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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Valley Vista High School is an above average, public school located in Surprise, AZ. It has 2,620 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 24 to 1. According to state test scores, 41% of students are at least proficient in math and 37% in reading.

Valley Vista High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
37%
Percent Proficient - Math
41%
Average Graduation Rate
91%
Average SAT
1120
176 responses
Average ACT
23
120 responses
AP Enrollment
10%
Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$65,160
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,289
National
$949
Median Home Value
$225,200
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
85%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.48 responses
Poll
73%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.48 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 187 responses
  • Assembly
    17%
  • Spirit Weeks
    17%
  • Homecoming
    17%
  • Rival Games
    15%
  • Prom
    13%
  • There are many activities that make hs so fun.
    5%
  • Choir and Dance Concert weeks
    5%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,620
Free or Reduced Lunch
46%
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.52 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.52 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.52 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
24:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$54,871
Teachers in First/Second Year
16.6%
56%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.72 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.72 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.72 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$7,689/ year
National
$12,239
78%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.73 responses
36%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.73 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.73 responses
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Bleeding purple and black, monsoon at heart, shout out to Valley Vista High School. When someone says, “High School, I’d never go back.” Or “I hated it,” it doesn't even sit with me! My experience I could absolutely relive again. The teachers and administration deserve credit and appreciation for all of it too. They witnessed all of the good/bad times and stressful/bratty times. Sports and clubs was another reason why I loved High School. Being apart of the Varsity Pomline for four years receiving the first time National and back-to-back State Championship title was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. Also, being apart of the Impact Dance Team was rewarding. Receiving the National Honor Society for Dance Arts award. Within this, I gained the best friendships with these four other girls who I stuck with throughout all of the years. Experiencing dances, pep assemblies, and all other school activities. If I could go back in a heartbeat, I would.
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Valley Vista High School is a relatively young school with great potential- just lacking the ability to see things from a students perspective. This lack of "informal communication" with the kids is what has lead to behavioral issues in the past. Their teachers could likely put in more effort towards how the students feel versus what is displayed on paper as well, mostly in the higher level AP classes where students are overworked. There are a few phenomenal teachers that I, as a senior, will dearly miss though! But the overall campus was fairly average to me. The school spirit was average too which was disappointing- but Valley Vista does have a great campus when it comes to overall diversity as well as in clubs and sports!
Personally I felt I did really good at this high school and was able to gain so much experience and knowledge in order to be successful for the future. Most of the teachers are amazing but theirs a few where I questioned if I was even learning anything. However, I was also able to gain alot of friendships and skills from my volleyball experience as well playing for two years! amazing coaches and sports department