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West Valley School District (Yakima)

GreatSchools Rating: 7 out of 10. GreatSchools Ratings are based on test results. 10 is best.
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8902 Zier Rd
Yakima, WA 98908
Yakima County
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PH: (509) 972-6000
FAX: (509) 972-6001

  • Grade n/a
  • 4883 students
  • 12 schools

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 MSP Results

Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

Grade 3

Reading
 81% (2013)
 75% (2012)
 79% (2011)
 78% (2010)
The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

Math
 74% (2013)
 72% (2012)
 63% (2011)
 65% (2010)
The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

Grade 4

Reading
 80% (2013)
 79% (2012)
 76% (2011)
 72% (2010)
The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

Writing
 78% (2013)
 78% (2012)
 72% (2011)
 66% (2010)
The state average for Writing was 62% in 2013.

Math
 77% (2013)
 70% (2012)
 64% (2011)
 53% (2010)
The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

Grade 5

Reading
 74% (2013)
 72% (2012)
 69% (2011)
 70% (2010)
The state average for Reading was 73% in 2013.

Science
 64% (2013)
 70% (2012)
 53% (2011)
 32% (2010)
The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

Math
 61% (2013)
 65% (2012)
 58% (2011)
 48% (2010)
The state average for Math was 63% in 2013.

Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

Grade 6

Reading
 76% (2013)
 70% (2012)
 74% (2011)
 75% (2010)
The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

Math
 57% (2013)
 60% (2012)
 57% (2011)
 56% (2010)
The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

Grade 7

Reading
 64% (2013)
 73% (2012)
 59% (2011)
 64% (2010)
The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

Writing
 73% (2013)
 74% (2012)
 81% (2011)
 80% (2010)
The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

Math
 65% (2013)
 61% (2012)
 62% (2011)
 59% (2010)
The state average for Math was 64% in 2013.

Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

Grade 8

Reading
 68% (2013)
 65% (2012)
 65% (2011)
 75% (2010)
The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

Science
 61% (2013)
 71% (2012)
 64% (2011)
 55% (2010)
The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

Math
 56% (2013)
 57% (2012)
 60% (2011)
 54% (2010)
The state average for Math was 53% in 2013.

Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

About the tests

  • In 2011-2012 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8.
  • The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington.
  • The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Testing in Washington: An Overview

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 MSP Results by Subgroup

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

Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

Grade 3
ReadingThis District
All Students81%
Female86%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic67%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White86%
Low income74%
Not low income89%
Special education41%
Not special education87%
Limited English51%

MathThis District
All Students74%
Female77%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic62%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Low income68%
Not low income82%
Special education43%
Not special education80%
Limited English34%
Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

Grade 4
ReadingThis District
All Students80%
Female85%
Male76%
Blackn/a
Asian90%
Asian/Pacific Islander90%
Hispanic71%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Low income73%
Not low income87%
Special education47%
Not special education84%
Limited English58%

WritingThis District
All Students78%
Female87%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asian90%
Asian/Pacific Islander90%
Hispanic71%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Low income72%
Not low income83%
Special education38%
Not special education82%
Limited English68%

MathThis District
All Students77%
Female77%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asian90%
Asian/Pacific Islander90%
Hispanic66%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Low income69%
Not low income85%
Special education41%
Not special education81%
Limited English55%
Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

Grade 5
ReadingThis District
All Students74%
Female77%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic59%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Low income59%
Not low income86%
Special education14%
Not special education80%
Limited English25%
Migrant30%

ScienceThis District
All Students64%
Female64%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic46%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White71%
Low income49%
Not low income76%
Special education17%
Not special education69%
Limited English14%

MathThis District
All Students61%
Female57%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic47%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Low income47%
Not low income72%
Special education11%
Not special education66%
Limited English21%
Migrant20%
Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

Grade 6
ReadingThis District
All Students76%
Female82%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic60%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Low income63%
Not low income87%
Special education14%
Not special education83%
Limited English42%

MathThis District
All Students57%
Female62%
Male52%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic32%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Low income41%
Not low income70%
Special education9%
Not special education62%
Limited English11%
Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

Grade 7
ReadingThis District
All Students64%
Female73%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asian82%
Asian/Pacific Islander82%
Hispanic48%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Low income51%
Not low income75%
Special education16%
Not special education69%
Limited English50%

WritingThis District
All Students73%
Female86%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asian82%
Asian/Pacific Islander82%
Hispanic56%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Low income61%
Not low income84%
Special education19%
Not special education80%
Limited English45%

MathThis District
All Students65%
Female68%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asian82%
Asian/Pacific Islander82%
Hispanic45%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White70%
Low income54%
Not low income74%
Special education10%
Not special education71%
Limited English55%
Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

Grade 8
ReadingThis District
All Students68%
Female79%
Male59%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic59%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Low income53%
Not low income78%
Special education20%
Not special education74%
Limited English40%

ScienceThis District
All Students61%
Female66%
Male58%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic46%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White68%
Low income46%
Not low income72%
Special education18%
Not special education67%
Limited English20%

MathThis District
All Students56%
Female58%
Male53%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic48%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White60%
Low income40%
Not low income66%
Special education8%
Not special education62%
Limited English15%
Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

About the tests

  • In 2011-2012 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8.
  • The MSP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington.
  • The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.
  • The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Testing in Washington: An Overview

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 HSPE Results

Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

Grade 10

Reading
 89% (2013)
 85% (2012)
 80% (2011)
 81% (2010)
The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

Science
 52% (2011)
 47% (2010)
The state average for Science was 50% in 2011.

Writing
 92% (2013)
 90% (2012)
 86% (2011)
 88% (2010)
The state average for Writing was 85% in 2013.

Math
 43% (2010)
The state average for Math was 42% in 2010.

Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

About the tests

  • In 2011-2012 Washington used the High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) to test students in reading and writing in grade 10. Math skills are tested by the End-of-Course (EOC) exams.
  • The HSPE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington.
  • The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Testing in Washington: An Overview

See Washington's state standards

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 HSPE Results by Subgroup

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

Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

Grade 10
ReadingThis District
All Students89%
Female92%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic81%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Low income81%
Not low income94%
Special education39%
Not special education94%

WritingThis District
All Students92%
Female95%
Male90%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic89%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Low income87%
Not low income95%
Special education61%
Not special education95%
Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

About the tests

  • In 2011-2012 Washington used the High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) to test students in reading and writing in grade 10. Math skills are tested by the End-of-Course (EOC) exams.
  • The HSPE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington.
  • The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.
  • The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Testing in Washington: An Overview

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 EOC Results

Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

Grade 8

Integrated Math 2
Data not available for this district (2013)
Data not available for this district (2011)
The state average for Integrated Math 2 was 99% in 2013.

Biology I
Data not available for this district (2013)
Data not available for this district (2012)
The state average for Biology I was 97% in 2013.

Algebra I
 97% (2013)
Data not available for this district (2012)
 94% (2011)
The state average for Algebra I was 82% in 2013.

Integrated Math 1
Data not available for this district (2013)
Data not available for this district (2012)
Data not available for this district (2011)
The state average for Integrated Math 1 was 97% in 2013.

Geometry
 100% (2013)
 100% (2012)
 96% (2011)
The state average for Geometry was 99% in 2013.

Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

Grade 9

Integrated Math 2
Data not available for this district (2013)
Data not available for this district (2012)
Data not available for this district (2011)
The state average for Integrated Math 2 was 96% in 2013.

Biology I
 79% (2013)
 77% (2012)
The state average for Biology I was 82% in 2013.

Algebra I
 85% (2013)
Data not available for this district (2012)
 64% (2011)
The state average for Algebra I was 54% in 2013.

Integrated Math 1
Data not available for this district (2013)
Data not available for this district (2012)
Data not available for this district (2011)
The state average for Integrated Math 1 was 53% in 2013.

Geometry
 100% (2013)
 99% (2012)
 91% (2011)
The state average for Geometry was 93% in 2013.

Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

Grade 10

Integrated Math 2
Data not available for this district (2013)
Data not available for this district (2012)
Data not available for this district (2011)
The state average for Integrated Math 2 was 61% in 2013.

Biology I
 20% (2013)
 47% (2012)
The state average for Biology I was 66% in 2013.

Algebra I
 10% (2013)
 17% (2012)
 13% (2011)
The state average for Algebra I was 22% in 2013.

Integrated Math 1
Data not available for this district (2013)
Data not available for this district (2012)
Data not available for this district (2011)
The state average for Integrated Math 1 was 28% in 2013.

Geometry
 95% (2013)
 70% (2012)
 77% (2011)
The state average for Geometry was 72% in 2013.

Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

Grade 11

Integrated Math 2
Data not available for this district (2012)
Data not available for this district (2011)
The state average for Integrated Math 2 was 21% in 2012.

Biology I
Data not available for this district (2013)
Data not available for this district (2012)
The state average for Biology I was 35% in 2013.

Algebra I
 18% (2013)
 9% (2012)
 10% (2011)
The state average for Algebra I was 19% in 2013.

Integrated Math 1
Data not available for this district (2013)
Data not available for this district (2011)
The state average for Integrated Math 1 was 30% in 2013.

Geometry
 33% (2013)
Data not available for this district (2012)
 74% (2011)
The state average for Geometry was 35% in 2013.

Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

Grade 12

Integrated Math 2
Data not available for this district (2012)
Data not available for this district (2011)
The state average for Integrated Math 2 was 26% in 2012.

Biology I
Data not available for this district (2013)
Data not available for this district (2012)
The state average for Biology I was 34% in 2013.

Algebra I
 0% (2013)
Data not available for this district (2012)
Data not available for this district (2011)
The state average for Algebra I was 15% in 2013.

Geometry
 33% (2013)
 11% (2012)
 42% (2011)
The state average for Geometry was 20% in 2013.

Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

About the tests

  • In 2011-2012 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in algebra I, geometry, integrated math I, integrated math II, and biology.
  • The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington.
  • The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Testing in Washington: An Overview

See Washington's state standards

Compare all elementary, middle and high schools in this district

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 EOC Results by Subgroup

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

Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

Grade 8
Integrated Math 2This District
Subgroup results not available

Biology IThis District
Subgroup results not available

Algebra IThis District
All Students97%
Female95%
Male98%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic94%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White99%
Low income100%
Not low income96%
Not special education97%

Integrated Math 1This District
Subgroup results not available

GeometryThis District
All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Not low income100%
Not special education100%
Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

Grade 9
Integrated Math 2This District
Subgroup results not available

Biology IThis District
All Students79%
Female78%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic58%
Multiracial91%
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Low income65%
Not low income86%
Not special education84%
Limited English31%

Algebra IThis District
All Students85%
Female84%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic72%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Low income79%
Not low income88%
Not special education85%

Integrated Math 1This District
Subgroup results not available

GeometryThis District
All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Low income100%
Not low income100%
Not special education100%
Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

Grade 10
Integrated Math 2This District
Subgroup results not available

Biology IThis District
All Students20%
Female19%
Male21%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic16%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White21%
Low income11%
Not low income35%
Special education0%
Not special education28%

Algebra IThis District
All Students10%
Female16%
Male0%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic6%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White9%
Low income10%
Not low income10%
Special education0%
Not special education15%

Integrated Math 1This District
Subgroup results not available

GeometryThis District
All Students95%
Female91%
Male98%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic82%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Low income87%
Not low income98%
Not special education95%
Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

Grade 11
Integrated Math 2This District
Subgroup results not available

Biology IThis District
Subgroup results not available

Algebra IThis District
All Students18%
Female23%
Male12%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic18%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White18%
Low income15%
Not low income21%
Special education0%
Not special education26%

Integrated Math 1This District
Subgroup results not available

GeometryThis District
All Students33%
Female42%
Male20%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic33%
Multiracialn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White36%
Low income40%
Not low income26%
Not special education37%
Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

Grade 12
Integrated Math 2This District
Subgroup results not available

Biology IThis District
Subgroup results not available

Algebra IThis District
All Students0%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Not special education0%

Integrated Math 1This District
Subgroup results not available

GeometryThis District
All Students33%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Not special education33%
Source: WA OSPI, 2012-2013

About the tests

  • In 2011-2012 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in algebra I, geometry, integrated math I, integrated math II, and biology.
  • The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington.
  • The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.
  • The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Testing in Washington: An Overview

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 Teachers

 
Teacher Experience
Information about this data
Source: 1WA OSPI, 2009-2010
 This DistrictState Average
Average years educational experience11312
Teacher Education Levels
Information about this data
Source: 1WA OSPI, 2009-2010
 This DistrictState Average
Master's degree or higher168%66%
Student-Teacher Ratio
Information about this data
Source: 1WA OSPI, 2009-2010
 This DistrictState Average
Students per classroom teacher12017

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 Students

 
Student Ethnicity
Information about this data
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010
EthnicityThis DistrictState Average
White73%64%
Hispanic20%16%
Asian/Pacific Islander3%9%
American Indian/Alaskan Native2%3%
Black2%6%
Student Subgroups
Information about this data
Source: 1WA OSPI, 2009-2010
 This DistrictState Average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program140%42%
Special education114%13%
Transitional bilingual11%8%

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 Spending Per Pupil

 

Finance data was not reported for this district.

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