School Details

Valley Academy - Reid Traditional Schools

1520 West Rose Garden Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85027
(623) 516-7747
10

(out of 10)

Charter Grades PK-8 752 students Unknown students/teacher

Test Scores by grade

97%
97%
69%
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98%
78%

Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS)

In 2011-2012 Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) was used to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona's learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • Valley Academy Inc. average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

89%
89%
62%
97%
97%
75%
91%
91%
58%

Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS)

In 2011-2012 Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) was used to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona's learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • Valley Academy Inc. average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

84%
84%
63%
96%
96%
80%
84%
84%
52%

Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS)

In 2011-2012 Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) was used to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona's learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • Valley Academy Inc. average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

81%
81%
61%
91%
91%
80%
77%
77%
56%

Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS)

In 2011-2012 Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) was used to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona's learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • Valley Academy Inc. average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

96%
96%
64%
90%
90%
53%

Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS)

In 2011-2012 Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) was used to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona's learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • Valley Academy Inc. average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

89%
89%
59%
93%
93%
70%
93%
93%
63%

Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS)

In 2011-2012 Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS) was used to test students in reading and mathematics in grades 3 through 8 and 10, writing in grades 5, 6, 7, and 10, and in science in grades 4, 8 and 10. AIMS is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students have mastered Arizona's learning standards. Students must pass the grade 10 AIMS in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to meet or exceed state standards on the test.
  • This school in 2014
  • Valley Academy Inc. average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Valley Academy - Reid Traditional Schools is a charter middle school in Phoenix. The principal of Valley Academy - Reid Traditional Schools is Mrs. Victoria Wilber and can be contacted at info@ValleyAcademy.com. 752 students go to Valley Academy - Reid Traditional Schools and identify primarily as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 0% of the Valley Academy - Reid Traditional Schools students are "limited in English proficiency." 3% of the 752 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. Adams Traditional Academy is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 9% 9%
White, non-Hispanic 56% 56%
Asian/Pacific Islander 32% 32%
Asian 31% %
American Indian/Alaskan Native 2% %
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1.0% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.6% 1%
Multiracial 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 3% 3%
Limited English proficiency 0% 0%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    Valley Academy is proud to be a 2014 National Blue Ribbon School! The United States Department of Education recognized Valley Academy as an Exemplary High Performing School. What a great way to celebrate 20 years of excellence in education! We are a traditional school that focuses on providing an environment that is carefully crafted for academic success. We have received the highest possible rating from the state of Arizona every year and have been an Arizona Charter School of the Year. Our highest goal is academic excellence particularly in the fundamental areas of reading writing spelling speaking mathematics and science. We believe in a well-rounded education and Art Music P.E. Spanish and Computer classes enhance our advanced academic curriculum. We support our families in teaching discipline respect and personal responsibility. We believe in fostering genuine self-respect based upon individual achievement and appropriate competition. Our students learn citizenship through understanding our history heritage and government. We respect your role as a parent in guiding your child through his or her education. Parental involvement is a cornerstone of our school which was founded by parents wanting a better education for their own children. Our parent volunteers are welcome on campus and we are grateful that they bring their abilities and interests to enrich the school. Our students promote from 8th grade with a solid academic foundation for their future learning and have a history of success in advanced Honors AP and IB high school classes and beyond. I invite you to visit our website to learn more about our programs and see how we can help your family meet your education goals.

  • (11 months ago)

    This is a traditional school but I loved it. My kids started out with Mrs Trotter in Kindergarten and she was warm and engaging with my kids. To me her personality should be the model for the entire school. She worked in all the course material in a clever and calm manner. Like all schools it's not for everyone. It emphasizes order in the classroom and some find that oppressive. I saw growth from my kids. As for the negative comments about the facility itself in my experience it's the people that make the difference. And when you remember the schools you loved do you ever think about the size of the windows? When we left it was because we wanted a Catholic school experience. But no complaints and a lot of memories.

  • (1 year ago)

    Valley is wonderful and supportive environment where children can feel safe and learn in a traditional education setting. This school has exceeded my expectations. The involvement of the administration is also impressive.

  • (1 year ago)

    Valley Academy has the BEST parent volunteer system! The Valley Academy Parent Organization gets parents involved in EVERY event and thousands of dollars are raised from these parents volunteering their time. Love LOve LOVE the ZERO TOLERANCE rule for bullies. The teachers are heavily involved ACADEMICALLY with each child. Communication with parents is open and notification with problems are quick. Valley Academically is AWEDOME! I AM Very Happy Parent!!!

  • (1 year ago)

    My school is a really great school that can use some upgrades so please let us win the 5 000 dollars

  • (2 years ago)

    I have been an involved parent and employee at this school for a total of 9 years. I love the family atmosphere and the high academic standards. The administration has an open door policy and the teachers are always willing to go the extra mile for student success. This school of choice is for families who want to be active in their child's learning experience and help them become responsible citizens as well as critical thinkers.

  • (2 years ago)

    I am a student from valley academy I am very glad with my parents decision on make me go here sense kindergarden and I am currently in 6th grade it is the best school ever and I'm reading at a 12th grade reading level

  • (2 years ago)

    I can't believe people would choose to use this venue to post such negative and untrue statements. The principal at Valley Academy puts her heart and soul into the job. She creates an environment that promotes a feeling of family by all involved students parents and staff. I am proud to say that my daughter admires and looks up to her as a positive role model. Our Principal is kind compassionate empathetic and cares enough about our school to be strong for what is best for every situation. It is difficult to make everyone happy all the time but simply puting unexplained and unjustified negative comments out there doesn't help anyone.

  • (2 years ago)

    Valley Academy is an outstanding school with rich tradition. Having been involved with Valley in multiple roles I can honestly say it exceeds expectations. Students are held to a high standard both academically and morally. The administration is highly visible and involved on campus with their students with in an academic and extra curricular setting. Teachers are willing to help any student succeed in their goals. I know first hand many teachers and administrators that not only care academically but will take time out of their schedule to go see them in other activities even many times even after graduating from the school.

  • (2 years ago)

    Valley Academy is an awesome school with caring teachers great kids great families and an awesome administration!!! The principal is wonderful to work; with she knows almost all of the kids by name.

  • (2 years ago)

    The principal demonstrates no leadership skill at the Valley Academy. She has no creativity and has very minimal interactions with kids at school. She certainly is not a role model for students to look up to. It is time to have a new principal at the Valley Academy.

  • (2 years ago)

    The teachers at Valley Academy are amazing. While doing a fantastic job at Valley they have also made time to help the faculty at their new sister school. With their help Painted Rock Academy is now delivering the same excellent curriculum in the same caring traditional way.

  • (2 years ago)

    Valley Academy does not need an introduction it is very well known and popular school among parents who strive to make sure their kids get an excellent education. Their office staff and teachers are commendable. Parents send their kids to VA for its excellent traditional teaching program which includes Spalding Reading and Writing Saxon Math strict dress-code campus environment and diverse student population amongst many others. VA instills discipline and study habits in kids that will remain with them for a lifetime. I wish there was a VA in every city !!!

  • (2 years ago)

    My son attended this school for 2 years and I must say it's been challenging. A lot of homework and discipline is what most of the public schools lacking but it is what most of american children need. Education is great however the lack of creativity and developing logical and critical thinking is frustrating. I understand it is traditional school but why not take all the good from tradition and leave mediocrity behind. The way my son studies for the tests is unacceptable he says he only has to memorize he doesn't have to understand the concepts school requires memorization not thinking. He says his older public school was the best school he ever attended because they had ELP which was all about creativity and critical thinking. I wish Valley Academy adopted some of the tools ELP uses to become truly great school.

  • (2 years ago)

    My child has attended Valley Academy since kindergarten. I have notice when I have been waiting to sign my child out the office staff is pleasant concerned and have respect for all children. The administration is consistant thoughtful and mindful of the office setting. I have also noticed that the preschoolers are a little too noise when "marching or running" through the office trying to get away from their parent. Perhaps just a little common courtesy is all that's needed. I continue to support Valley Academy as the first rate education it provides for my child.

  • (2 years ago)

    My son is enrolled in preschool and my daughter is in grade school level. This has been the most problematic school year thus far. The adminstrative office has done nothing but control normal noise level for a workplace that is constantly active. I have continuously observed adults and children being told to "be quiet walk quietly whisper you're too loud". This is not a library!! The rules and policies of this school are more rigid than a military site! Focus your time and attention on more improtant issues like education! Secondly my child is constantly getting dress code citations for the most ridiculous things. Yes she looks very well presentable. I had high expectations of this school and they were easily and quickly lowered. I would not recommend this school to anybody. My first imperssions start at the office and that is poorly rated!

  • (2 years ago)

    Valley Academy is an amazing place to be! It seems to me it would be common courtesy to keep the noise level of your children down as you walk through the front office which is a place of business. The policies that some would consider ridiculous and annoying are in fact part of the reason that Valley Academy has been so successful in the past 18 years. The dress code in particular is spelled out quite plainly in the student handbook. People should not be surprised when there are consequences for not following clearly stated rules. There are plenty of other schools around that will allow students to dress and behave any way they like and they do not have the proven track record of Valley Academy! I love Valley Academy and would not change it for anything!!

  • (2 years ago)

    Anyone that has anything negative to say about this school is just plain out of their mind. It is a "traditional" school focusing on citizenship COUNTRY and manners. actual teachers not 20 somethings that just graduated and have zero experience dealing with any children let alone 25 of them! It is also the small things that public school parents may overlook like ALL desks face FORWARD singing the Pledge Of Allegiance letting kids and parent's express their faith without retribution structured learning DAILY homework teaching the students and NOT celebrating mediocrity. Valley Academy teaches UP not down and that is the reason they are excelling. They are doing the very opposite of ordinary district public schools which is exactly why they succeed. There are more books than toys they let parents on campus and in your child's classroom at ANYTIME which says to me that they have confidence in the staff and teachers with nothing to hide. They hold your child accountable for EVERYTHING which in turn teaches them responsibility and supports what we try to teach them at home. So when we send them to school it's not a regression it's a supplement to the parents. if you want

  • (2 years ago)

    As a parent of a child in the 4 year old class at Valley Academy Preschool I was a bit disappointed in the previous post. I have a very bright little girl who has gone through the 3 year old program and now is in the 4 year old class. She is learning by leaps and bounds. She is very excited about school and is learning many new things that were not a part of her 3 year old program. I spoke with the administration about the concern this parent had and was assured that the curriculum has been adjusted to make sure the 3 and 4 year olds are learning at a different level. So if there was a problem in the past it certainly is not evident now. I am very happy with the preschool program at Valley Academy.

  • (2 years ago)

    This is for the preschool only as we had no experience with the K-8 portion. First of all the principal seems very warm caring and competent. However the preschool was not up to par. The four year old class had the same exact curriculum as the three year old class last year...which covered less than the three year old curriculum covered the year before (the first year of preschool). We had a great experience in the 3 year old room. But the 4 year old room was a complete waste of time and money and the kids were bored. Kids in daycare were taught more than kids in last year's 4 year old class. Ask lots of questions before enrolling in the preschool and ensure that the basics are being covered! Also by state law getting your child in the preschool does not assure them a place in Valley's kindergarten.

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