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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Amador Valley High School is a top rated, public school located in Pleasanton, CA. It has 2,648 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 24 to 1. According to state test scores, 75% of students are at least proficient in math and 90% 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
90%
Percent Proficient - Math
75%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1350
761 responses
Average ACT
30
380 responses
AP Enrollment
40%
Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    A+
  3. Housing
    C
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Median Household Income
$128,294
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,557
National
$949
Median Home Value
$811,531
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
84%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.37 responses
Poll
76%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.37 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 126 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
2,648
Free or Reduced Lunch
5%
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.42 responses
62%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.42 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.42 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
24:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$103,738
Teachers in First/Second Year
7.4%
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.65 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.65 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.65 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$10,715/ year
National
$12,239
84%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.69 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.69 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.69 responses
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Amador Valley High School Reviews

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Amador Valley is a great school with excellent teachers and facilities! I am going into my senior year and still enjoy all the resources available to every student in every class. I never felt like my academic progress was hindered by a lack of resources or teachers. All teachers cover the necessary content, but some make the course overly difficult. There is a lot of school spirit and preparation for any testing. However, the only complaint I have is the food. I feel like the low quality of the food is disgusting and sometimes, I feel it is not edible. Great school overall though!
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Amador Valley was like a second home; due to their staff, students and array of sports/clubs, I wouldn't be able to say I was sad to leave. Teachers and staff at Amador, strive for all their students to understand and apply what they learn. In addition, they also motivate their students to go after their passions. Second, students that attend, all embody a determined and friendly motive about them that creates a comfortable work environment and a competitive (healthy competitive) atmosphere. Lastly, due to the abundance of sports and clubs that were offered many individuals get to explore possible interests and are given the opportunity to create relationships over their four years. Overall, I am able to speak of Amador so highly because of the people that I was surrounded by.
Amador Valley High school provides students will the tools to succeed in any path they seek out. There are students with varied academic backgrounds , but there’s still a sense of competition. This sense is always looming and students taking “normal” classes feel inferior to students taking numerous AP’s or honors. Its something administration is avidly trying to fix, but it’s not in their hands. It’s something the students have to fix on their own. One thing I do think that can be fixed easier would be representation. The people who are elected for student office or are in the leadership class, are homogenous. This is something that can be fixed because the leadership class is something that students have to apply to be apart of. The faculty and students involved in this process should keep diversity involved. Because this class serves as a transition into student office. Overall this is a large school that’s generally accepting, and allows you to find your best self.