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Valley View Intrmd School

Public | 3-5 | 576 students

 

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Posted April 29, 2014

Valley-View intermediate school is a great learning center. Glad my grandchildren go there. The teachers are excellent.


Posted May 9, 2012

Teachers are uncooperative and act shocked that, as a parent, I would like to be kept informed on what my child is doing in the classroom week by week. Parent - teachers conferences are non-existent. School officials are extremely uncooperative in coordinating bus transportation for new students. I was actually told once that my child would have to walk 2 miles on a busy road with no sidewalk to the closest bus stop. I agree with the 1st parent's comment wholeheartedly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2010

I see nothing great about this school at all. They treat the people who have always lived in the area way better then people that move into the school area. Money speaks way to much in this school and they need to get some teachers in the classrooms that have a new way of teaching rather then the same thing the have been doing for the last 50 years!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2009

wow!!! they r great teachers! we have had wonderful times
—Submitted by a parent


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 80% in 2012.

162 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
90%

2009

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 74% in 2012.

162 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
81%

2010

 
 
79%

2009

 
 
88%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2012.

187 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
89%

2009

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2012.

188 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
76%

2009

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2012.

195 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
87%

2009

 
 
89%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 73% in 2012.

190 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
69%

2009

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 65% in 2012.

190 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
66%

2009

 
 
68%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2012.

194 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
49%

2009

 
 
43%
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students86%
Female85%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White87%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilities (IEP)70%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students73%
Female81%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White74%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities (IEP)47%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

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

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students94%
Female96%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged87%
Students with disabilities (IEP)72%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students78%
Female83%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities (IEP)42%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students88%
Female88%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilities (IEP)64%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

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

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Math

All Students69%
Female70%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White68%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Students with disabilities (IEP)50%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students56%
Female56%
Male55%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White57%
Economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities (IEP)40%
English language learnersn/a

Writing

All Students61%
Female72%
Male50%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multi-ethnicn/a
White62%
Economically disadvantaged47%
Students with disabilities (IEP)32%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % at or above proficient

About the tests


In 2011-2012 Pennsylvania used the Pennsylvania System of State Assessments (PSSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in math and reading, in grades 5, 8 and 11 in writing, and in grades 4, 8 and 11 in science. The results for reading, writing, science and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The PSSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Pennsylvania. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.

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

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 93% 71%
Black 3% 15%
Hispanic 2% 9%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 2%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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Archbald, PA 18403
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