Southern Valley Junior/Senior High

Summary:

Southern Valley Junior/Senior High is a public high school located in Oxford, Nebraska, serving grades 7-12 with a total enrollment of 153 students. The school is part of the Southern Valley Schools district, which is ranked 60 out of 212 districts in Nebraska and has a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Southern Valley Junior/Senior High has consistently performed well on state assessments, with higher proficiency rates compared to the state average in several subjects, including 7th and 8th grade English Language Arts, 7th grade Mathematics, and 11th grade ACT Mathematics. However, the school's statewide ranking has fluctuated significantly over the years, ranging from a high of 42 out of 202 Nebraska high schools in 2021-2022 to a low of 121 out of 215 in 2022-2023. The school has also performed particularly well for certain student subgroups, such as female students and low socioeconomic status students.

Despite its academic achievements, Southern Valley Junior/Senior High has a predominantly white student population, with over 90% of students identifying as white in the 2022-2023 school year. This is higher than the nearby Arapahoe High School (88.74% white) and Alma High School (95.81% white). Additionally, the school has a relatively high spending per student, at $33,098 in the 2022-2023 school year, which is significantly higher than the nearby Arapahoe High School ($19,095 per student) and Alma High School ($20,843 per student).


Detail:

Public 7-12

 43739 Hwy 89
       Oxford, NE  68967-2711


(308) 868-2222

District: Southern Valley Schools

SchoolDigger Rank:
121st of 215 Nebraska High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $33,098 Help


Feeder schools for Southern Valley Junior/Senior High:

Elementary:    So Valley Elementary School

Student/teacher ratio:  8.8 Help
Number of students:  153

Racial breakdown:

White:
90.8%
Hispanic:
5.2%
American Indian:
2.0%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  52.3% Help


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Compare Details Southern Valley Junior/Senior High ranks better than 61.8% of middle schools in Nebraska. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 62.64. (See more...)
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Compare Details Southern Valley Junior/Senior High ranks worse than 56.3% of high schools in Nebraska. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 42.74. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (90.8%), Hispanic (5.2%), American Indian (2%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 52.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Southern Valley Junior/Senior High is 8.8. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Southern Valley Junior/Senior High is $33,098.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Southern Valley Junior/Senior High:

SchoolDigger ranks Southern Valley Junior/Senior High 91st of 238 Nebraska public middle schools. (See Southern Valley Junior/Senior High in the ranking list.)

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White students:

SchoolDigger ranks Southern Valley Junior/Senior High 121st of 215 Nebraska public high schools. (See Southern Valley Junior/Senior High in the ranking list.)

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Southern Valley Schools:

SchoolDigger ranks Southern Valley Schools 60th of 212 Nebraska school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Southern Valley Junior/Senior High

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Rank History for all middle school students at Southern Valley Junior/Senior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 26.99 206th 226 8.8%
2007 43.71 158th 227 30.4%
2008 63.30 77th 245 68.6%
2009 51.24 148th 243 39.1%
2010 49.39 155th 254 39.0%
2011 43.84 160th 246 35.0%
2012 37.62 183rd 255 28.2%
2013 23.74 221st 248 10.9%
2014 35.01 193rd 252 23.4%
2015 46.44 155th 256 39.5%
2016 31.24 197th 255 22.7%
2017 29.16 187th 236 20.8%
2018 43.19 133rd 225 40.9%
2019 55.24 112th 247 54.7%
2021 58.20 88th 223 60.5%
2022 20.13 215th 249 13.7%
2023 62.64 91st 238 61.8%
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Rank History for middle school Low Socio Economic Status students at Southern Valley Junior/Senior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 71.51 26th 120 78.3%
2019 58.28 52nd 123 57.7%
2023 66.98 43rd 144 70.1%
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Rank History for middle school Female students at Southern Valley Junior/Senior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 39.07 96th 147 34.7%
2019 48.14 85th 156 45.5%
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Rank History for middle school White students at Southern Valley Junior/Senior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 35.22 148th 203 27.1%
2019 46.04 116th 222 47.7%
2021 50.81 94th 204 53.9%
2022 10.40 223rd 234 4.7%
2023 51.19 110th 217 49.3%
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Data source: test scores: Nebraska Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Southern Valley Junior/Senior High

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Rank History for all high school students at Southern Valley Junior/Senior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 35.31 198th 249 20.5%
2007 28.82 222nd 247 10.1%
2008 61.84 95th 252 62.3%
2009 56.76 118th 251 53.0%
2010 37.93 196th 249 21.3%
2011 36.76 185th 252 26.6%
2012 59.05 102nd 245 58.4%
2013 47.40 138th 247 44.1%
2014 57.99 113th 247 54.3%
2015 35.42 182nd 242 24.8%
2016 26.34 199th 246 19.1%
2017 21.83 174th 219 20.5%
2018 32.91 154th 219 29.7%
2019 66.23 62nd 217 71.4%
2021 62.11 76th 209 63.6%
2022 74.61 42nd 202 79.2%
2023 42.74 121st 215 43.7%
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Rank History for high school Low Socio Economic Status students at Southern Valley Junior/Senior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 47.92 33rd 79 58.2%
2021 72.72 11th 83 86.7%
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Rank History for high school Female students at Southern Valley Junior/Senior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 34.16 97th 144 32.6%
2019 66.18 46th 142 67.6%
2021 63.26 48th 138 65.2%
2022 78.11 19th 132 85.6%
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Rank History for high school Male students at Southern Valley Junior/Senior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 33.94 91st 138 34.1%
2019 58.57 57th 140 59.3%
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Rank History for high school White students at Southern Valley Junior/Senior High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools NE State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 32.93 147th 205 28.3%
2019 67.39 58th 207 72.0%
2021 58.41 76th 200 62.0%
2022 67.99 53rd 196 73.0%
2023 36.07 139th 206 32.5%
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Data source: test scores: Nebraska Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Data source: Nebraska Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Southern Valley Junior/Senior High

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1994 126 0 0 1 1 n/a n/a 0 128
1995 289 1 2 3 0 n/a n/a 0 295
1996 289 1 2 3 0 n/a n/a 0 295
1997 296 0 2 4 0 n/a n/a 0 302
1998 283 2 1 6 1 n/a n/a 0 293
1999 276 0 1 2 2 n/a n/a 4 285
2000 249 1 1 7 2 n/a n/a 0 260
2001 231 2 1 5 1 n/a n/a 0 240
2002 239 4 1 3 2 n/a n/a 0 249
2003 239 4 1 3 2 n/a n/a 0 249
2004 247 2 0 7 2 n/a n/a 0 258
2005 247 2 0 3 3 n/a n/a 0 255
2006 264 3 1 4 3 n/a n/a 0 275
2007 261 3 3 4 3 n/a n/a 0 274
2008 250 2 1 4 3 n/a n/a 0 260
2009 243 2 1 6 3 n/a n/a 0 255
2010 230 1 0 5 5 n/a n/a 0 241
2011 211 1 1 8 7 0 0 0 228
2012 195 1 1 11 8 0 0 0 216
2013 189 2 1 10 8 0 1 0 211
2014 192 2 2 11 9 0 1 0 217
2015 200 2 4 14 9 0 1 0 230
2016 187 1 2 17 7 0 2 0 216
2017 182 2 2 15 5 0 2 0 208
2018 175 2 2 17 4 0 0 0 200
2019 171 1 3 15 3 0 1 0 194
2020 158 2 1 9 1 0 2 0 173
2021 144 2 2 11 2 0 2 0 163
2022 143 1 2 7 3 0 1 0 157
2023 139 1 0 8 3 0 2 0 153

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Southern Valley Junior/Senior High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1994 128 13.4 9.6 22.7
1995 295 22.9 12.9 13.2
1996 295 22.9 12.9 13.2
1997 302 22.6 13.4 21.5
1998 293 23.1 12.7 24.2
1999 285 23.1 12.3 33.8
2000 260 23.1 11.3 35.4
2001 240 23.1 10.4 44.2
2002 249 21.3 11.7 43.4
2003 249 21.3 11.7 43.4
2004 258 20.4 12.6 42.2
2005 255 19.8 12.9 49.4
2006 275 21.8 12.6 52
2007 274 22.2 12.3 53.6
2008 260 20.4 12.7 44.2
2009 255 22.4 11.4 45.5
2010 241 22.9 10.5 50.2
2011 228 23.4 9.7 46.5
2012 216 21.9 9.8 51.4
2013 211 21.7 9.6 46.9
2014 217 20.3 10.6 50.2
2015 230 22.0 10.4 50.9
2016 216 22.0 9.8 49.5
2017 208 20.6 10.0 54.8
2018 200 19.0 10.4 51.5
2019 194 18.3 10.6 51
2020 173 19.3 8.9 45.1
2021 163 19.3 8.4 53.4
2022 157 18.5 8.4 47.8
2023 153 17.3 8.8 52.3

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Southern Valley Junior/Senior High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1994 128 13.4 9.6 22.7
1995 295 22.9 12.9 13.2
1996 295 22.9 12.9 13.2
1997 302 22.6 13.4 21.5
1998 293 23.1 12.7 24.2
1999 285 23.1 12.3 33.8
2000 260 23.1 11.3 35.4
2001 240 23.1 10.4 44.2
2002 249 21.3 11.7 43.4
2003 249 21.3 11.7 43.4
2004 258 20.4 12.6 42.2
2005 255 19.8 12.9 49.4
2006 275 21.8 12.6 52
2007 274 22.2 12.3 53.6
2008 260 20.4 12.7 44.2
2009 255 22.4 11.4 45.5
2010 241 22.9 10.5 50.2
2011 228 23.4 9.7 46.5
2012 216 21.9 9.8 51.4
2013 211 21.7 9.6 46.9
2014 217 20.3 10.6 50.2
2015 230 22.0 10.4 50.9
2016 216 22.0 9.8 49.5
2017 208 20.6 10.0 54.8
2018 200 19.0 10.4 51.5
2019 194 18.3 10.6 51
2020 173 19.3 8.9 45.1
2021 163 19.3 8.4 53.4
2022 157 18.5 8.4 47.8
2023 153 17.3 8.8 52.3

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Southern Valley Junior/Senior High

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $674 (2.8%) $19,484 (81.8%) $23,820
2020 $929 (3.3%) $23,127 (82.7%) $27,954
2021 $1,143 (3.7%) $25,065 (81.3%) $30,844
2022 $1,307 (3.8%) $27,565 (80.9%) $34,071
2023 $1,313 (4.0%) $26,562 (80.3%) $33,098

Data source: Nebraska Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Southern Valley Junior/Senior High

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 112th of 247 Middle schoolsRanks 91st of 238 Middle schools
 7.1%
Ranks 62nd of 217 High schoolsRanks 121st of 215 High schools
 27.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
7th Grade English Language Arts (Southern Valley Junior/Senior High)3779
 42%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Southern Valley Schools)3779
 42%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Nebraska)4954
 5%
7th Grade Mathematics (Southern Valley Junior/Senior High)8179
 2%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Southern Valley Schools)8179
 2%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Nebraska)4866
 18%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Southern Valley Junior/Senior High)4575
 30%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Southern Valley Schools)4575
 30%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Nebraska)5062
 12%
8th Grade Mathematics (Southern Valley Junior/Senior High)5967
 8%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Southern Valley Schools)5967
 8%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Nebraska)4761
 14%
8th Grade Science (Southern Valley Junior/Senior High)6650
 16%
   8th Grade Science (Southern Valley Schools)6650
 16%
   8th Grade Science (Nebraska)6264
 2%
11th Grade English Language Arts (Southern Valley Junior/Senior High)54.136.4
 17.7%
   11th Grade English Language Arts (Southern Valley Schools)54.136.4
 17.7%
   11th Grade English Language Arts (Nebraska)37.433.5
 3.9%
11th Grade Mathematics (Southern Valley Junior/Senior High)40.529.2
 11.4%
   11th Grade Mathematics (Southern Valley Schools)40.529.2
 11.4%
   11th Grade Mathematics (Nebraska)30.926.2
 4.6%
11th Grade Science (Southern Valley Junior/Senior High)29.725
 4.7%
   11th Grade Science (Southern Valley Schools)29.725
 4.7%
   11th Grade Science (Nebraska)26.425.3
 1.1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students194153
 21.1%
African American11
American Indian33
Asian30
 100%
Hispanic158
 46.7%
Pacific Islander00
White171139
 18.7%
Two or More Races12
 100%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients51%52.3%
 1.3%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Southern Valley Junior/Senior High

Southern Valley Junior/Senior High ranks 121st of 215 Nebraska high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

Students at Southern Valley Junior/Senior High are 91% White, 5% Hispanic, 2% American Indian, 1% Two or more races.

In the 2022-23 school year, 153 students attended Southern Valley Junior/Senior High.

Southern Valley Junior/Senior High is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : So Valley Elementary School


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Nebraska Department of Education.

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