LEONA VALLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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9063 LEONA AVE
PALMDALE, CA 93551
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Phone: 661-948-9010
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 8
  • Educational Climate: Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium-low
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: Kindergarten - 8th Grade
  • District: Westside Union Elementary School District
  • Students/Teacher: 26:1
  • Students/Grade: 14.7
  • Number Students: 132
  • Number Teachers: 5
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 4642
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Ms Sandy Jones
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
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  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
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  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
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  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
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School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (20 ratings)
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    School Reviews (20 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-02-12
    "First of all there is an extreme lack of accountability & oversight at this school. My child was harassed for months before I switched schools. Zero tolerance for physical violence is not enforced. "Involved" parents are allowed to have their children with poor behavior overlooked as they are "involved" parents. It is an extremely small school & with that comes a lack of staff & support, that is definitely a problem. Many activities that are available at slightly larger schools are not available here (like holiday programs).If you have young children it is sad to miss those moments.Teachers & curriculum are decent, but obviously there is no trade off for violence, children's safety, or some cherished parent/child moments. This school is quite a drive from the AV as well, through mountains, not ideal for a commuter outside AV and an added expense. Obviously, I would not recommend this school. It is unfortunate for the teachers, as I think most of them are quite good. If you care about your children, skip this school, my child suffered a sprained finger, sprained wrist, then was ganged up on by multiple children. The 1st 2 dismissed as sports injuries, last one was the final straw."
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-12-28
    "amber is my name AND I AM ASTUDENT AT LEONA VALLEY ELEMENTARY THIS IS A GREAT SCHOOL BECAUSE WE HAVE FUN LEARNING AND FUN PLAYING IT IS INVOLVED IN A LOT OF PROGRAMS I ADVISE STUDENTS ENROLL HERE."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-08-08
    "This is a small school, and there are combination classes, but we feel very fortunate that our children attend Leona Valley Elementary. Most of the negative comments and complaints I have heard come from parents that do not want to be involved and do not make the effort to actually observe their child's class. We have discovered that although there are combination classes, it does not mean that your child will have the same teacher two years in a row. Class makeup is based on the number of children in each grade in attendance for a given year, and the school tries to keep the classes balanced and small enough in order to give all children equal attention. The teachers are approachable and open to parent feedback and suggestions concerning their child. We love this school and would recommend to anyone who cares and is involved in their child's education."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-06-04
    "Unlike the parent below, I LOVE this school! My child has done great and has enjoyed learning! I am looking forward to another year with our teacher! She is AMAZING! If your child needs to be challeneged more, I'm sure by talking with the teacher something could be worked out. Next year we will have a new principal who will be on site full time so Im sure things will be a little different. It's a small town, small school, but BIG hearts and dedication to the students. This school may not be right for everyone, but I would definately disagree that it is a bad school. Classes may be full, but no fuller than a larger school would be or is already. I think my childs progress compares perfectly next to his friends in the larger schools. All in all I am happy with this school and would reccommend it to anyone!"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-03-14
    "I would not recommend this school for any family. All of the classes are combination classes. So, your child will have the same teacher for two years. I have worked in education for over thirteen years and there are better schools and teachers out there for your child. The principal works over two schools, so she is not at the school. I have called numerous times to talk to her and she was not even at the school. It took a week and a half for me to schedule an observation in my child's room- ridiculous! I also walked into the office one time and saw the secretaries reading a newspaper. I have also seen more rigor in other classrooms. The teachers are sort of relaxed because the principal is not there. My child came home with more busywork than content rich lessons. Even online schools provide more content rich and rigorous lessons than this school does. Also, in all my years of teaching I have never seen a school district give students three weeks off for Christmas and two weeks off for Spring Break. Where is the dedication to students and their education? They are definitely not looking out for your child with all classes combinations filled to the max at 30 students."
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