School Details

Temecula Valley Charter School

35755 Abelia Street, Winchester, CA 92596
(951) 294-6775
8

(out of 10)

Charter Grades K-8 424 students 18 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

79%
75%
56%
79%
78%
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
  • Temecula Valley Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

72%
63%
46%
86%
80%
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
  • Temecula Valley Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

84%
85%
65%
84%
85%
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
  • Temecula Valley Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

76%
82%
60%
62%
83%
65%
74%
76%
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
  • Temecula Valley Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

68%
80%
60%
67%
68%
55%

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
  • Temecula Valley Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

78%
76%
60%
67%
58%
52%

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
  • Temecula Valley Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

66%
48%
50%
84%
78%
57%
84%
74%
52%
98%
86%
67%

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
  • Temecula Valley Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Temecula Valley Charter School is a charter middle school in Winchester. The principal of Temecula Valley Charter School is JoAnne Burnett. 424 students attend Temecula Valley Charter School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Black, non-Hispanic. 4% of the Temecula Valley Charter School students are "limited in English proficiency." The ratio of students to teachers at Temecula Valley Charter School is 18:1. Bella Vista Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 59% 50%
Multiracial 5% %
Black, non-Hispanic 4% 4%
Asian 3% 4%
Hispanic 29% 20%
Filipino 2% 6%
Unspecified 15% 14%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 1.0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 29972%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.6%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Limited English proficiency 4% 7%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    After seeing the API scores and proximity to our house my wife and I enrolled in the lottery draw for our daughter to attend TVCS. She was After seeing the API score of the school and being drawn in the lottery We enrolled our daughter and took her out of private school. Based on the results could not be happier! Her teacher sends nightly (no exaggeration) updates and info on the classes progress and status. My daughter is excelling at math and is reading level 2 grades above her own. I have no doubt that her drive and educational results are a by product of the instruction she has received from her teacher Mrs. J.W. The school as a whole seems to have this infectious desire to make the kids excel in all forms of education. My daughter comes home and is pumped on the VAPA (visual and performing arts) class Spanish class monthly field trips science and computer lab. The school does require 12 hours a month of volunteer time from the parents. Clicks? Maybe; if you consider a group of parents willing to do "extra" to ensure a quality education. Be prepared for more homework than what we had as kids but it's part of the equation for success. Small town feel? Yes &We love it

  • (7 months ago)

    My four children have all attended this school. I love the field trips hands-on learning in the science lab Spanish instruction and art. The P.E. teacher is awesome and my kids love the sports teams. My children have lots of friends and I enjoy being part of my children's education. The teachers are creative and make learning fun. My kids have a great foundation thanks to this wonderful school and its teachers.

  • (8 months ago)

    So glad I made the choice to send my child to TVCS!! There are ALOT of choices out there....and as a parent you need to find the right environment for your child. TVCS may no be the right choice for everyone but it certainly has been a blessing to my child and our family. I appreciate the small campus the great teachers experienced leadership the variety of programs and the opportunities I have as a parent to be as involved as I want. I believe open enrollment is going on now so if you are looking for a great school TVCS just may be for you!

  • (9 months ago)

    Wow! My kid is in 6th grade. They just had an Egyptian Fair at the school. It is great to see the kids so excited and engaged in learning. There were food games dancing scribes mummies pharaohs a jail artwork....... all from ancient Egypt. What a great way to have fun with what they learned. Also their math and science teacher had them mummify apples in the science lab last week too. I think the teachers have as much fun as the kids! I encourage everyone looking for that special school to come check ours out. It is fabulous! Parents are encouraged to volunteer.and be involved in the education of their children. The administrators are great the teachers are enthusiastic and the kids are engaged. Many fun programs and field trips too. Don't take my word for it. Come see for yourself. The office staff Suzanne Joy Karen and Julie are so friendly and helpful . so are the principal and executive director. Come see the classrooms take a tour. Meet the teachers. They love our kids and teaching. I walked in the office to check it out 7 years ago and have never looked back.! Your family will love it and your kids will soar! Mine did!

  • (9 months ago)

    Just read that last review. It is so sad and untrue. The administrators and teachers are fabulous. The office staff is friendly the kids are happy. It is really sad that the Performing Arts Coordinator is not at the school anymore. The principal is amazing kind and patient so if she had to let that employee go there must have been a good reason. Unfortunately in any job when an employee is fired they are entitled to their privacy regarding the circumstances. I trust the administrators to make the difficult decisions they have to in order to make our school so great. We are a very special school with many special programs and many special teachers. I think it is so wrong for someone to post such untrue things about our school leaders and the teachers (they all love their jobs and the principal) just because they are mad about their personal friend getting fired. We are a school of choice. You can choose to leave!

  • (9 months ago)

    This year the school has changed leadership.The year started off running smoothly but it is taking an uncomfortable turn. The teachers are excellent but have no support.They are fearful of not having their contracts renewed. They leaderships lack of experience is evident. Both the principal and director are new to their positions. They both good at teaching but not great leaders. Training is needed. The parts of the school that make it different and make it a school worth driving to are being removed. The performing arts teacher was let go after 7 years and no explanation was given to anyone.The music teacher is being stripped of his creativity and not allowed to teach as he always has. The programs that made the school special are no longer special and the communication at the school is seriously lacking. I have been in to discuss matters with the principal and I receive no answers at all.The teachers do not have answers and are left in the dark on many things.It is sad that such a fantastic school is falling apart after such growth for so many years.Like her or not the last principal knew how to create a great team and great program. Now it is falling apart.

  • (9 months ago)

    This school is like winning the educational lottery for your child. I went to a fine arts magnet educational school when I was young but this school has blown the school I went to out of the water. The teachers take the time to make sure each child understands what they are learning. Not only is the education excellent but the people are amazing as well. You get the parents who are really involved in their children's lives and their well being. What an amazing atmosphere they have here. I feel so blessed to have my children go here.

  • (1 year ago)

    My son started Kindergarten this year ad has done extremely well. I am very impressed with the Spanish classes and thrilled my son will be taught a second language throughout his time at TVCS. However I will say that with the constant shuffling from one area to another is very tough on the kids. My one major complaint is the parents and the drama they bring into the classroom. Many parents stir up problems or create clicks with other parents which is inappropriate because this causes conflict for the kids as well. To these parents this isn't a chance for you to be Ms. Popularity.. its about the kids. Grow up!

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is amazing!! The API scores speak for themselves. This is one of the only schools in the district to offer language VAPA science and computer lab to ALL students K-8. They teach a very well rounded curriclum and my 3 sons have thrived there. The performing arts program is outstanding! I have seen productions there that are better than shows that I had to drive to LA and spend $85 to see! All of the pullout classes are top notch and so much more than what other schools in the area offer. I noticed that there are a few negative reviews mainly complaining about "clicky" parents or teachers but this simply isn't the case. This is a school of choice and it requires a high level of parent involvement. I have a feeling that the one's who complained were parents unconfortable with being hands-on and dealing with staff and other parents. You should really be your own judge. Visit the school and see for yourself. Talk to the admin teachers and students and you'll find a passion for learning that I haven't seen at any other district school. These kids love TVCS.

  • (1 year ago)

    Great school!! I have two in this school one was behind for two years in math at his last school. Within one year he is now doing the math he should be for his grade. No school is perfect but this school is one of those that is close as you can get. There is no singling out kids if the new principal is talking to your kids there is a reason. The school is now it's own employer like all the other charter schools in California the charter was renewed and employs a new principal employs it's own teachers. If you have complaints come change things get involved we all have to volunteer every month. The outlook for the school is changing and it looks like all it's going to do is get better. I do not agree with the bad reviews. I had my children in the public school and was not impressed and did not like the school. All schools get bad reviews and good reviews all you can do is come to the school and see for yourself.

  • (1 year ago)

    My child attended this school when she was in Kindergarten worst thing I could have ever done to my child. The staff and parents are very clicky. Principal singles out kids and is not easy to approach. Parents who volunteer in class are allowed to bring their babies into class when they are teaching. The teaching is very poor the students get shuffled around throughout the day. I would not recommend this school stay away.

  • (1 year ago)

    If you're looking at sending your child/children to TVCS please do your research well. This year has been a challenging year for sure but mostly what I've learned is the leadership or 'administration' at TVCS is lacking in so many areas. The teachers by far are the greatest! The VAPA Computer Lab Library Art Science PE Spanish programs - all top notch! I agree with others on the 'clicky' nature of certain staff and families. This is very true. The schools charter has been recently renewed - and if it expects to survive and flourish under all new teachers changes with current administration must also change. The school needs new leadership with accountability. The school needs tougher and clearer policies on safety and who they allow onto campus. Small town feel school but also includes small town drama... In my opinion the school has great opportunity... but there is much to be revealed and understood about how fundraising money is spent etc. The school needs improvement. Grade C+

  • (1 year ago)

    I have not had an issue with being singled out by any of the parents or staff and neither have my children. With this being said I absolutely love this school! My children are excelling beyond their grade levels. My daughter went to Kindergarten elsewhere and had issues with her teachers and the school felt unwelcoming. Here I feel that her love of certain subjects is being nurtured and is still keeping up well in other subjects. I love the feel of a small town school and don't feel like my children are being shoved in a class and becoming a number or test score. Maybe I lucked out with my children's teachers. I feel they are absolutely great and feel confident leaving my children to learn. This school is reminiscent of what schools used to be before they slashed funding for arts and field trips. With the parents helping out around school and in class the teachers can focus on teaching. They are not off trying to multi task and rush to get everything done. Even with "shuffling" the kids around on some days to other classes like Spanish and Performing Arts that time (a few short minutes) is made up by the attention that the students get when learning core subjects.

  • (1 year ago)

    I agree with post that states the parents and students are clicky and so is the staff even the principal for crying out loud. My child used to attend TVCS I pulled her out and took her to a destinguished award local Elementary. As far as the parent participation parents also bring their toddlers with them while volunteering in class that to me is not acceptable. As far as the child to teacher ratio it's no longer any better than public school.

  • (1 year ago)

    Fantastic school with dedicated families and stable capable leadership. Our child loves going to school every morning. We disagree with both of the previous reviews - the most recent one in particular sounds like a disgruntled teacher masquerading as a "parent." Our experience at this school is that the parent participation model - encouraging and even requiring parent involvement - creates an entirely different environment than that of a typical public school. The "extras" taught here go beyond what we've seen in local public schools and the core subjects are taught solidly as well. The test scores speak for themselves no? Now is this the right school for your child? That depends - you should ask yourself first if a parent participation school is right for your family. It requires commitment but we think that commitment pays off. We love it at TVCS and we're glad we found it. We would encourage you to visit the school on your own or at the public "Spotlight" event in late February. Then visit Temecula Prep next door - as well as your local public school(s) - and decide for yourself. It really is a great school. Don't let the few disgruntled reviewers fool you.

  • (2 years ago)

    Don't let this school fool you. The idea of better children that go there because of "parents who care" is a joke. The parents and kids are very clicky. Most of the extras that this school claims to offer are really a joke. All of these extra subjects are only taught at a mediocre level and are often at the detriment to the main grade teachers because they are too busy shuffling the kids all over that there is little time to truly teach the basics. As for child behavior it's no better than a public school. You have your good kids and you have your difficult ones. Only problem is that the parents are SO involved that the teachers can't discipline any kid without the whole school knowing. And even then it's the teacher at fault. Don't let the small school fool you. It's almost too small.

  • (2 years ago)

    Great concept programs and teachers but the school lacks strong leadership to tie everything together.

  • (3 years ago)

    An incredible school in every way. The teachers are great and the principal is tough on those that need it. Very high achievers at this school. Thank you TVCS!

  • (3 years ago)

    What an excellent school! EVERY teacher has to be credentialed or they cannot be employed by the district. All teachers are district employees. My children have many opportunities at this school. They are exposed to music PE art Spanish and character education. The principal is very friendly and my children have never been singled out as they know how to behave appropriately I am glad that those that do not follow the rules are exposed for the better education of those that want to be there. The level of instruction is high and I am honored to be a part of TVCS!

  • (3 years ago)

    This school is so not to my liking. I have had nothing but problems with the "principal"..she singles kids out as well as families. In fact just recently at the "general meeting" a lot of parents want her fired! This tells me a lot. At one point she yelled at a few of my kids alone and this is just wrong if you have a problem with a student you should contact the parents! I look forward to my kids going to a different school next year I am soo tired of all of the drama at this school. The middle school teachers are also very difficult to deal with not all of them...just some. The ladies in the front office are great very nice and helpful.

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