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Crescent Valley High School

Public | 9-12 | 1021 students

 
 

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Posted September 9, 2013

Diverse learning opportunities - from environmental sciences, engineering & AP sciences; math from calculus, geometry, trig & AP calc. Arts include state award winning choir, band & orchestra, with combined high school and university performances; theater drama & musicals with both high schools and community theater groups. Fine arts include drawing, painting, ceramics, jewelry, glass, & more; digital & film photography, & videography. Language Arts has strong standards and focus can include Creative Writing, Lit, and several AP and Honors classes. Social Studies has US History, Government, and AP studies in History and US Gov & Politics. World Languages include 4 years of Spanish (including AP) & French - and German. Computer Science and Business offerings are available, including Beginning Programming, Web Design, Business Management, Business Law and experience in the Student Store. In addition, there are activities, clubs, sports, and everything else that adds to the great culture at CVHS! It is one reason there are teachers who commute from Eugene and Salem, 60+ miles round trip, to teach here! As one student stated, I just didn t know how good CV was until !
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 9, 2010

My son, a sophomore, at Crescent Valley High School, is attending the most unique and spectacular high school in the country. In fact, my husband moved back to our home in Colorado while I stayed in Oregon for the only reason being that my son attend the Crescent Valley High School. The principal portrays a personality of instilling values and protocols that honor each individual students' style of learning. In addition, she strictly enforced an environment conducive to the highest level of learning and cares abundantly that each student achieves their highest potential. Bullying protocols are strictly enforced and my son even stated at the end of this summer that he couldn't wait to go back to school! Every high school student should FEEL this way and have a LOVE for learning. It takes a village to successfully implement an educational system that flourishes each individual and CVHS is the high school that carries this mission out!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2009

I love CVHS, i have only been here for a couple months but i love the classes and teachers
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 30, 2009

CV is so so clean and friendly and is basically a prep school. I feel so safe and comfortable going there. I had no idea we were getting such a good education until recently, when i visited other schools. i always took it for granted! However, if you're considering CV as a possibility, it's very rigorous and definite Honors material.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 26, 2009

Our school is friendly, clean and full of smart kids, Our music program is phenomenal (we won state for choir, band, and orchestra last year) and or sports are pretty cool too....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2009

I love crescent valley high school becuase of the closeness our school has. I feel that there isn't really a serperation between classes and we all help in different ways to make our school better. Oh and we have the best 5a music deparetment in the state!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 26, 2009

CVHS is the best school ever! We have really good achedemics and we've won the Oregonian Cup 3 years in a row :)
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 25, 2009

Crescent Valley has it all: good teachers, approachable staff, lots of parental involvement, great kids. CV offers many good courses, there are many sports teams to join, clubs, activities. We consistently get top test scores. I like the atmosphere that all can join in and make this a great school. Go Raiders!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2009

Crescent Valley offers students the opportunity to be independently-minded and conscientious while providing them with the education they need to be responsible contributors to society. Great teachers and great students!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2009

It is in beautiful Corvallis Oregon. With great kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2009

Great teachers! Great students! Great community!


Posted September 22, 2009

Great teachers and principal ! A good lineup of AP and Honors classes. CVHS has a good track record of its graduates getting into top colleges. Strong sports programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2009

My daughter is a freshman at CV; I am very impressed with how well the staff, students, and teachers aid in the transitioning of the students into high school. Instead of being a stressful transition it has resulted in new found freedoms, expanded education opportunities and new friends.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2009

Crescent Valley has one of the best principals I have ever encountered. She is involved in both the academic AND the activities of the school. She knows the kids by name, she interacts with them all of the time, and she is creating a staff that emulates her.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2009

Amazing school with great staff always there to help out
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2009

Having moved across the country to join this communty, I looked at the schools very critically. CVHS has what it takes to be one of the best schools in the country. Many enriching opportunities within the school academics as well as encouraged within the community. The staff is caring and qualified. A student body who are diverse and intellectual. 5/5 for this school in my book.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2009

CV has a great program for kids and enough size and course offerings to have good choices for everyone. My 9th grade daughter is off to a great start with a schedule that fits her needs and a great four year roadmap.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2009

Crescent Valley HS has some great teachers, counselors, advisors and coaches, who are fantastic at connecting with our teens and helping them navigate toward independence. The principal is truly awesome, who is ever present and so very positive and respected by the students, faculty and parents. The school is big enough to provide a good social environment, but still small enough that the kids don't feel anonymous. The school is also very friendly and welcoming to parents. There are so many ways to get involved and volunteer and parents really do get involved!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2009

Crescent Valley is very organized. All the events are well-advertised and attended. There's also NO bullying what-so-ever, which is always a plus. Teachers monitor the hallways to make sure that no form of 'bullying' takes place at CV. There are classes for pretty much anything: from weight training to photo to marine biology. There's also a great amount of clubs to join at CV. Ski club, Water Polo, Robotics, and much, much more.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 20, 2009

The campus is beautiful, set out in the countryside. The three pricipals are dynamo's and set an energetic tone at the school. Strong focus on academics and my son loves being there.
—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 56% in 2010.

2010

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 71% in 2010.

2010

 
 
72%
Science

2010

 
 
72%
Writing

2010

 
 
77%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 69% in 2013.

245 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 85% in 2013.

249 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
>=95%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 63% in 2013.

249 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
81%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 60% in 2013.

249 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
86%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

Math

All Students83%
Female80%
Male86%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander91%
Hispanic63%
Multiracial83%
Native Americann/a
White85%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities24%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Reading

All Students>=95%
Female93%
Male>=95%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander91%
Hispanic92%
Multiracial92%
Native Americann/a
White>=95%
Economically disadvantaged92%
Students with disabilities67%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Science

All Students76%
Female65%
Male87%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander82%
Hispanic48%
Multiracial83%
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities33%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted>=95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a

Writing

All Students77%
Female76%
Male77%
African Americann/a
Asian/Pacific Islander91%
Hispanic50%
Multiracial83%
Native Americann/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities25%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Academically gifted95%
Special Education with Accomodationn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Oregon used the Oregon Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (OAKS) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math; in grade 11 in writing; and in grades 5, 8 and 11 in science. The OAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Oregon. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Oregon Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 76% 65%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 4%
Hispanic 8% 21%
Two or more races 5% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Black 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students participating in free or reduced-price lunch program 26%N/A51%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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4444 NW Highland Dr
Corvallis, OR 97330
Phone: (541) 757-5801

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