A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    B-
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Address
3801 N Campbell St
Valparaiso, IN 46385
Telephone
(219) 531-3000

Valparaiso Community Schools Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
81%
Percent Proficient - Math
75%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1180
219 responses
Average ACT
28
127 responses

Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
6,333
Free or Reduced Lunch
27.4%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year

Finances

Total Expenses
$60,316,000
Expenses Per Student
$9,542/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    60%
  • Support Services
    35%
  • Other
    5%

Valparaiso Community Schools Reviews

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Being new to the area, I came to Valparaiso as an 8th grader. I started my freshman year a year later with a few friends. I had some teachers who could care less about my grade and passing but I've also had some teachers I built lifelong friendships with. High school is what you make it. You can take the good teachers Valparaiso had to offer and some of the friends you meet and give the school a 5/5. But with the bad comes the teachers who could care less about your education and social life and you could rate the school a 2/5. You decide!
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Valparaiso community schools is a great school system to be in, but like all school it has its falls. Valparaiso High School is an older school and this past year, my junior year, my school under went a referendum to update it. We were without ceiling tiles for the majority of the year and blamed our cold and flu symptoms on the dust from the exposed piping. Starting this year,my senior year, we went 1 to 1. Now you would think that they would update our wifi and internet routers in our school but that simply is not the case. They may just be sorting out some kinks in the system but, I feel like that should have been sorted out before the students started school because without proper internet connection we can't get our assignments done. Which is very inconvenient for someone who has to work directly after school till 9 p.m. Although this is a major downfall I assume the school will work better as the construction finishes.
Currently the high school is under construction and I'm very excited to see how it is in the future. I believe the school needed these changes and definitely think it'll improve many aspects of education as well as getting the students more interested and involved. However, one complaint I have is the guidance department. I know they are very busy year round with thousands of kids to assist but I believe they should be more attentive towards the upperclassmen. As college creeps around the corner, stress is very high and guidance doesn't do a great job calming them down. My recent experience left me in tears. Valparaiso High School has many great faculty members, clubs, classes, and other opportunities. But there is always room for improvement.