School Details

Valley High School

1001 Birch St, Gilcrest, CO 80623
(970) 737-2494
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 533 students 13 students/teacher (CO avg is 17)

Test Scores by grade

13%
13%
39%
45%
45%
68%
33%
33%
55%

Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP)

In 2011-2012 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
23%
23%
38%
50%
50%
66%
26%
26%
53%

Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP)

In 2010-2011 Colorado used the Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The CSAP is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2011
  • Weld County Reorganized School District No. Re-1 average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

12%
12%
34%
65%
65%
70%
39%
39%
51%
39%
39%
49%

Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP)

In 2011-2012 Colorado used the Transitional Colorado Assessment Program (TCAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The TCAP is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
16%
16%
32%
54%
54%
65%
31%
31%
47%
33%
33%
47%

Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP)

In 2010-2011 Colorado used the Colorado Student Assessment Program (CSAP) to test students' skills in reading, writing and mathematics in grades 3 through 10, and in science in grades 5, 8 and 10. The CSAP is a standards-based test, which means that it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Colorado. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2011
  • Weld County Reorganized School District No. Re-1 average
  • Colorado state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Valley High School is a public high school in Platteville. 533 students go to Valley High School and identify mostly as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 42% of the 533 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Valley High School is 13:1. Union Colony Preparatory School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • German
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 51% 49%
White, non-Hispanic 47% 49%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.9% 0.6%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.6% 0.7%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 0.7%
Multiracial 0.6% %
Asian 0.6% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 42% 49%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is Bomb ` Go Vikes * This community is like family to me and always will be.

  • (6 years ago)

    I went to VHS a few years ago and I loved it. The teachers are awesome and the curriculum is great. For elementary school I went to Gilcrest Elementary so it was nice to see all my old friends. I had a great time at Valley and would recommend it to anyone.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am a former student of Valley HIgh. I can honestly say that this is by far the best school I've been to so far.I have moved around a lot and been to a lot of schools.Valley has an amazing selection of teachers and they do spend a lot of time with their students.I felt comfortable asking questions and participating in class activities. Something that I loved about VHS was the block schedule.It allows the students more time to get their work done which often helps with grades and the students personal work ethic.It is something I would reccomend for all high schools. VHS is indeed a great school.

  • (7 years ago)

    I'm a former student of this school and my sister is graduating this year. I know she has had fun and developed a sense of who she is along with great academics.

  • (8 years ago)

    After working with this school in several capacities I can personally attest to the facts that as far as public schools go this is one of the best. With a zero tolerance to violence and drugs they hold a firm line. Yet they offer several options and programs to support their student body. The special needs staff is excellent with a sincere concern for their students future success. From long ago when Coach Bob was running the whole sports program it was better than it is now. Even so the sports are still a benefit to the over all school spirit and moral of those in attendance and is better than many other sports programs at some other schools we've dealt with.

  • (9 years ago)

    I am a student that went to this school and I also have my sister's that go there. This is a great school to go to. The classes are small you get to have teacher/student time. I would recommend this school to anyone

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Overall score

(based on 7 ratings & reviews)

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