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Valley View Middle School

Public | 7-8 | 1 student

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted June 23, 2013

I am a graduate from VVMS, I used to go to Centennial and let me tell you... There is such a difference in how they are run for being in the same district. VVMS focused more on education, less on fun, CMS was the opposite. I love both schools but if I was a parent I would choose VVMS.


Posted June 5, 2013

What an amazing school! I have two children just completing the school year at Valley View. Looking over the year, I can whole-heartedly recommend this school. Seventh and eight graders usually do not associate learning with fun; however, at Valley View, learning is FUN! Spending five days a week with this highly qualified teaching staff in this magnificent building makes getting up for school in the morning easy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2011

I am a student who currently goes to this school, and I have to say it's pretty good. Most of the teachers I've had are very nice and helpful, which is a contrast compared to my previous school. I also find many of the students to be friendly, although some can be arrogant. These students can be easily ignored. (By me, at least.) The only issue I have with the school is that it is /very/ crowded. I recently finished a 3D sculpture class with forty kids in it. It was out of control. (That was the only one of my classes that was out of control, though. It was only because of the size of the class.) Bottom line: Overall it's a great school. My experience with the teachers and students has been positive for the most part, and the amount of homework is miniscule. (Compared to my previous school.) Be aware that there are /a lot/ of students. (Also understand that I can only review based on the few classes that I have taken. I am an eighth grader, by the way.) Oh yeah, and every school-day starts at 7:20. Enjoy getting up around 5:00 AM.


Posted March 13, 2010

I think that vvms is a great school, community, and safe place for children to get a great education! :)
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 15, 2010

Seems to be a good school. I have had teachers call me about my child out of the blue, which is much appreciated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2009

My daughter transferred last year into Valley View from a private school. The academics were better, especially the science and choir programs. Teachers from Valley View actively collaborate with teachers from GPHS, and the choir teacher actually teaches at GPHS as well!
—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 64% in 2013.

355 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 69% in 2013.

354 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
76%

2010

 
 
78%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 71% in 2013.

350 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
86%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP 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

Math

The state average for Math was 53% in 2013.

351 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
67%

2010

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 66% in 2013.

350 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
78%

2010

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 65% in 2013.

351 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
80%

2010

 
 
70%
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP 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

Math

All Students70%
Female69%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asian74%
Asian/Pacific Islander74%
Hispanic45%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Low income40%
Not low income76%
Special education19%
Not special education76%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students80%
Female80%
Male81%
Blackn/a
Asian89%
Asian/Pacific Islander89%
Hispanic57%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low income66%
Not low income83%
Special education46%
Not special education84%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students80%
Female86%
Male72%
Blackn/a
Asian89%
Asian/Pacific Islander89%
Hispanic57%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Low income66%
Not low income82%
Special education38%
Not special education84%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP 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

Math

All Students65%
Female63%
Male67%
Blackn/a
Asian79%
Asian/Pacific Islander79%
Hispanic44%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White67%
Low income43%
Not low income68%
Special education7%
Not special education70%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students74%
Female75%
Male73%
Blackn/a
Asian86%
Asian/Pacific Islander86%
Hispanic59%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White75%
Low income64%
Not low income76%
Special education27%
Not special education78%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students70%
Female69%
Male71%
Blackn/a
Asian71%
Asian/Pacific Islander71%
Hispanic50%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White73%
Low income53%
Not low income72%
Special education37%
Not special education73%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % basic, level 3, or level 4

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Washington used the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) to test students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, in writing in grades 4 and 7, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The MSP 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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 94% in 2011.

39 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
100%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 99% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 97% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/a
Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 100% in 2011.

2011

 
 
n/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.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

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

94 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
n/a
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 97% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 99% in 2013.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%
Integrated Math I

The state average for Integrated Math I was 97% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Integrated Math II

The state average for Integrated Math II was 99% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/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.

Source: Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Algebra I

All Students99%
Female98%
Male100%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
White100%
Low incomen/a
Not low income99%
Special educationn/a
Not special education99%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Biology I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Not special educationn/a

Geometry

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White100%
Low incomen/a
Not low income100%
Not special education100%

Integrated Math I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Not special educationn/a

Integrated Math II

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/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

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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 77% 60%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 7%
Hispanic 7% 20%
Two or more races 5% 6%
Black 2% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 11%N/A8%
Special education 113%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 214%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 19N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 14N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 64%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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Snohomish, WA 98296
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