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Valders High School

Public | 9-12 | 346 students

 
 

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Posted January 14, 2009

This is a response to the negative comments made in an earlier entry. Regarding teacher notification of late homework; it seems to me personal responsibility is the bigger issue. Our school has taken meany measures to keep the parents informed of their child's academic standing. For one, the skyward site is accessible to anyone who has access to a computer and the internet. I check my children's grades regularly, and I make them accountable for late work, not their teachers. Assignment notebooks are given to each student to record their daily homework. A daily check of this by the parents may help. Making our children accountable for thier homework will make them responsible individuals that do not need to rely on blame and excuses to justify their behaviors. I am proud of our school and the high standards it sets for our students both academically and in extra curricular activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2009

As a parent of 2 children in the school district and a graduate of the district as well it is an awesome atmosphere in which to raise children. The school, while small, provides tremendous opportunity in the liberal arts areas. Teachers are genuinely concerned with the well-being of the kids and go above and beyond to see them succeed. Extra curriculars are encouraged and as a whole you have a very active student body, as an example over 50% of the students participate in the music department.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2009

Valders is a great school district. I really like the 'small town atmosphere' and the fact that teachers really know their students and care about them. There are plenty of activities for students to get involved in and extra-curriculars are encouraged. I feel that Valders has an excellent teaching staff and the facilities are well-kept and something to be proud of. I would highly recommend the Valders School District to parents looking for a good quality education for their kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2009

Valders has an exceptional school district. Even though the school may be small the caring teachers, diverse classes, extra-curricular activities are just a small part of what make it a great school. The Liberal Arts programs at Valders is outstanding, with teachers going above and beyond what is expected. I work in Manitowoc and many of my co-workers have students in the Manitowoc Public School District and I hear on a very regular basis, how lucky my children are to be attending Valders. Every school district has problems but you rarely hear about problems at Valders and if you do they are handled quickly and in a very appropriate manner.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2009

We moved from De Pere Schools (which are excellent with many chances for earning college credit in high school) to Valders for my son. It is a wonderful fit for him. He was welcomed, the teacher's try to get to know him, he has a chance at some unique learning (where one can taxidermy a fish!), small town atmosphere, and yet still gets good math and science courses. He is making friends who have similar interests - ATV riding, dogs, and working on cars. I love Valders and would recommend this small community to anyone wanting a change to the rural/small town life. We do have a Piggy Wiggly, a butcher, a vet, and a Post Office in town. Manitowoc is only 10 miles away for hospitals, library, college courses, etc.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2008

The school has a reasonable dress code which is inforced, the staff is caring and knowledgable, missing assignments are readily accessible online or by email. This is a fine school system.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2008

Teachers rarely work with parents, rather the school encourages defiance. Dress code not followed, missing homework not conveyed to parents. Seems as if the kids are in charge at this school
—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.

Grade level

Language Arts

The state average for Language Arts was 70% in 2014.

82 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 45% in 2014.

82 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 41% in 2014.

82 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 72% in 2014.

82 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
83%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 76% in 2014.

82 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
86%

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
91%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.
GreatSchools' ratings currently reflect 2012-13 testing data.



Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the WSAS test. As a result of these changes, proficiency scores for Wisconsin schools are lower than they were in previous years.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Language Arts

All Students79%
Female89%
Male71%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin82%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Not economically disadvantaged83%
Students with disabilities8%
Not disabled91%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant79%

Math

All Students47%
Female52%
Male44%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin50%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities0%
Not disabled56%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant47%

Reading

All Students38%
Female54%
Male24%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin40%
Economically disadvantaged26%
Not economically disadvantaged42%
Students with disabilities0%
Not disabled45%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant38%

Science

All Students70%
Female78%
Male62%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin72%
Economically disadvantaged58%
Not economically disadvantaged73%
Students with disabilities8%
Not disabled80%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant70%

Social Studies

All Students86%
Female95%
Male78%
Black, not of Hispanic originn/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
American Indian/Alaskan Nativen/a
White, not of Hispanic origin86%
Economically disadvantaged73%
Not economically disadvantaged89%
Students with disabilities41%
Not disabled93%
English learnersn/a
Proficient in Englishn/a
Not migrant86%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Wisconsin used the Wisconsin Student Assessment System (WSAS), which includes the WKCE and WAA, to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 10 in math and reading, and in grades 4, 8 and 10 in language arts, science and social studies. The WSAS is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Wisconsin. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. In private schools, only voucher program participants are tested.
GreatSchools' ratings currently reflect 2012-13 testing data.



Beginning in the 2012-2013 school year, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the WSAS test. As a result of these changes, proficiency scores for Wisconsin schools are lower than they were in previous years.

The different student groups are identified by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. If there are fewer than 5 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group. Subgroup scores for each school are only reported for students who were enrolled as of the fall enrollment count. The All students score includes results for all students who took the test, regardless of when they first enrolled in the school.

Source: Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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, not Hispanic 93% 73%
Hispanic 4% 10%
Asian 1% 4%
Black, not Hispanic 1% 10%
Multiracial 1% 2%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Disabled students 12%N/A14%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 21%N/A41%
Limited English proficient 2%N/A6%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2012-2013

Teacher experience

  This school District averageState average
At least 5 years teaching experience 84%N/A83%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Master's degree and above 34%N/A55%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Teachers with valid license 100%N/A98%
Source: WI Dept. of Public Instruction, 2011-2012

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201 W Wilson St
Valders, WI 54245
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Phone: (920) 775-9530

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