VALLEY VISTA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

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730 N WEBSTER ST
PETALUMA, CA 94952
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Phone: 707-778-4762
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 5
  • Educational Climate: Average
  • Technology Measure: Low
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: Kindergarten - 6th Grade
  • District: Petaluma Joint School District
  • Students/Teacher: 25:1
  • Students/Grade: 57.1
  • Number Students: 400
  • Number Teachers: 16
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: N/A
  • Poverty Level: 6 - 15.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Ms Emily Kleinholz
  • 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 (12 ratings)
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    School Reviews (12 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2015-02-04
    "My daughter is a First Grader at Valley Vista, and halfway through our 2nd year there, I have to say I fall more in love with this school every day. Her Kindergarten experience seemed almost magical at times, with Mrs. Hultquist at the helm, nurturing her through this introduction to Elementary school. We are equally thrilled with both of her First Grade teachers. My daughter is thriving in so many ways, and loves going to school. What I love most about the school is their focus on the whole child, not just meeting certain markers. They are not only taught to be good students, but good people, as well. Showing compassion towards one another is rewarded with public recognition and a Red Ribbon Award during Assembly. That just makes my heart smile. Emily Kleinholz, our Principal, is so perfectly matched with this school and is much more than a figurehead. My daughter sees her as a role model and loves spending time with her. She is respected by the students, and stern when appropriate, but she is also approachable and kind. We feel so lucky that Valley Vista is our neighborhood school. It is a perfect fit for our family."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-12-21
    "Our children transferred to Valley Vista late last year and were welcomed with open arms by the administration, teachers and students. The most surprising was the warm, friendly, interested greeting and integration by the students themselves - unprompted by teachers or any other adult. The Principal sets a high bar for everyone - from personal expectations for mutual respect & kindess to academic standards - and she makes everyone else accountable as well - teachers, students and parents! Really, REALLY like the Mon morning assemblies when the whole school gathers in the Multi to kick off the week in a positive and informative fashion. Just a top notch community all the way around! As importantly, our children are both being challenged academically and achieving at the high level we know they are capable of. Appreciate their teachers and librarian immensly! There are issues at every school and I'm sure there are some at VV but our experience overall has been incredibly positive with two very happy kids at the end of every single school day. That says more than we, as parents, ever could! :-)"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-09-15
    "My son attended Valley Vista for 1st through 6th grade. He was identified as a GATE student. Despite budget cuts and overall lack of support for the GATE program, each of my sons teachers made sure he was challenged. He was provided with the tools and support he needed, creating a foundation that enabled him to continue to thrive. Valley Vista provided art, music, and science opportunities at a young age. This is where my son discovered his gift and love of science. He loved competing in the Science Olympics each year. He is about to start his 3rd year at UC Santa Cruz and just competed and won a reasearch grant. Valley Vista was an amazing school that gave my son everything he needed to be successful. From the teaching garden to tent night, Valley Vista was full of exciting opportunities. The before & after school program is phenomenal. The kids absolutely adore Mrs. Weakley. I highly recommend this diverse school to anyone, don't be fooled by the test scores. Valley Vista will provide your child with an innovative, well rounded education."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-09-06
    "As a working parent and avid volunteer at Valley Vista Elementary I couldn't be more satisfied with my children's teachers, the staff, and our diverse community of families. I have children in both upper and lower grades. I have always been impressed with how grade level teachers work together. Children mentor one another through buddy reading programs (which my kids love). I value the diversity at Valley Vista and the feeling of "it takes a village to raise our children." Children are surrounded by caring people during the school day and in aftercare. Parents are encouraged to lend a helping hand wherever they can (in classrooms or behind the scenes) and there is an active community of inspired parents who work, but find time to be apart of the school community in the classroom or through enrichment programs, the garden, arts or community events all with the encouragement of our great Principal. I couldn't be happier. I would encourage more parents to sit in classrooms and observe the learning in action."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-09-06
    "The teachers and Principal Emily Kleinholz make this school a wonderful environment. They are truly special and I'm honored that my kids learn from them. VV has the most dedicated and enthusiastic teachers and administration - they are good to my family. My kids are very happy here and everyday they come home excited about school. I have a 4th grader and twins in kindergarten. The twins wish that kindergarten ended later in the day - that's a good thing!!! The after care at VV is stellar. Bonnie Weekly has Managed the After Care program for 25+years. Bonnie and her staff take good care of the kids and make sure the kids are having fun!"
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