This elementary school is made up of a pods - groupings of classrooms for each grade level. The school is only grds.k-4, 5th is @ the middle school. My kids have been in all 4 upper valley elem. schools, and really enjoy the set up of this one. Though there is alot more parent involevement in the Leavenworth schools.. We really like the teachers and administrators and have not had any troubles dealing with any of them, they are very friendly and helpful. The one thing my kids miss though is access to computers, Vale only has them available for test taking. Abonus this year is the PTO just purchasede brand new playground equipment-YAY!!