Valley View School

Summary:

Valley View School is a public middle school located in Watchung, New Jersey, serving grades 5-8 with a total enrollment of 254 students. This exceptional school is part of the Watchung Borough School District, which is ranked 113 out of 615 districts in New Jersey and has a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Valley View School consistently ranks among the top middle schools in New Jersey, ranking 62nd out of 748 schools in the 2022-2023 school year and receiving a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger. The school's students perform exceptionally well on standardized tests, with significantly higher proficiency rates in English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics compared to the state averages. For example, in 2022-2023, 85.5% of 7th-grade students were proficient or better in ELA, compared to the state average of 55.7%. Valley View School also excels in Algebra I, with 96.1% of students proficient or better in the end-of-course exam, compared to the state average of 35.1%. This academic excellence is in stark contrast to some nearby schools, such as Columbia Middle School and Hubbard Middle School.

Valley View School's student population is also noteworthy for its diversity, with a racial makeup of 50% White, 9.06% African American, 13.39% Hispanic, and 24.02% Asian. This diversity is in contrast to some of the nearby schools, such as Columbia Middle School, which has a student population that is 60.36% White. Additionally, Valley View School has relatively low chronic absenteeism rates, ranging from 1.8% to 11.1% over the past few years, which is significantly lower than the state average and nearby schools like Maxson Middle School and Hubbard Middle School, which have chronic absenteeism rates of 27.3% and 25.8%, respectively. The school also serves a relatively affluent community, with a very low percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, ranging from 1.12% to 1.19% over the past few years, in contrast to nearby schools like Somerset School, which has a 72.64% free and reduced-price lunch rate.


Detail:

Public 5-8

 50 Valley View Road
       Watchung, NJ  07069


(908) 755-4422

District: Watchung Borough School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
62nd of 748 New Jersey Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $9,487 Help


Students who attend Valley View School usually attend:

High:    Watchung Hills Regional High School

Feeder schools for Valley View School:

Elementary:    Bayberry School

Student/teacher ratio:  8.7 Help
Number of students:  254

Racial breakdown:

White:
50.0%
Asian:
24.0%
Hispanic:
13.4%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  1.2% Help


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Compare Details Valley View School ranks better than 91.7% of middle schools in New Jersey. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 87.39. (See more...)
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Valley View School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (50%), Asian (24%), Hispanic (13.4%). (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Valley View School is 8.7. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Valley View School is $9,487.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Valley View School:

SchoolDigger ranks Valley View School 62nd of 748 New Jersey public middle schools. (See Valley View School in the ranking list.)

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Watchung Borough School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Watchung Borough School District 113th of 615 New Jersey school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Valley View School

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Rank History for all students at Valley View School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2003 85.66 51st 574 91.1%
2004 87.55 28th 588 95.2%
2005 79.95 119th 599 80.1%
2006 83.38 79th 615 87.2%
2007 83.04 58th 631 90.8%
2008 86.06 30th 640 95.3%
2009 87.52 19th 664 97.1%
2010 88.67 15th 677 97.8%
2011 88.33 17th 684 97.5%
2012 88.97 17th 677 97.5%
2013 85.89 46th 704 93.5%
2014 86.42 48th 717 93.3%
2015 73.57 147th 713 79.4%
2016 72.48 171st 713 76.0%
2017 73.88 178th 712 75.0%
2018 73.11 182nd 716 74.6%
2019 84.55 65th 745 91.3%
2021 84.22 82nd 652 87.4%
2022 86.34 68th 745 90.9%
2023 87.39 62nd 748 91.7%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Valley View School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 68.72 103rd 471 78.1%
2019 84.50 39th 492 92.1%
2021 70.39 68th 401 83.0%
2022 76.15 65th 535 87.9%
2023 65.86 95th 505 81.2%
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Rank History for Female students at Valley View School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 70.60 199th 680 70.7%
2019 84.13 87th 703 87.6%
2021 72.53 137th 625 78.1%
2022 83.42 94th 726 87.1%
2023 81.67 115th 720 84.0%
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Rank History for Male students at Valley View School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 75.56 161st 675 76.1%
2019 85.54 81st 697 88.4%
2021 89.35 48th 635 92.4%
2022 88.68 60th 730 91.8%
2023 91.51 44th 718 93.9%
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Rank History for Asian students at Valley View School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 69.08 62nd 200 69.0%
2019 75.53 43rd 199 78.4%
2021 71.95 34th 147 76.9%
2022 66.61 72nd 200 64.0%
2023 69.27 60th 201 70.1%
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Rank History for White students at Valley View School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools NJ State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 65.20 159th 497 68.0%
2019 82.20 54th 504 89.3%
2021 70.63 88th 435 79.8%
2022 78.50 82nd 512 84.0%
2023 78.11 81st 509 84.1%
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Data source: test scores: New Jersey 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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Enrollment information for Valley View School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 149 1 15 3 0 n/a n/a 0 168
1989 131 1 22 6 0 n/a n/a 0 160
1990 181 0 25 8 0 n/a n/a 0 214
1991 170 2 25 8 0 n/a n/a 0 205
1992 179 3 13 6 0 n/a n/a 0 201
1993 166 6 14 18 0 n/a n/a 0 204
1994 156 7 22 6 0 n/a n/a 0 191
1995 139 3 29 0 0 n/a n/a 0 171
1996 139 3 29 0 0 n/a n/a 0 171
1998 158 5 26 5 0 n/a n/a 0 194
1999 177 4 21 3 0 n/a n/a 0 205
2000 199 4 23 7 0 n/a n/a 0 233
2001 218 4 21 3 0 n/a n/a 0 246
2002 238 7 16 4 0 n/a n/a 0 265
2003 238 7 16 4 0 n/a n/a 0 265
2004 236 10 32 7 0 n/a n/a 0 285
2005 217 12 35 12 0 n/a n/a 0 276
2006 225 13 34 14 0 n/a n/a 0 286
2007 234 9 39 19 0 n/a n/a 0 301
2008 232 11 43 20 0 n/a n/a 0 306
2009 242 10 47 21 0 0 2 0 322
2010 256 16 53 19 0 0 0 0 344
2011 245 16 69 17 0 0 0 0 347
2012 221 12 64 20 0 0 1 0 318
2013 219 19 67 23 0 0 4 0 332
2014 206 18 64 23 0 0 5 0 316
2015 223 22 51 24 0 0 7 0 327
2016 223 21 57 24 0 0 6 0 331
2017 225 22 62 25 0 0 7 0 341
2018 223 25 62 26 0 0 5 0 341
2019 186 23 55 26 0 0 5 0 295
2020 163 21 63 20 0 0 4 0 271
2021 152 22 64 25 1 0 5 0 269
2022 133 21 55 34 0 1 9 0 253
2023 127 23 61 34 0 1 8 0 254

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 Valley View School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 168 13.0 12.9 n/a
1989 160 11.0 14.5 n/a
1990 214 16.0 13.3 n/a
1991 205 17.0 12.0 0.5
1992 201 17.0 11.8 1
1993 204 18.0 11.3 0
1994 191 17.0 11.2 n/a
1995 171 14.9 11.5 0.6
1996 171 14.9 11.5 0.6
1998 194 14.1 13.8 n/a
1999 205 15.2 13.5 n/a
2000 233 17.8 13.1 0
2001 246 18.0 13.7 0.8
2002 265 17.8 14.9 0
2003 265 17.8 14.9 0
2004 285 20.3 14.0 0
2005 276 20.5 13.5 n/a
2006 286 24.9 11.5 1
2007 301 24.0 12.5 n/a
2008 306 24.0 12.8 n/a
2009 322 26.0 10.1 0
2010 344 24.0 14.3 0.6
2011 347 23.6 14.7 0.9
2012 318 26.4 12.0 0
2013 332 27.0 12.2 0
2014 316 28.2 11.1 0.9
2015 327 30.0 10.9 0.9
2016 331 29.0 11.4 0.9
2017 341 30.4 11.2 0
2018 341 29.6 11.5 0.9
2019 295 30.2 9.7 1
2020 271 31.1 8.7 1.1
2021 269 29.0 9.2 1.1
2022 253 29.0 8.7 1.2
2023 254 29.0 8.7 1.2

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 Valley View School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 168 13.0 12.9 n/a
1989 160 11.0 14.5 n/a
1990 214 16.0 13.3 n/a
1991 205 17.0 12.0 0.5
1992 201 17.0 11.8 1
1993 204 18.0 11.3 0
1994 191 17.0 11.2 n/a
1995 171 14.9 11.5 0.6
1996 171 14.9 11.5 0.6
1998 194 14.1 13.8 n/a
1999 205 15.2 13.5 n/a
2000 233 17.8 13.1 0
2001 246 18.0 13.7 0.8
2002 265 17.8 14.9 0
2003 265 17.8 14.9 0
2004 285 20.3 14.0 0
2005 276 20.5 13.5 n/a
2006 286 24.9 11.5 1
2007 301 24.0 12.5 n/a
2008 306 24.0 12.8 n/a
2009 322 26.0 10.1 0
2010 344 24.0 14.3 0.6
2011 347 23.6 14.7 0.9
2012 318 26.4 12.0 0
2013 332 27.0 12.2 0
2014 316 28.2 11.1 0.9
2015 327 30.0 10.9 0.9
2016 331 29.0 11.4 0.9
2017 341 30.4 11.2 0
2018 341 29.6 11.5 0.9
2019 295 30.2 9.7 1
2020 271 31.1 8.7 1.1
2021 269 29.0 9.2 1.1
2022 253 29.0 8.7 1.2
2023 254 29.0 8.7 1.2

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.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Valley View School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $9,487

Data source: New Jersey Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Valley View School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 65th of 745 Middle schoolsRanks 62nd of 748 Middle schools
 0.4%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
5th Grade English Language Arts (Valley View School)77.868.8
 9%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Watchung Borough School District)77.868.8
 9%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)57.953.2
 4.7%
5th Grade Mathematics (Valley View School)62.964.1
 1.2%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Watchung Borough School District)62.964.1
 1.2%
   5th Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)46.840.1
 6.7%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Valley View School)83.765.6
 18.1%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Watchung Borough School District)83.765.6
 18.1%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)56.149
 7.1%
6th Grade Mathematics (Valley View School)5756.7
 0.3%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Watchung Borough School District)5756.7
 0.3%
   6th Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)40.634.3
 6.3%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Valley View School)88.785.5
 3.2%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Watchung Borough School District)88.785.5
 3.2%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)62.855.7
 7.1%
7th Grade Mathematics (Valley View School)61.356.3
 5%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Watchung Borough School District)61.356.3
 5%
   7th Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)42.133.8
 8.3%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Valley View School)97.178.2
 18.9%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Watchung Borough School District)97.178.2
 18.9%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (New Jersey)62.955.3
 7.6%
8th Grade Mathematics (Valley View School)30.832.2
 1.4%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Watchung Borough School District)30.832.2
 1.4%
   8th Grade Mathematics (New Jersey)29.317.8
 11.5%
8th Grade Algebra I (Valley View School)92.795.2
 2.5%
   8th Grade Algebra I (Watchung Borough School District)92.795.2
 2.5%
   8th Grade Algebra I (New Jersey)75.166
 9.1%
End of Course Algebra I (Valley View School)92.796.1
 3.4%
   End of Course Algebra I (Watchung Borough School District)92.796.1
 3.4%
   End of Course Algebra I (New Jersey)43.335.1
 8.2%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students295254
 13.9%
African American2323
American Indian00
Asian5561
 10.9%
Hispanic2634
 30.8%
Pacific Islander01
White186127
 31.7%
Two or More Races58
 60%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients1%1.2%
 0.2%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Valley View School

Yes. Valley View School ranks in the top 8.3% of New Jersey middle schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 254 students attended Valley View School.

Students who attend Valley View School usually go on to attend Watchung Hills Regional High School

Students at Valley View School are 50% White, 24% Asian, 13% Hispanic, 9% African American, 3% Two or more races.


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