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Overland Park, KS
Students enrolled: 475

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12301 Lamar Ave
Overland Park, KS 66209

(913) 239-7600
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August 08, 2013
Reading some posts that say VPE doesn't focus enough on gifted children. I've had a completely different experience. I'm amazed by the things the school has done for our gifted child. Frankly, we're blown away by our experience with the regular AND gifted program. Look at the overall test scores for the school. High 90's percentiles don't lie. Teacher involvement, parent involvement, staff involvement all GREAT at tho school. I've seen treachers at evening parent activities. That level of engagement is pretty dang cool. For the most part, the teachers are highly engaged. We're incredibly pleased.

- submitted by a parent
February 09, 2012
Teachers are biased based on ethnicity. Too much racial discrimination. Gifted kids don't get all the tools they need. They think they are an excellent school, that's why they don't improve in some areas.

- submitted by a parent
April 21, 2008
Emphasis on assessment test too much, gifted kids are not getting enough attention

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 26, 2007
Wonderful schools and great teachers. Only negative is that they push the kids maybe too hard.

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 17, 2007
Our daughter's experience at Valley Park was awful. The behavior childrens' behavior in the classroom was very poor to each other and to their second grade teacher. Complaints made to the principal went completely ignored and unanswered.

- submitted by a parent
March 08, 2006
Wow! What a school! Since the addition of Dr. Cathy Austin as our principal- we have seen VPE turned into a wonderful new place. She has not only taken care of our building, but the most precious things of all- our children. She loves our kids and takes care of them each and every day! WE kid her about being the 'safety queen'. The smiles, knowledge and fun things she has brought to this school makes it a wonderful place for a child to learn and grow! What a wonderful place to be- Go VPE!

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Valley Park Elementary School
12301 Lamar Ave, Overland Park, KS  66209
(913) 239-7600
Last modified Valley Park Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Valley Park Elementary School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 6 reviews. Top