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Laurel Valley Middle School/High School

Public | PK-12 & ungraded

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Posted July 17, 2010

I am very pleased with our educational system at this school. The kids interact with each other wonderfully. The staff is helped and the teachers are great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2009

A a former laurel valley middle/high student i would like to say in complete honesty that this school is horrible. I chose to transfer for a better education. Teachers at lv do not teach students for success in college and in life but rather toward standard tests to improve the rating of the school. This is reason to shut down the school and merge with the ligonier. It is well understood from mynd that there will be problems with this merge due to the rivalry between the schools this rivalry had begun to die out.I would also like to say laurel valley's core subject are weak and are taught no where near as well as other public or private schools. Anyone considering sending thier child to this school should be ready to send their child to community college and they should be perpared to work for minimume wage job.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 9, 2009

Teachers are more like friends. They make it fun, but minimal teaching is done. They just want to get us graduated and out of their hair. Don't get me wrong, there are a few good teachers that know what their doing, but that's it. Discipline isn't taught well. If you are looking into going to another school, look into Ligonier's school or go across the river to United. You'll be much better off.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 13, 2008

I was a student at LV and honestly it was one of the bests schools because the teachers took care of meeting each students need best to thuier ability and the interaction between the students is great. They taught me as a student to always strive ot be the best i could be and many friendships and memories were made there that i could never forget. They gave us alll an opportunity to show what we got if we wanted to but even if we didnt they tried thier best o adapt many wasy to accompany the student themselves. >LV always hasd a plave in my heart..
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 14, 2008

I was a student at LV in 7th grade. When I was there I did not like it that much. When you needed helo form the teachers, they seemed to only want to help the students that were doing well in classes, and when someone was causing problems they did not do too much about it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2007

I am a student at LV. although the classes are small i dont believe students get any better education than a larger school. i moved to Lv when i was in 9th grade and i came from a much larger school. I like my former school much better there was way more involvment there.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 26, 2007

My son has transfered from United to Laurel Valley. I am very displeased with this school. The test scores are not as high,the number of discapline problems is alarming. In my opinion, they do not push the students academicaly and are only interested in pushing them through. Does anyone know why there are so many students in the Adelphoi day treament program? How can things be so different from one side of the bridge to the other, ie: why does United not have the problems that are at LV? The admistration is too eager to get rid of what they call problem students into day treatment, is this really the best option? I wish that I never would have sent my son to this school. When it is time for my three year old to start, it will be private school for her.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2005

laurel Valley High School has many problems. They do not have proper funding for the Arts and the result of which is a lack of a music education for its students.Some teachers are excell., but don't have the supp. they need from admin.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 30, 2004

I was a student in L.V. for 2 years, my 8th and 9th grade years. I liked the school for the fact that there were not a lot of kids so that everyone knew everyone else. I don't like big schools.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 30, 2004

The School cannot take the entire blame for poor scores on the State Assessment Tests. I have a daughter that graduated from LV and my son is now a Senior. I have found out from my son that if he had applied himself on the day the tests were given, he would have done better, but he didn't think the tests were important. Last year he was tested and excelled in every test because he applied himself. I think a lot of the low scores have to do with the students not thinking it is important. If they had a clue about the impact it would make, they might do better. I think the parents need to impress upon their children how important assessment tests are. Parents have to take a pro-active roll in their childs life before it is too late to do anything about it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2004

I used to be a student at LV. I remember our school scoring very highly on various tests. Now, it looks like the school is not doing well. As a parent, I believe that I would not choose this school for my children. I was once a very strong supporter of LV, being a cheerleader and in the Student Council during my school years. I must say that I am very disappointed about the education that the children of this school receive.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

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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

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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

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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

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