A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    C-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    A+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A-
Address
369 CVU Road
Hinesburg, VT 05461
Telephone
(802) 482-7100
Website

Champlain Valley Union High School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
81%
Percent Proficient - Math
60%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1220
169 responses
Average ACT
29
114 responses
AP Enrollment
21%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
94%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.17 responses
Poll
88%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.17 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 26 responses
Report
  • Winter Carnival
    42%
  • Rally in the Valley
    35%
  • I love them all
    12%
  • Prom
    12%
  • Homecoming
    0%
  • Pep rallies
    0%
  • Spirit Week
    0%

Students

Diversity
C-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,279
Free or Reduced Lunch
9%
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.19 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.19 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.19 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
14:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.6%
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.26 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.26 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.26 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
National
$12,239
90%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.31 responses
48%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.31 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.31 responses
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Champlain Valley Union High School Reviews

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CVU is really great at offering niches for every student and presenting them with as many options as possibly so everyone finds something they love. I was really appreciative of how passionate my teachers were, but I'd like to see their college advising change. When I went to college I felt that I had no idea how to handle scheduling and I wished I had taken some different AP's in high school, like AP English. I think that students who know what they will study in college should be advised on AP's that will help them in their major (such as for engineers and other STEM majors, I suggest taking AP Calc, Chem, English and/or Physics so as to start ahead by not taking the basics during freshman year). Otherwise, academic advising in CVU is very helpful and informative!
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CVU provided an awesome high school experience. Everyone really cares about the students and the learning that happens there. The school has great facilities from an amazing theatre, to a shop, and everywhere is clean and well taken care of. The food from the cafeteria is very good, especially compared to other school food. Most of the student body participates in sports, many for two or even three seasons. There is also a range of well-organized clubs for students to join. Unfortunately there are a lot of politics which leads to certain clubs being well funded and others being shorted.
The academics at CVU are ok. Teachers know what they teach but there is no tracking, so many classes lack rigor. The administration is incredibly progressive, pushing for standards based learning and ways to count internships for credit. Many of these changes are being done without full justification. I worry that this will jeopardize college acceptance and the value of a CVU education in the future.
My experience in Champlain Valley Union High School was Okay. The teachers were very good and I could talk to them after class when I was struggling on understanding some of the things that were being taught in class. The classroom sizes, that I had was between 15 to 40 students usually with large number of students there were two teachers. One thing that I didn't like about the school was its lack of diversity. If you were a minority you stood out from the rest and you were treat different. It could get lonely and very stressful very quickly as a minority.