About This School
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.
Nicolas Valley Elementary School had an API growth score of 893 in 2012. California uses the Academic Performance Index (API) to measure annual school performance and year-to-year improvement. Nicolas Valley Elementary School's 2012 base score was 894, however the school did meet its 2012 school-wide growth target.
In 2010, Nicolas Valley Elementary School had 20 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The California average is 24 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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Nicolas Valley Elementary School Reviews
The caliber of staff, from teachers, to Principal, to enrichment teachers is amazing. Such a rich leaning environment with very dedicated and involved parents. The PTA is strong and has a clear vision for the type of school this is. Arts programs and music programs have been implemented by the gracious contribution of the PTA. The Principal is easy to speak with and assessable. I really am impressed with this school. And believe me, there are a few school I have had my kids enrolled in which are despicable places or at least that was my experience with them.
This is my childs second year at NVES and he loves it and so do I. Its been wonderful so far, hope it stays this way!
Our child has been attending NVE this school year and I think the communication between myself and the staff has been very good. When she first started at NVE it was a little challenging but now that her teacher and I are on the same page I get weekly emails on progress and behavior. This has really helped solidify of our child's progress this school year. We really enjoy the school events and try our best to participate whenever possible. I am very impressed with the staff that I have had to work with so far this year and feel very strongly that they are there to do what is best for our children. Keep up the good work, we do really appreciate it!
I wish NVES had given more attention to Parent's needs and concerns for their children over all accademc progress in school , and also ( concerning some Teachers) I wish some of their Techers could have had an OPEN /FREINDLY line of communication line between parent and Techer and then involve the child ( if necessary and age/grade appropiate)
just a bit disappointed for now , that's all . Hoping and praying it gets better with time.