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Golden West High School
  • Public
  • Visalia, CA

Report Card

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

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Golden West High School is an above average, public school located in Visalia, CA. It has 1,780 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 23 to 1. According to state test scores, 23% of students are at least proficient in math and 63% in reading.

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
63%
Percent Proficient - Math
23%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1080
146 responses
Average ACT
23
47 responses
AP Enrollment
17%

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Living in the Area

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade C
  2. Good for Families
    grade B minus
  3. Housing
    grade C+
Median Household Income
$62,263
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$1,050
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$236,400
National
$217,500

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
grade B minus
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
82%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 34 responses
Poll
68%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 34 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 81 responses
  • Sports events
    22%
  • Dances
    21%
  • Assemblies
    20%
  • Any assembly that involves talent shows
    9%
  • Drama
    7%
  • FFA
    5%
  • Marching Band and Colorguard
    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
1,780
Free or Reduced Lunch
65%
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 36 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 36 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 36 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$83,398
Teachers in First/Second Year
15.9%
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 42 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 42 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 42 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade C+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$12,027 / year
National
$12,239
87%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 45 responses
29%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 45 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 45 responses

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