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Valley View Elementary - 13

Public | K-5 | 557 students

 

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Posted July 31, 2013

My child is entering his second year at this school. His first year went extremely well and I felt that the teachers and staff at the school were excellent. My ONLY complaint was that there could have been slightly more communication directly between his teacher and myself; however, she has a lot to deal with when trying to teach a room full of students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2013

The Principal is an outgoing person that makes the students feels friendly-too bad the majority of the teachers are truly incompetent. There is a constant rotation of staff into and out of the classes, and the lack of continuity definitely affects the kids. As well, last year I volunteered in my childs classroom, just so I could stay informed of what was happening to him (the previous year, the teacher had put my child into a remedial reading class without notifying me...he's an advanced reader. The reading teacher had marked the wrong reading level at the top of his test...and although it was marked correctly throughout, she never bothered to actually look at more than the top 1" of the page). Even though I was in the room, the teacher made blatantly condescending remarks to some of the less-advanced kids. This year, when I offered to volunteer, the teacher told me he doesn't like parents in his classroom. DO NOT BRING YOUR KIDS HERE. Oh, and when I went to the Principal and talked to him about my experience with the horrible teacher he said "Not every teacher can be good. Sometimes, you just have to deal with it until the the next year". Fabulous.
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Posted January 13, 2009

Everyone at this school is great! they have made my children and my family feel welcom and like part of their family. I have seen everyone help Student here from the principle to the janitors. They truly care about their students and their educations! Thank you to all the staff you are making a difference in so many young lives!
—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 78% in 2012.

91 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
62%

2009

 
 
63%

2008

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2012.

91 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
62%

2010

 
 
64%

2009

 
 
71%

2008

 
 
81%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 South Dakota used the Dakota State Test of Educational Progress (Dakota STEP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The Dakota STEP is standards-based, which means it is aligned to South Dakota's educational standards and measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state. The standards-based Dakota STEP results are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: South Dakota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 79% in 2012.

97 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
70%

2009

 
 
68%

2008

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2012.

97 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
71%

2009

 
 
59%

2008

 
 
72%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 South Dakota used the Dakota State Test of Educational Progress (Dakota STEP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The Dakota STEP is standards-based, which means it is aligned to South Dakota's educational standards and measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state. The standards-based Dakota STEP results are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: South Dakota Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 77% in 2012.

83 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
77%

2009

 
 
72%

2008

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 75% in 2012.

83 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
59%

2009

 
 
77%

2008

 
 
73%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 South Dakota used the Dakota State Test of Educational Progress (Dakota STEP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The Dakota STEP is standards-based, which means it is aligned to South Dakota's educational standards and measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state. The standards-based Dakota STEP results are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: South Dakota Department of Education

Math

All Students74%
Female75%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American29%
White82%
Economically disadvantaged64%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students74%
Female79%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native American50%
White80%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 South Dakota used the Dakota State Test of Educational Progress (Dakota STEP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The Dakota STEP is standards-based, which means it is aligned to South Dakota's educational standards and measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state. The standards-based Dakota STEP results are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the South Dakota 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: South Dakota Department of Education

Math

All Students70%
Female74%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White73%
Economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilities18%
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students68%
Female72%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White69%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilities27%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 South Dakota used the Dakota State Test of Educational Progress (Dakota STEP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The Dakota STEP is standards-based, which means it is aligned to South Dakota's educational standards and measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state. The standards-based Dakota STEP results are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the South Dakota 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: South Dakota Department of Education

Math

All Students75%
Female80%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White75%
Economically disadvantaged78%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

Reading

All Students65%
Female64%
Male66%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White67%
Economically disadvantaged63%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 South Dakota used the Dakota State Test of Educational Progress (Dakota STEP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The Dakota STEP is standards-based, which means it is aligned to South Dakota's educational standards and measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state. The standards-based Dakota STEP results are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the South Dakota 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: South Dakota Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 73% 76%
American Indian/Alaska Native 17% 16%
Hispanic 4% 3%
Two or more races 3% 1%
Asian 1% 1%
Black 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 46%N/A40%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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