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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    A
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
West Valley High School is an above average, public school located in Spokane, WA. It has 932 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 42% of students are at least proficient in math and 74% in reading.

West Valley High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
74%
Percent Proficient - Math
42%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1140
145 responses
Average ACT
25
18 responses
AP Enrollment
15%
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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    C+
Median Household Income
$49,510
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$903
National
$949
Median Home Value
$188,800
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
93%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.14 responses
Poll
93%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.14 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 58 responses
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  • Golden throne
    21%
  • Homecoming
    17%
  • Prom
    16%
  • Spirit Games between rival High School
    16%
  • Drama
    12%
  • Football Games
    12%
  • Assemblies
    7%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
932
Free or Reduced Lunch
39%
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.22 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.22 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.22 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$62,703
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.1%
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.27 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.27 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.27 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$12,436/ year
National
$12,239
69%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.29 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.29 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.29 responses
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Great school with very good teachers. Has excellent Math and English faculty. Great school for college hopefuls! West Valley HS has a running start opportunity allowing juniors and seniors to take courses at community college or a University for dual credit that can be used towards their high school graduation requirements and college credit. Students can even graduate with a high school diploma and an associate of art college degree, something that I will be doing soon! This high school has a lot of sports opportunities and is pretty competitive. Clubs and activities are many. There are many ways to get involved at WVHS with a lot of extracurricular opportunities to beef up those college applications! For seniors like me, there are many college support opportunities. Help for college applications and scholarships are offered frequently during the fall of senior year.
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West Valley High School is an amazing school. The teachers and staff care deeply for their students, many putting in hundreds of hours of overtime to help them succeed, and they want to be involved with their students as much as they can. The staff and student body have worked together to improve the school's environment so that every student has the chance to feel safe and welcome, whether it is physically through protection against shootings or mentally by making every student feel appreciated. And while there may be some problem areas, the overall positive atmosphere of the school largely outweighs any cons.
I love West Valley High school because of the teachers, they are very understandable, comprehensive and wise. My first time in a American school which was great because it teaches me to respect and treat each personal as equal. My favorite part of being at West Valley was that I learned a lot of things that I would have never learned in my country which is very sad. I loved being there because I met my best friends who are very intelligent and nice. Thanks to West Valley High School I’ve change a lot as person because I can talk with my teacher about how I feel or if I’m learning or not. I Thank West Valley High School for many things and to The United States of America.