Valley Head High School

Tel: (256)635-6228
Grades KG-12
492 students
Valley Head High School serves 492 students in grades KG - 12.
The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 is lower than the AL average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 39% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 43%.
Valley Head High School operates within the Dekalb County School District.

School Overview

The student population of 492 students has declined by 6% over five years.
The teacher population of 59 teachers has grown by 51% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades KG-12
Total Students 492 students
Valley Head High School Total Students (1987-2014)
Gender % Valley Head High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 59 teachers
Valley Head High School Total Teachers (1987-2014)
Students by Grade Valley Head High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 has decreased from 14:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.54 is more than the state average of 0.32. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (AL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1 16:1
Valley Head High School Student Teacher Ratio (1987-2014)
American Indian
7%
1%
Valley Head High School American Indian Students (1990-2014)
Hispanic
30%
5%
Valley Head High School Black Students (2000-2014)
Black
1%
34%
Valley Head High School Black Students (1989-2014)
White
61%
57%
Valley Head High School White Students (1989-2014)
Two or more races
1%
2%
Valley Head High School Two Or More Races Students (2013-2014)
All Ethnic Groups Valley Head High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown AL All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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.
0.54 0.32
Valley Head High School Diversity Score (1989-2014)
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.
69%
52%
Valley Head High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1997-2014)
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.
9%
6%
Valley Head High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2014)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 8,784 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The district revenue/student of $8,863 is less than the state average of $10,181. The district revenue/student has grown by 13% over four years.
The district spending/student of $9,068 is less than the state average of $10,301. The district spending/student has grown by 16% over four years.
School District Name Dekalb County School District
Number of Schools
Managed
15
7
Number of Students Managed 8,784 3,026
Dekalb County School District Students Managed (1988-2014)
District Total Revenue $79 MM $30 MM
Dekalb County School District District Total Revenue (1990-2010)
District Spending $81 MM $30 MM
Dekalb County School District District Spending (1990-2010)
District Revenue / Student $8,863 $10,181
Dekalb County School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2010)
District Spending / Student $9,068 $10,301
Dekalb County School District District Spending / Student (1990-2010)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, AL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public 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 Grades Students
  • MentoneMoon Lake School
    2.6 miles | Grades: KG-6 | 109 students306 Main St West
    MentoneAL 35984
    (256)634-4113
    2.6KG-6109
  • Fort PayneFort Payne Middle School
    5.9 miles | Grades: 5-8 | 922 students4910 Martin Ave Ne
    Fort PayneAL 35967
    (256)845-7501
    5.95-8922
  • Fort PayneFort Payne High School
    6.4 miles | Grades: 9-12 | 801 students201 45th St Ne
    Fort PayneAL 35967
    (256)845-0535
    6.49-12801
  • Fort PayneWills Valley Elementary School
    6.8 miles | Grades: PK-2 | 860 students4111 Williams Ave Ne
    Fort PayneAL 35967
    (256)845-3201
    6.8PK-2860
  • Fort PayneWilliams Avenue Elementary School
    9.1 miles | Grades: 3-4 | 487 students1700 Williams Ave Ne
    Fort PayneAL 35967
    (256)845-0626
    9.13-4487

School Reviews

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, 12/11/12

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