School Details

Valley View Elementary School

405 Summit Ave Ne, Rockford, MI 49341
(616) 863-6366
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades K-5 613 students 20 student/teacher

Test Scores by grade

46%
52%
40%
80%
78%
61%

MI00195

None
97%
99%
95%
99%
95%
87%

Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP)

In 2012-2013 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.
  • This school in 2011
  • Rockford Public Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

50%
56%
45%
82%
79%
70%
56%
55%
51%

MI00195

None
97%
97%
92%
91%
93%
84%
58%
61%
47%

Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP)

In 2012-2013 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.
  • This school in 2011
  • Rockford Public Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

53%
66%
45%
83%
85%
72%
22%
30%
17%

MI00195

None
93%
93%
80%
92%
95%
85%
93%
94%
78%

Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP)

In 2012-2013 Michigan used the Michigan Educational Assessment Program (MEAP) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in math, reading and writing; in grades 5 and 8 in science; and in grades 6 and 9 in social studies. The MEAP is a standards-based test, which measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Michigan. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level. Beginning in the 2011-2012 school year, the Michigan State Board of Education implemented new definitions of what it means to be proficient on the MEAP test. The new standards for proficiency are higher than in previous years and the percent of students earning a proficient score is expected to be lower as a result of this change.
  • This school in 2011
  • Rockford Public Schools average
  • Michigan state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Valley View Elementary School is a public elementary school in Rockford. The principal of Valley View Elementary School is Mr. Robert Siegel and can be contacted at bsiegel@rockfordschools.org. 613 students attend Valley View Elementary School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 17% of the 613 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Valley View Elementary School is 20:1. Parkside Elementary School is one of the nearest elementary schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band

Sports

  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 92% 94%
Multiracial 3% %
Hispanic 2% 1%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Asian 1% %
Black, non-Hispanic 0.8% 0.8%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 17% 11%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Wow! My son is in Kindergarten at Valley View this year. I am also a teacher in the district but I chose to put him in V.V. because it is our neighborhood school and I have heard so many good things about it and the teachers there. I am so glad we did. He loves his teacher and his classmates. He is learning so much so quickly. He also adores the principal! Great job Valley View!

  • (2 years ago)

    There are some really good teachers at this school and there are some that are lazy and only working to get their summers off --- the principal included! I would never recommend this school. The principal refuses to acknowledge any bullying that goes on no matter how much bigger the bully is compared to your child. And if you have a gifted child the only time they will be treated as one is when they are in the gifted program. Otherwise they will be bored beyond words. Between the bullying and the really poor teacher our daughter had we moved her to a private school. In the end it was the best thing we could have done. She is now getting an excellent education at a school that teaches children there are consequences for their actions and poor choices. My advice move to another elementary school district or just plan on sending your child to a private school if you want them to excel. At least until the current principal is gone because it is very true that a group is only as strong as its leader and this leader appears to just be counting his days until retirement.

  • (6 years ago)

    During our first year at ValleyView my children were immediately seen by their teachers as individuals rather than just another student in the class. ValleyView teachers excel at communication and observation aimed at discovering a student's individual qualities. They are champions for best meeting a student's individual needs. Whether your child is sensitive inquisitive needing more acedemic challenges or support antsy shy or boisterous ValleyView teachers...and the principal...are truly involved and caring. ValleyView's principal is a wonderful man who sees the world through the eyes of his school children. He kneels down to speak with students eye to eye instead of towering over them. He laughs with them guides them and isn't eyeing his next move up toward the administration ladder like so many principals seem to. He strongly supports his staff as well. A+

  • (6 years ago)

    Vally View Elementary is a beutiful school with the most educated and fun teachers in the state of Michigan.

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Overall score

(based on 3 ratings & reviews)

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  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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