My son attended Valley Elementary grades 1-4 and had excellent teachers. He was a child who required guidance throuhout because he was a bit of a clown at times. He was and is very bright and was challenged to do well. I am proud of the education that he received while at Valley. He had caring, dedicated teachers.
The instruction in this school is focused on the middle or average. Students in the lower and higher percentiles of ability are short changed. Teaching to test as the grade levels progress is a norm in the school and results in students who see learning as something you must do to acheive a score rather than a way to develop your mind and skills. There is continuous learning among the teachers but I am not sure how much of this is to get scores up instead of inspiring educators to inspire students.