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Valley View Elementary School

Public | K-5 & ungraded | 613 students

 

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Posted February 19, 2013

Wow! My son is in Kindergarten at Valley View this year. I am also a teacher in the district, but I chose to put him in V.V. because it is our neighborhood school and I have heard so many good things about it and the teachers there. I am so glad we did. He loves his teacher and his classmates. He is learning so much, so quickly. He also adores the principal! Great job, Valley View!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 25, 2011

There are some really good teachers at this school and there are some that are lazy and only working to get their summers off --- the principal included! I would never recommend this school. The principal refuses to acknowledge any bullying that goes on no matter how much bigger the bully is compared to your child. And if you have a gifted child, the only time they will be treated as one is when they are in the gifted program. Otherwise they will be bored beyond words. Between the bullying and the really poor teacher our daughter had, we moved her to a private school. In the end it was the best thing we could have done. She is now getting an excellent education at a school that teaches children there are consequences for their actions and poor choices. My advice: move to another elementary school district or just plan on sending your child to a private school if you want them to excel. At least until the current principal is gone, because it is very true that a group is only as strong as its leader, and this leader appears to just be counting his days until retirement.
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Posted August 6, 2008

During our first year at ValleyView, my children were immediately seen by their teachers as individuals, rather than just another student in the class. ValleyView teachers excel at communication and observation aimed at discovering a student's individual qualities. They are champions for best meeting a student's individual needs. Whether your child is sensitive, inquisitive, needing more acedemic challenges or support, antsy, shy, or boisterous, ValleyView teachers...and the principal...are truly involved and caring. ValleyView's principal is a wonderful man who sees the world through the eyes of his school children. He kneels down to speak with students eye to eye instead of towering over them. He laughs with them, guides them, and isn't eyeing his next move up toward the administration ladder like so many principals seem to. He strongly supports his staff, as well. A+
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2007

Vally View Elementary is a beutiful school with the most educated and fun teachers in the state of Michigan.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 40% in 2014.

102 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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46%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

102 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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80%

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
77%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

107 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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50%

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50%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 70% in 2014.

106 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
86%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 51% in 2014.

106 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
47%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

112 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2014.

112 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 17% in 2014.

113 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
22%

2013

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
32%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. Currently, GreatSchools' ratings reflect 2013 MEAP results; ratings will be updated after 2014 Michigan Merit Examination (MME) results are released. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. In addition, they have recalculated past years' results using these new standards for proficiency, making the above year-over-year results comparable.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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How schools in the state rate:

19%
of schools in the state are Below average
55%
of schools in the state are Average
26%
of schools in the state are Above average

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Math growth at this school

Average

Reading growth at this school

Below Average


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 MEAP results from the state of Michigan.

2 This rating is based on 2012-13 net growth (significant improvement/improvement - significant decrease/decrease) according to Performance Level Changes from the state of Michigan.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 92% 69%
Multiracial 3% 2%
Hispanic 2% 6%
African-American 1% 18%
Asian 1% 3%
American Indian 0% 1%
Native Hawaiian N/A 0%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 17%N/A48%
Source: MI Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Golden Apple Award Winner (2003)
  • Odyssey of the Mind World Champions (2006)
  • Odyssey of the Mind World Champions (2005)

Special education / special needs

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School basics

School start time
  • 8:35am
School end time
  • 3:40pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Mr. Robert Siegel
Fax number
  • (616) 866-5995

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Rockford, MI 49341
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