Valley is a good school ; but there NJROTC & Medical program are outstanding .
The teachers, coaches, and principals at Valley were successful in lifting thousands of students into more productive and rewarding careers. Just as vital was the respect for others that Valley led young people to learn and practice. Valley was very egalitarian in that there was widespread love displayed for everyone.
I send my kids to Valley High School, from what I have experienced from Valley is above average. The staff at Valley are always involved with the students. The sports program is on the rise, its a great opportunity for kids to jump right in a sports program and play. The school in in the process of building a new gym which will be the best around southwest Louisville. The medical program will be a positive for students wanting to have a future in medicine. They have hired in top notch coaches for all sports. Great place for future students.
As a student that attends Valley High School i strongly recommend you to go to Valley. I would go with what you hear casue Valley has changed in so many ways. I have been going there for going four years now (c/o '09') and i also have a older sister that graduated from Valley in 06, she also attend there for rour years. It is a very good school, the staff and teachers are great they know when they can have a little fun and they also know how to get the student hard working and are great at teaching and being there to help the students. And for all the people that talk bad about valley and never went sorry parents hate to break it to you but it might just be your kid thats the problem. cats and on-demand was great by the way! [bet prp`s] c/o '09'<-
Every school has their flaws and a school is what a student makes it out to be. I am a current student and I am on honor roll with distingushed cats scores. I personally love the school and the teachers do extremly well. Valley has a bad reputation true but there is so much more to our school then what people make it out to be. Such as our improving On-Demand scores that beat out even our rival school PRP. Don't try to put down a school with amazing people if you don't know the first thing about it.
I recently went to this school and there is no way I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in getting an education. Although the new principal is trying to improve the reputation, it's not going to work. It was a horrible experience for me. The teachers are not serious about their jobs and the stuidents dont care about the well being of others.
I can completely understand the 1 rating. We moved here a few months ago and were shocked by the lack of discipline. My daughter went from being a normal teenager who occasionally talked back and asked to stay home to being foul-mouthed and cutting classes every day. The things that are allowed to go on there is outrageous and would never be tolerated at the schools in our hometown.
Valley High School has some wonderful teachers indeed, such as Mr. Short, who was my math teacher for pre-calculus and geometry. Also Ms. Baldwin, and Mrs. McKelvey, Mr. Pennock, Mr. Thelin, and Ms. Nesbit. Ms. Burton, the counseling office clerk is also a very helpful and nice adult employed by Valley. Mr. Williams also does a fine job of being an assistant principal, and patrols the hallways as well. All compliments aside, Valley faced some serious problems that I witnessed during my last year there. So basically, if they were stricter, I can see improvement in the future.
As a former student of Valley Traditional High School, I would definitely reccomend it to anyone. I attended this school during my freshman and sopohmore years('01-'02). Valley has a lot to offer students. They have a student advisory council, which helps both students and parents to be involved in how and where the schools money should be spent. They also go on many educational field trips. This makes the parents feel involved in his/her child's school and makes the child feel important. They also offer many different programs, such as: photography, band, foriegn lang., rotc, and many more. They have a great sports programs also. Did I mention that the staff is great? They are very attentive to every students need. They are also very respectful and they really want to help. All you have to do is ask for it. Well, I would definitely reccomend Valley Trad. High School!
Valley is a very interesting school, with great athletic and academic standards. People may think of Valley as some school with Butler and PRP rejects but beleive it or not, some people actually want to go to Butler. Valley all together is great if you are interested in Chemistry and History!These are Valley's real strong point! I can almost promise you that your child will enjoy this great school!
I think valley is a wonderful school my daughter has been going there for 4 years. She graduates this year the teachers are great and the education is even better. I think everyone trys hard to keep the school in good shape and they r doing a great job keep up the good work!
My daughter Shawna Henderson goes to Valley and she used to be a problem child but the teachers and staff have helped come a long way. Now she is on the honor roll and she is in very many extracurricular activities and she is always very excited about her school work and what she is learning.
Two of my children have graduated from Valley High School and one is currently a junior there. I believe the school provides an excellent education to students who take the Honors and AP classes. The College Prep classes are another story. For the most part, they are not challenging, have very little homework and do not prepare kids for the intense work demanded in college. I don't know of another public high school in the area that does a better job, so I would seriously consider private school for a child who was destined for the College Prep curriculum. I also question whether my children were adequately prepared to write long research papers with multiple types of sources, footnotes and bibliographies. Parents have asked teachers to begin assigning these, but both of my graduates had to learn this skill and became far better writers in college. Another problem is that the school is scheduled to undergo extensive renovation for the next few years, which means students are taking many classes in portables. That said, I believe Valley High has some great, very committed teachers who get the kids excited about learning. The school is particularly strong in history. An energetic new young principal came on board in the fall of 2002 and seems to be inspiring both teachers and students to do their best. There's also a new chemistry teacher who has introduced an advanced chemistry program and a science appreciation class. The school benefits from lots of parent involvement as well as strong support from the local community. Thank You, Lisa Farris
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