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.
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.
I've met some of the nicest people here, and the meanest - as you will find anywhere. I love the individuality the school has and your ability to have a relationship with you teachers. Most of the faculty care about the success of their students from a personal and a professional level. My main drawback was the grading system. The mix of Common Core and Standards-Based Grading made my high school years a pain in the rear end to say the least. Lastly, join our track team; those are my best memories and I will never forget my team.