32 Parent Reviews for Mission Valley Elementary School
I like the basketball, school orchestra, school band programs that are available to all 4th graders. This makes the schooling fun for kids.
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Posted by a parent on 11/05/13
Office Clerks are one of the worst I've ever seen. Rude, sarcastic, condescending, terrible attitude. The school itself has some good teachers and some mediocre teachers. My kid were fortunate to have had good teachers. Main reason for the high scores is because Parents with high interest in academics
... Read more flock to this location. Again, be aware of the office clerks. 4 Stars for the school 1 star for the front office. Read less
Posted by a parent on 06/15/13
There are a number of problems at this school. Many of the good reviews are by home-owners trying to prop up their home values. A number of teachers at this school have been around for a long time and are very lazy. They will not go even one tiny bit over the required curricula - because that will be
... Read more "extra work". They can afford to be lazy because the asian students (the major component of this school), learn lot more from "coaching" type classes outside of school. Take out the asian students out and you will find the "true score" for this school - Caucasians, Latino's and other races - that typically don't have a culture of after school coaching, all do rather miserably at this school. Many of the incoming kids at the school, already know stuff that is going to be taught to them in class. These kids pretty much get taught nothing by the teacher - in a class of say 30 students - if 15 of them already know what is to be taught for the next 6 months, the teacher effectively now only needs to teach 15 - since 15 of them already know their p's and q's. The teachers absolutely don't do anythng to involve the 15 who are ahead and bored. Reached word limit - so can't tell you more.. Read less
Posted by a parent on 04/24/13
My kids used to go here. Horrible, horrible, horrible front office, attendance clerk always rude. Why can't she get a write-up?
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Posted by a other on 05/12/12
Mission Valley is one of the most truly caring places for children to learn. The teacher enjoy teaching and want your child to get the best education possible. Yes there is a write up system but it has taught my children to be responsible and do all of their homework. I have had may childcare children
... Read more also attend Mission Valley and we all agree that it is a wonderful place to learn. Most of the complaints come from parents who want to control the teachers instead of letting them do their jobs. It has been a excellant choice for my children. Read less
Posted by a parent on 05/02/11
If you enjoy fighting with administrators and staff, then this is the school for you.
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Posted by a parent on 09/28/10
We left Mission Valley for a number of reasons. 1) The write up system causes stress and headaches. 2) Some teachers were more negative than positive. 3) A teacher said to see the principal and the principal said to see the teacher. 4) Others schools do not have the write up system.
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Posted by a parent on 10/19/09
I'm bemused by the parental obsession with standardized test scores. The tests are a poor, inefficient way to measure learning, intelligence and thinking. Thankfully, Mission Valley teachers, for the most part, don't focus on this pedestrian, rote-type learning. They are creative, dedicated and devoted
... Read more to the children. They encourage the kids to be creative, innovative learners as well. I only hope those insecure parents who focus on test scores and want trophy children don't ruin this treasure of a school. Already, we see changes in approach by some teachers. And yes, people, your kids don't need extra homework. They need to have actual childhoods and to become well-rounded, thinking people. You are not raising little robots. Quit asking the teachers for extra homework and actually participate in educating your children to think. Read less
Posted by a parent on 09/26/08
Yes, the write-ups can be infuriating, but my child has never gotten any that were distributed to her because of a few microscopic accidents. The teachers are terrific, but the children need themselves need to be more focused, and the parents slightly more encouraging.
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Posted by a parent on 09/25/07
One of the reason the Mission Valley is going down in the test that they are spending less time in teaching and more in admin. As usual teachers start the academic year at a snail speed and then in the last quarter of the year they will over burden the students and parents with too many home work and
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School Profile for Mission Valley Elementary School
CST* Test Scores
Test Year: 2012
Mission Valley Elementary School
Fremont Unified School District
* 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.
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creative and productive thinking, the ability to produce new ideas;
leadership ability, the ability to direct individuals or groups to a common decision or action;
visual and performing arts, special talents in visual art, music, dance, drama, or other related studies;
psychomotor ability, such as practical, spatial, mechanical, and physical skills.
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Special Education Classes
A school or program within a school that provides services and training to students with moderate to severe mental and/or physical disabilities.
Adult Education Classes
Programs offering GED or equivalent courses for adults within regular schools, whether classes are held during evening or daytime schedules.
English as Second Language
English language classes for students whose first language is not English.
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Fremont schools — Mission Valley Elementary School is located at 41700 Denise St, Fremont CA 94539. 41700 Denise St is in the 94539 ZIP code in Fremont, CA The school district for Mission Valley Elementary School is the Fremont Unified School District. Mission Valley Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 6.
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