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  2. Diversity
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  4. College Prep
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  5. Clubs & Activities
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Valparaiso Community Schools is a highly rated, public school district located in Valparaiso, IN. It has 6,235 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 69% of students are at least proficient in math and 79% in reading.

Valparaiso Community Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
79%
Percent Proficient - Math
69%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1210
454 responses
Average ACT
28
234 responses

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
6,235
Free or Reduced Lunch
26.5%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.2%

Finances

Total Expenses
$60,316,000
Expenses Per Student
$9,554/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    60%
  • Support Services
    35%
  • Other
    5%
Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Cost of Living
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  2. Good for Families
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  3. Housing
    B
Median Household Income
$54,563
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$917
National
$949
Median Home Value
$175,100
National
$184,700

Valparaiso Community Schools Reviews

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The teachers at Valparaiso are mostly amazing! They gladly work with students and make the learning fun, while also engaging. Though, the administration is another story. With that, the entire time I attended Valparaiso High School, it was under construction. This caused a huge annoyance and led to many health concerns and other issues throughout all four years. In the end, I was unable to actually see the results.
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Valparaiso High School has a very rigorous curriculum with many honors, upper level, and AP classes offered. The majority of students who attend Valparaiso High School go on to college, therefore they are very prepared once they graduate. For those who do not attend college, Valparaiso High School offers other options to help their students to be successful by offering classes at a local Career and Technical Center. Here students can learn technical skills and/or apply for apprenticeship programs. There are many different ways to be involved at Valparaiso High School. There are numerous sports, clubs, and activities to choose from, as well as music, drama, speech and debate, to name a few. The administration is very open to work with students and their ideas to make Valparaiso the best it can be.
Valparaiso Community Schools is a fantastic school system. From K-12, I could not have been more fortunate to learn from such great teachers and mentors. Because of our great school system, I was able to obtain the degree, GPA, and test scores needed to gain acceptance to every college I applied for. Valparaiso Community Schools not only enhanced my education during High School, but prepared for a successful college career.