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Teays Valley High School

Public | 9-12 | 1100 students

 
 

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3 stars

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8 reviews of this school


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Posted June 9, 2013

I couldn't be anymore disappointed with this school district. The administration won't do anything at all and if you threaten to go to the county they do anything to shut you up. They want to preserve their good name when it's no good to begin with. There are a few good teachers here but the others are extremely rude and unsympathetic to anyone. Students will not report bullying but they're more than happy to join in. The teachers do it too, and if your child is in special education get ready for a fight for them to learn anything more than 2+2 or how to spell their own name. Nothing gets done at this district they're so concerned with keeping a good name they have abandoned the school and the kids when there are clearly problems they need to address.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 14, 2012

My daughter & I moved to this district her 7th grade year. She loves the environment & would not go to any other high school if she could. The curriculum is challenging & students are graded fairly, (no favoritism here...if a student earns an A, that is what they get; if they barely miss it, they know to work harder to earn it next grading period). The band program is top-notch! The instructors work to teach them about the value of hard work, responsibility, & accountability while having some fun along the way. My fianc & his son moved down here in January & the boy is thriving here as well. Both our children are honors students, as well as musicians & athletes, (she is in band, color guard, percussion ensemble, & choir; he is doing band, jazz band, percussion ensemble, football, & track). I am very pleased with the staff & administration at Teays Valley. I watch the kids' grades via jupitergrades &, if I have a question or concern, their teachers respond quickly to my queries. I could not be more happy with this district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2010

In general, I fell this school is doing ok, but I am disappointed with the overall effort. The teachers do not go out of their way to promote excellence. The curriculum is in a straight jacket, and is almost entirely geared toward achievement tests. Snow days added to the end of the year are a joke. My kid watches a lot of garbage movies in class. There is nothing "excellent" going on in that school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2010

Im not happy with this school, i moved here last year thinking, " This school is going be great " but unfortunately i was wrong. First off the grading policy is outragous, 91 is considered a B+!!! most schools around the country consider that an A or A-. I have never heard of a school with that kind of grading policy. This also the first school i've known that doesn't serve breakfest. Not all students have time to sit down and eat breakfest at home, like me for example. When i first came here it was a cultural shock to me, there was no diversity like my other school, at first it didn't matter to me, then afterwards i just felt uncomfortable. The strictness in this school is rediculous. Senior project is pointless, many parents, even schools are against them and dont' do them. Students have lives of their own!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 31, 2007

A very strong comprehensive high school with access to two career centers, as well as vocational agriculture and college prep, this school has a college attendance rate of 50%, 20% to four year traditional colleges, and a 97% graduation rate. A wide assortment of extracurricular activities. I can't say enough good about this district.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 23, 2007

The academic programs offered are broad in range and I believe that the teacher attitude and quality are excellent. The music dept. and athletic programs are some of the best in the area. I think the only mistake that I made was not relocating here sooner than I did six years ago. The community a whole is a great place to live and raise a family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

I am not to satisfied with the school. My student started in Teays Valley Schools. In the second grade he was ahead of is class and by the seven grade he was behind. So I had to send him to Sylvan's Learning Center. And after four thousand dollars he was back where he should be. In the seventh grade they have pre-algebra class so the students can take algebra in the eight grade. We received no information about this. We found out about it my accident. When we found out about it we had a meeting with a counselor. We had to insist on him being put into Algebra. Information is not very forth coming about honor class and other AP classes. You need to be pro-active with this district or your child will be left behind.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2003

I have two children inthe TVHS school system and am very pleased with the over all quality of their education. The teaching staff is terrific, very involved with th students, willing to give 100% to their classes. The school has recently undergone renovations, which provide even better learning conditions and sporting activites. There are no safety issues that I am concerned with, there have been no violence or related issues. I would also highly recommend TVHS for students with learning disabilites, I have found the teachers, principals and medically related personnel willing to go above and beyond to assist these students. I know my children are in a safe environment, with teachers I trust, learning a quality education that will prepare them for college.
—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 83% in 2013.

273 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 88% in 2013.

274 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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92%

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91%

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88%

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Science

The state average for Science was 77% in 2013.

273 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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88%

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Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

270 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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84%

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 85% in 2013.

273 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing, math, science and social studies. State averages displayed on public school profiles include public schools only. State averages displayed on private school profiles include private schools only. The OGT is a high school graduation requirement for public schools and chartered private schools. The OGT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

Math

All Students92%
Female93%
Male91%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged94%
Disabled55%
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Reading

All Students92%
Female>=95%
Male89%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged86%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Disabled48%
Non-disabled>=95%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students88%
Female89%
Male87%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White88%
Economically disadvantaged79%
Not economically disadvantaged91%
Disabled35%
Non-disabled94%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students84%
Female85%
Male82%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged88%
Disabled28%
Non-disabled91%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a

Writing

All Students84%
Female90%
Male78%
Black, non-Hispanicn/a
Asian or Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White84%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged90%
Disabled21%
Non-disabled91%
Limited English proficiency (LEP)n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Ohio used the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) to test students in grade 10 in reading, writing, math, science and social studies. State averages displayed on public school profiles include public schools only. State averages displayed on private school profiles include private schools only. The OGT is a high school graduation requirement for public schools and chartered private schools. The OGT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Ohio. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

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

Source: Ohio Department of Education

 
100 (2011)
 
101 (2010)
 
96 (2009)
 
97 (2008)

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About the tests


Ohio uses the Performance Index to provide an overall indication of how well students perform on its standardized tests each year. The Performance Index scores are based upon how well each student does on all tested subjects in grades 3 through 8 and 10. Schools and districts earn anywhere from 1.2 points for each student scoring at the advanced level to zero points for each untested student. The Performance Index ranges between 0 and 120, with 100 as the statewide goal for all students.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

No Value-Added data was reported for this school.

About the tests


In 2010-2011, the Ohio Department of Education used the Value-Added Measure to show how much growth students made on the Ohio Achievement Test since the last school year. The state expects that student test scores will show an average year's worth of growth compared to test scores from the previous year. Ohio's Value-Added Measure is not the same as Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP), a federal measure which uses different criteria.

Source: Ohio Department of Education

What is the GreatSchools Rating?

The GreatSchools rating is a simple tool for parents to compare schools based on test scores, student academic growth, and college readiness. It compares schools across the state, where the highest rated schools in the state are designated as “Above Average” and the lowest “Below Average.” It is designed to be a starting point to help parents make baseline comparisons. We always advise parents to visit the school and consider other information on school performance and programs, as well as consider their child's and family's needs as part of the school selection process.

 
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How schools in the state rate:

22%
of schools in the state are Below average
54%
of schools in the state are Average
24%
of schools in the state are Above average

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

The graphs below compare this school's results in each area to other schools in the district and state.

Test score rating 20131What's this?

Test score rating examines how students at this school performed on standardized tests compared with other schools in Ohio. Test scores are based on 2012-13 OAA/OGT results from the state of Ohio.

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ACT participation

63%

Average ACT score

21

Graduation rate

90%


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 OAA/OGT results from the state of Ohio.

2 This rating is based on composite ACT scores, ACT participation (% of 11th graders taking the ACT), and four-year adjusted graduation rates from 2011-12.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 95% 74%
Black 1% 16%
Two or more races 1% 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian N/A 2%
Hispanic N/A 4%
Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 28%N/A47%
Female 46%N/A49%
Male 54%N/A51%
Students with disabilities 14%N/A15%
Source: OH Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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3887 State Route 752
Ashville, OH 43103
Phone: (740) 983-3131

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