B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Readiness
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Address
1001 Birch Street
Gilcrest, CO 80623
Telephone
(970) 737-2494
Website

Valley High School Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
27%
Percent Proficient - Math
8%
Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
Average ACT
21
33 responses
AP Enrollment
18%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
63%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.8 responses
Poll
63%
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 13 responses
Report
  • Homecoming spirit week
    46%
  • Senior Pranks
    15%
  • Grades Basketball Face off
    8%
  • Homecoming
    8%
  • Pep rallies
    8%
  • Spirit Week
    8%
  • Trick or Treat Street
    8%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
561
Free or Reduced Lunch
49%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.8 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.8 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.8 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$47,937
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.5%
55%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.11 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.11 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.11 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$8,857/ year
National
$11,890
73%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.15 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.15 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.15 responses

Valley High School Reviews

97 reviews
All Categories
I had the chance to enter classes that really challenged me. These teachers wanted nothing but to better you and as a student about to enter college, that made the difference. The interaction between teachers and students is what this a great atmosphere. Teachers here at Valley love their job and as a student you can tell that they do. But the way they still challenged you is what is appreciated. The dual-enrollment credits that can earn college credit as well as the preparation for AP and ACT test. Every student here that takes their education seriously, has a good influence on others which creates a good atmosphere. Small school praise education and that is what separates Valley High School from others.
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I really liked the teachers that help me and challenge me to become a better student as well as a better person. Many classes that I was were hard at the same time easy because if you work hard you are able to pass classes. I really liked how the teachers and counselors want to prepare us for the 'real' world, when the students graduate. Valley High School offers you a lot of opportunities to help you get scholarships, apply to colleges, give you that extra help to graduate. Its a small school, but you get the chance to know everybody in it, and have a chance to have a good experience with friends.
What I like about this school is that there are really great teachers that help you in school. My freshman year was a blast especially because I am very involved in sports and in clubs. I love the school, but if there were something i would change is school lunch and instead of having Mondays off I rather have Fridays off. I love the teachers especially Mrs.Hill. The fact the her Ace class is super fun and always active, I love how she helps me and other students finish our I cap requirements and thanks to her more students will be able to graduate because they have I cap requirements done. I also love the classes that the school offers. I am currently enrolled in 3 Advanced placement classes, and the teacher who teach them are so nice and they help me become a better student and they also helps me understand more things than I thought I was able to understand.