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

Valparaiso Community Schools Rankings

Niche ranks over 8,000 public school districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.
  • K-8 Schools
  • High Schools

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
81%
Percent Proficient - Math
75%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1170
185 responses
Average ACT
28
115 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
30%

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
$9,391/ student
National
$11,890
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    58%
  • Support Services
    35%
  • Other
    7%

Valparaiso Community Schools Reviews

12 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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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.
I enjoyed the general atmosphere at Valparaiso High School and I do appreciate the work that my teachers put into my education however there are several things that the administration could do to improve the student's experience at VHS. While we do have the basic resources necessary, there is still a lack of more modern tools in certain classrooms, especially the fine arts. In addition to that, I do not believe that the guidance department and administration does all that they can to prepare students for college. They do not give out as much information about scholarships and opportunities. They also do not pay enough attention to their students grades and how they are doing in school which does need to be considered and worked on so that students are aided as much as possible.