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Valley Arts & Science Academy (Vasa)

Preschool | Grades K-6 | Fresno Unified
735 North Glenn Ave
Fresno, CA 93728
(559) 497-8272

About This School

Valley Arts & Science Academy (Vasa) is located in Fresno, CA and is one of 75 elementary schools in Fresno Unified School District. It is a charter school that serves 275 students in grades K-6.

Charter schools are public schools, but differ from traditional public schools in that they are independent and are operated by educators, parents, community leaders, educational entrepreneurs, or others. Funding for charter schools is based on designated local or state educational organizations. Those organizations are responsible for monitoring and assessing the quality and effectiveness of education, but permit the schools to operate outside of the traditional public school education system. See Valley Arts & Science Academy (Vasa)'s test results to learn more about school performance.

A school's Academic Performance Index (API) is a scale that ranges from 200 to 1000 and is calculated from the school's performance in the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program. The state has set 800 as the API target for all schools to meet.

Valley Arts & Science Academy (Vasa) had an API growth score of 677 in 2012. California uses the Academic Performance Index (API) to measure annual school performance and year-to-year improvement. Valley Arts & Science Academy (Vasa)'s 2012 base score was 667 and the school did meet its 2012 school-wide growth target.

In 2010, Valley Arts & Science Academy (Vasa) had 18 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The California average is 24 students per full-time equivalent teacher.

Student Ethnicity (2011)

Students (2011)


Students Per Teacher (2010)

Female/Male (2011)

48% 52%

Subsidized Lunch (2011)


District Spending (2010)

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Valley Arts & Science Academy (Vasa) Reviews

By a Parent on

What success of the students? Does anyone do their research! They are doing worse than the public schools. You can find and compare test scores on sites like greater, vasa scored a 2/10

By a Parent on

This is not a school that teaches to the test.  It is a school whose very emphasis is in the arts and sciences - something that schools today are dropping due to state budget constraints.  Although young and limited in campus size, what makes this a gem amongst the myriad of Fresno Unified Elementary Schools is it's innovative teaching approach, leadership and staff attentiveness to it's student body.  I chose this school for my child over a private academically oriented school accross town.  Our choice still stands.  The quality of a school is expressed in the success of it's students.

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