My daughter attended VES for Kindergarten (Mrs. Dammann) and 1st grade through April of this year (Mrs. Boom) and absolutely loved it. We found the school to be a challenging and nurturing environment and my daughter couldn't wait to go each day. The class sizes were not huge, and I think it made a big difference. We had to move in April of this year and in her new school, even with the reading/math broken out by ability- she says it is way too easy. When asking the teachers at her new school about this, they said she is just too far advanced (?). When we moved, Mrs. Boom took the time to write a letter explaining my daughters background, her abilities and personality, then followed up and called the new teacher to talk further about my daughter. She had the class make this adorable picture book for her, and a month later they all wrote her letters and sent them, which was such a wonderful treat for her to receive. We found the teachers and staff at VES to go above and beyond and treat each child like an individual and really help them grow as a person and academically. I knew VES was a great school, but now being at another school and seeing the difference, I appreciate VES even more. Thank you to VES for the wonderful experiences!
- submitted by a parent
June 16, 2014
My children have been put on the lower spectrum at this school and to my belief we have been treated unequally since we may not be wealthy like some of the other families who come in there. We have had to endure false accusations the 3 years my kids have attended this school. We have had to endure my kids getting left out of major pictures for lack of staff paying attention. We have endured bullying and were told it was wrong when we stopped it as parents ourselves because we took action the school wouldn't take. This has been the worst elementary school my children have attended and they have attended 3 other elementary schools that we had no issues with do to traveling and moving. If I was not a proactive parent my children would have no hope at attending Victoria Elementary school they would suffer and struggle and barely make it to middle school .I am thankful I only have a few years left in this school and my child will be in middle school. I hope it goes by quick. I am counting the years down. If they would only bus my child from a different school closer to our home that wouldn't cause so much conflict with us, would have been nice, but the district is set in there ways.
- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2011
My children enjoy this school very much. We have been very impressed with the communication between parent and teacher. Great teachers and a wonderful principle!