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Grand Valley High School

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6 reviews of this school


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Posted April 18, 2013

High teacher turnover rate. High School principal seems uncaring for students. Treats all students like they learn the same way, all students are different and dont fit into one stamp.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2009

I think this teachers are trying their best on teaching students to learn better about education.But need to gat a better average for the test i know students could do a better job.I want to see a 10 out of 10. Att:jaxiry maldonado
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2009

I think Grand Valley is fantastic. Sure, it needs work but the staff is trying its best. Parents aren't even trying to make a difference so they shouldn't cut down the staff and the principal who are.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 6, 2009

My daughter has attended all four years at Grand Valley High School. The teacher turnover rate is extremely high. This year in her Jounrnalism classes she had three different teachers during the year. The majority of the teachers are fresh out of college or have less than 3 years of experience. The majority of the teachers do not show support for the all the activities of the school or general any school spirit. The principal appears to be set in his ways and uncaring when in conferences or with the students. There are a handful of teachers who have been with this school the past four years, who are enthusiatic about their jobs, care about teaching the students and do a very good job, unfortunately these teachers are few. My daughter has needed individual tutoring in the core classes, fortunately I was able to provide the tutoring.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2008

This school is improving academically and the dual enrollment opportunities are great for the students. They have great sports programs but need to support the arts. As a parent you get conflicting information; they say they want involved parents but they don't communicate well and don't make parents feel welcom in the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2006

My two students have both utilized the 'dual enrollment' program. This has put them both at an advantage for college. My oldest will be starting her first year of college with her second year classes. Thank you for maintaining this program.
—Submitted by a parent


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.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
20%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 68% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
65%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 55% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
44%
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.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
11%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 51% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
49%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 49% in 2013.

76 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
40%
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 Students32%
Female31%
Male33%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic16%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)42%
Free lunch eligible16%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch48%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities34%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English36%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant32%

Reading

All Students73%
Female65%
Male78%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic52%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)85%
Free lunch eligible52%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch94%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities79%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English81%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant73%

Writing

All Students48%
Female58%
Male42%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic24%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)61%
Free lunch eligible29%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch67%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities52%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant48%
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 Students15%
Female19%
Male12%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic10%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)16%
Free lunch eligible6%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch19%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities16%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English19%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant15%

Reading

All Students69%
Female59%
Male73%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic66%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)68%
Free lunch eligible70%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch68%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities71%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English75%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant68%

Science

All Students47%
Female44%
Male49%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic35%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)57%
Free lunch eligible42%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch48%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities51%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English56%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant48%

Writing

All Students41%
Female48%
Male37%
Black (not Hispanic)n/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic41%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaskan Nativen/a
White (not Hispanic)41%
Free lunch eligible36%
Reduced lunch eligiblen/a
Not eligible for free/reduced price lunch45%
Students with disabilities (IEP)n/a
Students without disabilities45%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English41%
Immigrantn/a
Neither migrant nor immigrant41%
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

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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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Student growth rating 20132What's this?

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Math growth at this school

Above average

Reading growth at this school

Above 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

100%

Average ACT score

18

Graduation rate

73%


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
White 59% 56%
Hispanic 34% 32%
Two or more races 5% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 3%
Black 0% 5%
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 43%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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