School Details

Valley View Elementary School

11750 Gramercy Place, Riverside, CA 92505
(951) 358-1670
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 349 students 18 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

57%
47%
56%
66%
56%
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
  • Alvord Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

21%
37%
46%
48%
59%
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
  • Alvord Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

66%
60%
65%
74%
68%
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
  • Alvord Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

47%
53%
60%
66%
59%
65%
27%
41%
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
  • Alvord Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Valley View Elementary School is a public elementary school in Riverside. The principal of Valley View Elementary School is Peggy Nelson. 349 children attend Valley View Elementary School and are mostly Hispanic; Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander; and White, non-Hispanic. 56% of the Valley View Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 84% of the 349 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Valley View Elementary School is 18:1. La Sierra Academy is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 85% 72%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 2% 19716%
White, non-Hispanic 11% 14%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.8% %
Pacific Islander 0.8% 0.5%
Asian 0.8% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0.3%
Multiracial 0.5% %
Filipino 0.3% 2%
Unspecified 0.3% 3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 84% 65%
Limited English proficiency 56% 45%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    my daughter goes here and struggle she is 'left behind' instead of helped when she asks questions her teacher gets eaisly frustrated with her and i feel that both the teacher and principal discurage my involvment my daughter will not be attending next year

  • (6 years ago)

    PTA had done great things so far this year. We are not done yet

  • (7 years ago)

    Everyone works very hard at Valley View Elementary. The school is safe and I do not worry about strangers on campus. My daughter is happy and is learning a lot. Additionally there is a lot for parents to get involved in if they wish to. Lines of communication are there and I have always felt as though teachers were approachable and cooperative. I read a few of the reviews and I just don't see the problems that two of the parents spoke of. The office staff will drop everything to assist a parent. The principal works hard evey day both behind the scenes and in the spotlight. Yes the test scores are a concern but that does not take away from the dedication of the entire staff. Fellow Parents please reconize the difference between getting what you want and what your students need. Sometimes (or oftentimes) it is not the same thing!

  • (7 years ago)

    I love this school. I am impressed with the dedication that the principal shows on a daily basis. Yes there are some teachers that need to go but that's a part of life some people are bad at their jobs.

  • (8 years ago)

    My child is in her fifth successful year at this school. She has special needs and was bounced around from school to school within the district (4 total by age six) before being welcomed into the mainstream at Valley View. Everyone on the campus has collaborated in helping her toward her goal to reach her potential as a valuable contributing member of society. All of her teachers are well trained experienced and 100% dedicated to helping all their students learn and thrive. Each one has gone far beyond the call of duty for my daughter and for their other students. Sports both before and after school choir and extracurricular activities five days a week after school. Several types of tutoring are available for students who need it. The principal and teachers are always happy to communicate with parents. Also the school is very safe and strict on safety violence and bullies.

  • (8 years ago)

    The teachers at Valley View are some of the most dedicated and educated around. As for parent involvement I would like to personally invite you to attend a PTA meeting or join the Student Site Council. You could read for a few minutes with the Kinders or help the school Librairan re-catalouge the books. You could attend one of many other events such a Bookfair and Family Fun Days. We have an up and coming Teacher Appreciation week in May and a Volunteer Appreciation Brunch in April. Field day is also around the corner and we always need help with that. There is lots of ways for parents to be involved I am.

  • (8 years ago)

    My children have been at Valley View for almost four years.I myself am not impressed with this school. I think most of the staff only care about there paycheck and have lost there love for teaching or maybe never had it. This school also discourages parent involvement. The principle could be more professional and yes test scores are very low at this school.My children and I look forward to this being there last year.

  • (10 years ago)

    My two just started this school. We had alot of trouble with the office on enrolling my children cause of their lack of knowledge in the office. Also they are behind in below the state requirements. I had a hard time getting them to let me get involved with the class. Not much in letting parents help. I'm not happy with this school so far. They lack 'Parents Help' and lack of notes going home to inform parents of things going on in the school. Maybe my childrens other school was just very advanced and inform us better. This is just my Opinion. Good Luck!

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