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Valley View High School

Public | 9-12 | 194 students

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted October 30, 2012

My children attend Valley View schools. One is in high school. They have wonderful teachers, there is probably none better than Mr. Andrews. Academic opportunities are available with dual credit being a wonderful option. However the administration, IE the principal leaves much to be desired. Instead of providing an encouraging atmosphere, he does just the opposite. He seems to be focused on making up his own rules without school board approval and enforcing them as he wishes to torment the students. He has seem to forgotten there is a school handbook in force that provides guidelines not only for the students but the administration. As such the students from day to day do not know what the rules are. The school board is either unaware or does not care. The high school will not be able to move forward or thrive until the principal is removed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2012

I graduated from here and it is a great school. There was a few teachers that relied a little more on the book than lectures, but regardless of that if you wanted to learn you would. Valley View has a great athletics dpt and the administration was great. I took some college courses for free with the dual enrollment program and had a lot of spanish college credits because of the opportunities that Valley View provided.


Posted November 13, 2008

This school has bad food, bullys, and almost all the students are harsh. But the teachers are willing to help... well almost all of them but a few
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 21, 2006

Valley View High School offers a student opportunities to excel academically. Dual credit courses allow those who are college bound to obtain college credit before graduation. It is a rigorous school academically.
—Submitted by an administrator


Posted October 20, 2005

So many of the best teachers are now gone. It hurts to see what used to be a good school just a place people end up when they can't find a job anywhere else. The administration is terrible. Definite lack of leadership here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2005

The teachers don't care about what the students learn. They hand the students a worksheet and tell them to do it...they don't teach. They also show favorites. The availability of extra curricular activities is minimal. The school is focused on football and basketball. I was part of the drill team (when it was good), and we were invited to perform at many places across the United States and we were not allowed because the school thought it was unfair to the other teams because they never got the chance to go anywhere. We earned the right and they shot us down. I would have to say that the level of parent involvement is mediocre. If the parents wish to be involved they can be.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 27, 2005

The UIL programs are good, but since our councilor is chnaging schools this year I'm not sure how next year will be. The sports are pretty good! The main focus tho is track and football, after all it is Texas...The parent involvment is excellent. All the parents are willing to be involved with raising money and helping out the booster club. Overall its a pretty nice school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 21, 2004

The previous reviewer does not know what he/she is talking about. Turnover has been due to financial woes within the district and mirrors what is happening in numerous other districts of Valley View's size. There are good teachers in Valley View, and positive changes are being made. Lack of parental support is evident, and so this would be a positive change. More parents should support school policy and procedure rather than fight it every chance they get. Not all parents fall into this category, but it is a significant problem within the district.
—Submitted by a staff


Posted July 12, 2004

Inconsistant in dicipline very high drop out rate. My child is constantly bored due to the lack of extracurricular activities. Instead of improving the school they have kept teachers who are just their to retire and get rid of young and energetic teachers that the students respect and listen to what they have to say. They had an award winning dance team and got rid of the drill team director and the whole team fell apart. My daughter was apart of this team and it was the best thing that ever happen to her. She became repectvul and her grades improved 3 fold, now I'm afraid she will begin to get into trouble again because the only thing she cared about this sorry school got rid of because of jealousy, it was the only good program left in the school. I would move out of the district if I could.
—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.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 89% in 2011.

55 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 70% in 2011.

54 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
70%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 91% in 2011.

44 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 74% in 2011.

40 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 76% in 2011.

44 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
87%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 93% in 2011.

44 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
92%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 95% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
88%
Math

The state average for Math was 89% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
93%
Science

The state average for Science was 95% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
87%

2010

 
 
88%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 98% in 2013.

54 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
91%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

English Language Arts

All Students96%
Female96%
Male96%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White96%
Economically disadvantaged95%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Math

All Students91%
Female93%
Male88%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White92%
Economically disadvantaged90%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Science

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a

Social Studies

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) was used to test students in English language arts and mathematics in grade 11. The grade 11 exit Level TAKS is a high school graduation requirement. TAKS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

  • In 2010-2011, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • In 2009-2010, this school was rated "Recognized".
  • In 2008-2009, this school was rated "Recognized".

About the tests


Texas uses Accountability Ratings to indicate the overall performance of each school and district. The ratings are based on TAKS test results, dropout rates for grades 7 and 8 and school completion rates for grades 9 through 12. Schools and districts rated under standard accountability procedures are designated as Exemplary, Recognized, Academically Acceptable or Academically Unacceptable. Schools and districts rated under alternative education accountability (AEA) procedures are designated as either AEA: Academically Acceptable or AEA: Academically Unacceptable.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 78% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
91%
Algebra II

The state average for Algebra II was 97% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 85% in 2013.

53 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
93%
Chemistry

The state average for Chemistry was 84% in 2013.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
n/a
English I Reading

The state average for English I Reading was 65% in 2013.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
84%
English I Writing

The state average for English I Writing was 48% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
71%
English II Reading

The state average for English II Reading was 78% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
n/a
English II Writing

The state average for English II Writing was 52% in 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
n/a
English III Reading

The state average for English III Reading was 63% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
61%
English III Writing

The state average for English III Writing was 42% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
55%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 86% in 2013.

43 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
n/a
Physics

The state average for Physics was 81% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 73% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
World Geography

The state average for World Geography was 75% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
89%
World History

The state average for World History was 70% in 2013.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
30%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Texas Education Agency

Algebra I

All Students98%
Female100%
Male97%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged94%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English98%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant98%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted98%
Bilingualn/a

Algebra II

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a
Bilingualn/a

Biology I

All Students92%
Female95%
Male91%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic83%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Economically disadvantaged83%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special educationn/a
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English94%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant92%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted92%
Bilingualn/a

Chemistry

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Economically disadvantaged100%
Not economically disadvantaged100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English100%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant100%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted100%
Bilingualn/a

English I Reading

All Students75%
Female64%
Male83%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White78%
Economically disadvantaged77%
Not economically disadvantaged74%
Special educationn/a
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English78%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant75%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted72%
Bilingualn/a

English I Writing

All Students53%
Female59%
Male48%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic29%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged36%
Not economically disadvantaged59%
Special educationn/a
Not special education56%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English55%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant53%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted48%
Bilingualn/a

English II Reading

All Students75%
Female73%
Male77%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White79%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged79%
Special educationn/a
Not special education80%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English77%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant75%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted74%
Bilingualn/a

English II Writing

All Students64%
Female64%
Male64%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White65%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantaged68%
Special educationn/a
Not special education68%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English65%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant64%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted62%
Bilingualn/a

English III Reading

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

English III Writing

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

Geometry

All Students93%
Female91%
Male95%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Economically disadvantaged89%
Not economically disadvantaged96%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English93%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant93%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted93%
Bilingualn/a

Physics

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

U.S. History

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Not migrantn/a
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Giftedn/a

World Geography

All Students88%
Female80%
Male93%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantaged97%
Special education0%
Not special education98%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English90%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant88%
Gifted/talented100%
Not Gifted87%
Bilingualn/a

World History

All Students80%
Female82%
Male78%
Black or African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged72%
Not economically disadvantaged85%
Special educationn/a
Not special education83%
Limited English proficient (LEP)n/a
Proficient in English80%
Migrantn/a
Not migrant80%
Gifted/talentedn/a
Not Gifted79%
Bilingualn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013, the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) was used to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8; in writing in grades 4 and 7; in science in grades 5 and 8; in social studies in grade 8; and end-of-course assessments for English I, II, and II, Algebra I and II, biology and US History. STAAR is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Texas. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Texas Education Agency; if there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Texas Education Agency

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 79% 29%
Hispanic 14% 52%
Asian or Pacific Islander 3% 4%
Two or more races 3% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Black N/A 13%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: TX Education Agency, 2013-2014

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Beginning teachers 5%N/AN/A
Source: Civil Rights Data Collection, 2011-2012

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