School Details

Tri Valley Secondary School

34 Moore Hill Rd, Grahamsville, NY 12740
(845) 985-2296
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades 7-12 536 students 10 students/teacher (NY avg is 13)

Test Scores by grade

18%
18%
29%
17%
16%
33%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

In 2011-2012 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The results for English language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles and the science results will be added when they are released in the Fall of 2013. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.
  • This school in 2014
  • Tri-Valley Central School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

29%
29%
36%
8%
8%
22%

New York State Assessments (NYSA)

In 2011-2012 New York used the New York State Assessments to test students in grades 3 through 8 in English language arts and math, and in grades 4 and 8 in science. The results for English language arts and math are displayed on GreatSchools profiles and the science results will be added when they are released in the Fall of 2013. The tests are standards-based, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of New York. The goal is for 90% of students to meet or exceed grade-level standards on the tests.
  • This school in 2014
  • Tri-Valley Central School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

85%
85%
66%
101%
101%
76%
93%
93%
72%
83%
82%
77%
100%
100%
74%
76%
76%
71%
84%
84%
73%
85%
85%
77%
100%
100%
81%
86%
86%
80%

Regents Exams (RE)

In 2011-2012 New York used the New York State Regents Examinations to test high school students in English language arts, math, global history and geography, US history and government, living environment, chemistry, earth science, physics and several foreign languages. The results for English language arts, math, living environment, chemistry, earth science, physics, global history and geography, and US history and government are displayed in GreatSchools profiles. Students must take at least five Regents Exams in order to graduate. Scores of 65 and above are passing; scores of 55 and above earn credit toward a local diploma (with the approval of the local board of education). The goal is for all students to pass the tests.
  • This school in 2014
  • Tri-Valley Central School District average
  • New York state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Tri Valley Secondary School is a public high school. The principal of Tri Valley Secondary School is MR. BOB PETERS, who can be contacted at lisamcintyre@tvcs.k12.ny.us. 536 students go to Tri Valley Secondary School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 0% of the Tri Valley Secondary School students have "limited English proficiency." 36% of the 536 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Tri Valley Secondary School is 10:1. Fallsburg Junior Senior High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 89% 90%
Hispanic 7% 5%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Asian 0.9% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% %
Multiracial 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 36% 35%
Limited English proficiency 0% 0%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    One of the best schools in Sullivan Country. Nice kids beautiful nature and very strong teachers.

  • (5 years ago)

    Tri-Valley is an amazing school. Everybody's nice here. Kids get great help by their teacher's and are available for extra help. It's a small school but a nice well rounded school system. I've been going here from 1st to 9th grade and the teacher's care about each student and give wonderful help to those in need. Tri-Valley has an excellent sports department and great coches.

  • (5 years ago)

    This is the cutest little town and I love driving my kids to school every morning knowing they're in a great place. I have three children a third grader a first grader and one who attends UPK. They all are always excited to attend school and come home with lots of stories projects and smiles! They love the teachers and have so many friends I can't even keep up with the playdates. From what I can tell it seems that everyone is accepted and appreaciated because it is such a close knit community. Recently the school board introduced a new budget for next year that was unfortunately passed. This budget cut reading teachers upper level teachers afterschool and sport programs and electives. I was crushed to hear this but I am very hopeful that this will change before my children reach the upper grades. Thanks Tri-Valley!

  • (7 years ago)

    Being a transfer student into Tri-Valley it wasnt really that bad. The kids acepted me for who i was and got along fine with them. The teachers are great. They help out if you need it and they are there for you if you need to talk. yes its a small town but its better that way. Keeps kids in line. Great sports and other activities are available if kids would like. Many of the kids do real well and are going somewhere in the future.

  • (7 years ago)

    The biggest complaint I have about this school is that it is a very 'clicky' school. If you are not one of the local 'families' you are cast outside. There is a large amount of favoritism given to the children of the 'chosen ones'. Some of the office staff and teachers do not believe in confidentiality. My second concern is that this school is not looking out for the 'child left behind'. If the student can't keep up in most cases he falls behind. No Preventative Intervention given to avoid the child falling behind. This school is in a Very small rural town and lacks the checks and balances as a result.

  • (8 years ago)

    tri- valley is a decent school many of the everyday need for students go unnoticed and teachers are not properly credited for the hard work they do. Since the recent change in the administrative office my children enjoy school to a much greater extent.

  • (9 years ago)

    this school is great for succeeding in sports and other programs but does not have the best teachers 75% are good but some teachers don't care speccificly in the seventh grade like english and spanish and science.

  • (10 years ago)

    Tri-valley is a good school improvements can be made. The administration needs some changes. They issue infractions and sanctions without doing proper investigations. Which is unfair to the students. Remember kids will be kids and no one is perfect. They should try to help the kids (counseling workshops etc.) not only penalize them. Teachers at Tri-valley have to remember that all students are not alike. Some students will need more help than others those with the special needs should get extra help if needed. Again lets help the children because they are our future!

  • (11 years ago)

    I am a former student and my mother teaches at Tri-Valley. It's sad to see how much has changed in a few years in regards to the way children behave now in classes. I don't believe that the parents discipline their children enough at home and the kids come to classes with no respect for adults. The classes combine all students together (from honor students to special ed.) which means the class moves too fast for slower kids and is boring and tedious for those more intelligent. The middle school principal is unsupportive of the teachers who work incredibley hard.

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