School Details

Valle Vista Elementary School

2400 Flint Avenue, San Jose, CA 95148
(408) 238-3525
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 561 students 20 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

64%
51%
56%
75%
63%
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
  • Mt. Pleasant Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

46%
35%
46%
61%
54%
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
  • Mt. Pleasant Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

45%
50%
65%
46%
59%
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
  • Mt. Pleasant Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

56%
49%
60%
53%
56%
65%
55%
50%
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
  • Mt. Pleasant Elementary average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Valle Vista Elementary School is a public elementary school in San Jose. The principal of Valle Vista Elementary School is Patty Pizziol, whose e-mail is ppizziol@mpesd.org. 561 students attend Valle Vista Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 35% of the Valle Vista Elementary School students are "limited in English proficiency." 60% of the 561 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Valle Vista Elementary School is 20:1. Cedar Grove Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Sports

  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 6% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 3%
Hispanic 46% 75%
Asian 30% 9%
Pacific Islander 2% 0.9%
Multiracial 11% %
Filipino 10% 6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1% 2613%
Unspecified 0.7% 0.5%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 60% 74%
Limited English proficiency 35% 52%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    I am very happy with this school. My children look forward to coming to school everyday. The teachers are wonderful and caring. The school offers extended kindergarten and an after-school program for working parents. The school also has a P.E. teacher for all grade levels and music on Wednesdays after school for grades 1-6 taught by Maestro Darrell. The PTA is great and hosts DEAR nights spaghetti dinners movie nights Zumba classes clean-up days etc. The school also has a nice computer lab and an organized library where students can easily find books in their reading levels. The campus is beautiful with 2 playgrounds 2 blacktops and 2 baseball fields. It truly is a great school!

  • (3 years ago)

    My children have been going to this school since kinder. I have one that this is his last year which makes me sad because I hope that i cont.. to have the great communication with teachers that I have at this school. The good thing is that they aren't getting rid of us just yet as I have another one going into 3rd and another to 1st. Not to forget to mention that they have great PTA!!!

  • (4 years ago)

    I have a son in the 4th grade and overall I feel that the school is wonderful. I see that there are many good teachers and parents who care about their children's education. However there are also a handful of children (as in any school) who don't pay attention and tend to be bullies. The principal does a great job of dealing with these types of issues if she is notified but she cannot address what she does not know. No matter what school your children attend it is important to talk to them daily and find out what is going on at school when you are not there. This is the only way you will know about what things to address as a parent. Otherwise the school is better than most in the district which can be seen in its strong API score.

  • (5 years ago)

    Valle Vista Rocks just down the street the school is not as GREAT.. It really takes everyone to make a successful school and I am not impressed by the principal.. Lukewarm is putting it nicely. The PTA seems great and there is so much involement from the teachers its amazing!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    If this is such a great school why are there only 3 reviews? As schools go on the east side I guess it's one of the best. But that's not saying much. As a volunteer I'm saddened by how much the teachers try and the parents barely care. The principal this year is also lukewarm in her attention. K-1 are great here but as my son is going into 3rd grade there are too many kids around him that get no attention at home. So they fight they talk about R-rated movies and being cool is already equal to being surly.

  • (6 years ago)

    This is a great school people always think the eastside is bad..But take a look at our kids!! Great job Vikings

  • (7 years ago)

    Valle Vista is an awesome School. Our school district may be small but a great number of parents take the time to volunteer and most of all participate with all of the activities and programs the school has to offer. Our own school superintendent has commented what a tight knit group we are here at Valle Vista. The PTA and parents are organized committed and extremely effective. Our school Principal knows all the kids by name. The staff is very helpful. Valle Vista is a well rounded learning institution.

  • (9 years ago)

    Valle Vista is a great school. They offer a lot of extracuricular activities such as music karate and mad science to name a few. My daughter has had art the 4 years she has been at Valle Vista and in California it's unheard in some districts. After sitting on the side line for 2 years I got involved with PTA and help raise money for the school. This year I saw an increase in parent participation which is always a good sign. PTA sponsors 3 fund raisers a year and through those sales PTA has been able to buy computer programs/licesens and needed classroom furniture. PTA also helps sponsor D.E.A.R. nights (drop everything and read nights) where the kids come to school in their pj's and get read to and they get free books. I am really glad my daughter has a great experience at Valley Vista Magnet School.

See all reviews on GreatSchools

Overall score

(based on 15 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

Nearby

Elementary Schools

Middle Schools

High Schools