Valley is blessed to have a quality public school in the community. Douglas County 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.