Burton Valley Elementary School

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561 Merriewood Dr

Lafayette, CA 94549

(925) 927-3550

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Grades: K - 5

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 755

Students Per Teacher: 24

Parent Reviews

21 Parent Reviews for Burton Valley Elementary School

Dont waste your money. We chose our home specifically so our children could go to Burton Valley. After 5 years we had had enough. The teachers are mediocre at best. The classes are often inundated with children that the teachers cannot handle, who distract their peers from learning. The families ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/09/14

As many do, we bought our home in part, because it was in this school district. I expected to love the school. Kindergarten was a big disappointment with teachers that were " phoning it in". In fact, one even told me "TGIF" as she turned away from, rather than deal with, two students physically fighting. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/07/14

This school is very fun and well. We have many fun field trips, lots of ways to do fun math, writing, and other subjects. Burton Valley also have a very strict rule about NO PEANUTS OR TREE NUTS, or other nuts. Burton Valley's food is not bad, yet not very good. We have break and lunch, have a great ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 04/13/14

Don't go here if you have a bright child. They don't "believe in" acceleration. Your child will have the opportunity to top out at average, nothing more. After many discussions with my daughter's teacher, getting absolutely nowhere, with her reading scores actually declining from where they were at her ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/09/14

Great teachers from K to 5th. Lots of fun fieldtrips, and a very happy atmosphere. One added perk: kids from Burton do much better as they move to Stanley Middle School because they've been able to make more friends in various classes vs. those from smaller schools.

Posted by a parent on 05/02/13

Having recently moved from an area where my children attended private schools, Burton Valley is our first public school experience. I am so impressed with the quality of our Kinder Garden classrooms and the parent involvement is outstanding. My son's class is diverse in culture and Mrs. Reed and Mrs. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/01/13

Whether or ot a school is "great" depends vastly on who you ask. Most parents at BVE that are from "around here" and have know only BVE or other California public schools will tell you they love the school. However, if you ask people who have had their kids in public schools in other states, you will ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/07/12

I've been a BVE parent for 8 years (3 kids) and ours is a multi-cultural, hispanic family. I was sad to see comments that the community is not diverse, one poster even calling their neighbors "stepford wives". Get involved in one of the many fun school events or step inside a classroom, and you'll ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/29/11

I had to second your comments to "I'm an incoming parent." I loved your description of the "caravan of suv's." Completely true! I've had kids at Burton Valley for more than 5 years and while I think well of the school the fact is that the earlier posting referring to residents as "stepford wives" ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/24/10

To "I'm an incoming parent in the Fall of 2010 "....you clearly have a lot to learn and since you have not yet been here long enough, perhaps you should wait before making such sweeping generalizations. There is not an ever-increasing non-white community here. Children who are different in race and ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/16/10

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Test scores for Burton Valley Elementary School

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Test Year: 2012
Burton Valley Elementary School
Lafayette Elementary 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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Lafayette schools — Burton Valley Elementary School is located at 561 Merriewood Dr, Lafayette CA 94549. 561 Merriewood Dr is in the 94549 ZIP code in Lafayette, CA The school district for Burton Valley Elementary School is the Lafayette Elementary School District. Burton Valley Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 5.
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