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K-6
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Los Angeles, CA
Students enrolled: 250
Before care: No
After care: Yes

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6921 Woodrow Wilson Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90068

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(323) 851-0020
(323) 851-6185
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August 28, 2014
This school is the best kept secret in education. Small class sizes, a super active and enthusiastic PTA, and teachers who are accessible at all times. It is an open-door environment where everyone knows each other and works together as a real "village", so to speak. It is a wonderful place to watch children flourish!

- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2014
Moving from a small town to the big city, we were terrified about sending our son to school in LA. All of the private schools were too expensive and all of the charter and magnet schools had a waiting list too long to even attempt at. I did some research and found schools that offer the SAS program, these include schools with high API scores. Our son tested into both Franklin Avenue Elementary school and Valley View. Franklin Avenue is an incredibly tough school to get into and our son got in only through the SAS program and a lottery!! After careful consideration we chose Valley View and I wholeheartedly believe we made the best choice. Less than 250 students in grades TK-6?! We made instant friends with so many families here and I feel that I have made some lifelong friendships. This is now our second year at Valley View and I wouldn't choose anywhere else. Every parent puts their sweat and love into this school and with a staff that does the same our children have so many advantages.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2014
We love this school, which exceeded our expectations. We had heard horror stories about LAUSD but our wonderful, little elementary school is truly a hidden gem in the Hollywood Hills. We have great teachers, music and drama after school programs, free after school care until 6 pm, an edible garden and much more. Great parent involvement. Our son is thriving here and our other son will likely start transitional kindergarten here next year.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2014
This is a wonderful little school! I have two daughters at VV, in kinder and 2nd. The teachers are wonderful and dedicated, and there is such a sense of community. There's a very active PTA, which raises funds for school programs, an awesome edible garden, and it is one of the few schools I know of that you can actually go on campus to pick up/drop off your child...which reinforces that sense of community. You get to know everyone at the school, which is so great. I can't imagine sending my kids anywhere else! It truly is a special school.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2014
Valley View Elementary school is a gem! Its intimate size creates an involved, charming and friendly community. This school has an ideal environment for learning. Our son loves going to school here and we're delighted with it.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2014
Valley View is Pleasant, joyful, and fun. The low student count is fantastic for my son, it allows his teacher to give him more one on one attention unlike other schools. They have activities, field trips, and two wonderful gardens which the students get to enjoy. Valley View is well put together and organized which I love.

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2014
My son has been attending for the last three years. It has been a wonderful school school for us. The teachers are great and truly care about the students and education. This year, we had an opportunity to attend Melrose Ave Magnet. We chose to stay at Valley View Elementary because of the students to teacher ratio. Second grade classes have only 17 students and one great teacher and one teacher assistant. It is such a small school that everyone knows each other like a family. We are fortunate to be here.

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2014
This school is a hidden gem up in the hills! We love it - not only my husband and I, but our two boys as well. Great PTA, strong community and an AMAZING garden! It's wonderful and I highly recommend it. It does take a village ... and I'm very lucky to be part of one!

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2014
Valley View Elementary School is a unique public school with small class size and diverse student body supported by a dynamic and caring school community.

- submitted by a teacher
August 25, 2014
Valley View Elementary is Los Angeles' best kept secret. With small class sizes, great community and parent involvement, dedicated teachers and the cozy bungalow campus, Valley View is a school where students can learn, grow and develop in a school that feels like it belongs in a small town. At Valley View children feel connected to their school, their neighborhood, the teachers, and fellow students and that promotes learning and growth. The facilities and programs are excellent and I highly recommend this school

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2014
My son loves going to school every day. He enjoys his friends and teachers. It's a wonderful small school where it feels like family.

- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2014
We have a child in kindergarten at Valley View. We could not be more thrilled. The school has a wonderful, small town feel. The families are so friendly and welcoming. My child has an amazing teacher with only 14 children in her class. She is so incredibly happy every day when I pick her up. She says "I love kindergarten!". I am so so happy to have found this wonderful community of involved parents and devoted teachers. It's a blessing to find a public school which feels like a small private school.

- submitted by a parent
August 21, 2014
This school has a personal touch and accessible size that is rare in LAUSD. The principal may not be the best salesperson when talking to adults, but she knows the kids by name and takes the time to chat with them! We love that the school doesn't 'teach to the test', and instead focuses on well-rounded subjects, including the arts. Also appreciate that the teachers really know the children's strengths and weaknesses. My child got appropriate challenge work last year to keep him engaged, and is reading several years above his grade level. My child gets up early in the morning without a fuss to go here. That pretty much says it all..

- submitted by a parent
August 21, 2014
Valley View is an exceptional public school, with fantastic amenities and an inspiring sense of collective purpose. It is one of the smallest (if not THE smallest) student bodies in LAUSD, but the faculty and the savvy PTA manage to bring horizon-broadening academic and enrichment opportunities to the kids all year long. The campus itself is picturesque, tucked into the beautiful Hollywood Hills, and every year the students, parents and staff come together to paint a beautiful mural in the parking area. There is a great computer lab, a wonderful library with a devoted librarian on staff, a comprehensive arts program, PE, and even a spelling bee. My daughter loves going to school every day, and I love being a citizen of this wonderfully supportive academic community.

- submitted by a parent
August 21, 2014
Valley View is an amazing little school. We had an opportunity to attend several well known private schools and ultimately decided on Valley View because of the size of the school, outstanding teachers and parental involvement. It is great to be able to walk my daughter into her kindergarten classroom and converse with all the other (by the way, cool) parents each day. You will not find better kindergarten teachers anywhere. Our daughter absolutely loves going to school, is excited about learning and has made great friends. We feel so fortunate to be a part of this community.

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2014
Valley View is the cutest little school. We have two daughters going here, one in 2nd grade and one in 5th grade. We simply love this school, we have our own garden where the children plant their own vegetables, the teachers are more then fantastic and for us everything is about the teachers. I really recommend Valley View Elementary!!!

- submitted by a parent
August 18, 2014
This is our second year at Valley View and we couldn't be happier. The size of the school is a rare find in LAUSD or any other nearby district. Because of this there is a complete sense of community. Everyone supports each other and there is a real familiarity with the teachers and administration. Children are constantly engaged and challenged to be curious and learn all aspects of what they are studying. The garden and art programs are a treat as are all the after school opportunities. School spirit is fantastic and the PTA makes fundraising FUN for everyone. We are very lucky to have found Valley View and the wonderful teachers and families that also attend this prize of a school along with us.

- submitted by a parent
August 16, 2014
Great gem of a school!! Great teachers as well as students!! Amazing parents that are very involved! Two thumbs up!

- submitted by a community member
August 15, 2014
Hidden Gem! Amazing teachers, wonderful active PTA and supportive parents. My child has thrived here as well as his friends. Small enough so that no student gets lost. The teachers are very hands on and academically challenging to meet each student where they are. The kids have access to the library all the time which most schools don't offer in the public system. It's also one of the few public schools that still does fields trips for the kids! This is a wonderful place! They have edible and butterfly gardens and good after school programs like Drama Maniacs and a Music Program. Highly recommend

- submitted by a parent
August 15, 2014
This amazing little school is fantastic! My daughter started in Kindergarten and had the BEST teacher ever...she has thrived in reading and math and has a great group of friends! The school is small so everyone knows everyone. The teachers are readily available to us as well and the PTA is great!

- submitted by a parent
April 12, 2014
This has been my first year at Valley View and I just love it. The families and teachers have been warm and welcoming, the kids in my daughter's class are just lovely. I joined the PTA right at the start and the whole experience has been very positive. I feel I get a voice at the school. I also volunteered to be a room parent which has given me a chance to know my daughter's teacher better and the other parents. My child loves her teacher, loves her friends and even loves the principal! This was not my local school - I went out of my way to get my child into it and very happy I did.

- submitted by a parent
January 14, 2014
Dear greatschools.org please stop block my posts. Everyone should be able to say about this school what he experienced.

- submitted by a parent
January 07, 2014
Haha... I think I know who posted the "run for your lives" review. It's funny how people who can't adapt to change just skedaddle. The changes that have happened at Valley View over the past couple of years have been wonderful for the kids and the school. As far as the grades past 3rd- a couple of teachers have retired in the past 2 years, and every new teacher that the principal has brought in has been amazing. So Valley View continues to get even better. As a parent, I can say my kids love it here and are flourishing. I am also impressed with the kids at this school- after 2 years of different camps and being exposed to kids from all over the city, I can say that there are a lot of rude spoiled brats and mean girls out there. My kids had to deal with a lot of these at different camps. Thankfuly, they have expereienced very little of this at Valley View, and in this day in age, that's saying a lot.

- submitted by a parent
September 06, 2013
Valley View Elementary is not just a school, it is a community, it is an involved network of students, teachers, parents and volunteers. The schools commitment to improving on a daily basis is supported by an incredible PTA group. The students not only want to attend school, it is hard to get them to leave at the end of the day. I thoroughly enjoy the network of parents and the enthusiasm shown by all involved. The school needs to speed up repairs to the play equipment but honestly there is nothing I could complain about when I have two incredibly happy children in Kindergarten and 2nd Grade. You would be lucky to be a part of this school.

- submitted by a parent
September 04, 2013
This is my second year here at Valley View and I could not be happier. The parents here are incredibly caring, involved and motivated. The PTA raises an amazing amount of money considering the student body size (which happens to be a giant perk!). There are free after school music programs, field trips, a library, a computer lab, an art teacher and other amazing perks. The campus is small, cute and friendly, belying the fact that it's a public school in the middle of Hollywood. Valley View feels like a home away from home.

- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2013
I wrote a positive review 2 days ago about this school and said that the bullying issue had 3 sides to it and that I was very happy with the school as a new parent. The next day there was yet ANOTHER negative review insinuating that my review was a "false positive written by administration". When I tried to post another review defending my post, my ORIGINAL positive review disappeared so I guess you can't post more than one using the same email. So I would like to say that no, I am not admin. I am a concerned parent, just like everyone. But I do believe bullying starts at home and if we don't take responsibility for our kids', how can anyone else? If a parent won't acknowledge their kid is a bully, no amount of interference from admin will stop it, short of expulsion. I fear my child could become a victim or a bully because of a medical issue but I'm not going to bury my head in the sand and have always taken responsibility for her behavior. I think there is a one person smear campaign going on because every positive is followed by basically the same negative review. It's easy to skirt the system and I reported it. My original review was positive and I wish it was still there.

- submitted by a parent
May 27, 2013
Contrary to the speculative accusations of the last reviewer, most positive reviews have been posted by parents who sincerely like this school, like me. Yes, there have been bullying issues that finally seem to be improving. What is false is calling it a dominant culture in this school. My daughter has never been bullied and none of her friends have been bullied- when I asked her friends' parents about it, they all said they weren't even aware there was a bullying issue. This is not to say there isn't bullying and behavioral problems- there are, like many schools, and I truly hope they continue to improve. But it is far from being the dominant culture of Valley View. That reviewer wants to believe it is the dominant culture so they can get a mob of people behind them agreeing with them. My experience is very different- I observe a genuine comradery between many of the kids at school. I see kids helping each other and standing up for their friends.

- submitted by a parent
February 04, 2013
This review is based on experience. Grades 1 - 3 AMAZING !!! Grades 4 - 5 RUN FOR YOUR LIVES (or for your kid's education)!!!!!! Principal is passive and prefers to busy herself with administrative tasks rather than address real issues. My child had amazing, nurturing teachers in grades 1-3, however it is as if he/she fell off of a cliff afterwards. Teacher quality rating reflects the drastic lack of all-overall teacher quality which ultimately leaves a child severely lacking in the upper grade foundation necessary to succeed in middle school.

- submitted by a parent
January 21, 2013
My son is in 2nd grade and started here in 1st grade. He's had a much better time here than at his previous school. There is a small school/s,small town feel here as others have described. The student body is fairly diverse and most importantly the teachers seem to know every kid by name and that is just cool! Small behavior issues with my son were dealt with in a very professional and considerate way and the boy is now even on the "advanced" track after a few hiccups on the playground. Kudos to Valley View and their staff. Just as competent if not superior to any private school out there.

- submitted by a parent
November 15, 2012
This school just finished the Dancing Classrooms program. We went to th competiton and they won silver. more important than that was that there was this program available. it taught manners, respect and drive to do our best. What a great opportunity for the kids there. great school

- submitted by a parent
November 15, 2012
The small size of this school, combined with the enrichment programs offered gives every child an excellent opportunity at a great eduction.

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2012
It is a GREAT school! We feel so lucky that my son can attend this school. He has been this school for over a month now for his kindergarten. He loves his teacher which is Miss Alvy, and the coaches for the after school. Miss Alvy makes learning so much fun! There are some fun activities after school too. I have hard time to get him home every day when I pick him up, so I believe that he is happy there which is most important for us. The principle and the office staff are very helpful. The PTA is working so hard to make the school better and better each day. The parents are involved, caring. The room parents are so helpful! A lot of activities going on through out of the year.

- submitted by a parent
August 03, 2012
This public school has the feel of a private school. It is supported by many donators and the attention to the kids is wonderful. I also value that they have music, dance and art every single week. EXCELLENT school!

- submitted by a parent
August 03, 2012
We had our other child in the Arminta Elementary school, thinking it was a great school for our child's needs. We couldn't have been more wrong! We switched last year to this school and the change in our child has been incredible. The teacher's at Valley View are top rate A+++++++. The children thrive in this family feel environment. When our other son is of age next year, we will be enrolling him here. We are the few lucky ones to be at this school. Our son's class room only had 17 kids in it with 2 teachers. Talk about individualized. Thank you Valley View for all your love, care and education. You make learning fun, instead of a challenge for our oldest son.

- submitted by a parent
June 01, 2012
Vally View is a wonderful school A+. The teachers and parents are so involved. It feels like a small town school very safe and a fantastic place to learn. Like life you get what you put into it. Thank you Valley View!!

- submitted by a parent
June 01, 2012
I passed up the 3 of the best charter schools in Los Angeles to keep my kid in this school. the teacher's are fantastic and very involved. My kid started kinder at 4 years old and she has excelled the entire way to 2nd grade, this is because of the teacher's.

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2012
This school is a GEM. With only 200 students and a small town feel with incredibly involved parents. There are few schools with this much heart. The teachers are passionate and energized. The librarian is a treasure. A magical place. Very confused by the 6 rating.

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2012
LAUSDs best kept secret. The PTA pays for individualized music, art and PE classes. The computer lab is new and gorgeous. The staff from the principal to the lunch ladies are smiling and helpful. The small class sizes make for a warm community feel. The test scores have raised 20 points in one year. This school continues to amaze with its warmth. A balance of art s and academics make for some of the kindest most creative and well rounded students in LA.

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2012
Valley view is brilliant. From the woodworking truck to the Japanese drummers to the art teacher, librarian and principal there is a whirlwind of creativity and intellectual stimulation happening here. The community of parents is unparalleled. The teachers actually love teaching. What a great school. Extremely confused about the "6" rating. Not only is it an Hobors School it's also an arts prototype and has programs that rival most of the higher rated schools nearby. Perhaps it would be better to keep it a secret. The low class sizes are amazing.

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2012
How can this school be a "6"? This school is a 10! The librarian, Ms. Cain knows each of the 200 students by name and will often set aside books for students (and parents!) based on their interests. The student body produces excellent academics as well as arts and music programs throughout the year. Happy smart kids abound.

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2012
Keep looking for better school! Huge safety issues. Switching school this year! If it's not in your district, don't evenbothered coming here!I left a good review previously, but unfortunately this school is a huge disappointment! Parents are so involved, but not well rewarded. Good luck!

- submitted by a parent
March 24, 2012
my son is 3rd grade. He loves his teacher, not alot of homework do to they do it in class. He just went on a fieldtrip to "Whale watching" he said AMAZING!!!! Over all needs small improvements but as long as he is happy and teacher makes it a fun learning expiriance. Thats what counts!!! Oh, PTA parents are on top of thier game....they work hard on getting their goals met :)

- submitted by a parent
February 24, 2012
Valley View is LAUSD's best kept secret and testimony to what parents, teachers, staff and students can accomplish when they are committed a creating an environment that fosters learning, respect and community. It's a tiny school of 250 kids, with a wonderful new principal who is energetic, proactive and very accessible. (She also used to be a teacher at Valley View.) Two years ago, the parents raised the funds to buy brand-new Macs for their computer lab. These computers are nicer than ours at home! In an age of state budget cuts, Valley View still has field trips (to JPL, Aquarium of the Pacific, LACMA, Museum of Natural History, to name a few); cultural assemblies, such as the one with Taiko drummers and the South American dance assembly; not to mention dance and music for the kids. Our daughter is reading a grade above average and in Kindergarten is already learning addition and subtraction. She adores her teacher, who is someone who truly cares about her students and the school. Another remarkable thing about Valley View is the amazing diversity not just ethnically but internationally! We are very happy and grateful that we found this wonderful little school!

- submitted by a parent
July 17, 2011
Valley View students have the opportunity to become engaged by enrichment programs such as field trips, assemblies, and workshops. Every students participates in many events that align with curriculum. This is a unique learning environment where all students are afforded this luxury.

- submitted by a parent
December 14, 2010
Amazing parent involvement at Valley View. The Principal, Mr. Klein is great with the parents, teachers and knows almost every child's name. This is a small school that feels like you are part of a large family. The PTA raises money to bring in additional arts, science, field trips and last year provided over a dozen brand new macs for the computer lab. I have twins and each year we have been able to experience both teachers at each grade level up to fourth grade. Every teacher is unique and engaged with the kids. We do an annual arts calendar with quotes from the children regarding how they feel about art. The quotes are incredible. This school is one of a kind!! The rating should be higher. The points continue to increase!!!

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2010
The teachers and the staff are doing a fantastic job teaching our kids.My child loves her teacher and her classmates.

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2010
The teachers and staff are kind, qualified and always available to help make your child's educational and social experience a positive one.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 18, 2010
The enthusiasm that seems to exist in all areas to create a positive atmosphere for fun and learning.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 18, 2010
Its a small school, where everyone knows each other and the teachers are more focused on the students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 17, 2010
Los Angeles has so many wonderful places and energy but the one thing that alwas seems to be missing is 'community'. I lived in my home for 9 months before I met my next door neighbor. We are both freindly people it is just that life in L.A. sometimes doesn't make time for community. That is why Valley View Elementary is head and shoulders above the rest, community. The principal knows every child by name. The parents are so involved that it makes for a safe place for our kids to grow, learn and explore. Everyone is looking out for everyone. Valley View is a wonderful place to send your kids knowing that the 'community' will be watching out for them.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 17, 2010
My daughter has grown in so many ways in her kindergarden year at Valley View. The staff is exceptional and parents and community play a big roll in the success of the students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 11, 2010
The Valley View is the smallest best school in LA with fantastic teachers and a wonderful administration. Both my kids love going to school! :)

- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2010
I love Valley View because it is filled with good people. From Mr. Klein (Principal) who bring experience and knowledge and leadership to the teachers who care to the staff who keep our school running well with a great attitude. Then there are the parents--- they rock. They are what we want our kids to grow up to be, smart, thoughtful, ambitious, talented and hard working. Our parents make this school stand out. They are instrumental in funding the schools' extracurricular activities and they bring their resources as well. Our parents care about each other's kids as if they were their own. We pick each other's kids up and have become a close knit family. Valley View is the best because of it's beautiful spirit.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 11, 2010
Valley View Elementary is the biggest little school I know. Principal Klein, the teachers, staff and fellow parents are all truly committed to giving the students the best learning environment possible. I love this school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 11, 2010
Great little school, involved parents, excellent principal.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 11, 2010
I love Valley View because it is the biggest little school I have ever known. It sets itself apart from other schools just by location alone. Sitting up & looking over the city. The teachers & LA Best people are great. I feel safe with knowing they will teach & look after my child with great responsibility knowledge.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 11, 2010
Is our second Home... is full of lovely gently souls... willing to help and provide love and lessons... everybody knows everyone... parents, teachers and students work together and listen... is a place where a kid still being a kid... and learn how to grow and laugh... all at the same time... thank you... for this Small World... call Valley View _( )_

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 09, 2010
Great school, with teacher that really care. and a great principal.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 05, 2010
Valley View Elementary is a fabulous school - great teachers, a caring principal, and a closely-knit community of parents that are involved at the school. We are truly blessed to have our daughter there!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 05, 2010
I have two children who have attended Valley View since kindergarten, the oldest is now in 9th grade and the youngest is in the 5th grade. We have had a wonderful experience at Valley View. The parent participation is incredible. The administration, teachers and staff are 100% committed to providing a quality education to our children. I highly recommend this great little gem of a school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 04, 2010
I love the small school. My son has enjoyed his time at Valley View. The teachers, principal and staff are amazing. It is a public school with a private school atmosphere.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 04, 2010
This school is one of the most wonderful elementary schools around. anywhere in the USA. We are so fortunate to be at Valley View!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 04, 2010
Valley View manages to help my daughter in getting great education while still being humble, family and community oriented. The teachers, the principal and the whole staff are a blessing! Thank you Valley View!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 04, 2010
This school is the greatest. We have the joyful experience to bring the childred here. I I know it is the safest.school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 04, 2010
Valley View is such a wonderful school due to the participation and constant efforts of our incredible PTA! They constantly raise money to give the kids so much more than is normally offered a public school. When I describe Valley View I say it's like a public 'private' school. Everyone is very involved and the quality of the teachers is truly remarkable. I'm so glad my son goes there!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 04, 2010
I have two children enrolled at Valley View & each one is convinced that they have the best teacher. It's a wonderful school, with caring teachers & staff. I recommend this school highly!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 27, 2010
It's the kind of school where the ladies in the office know all the kids by name and the PTA spends the money they raise to supplement the librarian's income so they can keep her full time to provide support to her and the kid's education. It's the little school that could.

- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2010
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- submitted by a community member
no rating October 14, 2009
At Valley View everybody feels at home

- submitted by a parent
October 07, 2009
My son just started Valley View this year for kindergarten and since day one he's been excited about his school and his class. He loves to tell me what they learn in class, what he's had for lunch and let's me know constantly which days are P.E., dance, library visits and all the wonderful extra programs they get to experience. All that and it's only been a month. The PTA and Parents are the greatest group of people and have been so nice and friendly since the first day. Principal Klein is so involved and makes a point to get to know the parents and kids. I just love this school and look forward to the next six years my son will get to be here.

- submitted by a parent
October 06, 2009
They are awesome! So small its like a private school. The principal is great.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 06, 2009
The Principal is amazing, my daughters love their school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 06, 2009
We are new in the school this year. I have a 3rd and a 5th grader. Every afternoon when I pick them up, I always ask them about their day and every day they would talk about good things about the school which I am very greatful that we moved here. Thanks Valley View.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 06, 2009
I love the teachers, the girls love their teachers and everyone wants the best for my girls and for all the children.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 06, 2009
It is a nice little school where my child feels like if he is home. Great teachers and the level of education in amazing.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 06, 2009
it's an efficient and has good performance school

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 06, 2009
The best little school in LA! What a great school. The atmosphere is so warm and friendly. The teachers are very caring and dedicated. The parents are very involved. The principal Mr. Klein really cares about all of the children and faculty. Best of all the API scores improved greatly last year!! I fell very lucky to have found this school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
It is greate school. Students are safe and taken care of. Everybody works together as a family.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
It really is 'the little school that could'. The staff and teachers are great. And, the parents really care. We are so lucky to have this school.

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2009
It gives you the feeling of community and family in a city where that's not always easy to find. The principal and staff know the name and face of every child at the school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
We have an amazing group of parents who volunteer endlessly, the principal and staff work hard to create an atmosphere of care and well being for our children. There is a real feeling of family in our small little gem of a school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
I love Valley View its a great School..And because they make you feel like family.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
It's a amazing little school with the most outstanding and caring teachers,staff members and principle. The PTA puts on fun ways to collect for the school and this would bring us closer to our school goal.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
The principal of this school really rocks, when my child has a problem in understanding his own behaviorial limits Mr Klein is there to talk him through it. He is clear on his expectations and doesn't talk down to the kids. My son says he enjoys his meetings with Mr. Klein. Most of the teachers have a history at the school so they are working together as a team and know all the kids. The physical location is beautiful too because there are trees surrounding the school. The parent body is also extremely friendly and hard working, to get the students the most out of the school experience by raising money for enrichment and field trips.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
My granddaughter goes to this school and she loves her school and her teacher.

- submitted by a community member
October 05, 2009
It's a small but great school! It has an amazing art program. I am thrilled that my children attend Valley View!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 04, 2009
Our svhool is the best kept secret in the entire city of Los angeles! It is like being at a country school in the middle of a big city! It is the very Best!!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
My son went to Valley View for 5th and 6th grade. Not only did they challenge him acedemically but gave him the confidence that he could excel in school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
Valley View is and amazing school that is tucked away in the hills of Hollywood. It is quickly becoming one the most sought after schools in district. The teachers and parents make this an amazing community school and help to make all feel welcome.

- submitted by a teacher
December 02, 2008
What a sweet, special school. This is our first year, and I was a little nervous, but I've been utterly amazed. Our teacher is wonderful, as is the other K teacher, and the rest of the (tiny) staff seems great. It's such a small place -- only 210 students in K-6 -- that it really feels like community. It's true that it's still LAUSD and big budget cuts are coming, but hopefully the school's dedicated professional staff, and the organized PTA, will keep things running strong. Also, the principal, Mr. Klein, is a gem.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 17, 2008
I love this school. The community is strong and always puts the children's needs a priority.

- submitted by a parent
November 15, 2008
I love this school! My daughter had a horrible kindergarten experience at a previous school,so when we moved to L.A. I was dreading her 1st grade year. God Bless Valley View Elementary! My daughter has ADHD and is very behind in academics (thanks to her K teacher casting her aside) and has had behavioral issues( before ADHD diagnosis and treatment). Needless to say we are struggling to get her caught up in school. Valley View's staff has been exceptional! So nice,caring and helpful. The principal is so wonderful and involved as are the staff. They have made a huge effort to help my daughter and have been supportive. This is also a very small school which allows the staff a little more flexibility to give students extra attention if they need it. Gosh I just can't say enough about this school. Parents are very involved too. Truly LAUSD's Gem!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2008
this school is getting better and better. there are some wonderful teachers and each year it is attracting more motivated parents. there is a great PTA that funds focusfish, field trips, workshops, etc. also, it's nice and small which helps create a great community atmosphere.

- submitted by a parent
November 28, 2007
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- submitted by a teacher
April 19, 2007
Valley View has finally become a community of parents and staff who work together in the best interest of the children without adult ego interference.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 18, 2007
Valley View has a lot of positives. It is in a beautiful hillside setting. It is a small school with a family spirit. No student gets lost in the shuffle here because the staff gets to know you and your siblings. Former students bring their children back here. The staff is a mixture of experienced veterans and newer teachers. Its Arts Prototype Program brings in art, drama, and dance teachers. PTA has funded a physical education program and worked to make sure all grade levels benefit from field trips. A core group of parents, (always in need of more help), coordinate a fall festival and talent show, family reader events, book fairs, cultural assemblies, science workshops and numerous other activities that contribute to the unique community feeling in the school. The school is not perfect but it certainly is a shining example of the 'little engine that could.'

- submitted by a staff
no rating April 17, 2007
My daughter has been at Valley View Elementary since Kindergarten. She is in the 6th grade. This an excellent school. Administrator, Teachers, and Staff work collaborative with the students. My daughter's learning experience has been very instructional and pleasing. All of my daughter's teacher always work together with the students and parents. The parent involvement is excellent. There are different activities the children have on a weekly basis. I have nothing negative to say of Valley View.

- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2007
I have two children at Valley View. This is a great school. The teachers know the children individually and work diligently with the students. The new principal, Mr. Klein, is a very understanding person who addresses each children needs. The parent involvement at this school is very strong. The principal and PTA work collaborative on all events and activities.

- submitted by a parent
April 05, 2007
Since the departure of Ms. William, Valley View has not been the same. The school is being run by the PTA while the Principal cannot get it together to remember who you or your children are. Definitely don't think your concerns will be heard. Valley View s motto, 'I See Nothing'.

- submitted by a parent
March 07, 2007
Being parents of children that has been enrolled here for 4 years, we are greatly disappointed at it's decline. Because they are one of the smallest schools, they typically scrape the 'bottom of the barrel' and the school has suffered greatly as a result. We are pulling our children out at the end of this year.

- submitted by a parent
February 09, 2007
I'm British and just moved to LA and sent my son here. Before, he was at an english private school and was underperforming, here he's doing great! He's really keen to get into school in the morning and I'm defo sending my daughter here next year. The enrollment process was slow, so this needs improving, but the sports is fab.

- submitted by a parent
July 18, 2006
I had four children in this school from 1998 until 2004. This is a great school. Small size means everyone knows each other. Teachers stay and know the kids and parents as all grow. PTA very into art, dance, music. Yearly talent show very impresive. Individual children's needs were always well addressed by principal and teachers. The principal Ms Williams always encouraged the children to do their best and learn from their mistakes.

- submitted by a parent
December 22, 2005
This school is getting better every year-parental and community involvement increasing. Teachers are great

- submitted by a parent
November 01, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
October 31, 2005
Valley View is the second smallest school in LAUSD, capacity 300 students with only 220 currently enrolled. It is an Arts Protoype school with full integration of the arts & music in the curriculum, all of which was brought to the school by the parents and principal. School scores do not truly reflect what is going on in a school especially one as small as this, and should not be used as a barometer of whether or not you should bring your child there. It is becoming a 'neighborhood' school slowly as people find out what a true jewel this school is, nestled in the Hollywood Hills overlooking the Hollywood Freeway. Of the current school population at least half of the people who bring their children there are from outside the immediate community and are thrilled to be there, they are NO bussed in children.

- submitted by a parent
October 10, 2005
Valley View is a school with rising test scores, but as of yet not as much community or parent involvement as we would like to see. It is a small school and a great community, and I think this is unique to the LAUSD experience. Students, teachers and parents know each other in a way that makes students more comfortable and confident on campus.

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
June 14, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
June 14, 2005
Tiny size gives this school a very close knit community atmosphere. Nice cheerful campus. Facilities are average in terms of space, playground, computers, auditorium, etc, but programmin is surprisingly rich--lots of art here--Arts Prototype school, complemented by additional arts funded by parent group. Great PE program-very progressive and varied. teachers are well equipt to handle new teaching techniques and motivated. New SAS program in development seems to bring higher level expectations. Parents are happy at this school-safe environment and lots of fun for kids-many events and field trips added. Parental involvement is constant if not large in force. Mix of families and students very unique.

- submitted by a parent
April 16, 2005
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- submitted by a teacher
August 10, 2004
This September will begin my child s third year at Valley View. We both thoroughly enjoyed her first year there as a 1st grader. The teacher was 'wonderful'. She was very in tuned to the abilities (strengths and weaknesses) of her students. She would uplift them in their weak areas and praise their strong suits. Her 2nd year (grade 2) started out the same as first and I as a parent was delighted. But, something went wrong approximately mid-year. We had to fight tooth and nail to keep her from being put unnecessarily in remedial classes. I could not figure out why this was happening since the child is very bright. It is my hope that this year (grade 3) will be an academic success as well as 'kid friendly'.

- submitted by a parent
March 10, 2004
Our children attend Valley View and we are extremely happy with their education. The school has less than 250 students, K through 6th, which is really unique in a Los Angeles public school and means that everyone feels like part of one big family. The other parents are very friendly and everyone seems keen to contribute what time, expertise or energy they have in order to enrich the children's school day. The level of teaching is excellent and as well as the usual school work, our children participate in art, music, drama, dance, science and wonderful, well thought out field trips, much of which is made possible through funds raised by the PTA. The principal, Mrs. Williams, knows every child (and most parents!) by name. Her wealth of experience shines through and she is firm but kind with the children. The students love and respect her and she greets the parents like old friends. She is very accessible and is terrific at listening to problems and finding a solution. The fact that Valley View is multicultural means our children have friends from many varied ethnicities and backgrounds, including, as recent immigrants, their own part of the World, and whenever parents are asked to donate food for a carnival or celebration, you can be sure of a delicious and varied mix of dishes. The school encourages kindness, good manners and thoughtfulness for others, whether they are students, the local community or people in other countries. Recently the children were all clamoring to donate their gently used toys to an orphanage in Vietnam when they learnt that one of their teachers gave up many of her vacations to work at the orphanage and could take their gifts with her on her next trip. We would suggest that if you are thinking of sending your child to a private school, think again, invest instead into the community and enjoy the caring, enriching environment of a wonderful local public school. P.S. Don t tell too many people or LA s best kept secret will be out!

- submitted by a parent
December 09, 2003
We could not be happier with the choice we made to send our son to Valley View. We looked at private schools extensively, however after meeting the principal and kindergarden teacher we made the Valley View decision. My friends are envious of the excellent repore my son has with his teacher and also the quality of the after school care. My son is involved with sports, the arts and students from other grades. I feel good about this intimate school where the nice ladies in the office know my son (and me) by name. Good job Valley View.

- submitted by a parent
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Valley View Elementary School
6921 Woodrow Wilson Drive, Los Angeles, CA  90068
(323) 851-0020
Last modified Valley View Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Valley View Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 113 reviews. Top