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Valley View School

Public | PK-6 | 350 students

 

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Posted Saturday, September 27, 2014

We have been with VV for 4yrs. With the old principal, there was a lot of bad management and picking sides with parents, student and staff. There was a lot of drama and there were a few times we wanted to transfer. Since the new principal, Mrs. Cutler began however, so many things have changed for the better. She runs the school so much better and you can see it from the teachers to the kids and parents. I went from getting calls daily about my child to none at all. It is amazing what one person can do to change the group. The teachers are supported better which provides my child a more structured and pleasant learning environment. VV is a great little gem. My child and I are very happy with this school and what they offer. I would recommend this school to anyone interested.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2014

VV is a wonderful school. Just in the last two years there have been so many changes. VV was the only school in great falls to meet AYP. Also VV is a title I distinguished school. There are yoga classes for students on monday morning, after school on monday the librarian has started bobcat book club. Thursdays the 4th graders can participate in a dance class after school. This year kids in 5th and 6th grade can join STEAM club to prepare for the annual STEAM expo on thursdays. The last few years kids are able to join big sky fit kids after school, which my kiddos love! Every grade has ipads to help with the techie way learning is heading. I have not yet met a teacher that I've disliked, and the assemblies are hilarious. Way to go VV I'm so proud to have my children be a part of the VV family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2013

We have 2 children that attend valley view. We have liked every teacher so far, and love the close knit feel of the neighborhood.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2012

VV is a great school. I don't know what the other poster meant by no speech therapists? My daughter is nine and had gone to speech twice a week for two years. The turnover for teachers isn't high.VV has awesome bb lunches where at the end of each quarter parents are encouraged to come have lunch with their child and celebrate their quarterly awards. VV has a zero tolerance when it comes to bullying! My children have never a had a problem.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2011

I am very happy with Valley View overall. Like any school there are a lot of great teachers and a few that are just okay. The school is very good about keeping parents involved and has always seemed very open to parents' suggestions. There are also a lot of fun activities throughout the year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2011

Ok, but not great. Have 2 children that atttend but plan on moving them to another school district. The one child that is in a self contained classroom is harassed and taunted by children and some staff, but we've delt with worse. The other child who was transisitoned out of self contained is really struggling and they are not helping him as much as they should. They've since informed me that now he's had an IQ test and rated 72 that they'll be dropping all services for him, which infuriates me, but that's how this state is. If you're thinking of moving from out of state, stay out of great falls completely. No speech therapists except for infants, no occupational therapists, no good physical therapists, and after a child's 8th birthday all services get cut off unless their IQ is under 70. And it's experiencing a high turnover rate of teachers. I almost forgot that for holidays, the artwork your child makes does not get to go home, it is sold for profit. So for mother's day I had to go to the school and purchase the gifts my children made for me.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 69% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
81%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Montana used the Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to assess students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in reading and math and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in science. The CRT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Montana. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Montana Office of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 68% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 70% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
62%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Montana used the Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to assess students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in reading and math and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in science. The CRT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Montana. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Montana Office of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
84%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Montana used the Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to assess students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in reading and math and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in science. The CRT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Montana. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Montana Office of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 86% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
98%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Montana used the Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to assess students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in reading and math and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in science. The CRT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Montana. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Montana Office of Public Instruction

Math

All Students84%
Black or African Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic83%
Participates in free/reduced lunch82%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Reading

All Students90%
Black or African Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic91%
Participates in free/reduced lunch91%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Montana used the Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to assess students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in reading and math and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in science. The CRT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Montana. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Montana Office of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Montana Office of Public Instruction

Math

All Students83%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic80%
Participates in free/reduced lunch72%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Reading

All Students93%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic91%
Participates in free/reduced lunch88%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Science

All Students78%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic74%
Participates in free/reduced lunch72%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Montana used the Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to assess students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in reading and math and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in science. The CRT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Montana. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Montana Office of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Montana Office of Public Instruction

Math

All Students69%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic76%
Participates in free/reduced lunch55%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Reading

All Students88%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic90%
Participates in free/reduced lunch83%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Montana used the Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to assess students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in reading and math and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in science. The CRT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Montana. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Montana Office of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Montana Office of Public Instruction

Math

All Students59%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic61%
Participates in free/reduced lunch52%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a

Reading

All Students86%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not Hispanic86%
Participates in free/reduced lunch80%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Montana used the Criterion-Referenced Test (CRT) to assess students in grades 3 though 8 and 10 in reading and math and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in science. The CRT is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Montana. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Montana Office of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Montana Office of Public Instruction

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 83% 81%
American Indian/Alaska Native 10% 12%
Black 2% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 2% 0%
Hispanic 2% 4%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 52%N/A40%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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