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K-5
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Rescue, CA
Students enrolled: 658
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2380 Bass Lake Road
Rescue, CA 95672

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(530) 677-3686
(530) 677-6532
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April 22, 2015
The communication at this school is horrendous. To be fair, I am not sure if it is just this school or the entire district. The principal is nice but has no idea how to run a diverse and complicated school. Bullying? They are lost. Exceptional children? No support programs at all. Parents are not welcome (this is district wide- not invited to a middle school talent show either). I asked a teacher when the play was being performed as I wanted to come watch my son and she said she would find out and get back to me but never did! There are active parents trying to create some semblance of community but as long as there are unhappy teachers and a severe lack of communication, there will be no improvement. Oh, and kindergarteners walk themselves to and from the bus!!

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March 09, 2015
I have a child in this school whom is now in kinder and also attended pre-k last year. I have got to say this school has went WAY downhill since I moved into sierra crossing. I think the teachers are great so far, but the school in itself is falling apart. They first off had the field closed a few years ago and re-seeded the whole field, had awesome grass and then what did they do? No sprinklers and let it completely go to hell where in the summer its dead and full of weeds. Recess is usually a time for kids to get their energy out and guess what, now they are told they can't run during this time which has become a joke!!! Before school if we show up early the kids get in trouble for playing on the play ground waiting for school to start... its has a major lack of leadership and quite frankly I cannot stand it now to where I have put my home on the market and looking to move to GB or rocklin for better schools, better fields, and overall better ratings. I'm supposed to be setting a foundation for my son and he is definitely not getting 100% of it from Green Valley. I cannot wait to get him into a better school.

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February 20, 2015
Terrible school. It has only gone downhill since we started in kindergarten. Every year they beg for money every which way from the parents. The Principal is uninvolved as much as possible and the new vice-principal would rather fight with parents and be right than find a solution for the children. RULES RULES RULES for the poor kids and they must think we're stupid, We know they're not for the "safety" of the children. They are to support the lazy staff. The kids might as well stand in one place during recess and not talk to their friends. The lunch ladies and some yard duties are like drill sergeants that actually scream at the kids for talking too loud during lunch time! Give me a break:/ Class parties most often look like kids being quiet and being forced to watch a movie. I could go on and on...Don't send your children here if you have another option.

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January 12, 2014
The principal and teachers at this school are terrific! They work very hard and the environment is friendly. Many criticize the lower test scores compared to other schools in the area, but it is not a fair comparison due to the ESL students we have. Any school with several ESL students would face the same test scores. Test scores are not the only measure of an effective staff. Great school!

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November 03, 2013
I have 2 children at this school and looking for a new one. I have never been impressed with this school, but didn't want to take my daughter away from her friends. The principle is nice as well as stylish, but lacking in good leadership. The rules get worse every year on the playground. .it seems like every time a child gets hurt.. which is what happens with children....duh! ...they make another rule... no cartwheels.. no running pretty much anywhere, no dodgeball, no sitting on top of the bars..etc. etc... ugh, where does it end? Should the kids just not be allowed outside? Sad environment for a child. More suitable for adults/teachers. With too many children per classroom, there is more group control and stressed out teachers than individual care. I would like to know where all of the thousands of dollars of donations and grants they are receiving each year are going because its definitely not to extracurricular programs.

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April 28, 2012
Well, I had written a review but someone reported it and had it deleted. Kind of goes to show how low the people that work there can sink. I'm tired of my 3 kids having issues. No one seems to do anything about the bullying. Several parents I talk to hate the school. People feel like they have no other option. Some of the teachers are WONDERFUL! I love them, but that doesn't make up for lack of care from Administration, kids getting picked on, inappropriate conversations from staff around children or the lack of good quality education. Classrooms are over crowded, there's no real help. The school doesn't have a lot of money and the kids suffer. This used to be a fabulous school, too bad it declines every year. The last 3 years especially. If you have another option, I highly recommend your child(ren) go elsewhere. Maybe if parents banded together, the school could change for the better.

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April 20, 2012
Have have two children attending GVS and I must say over all this has been a great school for us. We have had good, bad and great experiences here. We love the teachers and the principle! I feel like you get what you give when your children go to public school..... Get involved, be proactive, know the staff and your child will be better off for it!

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January 05, 2012
After years of terrible teachers (yelling, ripping up papers, making students cry in k-3!) and working with the principal only to be dismissed, we pulled our children out of this school. the principal has no interest in children, the teachers are only looking out for their best interests (ie paycheck) when many should retire and the good ones have been laid off. The unions run this district, not the students and this school is a sad result.

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October 19, 2011
I am not at all satisfied with this school. I have 2 children who go to this school, one of which has a definite learning disability and possible ADD. The teachers are all very quick to point out that your child is falling behind or failing, but nothing gets done about it!! My husband and I work very hard with our children at home and expect the same from the school. When we meet with teachers/administrators, they have absolutely no advice for us and have no idea of what to do to help my child thrive. There is approximately 30 kids to a classroom and ONE teacher. I volunteer in the classroom weekly and am able to witness this mess. My slow learner is getting left behind...what happened to "no child left behind"? Fortunately, my other child is doing okay but I feel this school is not enabling him to meet his full potential. Unfortunately, we're looking into private schools.

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no rating
April 30, 2010
The Teachers and the Principal are excellent. I have two kids at Green Valley, and they both love it. The teachers have the freedom to teach and the administrative drive to achieve.

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April 04, 2010
This is a great school! My daughter has gone to Green Valley for two years and comes home every day with a smile on her face and never wants to miss a day of school. Great teachers and kids. Parents can be as involved as they want to be. Academics are fantastic and creativity is used to make learning fun! I love this school!

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no rating
October 18, 2009
I am disappointed with the school. There seems to be a lack of communication among the admin and teachers and teachers to parents. Teacher assessment of challenged or near failing kids seem to fall by the way-side.Parents are not notified of this in a timely manner. Aside from this,bright children are not challenged enough and your left feeling like you need to supplement your childs education too much.Teachers and their lack of enthusiasm could also be better!

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no rating
January 06, 2009
Green Valley is far behind the other schools in the area. My advanced kids needs are not met. We are transferring to Buckeye District. Principal needs to leave and V.P should take over. At least he cares. Some good teachers, but most aren't skilled enough to motivate and challenge the kids.

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October 01, 2008
I love the teachers and parents at this school. I really like it because the teachers and parents all like to be involved with everything...together. You can be involved as much as you like. I am not that flattered with the principal as I was last year, she seems like she is tired. The vice principal is awesome! I cannot believe how involved with the students he is. I would say my only complaint is the safety. I have been to the school during lunch and recesses and it is chaos. They need to block off more of the campus. The kids run the campus freely and by the parking lots. This needs to be taken care of! Once that is fixed the school is perfect.

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September 13, 2008
My daughter and I love this school and it's teachers. I am very impressed with the Administration's ability to think outside the box with educational enrichment classes and opportunities after school in place of repetitive homework assignments. Great job!

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August 19, 2008
The principal is less than helpful. The assistant principal however is very helpful and goes the extra mile with the kids and parents. He makes up for her lack of motivation and care.

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no rating
January 10, 2008
Great teachers! Very poor adminsitration. The principal seems to be burned out. My child does feel safe at Green Valley and likes his teacher.

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August 23, 2007
I have loved the teachers at Green Valley and they have lots os fun activities to keep the students motivated. However, the administration is a huge disappointment. They exhibit a general lack of willingness to work with parents and students. The school is good for a student who is strong, independent and needs no additional support. If your child has any special circumstances, this is probably not the school for you.

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June 21, 2007
Overall a good school. Our main concerns stem from the administration. There seems to be a strong disconnect between the principal and the teachers. The principal does not seem willing to go the extra mile to work with parents/ teachers. The teachers we have experienced are great and the curriculum works well for our children. Extracurricular activities and parent involvement also seem good at this school.

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May 29, 2007
School administration is not helpful. Some good teachers, but we have yet to have one.

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March 30, 2007
This is a fantastic school where the staff puts the students' needs first. The teachers, administrtaion, and support staff all care deeply about the academic, social, and emotional advancement of the children in their care.

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November 08, 2006
Very disappointed by teachers and the way school is run. High achievers are ignored while lowered kids get the attention. My daughter is not challenged or motivated. After school enrichment costs money.

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March 21, 2006
Our son has been going to Green Valley for 5 years now and we love it! He has done great academically and the students, parents and staff are wonderful. We always speak highly of this school.

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January 03, 2006
Green Valley has become a good school over the years. Lots of parent participation. Great for an average student but not really prepared for 'gifted' kids.

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October 08, 2005
Excellent school. They understand the fine balance between academic excellence and achievments and the importance of making school fun.

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August 18, 2005
Our son has just started his second year at this school and so far we are pretty pleased with the overall level - the teachers have been great and parent involvement is encouraged. The level of extra curricular activities is not where it should be but hopefully with more parent involvement this will improve over time. Scores seem to be increasing every year.

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July 25, 2005
Good school, good teachers, good staff, and good students. Nuff said!

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June 15, 2005
My son has just completed his first year of Kindergarton. His teacher was excelent and the circulumn was challenging. My only disappointment is in the play areas. Most of the outdoor play areas are paved asphalt and the play structures are seriously out dated. All grass areas are on a closure look, manicured weeds. Shade is very limited.

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March 29, 2005
Academic programs seem to be advancing each year. Extracurricular classes are offered by semester, and include such things as dance, cooking, karate. More sports are needed. Parent involvement also is increasing, however, much more is necessary. Disciplinary measures need to be taken more seriously by administrators.

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January 09, 2005
Seems Great, Love the Administrative Office.

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September 06, 2004
Very Dedicated Teachers. Lots of Community and parent involvement in the school. My children attended k-3rd grade at this school. New updates at the school are very nice environment for both students and teachers.

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Green Valley Elementary School
2380 Bass Lake Road, Rescue, CA  95672
(530) 677-3686
Last modified Green Valley Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Green Valley Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 35 reviews. Top