66 out of 10GreatSchools

Van Buren Elementary School

Placentia, CA
  • Public
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  • Grades K-6
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  • Enrollment: 698


Van Buren Elementary School
1245 North Van Buren Street
Placentia, CA 92870
(714) 986-7100
Van Buren Elementary School is located in Placentia, CA and serves grades K-6.It received a GreatSchool rating of 6 out of 10
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Reviews10 Reviews

The principal is a say anything do nothing principal. Class sizes are too big and overwhelm the teachers. The teachers seem to be good and care about their classes, but it is difficult to manage classes when there are 32+ kids. Each class should have a maximum of 26-28 kids
My son just completed Preppy K and has learned so much. He is more then ready for Kindergarten. The program is amazing and the teachers are even better. We had Mrs. Gomez for the year and I volunteered through out the year. She was so good with the children and has so much patients and love for them. I highly recommend her and will be putting my daughter in their program too! Danielle Floriano
Old buildings, a principle that doesn't seem to get it, outdated playgrounds and cafeteria.....sorry school
My children attend VBE. Our best years have been K,1, and 3. All of the students participated in stage performances. All teachers were professional, kind, and understanding. Second grade for one of my kids was difficult because of an inflexible teacher, but I was spared her the next year. The new principal was very understanding and helpful with placement. Fourth grade has been a very challenging year. With NO good options for placement, I tried to transfer schools. This year, my child was saddled with worksheets, no instruction, and learned how to knit. I will not be able to have another year like this year. I would hate to let two bad experiences sway my opinion of Van Buren. Teachers here truly care about education and participate in extra curricular activities such as the talent show and family nights. Next year, a sixth grade science camp is starting. A new recycling program began this year to teach the importance of recycling and raise funds run by one teacher. A new garden was planted this year by all grade levels. Thank you Van Buren staff for making this a school that I am glad to have my children attend.
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