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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
Valley Regional High School is a highly rated, public school located in Deep River, CT. It has 600 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 12 to 1. According to state test scores, 47% of students are at least proficient in math and 77% in reading.
Address
256 Kelsey Hill Rd.
Deep River, CT 06417
Telephone
(860) 526-5328

Valley Regional High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
77%
Percent Proficient - Math
47%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1190
204 responses
Average ACT
28
24 responses
AP Enrollment
18%
Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    NG
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Cost of Living
    C
  4. Good for Families
    A-
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$69,861
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,044
National
$949
Median Home Value
$275,100
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.8 responses
Poll
88%
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 39 responses
Report
  • Color Wars
    21%
  • Spirit Week
    18%
  • Senior Week
    15%
  • Valley regional musical program
    15%
  • Homecoming
    13%
  • Basketball Games
    8%
  • Football Games
    5%

Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
600
Free or Reduced Lunch
9%
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.13 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.13 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.13 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$65,605
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.19 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.19 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.19 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$19,947/ year
National
$12,239
84%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.19 responses
47%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.19 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.19 responses
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Valley Regional High School Reviews

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As a learning experience, Valley is one of the best schools out there. Valley is a smaller high school, with about 600 students, which gives each class a smaller and more intimate feel. Many of the teachers, especially those that teach AP courses, are excellent, and have given me a great education throughout these three years. For me, the best part about Valley has been the diverse extracurricular activities available to students. I participate in many clubs and after school activities from sports to musical, and every activity has taught me just as much as the classes I take, which is a real credit to Valley as a whole.
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Good young teachers, but many are poor and I have no idea why they're still there (especially in the math department). I can only name one good math teacher, and he's reserved for the higher levels like calculus because the other teachers are probably unable to teach it. English and social studies departments are good, and sciences are on the better side of average. Terrible administration, has no idea what they're doing, does nothing to benefit the students, and only does things to make themselves look good. Barely any diversity whatsoever in the student body, but that's simply because of the school's size and location.
My experience at Valley Regional High School has been great. The academics are very rigorous and challenging and the small-school atmosphere enables students to pursue various school activities. However, the administration at Valley Regional is sub-par at best. They spend hundreds and thousands of dollars on pointless photography classes but there are textbooks which our outdated and/or worn out.