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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    B-
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    D+
Golden West High School is a public school located in Visalia, CA. It has 1,687 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 50% in reading.
About Golden West High School...
Address
1717 N McAuliff Rd
Visalia, CA 93292
Telephone
(559) 730-7814
Website
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Golden West High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
50%
Percent Proficient - Math
14%
Average Graduation Rate
97%
Average SAT
1070
134 responses
Average ACT
23
45 responses
AP Enrollment
16%
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    B-
  3. Housing
    C+
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Median Household Income
$54,934
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$958
National
$949
Median Home Value
$207,400
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.30 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.30 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 65 responses
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  • Sports events
    25%
  • Dances
    23%
  • Assemblies
    20%
  • Any assembly that involves talent shows
    9%
  • Drama
    8%
  • Marching Band and Colorguard
    5%
  • FFA
    5%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,687
Free or Reduced Lunch
63%
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.32 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.32 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.32 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
22:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$75,558
Teachers in First/Second Year
16.3%
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.38 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.38 responses
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.38 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$10,148/ year
National
$12,239
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.41 responses
27%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.41 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.41 responses
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I love Golden West, and have really enjoyed all 4 years here. I have grown a lot as a student, and athlete, a leader, and as an individual. Golden West has allowed me to build relationships with a wide range of people from diverse backgrounds. I have lasting relationships that will continue far past high school. I have been involved in a variety of activities from: multiple clubs, to multiple sports, to activities, and extracurricular programs. Each one has helped me grow and prepared me for life after high school. I have loved all my teachers and am so thankful for them and all they do for the students here.
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My first experience at Golden West Highschool was amazing ! Golden west makes you feel at home and confident . When you're new, everyone is so nice to you and makes you feel part of highschool. The students there have many ways to make you smile! The best thing about this school is that it is bulling free. The teachers and staff are amazing as well. They help you with any questions or concerns you have. Now that I am about to graduate from Golden west highschool , I have no clue of what I am going to do because Golden west is the best highschool you can ever be in. I would highly recommend anyone who is wanting to admission to Golden west , to do so! It's a really fun and nice school which you won't regret!
Golden West was an amazing place to meet people with all types of backgrounds. The diversity in students as well as teachers made the learning environment very beneficial. I often felt that the faculty cared about the students and took their time to learn our names. It was my home away from home, I felt so comfortable walking around school. I was able to learn not only inside the classroom but also just walking around campus.