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Valley High School

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Posted March 16, 2014

It is all about the students at this school, and they are terrific students. They care about one another and want to do well.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 23, 2013

My school is terrible. I have had 1 day since the beginning of the school year that I haven't had homework, and usually I'm up REALLY late. We are slowly improving, but there is LONG way to go. The principal does not look at petitions the students have created, and is reluctant to change; positive and negative. I do not recommend Valley. I do like that we have many programs, but they're all being drown out by sports.


Posted June 9, 2010

This school is VERY unsatisfactory, there is nothing to be offered, and most of the students are disrespectful and rude. Most the teachers and students simply don't care about their education and much rather sit there and do, nothing. No teaching, just talking.


Posted May 3, 2010

Homework is almost non-exsistant at this school. Children are only being taught to the WESTTEST and not much more. The scores on the tests are sad. More work should be done to protect students and less suspensions given out for minor infractions. Oh if you are a parent that only cares about 3 sports and not the education...then you will think this school is wonderful. But if you want your child to succeed in life academically, well that leaves a lot to be desired. And just forget any special education unless you fight tooth and nail to hold the county to the Federal Law.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 14, 2007

Everyone at this school is so welcoming. I went to Kennesaw Mountain High School in Kennesaw, Ga and I miss Valley so much!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 1, 2007

I think some of the teachers give to much homework. They are at school all day, teach them at school. They worry about the kids being over weight but yet with all the homework they don't have time to go outside when they get home.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 3, 2007

I can see the quality of the school environment is slowly improving. I just wish something could be done about the short skirts and the language I hear every time I come to the school.
—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 48% in 2012.

83 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
28%

2009

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 51% in 2012.

83 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
29%

2009

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 42% in 2012.

81 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
35%

2009

 
 
64%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 34% in 2012.

78 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
29%

2010

 
 
25%

2009

 
 
70%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 West Virginia used the West Virginia Educational Standards Test 2 (WESTEST 2) to test students in grades 3 through 11 in reading, math and social studies, and grades 3 through 9 in science. The WESTEST 2 is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of West Virginia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: West Virginia Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2012.

78 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
54%

2009

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 50% in 2012.

78 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
41%

2010

 
 
38%

2009

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 45% in 2012.

77 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
26%

2010

 
 
41%

2009

 
 
50%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 40% in 2012.

77 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
29%

2009

 
 
41%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 West Virginia used the West Virginia Educational Standards Test 2 (WESTEST 2) to test students in grades 3 through 11 in reading, math and social studies, and grades 3 through 9 in science. The WESTEST 2 is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of West Virginia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: West Virginia Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 42% in 2012.

90 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
36%

2010

 
 
27%

2009

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

90 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
45%

2010

 
 
37%

2009

 
 
51%
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2012.

89 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
31%

2009

 
 
43%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 34% in 2012.

89 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
37%

2010

 
 
25%

2009

 
 
45%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 West Virginia used the West Virginia Educational Standards Test 2 (WESTEST 2) to test students in grades 3 through 11 in reading, math and social studies, and grades 3 through 9 in science. The WESTEST 2 is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of West Virginia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: West Virginia Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 41% in 2012.

71 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
14%

2010

 
 
19%

2009

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

70 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
38%

2010

 
 
27%

2009

 
 
39%
Science

The state average for Science was 31% in 2012.

69 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
19%

2010

 
 
23%

2009

 
 
33%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 37% in 2012.

68 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
23%

2009

 
 
53%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 West Virginia used the West Virginia Educational Standards Test 2 (WESTEST 2) to test students in grades 3 through 11 in reading, math and social studies, and grades 3 through 9 in science. The WESTEST 2 is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of West Virginia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: West Virginia Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 43% in 2012.

66 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
19%

2009

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 48% in 2012.

67 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
21%

2009

 
 
40%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 45% in 2012.

66 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
28%

2010

 
 
36%

2009

 
 
56%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 West Virginia used the West Virginia Educational Standards Test 2 (WESTEST 2) to test students in grades 3 through 11 in reading, math and social studies, and grades 3 through 9 in science. The WESTEST 2 is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of West Virginia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: West Virginia Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 48% in 2012.

68 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
22%

2010

 
 
27%

2009

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 45% in 2012.

68 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
22%

2009

 
 
58%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 35% in 2012.

66 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
34%

2010

 
 
33%

2009

 
 
74%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 West Virginia used the West Virginia Educational Standards Test 2 (WESTEST 2) to test students in grades 3 through 11 in reading, math and social studies, and grades 3 through 9 in science. The WESTEST 2 is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of West Virginia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

Source: West Virginia Department of Education

Math

All Students30%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged31%
Title I30%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities30%

Reading

All Students35%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Title I35%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities35%

Science

All Students30%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Title I30%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities31%

Social Studies

All Students21%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged16%
Title I21%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities21%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 West Virginia used the West Virginia Educational Standards Test 2 (WESTEST 2) to test students in grades 3 through 11 in reading, math and social studies, and grades 3 through 9 in science. The WESTEST 2 is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of West Virginia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the West Virginia Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: West Virginia Department of Education

Math

All Students58%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged51%
Title I58%
Students with disabilities18%
Students without disabilities64%

Reading

All Students49%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Title I49%
Students with disabilities18%
Students without disabilities54%

Science

All Students44%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Title I44%
Students with disabilities20%
Students without disabilities48%

Social Studies

All Students38%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Title I38%
Students with disabilities10%
Students without disabilities42%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 West Virginia used the West Virginia Educational Standards Test 2 (WESTEST 2) to test students in grades 3 through 11 in reading, math and social studies, and grades 3 through 9 in science. The WESTEST 2 is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of West Virginia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the West Virginia Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: West Virginia Department of Education

Math

All Students30%
Black30%
Economically disadvantaged24%
Title I30%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities35%

Reading

All Students24%
Black10%
Economically disadvantaged19%
Title I24%
Students with disabilities8%
Students without disabilities27%

Science

All Students28%
Black20%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Title I28%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities32%

Social Studies

All Students24%
Black20%
Economically disadvantaged23%
Title I24%
Students with disabilities0%
Students without disabilities27%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 West Virginia used the West Virginia Educational Standards Test 2 (WESTEST 2) to test students in grades 3 through 11 in reading, math and social studies, and grades 3 through 9 in science. The WESTEST 2 is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of West Virginia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the West Virginia Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: West Virginia Department of Education

Math

All Students17%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged8%
Title I17%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities18%

Reading

All Students41%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged32%
Title I41%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities45%

Science

All Students20%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged14%
Title I20%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities22%

Social Studies

All Students22%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged14%
Title I22%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities24%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 West Virginia used the West Virginia Educational Standards Test 2 (WESTEST 2) to test students in grades 3 through 11 in reading, math and social studies, and grades 3 through 9 in science. The WESTEST 2 is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of West Virginia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the West Virginia Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: West Virginia Department of Education

Math

All Students29%
Black0%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Title I29%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities32%

Reading

All Students36%
Black10%
Economically disadvantaged31%
Title I36%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities40%

Social Studies

All Students36%
Black0%
Economically disadvantaged37%
Title I36%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities0%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 West Virginia used the West Virginia Educational Standards Test 2 (WESTEST 2) to test students in grades 3 through 11 in reading, math and social studies, and grades 3 through 9 in science. The WESTEST 2 is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of West Virginia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the West Virginia Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: West Virginia Department of Education

Math

All Students25%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged20%
Title I25%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities25%

Reading

All Students34%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged27%
Title I34%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities34%

Social Studies

All Students18%
Blackn/a
Economically disadvantaged20%
Title I18%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities0%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2011-2012 West Virginia used the West Virginia Educational Standards Test 2 (WESTEST 2) to test students in grades 3 through 11 in reading, math and social studies, and grades 3 through 9 in science. The WESTEST 2 is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of West Virginia. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level on the test.

The different student groups are identified by the West Virginia Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: West Virginia Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 89% 92%
Black 10% 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Hispanic 0% 1%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 58%N/A53%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Industrial shop
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Technical design and production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Transportation options
  • Accessible via public transportation
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Industrial shop
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Power lifting / Weight lifting
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Power lifting / Weight lifting
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Technical design and production
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needs to be verified by school leaders.

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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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Smithers, WV 25186
Phone: (304) 442-8284

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