Valley Junior High School

  • Valley Junior High School serves 639 students in grades 7-9.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 16% (which is lower than the Utah state average of 47%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 16% (which is lower than the Utah state average of 44%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is higher than the Utah state level of 23:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 69% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Utah state average of 25%.

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School Overview

  • Valley Junior High School's student population of 639 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 25 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 7-9
Total Students639 students
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Total Classroom Teachers25 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Valley Junior High School's student:teacher ratio of 26:1 has stayed the same over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Valley Junior High School is 0.64, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (UT)
Overall School Rank#858 out of 932 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
16%
47%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
16%
44%
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Student : Teacher Ratio26:123:1
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American Indian
4%
1%
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Asian
4%
2%
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Hispanic
51%
17%
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Black
2%
1%
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White
31%
75%
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Hawaiian
8%
2%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Valley Junior High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in UT.
Diversity Score0.640.41
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Eligible for Free Lunch
69%
29%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Valley Junior High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in Utah by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
7%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Valley Junior High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Utah by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameGRANITE DISTRICT School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, UT Dept. of Education

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    0.5 miles
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    0.6 miles
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  • West Valley City Harry S. Truman School
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    0.8 miles
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  • West Valley City Granger High School
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    1.0 miles
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School Reviews

  2.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
2  
The quality of the education is very poor compared to other schools in the same district. My daughter attended this school for 7th grade and was harrassed the entire year. We worked with the administration the entire year and stood firm that our daughter was not going to be driven out. Needless to say we transferred her to Eisenhower Jr. High where she flourished and we found the environment 100% better and the administration was awesome. My step daughter now attends Valley Jr. High much to our chagrin and she is going through hell there. This school needs a major overhaul of the staff. They do not care about the education or the environment the kids are in every day.
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I do not recommend this school to anyone! They are severely understaffed and those that work in the counselor's department and the front office have consistently proven incompetent in their jobs. There is almost no communication between parents and teachers. Teachers have almost no involvement and absolutely no interest in improving children's minds. They get by with minimal input to parents about how their children are doing and put in minimal work time to get a paycheck. I have seen dozens of children leaving the grounds and skipping without any adult supervision given outside of classrooms. I am leaving this school district as soon as possible. I don't know how Valley Junior High can call themselves a place of education.
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