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Valley Intermediate School

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4 stars

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Posted October 6, 2013

Valley Intermediate School appears to be an excellent school. This is my first year to be associated with this school, but I have heard many excellent comments from others regarding teachers and faculty, curriculum and administration. The few times I have been in the school, the staff was very courteous and willing to answer any questions I had. The teachers with whom I have spoken were very friendly and interested in the students and their well-being. I look forward to the rest of this year and the remaining two years of being associated with Valley Intermediate and also look forward to being involved in any way that would be helpful to the school.


Posted August 12, 2011

I am the one who wrote the comments below, unsatisfied with Valley Intermediate. My child finished the school year out and I have had a change of heart with Valley. I believe I was uninformed about alot of things I wrote about, therefore I had an opinion that was not truly justified. I ended up LOVING the school. I inquired about my concerns and am happy to say I was able to very contently lay them to rest. I started spending more time volunteering at school and I saw great things that I previously was unaware of. I really DO love Valley Elementary - my child did learn alot of things and was challenged.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2011

I love the teachers at Valley Iintermediate School, but I am VERY unhappy with the curriculum. VIS do not give spelling tests to any class. And my child does not have homework - except to read anything for 20 minutes each night. And I'm not sure if that is even checked. My child is not challenged at all. In 3rd grade my child does subtraction problems. My child hasn't had a project to do, either. My child is not developing any study habits because my child has nothing to study. Is it so important that a school not fail the "No Child left behind" program that our children are not learning to their full potential? Other than the curriculum, I like the school, teachers and staff. It is a very nice and clean school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2009

My son is in third grade at VIS and he loves it! His teacher Mrs. Carey is wonderful. She cares about her students, and it shines through in everything she does. She really tries to make learning fun for her students. He is also in the GRC (gifted resources class) and enjoys it. My only real complaint about our school district is that the school district needs to be divided. It can take more than a 1/2 hour to drive to the school in the am and the bus comes at 6:30 am! Very early for K-5.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2009

They are one of the top schools in the country! they are great!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 27, 2009

The school is awesome. The teachers are great in 3rd/4th/5th/ grades. Highly recommand Ms Kettel.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2006

My child attended vally elem.and valley, but we now reside in jacksonville fl. and I must say I miss pelham schools. My son was always an honor roll student until we moved here. I'm so dissapointed in the school system here. I feel that the teachers at valley really focused academics and they made school interesting and exciting. My son hasn't been on honor roll since we moved here in 2004. The schools here only focus on the FCAT which is a standardised test given to the students each year to determine what level your child is perfoming on and what level the school is performing on, which may sound like a good thing, but thats all they seem to focus on all through the year. Instead of good old fashion learning which is better than just teaching the kids only what will appear on a test. Valley we miss you!
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2012.

235 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

235 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
88%

2009

 
 
88%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 85% in 2012.

216 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

216 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
92%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 91% in 2012.

289 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
86%

2009

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 89% in 2012.

287 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
90%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Math

All Students94%
Female96%
Male92%
Black92%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White99%
Free lunch eligible91%
Reduced lunch eligible88%
Special education80%
General population95%
English language learners81%
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Poverty91%
Non-poverty97%

Reading

All Students87%
Female94%
Male82%
Black85%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic76%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Free lunch eligible75%
Reduced lunch eligible81%
Special education47%
General population90%
English language learners65%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant87%
Poverty76%
Non-poverty98%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Math

All Students93%
Female90%
Male95%
Black88%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic88%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White95%
Free lunch eligible88%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education75%
General population94%
English language learners79%
Proficient in English95%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant93%
Poverty86%
Non-poverty97%

Reading

All Students91%
Female92%
Male90%
Black94%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White93%
Free lunch eligible82%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Special education42%
General population94%
English language learners72%
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant91%
Poverty83%
Non-poverty95%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Math

All Students98%
Female100%
Male95%
Black93%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic98%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White98%
Free lunch eligible96%
Reduced lunch eligible86%
Special education75%
General population99%
English language learners93%
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant98%
Poverty95%
Non-poverty99%

Reading

All Students94%
Female95%
Male93%
Black90%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic89%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White97%
Free lunch eligible88%
Reduced lunch eligible79%
Special education58%
General population95%
English language learners64%
Proficient in English97%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant94%
Poverty87%
Non-poverty98%
Scale: % level 3 or 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama Reading and Mathematics Test (ARMT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math. The ARMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Science

The state average for Science was 80% in 2012.

289 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
82%
Scale: % level 3 or level 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama Science Assessment (ASA) to test students in grades 5 and 7 in science. The ASA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficiency level 3.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

Science

All Students83%
Female82%
Male84%
Black80%
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic74%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White90%
Free lunch eligible70%
Reduced lunch eligible79%
Special education42%
General population85%
English language learners33%
Proficient in English89%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant83%
Poverty71%
Non-poverty92%
Scale: % level 3 or level 4

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama Science Assessment (ASA) to test students in grades 5 and 7 in science. The ASA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficiency level 3.

The different student groups are identified by the Alabama Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alabama Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 57% 58%
Hispanic 29% 5%
Black 10% 34%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Two or more races 2% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 44%N/A56%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2200 Hwy 33
Pelham, AL 35124
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Phone: (205) 682-5530

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