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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Golden Valley Unified School District is a public school district located in Madera, CA. It has 1,874 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 22 to 1. According to state test scores, 42% of students are at least proficient in math and 57% in reading.
Address
37479 Ave. 12
Madera, CA 93636
Telephone
(559) 645-7500
Website

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
57%
Percent Proficient - Math
42%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1080
55 responses
Average ACT
27
16 responses

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,874
Free or Reduced Lunch
35.6%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
22:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$65,292
Teachers in First/Second Year
14.5%

Finances

Total Expenses
$18,954,000
Expenses Per Student
$10,094/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    56%
  • Support Services
    40%
  • Other
    4%

Golden Valley Unified School District Reviews

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Golden Valley created a small school atmosphere that was perfect for those awkward years of growing up. Not only were the teachers so helpful and excited to teach, they actually created a safe learning environment in which students felt free to excel and ask for help if they needed it. I had such an amazing time during the 2 years that I attended school there. I wish that I could go back and relive it all over again. I absolutely love the experiences and the friendships that I have made with most of the teachers and faculty on campus at that school.
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I'm a senior at Liberty High school. This is a school that does go beyond the bare minimum of high school requirements and provides a welcoming atmosphere for those who attend. However, while there is a wide array of clubs for students to participate in as well as opportunity to create their own, the classes available are quite limited. While LHS does have the courses needed for its students to graduate and attend a local college, it is lacking in terms of giving them the chance to go out of state or to an Ivy League college. I truly hope that Liberty will grow in the coming years to ensure more options for its graduates. In the mean time, Liberty teaches students to make the most of their resources and is home to supportive teachers, strong administration, and lively students.
From elementary, middle, and high school, my golden valley unified school district experience was superb. Growing up in a small community gave everyone a sense of closeness and reliability. Staff members actually knew the students and their families and vice versa. Such a great community. My experience was priceless.