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Van Nuys Elementary School 1

Posted April 22, 2014
- a parent
I which my child were not zoned for this school. Trying to get into Magnet. Principal very rude and unorganized. I waited 25 minutes to see her , and was extremely disappointed in her knowledge of any situations. The coordinator sat in with us. He was rude and the principal was correcting him .Very uncomfortable. Don't send your child here unless you don't mind being treated like you don't matter. Very bad administration ! School seemed dirty and my child says the bathrooms are always dirty. They have no computer lab going , or anything to support extra curricular activities. This school is way below what children need to become well rounded and advanced in anyway. Can't wait till my child can get out of there

Van Nuys Elementary School 1

Posted July 12, 2013
- a parent
You can tell the minute you walk in the main office that this school is unorganized, unprofessional, and simply a joke school. I know it's a public school which in general has lots to be desired, but this one needs to be re-organized to a higher level. My 5yr old was more advanced coming from a Montessori school for 3years prior, to this as his first Kinder. In addition, if your child has medical needs such as mine with food allergies, pray your child never gets sick here. It took the staff over 10minutes to "find" my provided epi pen, and medication. The nurse is only on site maybe 2-3 days in a week. In addition the class rate depends on the majority of the students learning curve. If your child already knows proficiently what the staff are teaching...you will not be able to advance the child to the next level. I took my 5yr old out of this school after two weeks, and having the above problems, went back to the Montessori school for another year. My recommendation, if you are zoned for this school, FIND ANOTHER fast!. I searched for Magnet, and Open enrollment Charter schools. Even Ararat Charter school which is across the street would be a better choice...if you can get into in


Van Nuys Elementary School 2

Posted April 20, 2012
- a parent
I can't say that all the teachers are highly qualified because some do not give enough interest to their students and will have too bad of an attitude towards their students which is never acceptable. There are some who have been there for over 8 years and are wonderful instructors. The only one who seems to have any interest in the children's education other than the teacher is the principal, a large majority of the parents don't give as much importance to their child's education. I have been to the every meeting possible and only perhaps 20 parents will show up out of the hundreds of parents who have children at this school. The staff in the main office is not friendly enough, some staff chooses who they want to be nice to which is unprofessional in my eyes. There needs to be a major restructuring of management to bring about more parent involvement. But the community doesn't seem capable to change which greatly affects the school.

Van Nuys Elementary School 5

Posted August 25, 2011
- a parent
Excellent school. The teachers are highly qualified and dedicated to the instruction of the students. The campus is always clean and safe, and the curriculum is very academically rigorous and challenging. Only downfall is lack of parental support and volunteers. Teachers need to have support from the parents.

Van Nuys Elementary School 5

Posted October 20, 2007
- a teacher
Fantastic school! Curriculum is academically rigorous and enriched. Teachers are highly qualified, dedicated, and hard working.


Van Nuys Elementary School 5

Posted August 09, 2007
- a parent
I absolutely love this school. I went here and now my child attends it...This school is the best.

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Van Nuys Elementary School
6464 Sylmar Avenue, Van Nuys, CA  91401-1433
(818) 785-2195
Last modified Van Nuys Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Van Nuys Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 8 reviews. Top