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Valparaiso Community Schools is a highly rated, public school district located in Valparaiso, IN. It has 6,294 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 67% of students are at least proficient in math and 76% in reading.
Address
3801 N Campbell St
Valparaiso, IN 46385
Telephone
(219) 531-3000

Valparaiso Community Schools Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
76%
Percent Proficient - Math
67%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1190
275 responses
Average ACT
28
147 responses
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Students

Diversity
B-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
6,294
Free or Reduced Lunch
27.2%

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.2%

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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Valparaiso High School has great teachers and coaches, who are always there for students. I am personally still adjusting to the school. Valparaiso is undergoing construction to improve the our learning environment. Everyone is very active in clubs or sports, which is why I love meeting new people at school!
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There are many ways and opportunities to succeed at VHS. However, if you start in track two or three classes, it is extremely hard to move up to better classes that prepare you better for college and beyond. Guidance Counselors are nice, but have really no idea about what they are doing and what some classes actually are. Construction is shit. There is deafening sounds of drilling in the classrooms and construction workers that wander into classrooms. Not to mention that some fire detectors are turned off because of the constant false alarms because of construction dust.
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!