As a parent of three children who attended this school , all of which are very different academically , I'm disappointed with the administration and their inability to provide resources for more success.
I find the closure of the Alternative location on Hamburg Turnpike to be detrimental to students who still require such an atmosphere to thrive academically and socially in smaller settings.
The Board having made this decision has left improper guidance and resources for many students who have and need attention for a successful High School opportunity.
There are some students here who try and do their best to succeed, but it is these students that suffer from a lack of respect and opportunity. Instead of accommodating those who try to best represent the school, the administration tends to get in the way and make it harder for exceptional students to succeed while making things easier for and babying the worse students. Cuts always come from the programs for the highest achievers, while athletic programs get to keep their money and threats of cuts for them are met with fury throughout. Money is frequently spent uselessly on improving the fields or the track while little is spent on academic extracurricular activities. The school does have good offerings and the few dedicated students can succeed, but this is often because of something within the student and not because of the school.
Both of my girls graduated with honors from Wayne Valley and I was impressed with the education that they received. Like all schools, you have a few misguided students and a small few teachers who aren't the greatest, but cannot imagine a better school or a better education. Mr. Reis, the principal is a bit unconventional but wonderful and, as freshmen, he meets with every single student to get to know them. I rate it 5 stars!
Great school, the teachers are top notch & passionate about what they do.The coaches are equally great, as shown by the numerous county championships .Valley also has a great music program and band.I graduated two children from WV,and both had great experiences, and went on to excell in college.As in every school there are a few disruptive elements and unfortunately these get all the attention. Valley has a strict no nonsence discipline policy.