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Valley View School

Public | PK-6 | 354 students

 

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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 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 70% in 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
80%

2009

 
 
75%

2008

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2011.

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
81%

2009

 
 
87%

2008

 
 
94%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2010-2011 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 2011.

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
85%

2008

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 83% in 2011.

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
68%

2009

 
 
81%

2008

 
 
73%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2011.

2011

 
 
61%

2010

 
 
62%

2009

 
 
70%

2008

 
 
68%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2010-2011 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 72% in 2011.

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
65%

2009

 
 
60%

2008

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2011.

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
84%

2009

 
 
85%

2008

 
 
82%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2010-2011 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 66% in 2011.

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
64%

2009

 
 
74%

2008

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 87% in 2011.

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
98%

2009

 
 
88%

2008

 
 
88%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2010-2011 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 Students85%
Female84%
Male87%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic88%
Participates in free/reduced lunch75%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English89%
Non-migrant85%

Reading

All Students89%
Female88%
Male91%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic90%
Participates in free/reduced lunch86%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities95%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English91%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2010-2011 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 Students85%
Female71%
Male96%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic85%
Participates in free/reduced lunch77%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities86%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English84%
Non-migrant85%

Reading

All Students91%
Female86%
Male96%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic95%
Participates in free/reduced lunch84%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities93%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English91%

Science

All Students61%
Female52%
Male68%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic68%
Participates in free/reduced lunch54%
Not economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities65%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English63%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2010-2011 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 Students76%
Female87%
Male72%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic78%
Participates in free/reduced lunch78%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities84%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Non-migrant76%

Reading

All Students88%
Female100%
Male83%
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic88%
Participates in free/reduced lunch82%
Not economically disadvantaged93%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities96%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2010-2011 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 Students71%
Female77%
Male66%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic73%
Participates in free/reduced lunch64%
Not economically disadvantaged76%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities76%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English71%
Non-migrant71%

Reading

All Students94%
Female100%
Male91%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, Non-Hispanic95%
Participates in free/reduced lunch88%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities98%
Limited English proficiencyn/a
Proficient in English94%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2010-2011 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 84% 82%
American Indian/Alaska Native 9% 11%
Hispanic 3% 4%
Black 2% 1%
Asian 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 47%N/A41%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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