Valley West Elementary School

10707 S Gessner Dr
Houston, TX 77071
(School attendance zone shown in map)
4/
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Bottom 50%
Serving 685 students in grades Prekindergarten-5, Valley West Elementary School ranks in the bottom 50% of all schools in Texas for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%).
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 34% (which is lower than the Texas state average of 41%). The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 43% (which is lower than the Texas state average of 51%).
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the Texas state level of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 98% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the Texas state average of 74% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 685 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 98%
  • : Bottom 50% in TX
  • : 34% (Btm 50%)
  • : 43% (Btm 50%)
  • : 20-24% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), TX Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Valley West Elementary School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Texas for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Valley West Elementary School's student population of 685 students has declined by 20% over five school years.
The teacher population of 40 teachers has declined by 18% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-5
Total Students
685 students
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Gender %
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Total Classroom Teachers
40 teachers
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Students by Grade
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School Rankings

Valley West Elementary School ranks within the bottom 50% of all 8,188 schools in Texas (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data).
The diversity score of Valley West Elementary School is 0.53, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
This School
State Level (TX)
#5346 out of 8188 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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34%
41%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Valley West Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in Texas by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
43%
51%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Valley West Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Texas by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
20-24%
46%
This chart displays the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of Valley West Elementary School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Science of public schools in Texas by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
14:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
2%
5%
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Hispanic
58%
53%
This chart displays the percentage of Hispanic students in Valley West Elementary School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in Texas by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Black
37%
13%
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White
2%
26%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
3%
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All Ethnic Groups
This chart displays the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Valley West Elementary School.
This chart displays the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in Texas.
0.53
This chart displays the diversity score of Valley West Elementary School and the public school average diversity score of Texas by year, with the latest 2021-22 school year data.
Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
92%
57%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch (20-21)
1%
4%
This chart displays the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Valley West Elementary School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Texas by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
School District Name
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), TX Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Valley West Elementary School's ranking?
Valley West Elementary School is ranked #5346 out of 8,188 schools, which ranks it among the bottom 50% of public schools in Texas.
What schools are Valley West Elementary School often compared to?
Valley West Elementary Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Milne Elementary School, Gross Elementary School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
34% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 41% TX state average), while 43% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 51% TX state average).
How many students attend Valley West Elementary School?
685 students attend Valley West Elementary School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
58% of Valley West Elementary School students are Hispanic, 37% of students are Black, 2% of students are Asian, 2% of students are White, and 1% of students are Two or more races.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Valley West Elementary School?
Valley West Elementary School has a student ration of 17:1, which is higher than the Texas state average of 14:1.
What grades does Valley West Elementary School offer ?
Valley West Elementary School offers enrollment in grades Prekindergarten-5
What school district is Valley West Elementary School part of?
Valley West Elementary School is part of Houston ISD School District.
In what neighborhood is Valley West Elementary School located?
Valley West Elementary School is located in the Sharpstown neighborhood of Houston, TX. There are 17 other public schools located in Sharpstown.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-5
  • Enrollment: 685 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 17:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 98%
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 34% (Btm 50%)
  • : 43% (Btm 50%)
  • : 20-24% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), TX Dept. of Education

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