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.
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!
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 :)
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!
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.
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!!!
The teachers and the staff are doing a fantastic job teaching our kids.My child loves her teacher and her classmates.
The teachers and staff are kind, qualified and always available to help make your child's educational and social experience a positive one.
The enthusiasm that seems to exist in all areas to create a positive atmosphere for fun and learning.
Its a small school, where everyone knows each other and the teachers are more focused on the students.
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.
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.
The Valley View is the smallest best school in LA with fantastic teachers and a wonderful administration. Both my kids love going to school! :)
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.
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!
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.
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 _( )_
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!
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