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K-6
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Mission Viejo, CA
 

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25222 Pericia Drive
Mission Viejo, CA 92691

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(949) 830-0970
(949) 830-9237
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July 31, 2015
The principal lacks integrity, fairness, and accuracy. This past year I know someone who subbed 3 times for 3 different teachers @ Linda Vista Elementary in Mission Viejo, CA. After the first 2 assignments this principal completed a report belittling this teacher's efforts but still had her back for a third time. Briefly: the first sub planning alerted the teacher about 7 boys; to even send of one of them to a neighboring partner teacher 'to save your sanity'. This good willing teacher was sorry did not follow advice opting to include this student within class body. Class managing plan proved not effective; later sharing with principal challenges posed and asking for suggestions. Principal did make a surprise visit, reviewing discipline plan, and then made a quick exit. These same boys , during afternoon field time, was pulled off field to line up against fence for their inconsiderate behavior. Day ending with a summary letter to returning teacher about the day's instruction and behavior. It is traditional for this 'guest' teacher to be as positive and uplifting as possible. To reflect this in letter was somewhat more difficult and noted names as referenced in sub planning by staff teacher. Any letter lightness to this teacher reflected that these trying boys make up less than one third of class. Their extreme behavior overshadows unfortunately the other students in class. This said, when sub was there for second assignment it was curious to see principal summon these same boys commending them for their model behavior during the school wide flag salute time. Anyways, THANKFULLY--classroom managing, teaching and activity time was much more fluid for second and third assignment days. Employing technology (limited, using document camera conjunction with smart board projecting a story, diagram, math problems, and more). This sub was complimented by second teacher subbed for and third teacher asked if up to more subbing as she was pleased. (This question was asked when they met in a local store by coincidence). The rest of report is unsubstantiated conjecturing by the same students who willfully rob instruction time from others. The grand daughter of grandparent helper expressed every day these boys act like this. Principal should at least reference accurately when citing an accusation, (is a grandparent not a parent as cited on report).

- submitted by a community member

June 20, 2013
My son just graduated from kindergarten this year, his teacher Mrs. Brown-Cornell is amazing she taught all the kids very wel. my son learned how to read. They learned a lot about science, Math, they also went on a field trip. The PTA at linda vista is great. All the parents are very nice TLC after school program is amazing my son never wanted me to pick him up early. Becky, Andrew and all the other tlc staff are amazing. Linda vista is a wonderful place to be at it's not packed like other schools it has that neighborhood feeling. All the teachers there are amazing and care a lot for the students. I do recomend this school.

- submitted by a parent

May 07, 2013
Linda Vista is a really good school they do work while having fun . I love good people there.

- submitted by a parent

January 17, 2011
Linda Vista is at best a substandard school. The teachers who truly care about the progression of their students are undermined by teachers who do not teach to basic standards. We felt out child was not being given the minimum necessary to succeed and promote academic confidence. When we spoke to the principal at length we were told that she was surprised by our concerns. Nothing changed. It's shameful that poor performing teachers are allowed to stay. The district needs to "clean house". Caring, excited to teach teachers are out there. Our kids deserve what other schools in the district already have.

- submitted by a parent
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March 31, 2010
Sadly, I don t believe that Linda Vista is a good school let alone great. They have not passed state testing 3 of the last 4 years. For many reasons, I feel that the administration office is poorly run to the detriment of the students and teachers. The office lost all of my son s paperwork, including his birth certificate. Let s just say, a year and a half later I still worry about identity theft due to the unfound paperwork. I believe there are a few very dedicated parents, who work hard to improve the school, but most do not.

- submitted by a parent

August 12, 2009
Linda Vista is a great school, it has a very small town feel about it. Everyone knows you and the PTA is a great group of parents. All the kids are great, very respectful and kind. We moved to the area mid year when my son started and we couldn't be happier. They made him feel right at home, i never heard one complaint from him. It's a wonderful school!

- submitted by a parent

May 03, 2009
My son is in kindergarden at Linda Vista. I am amazed at how fast he is learning. His teacher, Mrs. Hagin is wonderful. My only problem with it is that there are two schools in the same district that are closer to me.

- submitted by a parent

June 27, 2007
Linda Vista has an excellent, caring principal who recognizes the diverse student population attending Linda Vista. The programs and the dedication shown to the students by the teachers, the administrative staff, the PTA and parents, all help to create an environment conducive to learning regardless of race or economic level. Linda Vista is a wonderful school and we are fortunate to have such a fine school in the Saddleback District.

- submitted by a parent

April 29, 2006
This a great school. The staff is very dedicated. The TLC program is terrific. My children are receiving an outstanding education.

- submitted by a parent

June 22, 2005
Linda Vista is a great school with a diverse student population. We have a strong PTA and wonderful teachers. My son has graduated and is doing very well at La Paz and my daughter in third grade is getting a wonderful education.

- submitted by a parent

April 21, 2003
This school has a wonderful, nuturing and caring staff. Although this school is more racilly diverse for our South County area, I feel it is a stand-out school in education.

- submitted by a community member

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Linda Vista Elementary School
25222 Pericia Drive, Mission Viejo, CA  92691
(949) 830-0970
Last modified Linda Vista Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Linda Vista Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 14 reviews. Top