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Spring Valley Elementary School

Public | K-5

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted May 3, 2013

Spring Valley is a great school! My kids have been going there since it opened. All of the teachers are amazing! The Principal is very nice and she interacts with the kids and you can tell she loves what she does. The kids get to do personal best activities. Each morning all of the kids use sign language to do their life skills song.The school has lots of military children and kids come and go. Has great technology in the classrooms! The parking lot is a little small and dropping kids up and off is a pain.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2012

If your child is coming from another state with an IEP or a 504 accommodation plan, do not enroll your child into this school. The staff may appear to be nice but they will try to do everything they can do drag their feet with following your child's IEP or 504 due to lack of experience with implementing and monitoring/measuring IEPs and 504s AND due to the lack of funding. The sole purpose is to have the IEP or 504 downgraded or dare I say it, discontinued?! They do not provide feedback to show how your is doing academically because you barely receive any teacher graded / checked work the kids do on paper. Parent volunteering is not encouraged so you do really see whats goings on. We military families suffer a lot due to moving around and having to leave great schools for lousy ones. This is our second rotten egg school since we left Hawaii.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2012

Spring Valley is a great school. This is our fifth year and I have 3 children now in the school. The teachers are the best. Mrs. Jackson is awesome. Most importantly, my children love getting up and going to school. As a previous military family I have been exposed to many educational systems and I can say that Spring Vally gives stability to all the kids. The school has alot of military children and Mrs. Jackson knows exactly how to make the all feel at home and loved. The school understands the needs of military children, especially during deployments. I love Spring Valley.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2011

My daughter attended Kindegarten at Spring Valley and had a wonderful experience. Not only is it a beautiful and new schoo, the faculty and staff are great. They all have good values and really care about the kids. Her teacher was great and the really had a heart for the kids in the school who needed extra help. My daughter was not one of those, but you could really see how the school tries to meet all of the needs. Great location and easy to get to.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2011

The school itself is a very nice updated building with great technology in the classroom. However, drop off and pick up is a nightmare! There is no organization, no crossing guards, and lack of adult supervision during these times. As far as teaching, our children love their teachers because they're nice, but they seem to progressing slower than they were at our previous duty station. As a military family, this is our third elementary school we have encountered. While the school is new and impressive, the lack of academic challenge is disappointing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2010

I am a teacher at Spring Valley. I choose to stay at this school because of the staff, parents, and our district. The principal is a strong, calm, and patient leader. The staff is a healthy combination of new and experienced and all are part of the S.V. family. We work very hard to make sure that all families feel welcome and that all students achieve and do their personal best.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 29, 2010

This is a very good school .. Teachers are so great.
—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.

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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 87% in 2012.

65 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
94%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2012.

66 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
91%

2009

 
 
94%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Kansas used the Kansas State Assessments (KSA) to test students in grades 3 though 8, 11 and 12 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7, 11 and 12 in science; and in grades 6, 8 and 12 in history-government. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Kansas State Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 88% in 2012.

53 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
92%

2009

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2012.

54 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
97%

2009

 
 
98%
Science

The state average for Science was 88% in 2012.

52 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
100%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Kansas used the Kansas State Assessments (KSA) to test students in grades 3 though 8, 11 and 12 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7, 11 and 12 in science; and in grades 6, 8 and 12 in history-government. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Kansas State Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 87% in 2012.

65 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
93%

2009

 
 
98%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2012.

66 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
85%

2009

 
 
93%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2009.

56 students were tested at this school in 2009.

2009

 
 
93%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Kansas used the Kansas State Assessments (KSA) to test students in grades 3 though 8, 11 and 12 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7, 11 and 12 in science; and in grades 6, 8 and 12 in history-government. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Kansas State Department of Education

Math

All Students86%
African American82%
Hispanic79%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities60%
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students89%
African American82%
Hispanic79%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilities80%
Proficient in Englishn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Kansas used the Kansas State Assessments (KSA) to test students in grades 3 though 8, 11 and 12 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7, 11 and 12 in science; and in grades 6, 8 and 12 in history-government. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Kansas State Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Kansas State Department of Education

Math

All Students94%
African Americann/a
Hispanic100%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White94%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students91%
African Americann/a
Hispanic91%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged85%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Science

All Students96%
African Americann/a
Hispanic100%
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Kansas used the Kansas State Assessments (KSA) to test students in grades 3 though 8, 11 and 12 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7, 11 and 12 in science; and in grades 6, 8 and 12 in history-government. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Kansas State Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Kansas State Department of Education

Math

All Students94%
African American79%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White97%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a

Reading

All Students86%
African American57%
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
American Indiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White95%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities70%
Proficient in Englishn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Kansas used the Kansas State Assessments (KSA) to test students in grades 3 though 8, 11 and 12 in reading and math; in grades 4, 7, 11 and 12 in science; and in grades 6, 8 and 12 in history-government. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Kansas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Kansas State Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Kansas State Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2011-2012 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 52% 67%
Hispanic 17% 17%
Black 16% 7%
Two or more races 9% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 34%N/A48%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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1601 Hickory Ln
Junction City, KS 66441
Phone: (785) 717-4790

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