A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    A-
  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 82% 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
82%
Percent Proficient - Math
47%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1190
180 responses
Average ACT
28
22 responses
AP Enrollment
18%
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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.7 responses
Poll
86%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 38 responses
Report
  • Color Wars
    21%
  • Spirit Week
    18%
  • Senior Week
    16%
  • Valley regional musical program
    16%
  • Homecoming
    13%
  • Basketball Games
    8%
  • Football Games
    3%

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.12 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.12 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.12 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
12:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
0%
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.18 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.18 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.18 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
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.18 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.18 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.18 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.
I love the music program. The music community is so close, it's like family. I have learned a great deal from all of my classes as a whole and it is not hard to succeed. There are specific things that could be better, though. For example, the schedule was changed recently, and I am not a huge fan. We used to have block scheduling which meant we had four classes per quarter. They were about an hour long and it was really nice to learn in. Now we switched to a hybrid schedule which has seven classes altogether that vary in length and class depending on the day of the week. It's confusing at first, and it's definitely not as good as last year's schedule, but you get used to it, I guess.