The Southern Valley system consists of six communities; Beaver City, Edison, Hendley, Orleans, Oxford, and Stamford. Our ethnic characteristics consist of a majority of Caucasians, with a small minority population. The communities are supported by agriculture, five financial institutions, and other small businesses. Southern Valley Schools is currently classified by the Nebraska Schools Activity Association as Class C-2 in most activities. Our school offers a diverse curriculum with advanced courses in math, science, English, industrial technology, art, and business. At the elementary level, the curriculum is aligned for continuity and consistency district-wide for our students. Our school endeavors to meet the needs of all students through a variety of programs. Our Title I program serves elementary students. Four full-time resource teachers are provided. Speech Pathologists and Preschool / Alternative Kindergarten services are provided through the Educational Service Unit 11.