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Valley Springs High School

Public | 9-12 | 278 students

 
 

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5 stars

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Posted March 7, 2014

I am a proud member of the class of 2004! Cant be a better school out there! Guaranteed!


Posted May 6, 2010

After graduating from Valley Springs (I attended from first grade through twelfth), I attended North Arkansas College (less than ten miles from Valley Springs), where I completed forty-five hours of general education requirements prior to transferring and graduating from the University of Arkansas. I have also completed a Master s degree and several hours toward a doctorate. I have lived in New Jersey, Missouri, Arizona and worked in many other states. My parents do not have a college education, nor do my grandparents. The teachers/ instruction I earned from Valley Springs prepared me for my post secondary level education. The friendships and involvement in basketball, agriculture, art, and other extra curricular activities prepared me for a life. I resigned from a good career, with better pay, to move back to the area so that my child can go to Valley Springs.


Posted January 5, 2009

Valley Springs is a great school. I graduated in 2004 from VSH, and loved 95% of my time there. The only problem is, because the area is so small, there are too many 'favorites', or 'teachers pet' roles played. Other than that, the education is great. Thank you to all the teachers and administration for the excellence you provide!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 13, 2007

As a recent graduate of Valley Springs, I truly believe that I received the best education a student could receive in Arkansas. I attended from second grade to graduation, each year consisting of teachers that pushed education in a way I can only look back now and thank them for. Those same teachers went from pushing me in education to encouraging me as a person. Today I live a successful life in Little Rock, AR where I give great credit to my educators. Today they are still my biggest role models and I would strongly encourage any parent to give their child the same opportunity that I had.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 30, 2005

Valley Springs is the best school in the State of Arkansas if you ask me. The teachers actually care about the children. They pay attention to them and do everything in their power to help them understand. Yes, they do expect a lot from the kids, but in return they recieve respect. Valley Springs expects excellence and by the time the students have graduated, they realize that excellence is something that they have achieved.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 5, 2005

Valley Springs High School takes learning to a higher level. Each teacher works to see that every child learns and has the tools needed to succed in life. There you are more than just a name called out for role, you are a friend, equal, and someone who should be tought with everything a teacher can offer you. There, you are part of a family.
—Submitted by a student


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

The state average for Literacy was 70% in 2013.

65 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
79%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the Benchmark Exam to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in literacy and grades 3 through 8 in math. The Benchmark Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Arkansas Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 77% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
85%
Biology

The state average for Biology was 44% in 2013.

69 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
53%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 72% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
80%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Arkansas used the End of Course Exam to test high school students in Algebra I, Geometry and Biology. The results for End of Course Exams administered in the spring of each school year are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The End of Course Exam is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined by the state of Arkansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Arkansas Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 96% 64%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Black 1% 21%
Hispanic 1% 10%
Two or more races 1% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 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 45%N/A61%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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7349 School St
Valley Springs, AR 72682
Phone: (870) 429-8100

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