Our School


The mission of Valparaiso High School is to challenge all students to achieve grade-level mastery as defined by district and state standards. To ensure this outcome, the school community is committed to providing a comprehensive system of support in a safe, orderly, academic environment.


VHS accepts its mission as a comprehensive public high school. The students, faculty, administration, staff, and the community agree to support and pursue the following visions:

  • Deliver the well-rounded, world-class education necessary for all students to achieve personal and academic excellence.
  • Accept our essential roles as collaborators in a safe learning community.
  • Value personal and civic responsibility, academic integrity and respect.

2020 College Success Award
We won the @GreatSchools 2022 #CollegeSuccessAward for preparing our students for college and beyond! Learn more about the Award at GreatSchools.org.
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Valparaiso High School was named as one of the best high schools in the country by U.S. News & World Report for 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 & 2023.


Valparaiso High School is among 54 total Indiana schools to be recognized by the Indiana Department of Education at the Advanced Placement Awards Ceremony. 

VHS earned an A letter grade at both the state and federal levels.

Valparaiso High School has been awarded College Board's Female Diversity Award for AP Computer Science A!  Schools receiving this award have expanded young women's participation in the course and closed the gender gap among students.
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Valparaiso High School was selected as the 11th best high school in Indiana by College Simply. 


VHS Wind Symphony, Wind Ensemble, Concert Choir, and Symphony Orchestra for earning Gold ratings at the Indiana State School Music Association competition.

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Valparaiso High School is a Champions Together School. Champions Together is a collaborative partnership between the Indiana High School Athletic Association and Special Olympics Indiana.


Gymnastics is the IHSAA State Champion and Unified Track is the runner up to the IHSAA State Champion for the 2022-23 school year!


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Boys Golf, Girls Golf, Girls Track and Gymnastics are Duneland Athletic Conference Champions for the 2022-23 season.


The 2018 Valenian and the 2019 Valenian earned a spot as a Indiana High School Press Association Yearbook Hoosier Star Finalist.

Family Friendly School
Valparaiso High School has successfully earned the designation of Progressing for the Family Friendly Schools by the Indiana Department of Education for 2023-2024.
Indiana Purple Star School
The Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) has designated Valparaiso High School a Purple Star School.  Schools receiving the Purple Star designation are awarded for their significant display of commitment to service members, veterans and students and families connected to our nation’s military.
More information on the Indiana Purple Star School designation is available here
Valparaiso High School has been named a PLTW 2023-24 Distinguished School for their commitment to increasing student access, engagement, and achievement in their PLTW program.  For more information on Project Lead The Way, visit pltw.org.