This school has been a huge disappointment!!! This was my third graders first year here and he has gone from loving school and doing fairly well academically to hating the thought of going to school and coming home with terrible grades. The pressure from his teacher has been over bearing for all of us. The administration is so unprofessional and tries to steamroll the parents into doing what they want you to do with your child's academic progress. Test scores and their blue ribbon is all they care about and they will do whatever it takes to keep it that way.
Vanderburg is rated 5-star performance school (the highest rating in NV public school) & received Blue Ribbon Award. I find its administration, staff, & faculty are friendly and helpful. I find the teachers are concerned about the individual child. They take time to know the children & family, address & meet their individual needs in order to effectively guide the children to be successful. It has a diversified children population. The students I've met are well behaved and polite. The parents I've met are nice and civilized. Involved parents makes a difference in a child's education. The PTA is active (although cliques exist). It has special classes like Arts, Music, PE, Library. It has a gifted & talented program for advanced kids. It has several after school programs too: Arts, Lego, physical activities, etc. It is a great school in the Green Valley Ranch area.
As a room parent this year, I got the chance to see first hand how the staff and admin work with others. The front office staff are very quick to get snippy with parents and are quick to make personal comments about parents when they leave their presence. I have seen the principal on many occasions yell at or talk down to parent and children. My child's is in the first grade and his teacher is beyond unprofessional. She has no handle on her class, plays favorites, is very unorganized, unfocused and it shows not only to parents that come in and volunteer but to her students as well. Take note when I say that this school is only focused on testing and keeping their blue ribbon and NOT about making sure that our children learn what they need to.
I have two children in Vanderburg (grade 1 and grade 4) and believe this school is excellent overall. The Principal and administration have a complete commitment to excellence; the teachers (especially Mrs. Berry and Mrs. Mroz) are top-notch and care about the students; and the parents seem to take an active role in the education of their kids--which is shown by the very active PTA. Overall, I would rank the school as high as the private schools in the area.
Horrible administration who made me feel uncomfortable having my child at this school. To put it nicely, it wasn't abnormal to see the assistant principal raising her voice to students, or me. Even at the lowest grade level, the focus is on test scores and they will do whatever it takes. Attempting to solve problems with staff is very difficult because they just flat out lie. Very frustrating teacher too, I wonder if it's the same one as the other reviewer's. The kids here are just numbers and it's sad because it doesn't have to be that way.
Such a disappointed with faculty member and stuff. Unprofessional right to left, no leadership with principle. They don't care about student individual, all care about test score so that they could keep fund from state.
My child's teacher is unfit to be teaching children over 5 years old. She is emotional, impatient, unprofessional, and has no classroom management skills. The principal brags that she has been an educator for 30+ years, but she is one of the most unprofessional administrators I have ever come across. I know of a few families whom have hightailed it out of this school because of sub-par teachers and a negligent principal. I am surprised to see so many positive reviews. If Vanderburg has the traits of a "Blue Ribbon" school, then I don't think very highly of the Blue Ribbon award. Awful principal, terrible staff.
This is the most Amazing School ever!!!! Everyone from the Administrative Staff, Teachers, Parents to the Students make this school a 5 Star Blue Ribbon School!!
My son will be 5 years old next January. He has been attending the Las Vegas Chinese School, Challeger School and currently in GreennValley Chrstian School. His mathematics has been advanced to multiplication as 11 x 11, through 15 x 15. I would like to put him into Vanderburg School because I have done a lot of research that Vanderburg not only the only shchool of Nevada who has received the National Award, but also has students performing the highest test scores in almot all subjects comparing with other 5-stars and 10-out-of-10 schools. Vanderburg is the best! Dr. Sherman S. C. Wu
I wish we didn't have to move. My husband and I love everything about this school. The teachers are amazing, the admins are wonderful and the parents involvement are superb! My son is currently attending a good school, but nothing compares to Vanderburg. Best public school ever!
I love that my child is going to this school. The school shows them manners and it has been scientifically proven that Vanderburg is the #1 school in the Clark County district, and #2 in Nevada.
All three of my children attended JC Vanderburg and I was a very involved parent at the school. My children excelled and continue to excel in school based on the wonderful education and great support from the staff and teachers at this school. Highly recommend!
I am really happy with JC Vanderburg. My son's teacher has always been very dedicated and he made amazing progress. I definitely recommend this school.
Although this school is much better than others in the Clark County School District, my neighbor has her child in Coral Academy, and I feel that there academics and approach surpases that of Vanderberg.
I had to move to the Valley to attend medical school, and was concerned about my child's education after hearing about how the schools in the Clark County school district were among the worst in the nation. Vanderburg does not fall into this category. I must emphasize that- Vanderburg DOES NOT fall into this category! Vanderburg, along with the other public schools within the Green Valley/Anthem district, are the cream of the crop in terms of public education in the Valley. I am very pleased with my child's education so far. The teachers here are very committed to helping your child reach, and possibly surpass, their academic potential. Parents here are involved and care very much about the success of their children, as evidenced by the high test scores achieved by this school. I can go on but I have a 150 word limit! Thanks greatschools.org for helping me find Vanderburg!
As a parent new to this school and our 1st year in the public school system I must say, 'I want my money back from all the years at private school!' The teachers are amazing and the principal is always visable and approachable. She doesn't put up with parents who aren't involved in their childs education/life. Both of my children come home happy and excited about what they have learned and what they are doing in school. I find that parents who do not like the school are usually uneducated themselves and find the advanced cirriculum intimidating. Please find another school.
I dissapointed at this school totaly. They teach kids just for the test score.
Having moved to a high end part of California, I was quick to realize that there is nothing, not even a private school, that compares with Vanderburg. We sincerely miss nothing of the valley, the corrupt religious leaders and politicians, the heat, the cold, the winds... But we miss Vanderburg!
2 of my 3 children go to Vanderburg, and I can't wait for the third to be old enough to go! Such an amazing school-the vice principal is very hands-on and extremely caring. Vanderburg is the #1 thing that keeps us in Henderson!
All four of my children attend Vanderburg, and it is a fantastic school. It is agressive and challenging , above all in tune with their students.. Both the principle and the assistant principle are personable and active in the academic lives of their students and teachers. My family and I had an unexpected loss in our family, and the entire school, and staff have been there for all of us. I could not have asked for such a smooth, protective transition for my children...
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