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Central Valley High School

Public | 9-12 | 1924 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 2 ratings
2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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11 reviews of this school


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Posted March 28, 2014

Amazing school graduated in 2012 miss this school teachers and staffs been the mascot for 2 years!


Posted March 27, 2014

Awesome H.S. Both of my daughters graduate with honors, enjoyed all the extra leadership, volunteer, & sport activities. They were well prepared for college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

Although the size of the school was too small when it was built, the facilities are great. Even with restrictive procedures and low funding, the teachers seem dedicated and the music program is excellent. If Mr. Flemmer is an example of the quality and dedication of the faculty, our kids are in very good hands.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Great school, teachers, learning programs, well supported by the community, good sports program everyone plays!


Posted July 3, 2009

I love teaching at CV! I'd give 5 stars if only we had more space; we are full and teachers are sharing classrooms; otherwise, it's a great place to be, and I will be choicing my child over here. The administration and support staff are excellent.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 22, 2009

I am saddened to see that as a parent of a student who is attending as freshman 08-09, there has been NO change. I can not disagree their band and music and drama programs seem to be excellent. I can reiterate that the teachers walk around with an attitude of fear, frustration and have often a 'hands-tied' response. The school has rules and it seems the teachers are subjected to even more than the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2009

This school is over run by administration who are so busy running around protecting their jobs and dictating orders to teachers, parents and students that no actual work seems to get done. The admin, does not return phone calls, does not answer questions, and does not remember what you agreed to at previous meetings.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2008

Most of the teachers and counselors are great. The school is a bit over crowded, but they're working towards a solution. They have wonderful sports and music programs. In general, we like this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 17, 2007

It is a great school the music department is great, with an outstanding marching band. The forign language is very good.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 7, 2007

As a former student of graduating class '05, 3.7GPA, and a student of 2 other high schools during my freshmen and then softmore years, I feel I can bring a certain objective introspect into play. Central Valley, while clean, well funded, high tech, and generally visually appealing, suffers from, in my opinion, gross mismanagement. The school itself has wonderful facilities, however, this is overshadowed by the poor teachers and almost dogmatic policies of the administration. The school places little or no emphasis on the actual educational process, rather on bureaucracy of the educational environment, political correctness, and campus rules. It seemed to me that most teachers were walking around with some ephemeral cloud about their heads, a cloud that smacked of an iron fisted administration and conferences on classroom policy, rather than their fields of study. Every teacher just seemed so worried about their jobs.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 17, 2004

This school has an amazing band that is very impressive and a great representation of the school. They behave very professionally and are mature beyond their years. This is a reflection on the overall attitude of many kids who attend this school, and that is a breath of fresh air in a world that has been raising their kids to be disrespectful and immature with the excuse that 'kids will be kids'. This is a great school with above average kids. Great work!
—Submitted by a student


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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.

322 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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73%

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Biology I

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

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
100%

2012

 
 
99%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 93% in 2013.

134 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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100%

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100%
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.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
19%
Biology I

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

397 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
77%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 72% in 2013.

270 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
82%
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.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
65%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 35% in 2013.

14 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
69%
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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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

All Students73%
Female77%
Male69%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic71%
Multiracial86%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White74%
Low income62%
Not low income80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education74%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Biology I

All Students100%
Female100%
Male100%
Blackn/a
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Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White100%
Low incomen/a
Not low income100%
Special educationn/a
Not special education100%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Geometry

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

Integrated Math I

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Integrated Math II

All Studentsn/a
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Low incomen/a
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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 Students13%
Female17%
Male10%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White16%
Low income9%
Not low income17%
Special education3%
Not special education18%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Biology I

All Students78%
Female77%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Low income68%
Not low income83%
Special education24%
Not special education84%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Geometry

All Students85%
Female78%
Male91%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic75%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White85%
Low income83%
Not low income86%
Special educationn/a
Not special education86%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Integrated Math I

All Studentsn/a
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Whiten/a
Low incomen/a
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Not special educationn/a
Limited Englishn/a

Integrated Math II

All Studentsn/a
Femalen/a
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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 Students20%
Female29%
Male11%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White21%
Low income33%
Not low income12%
Special educationn/a
Not special education20%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Biology I

All Students35%
Femalen/a
Male50%
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanicn/a
White40%
Low income36%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education31%
Limited Englishn/a

Geometry

All Students50%
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 education50%
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.

487 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

473 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
88%

2010

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2011.

459 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
53%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 85% in 2013.

472 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
88%
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 Students90%
Female92%
Male88%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic62%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White92%
Low income82%
Not low income93%
Special education60%
Not special education92%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Writing

All Students90%
Female94%
Male86%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic86%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White91%
Low income81%
Not low income94%
Special education55%
Not special education94%
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 85% 63%
Hispanic 7% 18%
Two or more races 5% 5%
Asian 2% 7%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Black 1% 5%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 133%N/A40%
Transitional bilingual 22%N/A8%
Special education 28%N/A13%
Source: 1 NCES, 2010-2011
Source: 2 WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Student-teacher ratio

  This school District averageState average
Students per classroom teacher 20N/A17
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
Average years educational experience 15N/A12
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree or higher 67%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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