Students enrolled 456
School leader Toni McShane
Transportation options Yes
District Lafayette Elementary

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3855 Happy Valley Road
Lafayette, CA 94549

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(925) 927-3560
(925) 284-5973
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4 stars
Based on 8 ratings

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November 29, 2012
Students want to be there,dedicated teachers, progressive teaching-critical and creative, great leadership and parents CARE and roll up their sleeves to be part of the community and success!

- submitted by a parent
June 27, 2012
The Lafayette schools are just the best of the worst as far as public schools...save your money, buy a less expensive house and invest in a private school education. Your kids will thank you and you won't have to deal with the attitude public school teachers and administrators give you. The best decision we ever made was to leave!

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August 28, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2006
My daughter is in Kindergarten and her teacher is terrific. She emphasizes academics but not at the expense of social development. Learning while playing is key to development. Homework is optional, which also has a statement on it saying, 'Homework should be fun. If it isn't, don't do it'. The teacher really cares about the children, that is clearly evident. My daughter gets instruction in music and art from the Lafayette Arts & Science Foundation (LASF). Parent involvement is a must and the rate of involvement is very high.

- submitted by a parent
November 14, 2005
Happy Valley is wonderful school with not only amazing teachers, but also an abundance of resources such as a great school libruary, excellent extracurricular activities, and afterschool student support/programs (great for working parents).

- submitted by a teacher
September 13, 2004
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July 07, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
March 05, 2004
I have had three children graduate from this elemetary school. I currently have one in fifth grade and a two year old who will follow into this same elementary school. The three older children had a long time Principal and the rules were not negotiable if the 'violation' was serious and on going. The new Principal, is doing a good job but not when it comes to the overal safety and discipline of all children. She is doing a good job with the younger children so this will improve with time. I love the location of the school and the Parent involvement. The Staff and Teachers are committed to doing the best for all of the children at the school.

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Happy Valley Elementary School
3855 Happy Valley Road, Lafayette, CA  94549
(925) 927-3560
Last modified Happy Valley 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.
Happy Valley Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 8 reviews. Top