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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 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
87%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 75% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
70%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 64% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
75%
Science

The state average for Science was 66% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
56%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
46%

2010

 
 
44%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Special Education with Accomodationn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 Students45%
Female40%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English48%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant48%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students71%
Female82%
Male62%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant70%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students63%
Female73%
Male54%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Not economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities69%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant61%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students46%
Female45%
Male46%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities56%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English48%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant48%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
78%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 72% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
47%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alaska used the High School Graduation Qualifying Examination (HSGQE) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing and math. In some cases students may repeat the test during grades 11 or 12. 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 35% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
<=40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 56% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
>=80%

2010

 
 
<=40%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 49% in 2013.

13 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
47%

2010

 
 
>=75%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alaska used the High School Graduation Qualifying Examination (HSGQE) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing and math. In some cases students may repeat the test during grades 11 or 12. 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 36% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 52% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 50% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alaska used the High School Graduation Qualifying Examination (HSGQE) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing and math. In some cases students may repeat the test during grades 11 or 12. 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 Students55%
Female50%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities73%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English57%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant52%

Reading

All Students75%
Female>=80%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged>=80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities>=80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant74%

Writing

All Students42%
Female45%
Male38%
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White50%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities56%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English43%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant43%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alaska used the High School Graduation Qualifying Examination (HSGQE) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing and math. In some cases students may repeat the test during grades 11 or 12. 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
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a

Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a

Writing

All Students69%
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White70%
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English69%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant67%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alaska used the High School Graduation Qualifying Examination (HSGQE) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing and math. In some cases students may repeat the test during grades 11 or 12. 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
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a

Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a

Writing

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

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Alaska used the High School Graduation Qualifying Examination (HSGQE) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing and math. In some cases students may repeat the test during grades 11 or 12. 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 69% 51%
American Indian/Alaska Native 24% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 6%
Black 2% 4%
Hispanic 2% 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Two or more races 0% 8%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 47%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Palmer, AK 99645
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