Students enrolled 643
School leader Lorrie Buehler
Transportation options Yes
District Upland Unified School District

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541 West 22nd Street
Upland, CA 91784

(909) 949-7830
(909) 949-7837
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4 stars
Based on 20 ratings

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May 18, 2014
I have been very happy with this school. My son is in kindergarten and is doing very well. I have been extremely happy with his teacher and am so thankful for her hard work and dedication to her students (especially after having to start a new common core curriculum.) The principle seems wonderful as well although I haven't had too much contact with her outside of PTA meetings and assemblies. My son's teacher appreciates as much parent involvement and volunteers and I appreciate that. We look forward to next year!

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2012
I am pulling my child from this school after this year. My child is in a lower grade. This school has very poor teachers, and a so-so- curriculum.The parents here are very snobby, uneducated, and ignorant. Do they think we are in Beverly Hills or what? I would not keep my child here if they paid me. Private school is a much better choice. The children here are also very undisciplined.

- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2011
We have three kids that attend Valencia. All of their teachers to date have been very caring, and committed to helping their students excel. There is significant parent involvement and the PTA helps fill the gaps left by a continually shrinking state budget. We feel that our Principal is very dedicated to making Valencia the absolute best that it can be and always has the childrens best interest at heart.

- submitted by a parent
June 04, 2011
This school has a "high score" because its student body comes from a wealthy-ish community where the parents supplement their children's learning. The curriculum is not rigorous (way too many worksheets) and there is little to no differentiation (especially for high-achieving students). The principal is unresponsive to parental concerns. I'm not at all satisfied with the education my children receives. I have seen far better INSTRUCTION and more rigorous curriculum in high-needs schools. As for parental involvement: They just want parents who will raise money and not question what it is that they are actually doing with kids. But, there are a lot of these parents....the rah-rah crowd.

- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2011
This school is definitely high performing and it can be difficult for new students to catch up. There isn't much support for the average student UNLESS he/she has a learning disability. If your child has an IEP this school in incredible. They generously offer all services and have great resource teachers. Regular ed teachers are either great or terrible. There isn't much in between. This year my child had one of the incredible teachers but last year he had the worst teacher I've known (and I'm a teacher myself!). Be careful in this school if your child struggles. Also, do something about it right away if your child is placed with a teacher who is unsuitable. There are some teachers to watch out for!!!

- submitted by a parent
April 13, 2011
I went to Valencia for 6th grade! I was in the special ed class, and the teacher I had was great, but it's too bad she is no longer teaching there. I think the special ed dept in Upland Unified is a lot better than the dept at the previous district I was enrolled in before.

- submitted by a community member
April 27, 2010
Great PTA! All together , the staff is excelent. I am proud to have my children go there!

- submitted by a parent
February 07, 2010
Very average school. Some teachers are very good. Others are average or below. Constantly moving teachers around. Many good teachers retired or were forced out last year. Very disorganized staff. At this school you either keep up or are left behind,. The 30-60 minutes of homework is easily 2-3 hours and the teachers don't care. Don't let the location fool you

- submitted by a parent
December 22, 2009
My son has been attending Valencia Elementary for 2 years now and I am highly pleased with the school's performance. Both teachers he's had, have been great and with the Construction Project (during the summer), it has enhanced my son's learning ability & made the classroom a fun-filled learning environment. Unfortunately, there is all different kinds of negativity at all schools - from the parents to the lack of discipline with the students; however, as an overall - I am very pleased with Valencia Elementary & commend all for continuing to be supportive parents! I am grateful...there are many other schools that are less fortunate than where our children attend.

- submitted by a parent
no rating December 19, 2009
Although my child has done very well here academically, the school is average.The kids are not supervised very well. Only 1-2 duty aides vs 100's of kids on a very large playing field. Some very good teachers and some very poor teachers. The children here lack discipline and morals. The parents are very immature and act like high school kids. I would not recommend this school if you can afford to send your kids to private school. The increase in class sizes is also a negative.

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2009
Again my son has been fortunate with another awsome teacher. I cant just say we are lucky. Valencia is saturated with great staff and supportive parents.

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2009
Amazing Teachers and Staff with genuine hearts and infinite teaching power!

- submitted by a parent
September 03, 2009
Most of the kids I know are not well discipline...is an average school

- submitted by a parent
February 02, 2009
It is generally a good school with caring teachers.Unfortunately I did not get as much support from the Principal as another write when I stated my child was not being sufficiently challenged.

- submitted by a parent
October 19, 2008
The GATE Teaching is fabulous! The students are challenged and the principal really cares! My two children have excelled at Valencia Elem. - Great job teachers.

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March 05, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
August 15, 2005
Although the facility is not very appealing, the dedication of the teachers and parent involvement create a supportive atmosphere for learning.

- submitted by a parent
April 07, 2005
I am impressed with this school. Not enough physical education, and very little music and art. However, I find the teachers caring and helpful.

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2004
My daughter is in the Special Education classroom. It's unfortunate because they don't learn much to move them ahead in life. They are not expected to do well in life. Please monitor you children's school work. Talk to your kids often and, as the parent, you stay on top of the teacher. An administrator who works for the Upland District told me that a lot of kids graduate from high school and 'get by'. If I wasn't rooted in the Word of God who is the only one who knows what's ahead of life for my daughter, I would have just thrown my hands up. The other teachers in the regular day class apparently do well, but if your child needs require any type of Special Education find another schools district, because the administrator will never put the needs of the child first, only the school district.

- submitted by a parent
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Valencia Elementary School
541 West 22nd Street, Upland, CA  91784
(909) 949-7830
Last modified Valencia Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-6. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Valencia Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 21 reviews. Top