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Spokane Valley High School

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Posted March 18, 2014

I loved this school! everyone here treated me like family! i regret doing the things i did! i do! i would love one more chance but that might not happen! i have changed ever since i got out of the psychiatric ward, at Sacred heart medical center! I will commit to doing my VERY best and i will stick to that! i want to thank everyone there for being the best that they could be! I wish i could have one more chance and hopefully change things around!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 11, 2014

Only one teacher was good at communicating to me, the parent, and he's no longer teaching there. I thought the smaller classroom size would be a plus, but didn't find that to be so. The head secretary was very good at returning my calls and caring about my concerns/questions. My son did not learn math for the 2 1/2 years he attended there, even though I addressed my concern on several occasions. I did not receive ANY communication from any teachers regarding conferences, grades, etc from September 2013 to December 2013 at which time my son quit attending. The school has some nice functions that families are welcome to attend, and they have a great plant sale in May. But it seems they did not like my "troublesome" student and didn't really work with me or my husband very well to come up with a solution that would work to keep him in school. It's too bad, because they do have some nice features, such as the greenhouse, cafe' and projects class which are different from the big high schools, and their graduation ceremony is very personal and nice compared to any other high school graduation I've attended. They seem to care about most of the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2010

I always hated school before I attended Spokane Valley High school. I have met some of the best people of my life, and learned so many things that have really helped me throughout my life so far. before I came to SVHS I was a sophmore with no credits for high school, now here I am on track to graduate with all of my necessary credits for the school year. I love this school with all of my heart. It truely is a home away from home, and a second family that will stick by you no matter what happens.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 12, 2010

I LOVE THIS SCHOOL. I wish i still went there. I am very sad i moved away!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 21, 2009

I attend SVHS, And I love it! It's a small enviornment and EVERY teacher knows your name, if your in their class or not. It feels good to walk around school and a teacher you may not know very well knows your name and says 'hello', it really makes your day. Classes are small and easier to work in. Majority of students get along with eachother, and there aren't really any 'clicks'. I chose SVHS over West Valley because I heard so many great things about this school. All the wounderful things I heard never let me down. I enjoy every moment at this school, and there are so many great oppertunities. Teachers at this school care about your future and your present they really show interest in every student that attends SVHS. BEST SCHOOL I'VE EVER BEEN TO!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 16, 2007

I went through two other schools before I landed at SVHS. You can't find a better school for struggling students. This school is small and it truly is a family. Everyone knows eachother and their names. The teachers are extremely supportive and the classes are small so that teachers actually know what students are doing and if they are struggling with something. I always went home and rambled about everything that was happening at school. I actually got to the point where my parents quit asking about my day!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 6, 2005

Our 9th grader was not thriving in traditional schools. Last year her grades were almost all Fs. This year she is getting straight As. In the past we would ask 'What'd you do today?', the reply was always 'Nothing'. Now she explains aquaponics and speaks Spanish (a little). She has a perfect attendance record, and has never been late to class. She looks forward to going to school! The teachers are amazingly supportive and the student to teacher ratio is very low. I've never been happier with a school, and neither has she.
—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.

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Biology I

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

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 93% in 2013.

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

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

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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.

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Biology I

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

18 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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78%

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26%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 72% in 2013.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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47%
Integrated Math I

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

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

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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.

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

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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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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

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Biology I

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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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Biology I

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Geometry

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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

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Geometry

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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

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Geometry

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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

Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2010.

22 students were tested at this school in 2010.

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9%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2011.

27 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
30%

2010

 
 
10%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 85% in 2013.

25 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
96%
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 Students88%
Femalen/a
Male89%
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Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
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Native Americann/a
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White86%
Low income92%
Not low income85%
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

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Not low income100%
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Limited Englishn/a
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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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 91% 60%
Hispanic 7% 20%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 7%
Black 0% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 6%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Transitional bilingual 15%N/A8%
Special education 114%N/A13%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 255%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 7N/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 53%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Gardening teacher(s)
Math specialist(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • LARRY BUSH

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Transportation options
  • Accessible via public transportation
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
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Spokane, WA 99212
Phone: (509) 922-5475

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