I have 4 children, 2 have moved on to high school and 2 are currently at La Veta, the school use to be the best however the new principal has taken away so many of the kids fun things to do and now my children give me a hard time to go to school...never had this before. Parking is so awful because there is no help and after many complaints the principal has not done anything to help improve the situation. Teachers are awesome!!!
I'm not very happy with the school, my daughter is in 1st grade and I guess her teacher is dealing with personal problems and it shows, the kids did not learn as the other classes, and my daughter was placed on a very challenging class. I hope next year we have more luck and we have a better teacher.
It's a great school and my daughter loved going there! They sure could use the extra money. OUSD has done alot of cutbacks recently and the children shouldn't have to suffer. My daughter now is a senior in HS but we both have such fond memories of this school and its teachers and staff! The PTA always pulls through for the kids also providing additional opportunities the budget doesn't provide!
La Veta is a good school with an excellent GATE program. The school facilities have recently been painted including colorful murals and are in good shape. The school atmosphere is very upbeat and positive, and Mrs. Dahlquist is an excellent principal and one of the school's greatest assets.
Great school, great teachers, great administration, great PTA. Very pleased. Wouldn't want to be anywhere else!
Our oldest daughter transferred to La Veta from a nearby private school that she had attended since pre-school. She is currently in the 5th grade GATE program and is being challenged academically in many more ways. The 3 GATE teachers are exceptionally strong at teaching their specialties and seem to take a vested interest in each student. We have noticed a remarkable difference in our daughters studying skills, depth of knowledge, and comprehension of the material she is learning in all of her classes. She has always possessed a 'natural' ability to excel in school, however this GATE program is so strong that our 'A' student is now 'working' for B's and A's. We have also noticed a difference in our daughters desire to learn more and her enjoyment of school. I would strongly recommend this school's program for students who need more challenge in their academic studies.
The facilities are old and in need of upkeep. The staff seem to be very enthusiastic and helpful. The GATE program seems especially strong based on the teachers and principal.
My daughter entererd La Veta in Dec 2004 and so far it has been a very positive experience. She transferred from a private school and the transition was easy. The principal at La Veta was very courteous and helpful with lots of information about her school. I witness the respect and the caring she had with all the children on campus. I am very glad I placed my daughter at La Veta.
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