Dear Hidden Valley Elementary families,
Hidden Valley is a traditional neighborhood school with students and
staff who are wonderfully diverse. Our school has been open for more
than half a century – 54 years – and we are committed to excellence and
student achievement. Our goal is to empower our school community so
that our students exceed as learners, excel as leaders and embrace their
role as life-long learners, so we can own our future and make the world
a better place.
At our school, we are building each year on our long history, setting
higher goals for ourselves and the students of Hidden Valley. Our
curriculum is standards-based and we analyze assessment data to drive
instruction. We supplement academic programs with the Greater
Enrichment Program that provides extracurricular activities after school
for more than 100 students. Project Cares also provides after-school
enrichment and tutors for more than 60 students. To meet individual
needs, our school has a Talent Development teacher and we also provide
Exceptional Children services. More than half of our students speak a
language other than English at home and we have six English as a Second
Language teachers on our staff. I invite you to participate in our
school community as often as you can. Please remember to register as a
CMS volunteer. All volunteers must register each year and select Hidden
Valley Elementary as the site. Please also remember to bring your ID to
sign in upon entering the school as we are working diligently to keep
our school safe.
Hidden Valley has made steady gains across the board in each of the
past three years. Our students’ composite scores on state tests
increased to 47 percent proficient, up from 38 percent three years ago.
The percentage of our students who are on track for college and career
readiness has also increased, rising to 38 percent from 27 percent. Our
school has been removed from the state’s list of low-performing schools.
We received a grade of C from the state for the 2018-2019 year.
Daniel Gray, Principal
Hidden Valley Elementary