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Valley View Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 722 students

 
 

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3 stars

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2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted July 16, 2014

The teachers are nice, but in all the school is very sexest, and just plain bad. There a class I had in seventh grade the guys in it would yell provocative jokes across the class and the teacher did nothing, but when a female student would whisper asking what the homework was she would get in trouble. Then there was a incident when a male student brought peper spray to school, and was threatening another student with it. All the schoop did was give him I.S.S for a day. They gave it back to him at the end of the day too! Another thing is when we were talking about the Holocaust we watched a video about it. During the video a female student was mocking the people shown in the video. I've personally had multiple bad experience at this school.


Posted February 7, 2014

I think this school is THE BEST! I am in NOBEL! Valley View Middle is the only school where you can be in NOBEL. I was even on the news for it. Can ANY other school say that? No. We also had the twins here. Did ANY other school have the TWINS at there school? No. This is why I think it is great. And I'm doing 8th grade math in the 6th grade. Do I sound like they didn't teach me well? I don't think so.


Posted January 29, 2014

I am a student at Valley View and it is my first year here, and this is one of the best schools i have ever been to. This school really is a creativity-sprouting place where you can feel safe and secure and just be yourself! The teachers are very nice, funny people and the students are all kind, loving people with good hearts and smart brains. Even though we might have had a rough past, we have really changed and grown into a fun, learning environment. I always leave with a big smile on my face. I highly recommend this school to parents who want to see their child learn and laugh. :)


Posted January 29, 2014

I am a student at valley view middle school and I have some things to say about all these low ratings and distasteful comments. I am fed up with these stereotypes about this middle school such as drugs bullying and fights, for one they have amazing creative outlets. This school has really changed and the parents are leaving the decision to the students so please...... talk to the principal look at the school for what it is, not a typical middle school but a new learning experience altogether. Teachers, AMAZING. Programs, EVEN BETTER. So please give this school a second chance and a good rating


Posted September 10, 2013

this school is terrible, I sent my kids here for 1 trimester in 6th grade and every single day he complained how bad it was and how there were only minorities in this school, I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND SENDING YOUR CHILD HERE


Posted August 13, 2013

I just finished all three years at vvms and it was the worst expierence ever. Bullying while I was there wasnt an issue, but there was so many drugs, fights, and racial "jokes" every single day. That school has a lot of tollerance because most of the kids come from getting kicked out of Minneapolis schools. Bloomington has a lot of poverty and diversity as well which causes a lot of the problems at the school. Teachers aren't bad. The 7th grade odyssey teacher are amazing but the rest were all pretty careless about the students. I wouldnt send your child here if you want them to have a lot of potential for the future.


Posted June 26, 2012

I went to this school, and I have to say, it wasn't a good experience. I got bullied frequently, and no teacher I told cared. The teachers weren't very nice, and I wasn't a terrible child. Granted, I had a habit of drawing constantly, and I still do, but it was nothing to get too upset over. Over all, not horrible, but still, not good.


Posted April 11, 2011

When i attended this school there were many problems. I was in the 8th grade at the time of 9/11. just before the school let everyone know of 9/11. i had left the room. teacher had not cared. no one looked for me or found me tell well after lunch. no one knew i was gone. many times things like this happened with students well i was in the school. to this day they have not set up a secured system. many problems in the school. Few good teachers.


Posted March 31, 2011

Like the previous review, people assume that VVMS is the dangerous school, and it's a good thing that they do! They claim to be a safe learning environment but I went there in grades 6 and 7 and the bullies would not go away. I tried telling numerous teachers and even the Dean, but nobody did much to stop it. You should not send your kids to this school, it is horrible.


Posted May 1, 2009

People have always said we were the dangerous school, but that is because they judge us by our looks. If you ever walk into those doors you will know that we are better than all of the other middle schools in Bloomington. It is a safe, learning environment and I am very sad to be leaving this school and going onto Highschool.
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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 69% in 2010.

200 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 76% in 2012.

227 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
63%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 64% in 2010.

248 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2012.

238 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
58%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2010.

241 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

209 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2011.

256 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
31%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

All Students65%
Female70%
Male60%
Black60%
Hispanic49%
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities36%
Students without disabilities68%
English language learners24%
Proficient in English73%
Not migrant65%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

All Students58%
Female63%
Male54%
Black51%
Hispanic43%
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged52%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities19%
Students without disabilities63%
English language learners18%
Proficient in English66%
Not migrant58%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Reading

All Students64%
Female63%
Male65%
Black47%
Hispanic57%
Native American50%
White85%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilities52%
Students without disabilities66%
English language learners19%
Proficient in English71%
Not migrant64%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-II (MCA-II) to test students in math in grade 11. The MCA-II is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 57% in 2013.

229 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
22%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

235 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2013.

228 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

224 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
37%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

243 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
36%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 54% in 2013.

235 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%
Science

The state average for Science was 44% in 2013.

241 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
29%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

All Students31%
Female33%
Male30%
Black19%
Asian38%
Hispanic18%
Native Americann/a
White54%
Economically disadvantaged21%
Not economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities16%
Students without disabilities33%
English language learners3%
Proficient in English40%
Not migrant31%

Reading

All Students38%
Female38%
Male38%
Black26%
Asian45%
Hispanic24%
Native Americann/a
White63%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Not economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilities16%
Students without disabilities42%
English language learners7%
Proficient in English49%
Eligible for migrant servicesn/a
Not migrant38%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

All Students48%
Female47%
Male50%
Black34%
Asian56%
Hispanic40%
Native Americann/a
White66%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilities17%
Students without disabilities53%
English language learners20%
Proficient in English53%
Not migrant48%

Reading

All Students37%
Female42%
Male32%
Black30%
Asian37%
Hispanic20%
Native Americann/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged28%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities14%
Students without disabilities40%
English language learners4%
Proficient in English41%
Not migrant37%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Math

All Students53%
Female52%
Male53%
Black41%
Asian42%
Hispanic43%
Native Americann/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged46%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities33%
Students without disabilities55%
English language learners18%
Proficient in English60%
Not migrant53%

Reading

All Students45%
Female46%
Male44%
Black39%
Asian48%
Hispanic33%
Native Americann/a
White61%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Not economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities19%
Students without disabilities48%
English language learners5%
Proficient in English54%
Not migrant45%

Science

All Students25%
Female22%
Male29%
Black16%
Asian17%
Hispanic10%
Native Americann/a
White51%
Economically disadvantaged15%
Not economically disadvantaged49%
Students with disabilities16%
Students without disabilities26%
English language learners2%
Proficient in English30%
Not migrant25%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Minnesota used the Minnesota Comprehensive Assessment-III (MCA-III) to test in math in grades 3 through 8 in reading in grades 3 through 8 and 10 and in science for grades 5 and 8, and once in high school. The MCA-III is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Minnesota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Minnesota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, data is not reported for that group.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 31% 73%
Black 27% 9%
Hispanic 26% 7%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 10% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 2% 2%
Two or more races 2% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 68%N/A37%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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8900 Portland Ave
Bloomington, MN 55420
Phone: (952) 681-5800

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