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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.

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
648 responses
Average ACT
29
153 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-
Median Household Income
$85,423
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,932
National
$949
Median Home Value
$688,000
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.66 responses
Poll
85%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.66 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 294 responses
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  • Assemblies, glow show, bell game stuff
    26%
  • Baron Games
    21%
  • Every 15 Minutes
    12%
  • Valentines day grams
    10%
  • Yearbook
    9%
  • BBN
    6%
  • 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
33%
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.78 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.78 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.78 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.110 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.110 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.110 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.112 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.112 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.112 responses
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Fountain Valley High School Reviews

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FVHS is a very competitive school; everyone is trying to outshine their peers. There are 20+ AP classes to take, which makes it difficult to establish and prove yourself to colleges because everyone is doing the same thing. Don't fall under peer pressure and know your limitations! There are plenty of cool clubs to join and events held by those clubs are mostly fun. To my experience, sports team are not the best. But overall, it's a good high school to be a part of. I would recommend you to find a good balance between taking challenging college-level classes and joining clubs, sports, and/or ASB. Try to attend as many school events as you can, and really show school spirit.
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The poster school for a safe suburbia environment. It is very difficult to feel unsafe at Fountain Valley High School as the staff and student body work together to create a calming working environment. The location is central suburban Fountain Valley and there is very little crime risk in the area. The worst encounter with school safety I have faced in my three years of schooling is a lockdown enforced by the Fountain Valley Police department over the fear of a robbery happening more than two miles away. The only negative aspect of this school is the highly competitive studying environment. It is difficult to find yourself standing out when every single student here tries their best to take the highest AP offered classes while packing in clubs and extracurricular activities. However, some may enjoy the competition as it can help you grow as a stronger scholar.
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.