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 Kristin Gellinck-frye
  • 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 (19 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (18 Reviews)
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    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."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-06-19
    "My children didn't want to move schools, but once they started attending Leona Valley, they really enjoyed it. They sincerely enjoyed their teachers and made a number of close friendships. It is unfortunate to see the negative reviews for this school. It is difficult to please every individual and every circumstance. The teachers are very open and put forth tremendous effort to make the learning experiences for all of their students positive. A great school!"
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-04-13
    "Wow! What a shame. They get a different teacher every year or two and the same with principles. When they get to Jr High, High School and College, they will have to face the same thing. Most parent are more worried about dressing their kids up like little "adults" ranter than worrying about preparing them for life an the "real" world. I see no problem with the changing of teachers every few years. Let's face it...unless they don't pass the grade they are in...they are going to have a "NEW" teacher anyway. When they go out in the "real" world, they will have many changes in their jobs..including "NEW" bosses. You need to get a grip!!!!!!"
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