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Naches Valley High School

Public | 9-12 | 483 students

 
 

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Posted November 11, 2010

BTW,, Math classes are based on the student, usually medicre students, disruptive or unconcerned students are lumped with the same. Good students who work hard to accel are general placed with other students who work hard and strive to become secondary education ready. If we want more science and math programs, we need more funding, not more budget cuts.. (thanks Christine Gregaire) 2010,,, yet more budget cuts and quality teachers LOST! YES we have a phenominal music program, because the students are raising their own money and Mr Freis who is a fantastic teacher, is paying the balance from his own pocket. Although the football team is well funded every year, :'(
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2007

The curriculum is inferior, and the academic options are spare.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2007

I believe that Naches Valley High School is one of the best schools in the Yakima Valley. The staff cares about each student and the administration has made NVHS a place to feel comfortable learning. The spirit in Naches is relaxing and a great place to raise a family. I look forward to putting my other children through the Naches Valley School District.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2007

NVHS has a superior arts program--specifically band and choir--but academically, the school lacks superiority, let alone anything special. None of the faculty seems to really care about where their students go. In other words, the teachers at Naches don't drive their students to shoot above and beyond. In fact, the only standards they expect of their students are mediocre. Besides the mediocre standards of the staff, the curriculum at Naches isn't anything to long for, either. Namely, the Core Math curriculum Naches uses. It's frustratingly brief, creating tension in the student and the aiding parent. Naches also offers little range in courses in math and science.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 25, 2005

We moved to the Naches School District after having four children in the Pullman WA. school district-- our four children were in each of the four schools within this district-- we had one in the primary school, one in the intermediate school, one in the middle school and one in high school here. I have to say that after coming from Pullman, Naches schools are well below academic standards and performance levels that my children are accustom to-- I've been very disappointed. I would rate their band and drama departments as superior-- however academics-- science, math, and writing--- are poor. Compared to other school districts in the Yakima Valley-- Naches ranks second only to West Valley school district, information I found on school report cards at the www.k12.wa.us (ospi website). Their is an attitude among old-timers here that Nacnes is superior-- this denial has cost them-- as wise parents are leaving.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2005

Naches is a very good school. All the teachers care very much about the students there and they work hard to make it a safe and efficant learing enviroment. It is a pleasent place to go to, safe and one of the better schools in the Yakima Valley.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 26, 2003

I would also like to add that the high school has 100% of it's classrooms and computers connected to the internet. Your date for technology is very old and inaccurate. Student to computer ratio is more like 1:4
—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.
Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 54% in 2013.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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49%

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61%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 82% in 2013.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 93% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 53% in 2013.

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Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 96% in 2013.

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Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 22% in 2013.

29 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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16%

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30%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 66% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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76%

2012

 
 
62%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 72% in 2013.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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72%

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50%

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41%
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 28% in 2013.

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Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 61% in 2013.

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Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 19% in 2013.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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11%

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Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 35% in 2013.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 35% in 2013.

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Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 30% in 2013.

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Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 23% in 2013.

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Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 15% in 2013.

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Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 34% in 2013.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 20% in 2013.

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Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 18% in 2013.

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Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

All Students49%
Female41%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic22%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White58%
Low income38%
Not low income59%
Special educationn/a
Not special education52%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Biology I

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Geometry

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
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White100%
Low incomen/a
Not low income100%
Not special education100%
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Integrated Math I

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Integrated Math II

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Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

All Students16%
Female19%
Male13%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
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Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White21%
Low income13%
Not low income19%
Special educationn/a
Not special education21%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Biology I

All Students76%
Female73%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic56%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Low income71%
Not low income80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education76%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Geometry

All Students72%
Female67%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Low income59%
Not low income80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education72%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Integrated Math I

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Integrated Math II

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Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

All Students11%
Femalen/a
Male0%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White0%
Low income15%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education11%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Biology I

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Geometry

All Studentsn/a
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Integrated Math I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
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Low incomen/a
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Not special educationn/a

Integrated Math II

All Studentsn/a
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Hispanicn/a
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Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
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Blackn/a
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Native Americann/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a

Biology I

All Studentsn/a
Low incomen/a
Not special educationn/a

Geometry

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a

Integrated Math I

All Studentsn/a
Malen/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Not special educationn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used End-of-Course (EOC) examinations to assess students in Algebra I, Geometry, Integrated Math I, Integrated Math II, and Biology. The EOC tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2010.

122 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

109 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
77%

2010

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2011.

110 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
46%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 85% in 2013.

105 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
91%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) to test students in reading and writing in grade 10. Math skills are tested by the End-of-Course (EOC) exams. The HSPE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Reading

All Students83%
Female86%
Male80%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic53%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White88%
Low income72%
Not low income91%
Special educationn/a
Not special education84%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students92%
Female98%
Male85%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic88%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Low income86%
Not low income95%
Special educationn/a
Not special education95%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE) to test students in reading and writing in grade 10. Math skills are tested by the End-of-Course (EOC) exams. The HSPE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Washington. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

The different student groups are identified by the Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 82% 60%
Hispanic 15% 20%
Two or more races 2% 6%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 2%
Black 0% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 11%N/A8%
Special education 16%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 237%N/A44%
Source: 1 WA OSPI, 2009-2010
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Student-teacher ratio

  This school District averageState average
Students per classroom teacher 18N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 11N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 61%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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