Licking Valley Local School District is an above average, public school district located in Newark, OH. It has 1,954 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 62% of students are at least proficient in math and 53% in reading.
1379 Licking Valley Rd
Newark, OH 43055
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Licking Valley Local School District Reviews
It's a large rural school, they combined a lot of smaller schools into Licking Valley so now it takes in most of the area's rural children. The teachers aren't awful, and do try to actually help the students. The administration is perhaps the worst thing I've ever dealt with in existence, however. They tend to have a difficult time cooperating with you and tend to ignore any complaints. Horribly diversity, less than 10 African American students and less than 5 Asian/Latino students in the high school of about 700-800. The science teachers were my favorite, however I'm a biochem major currently so I may be biased. The guidance counselors were also a fantastic help to me, and really helped me with getting into college. Overall the teachers and such were fantastic, but the administration above the principal of the high school is awful.
My experience was great. Teachers were always there to help and challenge their students and most teachers went above and beyond the standard in order for their students to understand the coursework. The school has a very nice and clean building. The sports are overall okay, most don't make it very far in tournaments, however the athletic department is like a family. The only reason that I wouldn't give it 5 stars is because of the grading system is very flawed and unfair. As well as some faculty can be quite immature at times.
What I liked about the school district was it was close to where I lived. The buildings were fairly new. I liked how the district was dedicated to teaching students as much as possible in a fun interacting way. One thing I would change about the district is the politics. If you are not a part of a certain group, you are not accepted by certain people.