ABOUT VALLEY VIEW ELEMENTARY
This urban-rural community is located in the Antelope Valley approximately 90 miles northeast of Los Angeles. The community is a very diverse one. Many of the area residents are upwardly mobile, employed in a wide variety of professions including aircraft construction and testing, space exploration and related skill areas, agriculture, transportation and allied people services. Numerous residents commute to the greater Los Angeles area for employment. Edwards Air Force Base, Boeing, Lockheed Aircraft Company are within close proximity. However, in many areas of the community substantial numbers of families find it difficult to subsist without some sort of public assistance. Many of these wage earners are laborers or seasonal workers, earning less than minimum wage. Finding ways to effectively address the needs of such diversity is just one of the many challenges that the schools of the District must address.
Founded in 1959, Valley View currently serves 760 students in grades Transitional Kindergarten through Sixth.
Our diverse student population is served through several specialized programs including: School Improvement, Title 1, English Language Learners, GATE and Special Education. Special Education services include Speech and Language, Resource Specialist Program, Four Special Day Classes. Two of the Special Day Classes serves all district students grades K-6 experiencing extreme emotional and/or behavioral difficulties which are impacting their ability to access the curriculum.
In June of 2010 Valley View was awarded the California Distinguished School Award.
The instructional day lasts from 7:45 a.m. to 1:50 p.m. for Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade and from 7:40 a.m. to 1:55 p.m. for 4th , 5th and 6th grade. After school care is provided from 1:50 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. through the City of Lancaster’s Valley View Enrichment program.