Valley High School

  • Valley High School serves 1,998 students in grades 10-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 91% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 78%) for the 2015-16 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 82% (which is higher than the Iowa state average of 75%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • Valley High School placed in the top 20% of all schools in Iowa for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 10%, and reading proficiency is top 30%) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Iowa state level of 14:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 27% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is higher than the Iowa state average of 22%.

Top Placements

Valley High School places among the top 20% of public schools in Iowa for:

School Overview

  • Valley High School's student population of 1,998 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 111 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 10-12
Total Students1,998 students
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Total Classroom Teachers111 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Valley High School is ranked within the top 20% of all 1,252 schools in Iowa (based off of combined Math and Reading proficiency testing data) for the 2015-16 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Valley High School is 0.45, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.23. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2015-2016 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (IA)
Overall School Rank
14%
26%
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
91%
78%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Valley High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Iowa by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
82%
75%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:114:1
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Asian
8%
2%
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Hispanic
10%
10%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Valley High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Iowa by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Black
6%
6%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Valley High School and the percentage of Black public school students in Iowa by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
White
73%
78%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Valley High School and the percentage of White public school students in Iowa by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Two or more races
3%
4%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Valley High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in IA.
Diversity Score0.450.23
This chart display the diversity score of Valley High School and the public school average diversity score of Iowa by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Graduation Rate
98%
88%
This chart display graduation rate of Valley High School and public school graduation rate of Iowa by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
20%
34%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Valley High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Iowa by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
4%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Valley High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Iowa by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWest Des Moines Community School District
Source: 2015-2016 (latest school year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

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