School Details

Lake Valley Elementary School

3900 N. Starlight Drive, Prescott Valley, AZ 86314
(928) 759-4000
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-6 494 students 15 students/teacher (AZ avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

65%
72%
69%
79%
85%
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
  • Humboldt Unified District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

73%
68%
62%
59%
67%
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
  • Humboldt Unified District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

65%
63%
63%
75%
85%
80%
41%
52%
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
  • Humboldt Unified District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

66%
66%
61%
60%
59%
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
  • Humboldt Unified District average
  • Arizona state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Lake Valley Elementary School is a public middle school in Prescott Valley. The principal of Lake Valley Elementary School is Danny Brown. 494 students attend Lake Valley Elementary School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Native American or Native Alaskan. 22% of the Lake Valley Elementary School students have "limited English proficiency." 78% of the 494 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Lake Valley Elementary School is 15:1. Glassford Hill Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 52% 68%
Hispanic 44% 27%
Native American or Native Alaskan 2% 2%
Multiracial 2% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.6% 1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Asian 0% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 78% 60%
Limited English proficiency 22% 3%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I have a friend with a child at this school. They are a year behind in Math in the lower grades and are teaching third grade math in the fourth grade. The AIMS math test has questions on things they have not even been taught according to the teachers so how can they possibly pass this exam? They are also teaching a type of multiplication that they won't even use in later grades called lattice which confuses the kids. No wonder this school is rated lower than other schools. Other schools also use Spalding phonics which is more advanced for language arts.

  • (1 year ago)

    I have to say that my son LOVES this school! He actually WANTS to go to school! That fact alone says a lot about the school because academics are very difficult for him! Yet he enjoys his teacher the classroom activities and new friends. Overall the staff is kind welcoming and nuturing! I could not be happier about our choice to send him to Lake Valley Elementary!

  • (1 year ago)

    Confessions of a teacher.... I will admit that I am a teacher at Lake Valley but don't assume this information is entirely biased. I finished student teaching in December and applied for a job at Lake Valley in June. Lake Valley was my first choice of schools for several reasons. Everyone from the superintendent to the maintenance folks are there for one reason- to make sure these kids get the best we can give them. The principal is down to earth and REALLY cares about each individual student. No school is perfect and we may not have as much funding as other schools but we are a family and we work together to make Lake Valley a great school. Teachers (including myself) spend a lot of extra time at the school and we have professional development meetings every week. When someone has a great idea it is shared with the whole staff so that we can emulate that person and learn from them. WE DO CARE about our students and our parents. We do the best we can to communicate with every parent and we want children to do the best they can. We've been told many times at meetings (and we do agree) that our job is to help a child grow from whatever level they are at.

  • (1 year ago)

    I have worked for Lake Valley for over 2 years and it has been an extremely good experience. The principal is very caring with the staff and has high expectations for us. We are held to high standards and this is for the best interests of all the children who attend. All of the teachers go out of their way to make a safe academically focused class for each child. We are always getting professional developments to become the best we can be. I cannot say enough positive about this school!

  • (3 years ago)

    Staff is rude and can't seem to work with me. They are not teaching her enough and setting her back in some ways.I have seen children walking alone in lines...where are their teachers? no extreme hair fashions?does this mean no mohawks? I don't believe it's any of their business.They have said my child needs to stand in a public hallway and wait for her teacher. She is standing there unattended!!! Shes only 5.The teacher wont release my child until she sees my face.....why should i release my child without seeing her face???

  • (5 years ago)

    This was my daughters second year at this school and I held on just for her this whole school year. In my opinion the staff is not that caring and some rude. Academics did not seem to be highly regarded here or did the children's attire or language.I do not feel parents were welcome anytime at school and I personally only had one parent teacher conference this year.Last year was a different story because of just one teacher but the staff still was not very welcoming.Very displeased with this school!

  • (5 years ago)

    Lake Valley has an Awesome Staff that cares about their students..!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    My son has only attended Lake Valley for a short period of time. But durning that time he has received excellent accomidations to his IEP. He started the year off at was said to be the best school in the area but they couldn't even accomidate his IEP. I felt as if they winged him out because of his learning disability at (LTS). But Mr. Brown the principal and the resource staff have done a great job at helping him to reach the gaols of his IEP.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am so happy with the education they are receiving. the staff is great the teachers are outstanding and the principle really cares! I can not imagine my kids going to a better school! Thanks LVES!

  • (6 years ago)

    This school has done a tremendous job of educating our children especially in the area of special education. They focus on differentiating instruction and the individual student. The staff is very caring also.

  • (10 years ago)

    The quality of regular academics seems sufficient however our experience with special education left a lot to be desired. Our child's teacher stated that her class 'is horrendous' and she 'doesn't have time' to teach special education students. We are very unhappy with the level of services our special education student received at this school.

  • (10 years ago)

    My Children have been going to L.V.E.S for going on 3 years now and I have had nothing bad to say about any teacher. I enjoy all the teachers my children have had each year. They have exceeded my expectations of an excellent teacher in every way and them some. Thank you

  • (10 years ago)

    this school is very good with caring for their students. The teachers here have good expirience and have been there for a while. They encourage their students to strive to the fullest.

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