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.
My granddaughter goes to this school and she loves her school and her teacher.
It's a small but great school! It has an amazing art program. I am thrilled that my children attend Valley View!!
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!!!!
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.
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.
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.
I love this school. The community is strong and always puts the children's needs a priority.
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!
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.
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.
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.'
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.
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.
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'.
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.
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.
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.
This school is getting better every year-parental and community involvement increasing. Teachers are great
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.
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