Valley Elementary School

Summary:

Valley Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Lucasville, Ohio, serving grades PK-4 with a total enrollment of 443 students. The school is part of the Valley Local School District, which is ranked 266 out of 835 districts in Ohio and has a 3-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Valley Elementary School consistently outperforms the state average in Ohio State Tests for both Mathematics and English Language Arts across grades 3 and 4. In 2022-2023, the school had 91.9% of 3rd graders and 86.3% of 4th graders proficient or better in Mathematics, compared to the state averages of 62.2% and 66.8%, respectively. Similarly, the school had 81.1% of 3rd graders and 76.7% of 4th graders proficient or better in English Language Arts, compared to the state averages of 62.3% and 58.9%, respectively. This academic excellence is particularly noteworthy given the school's high percentage of low socioeconomic status students (43.34% free/reduced lunch recipients).

While Valley Elementary School's academic performance is impressive, the school's lack of racial diversity is a concern. The school has a significantly higher percentage of white students (93.23%) compared to the state average, and this demographic imbalance is more pronounced than nearby schools like Portsmouth Elementary and Clay Elementary, which have more diverse student populations. Additionally, Valley Elementary School has experienced a recent increase in chronic absenteeism, rising from 4.9% in 2020-2021 to 25.9% in 2022-2023, which is higher than the nearby Wheelersburg Elementary (17.8%) and Eastern Intermediate Elementary (15.7%).


Detail:

Public PK, KG-4

 1821A State Route 728
       Lucasville, OH  45648-8510


(740) 259-2611

District: Valley Local

SchoolDigger Rank:
220th of 1,596 Ohio Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,571 Help


Students who attend Valley Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Valley Middle School
High:    Valley High School

Student/teacher ratio:  21.0 Help
Number of students:  443

Racial breakdown:

White:
93.2%
Two or more races:
3.8%
Hispanic:
2.9%

Free/discounted lunch recipients:  43.3% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Valley Elementary School ranks better than 86.2% of elementary schools in Ohio. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 84.57. (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 Racial makeup is: White (93.2%), two or more races (3.8%), Hispanic (2.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 43.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Valley Elementary School is 21. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Valley Elementary School is $10,571.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Valley Elementary School:

SchoolDigger ranks Valley Elementary School 220th of 1596 Ohio public elementary schools. (See Valley Elementary School in the ranking list.)

Elementary School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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White students:


Valley Local:

SchoolDigger ranks Valley Local 266th of 835 Ohio school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Valley Elementary School

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Rank History for all students at Valley Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 42.01 997th 1471 32.2%
2005 25.13 1253rd 1501 16.5%
2006 43.57 1033rd 1504 31.3%
2007 49.02 1029th 1609 36.0%
2008 53.71 946th 1582 40.2%
2009 54.66 961st 1610 40.3%
2010 47.48 1121st 1662 32.6%
2011 54.41 1022nd 1686 39.4%
2012 66.14 735th 1709 57.0%
2013 62.60 846th 1701 50.3%
2014 66.63 740th 1687 56.1%
2015 67.49 634th 1684 62.4%
2016 58.26 882nd 1678 47.4%
2017 60.62 835th 1651 49.4%
2018 68.07 640th 1636 60.9%
2019 70.81 564th 1676 66.3%
2021 50.19 924th 1610 42.6%
2022 72.44 505th 1588 68.2%
2023 84.57 220th 1596 86.2%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Valley Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 65.82 510th 1465 65.2%
2019 66.56 469th 1465 68.0%
2021 28.30 999th 1404 28.8%
2022 62.24 539th 1419 62.0%
2023 90.53 46th 1447 96.8%
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Rank History for Female students at Valley Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 65.90 607th 1518 60.0%
2019 78.19 296th 1502 80.3%
2021 48.26 842nd 1467 42.6%
2022 68.21 530th 1488 64.4%
2023 84.19 190th 1483 87.2%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Valley Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 92.36 37th 1021 96.4%
2022 69.01 165th 824 80.0%
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Rank History for Male students at Valley Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 66.58 586th 1536 61.8%
2019 68.56 560th 1535 63.5%
2021 43.74 917th 1499 38.8%
2022 74.33 421st 1518 72.3%
2023 85.55 145th 1498 90.3%
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Rank History for White students at Valley Elementary School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 55.76 652nd 1309 50.2%
2019 63.12 545th 1271 57.1%
2021 30.00 962nd 1249 23.0%
2022 57.41 599th 1242 51.8%
2023 79.41 231st 1215 81.0%
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Data source: test scores: Ohio 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 Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 384 2 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 386
1989 380 1 1 0 0 n/a n/a 0 382
1990 373 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 373
1991 353 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 353
1992 336 0 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 337
1993 348 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 348
1994 561 1 0 0 1 n/a n/a 0 563
1995 577 3 0 2 1 n/a n/a 0 583
1996 577 3 0 2 1 n/a n/a 0 583
1997 580 1 0 1 2 n/a n/a 0 584
1998 569 0 3 0 1 n/a n/a 0 573
1999 582 0 2 0 1 n/a n/a 0 585
2000 575 0 1 0 1 n/a n/a 0 577
2001 594 0 0 0 1 n/a n/a 0 595
2002 559 0 0 0 1 n/a n/a 2 562
2003 559 0 0 0 1 n/a n/a 2 562
2004 546 0 2 1 0 n/a n/a 0 549
2005 433 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a 1 435
2006 443 2 1 1 0 n/a n/a 4 451
2007 427 0 1 0 2 n/a n/a 3 433
2008 440 1 1 0 1 n/a n/a 6 449
2009 460 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a 8 469
2010 447 1 1 1 1 n/a n/a 11 462
2011 441 2 1 3 0 0 13 0 460
2012 409 3 1 2 0 0 13 0 428
2013 413 2 1 2 0 0 10 0 428
2014 419 2 1 4 0 0 8 0 434
2015 455 2 1 2 0 0 7 0 467
2016 432 4 0 2 0 0 10 0 448
2017 444 3 0 3 0 0 12 0 462
2018 445 2 0 5 0 0 11 0 463
2019 457 1 0 4 0 0 19 0 481
2020 442 1 0 7 0 0 14 0 464
2021 407 1 0 7 0 0 12 0 427
2022 417 1 0 12 0 0 13 0 443
2023 413 0 0 13 0 0 17 0 443

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 Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 386 19.0 20.3 0
1989 382 16.0 23.8 n/a
1990 373 16.0 23.3 n/a
1991 353 16.5 21.3 n/a
1992 337 18.0 18.7 51.9
1993 348 19.0 18.3 46.8
1994 563 28.0 20.1 39.8
1995 583 29.0 20.1 47.3
1996 583 29.0 20.1 47.3
1997 584 29.5 19.8 47.9
1998 573 28.5 20.1 41.9
1999 585 30.0 19.5 47.7
2000 577 32.0 18.0 50.4
2001 595 33.0 18.0 49.4
2002 562 31.5 17.8 51.8
2003 562 31.5 17.8 51.8
2004 549 28.0 19.6 51.9
2005 435 26.0 16.7 51.6
2006 451 28.0 16.1 58.8
2007 433 25.0 17.3 59.5
2008 449 23.0 19.5 n/a
2009 469 25.0 18.8 51.4
2010 462 24.0 19.2 64.5
2011 460 24.0 19.1 58.5
2012 428 26.0 16.4 61.9
2013 428 21.0 20.3 67.8
2014 434 19.0 22.8 63.4
2015 467 n/a n/a 62.5
2016 448 16.0 28.0 56.3
2017 462 16.0 28.8 53
2018 463 18.0 25.7 49.7
2019 481 16.0 30.0 45.9
2020 464 17.0 27.2 47.2
2021 427 35.0 12.2 n/a
2022 443 19.0 23.3 n/a
2023 443 21.0 21.0 43.3

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 Valley Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 386 19.0 20.3 0
1989 382 16.0 23.8 n/a
1990 373 16.0 23.3 n/a
1991 353 16.5 21.3 n/a
1992 337 18.0 18.7 51.9
1993 348 19.0 18.3 46.8
1994 563 28.0 20.1 39.8
1995 583 29.0 20.1 47.3
1996 583 29.0 20.1 47.3
1997 584 29.5 19.8 47.9
1998 573 28.5 20.1 41.9
1999 585 30.0 19.5 47.7
2000 577 32.0 18.0 50.4
2001 595 33.0 18.0 49.4
2002 562 31.5 17.8 51.8
2003 562 31.5 17.8 51.8
2004 549 28.0 19.6 51.9
2005 435 26.0 16.7 51.6
2006 451 28.0 16.1 58.8
2007 433 25.0 17.3 59.5
2008 449 23.0 19.5 n/a
2009 469 25.0 18.8 51.4
2010 462 24.0 19.2 64.5
2011 460 24.0 19.1 58.5
2012 428 26.0 16.4 61.9
2013 428 21.0 20.3 67.8
2014 434 19.0 22.8 63.4
2015 467 n/a n/a 62.5
2016 448 16.0 28.0 56.3
2017 462 16.0 28.8 53
2018 463 18.0 25.7 49.7
2019 481 16.0 30.0 45.9
2020 464 17.0 27.2 47.2
2021 427 35.0 12.2 n/a
2022 443 19.0 23.3 n/a
2023 443 21.0 21.0 43.3

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 Valley Elementary School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $8,420
2022 $10,799
2023 $10,571

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Valley Elementary School

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 564th of 1676 Elementary schoolsRanks 220th of 1596 Elementary schools
 19.9%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade Mathematics (Valley Elementary School)9391.9
 1.1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Valley Local)9391.9
 1.1%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Ohio)67.162.2
 4.9%
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Valley Elementary School)80.381.1
 0.8%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Valley Local)80.381.1
 0.8%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Ohio)66.762.3
 4.4%
4th Grade Mathematics (Valley Elementary School)83.986.3
 2.4%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Valley Local)83.986.3
 2.4%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Ohio)74.366.8
 7.5%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Valley Elementary School)59.176.7
 17.6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Valley Local)59.176.7
 17.6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Ohio)63.358.9
 4.4%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students481443
 7.9%
African American10
 100%
American Indian00
Asian00
Hispanic413
 225%
Pacific Islander00
White457413
 9.6%
Two or More Races1917
 10.5%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients45.9%43.3%
 2.6%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Valley Elementary School

In the 2022-23 school year, 443 students attended Valley Elementary School.

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

Middle : Valley Middle School
High : Valley High School

Valley Elementary School ranks 220th of 1596 Ohio elementary schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

Students at Valley Elementary School are 93% White, 4% Two or more races, 3% Hispanic.


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

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