This is the best school in the district. Small class sizes, enthusiastic teachers and a warm and involved staff. Both of my children go here, despite zoning to Onaga. Its a community oriented, supportive, enriching and caring environment. The teachers proctor successful learning and academics. The front desk staff knows your children, cares about your children and only further encourages their achievement. If you want your children ready for middle school and college bound, put them in this school! Weve seen the rest, THIS SCHOOL IS THE BEST!!!
This is our second year at YVES, and I'm very pleased. The teachers are great, they're engaging and obviously love their job. The staff is always very nice. Mrs Kelly has made a huge difference in this school since she started. My kids are happy and excited to go to school each day! I'm looking forward to many more great years at YVES. I would recommend this school to anyone moving to Yucca.
My name is Jolie Kelley and I am the principal at YVES. 2013-2014 will be my second year at this school. I believe that families are seeing positive change and an improved school culture. Our school continues to grow in student success and improved instruction. Last year, we added Study Island for all students, had three of the top 10 Spelling Bee finalists for the district, and began a before school choir program. Our enrichment programs are expanding for this year as we become a 4-h school. YVES is also joining the National Junior Honor Society. YVES is improving very day!
Really happy to see the positive changes and hard work everyone puts into this school. I think YVES is fast becoming THE best school in Yucca Valley. It is a warm and professional place. Thank you ALL for all you do for our children!
I do see a positive difference this year. I would like to thank Mrs. Hoover, one of the 6th grade teachers for her dedication and caring of her students. She has been very helpful and very involved with me and the education of my granddaughter.
This school steadily strives to improve academically and create a safe, fun atmosphere. Many changes have taken place for the better. All of the staff should be commended for working so hard together!
I am very disappointed with this school on almost all levels. In the year and a half that my child has been enrolled, he has actually lost abilities. The principal seems more worried about the remodeling than his students, and some teachers just seem to be there for a paycheck, nothing more than glorified babysitters. They have forced me to pull my child from classes and open enroll him in another school.
This school offers excellent learning opportunities for the children in the surrounding community, including an After School Program that offers assistance with math and reading. The teachers and staff are respectful, and the principal does a good job. Thank you, Yucca Valley Elementary School.
This is a school of hardworking, caring people that often deal with difficult situations and students with varying educational needs. All four of my children have attended there and have received an outstanding education; leading them to high academic achievement in Jr. High, High School, and now College.
Leadership seems to be in the front office. Liscipline schoolwide. Parents are not treated with respect. Too many students in the office at all times of the day.
Poor leadership and parent involvement. Academics are poor which I believe is due to a lack of interest by the teachers. Student run parent conferences are a joke. The teachers need to step up and communicate with the parents and at least 'act' like they care. Showing favortism is completely unacceptable.
I was very disappointed this last year with my son's education. His teacher did not communicate with us when my son did not turn in school work. I also ran into a problem with the school district not returning phone calls.
I am not happy with the school principal. I think that the school grounds are unkept,and overgrown.
Not the worst or greatest school. I guess that you could call it mediocre. A few teachers are very caring, but there are just as many that are very oddball.
A lot of the staff is friendly but very lacking in noticing problems which need to be addressed. The academics are behind. I beleive the same can be said for the whole district. Parents are encouraged to participate. Any school encourages help from the families. Not many sports or extracurricular activities for kids to join. The town has some however. The drop off and pick-up system is not only a mess but it is potentially dangerous.
I am a former student of Yucca Valley Elementary school. I attended it from K-5th grades. I absolutely loved learning there and I loved the environment. If I had children of my own, I would definately enroll them in this school.
Test scores are once again down at Yucca Valley Elementary School. The school did not meet its API. I'm putting my child in a private school since the leadership appears to be chaotic and discipline is not enforced per the school discipline plan on a consistent basis.
Unfortunately, my experience with the office staff and principal in particular has been very negative. The principal likes to appear interested in everyone but he clearly has favorites. Discipline is a haphazardly conducted thing. We have taken our child to the private school in town where things are much more consistent.
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