This has been my first year at Valley View and I just love it. The families and teachers have been warm and welcoming the kids in my daughter's class are just lovely. I joined the PTA right at the start and the whole experience has been very positive. I feel I get a voice at the school. I also volunteered to be a room parent which has given me a chance to know my daughter's teacher better and the other parents. My child loves her teacher loves her friends and even loves the principal! This was not my local school - I went out of my way to get my child into it and very happy I did.
Valley View Elementary School is a public elementary school in Los Angeles. The principal of Valley View Elementary School is Susan Kim. 254 children attend Valley View Elementary School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 12% of the Valley View Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 37% of the 254 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Valley View Elementary School is 17:1. The Oaks School is one of the nearest elementary schools.
- Ceramics sculpture
- Computer arts
- Drawing painting
- Theater drama
- Martial arts self defense
- P.E. classes
|Native American or Native Alaskan||1%||0.3%|
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||0.4%||646343%|
|Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program||37%||75%|
|Limited English proficiency||12%||32%|
Dear greatschools.org please stop block my posts. Everyone should be able to say about this school what he experienced.
Haha... I think I know who posted the "run for your lives" review. It's funny how people who can't adapt to change just skedaddle. The changes that have happened at Valley View over the past couple of years have been wonderful for the kids and the school. As far as the grades past 3rd- a couple of teachers have retired in the past 2 years and every new teacher that the principal has brought in has been amazing. So Valley View continues to get even better. As a parent I can say my kids love it here and are flourishing. I am also impressed with the kids at this school- after 2 years of different camps and being exposed to kids from all over the city I can say that there are a lot of rude spoiled brats and mean girls out there. My kids had to deal with a lot of these at different camps. Thankfuly they have expereienced very little of this at Valley View and in this day in age that's saying a lot.
Valley View Elementary is not just a school it is a community it is an involved network of students teachers parents and volunteers. The schools commitment to improving on a daily basis is supported by an incredible PTA group. The students not only want to attend school it is hard to get them to leave at the end of the day. I thoroughly enjoy the network of parents and the enthusiasm shown by all involved. The school needs to speed up repairs to the play equipment but honestly there is nothing I could complain about when I have two incredibly happy children in Kindergarten and 2nd Grade. You would be lucky to be a part of this school.
Valley view is a gem!! A small shining school with wonderful staff kids and parents. Truly happy and blessed to belong there.
This is my second year here at Valley View and I could not be happier. The parents here are incredibly caring involved and motivated. The PTA raises an amazing amount of money considering the student body size (which happens to be a giant perk!). There are free after school music programs field trips a library a computer lab an art teacher and other amazing perks. The campus is small cute and friendly belying the fact that it's a public school in the middle of Hollywood. Valley View feels like a home away from home.
I wrote a positive review 2 days ago about this school and said that the bullying issue had 3 sides to it and that I was very happy with the school as a new parent. The next day there was yet ANOTHER negative review insinuating that my review was a "false positive written by administration". When I tried to post another review defending my post my ORIGINAL positive review disappeared so I guess you can't post more than one using the same email. So I would like to say that no I am not admin. I am a concerned parent just like everyone. But I do believe bullying starts at home and if we don't take responsibility for our kids' how can anyone else? If a parent won't acknowledge their kid is a bully no amount of interference from admin will stop it short of expulsion. I fear my child could become a victim or a bully because of a medical issue but I'm not going to bury my head in the sand and have always taken responsibility for her behavior. I think there is a one person smear campaign going on because every positive is followed by basically the same negative review. It's easy to skirt the system and I reported it. My original review was positive and I wish it was still there.
Contrary to the speculative accusations of the last reviewer most positive reviews have been posted by parents who sincerely like this school like me. Yes there have been bullying issues that finally seem to be improving. What is false is calling it a dominant culture in this school. My daughter has never been bullied and none of her friends have been bullied- when I asked her friends' parents about it they all said they weren't even aware there was a bullying issue. This is not to say there isn't bullying and behavioral problems- there are like many schools and I truly hope they continue to improve. But it is far from being the dominant culture of Valley View. That reviewer wants to believe it is the dominant culture so they can get a mob of people behind them agreeing with them. My experience is very different- I observe a genuine comradery between many of the kids at school. I see kids helping each other and standing up for their friends.
First of all beware of the false positive reviews that are submitted by admin. (I am speaking for the 4-6 grades) Severe safety and bullying issues at this school! I personally know 3 kids who left the school due to bullying. Also at any time during the day anyone can just walk into the schools/classrooms-no basic security system in place. Many parents have gone to teachers and principals to help with the bullying issues and nothing has improved. I understand all schools have to deal with mean kids and bullying is an issue nationwide. However it is extreme here and becoming the dominant culture.
This review is based on experience. Grades 1 - 3 AMAZING !!! Grades 4 - 5 RUN FOR YOUR LIVES (or for your kid's education)!!!!!! Principal is passive and prefers to busy herself with administrative tasks rather than address real issues. My child had amazing nurturing teachers in grades 1-3 however it is as if he/she fell off of a cliff afterwards. Teacher quality rating reflects the drastic lack of all-overall teacher quality which ultimately leaves a child severely lacking in the upper grade foundation necessary to succeed in middle school.
My son is in 2nd grade and started here in 1st grade. He's had a much better time here than at his previous school. There is a small school/s small town feel here as others have described. The student body is fairly diverse and most importantly the teachers seem to know every kid by name and that is just cool! Small behavior issues with my son were dealt with in a very professional and considerate way and the boy is now even on the "advanced" track after a few hiccups on the playground. Kudos to Valley View and their staff. Just as competent if not superior to any private school out there.
This school just finished the Dancing Classrooms program. We went to th competiton and they won silver. more important than that was that there was this program available. it taught manners respect and drive to do our best. What a great opportunity for the kids there. great school
The small size of this school combined with the enrichment programs offered gives every child an excellent opportunity at a great eduction.
It is a GREAT school! We feel so lucky that my son can attend this school. He has been this school for over a month now for his kindergarten. He loves his teacher which is Miss Alvy and the coaches for the after school. Miss Alvy makes learning so much fun! There are some fun activities after school too. I have hard time to get him home every day when I pick him up so I believe that he is happy there which is most important for us. The principle and the office staff are very helpful. The PTA is working so hard to make the school better and better each day. The parents are involved caring. The room parents are so helpful! A lot of activities going on through out of the year.
We had our other child in the Arminta Elementary school thinking it was a great school for our child's needs. We couldn't have been more wrong! We switched last year to this school and the change in our child has been incredible. The teacher's at Valley View are top rate A+++++++. The children thrive in this family feel environment. When our other son is of age next year we will be enrolling him here. We are the few lucky ones to be at this school. Our son's class room only had 17 kids in it with 2 teachers. Talk about individualized. Thank you Valley View for all your love care and education. You make learning fun instead of a challenge for our oldest son.
This public school has the feel of a private school. It is supported by many donators and the attention to the kids is wonderful. I also value that they have music dance and art every single week. EXCELLENT school!
I passed up the 3 of the best charter schools in Los Angeles to keep my kid in this school. the teacher's are fantastic and very involved. My kid started kinder at 4 years old and she has excelled the entire way to 2nd grade this is because of the teacher's.
Vally View is a wonderful school A+. The teachers and parents are so involved. It feels like a small town school very safe and a fantastic place to learn. Like life you get what you put into it. Thank you Valley View!!
We adore Valley View! The principal teachers TA's staff and PTA are extraordinary. Our children are learning in a safe caring atmosphere. It truly is like a private school.
This school is a GEM. With only 200 students and a small town feel with incredibly involved parents. There are few schools with this much heart. The teachers are passionate and energized. The librarian is a treasure. A magical place. Very confused by the 6 rating.
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