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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
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Crescenta Valley High School is a top rated, public school located in La Crescenta, CA. It has 2,645 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 26 to 1. According to state test scores, 56% of students are at least proficient in math and 73% in reading.

Crescenta Valley High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
73%
Percent Proficient - Math
56%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1290
948 responses
Average ACT
30
269 responses
AP Enrollment
39%
Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D-
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    D-
Median Household Income
$64,251
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,390
National
$949
Median Home Value
$543,400
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
74%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.50 responses
Poll
68%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.50 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 173 responses
Report
  • Football and Basketball games
    17%
  • Homecoming
    16%
  • Prom
    14%
  • Theater Performances
    11%
  • Music Performances
    10%
  • VAPA Assembly
    8%
  • Music Concerts
    6%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,645
Free or Reduced Lunch
24%
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.61 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.61 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.61 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
26:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$99,494
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.1%
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.65 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.65 responses
69%
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
$14,457/ year
National
$12,239
89%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.82 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.82 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.82 responses
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Crescenta Valley High School Reviews

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Crescenta Valley is an excellent high school. As all high schools, there are pros, cons and some mishaps along the way. Their are some true gems amongst the staff that are passionate about their jobs and student’s success. The curriculum is challenging for all levels and the athletics truly stand out. There is room for everyone at CVHS. I always felt supported and welcomed. Only problem, parking!
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Overall, it was great experience in terms of education and extra curricular opportunities. Our school had various sports, clubs, and organizations that students can partake in. In addition, all of the classes were challenging to its appropriate levels. One particular adjustment that would be beneficial is creating college preparation strategies for Seniors. I wish that I have received information on how to select classes, differentiate majors, and prioritize. Most of the time, the senior year is solely focused on graduation. However, they do not provide us enough preparation for the following year and onward.
Crescenta Valley High School (CVHS) is an adequate school. There is a very inclusive, healthy atmosphere which allows students to connect easily. However, their is a lack of consistency with teachers and staff. Several of the teachers I have had are exceptional and go beyond simply "teaching," but others do not put forth the effort that is necessary to engage a class full of teenage students.
The resources at the school are also limited at times. Several students feel as though there is no one to really talk to about college or the future, leaving many to feel uncertain, confused, and helpless.
Another issue that many CVHS students face is the school's competitiveness. There is an abundance of outstanding kids at the school, so it is hard to feel like you stand out. Instead, you feel like you blend in and find it difficult to see how you will stand out to colleges. This is not the school's fault, but it does nothing to diminish this unhealthy mindset that many of its students have.