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B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Apple Valley Unified School District is an above average, public school district located in Apple Valley, CA. It has 14,370 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 24 to 1. According to state test scores, 25% of students are at least proficient in math and 41% in reading.
Address
12555 Navajo Rd
Apple Valley, CA 92308
Telephone
(760) 247-8001
Website

Apple Valley Unified School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
41%
Percent Proficient - Math
25%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1080
636 responses
Average ACT
23
96 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
14,370
Free or Reduced Lunch
62.4%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
24:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$73,417
Teachers in First/Second Year
0.8%

Finances

Total Expenses
$118,503,000
Expenses Per Student
$8,504/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    63%
  • Support Services
    32%
  • Other
    4%
Living in the Area
C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$50,907
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,006
National
$949
Median Home Value
$215,800
National
$184,700

Apple Valley Unified School District Reviews

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My experience with AVUSD has been exceptional! I have been to 2 schools, both apart of AVUSD, Sitting Bull Academy (pre-k to 8th) and Apple Valley High School (9th to 12th). I have experienced so many life changing events, along with that I have never felt bullied, attacked, or any feelings other than this is my home. I have found a huge love for education and have strived to maintain my own personal academic goals.
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In the Apple Valley Unified School District, there is a culture of complacency and lack of encouragement for students to challenge themselves and achieve greatness. Counselors and administration simply do the job of making sure students graduate with a GPA that allows them to earn a high school diploma and attend the California State University of our county. Rather than urging students to work hard so that they could potentially attend prestigious universities, staff attempts to instill in students to be satisfied with less.
Even though AVHS is a fairly large public high school, the truly caring staff, very helpful counselors, excellent teachers, devoted sports coaches, spirited students and the approachable administration contribute to the warm "family feel" within the campus. The academic and extracurricular opportunities are limitless and each student can find his or her own niche easily. Admittedly, I always had ambitious dreams for my children and had planned on giving them an "elite" private school education "down the hill". But what I discovered is that my children can get an equally excellent and more importantly, well-rounded and challenging education right here in the High Desert without an "elitist" price tag or attitude. Thank you AVHS for your high quality of support and standards!