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Valley High School

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Posted August 13, 2004

its good, but i would stress more vocational classes added. such as machanic,drafting,electric,welding,accounting,computer programming, operations, nursing, etc.....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2004

I am a prior student, class of 1996! I believe that this school and the teacher did an excellent job of educating me. I believe, now that I am in the real world, working...it is up to the students on what they want to learn and whether they want to challenge themselves to do better, ask for more work, read in their spare time. Despite the rating for this school, I believe it also lies in how motivated the students are in learning...not parents complaining that it is the schools fault for their child not passing their classes.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 21, 2004

I have a son and a daughter at Valley High School and very well satisfied with my children's and their teacher's progress in their academics. As a parent, I know it is my responsibility as well as the school's that my children are progressing well in school. My only concern is grades posted when a long term substitute is teaching a particular class for a teacher who is out on sick leave or for re-certification purposes. I have several close relatives who had their children in a situation like this and the regular teacher returned and disregard the substitute teacher's grades. I am convinced that a certified substitute teacher has the ability to give grades instead of using the one grade the regular teacher had to use for the whole semester's grade for the students. My concern is valid because this will be a situation I deal with next grading period when my daughter's teacher comes back when he gets re-certified by the state department and reinstated by the local governing board.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 62% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
36%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
53%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 70% in 2013.

68 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
40%

2010

 
 
47%
Scale: % meets or exceeds

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 "Performing".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was designated "Performing".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was designated "Underperforming".

About the tests


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
American Indian/Alaska Native 96% 5%
Hispanic 3% 43%
White 1% 42%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Black 0% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 80%N/A47%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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P.O. Box 250
Sanders, AZ 86512
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