School Details

Valley Middle School

2100 5th Ave North, Grand Forks, ND 58203
(701) 746-2360
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 403 students 8 students/teacher (ND avg is 12)

Test Scores by grade

74%
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77%

North Dakota State Assessment (NDSA)

In 2007-2008 North Dakota used the North Dakota State Assessment (NDSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. The results for reading and math for all grades combined are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. Results represent students enrolled in the school for the entire academic year. The NDSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Dakota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2013
  • Grand Forks 1 School District average
  • North Dakota state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

61%
70%
73%
73%
77%
75%

North Dakota State Assessment (NDSA)

In 2007-2008 North Dakota used the North Dakota State Assessment (NDSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. The results for reading and math for all grades combined are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. Results represent students enrolled in the school for the entire academic year. The NDSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Dakota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2013
  • Grand Forks 1 School District average
  • North Dakota state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

59%
68%
72%
74%
78%
75%
54%
62%
59%

North Dakota State Assessment (NDSA)

In 2007-2008 North Dakota used the North Dakota State Assessment (NDSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 11. The results for reading and math for all grades combined are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. Results represent students enrolled in the school for the entire academic year. The NDSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering the specific skills defined for each grade by the state of North Dakota. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.
  • This school in 2013
  • Grand Forks 1 School District average
  • North Dakota state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Valley Middle School is a public middle school in Grand Forks. 403 students attend Valley Middle School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 57% of the 403 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Valley Middle School is 8:1. Sacred Heart High School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 74% 82%
Hispanic 4% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Asian 2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 16% 7%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 0%
Multiracial 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 57% 39%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Valley has been a wonderful place for my kids! I feel very fortunate that we chose to live on the North End of Grand Forks so we could be a part of the diversity of students and families. I never got this kind of colorful education. The teachers are responsive and seem to genuinely care for the students. Thank you Valley for taking such great care of my kids!!!

  • (1 year ago)

    Valley teachers have been communicative and always looking out for my child's education. If there is a concern I receive an email or phone call to ask or discuss the situation. The principal seems to have a good handle on the student population and working with teachers. My student has many different opportunities for music languages and math. I am impressed with the chances they are given even if it means alternating schedules and getting split classes. I'm sure if they didn't think the students couldn't handle it they would not allow or encourage the extra efforts.

  • (5 years ago)

    Nice school some great teachers some horrible. Good experience. Mostly nice kids

  • (6 years ago)

    I like the acidemics but they just need to stop trying to fix peoples lives when their fine. Some of the adults there just can't get it through their thick skull that not everyone has one of those happy 50s families but their still perfectly happy.

  • (9 years ago)

    The music program is the best in the area but the disiplen could use some work.

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Overall score

(based on 7 ratings & reviews)

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