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Valley Union High School

Public | 9-12 | 135 students

 

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Posted July 29, 2007

Interesting that one person claims its a schools fault for their lack of success in life. There have been many from VUHS who have gone on to work for fortune 500 and 100 companies. These students attribute their success to the disciplines that were instilled early on in their education at Elfrida Elementary and VUHS. I being one of them.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 28, 2007

Note: i am not a parent, student. I attended valley union my senior year in high school and have a few things to say. the school does very well for what it is. They do not have very many opportunities because of the size but the teachers love the students and really try to help. They also have one of the AIMS (AZ standardized testing) scoring overall in the state. Please note i went there and with assistances they provided i am not a full ride scholarship from the AIMS testing. Good school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 1, 2007

My education at Valley Union high school prepared me to work at a gas station. Not really, but thats the little that I got out of the school. I currently attend Northern Arizona University and struggle to keep up. I am learning now what other students refer to as 'review'. I attended Valley Union for three years and never once was required to take a Biology course. I recently passed Biology here with a C. My peers couldn't beleive that I never had to take a Bio course!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 25, 2006

I am a student here at VUHS and I have been here for two years now. I am going into my third year and have found VHUS to bve a very good place to learn. The student to teacher ratio is very good. You are more likely to get one on one attention with the teacher here. This place also has a very good atmosphere. The extra curriculars are very good here. We have very good coaches and a very good music teacher. I love VHUS because it is a very small school but with such good people.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 20, 2005

I attened Valley Union as did my sister and my son. I think Valley Union is a decent school for the most part. Academically, I think Valley Union is fine.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 15, 2005

Parents, I am a 9th grader here at Valley Union High School. And from my experence here so far, I am really glad that my mom has let me come here. I had been homeschooled for most of my life and I really enjoy being here and that I am able to attend. The extra curricular activities here are very, very good. I am currently enroled in the Agriculture program which includes me to be in FFA which is a very good program. I have been elected the tresure of the the FFA and I think it has made me a better student. I have had the oppourtunity to talk to alot of the teachers andi think that your kids would really benifit from, this school.
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Posted May 24, 2003

I had a son in Valley Union High School for the 2001-2002 school year. The Teachers were good, but other then that, the school is not that great. So if you want good teachers it is a good school, but if you care about your child's safety, do not send them to that school.


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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 64% in 2014.

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43%

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63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2014.

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83%

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77%
Science

The state average for Science was 39% in 2014.

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49%

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47%

2011

 
 
37%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 74% in 2014.

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84%

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79%

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83%

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77%
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In 2013-2014 Arizona used the Arizona Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. GreatSchools' profiles currently show AIMS mathematics, reading and writing results. 2013 AIMS grade 10 results represent on-track 10th graders for the 2013 test year. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

  • In 2010-2011, this school was designated "Highly Performing".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was designated "Highly Performing".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was designated "Highly Performing".

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Arizona uses AZ LEARNS Achievement Profiles to indicate schools' overall performance each year. For elementary and middle schools, the profiles are based on current and historical aggregated AIMS results, MAP results and whether or not the school made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). For high schools, AIMS results, AYP status and graduation/dropout rates are used. Schools are identified as Excelling, Highly Performing, Performing Plus, Performing, Underperforming, Failing to Meet Academic Standards or Pending.

Source: Arizona Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 62% 42%
Hispanic 31% 43%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 5%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Black 1% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 70%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs

Arts & music

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Visual arts
  • Ceramics

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  • (520) 642-3523

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  • Russian

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  • Volleyball

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4088 Jefferson Road
Elfrida, AZ 85610
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