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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    B
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Golden Valley High School is a highly rated, public school located in Santa Clarita, CA. It has 2,177 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 23 to 1. According to state test scores, 30% of students are at least proficient in math and 67% in reading.

Golden Valley High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
67%
Percent Proficient - Math
30%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1160
298 responses
Average ACT
26
43 responses
AP Enrollment
26%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D+
  2. Good for Families
    B+
  3. Housing
    C
Median Household Income
$90,544
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,757
National
$949
Median Home Value
$461,500
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
81%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.36 responses
Poll
78%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.36 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 118 responses
Report
  • Grad Night at Disneyland and California Adventures
    24%
  • Basketball games and school dances
    19%
  • Late Starts
    16%
  • Football Games
    12%
  • Pep Rallies
    8%
  • Track/XC events
    7%
  • Being involved in AP and other honors programs
    5%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,177
Free or Reduced Lunch
43%
64%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.42 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.42 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.42 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$73,326
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.5%
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.53 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.53 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.53 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
$10,570/ year
National
$12,239
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.52 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.52 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.52 responses
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Golden Valley HighSchool is such a great place to be. Not only were the teachers great, but the students were so positive and uplifting! Most of our students came from humble beginnings so you never really saw a broad amount of students that were “snooty” or entitled. Everyone has very humble and our school spirit is amazing! Just like our school motto: “Diversity is our strength, unity is our goal,” I believe that it perfectly represent the Grizzly way of life at GVHS!
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Golden Valley High School is a place full of rich diversity. A place where your thoughts can be expressed and accepted by everyone. As a nationally recognized high school, Golden Valley remains a school where academic excellence prospers and opportunities are given to every demographic. As a student who has attended this school for almost four years, I can say that when looking at experiences that others have had, the Golden Valley experience is one that remains unmatched. From the faculty, administration, and teachers put their heart into teaching, to the excellent student organizations and clubs that really do make a difference outside campus, to even the fun and cultural activities throughout, Golden Valley is truly a place where any student can thrive and enjoy the high school experience.
I had an amazing high school experience! The people here at very welcoming, open minded, and kind! My senior year, I wanted a "Fresh start" so I became friends with so many people, and I'm currently trying to make more. I hope to see change with the administrators, some teach to where many students I know, complain. Also, I hope to see less regulations, such as free parking for students and administrators, prom to be more decorated and fun, and small things such as that. Overall, I really love this school.