The quality of academic programs could be better. Ms. Jackson the principle can be short with parents at times. The teachers try. The school has a tacky way of fund raising.
I have not experienced great parental involvement. Academically I feel school is average. There is follow ups
Grass Valley would be a much better school if the OUSD provided them with more money. The environment is away from the inner city which I think is a plus. The children should be in smaller classes. Grass Valley has great teachers.
This is an excellent small school in Oakland. My child transitioned from a developmentally based private school to Grass Valley in the 1st grade. It was a tough transition socially but her teacher was excellent at supporting her and me. She is in second grade now and doing really well and very happy. The PTA is very active and the principal and teachers demand high standards from the students and it shows. Grass Valley is the best kept secret in Oakland Unified.
This is a small school with music and science programs available. Overall I was very satisfied with the quality of of the academic program but the level of parent involvement needs improvement.
I am very pleased with the education provided for my grandchildren at Grass Valley School. The teachers are well-qualified and demonstrate sincere interest in the academic and social development of their students. There is also a good level of parent involvement and the children seem to truly enjoy attending this school. The winter program that I attended showed the staff commitment to music, language arts, and diversity in the school curriculum. As a retired school principal, I would recommend this school highly to parents seeking a good elementary school for their children. There is also a child development center that provides before and after school care for children of working parents.
I love this school and have chosen it for both of my children. Many of my friends and family have heard me rave about Grass Valley, checked it out, and enrolled their children. As a teacher in the district I am pleased to know that my children are in a positive public school setting. Many other teachers send their children to Grass Valley.
My Granddaughter attends this school and I am very pleased. Her teacher goes above and beyond the call of duty to make sure the childen are learning. They are even introduced to a curriculum that is beyound their grade level and the children are grasping and understanding the work. I feel that this is because the teacher cares and that is what is most important.
I was very pleased with Grass Valley. I couldn't have chosen a better school for my children.
There is no discipline in this school. I live on Shetland, and have decided to take my child out of Grass Valley.
I have been nothing but pleased with Grass Valley. I think the teachers are great and there is alot of family participation! We not only have parents who participate but grandparents and siblings as well which I feel makes a big difference in our youth!
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