Valley High School

93 reviews
  1. Weld County Reorganized School District No. RE-1
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    C+
  4. College Readiness
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Address
1001 Birch St
Gilcrest, CO 80623
Telephone
(970) 737-2494
Website
Data not available

Valley High School Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Outcomes

Average Graduation Rate
87%
Average SAT
Data not available
Average ACT
21
29 responses

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
27%
Percent Proficient - Math
8%
AP Enrollment
18%
AP Exam Pass Rate
37%
Advanced Math Enrollment
Very Low
Poll
How challenging are academics at this school?
  • This school is nationally recognized.
    0%
  • This school is the best in the area.
    22%
  • Probably like most other schools.
    78%
  • This school doesn't challenge anyone.
    0%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
57%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.7 responses
Poll
57%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.7 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 8 responses
  • Homecoming spirit week
    63%
  • Grades Basketball Face off
    13%
  • Senior Pranks
    13%
  • Trick or Treat Street
    13%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
533
Free or Reduced Lunch
43%
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.7 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.7 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.7 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$47,937
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.5%
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.10 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.10 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.10 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
Expenses Per Student
$8,857/ year
National
$11,890
71%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.14 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.14 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.14 responses

Reviews

93 reviews
  • Excellent
    12
  • Very Good
    33
  • Average
    37
  • Poor
    9
  • Terrible
    2
This school has taught me life choices that I will defiantly use. We are always involved with the community and the community is involved with us.Students may be rude sometimes but it is tolerable.I have tons of fun in my Art class and Choir, everybody enjoys sharing their talents.The use of technology is crazy here! Every one has a laptop and we use them quite a bit , sadly some students don't know how to use them properly.If I could choose this school again , I would.It has a special place in my heart, I always know I am welcomed and the teachers actually care for us;I can't ask anything more than that.
  • High School Sophomore
  • Mar 8 2013
I had the chance to enter classes that really challenged me. These teachers wanted nothing but to better you and as a student about to enter college, that made the difference. The interaction between teachers and students is what this a great atmosphere. Teachers here at Valley love their job and as a student you can tell that they do. But the way they still challenged you is what is appreciated. The dual-enrollment credits that can earn college credit as well as the preparation for AP and ACT test. Every student here that takes their education seriously, has a good influence on others which creates a good atmosphere. Small school praise education and that is what separates Valley High School from others.
  • Senior
  • 1 month ago
What I like about this school is that there are really great teachers that help you in school. My freshman year was a blast especially because I am very involved in sports and in clubs. I love the school, but if there were something i would change is school lunch and instead of having Mondays off I rather have Fridays off. I love the teachers especially Mrs.Hill. The fact the her Ace class is super fun and always active, I love how she helps me and other students finish our I cap requirements and thanks to her more students will be able to graduate because they have I cap requirements done. I also love the classes that the school offers. I am currently enrolled in 3 Advanced placement classes, and the teacher who teach them are so nice and they help me become a better student and they also helps me understand more things than I thought I was able to understand.
  • Junior
  • 2 months ago