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Valle Vista Elementary School

Public | K-5

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted September 16, 2014

This school is AMAZING...The teachers are AMAZING....The Principal is HORRIBLE....plain and simple...She either loves you or she hates you....if you get on her bad side....watch out! In the 6 years she has been here, she has gotten rid of program after program (oxygen run, GATE clubs, 4th grade program, trip to Sacramento, and just recently, awards ceremonies for the primary grades....just to name a few). And the parking lot is horrendous!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2014

First week of school here has not been smooth. First, please beware that there is only entrance and exit to the school parking lot resulting in a huge problem picking and dropping of your children. The problem extends into the surrounding neighborhood, beyond just a public noisance, creating a unsafe environment. Second, I have already picked up a negative attitude by our teacher and support staff. It's only been one week (three instances,twice by me and once by my wife) but I have noticed what seems to be condescending toward parents. Staff and teachers seem more interested in "Training the parents" rather than educating our children. Third, i'am not sure this school or public schools in general are going to be able to provide the education our child needs. This was one of our biggest concerns for our child since she is more advanced than most other kids in kindergarten. As of right now our child who has been reading since 3 years old, does addition and subtraction, can write sentences, and knows all her shapes colors is stuck learning he color red and what is a triangle. It's only been a week but my wife and I feel this has not been a positive and inviting atmosphere thus far.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2014

My boys love this school. The Principal is a gem and is in the parking lot mornings and afternoon, greeting the kids. She is also very hands on and appreciative of all her volunteers. The teachers are always available to the kids and parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2011

My son is now in 3rd grade & he's had great teachers every grade. The teachers seem to work together well & maintain a fun & positive environment for the kids. Teachers focus on getting the work done in the classroom & don't require a lot of homework, so families can have family time. The principal, Ms. Weaver, is out & around the school very involved, not hidden in an office & the kids seem to really like her. The school is small & kind of hidden on the hill in a nice quiet neighborhood. I don't know what more I'd want from a school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2011

This school is OK. The teachers are geat, but the Principal is TERRIBLE. She needs training. This is only her second year as a principal and it shows! I miss Mrs. Kohn, she was a great principal. I loved the community, parents and school but this woman ruined it. I hope things get better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2011

This school is a nightmare and many teachers should not be teaching. They have been there too long and have no accountability. I have had my children at this school for over 8 years and it has been terrible. I do not recommend it at all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2010

This is a wonderful school. The teachers give a lot of their time to after school events and helping students. They have so many wonderful things staff there. If you have the chance to have your child in Ms. Chipman's class, you should. She is amazing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2009

We have been so pleased with Valle Vista. The teachers at our school really care about our kids. I like how the teachers for each grade work in a team. Mrs. Kohn is always accessible and willing to listen. I'm so sad about all of the budget cuts that will be affecting this school. While I know it will greatly change the mood and efficiency of education at the school, I'm hopeful that the experience of the remaining staff will be able to pull off a miracle. And that they will be able to continue the great education Valle Vista has the reputation of.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2008

This school is incredible! They have so many great programs for the children, have an outstanding staff which works amazingly well together & the PTA provides so many more opportunities for the children. They recently have been awarded the 'CA Distinguished School' award, which is a huge accomplishment!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 1, 2007

As far as extracurrricular activities go, I know that it is hard to find people willing to volunteer their time to work after school. Since there is no funding for after school activities at Valle Vista, many teachers try to enrich their program during the school day. Teachers and staff are not paid to sponsor clubs or activities after school. Those teachers advising clubs do so on their own time as a volunteer effort. Perhaps parents could volunteer their time and expertise, or partner with a teacher or faculty member to create more extracurricular opportunities. Because many students either have sports, or must go to daycare after school, it is often hard for kids to stay after school for extracurricular activities. Transportation is often an issue for Valle Vista students because of our schools location. Most students are not able to walk home.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 18, 2007

I'm not happy with this school at all. I used to be very involved but stopped because I felt like I was the only one along with just a hand few who would give of their time and efforts. Parent involvement is limited here. Kohn isn't anything to brag about. Her answer to everything is...'I'll handle It'. I'm happy to say that my kids will not be returning to this school next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2007

The school needs more extra curricular activities. The Special Education program needs to be expanded so that not all grades and ages of students have to be in only one class. Parent involvement is minimal which bothers me as a parent who wants to be supporting my student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2006

I have two children who attend Valle Vista. We have had only great teachers. Principal Kohn gives awesome encouragement and support to all the students. I strongly believe that we, as parents, need to take the primary responsibility for the education of our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2006

Not much in the way of extracurricular activities. Focus on teaching to pass state tests. Parent involvement is minimun
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2006

Valle Vista School is working hard to provide the neccessary support for all students to meet their individual academic goals. The implementation of the Excel Model has improved the teacher/student ratio for those needing the most help in reading and allowed teachers to focus their planning and instruction on their targeted group.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 19, 2005

Great school, great principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2005

The school is a good school. I am happy enough with it. The tachers are just great. They all enjoy the kids that they have. The 1st and 4th grades have music programs once a year and the teachers do a great job with them. As for after school programs there is some tutoring and some GATE programs but I have not heard of any other ones.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2004

My daughter attended Valle Vista and enjoyed it very much. I was impressed with the school myself. She attended the 4th grade and one of the most interesting things we did that year was take a class trip to Sacramento, just for the day. WoW! How many kids get do do that, fly to see the capitol see Sutters Mill and then fly home in one day.....It was a great experience!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2004

The principal seems to be really helpful & cooperative with the small children. The RSP teacher has been a great help with my sons education. However, the teachers ability to communicate/ understand my childs problems have been less than satisfactory.
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

857

Change from
2012 to 2013

-17

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

8 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

6 / 10


API Growth scores over time

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API score

857

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Change from
2012 to 2013

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Change from 2012 to 2013
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API Statewide Rank
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8 / 10

API Statewide Rank (2012)
The API Statewide Rank ranges from 1 to 10. A rank of 10, for example, means that the school’s API fell into the top 10% of all schools in the state with a comparable grade range. The 2012 rank is based on results from tests students took in Spring 2012.
API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

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API Similar Schools Rank (2012)
The API Similar Schools Rank ranges from 1 to 10. It shows how the school compares to other schools with similar student demographic profiles. The California Department of Education uses parent education level, poverty level, student ethnicity and other data to identify similar schools.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 56% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
64%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
61%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 46% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
44%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
61%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 65% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
74%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
62%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
74%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
54%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students70%
Females77%
Males60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino64%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)78%
Economically disadvantaged66%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability70%
English learner46%
Fluent-English proficient and English only74%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate60%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)73%
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students79%
Females80%
Males80%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino76%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)84%
Economically disadvantaged76%
Not economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability82%
English learner69%
Fluent-English proficient and English only81%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate85%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)79%
Parent education - college graduate80%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students59%
Females59%
Males59%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino58%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)57%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability58%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only60%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate38%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)58%
Parent education - college graduate75%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students78%
Females81%
Males76%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino76%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)74%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability78%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only79%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate69%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)75%
Parent education - college graduate79%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students73%
Females72%
Males74%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)82%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability73%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only74%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate71%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)77%
Parent education - college graduate72%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate82%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students86%
Females85%
Males87%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino83%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)94%
Economically disadvantaged80%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability87%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only88%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate79%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)91%
Parent education - college graduate89%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate82%
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students63%
Females79%
Males48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino54%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)69%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability62%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only65%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented91%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate33%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)66%
Parent education - college graduate74%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate62%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students56%
Females60%
Males53%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino46%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)66%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability56%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only58%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented91%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)59%
Parent education - college graduate58%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate46%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students67%
Females69%
Males65%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino54%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)78%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability65%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented91%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduate50%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)75%
Parent education - college graduate58%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate77%
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 50%
White 39%
Black 4%
Two or more races 3%
Asian 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 51%N/AN/A
English language learners 11%N/AN/A
Source: CA Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
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