Award Year: 2020

Pauba Valley Elementary School

33125 Regina Drive
Temecula, CA, 92592-1473

(951) 302-5140

Mrs. Shelley Maxwell, Principal at time of Nomination

Temecula Valley Unified School District

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All Pauba Valley students will become responsible, respectful, life-long learners through rigorous instruction in a safe learning environment, in order to reach their highest potential.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 3%
  • White: 33%
  • Hispanic: 38%
  • Asian: 12%
  • Native American: 1%
  • Two or more races: 12%
Showing our school spirit! Wear green day at Pauba Valley!

Showing our school spirit! Wear green day at Pauba Valley!

Pauba Valley Elementary is a neighborhood school in Temecula, CA with a diverse learning community of nearly 600 students including English Language Learners and students with special needs. At Pauba we make it a priority to create a school culture that engages, motivates, and inspires students to work hard and reach their potential. Our success is based on developing personal relationships with every student and family. Decision making is based on the belief that students thrive academically when their social, emotional, and physical needs are met and when schools value the unique needs of each child. Pauba Valley has a high level of family engagement through strong partnerships with the PTA as well as the implementation of the WATCH D.O.G.S. program to provide positive male role models on campus.

Grade level and vertical articulation has had a major impact on closing the achievement gap and overall success of our students. Teachers work in Professional Learning Communities weekly and plan standards based units, administer common assessments, analyze data for strengths/weaknesses, and discuss instructional strategies for future lessons. First instruction, intervention and building capacity among teachers has been strengthened due to the ongoing collaboration among all staff members. Through differentiated instruction and flexible grouping, teachers meet the needs of each student and provide targeted instruction in a small group setting to ensure student success. Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) include proactive strategies for defining, teaching, and supporting appropriate student behaviors to create a positive school environment.