Welcome to VHS

Welcome to Valley High School. I am honored to be the principal of one of the finest high schools in the state of Iowa.

Valley is a community where students explore their interests and expand their abilities. With one of the widest course selections in the area and hundreds of activities, students build a personalized educational experience and develop a balanced foundation of the Four A’s—academics, activities, arts, and athletics.

An outstanding team of 173 teachers, administrators, and support staff guide, instruct, and nurture Valley’s 1,900 students, preparing them for life’s journey. Within this larger community, each student belongs to a small group Advisory where he or she makes connections and works with a mentor teacher to plan a path to college and career.

At the heart of Valley’s tradition of excellence is its focus on relationships. I have the good fortune of working with so many tremendous students, outstanding educators, and extremely supportive families who value excellence and hold a high standard of learning for all.

I look forward to continuing this tradition and welcoming new members to our school community.

David Maxwell, Principal