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About This School

Green Valley Elementary School is a public elementary school in El Dorado Hills. The principal of Green Valley Elementary School is Darrien Johnson and can be contacted at djohnson@rescue.k12.ca.us. 712 students attend Green Valley Elementary School and identify mostly as Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 5% of the Green Valley Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 20% of the 712 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Green Valley Elementary School is 20:1. Charter Montessori Blue Oak Campus School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Theater drama
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Track
    • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 8% %
White, non-Hispanic 69% 78%
Asian 3% 4%
Hispanic 20% 7%
Unspecified 13% 8%
Filipino 1% 1%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.9% 1.0%
Pacific Islander 0.4% 0.3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.8%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 3989%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 20% 11%
Limited English proficiency 5% 2%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    The principal and teachers at this school are terrific! They work very hard and the environment is friendly. Many criticize the lower test scores compared to other schools in the area but it is not a fair comparison due to the ESL students we have. Any school with several ESL students would face the same test scores. Test scores are not the only measure of an effective staff. Great school!

  • (8 months ago)

    I have 2 children at this school and looking for a new one. I have never been impressed with this school but didn't want to take my daughter away from her friends. The principle is nice as well as stylish but lacking in good leadership. The rules get worse every year on the playground. .it seems like every time a child gets hurt.. which is what happens with children....duh! ...they make another rule... no cartwheels.. no running pretty much anywhere no dodgeball no sitting on top of the bars..etc. etc... ugh where does it end? Should the kids just not be allowed outside? Sad environment for a child. More suitable for adults/teachers. With too many children per classroom there is more group control and stressed out teachers than individual care. I would like to know where all of the thousands of dollars of donations and grants they are receiving each year are going because its definitely not to extracurricular programs.

  • (2 years ago)

    Well I had written a review but someone reported it and had it deleted. Kind of goes to show how low the people that work there can sink. I'm tired of my 3 kids having issues. No one seems to do anything about the bullying. Several parents I talk to hate the school. People feel like they have no other option. Some of the teachers are WONDERFUL! I love them but that doesn't make up for lack of care from Administration kids getting picked on inappropriate conversations from staff around children or the lack of good quality education. Classrooms are over crowded there's no real help. The school doesn't have a lot of money and the kids suffer. This used to be a fabulous school too bad it declines every year. The last 3 years especially. If you have another option I highly recommend your child(ren) go elsewhere. Maybe if parents banded together the school could change for the better.

  • (2 years ago)

    Have have two children attending GVS and I must say over all this has been a great school for us. We have had good bad and great experiences here. We love the teachers and the principle! I feel like you get what you give when your children go to public school..... Get involved be proactive know the staff and your child will be better off for it!

  • (2 years ago)

    After years of terrible teachers (yelling ripping up papers making students cry in k-3!) and working with the principal only to be dismissed we pulled our children out of this school. the principal has no interest in children the teachers are only looking out for their best interests (ie paycheck) when many should retire and the good ones have been laid off. The unions run this district not the students and this school is a sad result.

  • (2 years ago)

    I am not at all satisfied with this school. I have 2 children who go to this school one of which has a definite learning disability and possible ADD. The teachers are all very quick to point out that your child is falling behind or failing but nothing gets done about it!! My husband and I work very hard with our children at home and expect the same from the school. When we meet with teachers/administrators they have absolutely no advice for us and have no idea of what to do to help my child thrive. There is approximately 30 kids to a classroom and ONE teacher. I volunteer in the classroom weekly and am able to witness this mess. My slow learner is getting left behind...what happened to "no child left behind"? Fortunately my other child is doing okay but I feel this school is not enabling him to meet his full potential. Unfortunately we're looking into private schools.

  • (4 years ago)

    The Teachers and the Principal are excellent. I have two kids at Green Valley and they both love it. The teachers have the freedom to teach and the administrative drive to achieve.

  • (4 years ago)

    This is a great school! My daughter has gone to Green Valley for two years and comes home every day with a smile on her face and never wants to miss a day of school. Great teachers and kids. Parents can be as involved as they want to be. Academics are fantastic and creativity is used to make learning fun! I love this school!

  • (4 years ago)

    I am disappointed with the school. There seems to be a lack of communication among the admin and teachers and teachers to parents. Teacher assessment of challenged or near failing kids seem to fall by the way-side.Parents are not notified of this in a timely manner. Aside from this bright children are not challenged enough and your left feeling like you need to supplement your childs education too much.Teachers and their lack of enthusiasm could also be better!

  • (5 years ago)

    Green Valley is far behind the other schools in the area. My advanced kids needs are not met. We are transferring to Buckeye District. Principal needs to leave and V.P should take over. At least he cares. Some good teachers but most aren't skilled enough to motivate and challenge the kids.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love the teachers and parents at this school. I really like it because the teachers and parents all like to be involved with everything...together. You can be involved as much as you like. I am not that flattered with the principal as I was last year she seems like she is tired. The vice principal is awesome! I cannot believe how involved with the students he is. I would say my only complaint is the safety. I have been to the school during lunch and recesses and it is chaos. They need to block off more of the campus. The kids run the campus freely and by the parking lots. This needs to be taken care of! Once that is fixed the school is perfect.

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter and I love this school and it's teachers. I am very impressed with the Administration's ability to think outside the box with educational enrichment classes and opportunities after school in place of repetitive homework assignments. Great job!

  • (5 years ago)

    The principal is less than helpful. The assistant principal however is very helpful and goes the extra mile with the kids and parents. He makes up for her lack of motivation and care.

  • (6 years ago)

    Great teachers! Very poor adminsitration. The principal seems to be burned out. My child does feel safe at Green Valley and likes his teacher.

  • (6 years ago)

    I have loved the teachers at Green Valley and they have lots os fun activities to keep the students motivated. However the administration is a huge disappointment. They exhibit a general lack of willingness to work with parents and students. The school is good for a student who is strong independent and needs no additional support. If your child has any special circumstances this is probably not the school for you.

  • (7 years ago)

    Overall a good school. Our main concerns stem from the administration. There seems to be a strong disconnect between the principal and the teachers. The principal does not seem willing to go the extra mile to work with parents/ teachers. The teachers we have experienced are great and the curriculum works well for our children. Extracurricular activities and parent involvement also seem good at this school.

  • (7 years ago)

    School administration is not helpful. Some good teachers but we have yet to have one.

  • (7 years ago)

    This is a fantastic school where the staff puts the students' needs first. The teachers administrtaion and support staff all care deeply about the academic social and emotional advancement of the children in their care.

  • (7 years ago)

    Very disappointed by teachers and the way school is run. High achievers are ignored while lowered kids get the attention. My daughter is not challenged or motivated. After school enrichment costs money.

  • (8 years ago)

    Our son has been going to Green Valley for 5 years now and we love it! He has done great academically and the students parents and staff are wonderful. We always speak highly of this school.

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