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Twentynine Palms, CA
Students enrolled: 350
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74350 Baseline
Twentynine Palms, CA 92277

(760) 367-7538
(760) 367-6766
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November 05, 2013
My children attend this school. I just want to say first off that I have only met one person from the whole office staff that is actually nice and seems to care a lot about each and every child that comes into the office. While enrolling, she was VERY helpful explaining paperwork, etc. I enjoy talking with her every time I come into the school. The dark haired lady, Valerie, I believe her name is has always been rude and seems to have a "I'm better than you" personality. The teachers are hit or miss. There are a few great ones and there are a few that are not so great. Seems like they are just there for the money and nothing else. In my opinion, a kindergarten teacher should have patience with children. Especially when it comes to those with special needs or other issues. Instead a certain teacher has no problem singling out a child to "MAKE AN EXAMPLE" of him even though he has problems. I would change schools in a heartbeat if it weren't for the fact that we only have one vehicle that my husband and I share. I would definitely find out some background on the teachers before enrolling you child. Funny thing is, Palm Vista is supposed to be the "best" in 29 Palms--GOOD LUCK!

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2013
My daughter just started kindergarten this year and is already always exited to get back to school each day! Her teacher seems to be doing a great job and my daughter is learning a lot and having fun at the same time.

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2013
This school was once a good school . The Principal is horrible with the kids and will be retiring next year. I will be home schooling my child this year because of our experiences at that school. I hope they get a good Principal in there after that one leaves.

- submitted by a parent
December 08, 2012
Despite some of the bias in the reviews here, this school is right on par with all the other schools in the area. The principal's credentials are a bit suspect (she's a Phoenix) and that unfortunately manifests in the way she handles complex situations. There are plenty of excuses to go around, too. The reason your straight-A, well-kept student will be harassed and demoralized in this school is because of "demographics." The mentality...this is a low-income area, thus the children should be allowed to misbehave. Little unsupervised 'thugs' are allowed to do as they please.

- submitted by a parent
July 24, 2010
Mr. Crites was wonderful and test scores were declining. Dr. Cindy McVay is outstanding and truly believes in each student and a is helping Palm Vista to become all we can (total staff). Change is good and we are becoming a community school and welcome her back for the second year. Palm Vista is in a better place with Dr. McVay as our principal. Teachers are not showing anger they are feeling growth and improvement. Palm Vista is a warm learning environment and I am a proud grandparent that my grandkids go here.

- submitted by a community member
no rating March 08, 2010
Palm Vista is HORRIBLE. After Mr.Crites retired and 'Doctor' McVay has became the new principal students have been acting up more and more. Shes a total FREAK. One time she gave a student her 'World Of Warcraft' account name that way he could add her on the website. I mean,am i the only one who thinks thats NOT GOOD. Even some of the teachers show anger towards her.

- submitted by a student
February 03, 2010
This was a wonderfull school. My daughter has medical problems and they worked around it and helped us. I will miss this school. would love to go back.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 03, 2009
Palm Vista is a school full of dedicated teachers who truly care about their students. My son has excelled in math and greatly improved his reading and language arts skills because of the extra time and effort that the staff puts into helping students succeed. Palm Vista is one out of 4 schools in the district to have the Save the Children after school program, which is run by the school staff to support students who need extra assistance with reading and homework. Many students in the program have gone from below basic readers to proficient and even advanced readers. The school also has many great events to create a real sense of community that really allows parents to get involved with the school. Palm Vista is the best school in the district.

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September 24, 2009
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September 21, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2005
Palm vista is generally a very good learning environment. My daughter is challenged by her teachers and I appreciate the teachers taking the time develop her potential.

- submitted by a parent
March 11, 2004
My son has attended Palm Vista Elementary since third grade. He was subjected to humiliation and redicule and developed breathing problems due to the stress. Despite our efforts to bring this to the attention of the administration, the bullying and taunting has continued unabated to date. My son is currently in the 6th grade. I will not recommend this school under this administration to any parent. Our children deserve better.

- submitted by a parent

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Palm Vista Elementary School
74350 Baseline, Twentynine Palms, CA  92277
(760) 367-7538
Last modified Palm Vista Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Palm Vista Elementary School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 12 reviews. Top