Valley High School

  • Valley High School serves 1,996 students in grades 10-12.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the IA average of 15:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 26% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is more than the state average of 22%.
  • Valley High School operates within the West Des Moines Community School District.
  • West Des Moines Community School District's 87% graduation rate is lower than the IA state average of 92%.

School Overview

  • The student population of 1996 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The teacher population of 110 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 10-12
Total Students 1,996 students
Valley High School Total Students (1988-2015)
Gender % Valley High School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 110 teachers
Valley High School Total Teachers (1988-2015)
Students by Grade Valley High School Student By Grade

School Comparison

  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.44 is more than the state average of 0.22. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (IA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 18:1 15:1
Valley High School Student Teacher Ratio (1989-2015)
Asian
7%
2%
Valley High School Asian Students (1988-2015)
Hispanic
10%
10%
Valley High School Black Students (1988-2015)
Black
6%
5%
Valley High School Black Students (1988-2015)
White
74%
78%
Valley High School White Students (1988-2015)
Hawaiian
n/a n/a
Valley High School Hawaiian Students (2009-2010)
Two or more races
3%
3%
Valley High School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2015)
All Ethnic Groups Valley High School All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown IA 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.
0.44 0.22
Valley High School Diversity Score (1988-2015)
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.
18%
34%
Valley High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1990-2015)
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%
Valley High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2015)

District Comparison

  • West Des Moines Community School District's student population of 9,217 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The district's graduation rate of 87% has decreased from 99% over five years.
  • The revenue/student of $13,099 in this district is less than the state average of $13,242. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
  • The district's spending/student of $14,264 is higher than the state average of $12,536. The district spending/student has grown by 17% over four years.
School District Name West Des Moines Community School District
Number of Schools
Managed
13
3
Number of Students Managed 9,217 673
West Des Moines Community School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
Graduation Rate 87% 92%
West Des Moines Community School District Graduation Rate (1994-2010)
District Total Revenue $123 MM $9 MM
West Des Moines Community School District District Total Revenue (1992-2014)
District Spending $134 MM $8 MM
West Des Moines Community School District District Spending (1992-2014)
District Revenue / Student $13,099 $13,242
West Des Moines Community School District District Revenue / Student (1990-2014)
District Spending / Student $14,264 $12,536
West Des Moines Community School District District Spending / Student (1990-2014)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2015 (latest year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

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    0.9 miles
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    1 miles
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    1 miles
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