This school prides itself on high test scores and an outstanding school band. Athletics are improving greatly at the cost of quality teachers in the math department. In my experience as a parent I would say that the principal though friendly is unwilling to take steps to correct this problem. Similarly there are teachers who seem to dislike teaching and are not interested in encouraging their students' success in the classroom. We chose this school for its high test scores and learned that at PVHS this is not always an indicator of quality teaching.
Pleasant Valley High School is a public high school in Riverdale. 1,166 students go to Pleasant Valley High School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Asian; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 9% of the 1,166 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Pleasant Valley High School is 16:1. Bettendorf High School is one of the nearest high schools.
- Ceramics sculpture
- Computer arts
- Drawing painting
- Theater drama
- Video film production
- Cross country
- P.E. classes
- Ultimate Frisbee
|Native American or Native Alaskan||0.8%||0.7%|
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||0.09%||%|
|Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program||9%||10%|
This is an excellent school lead by and excellent principal. The school provides a nurturing environment conducive to learning as well as the social development of its students. I have been very impressed and would encourage any family considering a move to the area to take advantage of the superb experience Pleasant Valley HS has to offer.
My son attended PV this last year and all I could say was that it was an excellent experience. The standards of education as well friendliness and after school activities make this school one of the best in the mid west.
I went to school at P.V. a long time ago but as a parent now I would send my children there in a heart beat if we were still living in the area. They have great activities to keep kids busy and the education is top notch although I wasn't and outstanding student. P.V. is a great school and I wish I could send my children there as well.