The new principal is fake and uncaring. the PTA is the snobbiest group of (mainly) women I have seen in a long time. The culture of the school is extremely segregated and demeaning. For a title 1 school with a highly diverse population, it is a joke that two blondes with very little cultural awareness are in charge. I was warned not to send my child here, and now I know why. I have never been so badly treated as a parent. The only reason it's a 2, is because of the teachers.
SVE is an amazing school! My son went there for Pre K and Kindergarten. I love that it is a small School. The teachers and staff are great! SVE encourages Parents to be involved. When they have programs or something special going on they usually do them twice once in the morning and one after school to give parents a chance to catch the program at a time that is best for them. The dual language program gives the students a chance to learn about diversity and it is great. The school has a lot of after school programs to help your children get involved and learning more. As a parent I think this school is great! I also had the opportunity to do my student observations in the classrooms at SVE. So I got to see the teachers and students in action. All I can say is this place is super special and have some amazingly dedicated teachers and staff. If we didn't have to move out of town my son would still be here.
We love SVE! We transferred from Becker Elementary because SVE was closer to home and we could continue in the dual language program. I have been really impressed with all the resources, programs, and extra curricular activities offered at the school. My kids, a kindergartner and second grader, have both benefited from Creative Action, a free Theatre arts after school program, Math Pentathlon and more. If you are looking for quality after school programs this school has many to chose from. SVE is organized and as parents you know what to expect. There is great parent/teacher communication and consistency in the information (and in the homework too!) that is relayed through the grade levels. I really appreciate this because as a parent I can be assured that another parent will have the same information I received. Lastly, I am a former teacher who tutors here and from that perspective I am equally pleased with this school. I am thrilled that my kids have the opportunity to benefit from a dual language school so close to home that is diverse, has dedicated teachers and a great community. Thank you SVE!
My child is in 2nd grade in the dual language program. She reads, writes & speaks Spanish quite well already (English native lang.). We are VERY HAPPY with this school. Teachers, staff, leadership are all very approachable and super-helpful. Strong PTA, organizes well. Good support from City of Sunset Valley too. School is smaller than many Austin elems, so that's a plus. We love SVE!
My child has been attending this school for the past two years as part of the Dual Language program, where the children are taught in both Spanish and English. We have had wonderful teachers and found the school administration to be responsive and helpful.
My daughter is in first grade in the two-way dual language program. She loves her school and I have been very impressed with her teachers. And she's already reading is Spanish! There's also lots of great after school activities. This year she participated in a production of the Wizard of Oz, Math Pentathlon, and Mad Science. The PTA is strong and works hard to support the school. And the principal has been at the school for at least 12 years, has 2 daughters that attend the school, is extremely approachable and committed to this school. Plus we can ride our bikes to school!
My daughter is in 1st grade at SVE, and it has been a wonderful experience. She is in the dual language program and we have been very impressed with the program and the school. From the principal, the teachers, counselor to houskeeping there is a strong sense of community and dedication to the students. I feel that my participation and involvement in my child education is welcome and encouraged. And I really appreciate that!
I made one phone call to their main office after being notifiied by the main AISD office that Sunset Valley Elementary School is the one they are suppose to be attending. An administrator called me back like with 5 minutes from my message leaving. Went to the school and all I can say is WOW. I'm so ready to be a proud parent of this school. Yay! Yay! for my children is all I can say! :)