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Our School

Mission Valley Elementary serves over 750 students. In spite of our large student population, we make certain that each of our students is provided with individual attention, develops socially and academically, and never feels lost in the shuffle.

Our staff, parents, and students all work together to support learning and growth at all grade levels. Having grades K-6 in our school presents multiple opportunities for our younger students to have positive role models and for our older students to shine as mentors.


Our school utilizes technology in many ways. We recognize that in addition to teaching the traditional 3 R’s (reading, writing, and arithmetic), our students also must develop 21st century skills such as critical thinking, creativity, communication, and collaboration.

We use our computer pods, tablets, laptops, interactive boards, projectors, and even smart phones as tools and resources to assist our students in their growth. We also use various software that aligns with our curriculum and textbooks. We embrace technology as instrumental in our students’ learning. It engages our students from K-6 (and our staff, too!).

School-Parent-Student Compact

Our students, parents, and staff have our ducks in a row! In order to make sure that we are all working together and know what our responsibilities are, our students, staff, and parents sign a compact each year. Our compact is a reminder of the importance of working together and remaining consistent throughout the school year.

Our students pledge to display some important behaviors, such as demonstrating respect and doing their best on their school work. Our staff echoes those promises with a focus on communication and providing classrooms that are conducive to learning. Our parents pledge to be involved and active in their child’s education. When each of us does his and her part, we set the stage for a productive and fun-filled year.

M.V. Parent Compact 

M.V. Spanish Parent Compact

School Mission

Mission Valley Elementary Schools is a place where:

  • It’s safe and enjoyable for all kids to learn
  • High expectations are set for student learning and behavior
  • Strong instructional strategies meet the needs of all students
  • Instruction is standards based
  • Varied technology opportunities are available for staff and students
  • District adopted materials and programs are implemented
  • Grade level teams plan and work together
  • Parents and teachers work together to help students achieve

Physical Education Instructional Time

The adopted course of study for grades 1 to 6, inclusive, shall include instruction, beginning in grade 1 and continuing through grade 6, in physical education, with emphasis upon the physical activities for the pupils that may be conducive to health and vigor of body and mind, for a total period of time of not less than 200 minutes each ten schooldays, exclusive of recesses and the lunch period. (Ed. Code 51210 (a)(7)) You may review our P.E. instructional time as well as our P.E. instructional schedule for more information.

If you have questions regarding physical education minutes, you should first contact your child’s teacher or principal. If you are not satisfied with the site level response, please contact: 

Assistant Superintendent of Personnel
600 N. Cherry
Tulare, CA 93274
(559) 685-7200
You can submit any complaints regarding the number of P.E. minutes provided for your child using the uniform complaint procedures form, which is available in English and Español and is also available in the district office located at 600 N. Cherry, Tulare, California 93274.

Fast Facts

Motto: Mission Valley: Where the success of our kids is our “mission!”
Grades served: K-6
Mascot: Whisker the Wildcat
Enrollment: 813