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Valley Pathways

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Posted June 30, 2013

I attended Valley Pathways my Junior year. That place is a joke. It is the last stop for most minors before jail or pregnancy so that's good I guess. This is not a school to send your kid if you care about them. They will not receive a decent education, not at the teachers fault but at the fault of all the kids they [the teachers] try to bring up from a 5th grade level. If you have any amount of intelligence you will be bored. I got A's by just showing up and turning in homework. I went back and graduated from Colony. As much as I hated the rich snobby kids, it was better than constantly saying no I don't want to get high or ditch at lunch. Oh and I actually learned something there.


Posted September 11, 2010

I am more involved in school than I have ever been before. I am exstremly anti-social, and there I feel like I atleast have a chance to make friends, and be accepted. I also dont feel so trapped by the school work, yea it's hard to keep up, but I dont get so stressed about it being late that I completly cave in on myself. I also dont feel so intimidated by the teachers, I can actualy go up and ask for help, which in any other school I couldn't do. I love the teachers, I love the programs, I LOVE THE SCHOOL!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 5, 2006

I believe Valley Pathways is a great place, so high school kids like me can have the advantage of independant working, more learning experience with the teachers, and you can with hold a job as well. As a former student of Valley Pathways I would highly recommend this school. Not only does this school have great teachers, the students are welcoming most of them are alwasy up for a challenge. Thast is just my personal view of the school. What you think is your opinion. Mine will never change.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 6, 2006

Valley Pathways has given my son a chance to be able to get his diploma and enter life prepared for the real world. Thank You, Ray.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2005

I think Valley Pathways is a great opportunity for students who dont suceed in high school. It not only provides the individual teacher - student realationship, it also allows students to become more independent by getting jobs. I think this school is wonderful and a great help.
—Submitted by a student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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 60% in 2011.

15 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
46%

2009

 
 
<=20%

2008

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2011.

15 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
71%

2008

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2011.

15 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
35%

2008

 
 
67%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2011.

47 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
58%

2009

 
 
45%

2008

 
 
35%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2011.

45 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
75%

2009

 
 
82%

2008

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2011.

47 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
56%

2009

 
 
29%

2008

 
 
55%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 73% in 2011.

46 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
44%

2009

 
 
71%

2008

 
 
73%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

All Students27%
Female<=40%
Male30%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White<=20%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged<=25%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students53%
Female>=60%
Male40%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged56%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities55%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students47%
Female>=60%
Male<=20%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged44%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities55%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

All Students36%
Female44%
Male29%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American33%
White40%
Economically disadvantaged39%
Not economically disadvantaged33%
Students with disabilities<=40%
Students without disabilities40%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students56%
Female71%
Male42%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American44%
White61%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilities<=40%
Students without disabilities66%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students47%
Female41%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American<=25%
White53%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged45%
Students with disabilities<=40%
Students without disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students46%
Female64%
Male29%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American44%
White50%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged48%
Students with disabilities<=40%
Students without disabilities51%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Alaska used the Standards Based Assessment (SBA) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, math and writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in science. The SBA is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alaska. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2011.

47 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
72%

2009

 
 
66%

2008

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2011.

45 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
78%

2009

 
 
84%

2008

 
 
83%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2011.

46 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
47%

2009

 
 
76%

2008

 
 
80%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Alaska used the High School Graduation Qualifying Examination (HSGQE) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing and math. The HSGQE is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Alaska. The HSGQE is a high school graduation requirement. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 38% in 2011.

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
<=40%

2009

 
 
29%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2011.

17 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
>=80%

2010

 
 
<=40%

2009

 
 
>=80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 52% in 2011.

18 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
>=75%

2009

 
 
47%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Alaska used the High School Graduation Qualifying Examination (HSGQE) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing and math. The HSGQE is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Alaska. The HSGQE is a high school graduation requirement. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 32% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 46% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a

2009

 
 
50%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Alaska used the High School Graduation Qualifying Examination (HSGQE) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing and math. The HSGQE is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Alaska. The HSGQE is a high school graduation requirement. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

All Students57%
Female57%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White60%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities43%
Students without disabilities60%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students64%
Female86%
Male46%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilities<=40%
Students without disabilities71%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students39%
Female59%
Male21%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White47%
Economically disadvantaged40%
Not economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities<=40%
Students without disabilities44%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Alaska used the High School Graduation Qualifying Examination (HSGQE) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing and math. The HSGQE is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Alaska. The HSGQE is a high school graduation requirement. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

All Students44%
Female44%
Male44%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White36%
Economically disadvantaged<=40%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities47%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students>=80%
Femalen/a
Male>=75%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White>=75%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged>=60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities>=75%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students47%
Femalen/a
Male46%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White46%
Economically disadvantaged<=25%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities50%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Alaska used the High School Graduation Qualifying Examination (HSGQE) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing and math. The HSGQE is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Alaska. The HSGQE is a high school graduation requirement. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

Math

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2010-2011 Alaska used the High School Graduation Qualifying Examination (HSGQE) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing and math. The HSGQE is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Alaska. The HSGQE is a high school graduation requirement. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Alaska Department of Education and Early Development. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Alaska Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 73% 52%
American Indian/Alaska Native 18% 23%
Hispanic 4% 6%
Black 3% 4%
Two or more races 2% 7%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Asian 0% 6%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 43%N/A38%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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Palmer, AK 99645
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