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Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Students enrolled: 508

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7032 Purpleridge Drive
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

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(310) 377-6066
(310) 541-4692
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July 04, 2012
The one star 2007 review is puzzling. I think they meant another Vista Grande in another district as there are a lot of schools by that name. They could't be more off about this district or this school. Shocking that they felt they needed to move out o state to get away from one of the nations most affluent neighborhoods as well as top ranking school districts. Odd.

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January 14, 2010
We love this school and are sad to be leaving. Our son has learned so much in the short time we've been here. His teacher makes learning fun, exciting and engaging. We are thankful for the positive first experience she has given him.

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April 28, 2009
This is our first year at VG and we love it! We moved from another school district because we had heard such positive feedback about Vista Grande and it was all true! Dr. Vincent is a very involved, warm, and professional principal. My daughter's teacher is excellent. There are plenty of extracurricular activities. There is a lot of parental involvement. It's a fairly small school (approx. 320 students) and in a very safe neighborhood. I'm extremely impressed with the well-behaved students. It's almost the end of the school year and I have yet to see an arguement between any of the students. It seems the parents and staff are looking out for the childrens' safety, encouraging their academic accomplishments, and acting as positive role models.

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June 22, 2007
Strong academic programs, many extracurricular activities, including a variety of after-school enrichment programs, and active parental involvement make Vista Grande an outstanding school. Academic excellence and good behavior are emphasized. Although the students are mostly high-achieving, the school environment is not competitive. ALL the students are recognized for their accomplishments, big and small. I think the teachers and principal are doing an excellent job of teaching the students. My children look forward to going to school everyday!

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June 21, 2007
My children attend Vista Grande and we only have positive things to say about this school. The school provides quality education for the students and academic excellence is emphasized (as it should be). Besides the rigorous academic programs, there are music programs, art education, sports/physical activities, and educational field trips. There is a great after-school enrichment program that offers a variety of activities from dance, art, and science to golf, rock-climbing, and cheerleading. There is also an active parental involvement. I know that my children are getting the best education from an outstanding school. Two thumbs up to Dr. Vincent, the principal, and the VG teachers!

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May 23, 2007
Vista Grande is an excellent school. You need only to look at the test scores and compare these to see that they are doing something right. These are high performing students with committed parents who volunteer many hours to the school and support the programs. I have found the teachers dedicated, students who consistently perform in the top percentile for California schools and nationwide, and parents who are caring and interested. Who could ask for more? This district offers many programs that cannot be found elsewhere in the public school system (before and after school care, enrichment programs, regular PE, music, and so much more).

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May 15, 2007
Purely as a dedicated parent wishing to help others in our position, I have to comment on how poor this teaching is at Vista Grande. Our teacher had very little interest in encouraging students or did not know how to. I spent many hours at the school and observed long conversations in Chinese (approx a third of the class was of Chinese origin) which totally alienated the other children. Ultimately, as responsible parents, we ended up moving state to ensure our child had quality education. In the year and half since leaving this sub standard school, she has become a straight 'A' student and is in the gifted program (and we did not go private) The usd has abandoned this school for some reason so I would encourage parents to keep on top of ensuring the school delivers even basic education before it is too late!

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December 18, 2005
This is the best public school system in SoCal. We are thrilled with the teachers.

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August 31, 2005
This school is great. Well-balanced, positive and inclusive. There are opportunities for children and parents to be involved in a variety of ways. and it is because of a wonderful 'community' environment that our kids benefit so highly. The teachers and staff are receptive and responsive to input, and encourage hands on involvement. I actually had my children registered at another school in the district, moved and considered keeping them at that school. I couldn't be happier about the decision. My kids are happy, I'm happy and we have made friendships with lasting ties. Tomorrow is meet the teacher day and I have no concerns about which classes my children end up in...they're all great!

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June 17, 2005
Great school. Vista Grande is excellent elementary school. Positive encouraging attitude of Principal Dr Vincent and her staff helpd build solid foundation for kids. Lot of fun activities inside the clas and outside the class as well, brings out an all-rounder in our kids. Special outdoor science camps to plays and stage performances builds childs self image and confidence. Teachers are well educated in helping students boost theri performance and push the laggards to strive for the best. Parents are involved in the class activities and teachers like that a lot.

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May 29, 2005
Outstanding education level, top in the South Bay area. Highest API in the last few years!

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November 03, 2004
Vista Grande is an excellent school. The academics are excellent and the adminstration and teachers great. Parent participation in the classroom is encouraged and there are many opportunities to volunteer from teaching art in the classroom (Art At Your Fingertips), to helping in the library, classroom and many other special events. The atmosphere is supportive of the student while academics are stressed. Overall, I highly recommend Vista Grande.

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Vista Grande Elementary School
7032 Purpleridge Drive, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA  90275
(310) 377-6066
Last modified Vista Grande Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Vista Grande Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 16 reviews. Top