Valley Head High School

235 1st Ave
Valley Head, AL 35989
Rating
5/
10
Bottom 50%
Valley Head High School serves 486 students in grades Prekindergarten-12.
Valley Head High School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Alabama for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 18% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 24%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 35% (which is lower than the Alabama state average of 46%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the Alabama state level of 18:1.
Minority enrollment is 37% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Alabama state average of 47% (majority Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 486 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 37%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥90% (Top 50% in AL)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 18% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 35% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Valley Head High School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Alabama for:

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School Overview

Valley Head High School's student population of 486 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 32 teachers has declined by 5% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
Total Students
486 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
32 teachers
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School Rankings

Valley Head High School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 1,276 schools in Alabama (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Valley Head High School is 0.53, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (AL)
Overall Testing Rank
#694 out of 1276 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
18%
24%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
35%
46%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
15:1
18:1
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American Indian
11%
1%
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Asian
n/a
1%
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Hispanic
26%
10%
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Black
n/a
32%
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White
63%
53%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
n/a
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.53
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Graduation Rate
≥90%
89%
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
63%
44%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
5%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Valley Head High School's ranking?
Valley Head High School is ranked #694 out of 1,276 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Alabama.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
18% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 24% AL state average), while 35% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 46% AL state average).
What is the graduation rate of Valley Head High School?
The graduation rate of Valley Head High School is 90%, which is higher than the Alabama state average of 89%.
How many students attend Valley Head High School?
486 students attend Valley Head High School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
63% of Valley Head High School students are White, 26% of students are Hispanic, and 11% of students are American Indian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Valley Head High School?
Valley Head High School has a student ration of 15:1, which is lower than the Alabama state average of 18:1.
What grades does Valley Head High School offer ?
Valley Head High School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-12
What school district is Valley Head High School part of?
Valley Head High School is part of Dekalb County School District.

School Reviews

5   12/11/2012
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.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 486 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 15:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 37%
  • Graduation Rate
    : ≥90% (Top 50%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Bottom 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 18% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 35% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), AL Dept. of Education

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