Valley High School

Valley High School serves 1,947 students in grades 10-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the IA average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 23% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the state average of 20%.
Valley High School operates within the West Des Moines Community School District.
The school district's 92% graduation rate is higher than the IA state average of 91%.

Overview

The student population of 1947 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 109 teachers has declined by 9% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 10-12
Total Students 1,947 students
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 109 teachers
Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 14:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.39 is more than the state average of 0.21. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (IA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1 14:1
Asian
5%
2%
Hispanic
10%
9%
Black
6%
5%
White
77%
80%
Two or more races
2%
3%
All Ethnic Groups
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.39 0.21
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
15%
34%
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
4%
7%

District Comparison

The district's student population of 9,336 students has grown by 7% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 92% has decreased from 96% over five years.
The district revenue/student of $12,939 is higher than the state average of $11,087. The district revenue/student has grown by 21% over four years.
The district spending/student of $12,137 is higher than the state average of $10,614. The district spending/student has grown by 13% over four years.
School District Name West Des Moines Community School District
Number of Schools
Managed
14
3
Number of Students Managed 9,336 678
Graduation Rate 92% 91%
District Total Revenue $113 MM $7 MM
District Spending $106 MM $7 MM
District Revenue / Student $12,939 $11,087
District Spending / Student $12,137 $10,614
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Valley Southwoods (2 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Indian Hills Junior High School (1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Western Hills Elementary School (0.8 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • West Des MoinesWestern Hills Elementary School
    600 39th St
    West Des MoinesIA 50265
    (515)633-5900
    0.8 mi | Gr. KG-6 | 594 students                      
  • West Des MoinesCrossroads Park Elementary School
    1050 50th St
    West Des MoinesIA 50266
    (515)633-5600
    0.9 mi | Gr. KG-6 | 559 students                      
  • CliveIndian Hills Junior High School
    9401 Indian Hills Dr
    CliveIA 50325
    (515)633-4700
    1 mi | Gr. 7-8 | 661 students                      
  • West Des MoinesFairmeadows Elementary School
    807 23rd St
    West Des MoinesIA 50265
    (515)633-6500
    1 mi | Gr. KG-6 | 546 students                      
  • West Des MoinesStilwell Junior High School
    1601 Vine St
    West Des MoinesIA 50265
    (515)633-6000
    1.7 mi | Gr. 7-8 | 699 students                      

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