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13000 Bowron Road
Poway, CA 92064

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(858) 748-2007
(858) 748-6587
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March 04, 2015
My kids attended Kinder and Preschool at other Poway USD schools (Painted Rock and Chaparral Elementary, which are closer to our homes) before we discovered the dual-language Spanish immersion program at Valley and transferred them (just in time, our oldest began in first grade speaking no Spanish and within just a few months was gaining fluency, by the time we took a vacation to Spain the following summer he was fully fluent and translating for us!) This is an amazing school -- from the Principal, who is truly committed and has his own child attending the school, to the teachers, families, parents and of course the kids. The commitment from the faculty, PTA and Foundation to put in the hard work and learn technology, common core, and other best practices, demonstrates their willingness to go the extra mile to improve their own skills and best teaching practices. This is a low-income, Title One school-- meaning 50% of the children are on the free lunch program. You definitely see and experience poverty at this school, which actually keeps all of the children, teachers (and hopefully the parents) grounded on what is truly important for a child's and community's education.

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September 28, 2014
Please avoid this school at all costs. There are moms who came from other schools who made everyone's life at that school a living h---. Now they are at Valley. If you get caught up in this Munchhausen mother's web, don't say I didnt warn ya! Go to Creekside or Deer Canyon where the staff is better!

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February 24, 2014
My kids love this school and the teachers are awesome! Everyone is friendly and professional. Go Tigers!

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January 26, 2014
This is a great school my daughter is in forth grade Mr.P. She has been getting such good grades. She's gotten A+ all year.Her grades are the best she has 225 math maps score from 213. She has the highest math reading and language arts maps score in her class. Also 100% on science social studies math language and reading.

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August 22, 2013
a great school!! The commitment of the teachers is outstanding! All teacher go beyond their time to make sure ALL students succeed. They are now a NO EXCUSES school and all the parents just need to step up to the new challenge!!

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November 23, 2012
Please DO NOT send your children to this school. My daughter attended this school for one year. There was bullying going on in the classroom and the teacher was unresponsive. When called, the office said to talk to the teacher first then they didn't know where to go from there. Issues were not resolved and damage was already done. My daughter hated this school. She was hurt so bad I had to move her for she would not go back to this school. Staff was unwilling to help in anyway.

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October 05, 2011
This school allows bullying to go on and even though numerous parents complain the school does nothing about the problem. The principal seems bothered when i address the issue with him. He says he will deal with it, yet the problem gets worse. Many parents have removed their children from this school, which is why it is the only elementary school in the district that has open space for more students.

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July 18, 2011
The teachers are great. Their interaction with the kids and the parents is awesome. Dr Johnson is a huge asset.

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September 19, 2010
Valley s Dual Language Program is exceptional! The yearly academic and linguistic growth for each of our kids can t be measure. The constant hand-on activities, innovative classroom practices and ongoing events makes my child happy to be part of this Valley family. The amazing hard working teachers at Valley are not only highly qualify but are passionate about teaching our kids beyond CST and other tests. I know my children are in excellent hands at Valley and are being prepared to excel as global citizens, enjoy learning, and challenge their thinking.. Go Valley!!

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December 16, 2009
What do I love about Valley, the caring teachers and staff. They are dedicated and hard working. The principal is also a fine leader. I am very proud of Valley and all they do to help our children achieve and become all that they can be. The budget cuts no doubt have affected all the schools across the board so we have bigger classes and less teachers, which is a shame because we are cheating the kids out of a better education because of finances. Overall this is a wonderful school to be a part of. I disagree with the low rating of this school, it should be a 10

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October 05, 2009
The school has the best faculty! Their dual immersion program is excellent!

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May 28, 2008
Our kids have had a great experience at Valley thus far. The teachers are phenominal, there is a wonderful PTA, and the school is now under construction for further classroom improvements. We love Valley!

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May 27, 2008
I have two (will have a third shortly) enrolled in the dual language program at Valley. It's the only program like it in the district which is why I drive all the way across the district to go to it. Having the dual language program presents unique challenges to the school, but it also offers kids an amazing opportunity to learn a second language from top-notch teachers at a time when they can really gain fluency. The school is really old, and doesn't have a lot of bells and whistles, but it's getting a face-lift, so some of the aesthetic issues are being addressed finally. Overall, from the teachers, to the new principal, to the kids' pride in their school, to the outstanding education, I think Valley is a really good school.

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January 24, 2008
I have two children in the Dual Language Program at Valley and I am very happy with the education they are getting. The teachers are top of the line and extremely commited to their students. We have a new principal this year who seems to be very commited to the DL program as well as very interactive with the parents and students. My husband and I feel very lucky to that Valley is our neighborhood school.

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May 22, 2007
This school has a serious lack of supervision topped off with an even more serious bullying issue that never seems to get addressed. The communication between faculty and parents concerning these issues is extremely poor.

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April 15, 2007
Both of my children are in the dual immersion bilingual program at Valley, and I am thrilled with their academic success. Their teachers have been excellent, and their fluency in both English and Spanish is good. My children are also enjoying orchestra, technology class, art classes, dance classes, and a play being run by Poway high students. Plus, the school is right next to the Poway Boys & Girls Club, which is a fantastic deal for after school care. Two thumbs up!

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May 31, 2006
Terrible supervision. Poor communications between principal and parent.

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April 02, 2006
This scholl lacks supervision of the students. There are constant disipline problems that are not handeled correctly.

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August 22, 2005
This is a highly educated staff who is committed to the academic growth of the students. All students who need extra help are giving further instruction by additional, qualified staff.

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November 04, 2004
My daught has done very well in the GATE program there. The teachers and principal are top quality and the facility is just what it needs to be.

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Valley Elementary School
13000 Bowron Road, Poway, CA  92064
(858) 748-2007
Last modified Valley Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Valley Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 25 reviews. Top