Valley Ranch Elementary met Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) on all indicators of the No Child Left Behind Act.

 VRE received a "Met Standard" state accountability rating for 2017-2018 school year from the Texas Education Agency.

1997 - Exemplary
1998 - Exemplary
1999 - Exemplary
2000 - Exemplary
2001 - Exemplary
2002 - Exemplary
2004 - Exemplary

2005 - Recognized
2006 - Exemplary
2007 - Exemplary
2008 - Exemplary
2009 - Exemplary
2010 - Exemplary
2011 - Exemplary

2013 - Met Standard
2014 - Met Standard
2015 - Met Standard
2016 - Met Standard
2017 - Met Standard
2018 - Met Standard

1997-2011: Based on school or district performs on The Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) and several other performance indexes, the school or district received one of four possible rankings: Exemplary (the highest possible ranking), Recognized, Academically Acceptable, and Academically Unacceptable (the lowest possible ranking).

2013-Present: Beginning in 2013, schools and districts receive one of three accountability ratings: Met Standard, Met Alternative Standard or Improvement Required, based on four indices, including student performance on the State of Texas Assessments of Academic Readiness (STAAR) test. Schools and districts that receive "Met Standard" ratings are also eligible to receive one or more distinctions based on outstanding performance in specific areas of these indices.

No State accountability ratings were assigned in 2003 and 2012.


VRE has earned a Gold Medal Award from the NCEA (National Center for Educational Achievement). This award is earned when students outperform their peers,at other public schools, with similar student populations over a three year period.

VRE was also a second year award winner in the TBEC (Texas Business for Education Coalition) Honor Roll. The TBEC Honor Roll is the most academically demanding and prestigious award given to Texas public schools. It wasawarded to the top 4% of public schools in Texas for their commended rates on TAKS tests.