Valley Head High School

Tel: (256)635-6228
Grades: KG-12

512 students

Valley Head High School serves 512 students in grades KG-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the AL average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 39% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 42%.
Valley Head High School operates within the Dekalb County School District.

Overview

The student population of 512 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades KG-12
Total Students 512 students
Valley Head High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 51% Male / 49%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 51 teachers
Valley Head High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Valley Head High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has decreased from : over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.53 is more than the state average of 0.31. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (AL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1 15:1
Valley Head High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
6%
1%
Valley Head High School American Indian (1990-2012)
Asian
n/a
1%
Valley Head High School Asian (1992-2006)
Hispanic
31%
5%
Valley Head High School Hispanic (1994-2012)
Black
n/a
35%
Valley Head High School Black (1989-2012)
White
61%
58%
Valley Head High School White (1989-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Valley Head High School Sch Ethnicity Valley Head High School Sta Ethnicity
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.
0.53 0.31
Valley Head High School Diversity Score (1989-2012)
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.
70%
51%
Valley Head High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1997-2012)
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.
10%
7%
Valley Head High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 9,553 students has grown by 6% over five years.
School District Name Dekalb County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
15
7
Number of Students Managed 9,553 3,032
Dekalb County School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $76 MM $29 MM
Dekalb County School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $84 MM $31 MM
Dekalb County School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $8,490 $9,620
Dekalb County School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $9,403 $10,180
Dekalb County School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Fort Payne High School (6.4 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Fort Payne Middle School (5.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Moon Lake School (2.6 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Mentone Moon Lake School
    5855 East River Rd
    Mentone , AL 35984
    (256)634-4113
    2.6  mi  |  116  students  |  Gr.  KG-6
  • Fort Payne Fort Payne Middle School
    4910 Martin Ave Ne
    Fort Payne , AL 35967
    (256)845-7501
    5.9  mi  |  907  students  |  Gr.  5-9
  • Fort Payne Fort Payne High School
    201 45th St Ne
    Fort Payne , AL 35967
    (256)845-0535
    6.4  mi  |  834  students  |  Gr.  8-12
  • Fort Payne Wills Valley Elementary School
    4111 Williams Ave Ne
    Fort Payne , AL 35967
    (256)845-3201
    6.8  mi  |  898  students  |  Gr.  PK-2
  • Fort Payne Williams Avenue Elementary School
    1700 Williams Ave Ne
    Fort Payne , AL 35967
    (256)845-0626
    9.1  mi  |  457  students  |  Gr.  3-4

School Reviews

  • Recommended December 11, 2012 - I am a parent of 2 kids moveing to your area. The oldest is a 13 yr old girl who plays softball at the national level. Her travil team is ranked 11 in ASA Nationally . Her school team came in 2nd in GA. She is a pitcher . The other is a 11yr old boy. He is the # 3 ranked tail back in GA. has won 2 wrestling state titles, and catches for a travil baseball team . From what research I have done I love your little school , my concerns are how well do the kids their welcome new kids moveing in it being so small and how well my to will adjust coming from an AAAA to an A school. Will someone from the administration please e mail me and give. Me some feedback on. Their thoughts on the issue. Thank you. - Posted by Parent

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Did You Know?
Dekalb County, AL public schools have a diversity scoreThe 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. of 0.43, which is higher than the Alabama average of 0.31. The most diverse school district in Dekalb County is Guam District School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in Alabama or national school diversity statistics.