Valley High School

Summary:

Valley High School is a public high school located in Lucasville, Ohio, serving 271 students in grades 9-12. The school is part of the Valley Local School District, which is ranked 266 out of 835 districts in the state and has a 3-star rating from SchoolDigger.

While Valley High School has some notable strengths, such as consistently high four-year graduation rates ranging from 97.1% to 98.7%, the school also faces challenges. One significant concern is the sharp increase in chronic absenteeism, which has risen from 13.8% in 2019-2020 to 31.9% in 2022-2023, notably higher than the state average and most nearby schools like Wheelersburg High School and Northwest High School. Additionally, the school's performance varies across different student subgroups, with female and gifted/talented students performing relatively well, while special education and disabled students struggle compared to their peers.

Despite the high graduation rates, Valley High School's statewide ranking has been declining over the years, from 362 out of 773 Ohio high schools in 2016-2017 to 474 out of 867 in 2022-2023. This suggests that the school is not keeping pace with improvements in other Ohio high schools. When compared to nearby schools, Valley High School generally performs better than lower-ranked schools like Eastern High School and Portsmouth West High School, but lags behind higher-performing schools. Addressing the challenges of chronic absenteeism and disparities in subgroup performance should be a priority for the school and Valley Local School District moving forward.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 1821 State Route 728
       Lucasville, OH  45648-8510


(740) 259-5551

District: Valley Local

SchoolDigger Rank:
474th of 867 Ohio High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $12,946 Help


Feeder schools for Valley High School:

Elementary:    Valley Elementary School
Middle:    Valley Middle School

Student/teacher ratio:  13.5 Help
Number of students:  271

Racial breakdown:

White:
93.4%
Two or more races:
4.4%
Hispanic:
1.1%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  37.3% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Valley High School ranks worse than 54.7% of high schools in Ohio. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 49.51. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Valley High School freshmen who graduate within four years, adjusting for students who transfer in or out.
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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 (93.4%), two or more races (4.4%), Hispanic (1.1%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 37.3% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Valley High School is 13.5. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Valley High School is $12,946.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Valley High School:

SchoolDigger ranks Valley High School 474th of 867 Ohio public high schools. (See Valley High School in the ranking list.)

High School Test Score Ratings by Student Subgroup:


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Valley Local:

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


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Rank History for Valley High School

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Rank History for all students at Valley High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 54.99 339th 681 50.2%
2005 27.56 583rd 689 15.4%
2006 73.20 163rd 696 76.6%
2007 67.83 235th 756 68.9%
2008 59.58 400th 767 47.8%
2009 59.58 417th 791 47.3%
2010 62.69 377th 819 54.0%
2011 60.70 435th 818 46.8%
2012 70.76 222nd 832 73.3%
2013 51.40 523rd 767 31.8%
2014 52.38 504th 769 34.5%
2015 48.04 510th 778 34.4%
2016 44.57 519th 784 33.8%
2017 53.24 362nd 773 53.2%
2018 52.97 410th 800 48.8%
2019 49.99 479th 836 42.7%
2021 48.34 433rd 819 47.1%
2022 54.47 397th 836 52.5%
2023 49.51 474th 867 45.3%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Valley High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 28.69 455th 614 25.9%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Valley High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 56.90 311th 758 59.0%
2019 57.76 348th 779 55.3%
2021 42.64 482nd 763 36.8%
2022 45.06 464th 773 40.0%
2023 55.90 367th 805 54.4%
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Rank History for Female students at Valley High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 61.41 259th 751 65.5%
2019 54.00 456th 781 41.6%
2021 44.22 474th 775 38.8%
2022 74.98 157th 794 80.2%
2023 59.95 363rd 813 55.4%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Valley High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2019 73.23 88th 628 86.0%
2021 33.86 396th 596 33.6%
2022 22.58 496th 606 18.2%
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Rank History for Gifted and Talented students at Valley High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 70.83 90th 538 83.3%
2021 45.96 244th 349 30.1%
2022 73.92 52nd 312 83.3%
2023 55.46 176th 308 42.9%
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Rank History for Male students at Valley High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 46.16 422nd 763 44.7%
2019 46.43 494th 792 37.6%
2021 51.69 392nd 778 49.6%
2022 41.91 515th 808 36.3%
2023 44.88 504th 819 38.5%
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Rank History for White students at Valley High School

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools OH State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 45.04 385th 718 46.4%
2019 42.19 500th 739 32.3%
2021 38.14 479th 727 34.1%
2022 45.10 444th 749 40.7%
2023 41.42 492nd 756 34.9%
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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.

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Data source: Ohio Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Valley High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 409 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 409
1989 423 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 423
1990 417 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 417
1991 410 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 410
1992 373 0 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 374
1993 370 0 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 371
1994 401 1 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 403
1995 453 1 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 455
1996 453 1 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 455
1997 423 1 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 425
1998 399 0 0 1 0 n/a n/a 0 400
1999 395 0 2 3 0 n/a n/a 0 400
2000 357 1 1 3 0 n/a n/a 0 362
2001 374 1 1 5 0 n/a n/a 0 381
2002 372 1 2 0 0 n/a n/a 2 377
2003 372 1 2 0 0 n/a n/a 2 377
2004 359 2 1 0 0 n/a n/a 3 365
2005 345 1 0 0 0 n/a n/a 2 348
2006 358 1 1 0 1 n/a n/a 2 363
2007 367 0 0 0 0 n/a n/a 0 367
2008 383 0 0 2 0 n/a n/a 0 385
2009 373 0 1 1 0 n/a n/a 1 376
2010 291 0 1 1 0 n/a n/a 2 295
2011 295 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 300
2012 294 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 297
2013 273 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 276
2014 282 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 286
2015 270 2 1 0 0 0 3 0 276
2016 260 1 1 1 0 0 6 0 269
2017 253 2 1 1 0 0 11 0 268
2018 245 3 0 1 0 0 9 0 258
2019 254 1 0 0 0 0 12 0 267
2020 252 1 1 1 0 0 11 0 266
2021 246 1 1 4 0 0 8 0 260
2022 238 2 1 3 0 0 8 0 252
2023 253 1 2 3 0 0 12 0 271

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 High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 409 20.0 20.4 0
1989 423 20.0 21.1 n/a
1990 417 18.5 22.5 n/a
1991 410 18.5 22.1 n/a
1992 374 20.5 18.2 30.7
1993 371 20.5 18.1 27
1994 403 20.5 19.7 18.1
1995 455 22.0 20.7 22
1996 455 22.0 20.7 22
1997 425 22.4 19.0 22.6
1998 400 22.6 17.7 23.3
1999 400 21.4 18.7 25.8
2000 362 21.4 16.9 20.7
2001 381 21.0 18.1 20.5
2002 377 24.0 15.7 21.9
2003 377 24.0 15.7 21.9
2004 365 20.0 18.3 22.1
2005 348 19.0 18.3 25.1
2006 363 20.0 18.2 26.6
2007 367 24.0 15.3 32.2
2008 385 22.0 17.5 n/a
2009 376 23.0 16.3 35.2
2010 295 23.0 12.8 43.3
2011 300 22.0 13.6 41
2012 297 22.0 13.5 49.2
2013 276 19.0 14.5 46
2014 286 18.0 15.8 47.9
2015 276 n/a n/a 55.1
2016 269 18.0 14.9 46.5
2017 268 18.0 14.8 46.6
2018 258 18.0 14.3 44.2
2019 267 19.0 14.0 38.6
2020 266 19.0 14.0 44.4
2021 260 39.0 6.6 n/a
2022 252 19.5 12.9 n/a
2023 271 20.0 13.5 37.3

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 High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 409 20.0 20.4 0
1989 423 20.0 21.1 n/a
1990 417 18.5 22.5 n/a
1991 410 18.5 22.1 n/a
1992 374 20.5 18.2 30.7
1993 371 20.5 18.1 27
1994 403 20.5 19.7 18.1
1995 455 22.0 20.7 22
1996 455 22.0 20.7 22
1997 425 22.4 19.0 22.6
1998 400 22.6 17.7 23.3
1999 400 21.4 18.7 25.8
2000 362 21.4 16.9 20.7
2001 381 21.0 18.1 20.5
2002 377 24.0 15.7 21.9
2003 377 24.0 15.7 21.9
2004 365 20.0 18.3 22.1
2005 348 19.0 18.3 25.1
2006 363 20.0 18.2 26.6
2007 367 24.0 15.3 32.2
2008 385 22.0 17.5 n/a
2009 376 23.0 16.3 35.2
2010 295 23.0 12.8 43.3
2011 300 22.0 13.6 41
2012 297 22.0 13.5 49.2
2013 276 19.0 14.5 46
2014 286 18.0 15.8 47.9
2015 276 n/a n/a 55.1
2016 269 18.0 14.9 46.5
2017 268 18.0 14.8 46.6
2018 258 18.0 14.3 44.2
2019 267 19.0 14.0 38.6
2020 266 19.0 14.0 44.4
2021 260 39.0 6.6 n/a
2022 252 19.5 12.9 n/a
2023 271 20.0 13.5 37.3

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 High School

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2019 $9,518
2022 $11,272
2023 $12,946

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Valley High School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 479th of 836 High schoolsRanks 474th of 867 High schools
 2.6%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
End of Course American Government (Valley High School)69.559.2
 10.3%
   End of Course American Government (Valley Local)69.559.2
 10.3%
   End of Course American Government (Ohio)77.772
 5.7%
End of Course American History (Valley High School)8067.5
 12.5%
   End of Course American History (Valley Local)8067.5
 12.5%
   End of Course American History (Ohio)78.169.7
 8.4%
End of Course Biology (Valley High School)79.473.4
 6%
   End of Course Biology (Valley Local)79.473.4
 6%
   End of Course Biology (Ohio)73.763.7
 10%
End of Course English II (Valley High School)66.266.7
 0.5%
   End of Course English II (Valley Local)66.266.7
 0.5%
   End of Course English II (Ohio)66.260.8
 5.4%
End of Course Geometry (Valley High School)37.129.5
 7.6%
   End of Course Geometry (Valley Local)37.129.5
 7.6%
   End of Course Geometry (Ohio)50.141.8
 8.3%
End of Course Algebra I (Valley High School)72.761.8
 10.9%
   End of Course Algebra I (Valley Local)72.761.8
 10.9%
   End of Course Algebra I (Ohio)61.153
 8.1%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students267271
 1.5%
African American11
American Indian00
Asian02
Hispanic03
Pacific Islander00
White254253
 0.4%
Two or More Races1212
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients38.6%37.3%
 1.3%


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Valley High School is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Valley Elementary School
Middle : Valley Middle School

Valley High School ranks 474th of 867 Ohio high schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 2 stars out of 5.

In the 2022-23 school year, 271 students attended Valley High School.

Students at Valley High School are 93% White, 4% Two or more races, 1% 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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