8
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School leader:  Yela Dirlam
6701 Balboa Boulevard
Van Nuys, CA 91406-5531

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(818) 342-6133
(818) 342-8645
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BASIC INFORMATION

  • Dress policy
    Dress code
  • Transportation
    Buses / vans provided for students
  • Coed / Single gender
    Mixto
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PROGRAMS & CULTURE

  • Arts
    Video and film production, Rock band, Creative writing
  • World languages
    Spanish
  • Sports
    Cross country
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57 reviews

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1 STAR
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Recent Comments


Overall:
Submitted by a parent · June 13, 2016
Do not send your children to this school. Anything special that used to exist here is long gone and while there are a handful of teachers who are good and effective educators, for the most part the education provided here is substandard. There is... more

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Submitted by a community member · January 25, 2016
I would give VAS zero stars if possible. The damage Bennett Blum did to this school is irreparable. Many reviews mention bullying which is a serious problem that is not addressed. There are ethnic tensions that administration does not have the... more

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Submitted by a community member · August 03, 2015
I was a 2015 senior at Valley Alt and I had been there since the 6th grade. This school has prepared me my for my future in ways that I can't even describe (even when I wasn't the best student). I don't understand the other reviews that say... more

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Submitted by a student · March 24, 2015
I am a sophomore at this school, and I have attended since the sixth grade. This school is very unique gives many opportunities that some schools don't. The school is K-12. We have a farm on campus with rabbits, turtles, turkeys, chicken,... more

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Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 57 reviews. (818) 342-6133
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