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Valley Southwoods

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Posted August 12, 2014

This school is supposed to create an easier transition into high school for oncoming students. They do not make it convienent for students or families. Open house is designed for students to become a little more comfortable with their schedules and with the new school. Yet when a student is not able to attend open house, the school makes it difficult for the student to find a time to come in. Not all families have parents who stay at home all day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2009

Former student. It is a very nice building with good teachers, but it is rather unfortunate that they separated the freshmen from the rest of the high school. Plenty of extracurricular choices, but not as many language class options as Valley.
—Submitted by a student


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 75% 81%
Hispanic 9% 9%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 2%
Black 5% 5%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
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 23%N/A39%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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625 South 35th St
West Des Moines, IA 50265
Phone: (515) 633-4500

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