Frequently Asked Questions
- Q1: What is your teacher turnover rate?
- Q2: What is your enrollment process?
- Q3: What is your teacher to student ratio?
- Q4: Where do students typically go to high school after they graduate from West Valley Middle School?
- Q5: What time does school start and end?
- Q6: How do you make sure that all students feel safe and included?
- Q7: What is your disciplinary policy?
- Q8: How much homework do students receive every day?
- Q9: How is your afterschool program structured?
- Q10: Are fieldtrips part of the curriculum?
- Q11: What other activities can my child be involved in?
Q1: What is your teacher turnover rate?
A1: We have many teachers who have been at West Valley Middle School for over 10 years! We typically retain the same teachers from year to year and hire from within Action Day Primary Plus if there is any turnover.
Q2: What is your enrollment process?
A2: We accept students with excellent disciplinary records and good academics. A current report card and/or a letter of recommendation from a teacher or administrator are requested for admission. An enrollment test may also be issued for placement purposes.
Q4: Where do students typically go to high school after they graduate from West Valley Middle School?
A4: Graduating 8th graders from West Valley Middle School go to Archbishop Mitty, Bellarmine, St. Francis, Presentation, Notre Dame, Kehillah, Mid-Peninsula High, Harker, St. Lawrence, and our local public schools. Our High School Prep elective helps students and parents through the application process and prepares them for the High School Prep Test.
Q5: What time does school start and end?
A5: School starts at 8:15am and ends at 3pm. For more, please see Daily Schedules.
Q6: How do you make sure that all students feel safe and included?
A6: Each teacher has been carefully selected to uphold Action Day Primary Plus values. Teachers must maintain students’ best interest at all times and thoughtfully consider their words when guiding students to make better choices. Our school also participates in the “No Bully” program and “Life Skills” program to emphasize students maintain values brought from Primary Plus.
Q7: What is your disciplinary policy?
A7: Each student must be held accountable for their choices. Discipline is tailored to the infraction or student choice. Please see our student handbook for examples of behaviors that are not tolerated.
Q10: Are field trips part of the curriculum?
A10: Yes! Teachers are encouraged to do a minimum of one field trip per grade level or per subject matter. We also go on 2-3 whole school field trips per school year. You can expect your child to go on up to 7 fieldtrips per year at WVMS! For more, see Field Trips.
Q11: What other activities can my child be involved in?
A12: Please see Enrichment.