Valentine Elementary School

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1650 Huntington Dr

San Marino, CA 91108

(626) 299-7090

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Grades: K - 5

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 594

Students Per Teacher: 17

Parent Reviews

17 Parent Reviews for Valentine Elementary School

My child has been attending this school for 2 years. The place and staff reminds me of the Stepford Wives. From what I can tell and hear from other parents, Carver is the better elementary school in San Marino. I feel like Principal Shields is the problem. She cares more about donations and fundraising. ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/18/14

The only "drawback" here is that parents are heavily encouraged to donate to the school. Supposedly the majority of the school's funding comes from private donations and not from the city or state. However it's of course not mandatory so we have so far avoided giving any donations. Our kids do get ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/18/14

When we moved to San Marino and enrolled our kids at Valentine, the change in their attitudes seemed almost immediate. Now they looked forward to school in the mornings, were beaming when we picked them up in the afternoons, and didn't make a fuss about doing their homework. They also became more creative, ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/18/14

Valentine is easily among the best elementary schools in all of California, public or private. Yes, it's also consistently one of the highest-rated with the best test scores, but what really sets the school apart is not just how well the students do in statewide standardized testing, but how well the ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/18/14

My son was there for just one year (first grade) before transferring to Carver. Great campus, great teachers (my son had the best first grader teacher), great staffs, great kids, and great parents. The only complaint I have is the current principal. I tried to set up a meeting with her at the beginning ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/07/13

It's important for people to know that the teachers at this school are outstanding. I have three daughters at this school and they are all receiving a tremendous education. The parent involvement is also excellent. Unfortunately, the school district made a bad decision in hiring the current principal. ...  Read more

Posted by a teacher on 03/31/13

the best my children don't want to leave

Posted by a parent on 09/30/09

It's an awesome school! I know it because I went there. The Principal, Dr.Schreiber is cool! We have many events and field trips. We also have cool teachers and play equipment. THIS IS THE BEST EVER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL! P.S. It is right next to Huntington Middle School.

Posted by a other on 06/14/09

Community support of schools is impressive. San Marino privately donates >$1 million annually to make up shortfalls in state funding. The city consistently passes ballot measures that raise additional property tax earmarked for education. All the parents I know volunteer through PTA. In 2 months, the ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/01/07

very good education at valentine elementary school. teachers are wonderful. valentine is the best elementary school in San Marino.

Posted by a former student on 09/21/06

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Test scores for Valentine Elementary School

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Test Year: 2012
Valentine Elementary School
San Marino 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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San Marino schools — Valentine Elementary School is located at 1650 Huntington Dr, San Marino CA 91108. 1650 Huntington Dr is in the 91108 ZIP code in San Marino, CA The school district for Valentine Elementary School is the San Marino Unified School District. Valentine Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 5.
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