Monte Vista Elementary School

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730 N Hope Ave

Santa Barbara, CA 93110

(805) 687-5333

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Grades: K - 6

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 353

Students Per Teacher: 18

Parent Reviews

8 Parent Reviews for Monte Vista Elementary School

We came from private school and are very pleased with Monte Vista. The teachers we have had are excellent and have decades of experience. There is a core group of skilled parents who make up a strong PTA. The student body is very diverse both economically and in background. In my son's class we had ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/01/11

My child has attended this school for kindergarten and we could not be happier. His teacher was wonderful; caring and engaging. The kids attend art, music, computer lab and p.e. one time per week, which is funded by the very active p.t.a. Parent participation is excellent, with at least two to three ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/23/10

Monte Vista is a wonderful elementary school. We considered sending our boys to some of the areas high-end private schools but everyone told us how lucky we were to live in the hope school district and to give Monte Vista a shot. I m a college professor and I continue to be impressed with the curriculum ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/26/10

My children attended this school for many years. Most of the teachers my kids had were excellent. We are now in the Goleta school district. Honestly, I think Monte Vista is over rated. Seems to be too focused on test scores.

Posted by a parent on 11/11/09

It's such an awesome school and community - feels almost like a private school!

Posted by a parent on 09/16/09

This school feels intimate, like a neighborhood school where everyone knows your kids. Excellent teachers, rigorous curriculum. Very, very involved parent group. The graduates of this school are the best & brightest when they go on to Jr. High.

Posted by a parent on 02/20/07

I have a third grader and a Kindergardner, so I have been involved with the school for four years and I love it. My children are learning. They are engaged and encouraged. Their teachers have all been wonderful. The reading and library is great. The encouragement to write is fantastic. Math and ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/10/06

Great academics, but very focused on test scores. Not enough attention to social/counseling component. Parent input drives school content/activities, not always the best thing for a school.

Posted by a parent on 03/07/05

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Test scores for Monte Vista Elementary School

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Test Year: 2012
Monte Vista Elementary School
Hope 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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Santa Barbara schools — Monte Vista Elementary School is located at 730 N Hope Ave, Santa Barbara CA 93110. 730 N Hope Ave is in the 93110 ZIP code in Santa Barbara, CA The school district for Monte Vista Elementary School is the Hope Elementary School District. Monte Vista Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 6.
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