School Details

Vista Grande Elementary School

667 Diablo Road, Danville, CA 94526
(925) 831-4100
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 671 students 20 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

82%
84%
56%
90%
89%
65%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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
  • San Ramon Valley Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

80%
80%
46%
91%
90%
66%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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
  • San Ramon Valley Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

88%
91%
65%
95%
92%
72%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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
  • San Ramon Valley Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

88%
89%
60%
85%
86%
65%
86%
89%
57%

California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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
  • San Ramon Valley Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Vista Grande Elementary School is a public elementary school in Danville. The principal of Vista Grande Elementary School is Patricia Hansen, whose e-mail is phansen@srvusd.net. 671 children attend Vista Grande Elementary School and identify mostly as Multiracial; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 3% of the Vista Grande Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 2% of the 671 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Vista Grande Elementary School is 20:1. Green Valley Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Photography
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 9% %
Hispanic 9% 5%
White, non-Hispanic 74% 59%
Asian 7% 22%
Unspecified 10% 8%
Filipino 0.4% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.2%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.1% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.1% %
Pacific Islander 0.1% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 2% 2%
Limited English proficiency 3% 5%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    It was a geat begining for my children the teachers and the administration really care if your kids do well

  • (5 years ago)

    This is a great school. I am a parent of two student one just starting and one just finishing. They love the school. They have had great teachers. Probably the most important thing is that the principal is the best - very attentive easy to approach listens and gets things done.

  • (7 years ago)

    Great elementary school! Awesome staff terrific parents nice kids and great offerings during and after school. Seems to be less intense in terms of social status (both with students and parents) than other 'high economic' schools in the area. Vista Grande is all-around a fantastic school!

  • (9 years ago)

    There is alot of construction occuring at the school currently but should be fantastic when finished. Great curriculum and lots of extracurricular activities.(Music Chess School Broadcast Production Team Theatre Art and more. The teachers are very interested in the lives of their students and creates a nice teacher student relationship that enhances a child's education. The school is in a predominately high income area and is prone to 'Brand Label Advertising' which occasionally shows in the attitude of some of the parents and children. Drop off pick up and parking can be a huge inconvenience at the school because it is situated on a main street with very limited parking areas. However there is a one way traffic flow plan to ease the congested area. There is a wide variety of healthy and tasty foods on the lunch menu each day from vegetarian to asian to american. Very strong PTA. Overall a very good

  • (9 years ago)

    My child attended summer school there last summer. The facilities were great and the summer school staff was very welcoming.

  • (10 years ago)

    Excellent school! They truly prepared my kids for middle school. My girls loved it there.

  • (10 years ago)

    This is a terrific elementary school. The school was awarded 'Distinguished School' status in 2004 by the State of California for excellence. The children learn and adhere to a code of ethics that guides behavior and discipline. The school has an 'Alternative Program' with classes from K-5 that are distinguished by a longer school day more aide time and in-class Spanish instruction. There are after-school enrichment programs a full library an instrumental music program a weekly on-campus television program (VGTV) that is produced filmed and staffed by students to inform enlighten and entertain. The parent participation is remarkable--it is a very supportive school community. We love it!

  • (10 years ago)

    This year our son is a 1st grader and I can say that while it is still early we have been very happy overall with Vista Grande.

  • (11 years ago)

    Vista Grande is an excellent school! The parents involved in the PTA are friendly and helpful. The principal and teachers are incredible role models for our children as they give 100%. The code of ethics sets the high standards for this incredible public school. It is an incredible education and a great start into our children's school career!

  • (12 years ago)

    Vista Grande is a great school to be involved with because not only is the principal devoted to giving the children her best and expecting the best of them but the teachers are all excellent as well. All the parents I know in this district love their children's teachers and admire and respect the principal. You cannot go wrong at this school!

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(based on 14 ratings & reviews)

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