School Details

Valley Elementary School

98 Panther Drive, Hot Springs, VA 24445
(540) 839-5395
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-7 272 students 14 students/teacher (VA avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

65%
67%
69%
88%
85%
86%
52%
49%
67%
88%
85%
83%

Standards of Learning (SOL)

In 2013-2014 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.
  • This school in 2014
  • Bath County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

79%
84%
70%
89%
91%
80%

Standards of Learning (SOL)

In 2013-2014 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.
  • This school in 2014
  • Bath County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

72%
78%
73%
61%
69%
71%
69%
76%
74%
77%
82%
73%

Standards of Learning (SOL)

In 2013-2014 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.
  • This school in 2014
  • Bath County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

40%
56%
73%
52%
69%
76%

Standards of Learning (SOL)

In 2013-2014 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.
  • This school in 2014
  • Bath County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

69%
75%
76%
64%
72%
65%

Standards of Learning (SOL)

In 2013-2014 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.
  • This school in 2014
  • Bath County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

66%
71%
72%
61%
65%
70%
89%
82%
86%
66%
73%
72%
82%
78%
77%

Standards of Learning (SOL)

In 2013-2014 Virginia used the Standards of Learning (SOL) tests to assess students in reading and math in grades 3 through 8, writing in grades 5 and 8, and science in grades in 3, 5 and 8. The SOL tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Virginia. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.
  • This school in 2014
  • Bath County Public Schools average
  • Virginia state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Valley Elementary School is a public middle school in Hot Springs. The principal of Valley Elementary School is Mr. Les Balgavy. 272 students go to Valley Elementary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 52% of the 272 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Valley Elementary School is 14:1. Clifton Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 90% 93%
Multiracial 4% 3%
Hispanic 3% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 52% 42%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    I love the fact that we have small class ratio with teachers/students. average 1-15. a few bigger a few smaller but none over 20. We are a small town our school is very parent friendly.

  • (5 years ago)

    My son attended Valley Elementary grades 1-4 and had excellent teachers. He was a child who required guidance throuhout because he was a bit of a clown at times. He was and is very bright and was challenged to do well. I am proud of the education that he received while at Valley. He had caring dedicated teachers.

  • (7 years ago)

    The instruction in this school is focused on the middle or average. Students in the lower and higher percentiles of ability are short changed. Teaching to test as the grade levels progress is a norm in the school and results in students who see learning as something you must do to acheive a score rather than a way to develop your mind and skills. There is continuous learning among the teachers but I am not sure how much of this is to get scores up instead of inspiring educators to inspire students.

  • (9 years ago)

    What a wonderful environment for the children of Bath County--to grow up in such beauty. However the school system need quit a bit of work. The lower school has wonderful teachers but the middle school teachers leave a lot to be desired. What ever happened to teaching the indivdual child who is an individual? Teachers at this level expect the kids to be at and learn within the 'box.' Individuality is discouraged and in many cases punished. The high school's not much better. Boy was I glad to get my kid out of there.

  • (11 years ago)

    This school does not have many teachers that think keeping up with your child is their job. Teachers do not stand in front of the classroom and teach but expect children to learn and parents to teach for hours after school doing homework.

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