My younger sister started at this school in 1988. I am pleased to say that this school is as amazing now as it was then! The teachers, speech pathologist, office personnel, cafeteria staff, crossing guards even.... all are so thoughtful and helpful. This is such a far cry from the district we just left. I am thrilled to have my son at this school.
I have been at this school for 8 years now and can't say enough wonderful things about it. We have had amazing teachers and the principal is great, very open to discussion on matters of your child. Great neighborhood and parent involvement is huge at this school. Love it!!!!
Due to budget cuts elementary schools that were closed now we have larger classrooms more students for teachers. Unfortunately due to large classrooms; teachers cannot give one on one time to students that need it. Instead teachers are asked to label a child, as struggling, cannot stay focused, etc. and then asked the parent to have them tested for ADD. I am hearing that this is becoming prevalent among many public schools. Go back to PRIVATE schools if you can.
This school is fantastic!! Everyone you come in contact with, from the crossing guards, to the office staff, to the teachers, and other school staff is friendly, cheerful, helpful and professional. (pretty unusual these days). Our son is very happy here. The staff does a great job not only with academics but with character development! This environment is far superior to the two private schools our child previously attended, and there is definately better supervision at recess, lunch, etc. Our child is very advanced academically, so I just buy extra books and materials that are a grade or two higher from online school supply stores and give him extra assignments to challenge him. Also, the school is willing and able to give "extra" or more advanced work if your child is above grade level. The principal and teachers actually listen to parents and strive to meet the needs of each child. That's pretty amazing for a public school. This place is a gem.
Just moved to area 4 mos ago and my 5yr old son just started 1st grade at this school. Only 2 days into the new school year and my son had been bullied by a group of 5 kids. Needless to say I am very sad & disappointed as to how the situation was handled!
My son is attending Valencia Valley Elementary, the school is great, wonderful programs, and Principal is amazing and cares about the children. The teachers are amazing specially, Mrs. Frandson. I can't wait for my Daughter to start going to this school.
Amazing school! We are so fortunate to have such a great balance of academics, arts, and caring staff. It is a very healthy place for my children. They are well prepared for junior high once they leave. Emphasis is not placed on test scores but they end up always in the top 3 in Santa Clarita Valley. Great families also- focused on the kids and making it a great school.
Greatest school ever with excellent, accessible principal and caring, motivating teachers.
We just moved to the area about 6 months ago from a place that had very high quality schools. So far, while I've been impressed with the teachers themselves and the principal, I have been less than impressed with this curriculum for my 1st and 3rd graders. They are both very bright and they are not being challenged in the least. It seems to me that the school's agenda is to make everybody 'average.' Probably great for some, but not for those at the top of their grades. Hopefully will improve when my daughter enters the GATE program in 4th grade.
So far have had nothing but a wonderful experience with a kind, caring teacher and accessible principal. Impressed with level of quality of teaching that goes into each day with the inclusion of music and art even at Kindergarten level.
I have nothing but wonderful things to say about Valencia Valley. The principal, teachers and staff are but a wonderful group of people who care deeply for the well-being and future of the students. My daughter came from a private school and at first I was very concerned about the change. It didn't take long for me realize what a good school this was. Thank you to all the staff.
Great if your child does not have any difficulties. My child is a brilliant child who tests poorly and can't focus well. There is very little room for him in a school which strives for high test scores and perfection.
Simply a wonderful, community-oriented, well-run school. I cannot say enough about how much we enjoyed sending our son here!
My son has been attending Valencia Valley for a couple of years now. I am really impressed with the professionalism demonstrated by all faculty and staff I've come in contact with. The curriculum is rigorous, yet fun for students. I'm a bit disappointed with the lack of school-wide programs for parents to have opportunities to watch their kids perform in. With so much parent involvement and support, it's quite surprising.
Great school. My child is doing extremely good in the school all because of teachers and a very involved principal. Thanks a lot Valencia valley elementary team.
Great for a California public school, which is to say just ok for lots of other places, but great for here.
The principal and teachers we have dealt with are very involved, caring and concerned about the success of each student. We have had very good experiences with obtaining support for a child who has special needs. The woman who runs their math & reading lab is exceptional. My only complaint would be that they include art classes in their curriculum. Music instruction is also limited or nonexistent in the lower grades.
I have 2 grandchildren attending, 1 and 3rd grade. All their teachers have been great. Love the parent turnout for events. Mr Abruzzo has been a great principle. New principle has some big shoes to fill. Curriculum is great. Kids enjoy school and seem to be learning. That's all that matters.
Love this neighborhood school, good curriculum good teacher quality. Sock Hop, Camp Read etc. great programs.
The staff is excellent and really goes 'above and beyond' their normal jobs. They have been very helpful in helping my son get the services that he needs. Valencia Valley is an excellent school!
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