School Details

Valle Verde Elementary School

400 Berkshire Road, Bakersfield, CA 93307
(661) 837-6150
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 773 students 19 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

38%
41%
56%
47%
54%
65%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Greenfield Union average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

22%
35%
46%
44%
58%
66%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Greenfield Union average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

46%
51%
65%
74%
63%
72%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Greenfield Union average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

45%
46%
60%
60%
63%
65%
48%
49%
57%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Greenfield Union average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Valle Verde Elementary School is a public elementary school in Bakersfield. The principal of Valle Verde Elementary School is Mike Barella and can be contacted at barellam@gfusd.net. 773 students attend Valle Verde Elementary School and identify as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 48% of the Valle Verde Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 88% of the 773 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Valle Verde Elementary School is 19:1. Horizon Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 85% 74%
White, non-Hispanic 5% 10%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 8%
Unspecified 4% 4%
Asian 3% 2%
Filipino 1% 0.7%
Multiracial 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.1% %
Pacific Islander 0.1% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 8512%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 88% 77%
Limited English proficiency 48% 30%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I DONT LIKE THIS SCHOOL AT ALL !!! I LIKE A FEW TEACHERS AND A FEW STAFF MEMBERS. BUT THEY ARE ALWAYS PICKING ON MY SON AND I FEEL LIKE ADULTS NEED TO REMEMBER WHAT THEIR JOB IS!!

  • (5 years ago)

    I love this school! This was my daughter's first year in school an it couldn't have been a better experience the staff were all very friendly and helpful the principal is very involved with students and parents the teachers are awesome delivering the curriculum perfectly. I had the pleasure of helping out in the class and seen first hand how far each student progressed. I am very happy with this school.

  • (5 years ago)

    Reading these reviews I must also agree that Mr. Alcaide is a great teacher. I had the opportunity to observe his class and he is a very effective teacher. The principal is also very involved in her school and is very approachable. I have also had the opportunity to work with several of the students and I must say that they are all great kids! They love learning.

  • (5 years ago)

    I have one child with ADD at this school and the teachers are great with him I also have a daughter who was in kindergarden and she loves her teachers and especially her Principal.

  • (6 years ago)

    When we moved to this area I interviewed with all the surrounding schools to learn about the curriculum and the student body and to meet the Principals to choose which school I thought would best suit the needs of my children. I was worried about the high ratio of English First Learners at VV but it has not affected the academics of my children and in fact gives them an opportunity to learn more about another language than they would have had somewhere else. Also the teachers seem very happy to be there and to be teaching there and are very active and involved with the children I would like to give accolades to Mr Alcaide he is an amazing teacher and I am proud to have had him teach one of my children. I really like this school!

  • (6 years ago)

    Great School! My daughter loves going to school everyday. The principal is very involved in everything. I am very involved in her school and I recommend every parent do so also. Wonderful Parent Club that does so much for the school.

  • (9 years ago)

    Academic wise is farely good. My daughter has had problems with racist comments. The school is dominent in hispanic and african american and since my daughter is caucasian she has struggled a little.

  • (9 years ago)

    I have two sons that have attended to Valle Verde my oldest was strugling since I moved him twice to different schools he was doing poor; he started in second grade at VV his teacher made him be very confident about himself he would get home very happy and he loved to be in school every day. My husband and I started to see how he was growing accademically and how he enjoyed be in her class. Later my other son entered kindergarten and it was the same with him last year we moved and I told them that they would have to move to another school but they were so sad that I decided that even though is about 10 miles away from us I still go and take them there.

  • (10 years ago)

    I think the teachers don't pay attention to the kids that much and they tried to blame or point finger and watch their hands with other kids. At this time i have to many problems with other kids punking my son and it seems the teachers are not doing nothing in wrong with it. Also the teachers are really bad on returing the calls to the parents and the staff they don't seem to know what the is going on when the leave a message or when a kid up in the office.

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