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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Fountain Valley High School is a top rated, public school located in Fountain Valley, CA. It has 3,612 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 28 to 1. According to state test scores, 66% of students are at least proficient in math and 85% in reading.
Address
17816 Bushard
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Telephone
(714) 962-3301
Website

Fountain Valley High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
85%
Percent Proficient - Math
66%
Average Graduation Rate
94%
Average SAT
1270
536 responses
Average ACT
28
138 responses
AP Enrollment
28%
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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-
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$86,602
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,832
National
$949
Median Home Value
$654,100
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
94%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.62 responses
Poll
85%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.62 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 276 responses
Report
  • Assemblies, glow show, bell game stuff
    26%
  • Baron Games
    21%
  • Every 15 Minutes
    12%
  • Valentines day grams
    10%
  • Yearbook
    9%
  • BBN
    5%
  • Senior Panorama
    5%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
3,612
Free or Reduced Lunch
26%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.74 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.74 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.74 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
28:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$93,818
Teachers in First/Second Year
17.8%
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.106 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.106 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.106 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$12,613/ year
National
$12,239
90%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.108 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.108 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.108 responses
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Fountain Valley High School Reviews

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Plenty of opportunities in athletics, academics, performing arts, and extra curriculars to get involved & meet new people, find new interests, and learn about a variety of new things! Although many of the faculty and teachers are very caring & helpful towards the students, there are definitely some that aren’t encouraging & seem as if they’d be happier elsewhere. Overall solid experience with much to gain/ learn from.
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I loved attending Fountain Valley High School! The school has a lot of variety in programs, clubs and classes for all students. You will definitely find your place at this school. I have enjoyed the majority of my classes, but sometimes, certain teachers do not do well when explaining certain concepts. The academic rigor is very hard here, and you will be competing a lot with your classmates for the highest grade.
Fountain Valley High School simply does so much to guarantee a smooth transition into college life or the world of work. Through rigorous and challenging coursework offered at all levels of study, I feel strongly that if you’re looking for a top tier high school education, you’ll find it here. FVHS doesn’t stop at great academics however— through world class music education in its Fountain Valley Royal Regiment (Band) and world reknown choir program, the arts are a strong component of a Fountain Valley Education should you want to pursue them. Athletics too excells- Boy’s Tennis, Wrestling, and Girl’s Cross Country have all won CIF Championships in the time I’ve been here. The other sports don’t drag far behind, and I’ve heard mostly positive things about the athletic environment. Overall, I couldn’t imagine myself anywhere else for my high school experience, and I definitely recommend FVHS for a great diverse and opportunity-filled education.