VALLEY VIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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480 ADAMS WAY
PLEASANTON, CA 94566
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Phone: 925-426-4231
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 8
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: Kindergarten - 5th Grade
  • District: Pleasanton Unified School District
  • Students/Teacher: 24:1
  • Students/Grade: 120
  • Number Students: 720
  • Number Teachers: 30
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 5035
  • Poverty Level: 6 - 15.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Mr Rafael Cruz
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (20 ratings)
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    School Reviews (20 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2015-05-15
    "Valley View has certainly had its up and downs, but it is a wonderful school. It was placed on Program Improvement three years ago even though it had an API of 10. That was ridiculous! The teachers are wonderful, very knowledgable and truly care for their students. It has a great DI program which has graduated many bilingual students over the years and it has an excellent reputation in the community. The majority of the students, including my oldest two sons went on to take AP4 and AP5 Spanish classes in high school, and received college credits in their Junior years. That is very impressive. I also have a 5th grader who loves her teacher and who is learning so much. She loves going to school and comes home sharing what she has learned. The principal loves the kids in a no non-sense way, which I love because he does not engage in parent drama. Overall, the teachers, the staff and the diverse community at this school, makes it a wonderful environment for my kids."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-02-13
    "I'm really please with how involved our second grader's teacher, Mrs. Johnston, is with everyone in school. We recently moved here and she was very warm in welcome us. I especially appreciate how she proactively communicates with us and involves us as our son adjusts to his new environment (we recently moved from SoCal)."
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-09-15
    "My daughter went to Valley View for 4 years. The leadership at the school was horrible. When problems arose, the principal was slow to resolve them. Other parents had the same complaint. unfortunately. The discipline in the school...awful. I cannot count the number of times my child came home complaining about the teachers inability to control the class. I always followed up with an observation- and was surprised at the number of disruptions to instruction. The office secretary has good days and bad days and you always knew when you walked in which one she was having. This is not the cream of the crop of the Pleasanton Schools. Enroll elsewhere."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-09-10
    "Great immersion program, teachers are very well prepare, and approachable,caring and my kids are very happy."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-01-27
    "OK, the EI program is great. Agreed. The school overall? It astounds me that no one seems to be aware that the schools performance is so low that it is designated as "Needs Improvement". The staff? I have observed impatience, raised voices and lack of respect towards students. Is it a big surprise I observe the students being disrespectful to subs and adults? The leadership always strikes me as disinterested, lethargic and in need of a nap. Many parents are unhappy with this school- the parents who have high standards and have been to good schools themselves through good fortune. Don't send your child here unless the DI program is suitable for your child. There are better schools in Ptown. This school is awful- we just hoped that it would get better and it never did. The best teacher- Mrs. Day left for greener pastures for good reason."
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