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Golden Valley High School
  • Public
  • MERCED, CA

Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade C+
  2. Diversity
    grade A minus
  3. Teachers
    grade A minus
  4. College Prep
    grade C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade B
  6. Health & Safety
    grade B+
  7. Administration
    grade B
  8. Sports
    grade B+
  9. Food
    grade B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    grade B minus

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Golden Valley High School is an above average, public school located in MERCED, CA. It has 1,843 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 22 to 1. According to state test scores, 14% of students are at least proficient in math and 48% in reading.

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2121 E CHILDS AVE
MERCED, CA 95344
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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
48%
Percent Proficient - Math
14%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1020
219 responses
Average ACT
21
58 responses
AP Enrollment
26%

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Living in the Area

grade C+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade C minus
  2. Good for Families
    grade C+
  3. Housing
    grade C minus
Median Household Income
$45,232
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$1,005
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$237,500
National
$217,500

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
grade B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
76%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 37 responses
Poll
86%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 37 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 121 responses
  • School Rallies
    21%
  • Prom, Sadies, Cafe, Catering
    19%
  • Homecoming
    14%
  • Spirit days
    14%
  • Sports
    13%
  • Make a wish rally
    6%
  • Anything involving school spirit
    5%

Students

Diversity
grade A minus
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,843
Free or Reduced Lunch
80%
69%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 36 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 36 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 36 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
22:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$84,365
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.3%
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 49 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 49 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 49 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$15,589 / year
National
$12,239
92%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 50 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 50 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 50 responses

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