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San Jose, CA
Students enrolled: 687

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330 Bluefield Drive
San Jose, CA 95136

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(408) 226-4655
(408) 224-9105
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April 26, 2015
We moved from LA to San Jose and my girls were in this school. They had a hard time with the teacher bulling the kids. The kids there used bad language the principal never helped. It got so bad I sent my kids back home to LA were they did much better and are in gate. This isn't a good school at all. At church when asked what school my girls were at I said park view and all the members of the church were telling me to get my kids out of that school that there kids were going through a lot of bad things there. I don't recommend this school to my worst enemy.

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December 17, 2012
great school and has nice teachers too.principal is nice and students can get lots of help the need

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March 09, 2012
My kids have been going to Parkview for 6 years now and it started out fine with good teachers and fun activities but i find that the past two years it is going downhill. I know there are a lot of budget problems so it has been difficult for teachers but unfortunately our students have been affected by a decrease in field trips and we even lost our music teacher (the kids loved Mr. Hess). My 1st grader has never even been on a field trip, not even to the pumpkin patch in kindergarten! And I know there are other schools in the Oak Grove School District who's kindergarteners and 1st graders still get to go on field trips. Also, there are some teachers who yell too much and also the teachers who feel the need to label their class groups as group 1 (the smart group) and group 2. Ok, teachers - how do you think it makes group 2 feel? They feel like they are in the "dumb" group! So, wrong! But of course there are also many wonderful teachers; unfortunately i am dealing with two of the not so sensitive teachers this year. It's enough to make me want to find another school for my children.

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September 23, 2011
I am very pleased with Parkview and Mrs. Bouye, last year my child was in her class, she is an excelent teacher, he learned a lot in Kinder that now first grade is so easy for him, I wish to be there so he can be in her class for first grade, but we moved to Indiana state, Thank you so much Mrs. Bouye for all your dedication and excelent job. Good Luck in first grade!

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August 29, 2011
I'm very pleased with Parkview. Lots of parents are involve in the school activities. Teachers updated students progress with parents. They also have a great after school program for busy parents. My children enjoyed attending there.

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July 31, 2010
I am very pleased with Parkview. My children have been attending for 6 years and we have been through a lot of changes. However, through it all, the staff and parents have worked together to keep the academics high and the morale up. I do feel the current principal could be more strict on the school rules and on enforcing district consequences but in all it is a very good diversified school.

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no rating
April 28, 2010
Very friendly environment/closed relationship with teachers. Teachers updated students progress with parents. Lots of parents volunteer. Just that the school does not have enough budgets. They already out of papers and toners for the copy machines. They needs more help with school supplies. Even though i have to go out to buy papers to help out

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no rating
August 13, 2009
This school is by fa,r hands down a wonderful school. I take comfort in the fact that when my daughter leaves home to go to class she enters into another home away from home. The entire staff knows each and every child by name even if they are not their teacher. The staff has great communcation with the parents both for negative and or positive reasons. The lunch staff is terriffic with the children and the parents as well as they encourage the children to eat well while away from home. And the receptionist is by far a great part of the staff. She treats all off the students as if they were own. Thank you Parkview for making your school the best that it is.

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December 19, 2008
It looks like I'm the first person in 3 yrs that is rating this school,and I must say I had to rate this school as average.My son came to this school right after 2nd grade,because we had moved from the Evergreen District.I want to say that I liked the other district better,as far as the school and how it's operated.This school is not as updated,technology wise and also the school itself,I don't know why it's not well-kept compared to other schools. That doesn't really matter,but the other school offered convenient ways like online lunch payment to look at account balances and not have to worry about calling to check. They have other online programs as well. I also notice that this school has too many fund raisers and I think it's unnecessary.Over all,the school is over-crowded,ok staff and did I mention there's a new principal again this year?

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September 05, 2008
Before I start my review I want to make it clear that to have a great school you must factor in parent involvement. It is very easy to say that the staff is rude, the principal is lacking or that the classes are overcrowded. When your child attends a school you both become part of the whole. The experience we and our children have depends so much on us as parents. Our attitudes, our participation, our dedication. Parkview is a great school, with awesome, dedicated teachers. The school had a change in Principals last year and while I do think it was a rough year leadership wise I have noticed a change in attitude and behavior by both the staff and the Principal this year. Keep up the great work, the test results prove that the Panthers still do their personal BEST!!!

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February 05, 2008
The teachers are great, the office receptionist is rude and not at all helpful.

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no rating
September 01, 2007
Teachers are Ok, but classrooms size for K grade are too small for 20 o[r] more Kids,so are the bathrooms

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October 26, 2006
My children have been attending Parkview for about 5 years and this is the first year when I have something to complain about. I have to say their general ed is awesome but their special ed is not so good.

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September 22, 2005
The academic programs, art and music activities are good. The principal seems to be very dedicated.

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July 27, 2005
My daughter has been attending Parkview since 3rd grade. In that time, I have been highly impressed with three of four of her teachers (got more impressed with the fourth one as the year wore on...). I am especially pleased with the availability of a music program, including instrumental music for fourth graders, paid for by the parent group. Sixth graders are able to participate in band at Davis Intermediate School, a fabulous opportunity for them. The fourth grade Gold Rush is a wonderful living history unit. Teachers put in a lot of time and effort to create new learning opportunities for students.

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July 11, 2005
This is a great school. The teachers are very supportive and nice. There are many accelerated courses available.. and your child gets great oppurtunities to excel.

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no rating
July 02, 2005
It was very dark at nigth, the school has dead not green grass, and very empty feeling not too many amenities. lots of portable classrooms, they look ugly and desorganized.

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June 23, 2005
Parkview is an excellent school. Our game plan was to send our children to private school. When seeking a recommendation from a private school teacher, she asked what our home school was. When I told her it was Parkview, she suggested we check out Parkview before settling on a private school. We did as she suggested and have not regreted it once. My oldest daughter just completed 6th grade and I think she has a great foundation to start Junior High School. I also think Parkview has great parent involvement. We raise funds to that our children can have a 28 week music appreciation program, hands on science program, after school sports, extra field trips, reading incentive programs, cultural heritage appreciation and so much more. All of this wouldn't be possible without a community (staff, parents, students) dedicated to giving our kids the best possible education.

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April 19, 2005
This school is overcrowded with tremendous amount of inter-district tranfers, consequently the class size does not meet the standard requirements, most of the teachers are bilingual;students have communication problems, staff makes lot of errors, therefore the production of results is poor. Not too much or art and sports, or other activities are given to students; the huge amount of money raised from Walkathon goes where? Level of parent involvement seems to lessen due to this poor academic results and attitude of staff and principal.

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April 11, 2005
In addition to active ethnic cultural groups, Parkview has an American Culture Club, open to all students (performance-oriented activities for cultural events), and a general school-community association (PSCA) that is open to and actively seeks the participation of all Parkview families. In addition, Parkview has a broad range of cultural and academic enrichment activities that are open to and appropriate for all students.

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February 21, 2005
This a good school but i feel that it really has a focus on one minority group and kind of forgets about the others. In my daughter's class the teacher speaks to the students in their native language and i think that's not fair to the other students. They also have PTA meetings for the different cultures and not a unified group with all parents so there kind of all on their own. I am a minority also but there needs to be more parents working together having in common that there childeren attend the same school not their race.

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November 02, 2004
My son has been going to parkview since 2nd grade. I love this school and have found it hard to leave since I don't live in the area. We have an interschool district transfer which allows him to attend school there. I highly recommend Parkview, the teachers are great and so is the principal.

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February 25, 2004
I am a former student of Parkview Elementary and I thought that Parkview was a great school. The teachers there were awesome and I liked the activities that were held such as, walden west science camp, raging waters, gold rush and colonial days. If parents are looking for an elementary school Parkview is the one!

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no rating
January 31, 2004
I am a former student who attended Parkview for the last two months of the Sixth Grade. In my opinion Parkview was an excellent school. Before coming to this school I had attended a Middle School 6-8. Having to switch schools at the end of the year was hard, but the Parkview Teachers made it seem like I was there for the entire year. I had Mrs. Dixson for 6th grade, and absoulutely loved her... she made sure I was put into the correct Math class and helped me catch up. This school has a great staff, and just awesome cultural activities due to the cultural diversity. I can say that I'm glad I transfered to Parkview.

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October 23, 2003
Parkview is a very good school, with lots of excellent teachers. I am also very imressed by the principal s leadership. He really is interested in the children, and has the kind of enthusiasm, ideas, and energy that I would expect to see in a principal of a really good private school. He understands children. He has a style that really encourages and motivates children and parents too. His leadership definitely helps to make this school an exceptional place for our children. I hope he stays with Parkview for many years to come.

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no rating
October 08, 2003
I am a 6th grade student and member of stundent council. I can honestly say the Parkview is a great school to go to. The teachers are great and really take great effort in to teaching us! The parents get involved in alot of school activities and help the school improve. Here at Parkview we do a lot of fun things like, the fourth graders dress up for Gold Rush, the fifth graders dress up and do things for Colonial Days, and us Sixth graders get to go to Walden West Science Camp, also Raging Waters at the end of the year! So Parkview is filled with fun and education!

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September 22, 2003
My child is a 1st grader at Parkview. This year my child started with the only bilingual teacher in the school. Due to lack of students enrolled at the school, this teacher was transferred to another school. Some of the children from this class were moved to a K-1 class, others disbursed to other teachers. I agree with the fact of teachers that are not bilingual have to take more time to teach others while holding up children that speak english as a first language. I don't feel that this is the teachers' fault. Children who speak two languages have just as much right to learn. And there should be a bilingual teacher or teachers made available for this. However, the only one at Parkview was let go. While many parents are involved. I don't feel that the parents concerns are heard as they should be. Also, I feel the principal leans too much on stating that he is a child psychologist. His job is principal, not child therapy.... He should be stating that he is a principal... And go out of his way to make sure that the kids are getting the best education possible. Even the kids that need a bilingual teacher. Overall it has been my experience that Parkview has a number of great teachers. But I feel that the office staff, and the principal are a cause of the school lacking in other areas.

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September 09, 2003
This really is a great school. My son is in 1st grade this year and he is reading like crazy. Tha only thing that I feel is a bit of a downside is that there is a large number of kids beginning school that don't speak English. This means the teachers are having to basically do double the amount of teaching since they have to speak to these kids in their native language. I don't think that it's fair for the others and I think it might even interfere with the learning, since the other kids have to wait while the teacher explains things a second time to the other kids.

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Parkview Elementary School
330 Bluefield Drive, San Jose, CA  95136
(408) 226-4655
Last modified Parkview Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Parkview Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 40 reviews. Top