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  2. Diversity
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  3. Teachers
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  4. College Prep
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  5. Clubs & Activities
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  7. Administration
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  8. Sports
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Castro Valley Unified School District is a highly rated, public school district located in Castro Valley, CA. It has 9,339 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 25 to 1. According to state test scores, 59% of students are at least proficient in math and 68% in reading.
Address
4400 Alma Ave.
Castro Valley, CA 94546
Telephone
(510) 537-3000
Website

Castro Valley Unified School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
68%
Percent Proficient - Math
59%
Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1250
489 responses
Average ACT
29
152 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
9,339
Free or Reduced Lunch
21.2%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
25:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$82,718
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.6%

Finances

Total Expenses
$112,198,000
Expenses Per Student
$11,623/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    61%
  • Support Services
    36%
  • Other
    3%

Castro Valley Unified School District Reviews

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Castro Valley is a very diverse community therefore; the Castro Valley Unified Schools have very diverse students. As a student currently attending CVHS, the atmosphere is O.K. and it overall has a pretty safe environment. How well the teachers teach varies from 'might as well teach myself' to 'wow, I wish all teachers were like this'. There are a wide variety of clubs to join: volunteer clubs, feminist clubs, fashion clubs, STEM clubs etc. You are sure to find one that you wish to be involved in. CVHS’s sports teams are pretty good too. There’s even a golf and water polo team!
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The STEM department and vocation departments at Castro Valley High School lack the skill and passion to really encourage students to become interested in the subjects or build the study-skills necessary for college. These teachers merely instruct, reading or creating lessons straight from the textbook, not encouraging creativity or active engagement outside of the required supervised lab experiments. Meanwhile, the history and English departments engage stidents well with simulations and class discussions that increase understanding of world perspectives among students.
Castro Valley Unified School District has shown me both good and bad teachers and administration. As a student enrolled in 4 honors/ AP classes, I can say that the school has a loose grasp on Science and Math. I want to pursue a STEM major, yet my math and science teachers were not qualified nor did they have a comprehensive understanding of the curriculum. My Science teacher did not have a degree in biology nor did my chemistry teacher have a degree in chemistry. I had wonderful Social Studies teachers. In terms of administration they ignored continuous reports of harassment from teachers and often placed convenience over a student's education. I was harassed by one teacher for my attire and another who called me inappropriate names.