Valley Forge High School

116 reviews
  1. Parma City School District
  2. 8-12
  3. Public
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Readiness
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    C-
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Address
9999 Independence Blvd
Parma Heights, OH 44130
Telephone
(440) 885-2330
Website
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Valley Forge High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
81%
Percent Proficient - Math
72%
Average Graduation Rate
84%
Average SAT
1160
12 responses
Average ACT
25
55 responses
AP Enrollment
19%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.9 responses
Poll
89%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.9 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 24 responses
  • Renaissance and pep rally's
    46%
  • Sport games
    29%
  • School plays
    17%
  • Choir performances
    8%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,625
Free or Reduced Lunch
48%
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.15 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.15 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.15 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
17:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$73,160
Teachers in First/Second Year
17.6%
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.21 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.21 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.21 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$13,430/ year
National
$11,890
76%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.21 responses
29%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.21 responses
52%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.21 responses

Reviews

116 reviews
  • Excellent
    10
  • Very Good
    40
  • Average
    58
  • Poor
    8
  • Terrible
    0
Overall, my four years here were a blast! I enjoyed taking AP courses and participating in a variety of different extra curricular activities. The teachers are very good for the most part. I would have liked to see more technology classes, though, especially since they through a MacBook at me my senior year that I had no idea how to use. One semester my freshman year did not prepare me for college at all.
  • Alum
  • 2 months ago
I wish the school could be more unified. However, I have seen students of Forge come together before. It was when the school was at the verge of being closed along with two other schools in the district. The way a majority of the students came together to march down to the Board of Education meeting to decide the fate of the school was absolutely amazing. It showed that the students did care about the future of the school and I couldn't be more proud of them. The fate of Forge is not guaranteed yet but the students efforts did not end up in vain as the school is being opened for another year.
  • Senior
  • 5 days ago
As a transgender and pansexual person, I attract a lot of glares and some harassment and comments from other students. Most if not all of the teachers are friendly, helpful, and very inclusive. The students... not so much. Even though I have a close knit group of friends, there aren't a lot of friendly, welcoming clubs and extracurriculars (though the Drama Club is practically a family, and there is a diversity club up and coming.)
  • High School Sophomore
  • 4 months ago