My Daughter is in 5th grade and has attended HV since Kinder. We have never had anything but a great experience. All 6 of her teachers have been GREAT. They are engaged and really seem to care about the kids not only learning but they have each tried to make their classroom special in some way. I have not needed to seek out the Principal, so I can't speak for her. The office staff does double-time and yet, takes the time to answer any needs. The parents at this school are VERY involved. There are always more than 2 room Moms in each of the classes. The vast majority of the kids seem kind and well-adjusted. It has been a very positive experience for my child. She is wee-prepared for Middle School.
The office staff are very confrontational when asked for documentation . The principals change every week and the whole school is very chaotic. There is no pledge of allegiance and organized community gatherings I would not send my dog to this school
If the principal is the same principal that was there in 2006, please consider private school instead, your money will be well spent. That woman was a horrible person who cared nothing for the children. She was just a bitter, horrid human being. I give the school 2 stars because the vice principal and the school counselor were actually very decent people. My daughter was severely bullied and the principal blamed her for it. She said there must be something wrong with my daughter for the other kids to bully her, and the problem was with her and not with the bullies. She literally told me that there must be something wrong with my child for her to get beat up by so many other children like that. No action was ever taken against the kids who beat my child up several times. I have no clue why this woman was even working with children, she should not be allowed near them.
I think this school is excellent. I have a first grader and a "Kinder" and both love their teachers and the school. Is a place where "everyone knows everyone" in a positive way. Great learning environment. Great Special Day Class program--one of the best!!!
In my opinion, this school is way better then most in the sacramento area, I moved to pacheco in oct. and noticed an improvement in my sons school as soon as we arrived, his teacher however, Ms. Ford, Kindergarted teacher, came off as rude, impatient and very standoffish. I had three incidents the first 3 days of my son being there just with the teacher! she need attitude adjustment besides her, my son loves his new school and new enviroment. Parents and Children have a amazing attitude, Only thing holding me back from 5 stars is teacher :(
Totally disappointed with the principal's lack of appropriate leadership, lack of follow through and general lack of knowlwdge of how to deal with children overall! The teacher assigned to my childs class also lacks experience for that grade level and I would not recommend this school to anyone. My child will be moved from this horrible school as soon as possible. They operate on punative rather than uplifting and inspiring the children! I am appauled at the way this school is run!
My children have attended HVE for 4 year. With few exceptions, the teachers have been solid, superstars - really working within the limitations of NCLB to develop creative, interesting curriculum. From the beloved music instruction of Ms. Brown to the gentle SST coaching by Kirsten Watson to a strong parent volunteer corps, the school is a dynamic & rich place of learning. There is a wonderfully positive, hopeful atmosphere at the school thanks to the luminous & kind leadership of the new principal, Sandy Bruketta. She deserves huge credit for the enormous morale make-over of the staff, parents & the children after a somewhat discouraging few years of leadership. Finally, no review is complete without kudos to the front office staff - Lorie Robertson & Kathy Kearns - always there for our kids!
My son has a great 1st grade teacher McCoy!!!! In most cases the school seems to be ding well. My biggest concern is that they are not all that organized when it comes to functions and regisration....there is a way to make it much simpler then it was for me and my family. I have had some issues with a Kindergarten teacher and talked with the principal but nothing has been corrected about this issue. It would be nice to have more follow up when issues arise on the campus. The people are generally nice and the students seem to be great!!! I hope that things will turn around with the new principal, she could do a good job I believe. The campus is beautiful, always clean and friendly atmosphere as well....
Mrs McCoy is a Great Teacher! Our daughter loves her and she has done a great job this year!
I have been a HV parent for many years now and am so very proud to be a part of such a great school.
I love the passion of the teachers. The campus is always clean. The students are respectful. The parents are very involved.
Just about every person at Hidden Valley Elementary School has a positive attitude. Teachers, staff, kids and parents alike are happy to be there. Not only do I feel this way, but both my son in 2nd grade and my son in Kindergarten feel the same. They've love their teachers and the school staff and have always enjoyed the idea of going to school every day. If it wasn't such an awesome place to be, I have no doubt that our mornings before school would be a much different experience. The teachers and staff are intelligent, compassionate, and creative people. Not only do my children make lots of friends, I have too. The parents are good people. I think we all feel that we found a gem of a school and thank our lucky stars every day that we such a positive environment to bring our children to every school day. Thank you Hidden Valley Elementary for making this big part of our life so wonderful!
The staff is wonderful! They treat each child as a person, respecting and helping them. They are willing to listen to ideas from the students and implement feasible changes that the students suggest, all the while keeping the children's safety and education as their most important goal.
We love our school Hidden Valley because they truly care about our kids!
Ill be completely honest i have had a son who went to HV k-5 school was good until he was in 4th grade i still have one son at HV who is in 2nd grade. I have been promised acidemic intervention for my son have recieved nothing. There has been issue with my son being teased and bullied and the pricipal has taken way too long to respond. I am currently looking into ways to get my son out of HV and into a better school.
Love my Son's K teacher, Mrs. Sabilla. Very involved parents and PFC.
The teachers, staff, and principle at Hidden Valley clearly care very much about the students and have done an excellent job maintaining high academic standards despite heavy budget cuts. The school is supported by a strong group of parent volunteers (PFC) which has done a lot to maintain programs, staffing, and school projects that are not covered in the schools budget. The school was recently awarded 'California Distinguished School' status which it well deserves!
We have lived in this area for the past 10 years, but had started our children at the local public Charter school in Pleasant Hill. We moved our children to Hidden Valley 2 years ago and have been extremely happy with the environment change. The teachers, administration and parents at Hidden Valley have created a great envrionment we are proud to be a part of it and look forward to many more years at the school.
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