Douglas County West Community Schools
Valley is blessed to have a quality public school in the community. Douglas County (D.C.) West was formed in August of 2005 by the merger of Waterloo Public School and Valley Public School. Douglas County West provides an extensive education from pre-school through the 12th grade. D.C. West is unique in that it actually has two campuses. The elementary and high school are located in Valley and the pre-school and middle school are located in Waterloo. The school system provides bus transportation between the campuses, which simplifies matters for parents who live in one location but have a child attending classes in another.
D.C. West High School, as it's commonly called is located at 401 S Pine Street in Valley. This location is home to grades 9 through 12. The main structure and athletic fields, including the football field and newly renovated track, are all in close proximity to one another.
D.C. West Middle School is located a short 4 miles away in Waterloo. Because the middle school is housed in the what was the prior Waterloo Public school (K through12), they boast some of the best facilities, educational and athletic, of any middle school around. The middle school houses grades 5 through 8.
D.C. West Elementary School is located at 301 S. Pine in Valley. Kindergarten through 4th grade students attend classes at this location. Because of the building design, the elementary students are isolated from the high school students but they have the benefit of opportunities for tutoring and enrichment activities for both age groups.
D.C. West Early Education Center is located at 800 North Front Street in Waterloo. The pre-school is housed in the prior Waterloo elementary school wing. The early education center does a wonderful job of preparing young children for their future educational journey.
Valley is fortunate to have numerous colleges within a one hour's car drive.
Following are Links to the homepages for these institutions: