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Lancaster, CA
Students enrolled: 857

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3310 West Avenue L-8
Lancaster, CA 93536

(661) 943-2451
(661) 943-9103
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May 02, 2014
Valley View has many good points and some great teachers who are truly concerned for your children and their overall sucess like Mrs. Stoltenburg and Mrs. Smyles. However, the bad out weighs the good in this case. Especially the upper grade teachers who are ego driven and are counter productive by distancing parents and making enemies out of their bread and butter. They are always right and quick to tell you how awful your kids are, but no solutions. It comes down to this: some teachers love kids and some teachers love jobs. Avoid this school, it's mostly miserable people making children miserable. Most of us are under the impression that only children are bullies, but some of the worst bullies are teachers.

- submitted by a parent

September 29, 2013
Just hope Jen Jasak will NOT be teaching your child and make sure she does NOT have anything to do with your child. SHE is a fake and a phony !! She can't have children of her own and Forced her husband to Neglect his son from previous marriage because of her own in security and jealousy!! BEWARE!

- submitted by a community member

April 20, 2011
If this is the standard for what is a good school, I question what is being accepted as adequate for the educational system in this area. Aids who have the responsibility of keeping an eye on the students require courses in controlling their own behavior and the principal should not be permitted to feign ignorance in issues that are brought to his attention numerous times throughout the school year by various parents. There is a lack of any accountability and staff members pass the blame on to one another, while the actual problems of discipline and conduct go unattended. I challenge any parent of a child at this school to see for themselves what is actually going on after they drop them off. Be proactive and spend time with them in the lunchroom, in the classrooms, TRY getting in to see the principal, TRY and see if they return messages, and see exactly what the children are learning is appropriate attitudes from the ones who are supposed to be role models. For those fortunate to receive any school imput, compare that to a higher ranking school as decide for yourself if you are willing to give your child Valley View's mediocre learning experience.

- submitted by a parent

October 09, 2010
they have AWESOME special education teachers....my daughter has exceeded expectations.....

- submitted by a parent

August 24, 2010
This is a great school!! They just received the California Distinguished School Award...and they truly deserve it!! Great job Valley View!

- submitted by a community member

June 04, 2010
My son has attended Valley View for the last 2 years. His teachers have been great & his attitude toward learning has greatly improved. The teachers and staff are all very friendly and helpful.

- submitted by a parent

March 09, 2010
This use to be one of the best schools in the area now it is one of the worst, The principal is never available, on the rare occasion he is there, he is not involved with any of the students or what is going on. Most of the kids have never seen him and dont even know who he is. The only thing I have seen him do is come to the defense of his teachers and staff when an angry parent has had enough. That leaves the vice principal in charge of much everything at the school and she is very rude and dishonest. This school cares more about there reputation then it does of the safety and well being of there students. They will not acknowledge serious behavior issues of there students and they have no backbone when it comes to enforcing behavior policies. The teachers are worse.

- submitted by a parent

June 14, 2007
As the 2006/2007 school year comes to an end, all I can say is that VV is wonderful. This is my sons second year here, being here for 1st and 2nd grades, and we have been truley blessed with the wonderful teachers he has had. This school is very parent involved and has great pride. It is wonderful to see the Princepal or Vice Princepal welcoming the children to school every morning, it shows they're involved with the kids. My son is very excited about school 95% of the time. I would reccommend this school to anyone. Thanks VV...keep up the great work.

- submitted by a parent

November 01, 2006
My son attended VV for 2 1/2 years before we moved to the other side of town. Big mistake! After experiencing Lancaster school district for just 1/2 an academic year, we are moving (at great expense) back to Westside Union. VV has a lot of parent involvement, and aside from one bad experience with one teacher, I had tons of feedback from the school; and I felt the teachers were grateful to see parent involvement. Also, VV was the only school around to offer an after-school program, very handy for working parents. Maybe it's not 'fair' to compare after such a terrible experience elsewhere, but we can't wait to get back into the district, and hopefully, Valley View itself. I believe Westside is the best district in the AV, and VV elementary is the best school my son has attended yet.

- submitted by a parent

August 28, 2006
I was very disappointed in quality of teaching as well as the burned out teacher attitude expressed from 80% of the staff. I did come across a few teachers who seemed to love their field, but for the most part I saw far too many teachers with bad dispositions. My daughter's Kindergarten teacher (1st Yr) crumpled her spelling test and threw it away because she wrote ahead. My daughter was devastated not to mention horribly embarrassed! One of many unprofessional and very disturbing situations my child endured in Kindergarten! The principal is useless in these matters as she is oblivious to the screaming teachers around her. Some of the teachers need additional courses on discipline and responding better to children instead of intimidation and yelling. Other teachers at this school should consider a new profession.

- submitted by a parent

June 07, 2006
I found this school to be awesome,my children transferred from the Lancaster school district.It met my expectations and more.I find the west side district a little more enthusiastic about teaching children.

- submitted by a parent

March 31, 2006
We love this school. Our daughter used to be in a very expensive private school and when we transferred her here we couldn't believe how much better it was. All the teachers she has had are fantastic, in 4th grade she has mastered power point, and been given and learned how to use a PDA. They are on the money with the basics also. There is a lot of homework and they have to carry a lot of books around, but she is getting a great education!

- submitted by a parent

September 15, 2004
This school seems to have alot of parent participation. The teachers are very involved also. The children are not allowed to leve the campus until the teacher 'sees' the childs parent/guardian, and releases the child. I think that is a really good practice in this day and age.

- submitted by a parent

May 02, 2004
I am a substitute teacher and a parent and I can honestly say this is the best school in the Antelope Valley, bar none! The atmosphere at this school is noticably friendlier and more loving than others. Very favorable demographics here. You almost feel like you have traveled back in time to when we were kids. My son came from a private school and had to struggle to catch up to the students here. Once he did, he blossomed and is now an honor student in Jr. High. I give Valley View full credit. If you live in this district and your child is in private school, you can save yourself a bunch of money and give your child a superior education by enrolling them in Valley View. I cant say enough. Plus, the campus has lots of shade and a big grassy playground with nice play structures.

- submitted by a parent

October 01, 2003
I love this school. The teachers and principal are awesome. My daughter has a reading level of 2 grades higher then she is in. The school is like family. They have a great PTA board.

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September 09, 2003
I love this school! Everyone there that I have personally dealt with. Parents & teachers have been great. My only complaint is the people in the office tend to be quite rude. They make you feel like your 'bothering them.'

- submitted by a parent

August 25, 2003
I have been tremendously impressed by this school. Coming from a private school I have noticed that my child seemed better educated. As for the partner teachers, I feel it is a good experience for the children. They get the very best from both of the teacher. Something along the lines of junior high when they will have a different teacher every period.

- submitted by a parent
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June 19, 2003
I feel the idea of 'partner' teachers is the worst thing that has happened to the elementary school system in recent years. One teacher one week and one the next week does not give the children or the teachers a chance to really 'connect' with the students. In addition, one teacher may have certain ideas of teaching, be different in strictness -- the other completely different. This situation which exists at Valley View really did not help my child - but rather hindered the progress of the child. I feel this should be done away with completely in the schools system.

- submitted by a community member

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Valley View Elementary School
3310 West Avenue L-8, Lancaster, CA  93536
(661) 943-2451
Last modified Valley View Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Valley View Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 24 reviews. Top