44 out of 10GreatSchools

Valley Vista Elementary School

Petaluma, CA
  • Public
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  • Grades K-6
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  • Enrollment: 288


Valley Vista Elementary School
730 North Webster Street
Petaluma, CA 94952
(707) 778-4762
Valley Vista Elementary School is located in Petaluma, CA and serves grades K-6.It received a GreatSchool rating of 4 out of 10
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Student Diversity



Native American
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Reviews11 Reviews

Amazing neighborhood school. After school enrichment, multi-cultural activities, Spanish, art, STEM...don't believe the low score on this site. A school with a third of ESL students will not score the highest on tests. What it will do is teach your kids two languages, to embrace diversity and other cultures, and that test scores only matter to funding, not children. There is nothing bad about this school, tour and see for yourself.
I love Valley Vista. My son went there back in the 90's and my daughter is there now. Valley Vista is a diverse school with amazing staff that treat each child individually. There is a lot of focus on science as well as multiple opportunities for various enrichment programs. The before and after school childcare is amazing and affordable. Children that graduate from Valley Vista are well prepared to move on to Junior High, both academically and socially. Mine ended up graduating Summa Cum Laude from a California UC with a degree in the Sciences, and that all started because of the opportunities & encouragement to participate in Science at Valley Vista.
We love Valley Vista! We love how diverse the student body is and how that gives our son a broader cultural experience. They do a great job of focusing on the whole student and not just the test scores. They have art classes and dance classes and PE and this amazing garden that sits right at the heart of the school that all the kids get to work in all through the year. And the on-site pre & post-school child care is very convenient and affordable. Our son is very happy to go to school every day, and our 4 year old cannot wait to go there too. He regularly asks when he'll get to go to school with his older brother because he hears about all the fun things he gets to do and he wants to do them too. :-)
Valley Vista Elementary is a great school. I have three students in Valley Vista currently and we are on year four at the school. I really appreciate that PTA pays for school supplies at the beginning of the year and gives each teacher a budget to supplement their classroom's learning. I love the new transition to IB (international baccalaureate) which makes Spanish a part of the curriculum and uses a more holistic approach to teaching than when I grew up. The teachers are involved in the community building events. They theme classroom learning around being a global citizen. The student population is not homogeneous and is teaching my children how to work with people from other cultural backgrounds. The school is better preparing them for real life.
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