School Information

Principal(s):
Tracy Poquette

Facility Opened: 1967
Additions/Renovations: 1974

School Capacity: 504
(Does not include portable classrooms)

2017-2018 School Year State-Reported Student Data
(based on September 30 enrollment)

Total Enrollment: 400

Race/Ethnicity (%):
American Indian/Alaskan Native: *
Asian: 0.0
Black/African American: 0.0
Hispanic/Latino: 13.3%
Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander: *
White: 69.8%
2+ Races: 3.2%

Students Receiving Special Services (%):
Free/Reduced Price Meals: 23.8%
English Language Learners: 6.6%
Special Education: 11.0%
Title I: N


'*' indicates no students or fewer than 10 students in category, or '*' indicates the percentage for the category is either ≤5 or ≥95 and the corresponding counts have been suppressed by MSDE.

Additional Data Reporting Sources:

2017 Maryland School Performance Data provides a summary of state-reported school performance data. Due to lagged data reporting, the report may include performance data for the prior school year.

The Maryland Report Card provides information on enrollment, demographics, attendance, state assessments, and other supporting data based on school level.

Staff, students and parents of VALLEY ELEMENTARY are proud of our longstanding tradition of academic excellence balanced with personal skill development for each child. Our mission is "VES -- On a Voyage of Excellence and Success." At Valley, we encourage, support and inspire our students to love learning.

Valley's focus on continuous improvement in a nurturing learning environment is supported by a talented and hardworking staff. We've initiated many innovative programs that emphasize reading, writing and mathematics. Our kindergarten is structured to provide differentiated, small-group instruction in Language Arts and Math. Students in grades 1-5 receive small-group instruction and interventions when needed for extra support in both reading and math. Our outstanding programs in art, music and physical education integrate reading, writing and math skills, as well as classroom content areas in science and social studies. We are proud of our students' academic success and will continue to provide enrichment and rigor for all students.

Valley's parents are active partners through home support and volunteering. Evening activities are planned throughout the year to provide families with information and strategies to support their child’s learning. We also have many active committees that parents can participate in alongside staff members.

Daily at Valley, we strive to uphold our vision: by providing opportunities for academic excellence, we, the Valley learning community, through collaborative efforts, will inspire students to become motivated lifelong learners. As a school community, we support a friendly and safe school where nurturing relationships and acceptance of diversity are valued.

Along with challenging academics, we have fun enjoying traditions such as our annual Fall Festival parade, Valentine celebrations, cultural arts programs, field day, family fun night, science and math night, music programs, chess club, and more. We also have an extended-school daycare program operated by the YMCA.

Valley maintains the values and qualities of our traditionally rural community while enjoying the enrichment of an increasingly diverse community. Please call or visit, and browse our website throughout the year for information about programs and activities.

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