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Valley View Elementary School

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Posted January 30, 2010

my daughter goes here and struggle she is 'left behind' instead of helped when she asks questions her teacher gets eaisly frustrated with her and i feel that both the teacher and principal discurage my involvment my daughter will not be attending next year
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 30, 2008

PTA had done great things so far this year. We are not done yet
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2007

Everyone works very hard at Valley View Elementary. The school is safe and I do not worry about strangers on campus. My daughter is happy and is learning a lot. Additionally, there is a lot for parents to get involved in if they wish to. Lines of communication are there and I have always felt as though teachers were approachable and cooperative. I read a few of the reviews, and I just don't see the problems that two of the parents spoke of. The office staff will drop everything to assist a parent. The principal works hard evey day, both behind the scenes and in the spotlight. Yes, the test scores are a concern, but that does not take away from the dedication of the entire staff. Fellow Parents, please reconize the difference between getting what you want and what your students need. Sometimes (or oftentimes) it is not the same thing!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2007

I love this school. I am impressed with the dedication that the principal shows on a daily basis. Yes there are some teachers that need to go, but that's a part of life, some people are bad at their jobs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2007

My child is in her fifth successful year at this school. She has special needs, and was bounced around from school to school within the district (4 total by age six) before being welcomed into the mainstream at Valley View. Everyone on the campus has collaborated in helping her toward her goal to reach her potential as a valuable contributing member of society. All of her teachers are well trained, experienced, and 100% dedicated to helping all their students learn and thrive. Each one has gone far beyond the call of duty for my daughter and for their other students. Sports both before and after school, choir and extracurricular activities five days a week after school. Several types of tutoring are available for students who need it. The principal and teachers are always happy to communicate with parents. Also, the school is very safe and strict on safety, violence, and bullies.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2007

The teachers at Valley View are some of the most dedicated and educated around. As for parent involvement, I would like to personally invite you to attend a PTA meeting or join the Student Site Council. You could read for a few minutes with the Kinders or help the school Librairan re-catalouge the books. You could attend one of many other events such a Bookfair, and Family Fun Days. We have an up and coming Teacher Appreciation week in May and a Volunteer Appreciation Brunch in April. Field day is also around the corner and we always need help with that. There is lots of ways for parents to be involved, I am.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2007

My children have been at Valley View for almost four years.I myself am not impressed with this school. I think most of the staff only care about there paycheck and have lost there love for teaching or maybe never had it. This school also discourages parent involvement. The principle could be more professional and yes test scores are very low at this school.My children and I look forward to this being there last year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2004

My two just started this school. We had alot of trouble with the office on enrolling my children cause of their lack of knowledge in the office. Also they are behind in below the state requirements. I had a hard time getting them to let me get involved with the class. Not much in letting parents help. I'm not happy with this school so far. They lack 'Parents Help', and lack of notes going home to inform parents of things going on in the school. Maybe my childrens other school was just very advanced and inform us better. This is just my Opinion. Good Luck!
—Submitted by a parent


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This school's
API score

780

Change from
2012 to 2013

-15

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

4 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

8 / 10


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  • This school has not yet met the state goal of 800.

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This school's
API score

780

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The Academic Performance Index (API) is a single number assigned to each school by the California Department of Education to measure overall school performance and improvement over time on statewide testing. The API ranges from 200 and 1000, with 800 as the state goal for all schools.
Change from
2012 to 2013

-15

Change from 2012 to 2013
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API Statewide Rank
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4 / 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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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.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
25%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

58 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
50%
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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
13%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
31%
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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
39%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

59 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
40%
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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
47%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
35%

2010

 
 
27%
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 Students57%
Females66%
Males48%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino55%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability58%
English learner47%
Fluent-English proficient and English only75%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate50%
Parent education - high school graduate57%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)64%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students66%
Females66%
Males68%
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)n/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability68%
English learner66%
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate65%
Parent education - high school graduate57%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)82%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
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 Students21%
Females16%
Males26%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino21%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged15%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability19%
English learner19%
Fluent-English proficient and English only24%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate13%
Parent education - high school graduate26%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students48%
Females28%
Males68%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability48%
English learner50%
Fluent-English proficient and English only43%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate46%
Parent education - high school graduate48%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
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 Students66%
Females78%
Males56%
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)83%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Non-economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability67%
English learner54%
Fluent-English proficient and English only77%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate59%
Parent education - high school graduate73%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)61%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students74%
Females81%
Males69%
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)75%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Non-economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability74%
English learner71%
Fluent-English proficient and English only77%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate71%
Parent education - high school graduate87%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)67%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
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 Students47%
Females41%
Males51%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino42%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged43%
Non-economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability47%
English learner32%
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate47%
Parent education - high school graduate24%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students66%
Females68%
Males63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino63%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged65%
Non-economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability65%
English learner57%
Fluent-English proficient and English only74%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate69%
Parent education - high school graduate56%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)67%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Science

All Students27%
Females18%
Males34%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino20%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged20%
Non-economically disadvantaged58%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability28%
English learner11%
Fluent-English proficient and English only43%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate13%
Parent education - high school graduate19%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)40%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 83% 52%
White 10% 26%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 3% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 11%
Black 2% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 25%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

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

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