West Valley Middle School

     Tel: (408)985-2138
Grades: 5 - 8 | 106 students
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In September of 1996 West Valley Middle School opened its doors.
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Complementing Primary Plus Elementary, WVMS offers academics and extended care to students in grades 5th through 8th.
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We set high academic expectations and our middle school programs consistently outperform other schools by scoring in the 90th plus percentile academically.
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We stress delivering a balanced, fun learning experience, and students learning at their own pace.
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We encourage participation in a myriad of extracurricular activities.
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Our successful academic program has placed many students into the valley's best high schools.
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With enrollment of approximately 100, we offer small classes while maintaining a sense of community.
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Mathematics focuses on algebra as early as sixth grade, integrating it into a conceptual program which also ensures strong basic skills.
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Language arts and social studies teachers work closely, allowing these complementary subjects to dovetail.
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Science requires skills in both language and math.
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At WVMS, the focus is on discovery learning through a hands-on-approach.
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We offer classes in art, Lego-Robotics, wood-working, physical education and Spanish.
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Each 7th and 8th grade student at West Valley has a designated iPad, while the 5th and 6th grade students each have a laptop computer so that they can utilize technology and computers as a part of learning in all subjects.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Other school association(s)
Grades Offered Grades 5 - 8

Student Body

Total Students 106 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 46%
State avg.: 43%
Students by Grade West Valley Middle School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 9 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 15 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(no uniform)
Admission Deadline None / Rolling


Total Sports Offered 6 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Dance, Flag Football, Soccer, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
DanceFlag Football,

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is The Harker School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is The Harker School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Challenger School-Strawberry Park (0.6 miles away)
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  • San JoseChallenger School-Strawberry Park
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    San JoseCA 95129
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  • San JoseTrust Montessori School
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    San JoseCA 95129
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    San JoseCA 95117
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