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API & SARC Reports

3 months ago


Woodlake Valley Middle School
School Accountability Report Cards

The School Accountability Report Card (SARC), which is required by law to be published annually, contains information about the condition and performance of each California public school. More information about SARC requirements is available on the California Department of Education (CDE) SARC Web page at For additional information about the school, parents and community members should contact the school principal or the district office.

I. Data and Access


DataQuest is an online data tool located on the CDE DataQuest Web page at that contains additional information about this school and comparisons of the school to the district, the county, and the state.  Specifically, DataQuest is a dynamic system that provides reports for accountability (e.g. Academic Performance Index [API], Adequate Yearly Progress [AYP], test data, enrollment, graduates, dropouts, course enrollments, staffing, and data regarding English learners).

Internet Access

Internet access is available at public libraries and other locations that are publicly accessible (e.g., the California State Library). Access to the Internet at libraries and public locations is generally provided on a first-come, first-served basis.  Other use restrictions include the hours of operation, the length of time that a workstation may be used (depending on availability), the types of software programs available on a workstation, and the ability to print documents.


Contact Us

3 months ago

Address:  Woodlake Valley Middle School
                497 N. Palm St.
                Woodlake, CA 93286

School phone: 559.564.8061
School fax: 559.564.0702


For Submitting Web Content:  Text Documents should be submitted as Microsoft Word (.doc) or Adobe Reader (.pdf) formatted files, and Photos should be submitted as jpeg (.jpg) formatted files.  Files may be submitted to the WebMaster below via email as attachments.  All content is subject to approval by the Principal's Office.

WebMaster:    Scott Barrentine
For reporting a student absence: 
   Call 559.564.8061 EXT. 01

For contacting a Teacher or Staff Member:

  1. Find out the Teacher's or Staff Member's extension in the Teacher or Staff Directory.
  2. Dial 559.564.8061, followed by the extension.
  3. If the teacher or Staff Member is not available, leave a message on their voice mail.


3 months ago

Congratulations  Staff, Teachers and Students for all of your hard work! Tulare County Office of Education has awarded Woodlake Valley Middle School the 2011 Torch Award


Woodlake Valley Middle School was the recipient of the Tulare County Torch Award at the board meeting Wednesday May 11th, 2011 for innovative academic achievement. Dr. Lupe Solis from TCOE had very nice things to say about Woodlake Valley Middle School, and his exact comments were “We at the County Office of Education are recommending other schools around Tulare County to visit Woodlake Valley Middle School for your instructional practice, tell your staff to keep up the good work...!”

Again, thank you for all you do and I’m proud to be a part of a GREAT TEAM !

- Mr. Lou Saephan, Principal

Principal's Message

about 1 month ago


Welcome to Woodlake Valley Middle School where "Knowledge is Power!"  

The purpose of Woodlake Valley Middle School is to provide a safe environment and a rigorous quality education that results in productive, responsible, global citizens and lifetime learners. The faculty and staff at Woodlake Valley Middle School are taking part in building a Professional Learning Community (PLC) by working together to help students reach proficiency in grade-level academic standards as well as reach their potential in developmentally appropriate social and emotional growth.

WVMS staff and students practice reflection in their teaching and learning and look for meaningful ways to reach instructional and academic goals.  This process of reflection uses data as a means of informing staff of the effectiveness of instructional practice. In addition, instructional staff uses methods of Explicit Direct Instruction (EDI) that have been proven effective through educational research. We, WVMS staff, share a collective responsibility for the achievement of all students. We believe that all students can learn at a high level, failure is not an option, and hope is not a strategy.  Along with our high-quality core curriculum programs, we also provide tiered interventions that are progressive, systematic, and research proven to help students at risk of failing.

The school collaborates with various community services to provide a comprehensive system that enables students and families to become successful members of the community-at-large. 

Woodlake Valley Middle School is located in the city of Woodlake, California. The school draws its population from Woodlake and the surrounding community of Elderwood. The student population reflects the ethnic background of the community which consists of: 85.7% Hispanic and 17% Anglo, 37.4% of students being English Learners and 98.5% Socio-economically disadvantaged.   The student enrollment of Woodlake Valley Middle School is roughly 500.

School staffing includes: Principal, two Learning Directors and 23 FTE teachers to offer the instructional program. Students take core classes of Language, Math, Science, Social Studies and PE. There are elective programs of choral and instrumental music, art and woodshop. 

WVMS has adopted and implemented a character program call Bengal University (BU) to promote positive behavior. This program is built into our master schedule and it comes with its own curriculum. It has made a huge impact on the atmosphere and culture of the school, student suspension has decreased, and our goal is to increase ADA by 2% from the previous year.

Antonio Rivera, Principal

Vision Statement
A school culture built upon the belief that all students can learn at high level; High quality core instruction along with tiered intervention; With Vision Motivating Students!