School Details

Valley High School

501 Hwy 29, Valley, AL 36854
(334) 756-4105
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades 8-12 893 students 18 students/teacher (AL avg is 16)

Test Scores by grade

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Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE)

In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) to test high school students in reading, math, language, biology and social studies. High school students must pass the AHSGE in order to graduate. The AHSGE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to pass the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Chambers County School District average
  • Alabama state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE)

In 2011-2012 Alabama used the Alabama High School Graduation Exam (AHSGE) to test high school students in reading, math, language, biology and social studies. High school students must pass the AHSGE in order to graduate. The AHSGE is a standards-based test, which means it measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Alabama. The goal is for all students to pass the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Chambers County School District average
  • Alabama state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Valley High School is a public high school in Valley. The principal of Valley High School is Mr James Neil Davidson, who can be contacted at davidsonj@chambersk12.org. 893 students attend Valley High School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 58% of the 893 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Valley High School is 18:1. Acts Academy is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Softball
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 58% 49%
Black, non-Hispanic 40% 48%
Hispanic 1% 1%
Multiracial 0.4% 1%
Asian 0.2% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.1% 0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.1% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 58% 69%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I am a student at this school and I am getting bullied. I told my teachers and the guidance. Nothing has been done about it. Some teachers treat us like 2nd graders

  • (5 years ago)

    I was a student here and when i was in school which was anly a few years ago there were a lot of problems with the staff. teachers some of them do not need to even be teachers. but as i have visited the school this year i have seen a drastic change. more student and teacher interaction. the administration this year is wonderful and excellent with the kids. They are slowly but surely weeding out the bad teachers and im glad to see Mrs. Fryer is back excellent teacher . Mrs. weldon is the assistant principal and was my 7th and eith grade teacher. she was wonderful then and now being in charge she is even better .

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a student here. They are a average school. It could be way better than it is.. There are some teachers that are great at what they do but some are just awful and you leave that class without learning anythin and thats pretty bad.. But dont get me wrong since we got our new prinpal it has changed alot and has gotten really better than what it was. Its pretty much an average school. They really foucsed more on sports.. And more parents are worried about that then academics.. But its a pretty good public school

  • (7 years ago)

    I went to Valley High as a student and have a daughter now going. The school has really improved over the years and has the best teachers in this area. So far I have not had any problems at the school my daughter is only a freshman though. She is in the band and Loves it!

  • (9 years ago)

    Discipline is inconsistent and ineffective.

  • (9 years ago)

    This school has very little parent involvement and very few activities such as FFA Science Club Math Club. The school has minimal involvement of students with its athletic programs. I have noticed too many students roaming the halls between classes (without passes) mainly because there is no plan currently in place for this type of behavior problem. Much of the administration blames 'outside interference' for their lack of discipline in the school. The school is presently under the eye of the state for its repeated discipline negligence.

  • (9 years ago)

    I am a graduate of Valley High School. The teachers did a great job of preparing me for Auburn University where I graduated in 2000. My sister currently attends VHS and they are doing a great job with her also. Parent participation is a large key in a child development through out their school career. The teacher can only be blamed for so much.

  • (9 years ago)

    I was extremely disatisfied with there performance with my child. We moved to avoid another year.

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Overall score

(based on 12 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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