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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Amador Valley High School is a top rated, public school located in Pleasanton, CA. It has 2,628 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 25 to 1. According to state test scores, 75% of students are at least proficient in math and 91% 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
91%
Percent Proficient - Math
75%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1350
589 responses
Average ACT
30
316 responses
AP Enrollment
35%
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Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    B
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Cost of Living
    D+
  4. Good for Families
    A+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$130,170
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,949
National
$949
Median Home Value
$828,900
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.36 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.36 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 124 responses
Report
  • The main school dances-homecoming, prom, and ball
    19%
  • Football games
    17%
  • Spirit weeks
    15%
  • Pigskin
    14%
  • Fiesta taco
    10%
  • Rallies
    10%
  • Award dinners for athletes
    5%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,628
Free or Reduced Lunch
6%
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.41 responses
61%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.41 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.41 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
25:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$104,629
Teachers in First/Second Year
2.8%
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.64 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.64 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.64 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
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.68 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.68 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.68 responses
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Amador Valley High School has done a fantastic job showing the beauty in diversity. There are rallys where the LGBT will present, the Black Student Union, and the Bollywood Club. Amador welcomes all cultures and people feel safe to express their true selves. The teachers are friendly and give extra help to explain topics to confused students. There are several classes our school is lucky to have, such as: Catering, Ceramics, Art, Culinary skills and Arts, Drama. As well as many ROTC classes for autobody, nursing and many more. Amador is a amazing high school and all of the students are very fortunate to be a part of the Don family.
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Overall, Amador Valley High School really prepares you for college. If you take tough classes, like I did, its challenge, but then you are better prepared for the real world. The teachers are genuine and try and help their students. I was in the band program for all my 4 years and it was fantastic!
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.