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24220 Bear Valley Road, Hc80
Tehachapi, CA 93561

(661) 822-2190
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May 16, 2014
My daughter went all the way K-5th at CVS and I have 2 more there. I have found the teachers to be enthusiastic and my kids are scoring at the top of the advanced levels of all of their tests. Parents will have more success with their student's education if they involve themselves as much as they can, communicate with their children's teachers and read everything that comes home (which means going through backpacks), and filling in gaps when necessary. With 30+ kids in classrooms, it is hard to meet every individual need. If I feel my child needs more enrichment, I take them to educational places over the summer and go to the library. They participate in extracurricular activities like sports and music. I don't think anyone should put 100% of their child's education in one person's hands. This should be a group effort. It takes a village...

- submitted by a parent
January 24, 2014
I have had two children at CVS; one went all the way through and the other has been attending since T-1st and is currently in 4th grade. For the most part, my children, my wife and I have been very happy with the experience. We did have to fight to have an accelerated program provided for my older daughter and we had to request a transfer for my younger child, but overall the quality of the instruction has been excellent. The majority of the teachers are motivated, caring and talented and the administration has been at least moderately responsive to our concerns. I agree that the tendency in school districts is to focus on the lower-achieving students, which does create a vacuum in which gifted students may stagnate. However, it is the responsibility of parents to work as advocates for their childrens' education and, in the end, schools are only one part of the educational equation. Parents and students share equal responsibility for the successes, or failures, of the educational process. Parents, students, and schools working together foster positive results. Our children have thrived at CVS because of that partnership and their academic performance demonstrates that fact.

- submitted by a parent
April 19, 2013
The principal and the Superintendent of the Tehachapi Unified School District, lack any real concern for my student including his safety (or lack there of). I have been patient and professional in my communications with both throughout the years. They have been at times, totally non responsive and other times extremely untimely in responding. And responding is as far as it goes. Never has there been any action or effort put forth in addressing (never mind handling) any issues, including safety issues. I do not recommend sending your child to this school where he or she will l be judged, and likely mistreated and bullied at some point by staff and students. The District is in no better condition. They straight do not care. The other elementary schools are acceptable at least. If Cummings valley is the school your child is supposed to attend due to the zoning, MOVE

- submitted by a parent
August 01, 2012
I tried to give this school the benefit of the doubt for 2 years, but I finally pulled my daughter out and now she is at Tompkins. The teachers have too many students to teach a quality lesson. There are some students who are mean and threatening and the principal does nothing about it. The teachers seem exhausted and unsupported and the administration could care less. The academcis are not great because the teachers teach to the children who are at a low to middle level. My daughter is very bright and shy and this school was a horrible fit for her. Tompkins is not fantastic...but at least it is better than Cummings Valley. My daughter has a wonderful teacher at Tompkins named Mrs. Coward.

- submitted by a parent
March 24, 2010
I have 2 children who have attended CVS. Hit and miss with teachers who seem to actually care about students and their performance. Never see principal. Parking is horrible.

- submitted by a parent
February 03, 2010
I have two children who attend this school and it seems the school is very behind! The pick up procedure and parking for parent pick up is just a mess, not to mention I can't ever get information from your website becuase its been under construction for at least a year! I also have a child in the Golden HIlls school and when comparing each of thier work packets (from the same grade), cummings curriculum is way below Golden hills!

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December 05, 2008
I am a parent to 2 children at this school and am very happy with the school and teachers. We moved into this area specifically for the schools and wouldn't change our decision if we had the chance. Parents are encouraged and welcomed to get involved with their children's school activities and education. Love this school!

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October 21, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
March 26, 2008
CVS is an actively involved school, with teachers who genuinely care for their students. You can usually always spot the prinicpal either in the classrooms interacting with the students or on the grounds speaking with parents and staff, always taking ideas and concerns and handling them in a timely manner. The office staff is very knowledgeable of individual students as well as general information. Safety is a great priority at this school. Teachers truly strive to educate your child, wherever your child is academically, this school will find an appropriate level and educate accordingly.

- submitted by a parent
February 27, 2008
Great school, the teachers and the comunity, and parents are heavily involved in the sucess of the children!

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July 05, 2007
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August 16, 2006
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November 15, 2005
My child has been a student at CVS for 6 years. I have been very happy with the school. I do see a problem arising from the District's management. It appears that decisions are being made towards building up a large reserve and not on childrens educational needs. Our school is behind in technoloical usuage for students.

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Cummings Valley Elementary School
24220 Bear Valley Road, Hc80, Tehachapi, CA  93561
(661) 822-2190
Last modified Cummings Valley Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Cummings Valley Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 13 reviews. Top