Valley Southwoods

West Des Moines, IA  50265
Grade 9
T/S Ratio -
Type public
SubType Combined Elementary And Secondary

Reviews for Valley Southwoods

February 08, 2015

I was a bit hesitant about the transition to 9th and it being a separate campus. It's been a terrific school with excellent teachers and leadership. The communication from school is great with daily emails, so parents know what is going on at school and with all the many extracurricular and volunteer/silver cord opportunities available. My son has enjoyed all of his teachers (how often to parents hear that?!). School holds multiple times for important forums - like registration and open house at the beginning of the year, conferences after the quarter, and 10th grade planning after 1st semester. I'm very happy to watch my child thrive in an environment preparing him for the next 3 years on the Valley campus. They have an activities bus that takes kids to VSW from VHS if they have any morning extra curricular activities - and another bus afterschool to VHS if they play a sport etc for after school practices. This has been the best of both worlds!Read Full Review

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August 12, 2014

This school is supposed to create an easier transition into high school for oncoming students. They do not make it convienent for students or families. Open house is designed for students to become a little more comfortable with their schedules and with the new school. Yet when a student is not able to attend open house, the school makes it difficult for the student to find a time to come in. Not all families have parents who stay at home all day.Read Full Review

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June 29, 2009

Former student. It is a very nice building with good teachers, but it is rather unfortunate that they separated the freshmen from the rest of the high school. Plenty of extracurricular choices, but not as many language class options as Valley.Read Full Review

-submitted by student

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