School Details

Pleasant Valley Elementary School

9906 West Pleasant Valley Rd, Parma, OH 44130
(440) 885-2379
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 603 students 15 students/teacher (OH avg is 18)

Test Scores by grade

81%
81%
80%
85%
85%
81%

Ohio Achievement Test (OAT)

In 2013-2014 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • Parma City School District average
  • Ohio state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

75%
76%
78%
90%
87%
86%

Ohio Achievement Test (OAT)

In 2013-2014 Ohio used the Ohio Achievement Assessment (OAA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The OAA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • Parma City School District average
  • Ohio state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Pleasant Valley Elementary School is a public middle school in Parma Heights. The principal of Pleasant Valley Elementary School is Mr. Patrick M. Yarman and can be contacted at yarmanp@parmacityschools.org. 603 students go to Pleasant Valley Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 38% of the 603 students here are classified as "economically disadvantaged", and 42% are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Pleasant Valley Elementary School is 15:1. Holy Family School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 81% 85%
Hispanic 8% 6%
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 2%
Multiracial 4% 3%
Asian 3% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.09%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 42% 40%
Economically disadvantaged 38% 32%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    The new principal and the STEM Elementary program has been outstanding! Kudos to the staff of being so involved with students and keeping parents informed! If it wad not for the STEM program we would have moved 2 yesrs ago! Bravo!!!!

  • (2 years ago)

    We loved this school last year when my daughter was in kindergarten. This year she is in first grade and we moved 2 months after school started and they would not return any of her supplies. They kept her crayon box that was full of supplies a gallon ziploc bag full of her extra supplies and her money she was told to bring in to practice learning about money. I am beyond fed up with this school and their attitude with us.

  • (5 years ago)

    They care about the special needs students as much as the typical kids.

  • (5 years ago)

    I have been an active parent at Pleasant Valley Elementary for 9 years now. My youngest child has special needs. She is proud of her school and is accepted there. This is a school that has children of very diverse backgrounds and abilities. The staff manages these difference admirably. My children have always enjoyed going to school. When they're happy I'm happy. Thank you to our school.

  • (5 years ago)

    The teachers at Pleasant Valley are so involved with the kids and dedicated to them. The school is very diverse which helps the kids to experience many different cultures and special needs. My kids are encouraged to do their best and they have fun going to school.

  • (5 years ago)

    Because all my children went there and now some of my grandchildren. The school has many children with special needs & nationalities. The teachers & aids are are very dedicated to each student.

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter whom was diagnosed with PDD and mild autism has attended Pleasant Valley Elementary from the age of 5. She's now 9 and we're told that the true personality that she has is being seen. I can not imagine having put my daughter in any other school! The staff teachers therapists counselors teacher aides all are exceptional and really dedicate their whole being to these special needs kids. My daughter went from being non verbal and non social to a social butterfly who carries on and initializes conversation!! That's huge! I couldn't thank this school more. Not to mention the dedication to every typical student and those students' ability to never judge the less fortunate children. It's a spectacular school and the students actually enjoy attending!

  • (5 years ago)

    The teachers thrive on education. The spirit that is generated through out the school is awesome.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love Pleasant Valley School because of how caring the staff is.

  • (5 years ago)

    Great School! Great Staff!

  • (5 years ago)

    My son has thoroughly enjoyed his time at Pleasant Valley and I a very happy with the results of the education he is receiving.

  • (6 years ago)

    I love you PV! This school is rather large...maybe that is why it's heart is so big! A very big family is what this school feels like. It doesn't feel like you as a parent are lost though when you come through those doors. This school is warm and welcoming it is filled wit a friendly staff...but they're tough too...no crap...love that. I am honored that my children are spending a good part of their day with this wonderful group of educators. Thank you PV!

  • (6 years ago)

    Excellent leadership and organization! PTA group is friendly welcoming and outstanding!!!!!!!!

  • (7 years ago)

    Pleasant Valley Elementary is a very diversified school having a high population of special needs and ESL children along with general population students. All children interact regardless of disability and are taught respect for one another. The staff are wonderful and always willing to help. The best advice I can give anyone reviewing this school is to become involved it is greatly encouraged and you will never regret any experiences. The PTA staff and teachers are wonderful to work with and the more you know about your child's environment the better their and your experiences will be. We have an Excellent rating and have recently been nominated for the Hall of Fame Award for 2008. We also have an outdoor sensory land lab all children are able to enjoy. I highly encourage attendance at Pleasant Valley Elementary.

  • (8 years ago)

    I am not very impressed by this school at all. Last year my son was in brunswick schools which were wonderful but this year things have changed. I do not like the approach some teachers take and the schedule they follow they are also a little behind other schools. Think twice before putting your little ones here. We will be relocating due to this school.

  • (9 years ago)

    This school is excellent! My child has special needs and this is the only school for multi-handicapped children in Parma. The student to teacher ratio is low and the teachers are attentive to needs and always willing to help in any situation given. The parent involvement in this school is amazing!The test scores have gone up in recent years and the principal just recieved the principal of the year award in washington DC. If you have a choice of where your child attends this is the school you should choose for the best interest of your children.

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