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  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Valley Central High School is an above average, public school located in Montgomery, NY. It has 1,370 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 93% of students are at least proficient in math and 95% in reading.
1175 State Rt 17k
Montgomery, NY 12549
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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
95%
Percent Proficient - Math
93%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1140
276 responses
Average ACT
27
60 responses
AP Enrollment
11%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    C-
Median Household Income
$76,716
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,223
National
$949
Median Home Value
$263,700
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
67%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.12 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.12 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 36 responses
Report
  • All night grad
    28%
  • Senior Night
    28%
  • Senior prom
    14%
  • The Musical
    11%
  • Band and Chorus Concerts
    8%
  • Youth & Government
    8%
  • Junior Prom
    3%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,370
Free or Reduced Lunch
36%
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.15 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.15 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.15 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$93,610
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.3%
57%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.21 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.21 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.21 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$24,209/ year
National
$12,239
58%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.24 responses
17%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.24 responses
25%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.24 responses
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The teachers are down to Earth and understand that the students are human too, most of the time. Faculty is pretty friendly, but the administration team has a limited sense of presence. The art department is determined to help those who want to pursue the arts in their career, and I imagine it'd be the same for the music department too. Very safe, I've only seen a fight break out twice in the four years I've been here. The bathroom upkeep is pretty bad though, and the quality of the resources are pretty lack luster, but the school's connection to Orange-ULSTER BOCES makes up for that, allowing students to learn about things like aviation, networking, nursing, computer programming, welding, among other things, and even gain certificates that allow students to work in the field they're studying.
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loved the teachers. it was an okay school for the most part. there wasn't a lot of talk when it came to talk about college I wish they would've made more of an effort to talk about college and teach us about college and everything it comes with. it didn't really prepare you for applying to college. everything was up to the student. many teachers really put so much time and effort into the students but many don't. many teachers care so much and many don't. the sports wasn't bad. there were all the sports that the other schools offer. there are many clubs and activities as well. The administration is terrible. It sucks so much. There is no diversity. Very little diversity. The Muffins they have are amazing. I still miss those muffins to this day. A lot of the people in the kitchen care a lot about the students. They were always very nice and would be understanding. its not that bad just do what you need to do and get out. take advantage of the teachers that care for u.
I love that they are friendly and really helpful. The teachers are really good too. Meeting friends is good too, everyone is nice.