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East Valley High School

Public | 9-12 | 855 students

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted August 24, 2013

I'm a former student who graduated in 2011. I couldn't wait to get out of this school. I attended running start full time from junior year through senior year due to the fact that I wasn't challenged at EVHS. There are a few teachers who will challenge you and help you grow/learn ( Mrs. Williams is the best and is the main reason for 2 stars) if you want to. Overall this school is more focused on sports rather than academics. Faculty will praise students who are good at sports and pass them through classes so they can continue playing. Komstadius for example. I would never subject my future children to this sort of institution. The community is very strong though and especially beneficial if your parents were in the correct "circle" of adults. Some sports are very political and again have a lot to do with who your parents are. Some sports are not. I just graduated from the University of Washington and I can say that East Valley High School did very very little to prepare me for UW or help me get there. Sam Johnson


Posted July 24, 2013

this school is horrible! If your student isn't Favorited by there teachers and struggles they will fall through the cracks. My son started with East valley and transferred to West valley, a school whose way more academically ahead unlike East valley. Also way more opportunities for the students. East valley let my son fall through the cracks academically and failed to help him when he was having problems with other students! The new principle has only made things worse. The vice principle who is in charge of discipline failed to do anything to help him. If your looking to enroll your child in this school. Think twice and go to West valley
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2011

This school is just blooming into its great potential. It is has more and more activities and classes available each year. However, the best thing about East Valley HS is that it has wonderful unity and social opportunities. If a student and their parent's are willing to work hard academically, this school will be the perfect match!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2009

New principal so the school has a new look and feel, and I am curious as to how it will all blend together. Having children who attended and attend EVHS, there are some points that still need to be addressed. Grading--getting a 0 on an assignment when there is an excused absence, handing out a final test with 2 questions worded incorrectly and then deducting the points from the students test as a final score. Acadmics: Honors classes that assign more reading or homework versus digging deeper into the curriculum, teachers not wanting to write lesson plans so there is a purpose to their teaching. Commnication: with teachers, done either be email or voice mail, and with old principal no follow up when a teacher does not respond to homework requests, setting up meetings. While my children have enjoyed EVHS, the bumps in the road do seem distracting.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2009

Review about schools is a tricky subject to work through. The reason I say this is because it is so difficult to get a big picture by reading just a few reviews. While I understand that reality isn't the same as perception, it is true that perceived reality can be both flattering and damaging. A good rating can be the result of a great experience with one person inside the building, and a negative review can be caused by a negative experience with one teacher. It is important to distinguish between judging a whole school, or all the faculty based on one or two experiences. Just because one teacher doesn't 'teach or think outside the box,' doesn't mean that all teacher are the same. Please remember that the majority of the staff here focused on the kids and providing them the best education. Many are dedicated to professional growth. Thanks!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 6, 2009

The school of East Valley is an okay school only it is old and only some of the teachers are good at teaching like Mr.Hummel .
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 31, 2009

The school seems to have good programs and good teachers. Mr. Hummel (princ.) was very nice and helpful when enrolling my daughter.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2008

Great school principle with a wealth of leadership. Great coaches and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 21, 2008

I love this school, and i wish i didnt have to go to college, the teachers are great, the classes are even better, learning expiriences are excellent and if i could describe the school in only a few words i would have to say, excellence can be acheived by hard working students and teachers working, not for the paycheck.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 9, 2007

Yes this school does have it's problems many of them, from, not a big enough school for the growing population to disipline before saftey!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 30, 2005

East valleys ok we ave our problems just like everyone else but we have good teachers and we have fun sometimes.
—Submitted by a student


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.

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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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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54%

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56%
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.

37 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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97%

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94%

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98%
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.

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
32%
Biology I

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

173 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
66%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 72% in 2013.

70 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
81%
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.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
29%
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.

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
68%
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 Students54%
Female56%
Male51%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic53%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White56%
Low income53%
Not low income55%
Special educationn/a
Not special education54%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Biology I

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Geometry

All Students97%
Female95%
Male100%
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Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic100%
Multiracialn/a
White96%
Low income100%
Not low income96%
Not special education97%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Integrated Math I

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Integrated Math II

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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 Students20%
Female26%
Male15%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic22%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White14%
Low income19%
Not low income20%
Special educationn/a
Not special education25%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Biology I

All Students64%
Female63%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic49%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Low income52%
Not low income77%
Special educationn/a
Not special education70%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrant60%

Geometry

All Students83%
Female74%
Male92%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic86%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Low income86%
Not low income80%
Special educationn/a
Not special education83%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Integrated Math I

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Limited Englishn/a

Integrated Math II

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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 Students15%
Female14%
Male17%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic10%
Multiracialn/a
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White20%
Low income13%
Not low income20%
Special educationn/a
Not special education15%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrantn/a

Biology I

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

Geometry

All Students54%
Female46%
Male60%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic46%
Multiracialn/a
White57%
Low income53%
Not low incomen/a
Special educationn/a
Not special education54%
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
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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
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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.

176 students were tested at this school in 2010.

2010

 
 
27%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 84% in 2013.

184 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
74%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 50% in 2011.

194 students were tested at this school in 2011.

2011

 
 
39%

2010

 
 
37%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 85% in 2013.

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
83%

2010

 
 
89%
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 Students84%
Female90%
Male78%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic77%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White89%
Low income80%
Not low income88%
Special education71%
Not special education85%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrant80%

Writing

All Students82%
Female93%
Male70%
Blackn/a
Asiann/a
Asian/Pacific Islandern/a
Hispanic81%
Native Americann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
White82%
Low income82%
Not low income82%
Special education50%
Not special education85%
Limited Englishn/a
Migrant90%
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 60% 63%
Hispanic 36% 18%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 2%
Asian 1% 7%
Black 1% 5%
Two or more races 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 123%N/A40%
Transitional bilingual 22%N/A8%
Special education 210%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 17N/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 58%N/A66%
Source: WA OSPI, 2009-2010

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