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Valley High School

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6 reviews of this school


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Posted November 13, 2013

This school is Bomb ` Go Vikes * This community is like family to me and always will be.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 13, 2008

I went to VHS a few years ago and I loved it. The teachers are awesome and the curriculum is great. For elementary school, I went to Gilcrest Elementary, so it was nice to see all my old friends. I had a great time at Valley and would recommend it to anyone.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 3, 2007

I am a former student of Valley HIgh. I can honestly say that this is by far the best school I've been to so far.I have moved around a lot and been to a lot of schools.Valley has an amazing selection of teachers and they do spend a lot of time with their students.I felt comfortable asking questions and participating in class activities. Something that I loved about VHS was the block schedule.It allows the students more time to get their work done which often helps with grades and the students personal work ethic.It is something I would reccomend for all high schools. VHS is indeed a great school.


Posted December 1, 2007

I'm a former student of this school and my sister is graduating this year. I know she has had fun and developed a sense of who she is along with great academics.


Posted July 20, 2006

After working with this school in several capacities, I can personally attest to the facts that as far as public schools go this is one of the best. With a zero tolerance to violence and drugs they hold a firm line. Yet, they offer several options and programs to support their student body. The special needs staff is excellent, with a sincere concern for their students future success. From long ago when Coach Bob was running the whole sports program it was better than it is now. Even so, the sports are still a benefit to the over all school spirit and moral of those in attendance and is better than many other sports programs at some other schools we've dealt with.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2005

I am a student that went to this school and I also have my sister's that go there. This is a great school to go to. The classes are small you get to have teacher/student time. I would recommend this school to anyone
—Submitted by a former 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 39% in 2013.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
22%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
62%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 55% in 2013.

137 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
41%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 34% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
20%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
36%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 49% in 2013.

122 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
34%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

All Students13%
Female14%
Male13%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic9%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)16%
Free lunch eligible8%
Reduced lunch eligible0%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch23%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities15%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English14%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant14%

Reading

All Students45%
Female57%
Male38%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic40%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)51%
Free lunch eligible39%
Reduced lunch eligible38%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch55%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities50%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English46%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant47%

Writing

All Students33%
Female41%
Male28%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)36%
Free lunch eligible21%
Reduced lunch eligible31%
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch44%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities36%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English34%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant34%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

The different student groups are identified by the Colorado Department of Education. If there are fewer than 16 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Math

All Students12%
Female14%
Male11%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic5%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)18%
Free lunch eligible8%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch19%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities15%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English14%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant13%

Reading

All Students65%
Female78%
Male49%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic61%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Free lunch eligible56%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch83%
Students with disabilities (IEP)10%
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English67%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant65%

Science

All Students39%
Female48%
Male30%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)43%
Free lunch eligible25%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch64%
Students with disabilities (IEP)5%
Students without disabilities47%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English44%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant41%

Writing

All Students39%
Female56%
Male21%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic32%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)46%
Free lunch eligible25%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch63%
Students with disabilities (IEP)0%
Students without disabilities48%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English43%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant40%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test. The TCAP replaced the CSAP as Colorado's state assessment program effective for the 2011-2012 school year.

The different student groups are identified by the Colorado Department of Education. If there are fewer than 16 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

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How schools in the state rate:

23%
of schools in the state are Below average
52%
of schools in the state are Average
24%
of schools in the state are Above average

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

The graphs below compare this school's results in each area to other schools in the district and state.

Test score rating 20131What's this?

Test score rating examines how students at this school performed on standardized tests compared with other schools in Colorado. Test scores are based on 2012-13 TCAP results from the state of Colorado.

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Math growth at this school

Below Average

Reading growth at this school

Average


College readiness rating 20133What's this?

College readiness rating combines this high school's graduation rates with data about college entrance exams, both of which are indicators of how well schools are preparing students for success in college and beyond.

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ACT participation

91%

Average ACT score

17

Graduation rate

79%


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 TCAP results from the state of Colorado.

2 This rating is based on 2011-12 and 2012-13 Median Growth Percentiles in Math, English Language Arts, and Writing from the state of Colorado.

3 This rating is based on composite ACT scores from 2012-13 and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2011-12. ACT participation represents the percentage of 11th graders taking the ACT. Because the ACT is mandated in Colorado high schools, ACT participation is NOT included in the GreatSchools rating.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 52% 32%
White 46% 56%
Black 1% 5%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
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 46%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1001 Birch St
Gilcrest, CO 80623
Phone: (970) 737-2494

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