A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Amador Valley High School is an elite, public school located in Pleasanton, CA. It has 2,612 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 26 to 1. According to state test scores, 78% of students are at least proficient in math and 93% in reading.
Address
1155 Santa Rita Rd.
Pleasanton, CA 94566
Telephone
(925) 461-6100

Amador Valley High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
93%
Percent Proficient - Math
78%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1340
501 responses
Average ACT
30
264 responses
AP Enrollment
35%
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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
88%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.32 responses
Poll
81%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.32 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 113 responses
Report
  • The main school dances-homecoming, prom, and ball
    19%
  • Football games
    18%
  • Spirit weeks
    15%
  • Pigskin
    14%
  • Fiesta taco
    12%
  • Rallies
    10%
  • Award dinners for athletes
    5%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,612
Free or Reduced Lunch
5%
92%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.37 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.37 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.37 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
26:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.8%
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.60 responses
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.60 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.60 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
$10,321/ year
National
$12,239
84%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.64 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.64 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.64 responses
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Amador Valley High School Reviews

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As a student, my views are far different than those of teachers. While the classes are well taught and the test scores are high, there seems to be a disconnect. The educational environment is unhealthy due to its competitive nature and stress over classes. The students focus solely on their grades and scores while stressing about the amount of AP classes they have. Advanced Placement classes have become common and taking five or six in one year is regular. Amador no doubt prepares its students for difficult courses but could improve on focusing on the mental health of its students.
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I transferred to Amador Valley for my junior and senior year. First coming here, I was extremely nervous to start at a new school halfway through high school. Despite this, I met some of my best friends here. Moreover, the school spirit here was amazing and it really made me feel included. Additionally, the academics here are excellent and definitely prepared me for college. The staff as well is amazing and I have forged relationships with teachers that truly care about my success, which is a must in doing well in school. Although it was a tough adjustment at first, I am so grateful to have gone to Amador even for the short time I was there.
I graduated from Amador Valley High School in 2017. I think it is a great high school. The teachers and other faculty are, in general, very skilled and helpful. The student body is diverse, wonderfully friendly, and academically oriented. In general, students are prepared extremely well for college by their classes at Amador. The facilities are not very modern, but they're not bad. Students and parents can be a little too academically tense at times (in my opinion).