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Valley High School
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  • Public
  • WEST DES MOINES, IA

Report Card

grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A minus
  2. Diversity
    grade A minus
  3. Teachers
    grade A minus
  4. College Prep
    grade A minus
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade A
  6. Administration
    grade B+
  7. Sports
    grade A+
  8. Food
    grade B
  9. Resources & Facilities
    grade B

About

3650 WOODLAND AVE
WEST DES MOINES, IA 50266

Valley High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
82%
Percent Proficient - Math
80%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1360
74 responses
Average ACT
27
678 responses
AP Enrollment
18%

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Living in the Area

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade B
  2. Good for Families
    grade A+
  3. Housing
    grade A minus
Median Household Income
$76,564
National
$69,021
Median Rent
$1,062
National
$1,163
Median Home Value
$239,200
National
$244,900

Culture & Safety

Poll
84%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 37 responses
Poll
59%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 37 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 107 responses
  • Football games
    21%
  • Anything in the drama or art deoartments
    16%
  • Dances
    11%
  • Homecoming
    11%
  • After Prom
    10%
  • Music Concerts
    9%
  • The club fair at the start of the year
    8%

Students

Diversity
grade A minus
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,047
Free or Reduced Lunch
34%
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 42 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 42 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 42 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$68,450
Teachers in First/Second Year
2%
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 58 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 59 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 59 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$12,908 / year
National
$12,239
82%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 67 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 67 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 67 responses

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Rating 3.83 out of 5  449 reviews
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