This school was a good fit for my daughter and I am looking forward to my son attending Valley View in a few years. My daughter was well educated and enjoyed her three years here.
Valley Veiw is a great school my daughter and son go there. I was really worried about the rates like most parents but Valley View is just like any middle school. I prefer Valley View because every child is treated the same and it is a no tolerance school. There is always someone on guard duty parents there is nothing to be worried about
The bullying in this school is horrible and nothing is done about it. My daughter is a beautiful and popular girl and was bullied so bad I had to transfer her to another school. I hope the school comes up with more programs on how to stop bullying.
This school is ok re core subjects such as reading, writing, and math, and absolutely outstanding regarding music. Students in band classes (cadet, symphonic, jazz, and orchestra) excel due to the superior tutelage of Nicholas Cooper, the strong support of the administration (principal Ean Ainsworth) & increasing help from impressed parents. This remarkable program is two years old and growing rapidly. If you want to see your child expand his/her horizons in music appreciation and skills, discipline, and teamwork, then get your child in VVMS band.
This school has really gone downhill the past few years, unfortunately. Partly it is because of the school district, which isn't the fault of the school. One problem was the closure of another middle school, and when that happened Valley View took in about a third of those students, which didn't help the school at all. I had to take my child out of here because of bullying and just a bad environment. Most of the teachers are good teachers, the principal seems fine, and there are some involved parents, but the kids are the problem. It's a bad influence for my kid, and that's why I have taken him out. He is doing so much better now and is in an environment with nice kids, so I'm glad we did what we did. It's unfortunate. I have other younger children, and they will definitely NOT being going here!!
i a entering this school in a few months it seems like a great school
This is an excellent school. My son is finishing 8th grade and had a great time. Teachers and admins gave a great support to him and result is one successful young man graduating with honors. Mr. Ainsworth has almost no support from school district, but still he managed to bring geometry to 8th grade. When my son started 6th grede 3 years ago, advanced students had to go to College Park High School if they wanted to learn geometry. Ms. Palechek is always informed what is going on in school and if students have any problems. She is always behind our children to give them 100% support. Teachers are always supportive with students and their patience with our children is impressive. If there is anybody in doubt should their child go to their Valley View or Foothill, I would strongly recumbent Valley View.
My son is in his second year at Valley View and we're very happy with the school. The teachers are very supportive and go out of their way to help the students. I don't know where they find the time. Although the principal is new this year, he seems great as well. As with many public schools in middle class neighborhoods, they're struggling with very little money, but they do a lot with what they have.
Great school all around. Super teacher involvement, awesome music program and good principal leadership. Very happy to be in this school!
2 of my sons have attended this school and I am very happy with it. My older son was in a SDC class and the teacher, support staff were excellent. My other son is a honor roll student and I have to continue to sing praises about this school. The principal, vice-principal and student coordinator are present in the everyday dealings with the students. This is a zero tolerance campus and the communication efforts are very much appreciated.
I've only been at Valley View for a year, and I have to say I love the school.I was nervous about middle school, and the teachers made me feel welcome.I also learned a lot!The principal is nice, caring, and involved.The teachers are good and I love how we can eat outside!It's not a perfect school, but it's a very good one!
I go to Valley View and I can honestly say I dislike this school. The teachers have no patience for the students. The students are rude. There is a lot of drama and has had its share of fights. The campus supervisors treat us like criminals. I really don`t like this school.
Valley View is having it's share of budget issues. With that being said, Mr. Cassamajor is a core teacher with the children in mind. He strives for greatness in all students, I know that my son will be a better citizen for being n his classes.
My child has thrived. We have been especially impressed with the core teachers (unfortunately the math department is weak). But as my daughter leaves for high school we feel she is well-prepared.
My son, husband, and I have all been extremely happy with everything at Valley View - the teachers, administration, amount of homework, discipline, classes offered, etc.
Before this was a pretty good school. They had the best math teachers. Sadly they moved because of the MDUSD issues. Now we have the worst math teachers. One got in a car accident so there's new subs each week it seems. Than the other has very poor teaching skills. The english and history teahcers aren't very good except the sixth grade teachers. The staff is great but i find myself having to teach myself by using my book for many of the classes. Though the Science teachers are very good.
The educators and administrators show great concern for their charges and make many efforts to assimilate a diverse culture on their campus. Unfortunately, it doesn't necessarily work well. There's not much administration can do about what they don't see, and they can't be everywhere at once. The facilities are old. The lunch room cannot accommodate them all on a rainy day. Too many youngsters eat their lunch out in the cold and get rain along with their meal. No showers in the gymnasium. I have 2 sons who absolutely reek by the time they get home. I can't imagine being cooped up with them in a classroom after their PE class.
Great teachers for the most part. Ok prep for high school. Good but often uninviting social enviroment. Music program is unbeatable. CJSF or California Junior Scholorship Federation is available at VVMS in addition to other extracurricular activities. Quite a few teacher of the year nominees in the academic departments. Overall as an 8th grader I am satisfied with the academics but not the social atmosphere. It's as simple as this, you can try to be prepared for high school but if you personally are not up to it then may god be with you in your high school.
Great school, everything is good, I really enjoy having my child attend this school.
Academic programs seem to be well handled in this school particularly in mathematics where my child has had a teacher of the year as her teacher. The teachers seem to genuinely care about their students as do the administration. I was somewhat surprised though at one incident where another student made a racial comment to my child that I thought could only be made during the antebellum years in Alabama! Luckily that's only happened once.
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