Valley High School



Valley High School Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Valley High School Students by Grade
PK 0
K 0
1 0
2 0
3 0
4 0
5 0
6 0
7 0
8 0
9 0
10 683
11 656
12 608

Valley High School is a public high school of the West Des Moines Community School District located in West Des Moines, IA. It has 1,947 students in grades 10th through 12th. Valley High School is the 3rd largest public high school in Iowa and the 1,611th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 17.9 to 1.

Total Students: 1,947
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 17.9:1
Full Time Teachers: 108.51

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Valley High School Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 992
(51%)
2,201
(53%)
 Female 955
(49%)
1,982
(47%)

Valley High School Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 White 1,487
(76%)
3,114
(74%)
 Hispanic 189
(10%)
422
(10%)
 Asian 115
(6%)
239
(6%)
 Black 100
(5%)
258
(6%)
 Two or More 44
(2%)
123
(3%)
 American Indian 10
(1%)
22
(1%)
 Pacific Islander 2
(0%)
5
(0%)

Valley High School Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Not Eligible 1,551
(80%)
3,092
(74%)
 Free Lunch Eligible 299
(15%)
861
(21%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 97
(5%)
230
(5%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Valley High School is ranked 31st out of 0 ranked schools in Iowa, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Valley High School students on free and reduced lunch assistance (20.3%) is lower than the state average of 35.2%. This may indicate that the area has a lower level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Valley High School Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 1832
2006 1884
2007 1855
2008 1876
2009 1914
2010 1962
2011 1951
2012 1947

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 14.3
2006 15.5
2007 15.3
2008 14.4
2009 16.9
2010 17.3
2011 17.9
2012 17.9

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.082423580786026
2006 0.084394904458599
2007 0.10026954177898
2008 0.11727078891258
2009 0.12591431556949
2010 0.14424057084608
2011 0.15427985648385
2012 0.20338983050847

Compare Valley High School to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,390.3% 13.9:1
 
1,617.4% 16.2:1
 
1,790.0% 17.9:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
This School 20.3%
 
State Average 35.2%
 
National Average 46.8%
 

Top Nearby High Schools

School Type Grades Students Student Teacher Ratio Distance
Valley High School
West Des Moines, IA
Public 10 - 12 1,947 17.9:1  
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