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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B+
Valley Center High School is an above average, public school located in Valley Center, KS. It has 885 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 18 to 1. According to state test scores, 27% of students are at least proficient in math and 27% in reading.

Valley Center High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
27%
Percent Proficient - Math
27%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
Average ACT
25
169 responses
AP Enrollment
9%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    A
Median Household Income
$88,894
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$690
National
$949
Median Home Value
$186,800
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
78%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.9 responses
Poll
78%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.9 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 23 responses
  • Athletic competitions
    26%
  • Prom
    22%
  • Fine Arts Functions
    13%
  • Graduation ceremonies and wax museum
    13%
  • Pep rallies
    9%
  • Homecoming
    4%
  • Promenade
    4%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
885
Free or Reduced Lunch
37%
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.12 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.12 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.12 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
18:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$49,322
Teachers in First/Second Year
13.3%
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.13 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.13 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.13 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$14,608/ year
National
$12,239
93%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.15 responses
40%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.15 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.15 responses
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Valley Center High School is a 5A school with roughly 800 students enrolled currently. I have attended Valley Center Schools throughout my whole life from pre-school to now senior year in high school. Overall my experience with VCHS has been fantastic. Being an honor student and student athlete, I have never had a teacher unwilling to work around the busy schedule of student athletes. These teachers have taught me the importance of communication with adults. It is also seen throughout the school the culture change that has occurred over the years to have a more supportive environment for all sports/activities. One thing that could be changed is that while the student body supports each other more, there are still cases of admin showing slight favoritism towards "popular" kids and football players. Once this is eliminated the school culture will be an example for surrounding schools and make it a safe place for all persons.
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The teachers at Valley Center High School are exemplary. However the administration sing a very different tune. They unreasonably jump to conclusions that for myself may have ruined my chances of getting into a college of my choosing. I studied well and took the most rigorous corses, but the administration with one single misunderstanding made all of that irrelevant.
I love that VCHS is working on to improve not only with new sports (i.e. bowling and swimming), but they are working on to improve the life around high school students. They've added in study halls and they've made it a comfortable place to talk one-on-one with teachers about improvements and much more. The things they should improve on, however, are how to handle situations where it creates unnecessary drama. Not much, but otherwise a great school!