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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Castro Valley Unified School District is a highly rated, public school district located in Castro Valley, CA. It has 9,332 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 24 to 1. According to state test scores, 60% of students are at least proficient in math and 66% in reading.
Address
4400 Alma Ave
Castro Valley, CA 94546
Telephone
(510) 537-3000

Castro Valley Unified School District Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
66%
Percent Proficient - Math
60%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1250
579 responses
Average ACT
29
171 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
9,332
Free or Reduced Lunch
22.2%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
24:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$86,109
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.6%

Finances

Total Expenses
$112,198,000
Expenses Per Student
$12,719/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    62%
  • Support Services
    35%
  • Other
    3%
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-
Median Household Income
$92,233
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,550
National
$949
Median Home Value
$634,600
National
$184,700

Castro Valley Unified School District Reviews

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Castro Valley is a hidden gem in the Bay Area. The diversity, tight-knit community, small town charm, with big city accessibility make it a remarkable place to raise a family. The weather is near perfect all year-round, and the schools are wonderful. So many options to choose from- mainstream public, language immersion, Montessori-charter. The performing arts and sports offerings are impressive, and most importantly the staff and faculty are incredible- along with a superstar superintendent.
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Castro Valley Unified School District is good in many ways but it lacks in other ways. For example they need to get rid of common core, and trojan time at the high school. They also tend to spend money on dumb stuff like painting the floors rather than updating materials and teacher salaries. The administration at cvhs needs a face lift because some of the people there aren't the nicest. I would also recommend keeping the counselors the same for all four years and not changing them out year by year. For the past three years the high school has managed to cut almost every senior tradition, like senior quotes, senior prank, and many others. They are starting to make senior year less memorable for most and it's saddening because senior year is suppose to be the best year.
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!