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Valerio Street Elementary School

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Posted June 3, 2014

I am a teacher at this school. Would I want my child to attend this school among the nice, sweet students I see every day? Yes! (But since I would be providing learning and enrichment at home, I would request that my child be placed in an advanced class. I would also enroll my child in arts classes outside of school because our arts program is limited.) We have a hard-working staff that teaches the same content and standards as any other school. Same curriculum, textbooks, and pedagogy. We want the best for our students. [What is the difference between our Title 1 school and schools in more affluent neighborhoods? Fundraising. Schools in upper-middle class areas raise hundreds of thousands of dollars per year (from parents) that they can spend however they d like. They use the money for full-time art (music, visual) teachers, a P.E. teacher, and for overnight field trips. Their (educated) parents volunteer their skills gardening, professional videotaping of school events, and set-design for school plays. We Title 1 schools receive federal funds, but we re more restricted as to how the money is spent. It has to be spent on improving student achievement.]
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 5, 2013

There are a good teachers! And also the principal is very creative to find the way for success of students. Probably the parents aren't in the same team.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2012

Valerio Elementary has familed the students and their parents with the lack of leadership and horrible CST scores. LAUSD has failed the school by allowing it to get this over populated. Nearly 1,100 students in K-5 is ridiculous and it's no wonder this school struggles to make improvements. Half the teachers give best effort, the other half could care less and just do whatever the heck they want...and their classroom shows. Parents are not involved in this school and there isn't any parent volunteer program such as a PTA or anything.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2011

I am a fifth grade student at valerio and yes I think it is a great school.if you are thinking of putting your child in this school you should because you will learn alot and the teachers are very suportive the principal is great too .I think if you get mr. spagnolia and mrs. martinez for a teacher you are a very lucky person.And who cares about what the perents at the are doing what matters is what the schoo is doing so dont complain about what the parents are doing.


Posted August 25, 2011

The school is not so bad but it has to work harder to implement their security policy. They don't ask for ID's when picking up your Kids and they don't police what kids go in or out. It should only be one main entrance to pick and drop off Kids only. And please all the stroller moms need to stop having gatherings at the main entrance and stop conducting business that is not relating to the school such us selling catalog merchandise or just hanging around to kill some time once their kids have been dropped off.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2011

There is a reason that there are so few reviews for this school--the majority of the parents do not speak English and are minimally involved. This is also the reason that the students' test scores are so intolerably low. The principal is a good leader and I admire the teachers for rising to the occasion, but unfortunately it is the parents who make this school fail. I do like the weekly music class and appreciate the cleanliness of the campus. I don't like the unchallenging curriculum and how uninvolved the parents are with the school and with their child's education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2010

I culminated from this school June 18 Class of 2010 this school is great and it has a great staff with smiling faces everywhere except in the office because it's full of older people but yeah.If you are a parent looking for a dependable school please I want you to enroll you youngster here everyone there is very supportive of all the kids there.All the T.As are very helpful they explain very well.All as well as the teachers are very good in encouraging the children from any troubles they are going through.I HOPE YOU AND YOUR CHILD WILL GET EVERYTHING YOU EXPECT AT THIS SCHOOL!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank You! Let's Go VALERIO Eagles!!!!!!!!!!


Posted July 10, 2007

I am a student who graduated 2 months ago. This school is great. It has great teachers and staff. There are two fantastic teachers and they are Mrs. Greene and Mr. Spagnolia. If you get them, well you will enjoy them because I did.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 6, 2005

My daughter attended kindergarten here with Ms. Burgess and Ms. Cicuto. They were wonderful teachers, and I was amazed how well the teachers overcame difficulties (crowding, lack of English speakers in the class, etc.) They were incredibly committed, hardworking teachers. They also worked hard to help my child fit in although she was the only one of her ethnic group in the class. The school seemed to me to have to compete against huge obstacles and I was impressed with how well run it was.
—Submitted by a parent


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API score

754

Change from
2012 to 2013

-20

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

3 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

5 / 10


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  • This school has not yet met the state goal of 800.

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API score

754

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Change from
2012 to 2013

-20

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API Statewide Rank
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3 / 10

API Statewide Rank (2012)
The API Statewide Rank ranges from 1 to 10. A rank of 10, for example, means that the school’s API fell into the top 10% of all schools in the state with a comparable grade range. The 2012 rank is based on results from tests students took in Spring 2012.
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API Similar Schools Rank (2012)
The API Similar Schools Rank ranges from 1 to 10. It shows how the school compares to other schools with similar student demographic profiles. The California Department of Education uses parent education level, poverty level, student ethnicity and other data to identify similar schools.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 56% in 2013.

162 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
44%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

162 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
56%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 46% in 2013.

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
29%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

150 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
64%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 65% in 2013.

132 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
40%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
35%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

166 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
34%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

165 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
33%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

168 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
24%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students41%
Females43%
Males37%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino38%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged39%
Non-economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disability0%
Students with no reported disability44%
English learner37%
Fluent-English proficient and English only44%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate30%
Parent education - high school graduate47%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)30%
Parent education - college graduate45%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state53%

Math

All Students48%
Females47%
Males49%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino46%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged46%
Non-economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disability20%
Students with no reported disability51%
English learner43%
Fluent-English proficient and English only54%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduate40%
Parent education - high school graduate51%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)52%
Parent education - college graduate55%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state53%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students31%
Females36%
Males26%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino32%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability33%
English learner19%
Fluent-English proficient and English only38%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented87%
Parent education - not a high school graduate34%
Parent education - high school graduate27%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)33%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state29%

Math

All Students63%
Females66%
Males60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino61%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged64%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability65%
English learner47%
Fluent-English proficient and English only72%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate64%
Parent education - high school graduate69%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)58%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state43%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students46%
Females42%
Males52%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino45%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged45%
Non-economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability49%
English learner25%
Fluent-English proficient and English only57%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented89%
Parent education - not a high school graduate38%
Parent education - high school graduate51%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduate57%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students58%
Females54%
Males62%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino60%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged57%
Non-economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disability18%
Students with no reported disability61%
English learner40%
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduate57%
Parent education - high school graduate57%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduate57%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students50%
Females56%
Males43%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino49%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged49%
Non-economically disadvantaged57%
Students with disability18%
Students with no reported disability53%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only66%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented97%
Parent education - not a high school graduate36%
Parent education - high school graduate44%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)68%
Parent education - college graduate58%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state67%

Math

All Students66%
Females71%
Males63%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino66%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged67%
Non-economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability69%
English learner43%
Fluent-English proficient and English only76%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented100%
Parent education - not a high school graduate55%
Parent education - high school graduate67%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)71%
Parent education - college graduate83%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state78%

Science

All Students31%
Females38%
Males23%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino28%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged30%
Non-economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disability15%
Students with no reported disability32%
English learner2%
Fluent-English proficient and English only42%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented76%
Parent education - not a high school graduate20%
Parent education - high school graduate24%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)52%
Parent education - college graduate33%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state37%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 89% 52%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 5% 11%
Black 3% 6%
White 2% 26%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 64%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
First-year teachers 0%N/AN/A
Source: CRDC, 2011-2012
The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) School Experience Survey asks parents, students and employees about their school's learning environment. Results provide insight into school climate, such as whether the school is academically rigorous, engaging, safe, and collaborative. Learn more

We organized questions from the LAUSD School Experience Survey into five categories. The respondent group-level results (parents, students, and school employees) show the percent of each respondent group that agree or strongly agree that the school has positive results for that category.

Overall school results for each category are calculated by averaging across group-level results, ensuring that each respondent group is equally represented. Alongside the results for each school are the aggregated results across all LAUSD schools, which are provided as a basis for comparisons.

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High academic expectations for all studentsWhat's this?

This score measures the percent of parents and students that agree to strongly agree that this school sets high academic expectations for its students and expects them to be college-bound. This score is based on the average of the following LAUSD survey Content Areas: School Future Expectations (Parents), School Quality (Parents), Future Plans (Parents), Opportunities For Learning (Students), Future Plans (Students).

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This school
76%
agree
 
District average
72%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
71%
 

District average

 
70%
 

Students

This school

 
80%
 

District average

 
74%
 
Healthy, respectful relationshipsWhat's this?

This score measures the percent of students and employees that agree to strongly agree that this school has a positive learning environment and cultivates an atmosphere of respect. This score is based on the average of the following LAUSD survey Content Areas: School Support (Students), Commitment and Collaboration (Employees), Satisfaction (Students), School Support (Students).

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This school
80%
agree
 
District average
77%
agree
 

Students

This school

 
80%
 

District average

 
74%
 
A safe, clean and orderly environmentWhat's this?

This score measures the percent of parents, students and employees that agree to strongly agree that this school has a well-kept facility and a safe environment conducive to learning. This score is based on the average of the following LAUSD survey Content Areas: School Cleanliness (Employees), School Safety (Employees), Safety (Parents), School Cleanliness (Students), School Safety (Students).

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This school
72%
agree
 
District average
70%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
81%
 

District average

 
78%
 

Students

This school

 
61%
 

District average

 
58%
 

Employees

This school

 
74%
 

District average

 
74%
 
Strong family engagementWhat's this?

This score measures the percent of parents and employees that agree to strongly agree that this school engages parents and communicates with families to promote student learning. This score is based on the average of the following LAUSD survey Content Areas: Parent Involvement (Employees), Feeling of Welcome (Parents), School Involvement (Parents), Teacher to Parent Communication (Parents).

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This school
68%
agree
 
District average
68%
agree
 

Parents

This school

 
68%
 

District average

 
66%
 

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 RespondentsResponse rate
Parents42548%
Students37580%
Employees1111%

12012-13 Los Angeles Unified School District School Experience Survey

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School basics

School end time
  • 2:20 pm
School Leader's name
  • Anna Martinez
Special schedule
  • Year-round
Fax number
  • (818) 786-8749

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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15035 Valerio Street
Van Nuys, CA 91405
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Phone: (818) 785-8683

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