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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C
Valley Center-Pauma Unified School District is an above average, public school district located in Valley Center, CA. It has 4,069 students in grades K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 23 to 1. According to state test scores, 21% of students are at least proficient in math and 38% in reading.
28751 Cole Grade Rd
Valley Center, CA 92082

Valley Center-Pauma Unified School District Rankings

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  • Middle
  • High

Middle Schools in Valley Center-Pauma Unified School District

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
38%
Percent Proficient - Math
21%
Average Graduation Rate
90%
Average SAT
1160
138 responses
Average ACT
26
62 responses

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
4,069
Free or Reduced Lunch
51.9%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$86,429
Teachers in First/Second Year
12.5%

Finances

Total Expenses
$39,213,000
Expenses Per Student
$10,942/ student
National
$12,239
Education Expenses
  • Instruction
    57%
  • Support Services
    39%
  • Other
    4%
Living in the Area
C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    D+
Median Household Income
$84,742
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,567
National
$949
Median Home Value
$492,600
National
$184,700

Valley Center-Pauma Unified School District Reviews

24 reviews
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I've grown up in Valley Center, CA my entire life. The staff within the district are amazing and truly some of the kindest people I've ever met. Our teachers engage with us one on one to help find study plans that best fit our needs. On top of that they try to empower us so we can do the best we can not just academically but in life as well. Valley Center is a community. Our campuses are where a lot of students thrive and we always know that there is someone dependable there for us. Whether it be the principle or another student, nobody is alone. Advanced placement courses are provided as well as extracurricular college readiness courses. The programs such as music, clubs, and sports welcome everyone with open arms and admin encourages people to join. It’s a place we can get to know our peers a little better. Valley Center Pauma School District is a family.
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VC is the best! Would not want to go to school anywhere else. Typical small town feel, everyone loves football. The town shuts down every Friday night for games. Being an athlete playing football and baseball, it is nice to feel the support. The academics are pretty relaxed, but the teachers are great. It is more than just a school, it is a family. We all came together when we lost one of the best teachers this school has ever had and it felt great to have that support from the community during the tough times. Leadership and ASB do a great job creating a positive school culture and make it an exciting place to go to school everyday.
Valley Center is a small town, and because of this everyone essentially knows everyone. It’s fun to go to the schools football games because the whole town comes out to support the team and you see a lot of old friends. Valley Center is also very spirited when it comes to other sports as well. The teachers at VC are all dedicated to their students education and are always there to help when needed and love to get involved in the classes.