• Pauba Valley Elementary School8

    Temecula, CA | Riverside County

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    January 28, 2015


    I love this school! I grew up in an area where every school was a CA Distinguished School, so I have very high expectations. The school really challenges the students and acknowledges their achievements. There are so many activities for the children and families to participate in. The PTA is awesome! They funded a brand new computer lab, and are always putting on great events for the children. The school really makes you feel like you're part of the Pauba Valley family!

    Submitted by a parent

    November 15, 2014


    Having previously lived in Virginia and Pennsylvania, I am more than a little disappointed with this school. Saying this school has a GATE program is a joke. There is no specialist, GIEPs, support system or even differentiated instruction. Instead, gifted students are encouraged to read during down time or complete work in a different book. Nobody would ever hand an ESL student a Spanish-English dictionary and call it a day. So I will never understand why this is tolerated. My son is in a class of over 30 fourth graders with no teacher's aid. The student teacher ratio is publicly listed at being 22.5:1. Thirty students is too big of a class at the high school level-it's a disgrace in the 4th grade. The drop off and dismissal here is pandemonium. Instead of the orderly drop off and pick up systems most elementary schools adhere to parents drive like maniacs. Rules aren't enforced and 600 kids are just let loose at the bell. This problem is exaserbated by the lack of school buses. I understand that this may be good school according to California standards but there is a reason California's school system ranks 39th in the nation.

    Submitted by a parent

    June 6, 2014


    Our Daughter just completed 2nd grade at Pauba. This is our first year at this school and it has not been without it's problems. Great staff and teachers, but personally feel more needs to be done to tame the drama and bullying we have experienced there. The Principle does do her best to connect with the parents and the students, but agree she could be a stronger leader. Hopefully 3rd grade will be a more peaceful year.

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    June 6, 2014


    Teacher are fantastic and dedicated to their students. There are great family oriented activities throughout the year provided by the PTA. Improved principal leadership would make this school pretty close to perfect!

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    April 22, 2014


    We moved to Temecula from Carlsbad & were lucky enough to be overflow from Luiseno. It was a such a blessing in disguise. Although Luiseno much bigger & newer there is something to be said about a smaller school & the teachers. I feel Pauba offers a more intimate learning experience for the children & I love that. The front office staff are all amazing. Trudy is a doll & school nurses are very sweet. My son has Mrs. Wells for first grade this year & we are truly blessed to have such an amazing teacher. She is so wonderful! Unfortunately I believe she will not be returning next year which is a big loss for the school. Other than that the school is great & we are proud to be Pauba Pilots!

    Submitted by a parent

    April 21, 2013


    My son is very advanced for his age and grade. He had Mrs Longrie for Kindergarten and Mrs. Drlik this year for first and they passionate about their work. They have not compromised their dedication and or standards because of budget cuts and increase in class size. I am in this school and involved and can see growth and positive changes in my son because of Mrs. Drlik. Both of his teachers have always communicated very well with us and are an example of what every teacher should be. Despite of the problems we are facing in school changes, they have never lowered their standards or compromised their great character and have always put in so much more time, energy, dedication, than what was required of them.

    Submitted by a parent

    July 29, 2010


    My 3 children beagn their academics at Pauba Valley Elementary. I can not say enough wonderful things about their staff and teachers. I had an opportunity to relocate my career but my biggest pursuader was Pauba Valley Elementary. We definitely consider them as our extended family. Our children are very responsive to their program and are currently members of the Principal Honor Roll.

    Submitted by a parent

    April 22, 2010


    Pauba Valley is always student first. The teachers and principal are fabulous!

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    April 13, 2009


    Pauba Valley has the best teachers of any elementary school. The Principal and Staff know every student and parent by name. The teachers are all extrememly caring and educated. Although I would love to move back up to Northern CA, I know I would have a very difficult time finding a school that compares to Pauba Valley.

    Submitted by a parent

    April 2, 2009


    My child loves this school and so do I. They are very big on after school activities and the teachers and staff are awesome.

    Submitted by a parent

    March 31, 2009


    Pauba Valley is the best elementary school! My son has attended PVES since 1st grade and everyone of his teachers has been excellent. He really took off academically in 4th grade with Mrs. Coward - we love her. She guided(pushed) and encouraged him.

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    March 13, 2008


    My children have attended Pauba Valley for over ten years combined. This is a great school. The school has experienced teachers and programs not found at other schools. The school is one of a kind in a great school district.

    Submitted by a parent

    March 5, 2008


    Steve Sloan is the best teacher my son has ever had! His focus on indiviudalized, tailored education using his latest computer system is such a great idea -- the kids love it -- other schools and teachers should be following Steve's great example

    Submitted by a parent

    April 2, 2007


    Pauba Valley has the best seasoned teachers in the valley with an excellent PTA! Go Pilots

    Submitted by a parent

    August 15, 2006


    Pauba Valley Elementary provided an excellent academic environment for my twin boys (just promoted to middle school). The teachers were always caring and showed considerable interest in their success. As our boys move on to middle school, we feel they are better prepared to face the challenges that lay ahead of them because they went to Pauba Valley.

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