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Valley Middle School

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Posted May 12, 2014

Valley has been a wonderful place for my kids! I feel very fortunate that we chose to live on the North End of Grand Forks so we could be a part of the diversity of students and families. I never got this kind of colorful education. The teachers are responsive, and seem to genuinely care for the students. Thank you Valley for taking such great care of my kids!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2014

Valley teachers have been communicative and always looking out for my child's education. If there is a concern, I receive an email or phone call to ask or discuss the situation. The principal seems to have a good handle on the student population and working with teachers. My student has many different opportunities for music, languages, and math. I am impressed with the chances they are given even if it means alternating schedules and getting split classes. I'm sure if they didn't think the students couldn't handle it, they would not allow or encourage the extra efforts.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2009

Nice school, some great teachers, some horrible. Good experience. Mostly nice kids
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 30, 2009

I like the acidemics, but they just need to stop trying to fix peoples lives when their fine. Some of the adults there just can't get it through their thick skull that not everyone has one of those happy 50s families, but their still perfectly happy.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 3, 2005

The music program is the best in the area, but the disiplen could use some work.
—Submitted by a student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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 78% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 77% in 2013.

113 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
76%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Dakota used the North Dakota State Assessment (NDSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. Results represent students enrolled in the school for the entire academic year. The NDSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Dakota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: North Dakota Department of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2013.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

142 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
74%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Dakota used the North Dakota State Assessment (NDSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. Results represent students enrolled in the school for the entire academic year. The NDSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Dakota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: North Dakota Department of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2013.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 59% in 2013.

135 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
57%

2010

 
 
54%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Dakota used the North Dakota State Assessment (NDSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. Results represent students enrolled in the school for the entire academic year. The NDSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Dakota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: North Dakota Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students74%
Female82%
Male66%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native American92%
White71%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged81%
Students with disabilities48%
Students without disabilities81%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English75%
Non-migrant74%

Reading

All Students76%
Female80%
Male72%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native American85%
White76%
Economically disadvantaged74%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilities48%
Students without disabilities83%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Non-migrant76%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Dakota used the North Dakota State Assessment (NDSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. Results represent students enrolled in the school for the entire academic year. The NDSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Dakota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the North Dakota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: North Dakota Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students61%
Female57%
Male64%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native American36%
White66%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Not economically disadvantaged72%
Students with disabilities40%
Students without disabilities65%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English61%
Non-migrant61%

Reading

All Students73%
Female75%
Male70%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native American41%
White78%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged82%
Students with disabilities52%
Students without disabilities77%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English72%
Non-migrant73%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Dakota used the North Dakota State Assessment (NDSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. Results represent students enrolled in the school for the entire academic year. The NDSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Dakota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the North Dakota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: North Dakota Department of Public Instruction

Math

All Students59%
Female57%
Male60%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native American47%
White62%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Not economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities41%
Students without disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English59%
Non-migrant59%

Reading

All Students74%
Female76%
Male72%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native American71%
White76%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities59%
Students without disabilities78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English74%
Non-migrant74%

Science

All Students54%
Female51%
Male57%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Native American35%
White60%
Economically disadvantaged44%
Not economically disadvantaged62%
Students with disabilities30%
Students without disabilities60%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English54%
Non-migrant54%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 North Dakota used the North Dakota State Assessment (NDSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. Results represent students enrolled in the school for the entire academic year. The NDSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Dakota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the North Dakota Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: North Dakota Department of Public Instruction

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 74% 83%
American Indian/Alaska Native 16% 9%
Hispanic 4% 3%
Black 3% 3%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 57%N/A32%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2100 5th Ave North
Grand Forks, ND 58203
Phone: (701) 746-2360

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