School Details

Pleasant Valley High School

604 Belmont Rd, Bettendorf, IA 52722
(563) 332-5151

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1166 students 16 students/teacher (IA avg is 14)

Test Scores by grade


Iowa Test of Educational Development (ITED)

In 2010-2011 Iowa used the Iowa Test of Educational Development (ITED) to test students in grade 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The ITED is a norm-referenced test, which means it measures how well students in Iowa score in comparison to their peers nationwide. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Iowa Assessment (NRT)

Beginning in 2011-2012 Iowa used the Iowa Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 and 11 in reading and math. The scores reflect the performance of students enrolled for the full academic year. The Iowa Assessments are standards-based tests, which measure specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Iowa. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Pleasant Valley Community School District average
  • Iowa state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

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.

Extracurricular activities


  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Japanese
  • Spanish


  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 88% 87%
Asian 5% %
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 6%
Hispanic 4% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 3%
Multiracial 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.8% 0.7%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.09% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 9% 10%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    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.

  • (3 years ago)

    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.

  • (6 years ago)

    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.

  • (8 years ago)

    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.

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(based on 8 ratings & reviews)

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