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3347 Tapo Street
Simi Valley, CA 93063

(805) 520-6820
(805) 520-6157
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August 21, 2014
This is my second year at valley view and it has been a blast for me. The teachers are extremely nice, the new principal is amazing, and I am getting A's in all honors classes. This is a great school for students who want to learn. I'm excited to go to school when I wake up in the morning and I never want to leave. Mr. McCarter and Mr. Greminger are the BEST teachers ever. They are so funny, nice, and just wonderful teachers. I recommend this school to EVERYONE!!!!!!

- submitted by a community member
July 22, 2014
My daughter just finished 7th grade. She did fantastic with a full load of Honors classes. With the exception of one or two teachers, I found that it was easy to speak with the teachers if I felt my daughter was in trouble. Mrs. Webb (now retired) did a great job of keeping the school in line and her many group phone calls home (and there were many) kept me well informed. In regards to Aeries. I accessed Aeries at least once a day and never experienced an outage, so I'm not sure what the other parent is referring to since it was very stable for me. There is a lot of homework and it can be overwhelming at times, but I've spoken to parents at other schools and it's this way across the board. My daughter will be well-prepared for the demands of high school thanks to the effort put forth by the teachers at Valley View.

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2014
This has been the absolute worse year academically for my son. My oldest son went to Valley View a few years ago and although it was not stellar it was infinitely better than this year (my youngest first year). I have been in contact with his teachers and never have the agreed to a face to face meeting although I suggested it more than once. He is literally failing 4 of the 6 classes and I JUST now got the information form the principal as to who his counselor is. The entire school district changed over to Aeries for the grades and homework and yet again tonight I try and log on and it is down AGAIN> The teachers claim to have information and help on their web page. Some do but most do not or have not been updated for months. I understand the cut back but the teachers really do not care. Beware - my son is constantly telling me of drug issue at school - the principal has confirmed this on more than one occasion. If you are Simi please have you child attend one of the other 2 middle schools. Hillside is very good and we will either be heading there or moving to a different district to get out of Simi's

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2014
Valley View Middle School in Simi Valley is in need of new leadership. The Homework load is overwhelming and unreasonable. Average time taking four hours and on certain occasions up to 9 hours. I have two children , both were GATE now Honors, both reading at a 12.9 grade level and they are avid readers. My son has graduated from Valley View and is doing quite well at Santa Susana High School in Simi Valley. My daughter is in the seventh grade and is a devoted student. It is impossible for her to complete her english stems. poetry and RHO packets. Plus there are Art requirements in English!! Why?? My son says he couldn't complete them either when he was there. While there are a few really good teachers there, most are below average or are incompetent. Bullying, the schools bullying program is laughable. Both of my intelligent students hate the school. Your children will as well. Poll the student body and you will find this is an accurate appraisal. Mr. Greminger, Mr. McCarter, Mrs. Abdallah, Mr. Dingman, Mrs. Stilson and Mr. Schuster are exceptional educators and save Valley View from being a total failure. Your experience may be different, but don't bet on it.

- submitted by a parent
April 04, 2014
If I could give a half star I would, based only on they are a building you can send a middle schooler to. When we moved here from out of state I would think teachers and admin would actually make sure my child is adapting. Not even close! He was forgotten within a day, his grades quickly fell and nobody would call me back. I was asking for online access to his grades for over a month, nobody there returns calls or emails!!!! When I did receive it and my child had went from an A to D student in his first 2 months based on 12 missing assignments (all graded in his folder btw). I was furious!!! And the teachers responded "it's the child's responsibility, really??? To make sure he is given credit for graded assignments. The teachers just don't care, when asked a question my child has been snapped at more in the few months here, than in his entire education! Now today they have a jog a thon. If you choose to not raise money you have to run on a longer track and no water! Seriously! Tried at least 10 times to talk to the principal they always bump me elsewhere, never even seen the woman! Take your kids ANYWHERE else, homeschool before you go here!

- submitted by a parent
November 23, 2013
I'm finding the same issue as the 9-24-13 post- I, too, know my child's short comings and I have always had an open line of communication with teachers to work together, however, I've attempted to contact two of my child's teachers and I get absolutely nothing. I firmly recall every teacher during Back to School night saying "email me, I'll get right back to you". Hmm, maybe if your child is close to perfect do you get a reply. I am trying let my child "fight" his own battles and take responsibility for a lot more communication, but let's face it- he's 12 and this is definitely not yet a strength, however, it is unsettling that some of these teachers will just sit back and watch a child fail, especially in a core subject. It's discouraging as a parent to reach out to the school only to be basically reprimanded and dismissed. Is it a VVMS issue, a poorly funded CA public school issue or a national issue? I don't know but as a parent, I find it to be a pretty personal issue.

- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2013
Valley View is an outstanding school!!! I'm a 7th grade GATE student and I just love this school!! Mr. Derek Greminger is my favorite teacher! He teaches life science and he interacts very well with me and my classmates! You couldn't have a better teacher! Mrs. Webb is just an AMAZING principal... Sure she's a little strict but that's because she loves her students and wants the best for us!! I recommend this school 100%!!

- submitted by a community member
December 28, 2012
I attended this school starting in the 6th grade. I was bullied. Several times I brought it up to my councilors only to have them ignore the problem. I was beaten up twice and i recieved the all the punishment. In eighth grade, my friend came to school crying and I gave him a hug before school started. I was given an hour detention and my friend was given a lecture about "wasting his time with girls". The academics were a nightmare for me. I have never been good at math and every year my plea for a tutor was ignored. The dress code is harshly enforced as well. I wore two and a half inch heels and sat in the office for two hours being lectured. Once, when my shirt was "low cut" a teacher said she would either send me to the office or shove tissue paper down my shirt. The only silver lining I found in this school was the drama program. David Dingman is one of the most incredible, talented, and commited teachers you will find in this town. The drama program saved my life and taught me many valuable lessons on several occasions. I do not reccomend this school to anyone, but if you are a performer trapped in Simi Valley, then this is the middle school for you.

- submitted by a community member
September 26, 2012
My child was bullied, and the situation was never addressed. Had to transfer to a new school, and very happy with the communication we receive.

- submitted by a parent
June 13, 2012
My twins just graduated from this school, yesterday. I found that this school was a good and fair school, teaching things that were important later, such as the power point presentation. Kids who aren't doing well were given opportunity to tutoring, and if they didn't take advantage of it, well--there's a reason they probably aren't doing so well. Instruction is different from when I was in school, and I may not agree completely with methods being used, but I will give credit to all the teachers my daughters had over the past 2 years, as well as to my daughters, and to myself, for pushing and striving for greatness. If you don't understand something, seek answers elsewhere. The teachers my daughters dealt with were always welcoming and helpful. And--absolutely LOVED Mrs. Webb. Good job to everyone!

- submitted by a parent
June 05, 2012
Very Dissapointed in this school, they just sat back and watch my daughter fail. There are no programs for kids who are struggling. She even said it. They think all the kids are on the same level. The staff are cold and desencitized. They need a to be more real, less fake.

- submitted by a parent
June 02, 2011
Extremely disappointed in this school. So far we've only seen minimal effort from teachers and no one willing to teach a student how to learn. Information is thrown at them and in one format only (even if clarification is asked for!) Every night I'm teaching my daughter what she should be learning at school (and she's GATE)! The exception is the science program. Furthermore, most of the girls are extremely clicky and mean.

- submitted by a parent
June 01, 2011
Very disappointed with Valley View. A principal that tells parents what they want to hear and doesn't follow through. Poor support for students struggling academically. Mediocre GATE program. How does a 50 slide powerpoint have any value? API scores should be 50 points higher based on the students going in to the school. State standards are often ignored. Good band program and some good teachers.

- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2011
I am currently a student at Valley View and I love this school. It is a great school if your child is willing to learn. And everyone treats you like adults here trying to get you ready for High School. This school has great motivation and teachers are very helpful. Mrs. Webb is a very strict principal which is why students don't like her but parents DO!!! I recommend this school to everyone! It is a great school!

- submitted by a community member
November 17, 2010
my son is currently in Valley View and it's an awful school! They gave him an hour detention for giving a girl a hug! This school is unfair, STRICT, and most of all they go way over board for the little things! I do NOT suggest this school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 12, 2010
The principle Mrs. Webb takes so much prode in her school. She is strict but that is because she wants kids to be in an environment where they can learn without distractions. It has been a California Distiguished school for the last 4 years.

- submitted by a parent
June 24, 2010
O.K., let's see, the principal means business and does NOT ALLOW any mischief at all! The kids do not like her, parents LOVE her. As the parent of a child with challenges, I have been extremely happy with the aides and peer student program. The teachers need more time to adapt curriculum for their students : (. The campus is wonderful and we had a great experience overall.

- submitted by a parent
May 28, 2010
I am a student at valley view middle school, and I really hope you take what i have to say in consideration for your children. I am very unhappy at valley view middle school. They are very strict and inconsiderate about our problems. It will be very long if i go on and on about all that happens, but to sum it things up, Mrs. Webb is a very inconsiderate, strict, and,if i may, just plain mean to me and my friends. Most of my teachers that i have in my schedule rotation are very understanding and wonderful. There are a few exceptions. The kids around the school are not as wonderful as the teachers, lets just say, but its like that in any school. The yard duties look like honestly, that there just looking for the chance to get us at anything.To sum up, i do not suggest this school.

- submitted by a community member
February 04, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
December 25, 2009
I currently attend valley view and I think its a fantastic school! the school is strick though.. but thats what most schools are like. mrs.webb is a very kind strong principal that keeps this school in line. I love it here the teachers are great and helpful... and they help as much as they can to raise my grade.. I think if our wondering what school in simi valley is rifgt, trust me this school is WONDERFUL

- submitted by a student
December 09, 2009
I have an 8th grader at V.V., and he is very happy here. He attends V.V. since 7th grade. Mr. Schuster, music teacher is the best. Mrs. Webb, the principal is great, too. My only concern is that there are couple teachers let students to retake their test if the grade is c- or below. This 2nd chance will hurt them more than help them in my opinion. Other than that, this school is a great school.

- submitted by a parent
December 01, 2009
this school is borin and there are lots of bullys. they have good teachers but bad kids

- submitted by a student
July 09, 2009
I was involved in the 2008-2009 school year and i had an okay time. The teachers at valley view could be more caring and understanding, i understand that they have alot of other students every day but if they just had the patience and the time to understand, my experience at valley view would be much nicer. I was very excited to be going to to this ' wonderful ' school but in the end i was a little dissipointed. Please consider my opinoin when you are chooseing a school for your loved ones

- submitted by a student
May 18, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating April 04, 2009
I am very displeased with the way thsat this school is run. Mrs. Webb runs the place like a prison and most of the teachers my son has had this year do not conduct themselves in a very adult-like manner. These are children, not convicts and I believe something should be done. Just reading the overall test scores at this'so called' excellent school shows me there need LOTS of improvements! The kids aren't getting the full potential they deserve and something needs to be done. I wouldn't reccomend this school to any newcomers to Simi Valley, there is better out there.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 02, 2009
I am very pleased with the leadership at Valley View Middle School.

- submitted by a parent
February 08, 2009
Every morning when i woke up at 5:30, i wasnt looking foward to the day at valley veiw. I'd get on the bus and go to school feeling left out,alone and scared. The teachers there can be extremely hurtful and deep, its not cool.

- submitted by a community member
October 02, 2008
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- submitted by a student
July 15, 2008
VVMS graduate. Overall, the school was ok. I was enrolled in GATE classes my three years at VV and the teachers were excellent, especially Ms. Barlow and Mrs. Powers. Both of them really helped for the Honors and AP classes of high school. On the other hand, school funding should have gone to more pressing areas of the school. Half of the stalls in the bathrooms would have broken locks or doors, but somehow there would be enough funding to paint a huge mirror on the side of the school. Overall, it was pretty good. Definitely the nicest environment and least violence of the three public middle schools in Simi.

- submitted by a student
no rating August 20, 2007
When I first moved to anthor side of Simi and now going to a new school, I thought that i wasnt going to know anyone. Well I was wrong, I knew alot of people that I already knew. Mrs. Webb, the principal, is very helpful and she is understanding to student's needs. I now will be in 8th grade this year and Im looking foward to it because at Valley View everyone echives more!

- submitted by a student
November 08, 2005
We just relocated to California from the Southeast. Valley View Middle School is a wonderful school. The academics are challenging, the teachers take pride in the school, the parental involvement is high and the school is a 'Blue Ribbon' school. We're very happy to send our middle schooler to Valley View.

- submitted by a parent
June 24, 2005
This school has and excellent music program run by two very dedicated teachers. They have a large amount of extra curricular activites which try to accomodate the diverse tastes of their large student body. The teachers are of very high quality in general. Some specific ones that are excellent are: Mrs. Powers, Mr. Baxter, Mrs. Barlow, Mr. Taggart, Mrs. Wood, Mrs. Pais, Mr. Barr, and Mrs. Crumrine - just to name a few.

- submitted by a teacher
June 20, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
February 07, 2005
I am currently a student at Valley View and I love it. Thye have a widre variety of extra curricular activities such as chorus,film-making,tennis,volleyball,band,World Language club,dance and many others. The parent invlvement is great too. The GATE science classes will be dissecting many different animals/animal parts and taking a field trip to the aquarium because of parent donations and progress reports are signed by parents every 5 weeks. Many parents give their time and energy and devote it to PTA,school dances, etc. The academic programs are excellent too. Being a GATE student I realize all the GATE teachers and my other teachers are highly intelligible and all adore their jobs. I have 2 regular classes and I feel the same way with these teachers. P.E. is great and has students running every week and having fun every day. All in all, Valley View is an excellent school, and I commend and recommend it highly.

- submitted by a student
January 25, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
January 16, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
January 04, 2005
I found the quality of their programs to be exceptional. The teaching staff was enthusiastic and caring. They encouraged parent involvement.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2003
I think the principal, Mrs. Webb, is terrific. She sets high standards, but makes it reasonable for the kids to attain them. She's very enthusiastic and sets a great tone for the whole school.

- submitted by a parent
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Valley View Middle School
3347 Tapo Street, Simi Valley, CA  93063
(805) 520-6820
Last modified Valley View Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Valley View Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 38 reviews. Top