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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  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
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Valley Center High School is an above average, public school located in Valley Center, KS. It has 858 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 27% of students are at least proficient in math and 32% in reading.
Address
9600 N. Meridian
Valley Center, KS 67147
Telephone
(316) 755-7070
Website

Valley Center High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
32%
Percent Proficient - Math
27%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
Average ACT
26
120 responses
AP Enrollment
9%
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Living in the Area
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    A-
  3. Housing
    A
Area Feel
Rural
Median Household Income
$74,688
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$675
National
$949
Median Home Value
$177,700
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
75%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.8 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.8 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 19 responses
Report
  • Athletic competitions
    26%
  • Prom
    21%
  • Fine Arts Functions
    16%
  • Graduation ceremonies and wax museum
    16%
  • Homecoming
    5%
  • Pep rallies
    5%
  • Promenade
    5%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
858
Free or Reduced Lunch
36%
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.11 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.11 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.11 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$42,286
Teachers in First/Second Year
13.3%
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.12 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.12 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.12 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
$10,039/ year
National
$12,239
93%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.14 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.14 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.14 responses
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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!
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Valley Center High school offers numerous clubs, sports, and other activities. The teachers are all amazing and strive to do everything they can to ensure that students are succeeding with their academics. The coaching is phenomenal. Student athlete are doing amazing in their sports and with the help of their coaches, are able to find that happy medium with school work and athletics. Overall Valley Center High School is an extraordinary school with staff members that will stop at nothing to help students achieve their dreams and aspirations.
I love this school! There are a lot of opportunities to get involved including: band, choir, drama, science club, sports, work study, CNA, and more. Along with all these activities are amazing teachers and sponsors. The students and faculty at VCHS are like a family. Everyone supports each other and wants the best for each and every person.