Valley High School

703 Stevenson Blvd, New Kensington, PA 15068 | (724) 337-4536
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Student Enrollment: 679
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4.5 out of 5 | 4 Reviews
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School Description

School Summary and Highlights
  • Enrolls 679 high school students from grades 9-12
  • Ranks 221st out of 639 high schools in PA.
  • 2010 Overall School AYP Met Status: Making Progress in School Improvement 1
Additional Contact Information
  • Principal or Admin: Jon Banko
School Operational Details
  • Title I Eligible
    All students of this school are eligible for participation in authorized programs.
School District Details

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 679
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 38.4
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 17.7
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 311 (45.8%)
  • Females: 343 (50.5%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 46 (6.8%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 247 (36.4%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 293 (43.2%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Valley High School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian--
Black18327.0%
Asian10.1%
Hispanic71.0%
White46368.2%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Valley High School
  Number Percent
9th Grade18026.5%
10th Grade19228.3%
11th Grade15222.4%
12th Grade15522.8%
Low-Income Enrollment (2011)
Percent of Students from Low-Income Families
School:
51.2%
District:
61.9%
Graduation and Dropout Rates (2010)
Graduation Rate
School:
78.2%
District:
73.3%
Dropout Rate
School:
2.4%
District:
1.6%
Post Graduate Profiles (2010)
Percent College Bound
School:
75.2%
District:
75.2%
State:
72.6%
Percent Enrolling in 2-Year or 4-Year College/University
School:
71.4%
District:
71.4%
State:
69.4%
Faculty Information (2010)
ASSISTANT/VICE PRINCIPAL: JEFFREY THIMONS
Source: PA Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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Overall Rating: 4.5

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4.5 out of 5 | 4 Reviews
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4 reviews for Valley High School

  • Reviewed by Student on April 21, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • For those who called our student section disrespectful, there is no shame at all. We are proud of our school, and our student section. Every school should could use some manner lessons, not just VHS. Maybe even you.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on January 21, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • THIS IS A VERY NICE SCHOOL
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on October 05, 2007
  • Rating: 3 (3 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • The student section at a VHS recent football game were very disrespectful to one of the visiting bands during halftime. Booing, laughing and making fun of other students, who worked very hard, shows disrespect of your school. Shame on YOU! Manners need to be taught. After all, what is football without a band!

Test Scores and Performance Information

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The overall school rating shows that Valley High School performed on average better than many other schools across the state on PSSA state exams in the following subjects:
  • Math
  • Reading
  • Science
  • Writing
ACT Exam Performance (2010)
English Average Score: 17.3
Math Average Score: 18.5
Science Average Score: 19.5
Reading Average Score: 18.9
AYP Details (2010)
Overall AYP Met: Making Progress in School Improvement 1
SAT Exam Performance (2010)
Verbal Average Score: 456.4
Math Average Score: 459.4
Writing Average Score: 434.5

PSSA - Test Proficiency by Grade and Subject

Grade 11 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
Math Test
201068.4%68.4%59.6%
200945.1%45.1%55.6%
200847.0%45.8%55.9%
 
Reading Test
201070.6%70.6%67.2%
200962.1%62.1%65.2%
200858.8%58.6%64.7%
 
Science Test
201033.6%33.6%39.8%
200930.6%30.6%39.7%
200828.0%27.6%35.7%
 
Writing Test
201093.8%93.8%80.7%
2009---
200889.1%89.2%85.8%
 
Source: PA Department of Education 2009-2010

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