that will be interesting for them and help them improve even better. He is extremely bored, his homework takes him less than 10 minutes, and he is not encouraged to advance any further. Also, if you are a working parent and are unable to volunteer your time and engage in all the teacher gossiping and cattiness, your child s academic performance will go unrecognized and he will have to witness unfair treatment, which is very bad for a small child s self esteem. I also heard from other parents that some of these teachers pick on kids which is extremely wrong. I only hope that the new principle gets more involved and closely supervises these teachers work if they want to see any improvement. Because whether your child needs help or he is an advanced child, a lot of these teachers lack basic skills for working with children in general. We will be changing schools next year.

- submitted by a parent
July 21, 2012
Do not enroll your child in this school. The principal is horrible as well as the "kids club" after school program. Some of the teachers are ok but I really have nothing positive to say about this school. Too much gossip and catiness between staff and I have to agree with too much fundrasing and "money". When did schools become about money not to mention the "huge" class sizes.

- submitted by a parent
April 11, 2012
Village View has been a school in our family for decades. My mother, aunts, uncles, my husband, his younger brother and now our daughter attends there. Soon both our boys will be attending there as well. I would have to agree with the two top comments that i think the school focuses on way too much fundraising & donations and that the teachers send home way too much homework. Especially for first graders. Not to mention that my daughter is having some difficulties in school and is extremly shy and it just seems to us that her teacher is very hard on her and hurts her feelings a lot. she loved school last year. This year every morning it's a struggle to get her to go. we are hoping we have a better expeirence next year or we will be switching schools. As for the principle & office staff, they are very nice, patient and have been helpful. Now to work on these not so friendly teachers..........

- submitted by a parent
November 19, 2010
Way too much time is spent on fun activities and all they are focused on is donations and fund raising. If you want your child to spend a special day with their teacher you have to pay for it. Isn t everyday supposed to be a special day with their teacher? Learning with their teacher should be considered special, not field trips. There are no school performances jus for the kids and their parents without you having to buy T-shirts or something of the kind. Nobody seems to care about the academic growth of the kids. No reading or math competition or any education challenging events. All the important benefits of education are undermined and too much emphasis is put on completely unimportant things.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 05, 2010
The teachers and staff are great! All the kids really enjoy attending school there.

- submitted by a parent
November 04, 2010
I have three children at Village View and they are excelling academically beyond expectations. Great school, great teachers, lots of school activities for kids to participate in...love it!

- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2010
Very little focus on academic development. If you would like to know what is expected from your child knowledge wise you would have to ask for it yourself. The teacher will not remember to include that in the folder. Yet you will get TONS of donation request flyers, ruffle tickets you are supposed to sell, coupons and various other activities of this kind. Too much focus on holiday festivities, special days, field trips and everything else besides what we really send our kids to school for: Education! Not enough writing or reading practicing, most of the work is sent home. Student evaluations depend on how much time and money you are willing to spend for the school and some teachers lack basic skills for working with young children like patience and understanding.

- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2010
Village View has high academic expectations and also teaches its students to "be kind, be safe & be responsible," a reminder that behavior is just as important as academics. My children say, "It's the best school ever!"

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 28, 2010
Village View has highly qualified, incredibly dedicated group of teachers, hard-working devoted PTA parents, and a wonderful team of support staff.

- submitted by a teacher
February 07, 2010
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September 04, 2009
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June 04, 2009
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May 20, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2008
My daughter started at Village View this year and we both really love the school. The Principle is great, friendly and on the ball. Her teacher is fantastic and I love how we are always kept informed of everything going on. The school is really organized, clean and the kids are well disciplined. When your child wakes up every morning excited toa great school. morning excited to be going to school

- submitted by a parent
September 11, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating June 13, 2008
This is our second year attending Village View as a 'school of choice' with the open enrollment option. The new principal, Mr. Jetzer, has improved upon an already fantastic program. I'm thrilled with the quest for excellence, after-school programs, focus on the GATE program and the balanced approach to RTI he has implemented. We couldn't be happier at this school and strongly encourage you to consider this school for your child!

- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2008
Great school and good teachers. Principal Jetzer is a good addition.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 16, 2008
Excellent school! My daughter started Kindergarten there this year well below standards and now is beyond where she needs to be to start First grade. Tons of parental involvement.

- submitted by a parent
April 08, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2008
Awesome school, Mr. Jetzer is a wonderful principle and for the most part, all of the parents are closely involved in their childrens lives.

- submitted by a parent
October 20, 2007
I always knew Village View is a wonderful school. Two of my kids went there. We moved to the state of Washington last year and we are extremely disappointed in the public schools here. My kids were learning a lot more at VV. Their academic standard is so much higher than the school my kids are attending now in WA.

- submitted by a parent
July 05, 2007
VV has been a pleasant school for my son over the past four years of his academic life.I do feel, however, that the academic standards are low and many of the kids are just floating by because they aren't being challenged enough. Parent involvement is amazing though and the functions that are set up for the school blow any other school in the district away.

- submitted by a parent
June 29, 2007
This is the most amazing school! We are so blessed that our boys attend Village View. From Principle to teachers to staff this school is by far the best!!

- submitted by a parent
October 09, 2006
We are in our third year at VV & our experience has been very positive. The teaching staff range in age and experience but as an active parent at the school w/teachers & it's PTA it is evident that these teachers care very deeply about the children and their education. Mrs. Dreifus is a devoted, compassionate yet firm Principal. She is very highly respected by her Staff and Parents. Given the current education constraints, She works enormously hard on behalf of her students. T. O'Connell

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2006
Nice school, good teachers, weak admin, very weak on teasing and bullying issues. Extreme favoritism. Great pta. Great api scores.

- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2006
The techniques the teachers use for diciplining are somewhat mean and demeaning. Favoritism is blatant and teachers will talk and laugh in front of parents about favorite students and yelling in class. The school's test scores are high but I see a lot of immaturity in some of the teachers.

- submitted by a parent
March 18, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2005
Excellent community school with a responsive principal and a highly qualified staff. Children come first and it is very evident!

- submitted by a teacher
May 06, 2005
My son started Kindergarten this year at Village View school. I have to say that the K program has been wonderful. The principal, staff, teachers and parents that are a part of this school are all nop notch! My son absolutely loves going to school and I have been very impressed with the academic style and programs this school offers. I would like to see the school focus a little more on music, but as I understand it most schools have cut music programs drastically (some don't have them at all any more). The arts and crafts piece of my sons day is great and makes doing his homework with him very fun. I would highly recommend this school to any parent!

- submitted by a parent
April 03, 2005
Village View is a Great School. The parents are very involved which makes for better students. Although sometimes the Administration may falter with which grade to have which teacher teach, this seems to be due to the needs of the ever growing student body. The Administration does seem to listen to concerns and come up with solutions; it's always good to know that you have some sort of voice in your childs education.

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March 31, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
no rating March 03, 2005
I think the parent envolvment is really good.

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February 03, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2004
Terrific school. The Principal is a caring, well trained leader. Staff is motivated and educated. our children are learning at an amazing rate.

- submitted by a parent
September 04, 2004
I have 2 kids who attend the school. If you have a child who has no learning difficulties, this is a great school. However, if you have a child with unique needs or some learning challenges (i.e. doesn't fit the 'mold'), then you might want to check around for ones more prepared to meet the individual needs of the students. This school has an excellent program that meets the needs of 'severely handicapped' children. Overall, this school is fine. Not excellent, not terrible, but just 'ok'.

- submitted by a parent
June 07, 2004
I love this school! More importantly, my Daughter loves this school. She looks forward to class everyday and Village View has done nothing but encourage her love of learning! I attended Village View as a child and I am so glad that it has remained open, unlike many other elementary schools in the area. The curriculum is flexible and will grow with your childs ability. If your child excels in a certain subject; your child is allowed to continue to a level that fits her/his ability so she/he can continue to be challenged. I highly recommend Village View to any parent moving into the area. -J. Harris

- submitted by a parent
December 06, 2003
I have two children enrolled at Village View. One is doing great, and this has been a positive experience for him. My other has some learning disorders which has posed great challenged for her. I think the school is great with regard to average to above average children who don't need extra help, but this school needs improvement in recognizing and understanding children with learning disorders.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 20, 2003
Village View is a great school. The teacher Rock! My kids have loved all of them that they have had. The school could use some extra activities like PE and Music for all grades and stuff like that but all and all it is improving one step at a time!

- submitted by a parent
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Village View Elementary School
5361 Sisson Drive, Huntington Beach, CA  92649
(714) 846-2801
Last modified Village View Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Village View Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 46 reviews. Top