Hidden Valley Elementary

Summary:

Hidden Valley Elementary is a public elementary school in Reno, Nevada, serving 228 students in grades PK-5. The school is part of the Washoe County School District, which is ranked 4 out of 12 in the state and has a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Hidden Valley Elementary consistently outperforms the Washoe County School District and the state of Nevada in both mathematics and reading proficiency. In the 2022-2023 school year, 46.4% of students were proficient or better in mathematics, compared to 33.6% for the district and 31.3% for the state. In reading, 52.8% of students were proficient or better, compared to 41.2% for the district and 41% for the state. The school has a more diverse student population than nearby schools, with a higher percentage of Hispanic and two or more races students. Additionally, 100% of students at Hidden Valley Elementary qualify for free or reduced-price lunch, a significantly higher rate than schools like Nick Poulakidas Elementary School, which has a 15.21% free and reduced lunch rate.

Despite the high concentration of economically disadvantaged students, Hidden Valley Elementary has a relatively low student-teacher ratio of 13.9, which may contribute to its academic success. The school's consistent performance, ranking among the top 25% of Nevada elementary schools in recent years, is a notable strength. The diverse student population and effective resource allocation suggest that the staff and administration are successfully addressing the needs of their students, even in the face of significant economic challenges.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 2115 Alphabet Drive
       Reno, NV  89502


(775) 857-3150

District: Washoe County School District

SchoolDigger Rank:
94th of 384 Nevada Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $14,548 Help


Students who attend Hidden Valley Elementary usually attend:

Middle:    E. Otis Vaughn Middle School
High:    Earl Wooster High School

Student/teacher ratio:  13.9 Help
Number of students:  228

Racial breakdown:

White:
42.1%
Hispanic:
36.4%
Two or more races:
10.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  100% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Hidden Valley Elementary ranks better than 75.5% of elementary schools in Nevada. It also ranks 21st among 65 ranked elementary schools in the Washoe County School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 69.89. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (42.1%), Hispanic (36.4%), two or more races (10.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 100% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Hidden Valley Elementary is 13.9, which is the 6th best among 65 elementary schools in the Washoe County School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Hidden Valley Elementary is $14,548, which is the 4th highest among 65 elementary schools in the Washoe County School District.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Hidden Valley Elementary was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.

Washoe County School District:

SchoolDigger ranks Washoe County School District 4th of 12 Nevada school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Hidden Valley Elementary

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Rank History for all students at Hidden Valley Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 76.33 47th 246 80.9%
2008 74.41 61st 294 79.3%
2009 70.31 68th 292 76.7%
2010 66.88 74th 300 75.3%
2011 62.70 104th 318 67.3%
2012 63.93 94th 328 71.3%
2013 51.47 157th 330 52.4%
2014 56.29 139th 332 58.1%
2016 29.45 237th 347 31.7%
2017 28.71 242nd 351 31.1%
2018 39.79 195th 341 42.8%
2019 38.62 226th 388 41.8%
2021 54.06 117th 324 63.9%
2022 64.91 104th 380 72.6%
2023 69.89 94th 384 75.5%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Hidden Valley Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 63.77 55th 227 75.8%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Hidden Valley Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 35.34 219th 321 31.8%
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Rank History for Female students at Hidden Valley Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 43.69 179th 330 45.8%
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Rank History for Male students at Hidden Valley Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 36.65 200th 332 39.8%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Hidden Valley Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 31.86 224th 308 27.3%
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Rank History for White students at Hidden Valley Elementary

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools NV State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 47.66 134th 247 45.7%
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Data source: test scores: Nevada 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: Nevada Department of Education

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Reviews:
by a student
Monday, April 20, 2020

Open Quote Bad behavior in every grade even the kindergarteners, teachers do nothing to stop this and let it slide, vandalism, profanity, VAPING, etc. The kids dont know what respect is and treat the bus drivers/teachers awfully. I do NOT recommend letting your child come to this school. Close Quote


by a parent
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Open Quote I gave it two stars simply because the principal and school counselor where so nice. I don't really know how they measure up compared to other schools here but our experience was horrendous. Rather than working with our child and accommodating some special needs, the teacher let it spiral out of control, letting the frustration build to a point were she simply labeled our child incorrigible. I was working with my child every day for hours, trying to teach and explain the lessons so that the homework could be completed. This was not being done at school, it seemed that the information was presented but no real "teaching" came after that. In addition, all of the things we used and techniques we used to cope with stress, achieve focus, and prevent sensory overload, were taken away. We were told those are all just excuses. I tried numerous times via e-mail to work with the teacher and come up with a plan. We were just told that, (our child), was "expected to do this level of work" and that, (our child), needed to try harder to focus. We had two substitute teachers who did a wonderful job and actually helped explain and teach the lessons and our child responded very well to this, so we know it can be done, just as we had seen when our child attended school in a different country. Another thing that was unacceptable was that more often than not, they were late getting to the lunch room and by the time they could sit down and eat, they only had a few minutes. Many children are not given enough time to finish lunch without stuffing it all into their mouths at once. I would ask over and over again, "Why is most of your lunch still in the box." and the same answer was given. Our child was famished by the time we arrived home after school. We pulled our child out of this school and even now, after we are gone, our child sees friends from the class and they have said, "We asked Mrs. (our child's teacher) why she was so mean to you and she told us that you were lazy." Hearing this was devastating to our child. This experience has left our child feeling like a failure and having very low self esteem. We have had to work very hard to undo the damage that was done by this teacher. We felt that it was not a healthy environment either physically or mentally for our child. There is much more to this story but I will spare the details. Here is an article this school as well as others might consider:

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Enrollment information for Hidden Valley Elementary

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1990 441 11 20 19 4 n/a n/a 0 495
1991 486 21 13 20 7 n/a n/a 0 547
1992 494 22 17 30 11 n/a n/a 0 574
1993 527 23 19 32 10 n/a n/a 0 611
1994 472 17 20 33 10 n/a n/a 0 552
1995 518 31 31 53 5 n/a n/a 0 638
1996 518 31 31 53 5 n/a n/a 0 638
1997 268 9 4 16 8 n/a n/a 0 305
1998 265 10 6 27 5 n/a n/a 0 313
1999 290 13 9 29 5 n/a n/a 0 346
2000 271 22 11 37 11 n/a n/a 0 352
2001 240 11 14 39 12 n/a n/a 0 316
2002 289 21 30 68 14 n/a n/a 0 422
2003 289 21 30 68 14 n/a n/a 0 422
2004 280 26 40 77 15 n/a n/a 0 438
2005 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 433 433
2006 262 18 37 92 19 n/a n/a 0 428
2007 270 24 44 115 50 n/a n/a 0 503
2008 263 22 40 134 55 n/a n/a 0 514
2009 273 16 49 120 62 n/a n/a 0 520
2010 269 12 42 126 48 n/a n/a 0 497
2011 227 5 27 176 40 4 25 0 504
2012 206 5 30 173 46 4 30 0 494
2013 209 4 30 172 45 3 38 0 501
2014 203 10 30 172 42 3 32 0 492
2015 207 14 29 186 32 7 36 0 511
2016 184 15 22 166 35 4 37 0 463
2017 174 12 18 161 35 4 34 0 438
2018 149 5 13 151 30 1 35 0 384
2019 146 5 13 161 31 2 43 0 401
2020 155 9 15 162 36 2 33 0 412
2021 103 11 11 111 8 3 20 0 267
2022 98 6 11 102 5 4 21 0 247
2023 96 6 13 83 5 2 23 0 228

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 Hidden Valley Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1990 495 24.0 20.6 3.4
1991 547 25.0 21.8 6
1992 574 30.0 19.1 8.4
1993 611 31.0 19.7 9.8
1994 552 31.0 17.8 8.7
1995 638 31.5 20.3 20.4
1996 638 31.5 20.3 20.4
1997 305 18.0 16.9 8.2
1998 313 19.5 16.1 16
1999 346 22.5 15.4 17.1
2000 352 23.5 15.0 21.3
2001 316 22.5 14.0 19.3
2002 422 25.0 16.9 25.8
2003 422 25.0 16.9 25.8
2004 438 28.6 15.3 24.7
2005 433 n/a n/a n/a
2006 428 29.0 14.8 n/a
2007 503 29.0 17.3 n/a
2008 514 31.0 16.6 33.7
2009 520 31.0 16.8 32.7
2010 497 30.0 16.5 41
2011 504 29.0 17.3 49.4
2012 494 30.0 16.4 47.8
2013 501 30.0 16.7 47.5
2014 492 29.5 16.6 48.2
2015 511 28.0 18.2 50.3
2016 463 28.0 16.5 52.1
2017 438 28.5 15.3 48.9
2018 384 24.0 16.0 45.6
2019 401 26.0 15.4 52.1
2020 412 27.0 15.2 52.9
2021 267 23.0 11.6 46.8
2022 247 n/a n/a 42.5
2023 228 16.3 13.9 100

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 Hidden Valley Elementary

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1990 495 24.0 20.6 3.4
1991 547 25.0 21.8 6
1992 574 30.0 19.1 8.4
1993 611 31.0 19.7 9.8
1994 552 31.0 17.8 8.7
1995 638 31.5 20.3 20.4
1996 638 31.5 20.3 20.4
1997 305 18.0 16.9 8.2
1998 313 19.5 16.1 16
1999 346 22.5 15.4 17.1
2000 352 23.5 15.0 21.3
2001 316 22.5 14.0 19.3
2002 422 25.0 16.9 25.8
2003 422 25.0 16.9 25.8
2004 438 28.6 15.3 24.7
2005 433 n/a n/a n/a
2006 428 29.0 14.8 n/a
2007 503 29.0 17.3 n/a
2008 514 31.0 16.6 33.7
2009 520 31.0 16.8 32.7
2010 497 30.0 16.5 41
2011 504 29.0 17.3 49.4
2012 494 30.0 16.4 47.8
2013 501 30.0 16.7 47.5
2014 492 29.5 16.6 48.2
2015 511 28.0 18.2 50.3
2016 463 28.0 16.5 52.1
2017 438 28.5 15.3 48.9
2018 384 24.0 16.0 45.6
2019 401 26.0 15.4 52.1
2020 412 27.0 15.2 52.9
2021 267 23.0 11.6 46.8
2022 247 n/a n/a 42.5
2023 228 16.3 13.9 100

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 Hidden Valley Elementary

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $876 (8.2%) $9,868 (91.8%) $10,744
2020 $1,040 (9.2%) $10,272 (90.8%) $11,312
2021 $1,829 (12.6%) $12,719 (87.4%) $14,548

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Hidden Valley Elementary

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 226th of 388 Elementary schoolsRanks 94th of 384 Elementary schools
 33.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Mathematics (Hidden Valley Elementary)44.744.2
 0.5%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Washoe County School District)47.843.4
 4.4%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Nevada)47.841.4
 6.4%
3rd Grade Reading (Hidden Valley Elementary)38.344.2
 5.9%
   3rd Grade Reading (Washoe County School District)44.540.8
 3.7%
   3rd Grade Reading (Nevada)46.340.9
 5.4%
4th Grade Mathematics (Hidden Valley Elementary)2552.3
 27.3%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Washoe County School District)45.441.3
 4.1%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Nevada)43.937.6
 6.3%
4th Grade Reading (Hidden Valley Elementary)4059.1
 19.1%
   4th Grade Reading (Washoe County School District)47.942.5
 5.4%
   4th Grade Reading (Nevada)49.241.7
 7.5%
5th Grade Mathematics (Hidden Valley Elementary)3442.1
 8.1%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Washoe County School District)38.534.8
 3.7%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Nevada)36.830.5
 6.3%
5th Grade Reading (Hidden Valley Elementary)44.755.3
 10.6%
   5th Grade Reading (Washoe County School District)49.645.6
 4%
   5th Grade Reading (Nevada)51.943.7
 8.2%
All Grades Mathematics (Hidden Valley Elementary)37.646.4
 8.8%
   All Grades Mathematics (Washoe County School District)40.833.6
 7.2%
   All Grades Mathematics (Nevada)37.531.3
 6.2%
All Grades Reading (Hidden Valley Elementary)42.552.8
 10.3%
   All Grades Reading (Washoe County School District)49.341.2
 8.1%
   All Grades Reading (Nevada)48.541
 7.5%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students401228
 43.1%
African American56
 20%
American Indian315
 83.9%
Asian1313
Hispanic16183
 48.4%
Pacific Islander22
White14696
 34.2%
Two or More Races4323
 46.5%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients52.1%100%
 47.9%


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Hidden Valley Elementary ranks 94th of 384 Nevada elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students at Hidden Valley Elementary are 42% White, 36% Hispanic, 10% Two or more races, 6% Asian, 3% African American, 2% American Indian.

Students who attend Hidden Valley Elementary usually go on to attend:

Middle : E. Otis Vaughn Middle School
High : Earl Wooster High School

In the 2022-23 school year, 228 students attended Hidden Valley Elementary.


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