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West Valley High School

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Posted February 18, 2010

This school has by far been then best school I've ever been to, with low amount of students, great teachers, college plan helpers, and great programs... Not only that they have an all new school (remodeled in 2006.. or so). They have the best fun too! GO EAGLES!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 3, 2009

City School is a project based program that inspires students to independent learning and thinking. City School encourages independent thinking by having students write opinion papers on different subjects. They are expected to defend their point of view with facts and figures. Students are encouraged to be responsible citizens by applying for and holding different jobs during tthe school year. Their salary is in the form of City School scrip. They are expected to pay tuition and other expenses from their salaries. Students are also taught an appreciation for their environment by visiting diferent natural areas during the school year. As 8th graders they go to Orcas Island where they are taught about the balance of our oceans. Helping others is also emphasized at City School. They have participated in various community projects such as cleaning up our river, helping at the local food bank, and doing yard work for their neighbors. Student who attend City School learn to be better citizens, how to apply for and hold a job, and how to interact with adults. It is an excellent place to learn.


Posted January 24, 2008

When I was at west valley I did not think it was a vary good school. I was there for 2 1/2 years.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 21, 2007

uh...West Valley is all new this year and it's awesome!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 6, 2003

I believe that west valley is a great school for anyone. Its low population bring students into a one on one relationship with there teachers. The one of the problems is that there is not enough parent involvement. Yes their very dedicated parents out there but not enough to go around. But all in all in the end I wouldn't send my kids anywhere else.


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.
Algebra I

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

151 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
53%
Biology I

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

213 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
65%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 93% in 2013.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
83%
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.

87 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
41%
Biology I

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

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
65%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 72% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
86%
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.

23 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 35% in 2013.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
60%
Integrated Math I

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

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2011

 
 
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Integrated Math II

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

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2011

 
 
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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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2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
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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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n/a

2012

 
 
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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 Students50%
Female50%
Male51%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic27%
Multiracial75%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White50%
Low income46%
Not low income56%
Special education46%
Not special education51%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Biology I

All Students73%
Female71%
Male74%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic43%
Multiracial88%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Low income64%
Not low income82%
Special education84%
Not special education71%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Geometry

All Students98%
Female100%
Male97%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White98%
Low income100%
Not low income98%
Not special education98%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Integrated Math I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a

Integrated Math II

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/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

Algebra I

All Students32%
Female34%
Male30%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White31%
Low income30%
Not low income35%
Special education23%
Not special education35%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Biology I

All Students54%
Female49%
Male61%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White55%
Low income43%
Not low income65%
Special education61%
Not special education52%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Geometry

All Students82%
Female77%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Low income83%
Not low income82%
Special educationn/a
Not special education82%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Integrated Math I

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

Integrated Math II

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/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 Students22%
Female29%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White24%
Low income25%
Not low income18%
Special educationn/a
Not special education23%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Biology 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
Special educationn/a
Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a

Geometry

All Students41%
Female39%
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
White47%
Low income55%
Not low income27%
Special educationn/a
Not special education43%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Integrated Math I

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
Malen/a
Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
Not low incomen/a
Not special educationn/a

Integrated Math II

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
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
Malen/a
Blackn/a
Hispanicn/a
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.

230 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

231 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
86%

2010

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2011.

214 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
50%

2010

 
 
45%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 85% in 2013.

232 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
85%
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 Students91%
Female94%
Male87%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic72%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Low income86%
Not low income94%
Special education77%
Not special education93%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students89%
Female95%
Male82%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic93%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White90%
Low income82%
Not low income94%
Special education72%
Not special education91%
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 81% 60%
Hispanic 8% 20%
Two or more races 8% 6%
Black 2% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 7%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 10%N/A8%
Special education 111%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 244%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 13N/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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Spokane, WA 99212
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