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C
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    C
  2. Diversity
    C+
  3. Teachers
    C
  4. College Prep
    C+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    C+
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Luis Valdez Leadership Academy is a public, charter school located in San Jose, CA. It has 380 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 20 to 1. According to state test scores, 12% of students are at least proficient in math and 32% in reading.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
32%
Percent Proficient - Math
12%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
970
32 responses
Average ACT
AP Enrollment
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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Cost of Living
    D
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    D+
Median Household Income
$86,363
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$2,040
National
$949
Median Home Value
$593,678
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.
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Students

Diversity
C+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
380
Free or Reduced Lunch
73%
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Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$79,744
Teachers in First/Second Year
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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Expenses Per Student
$14,804/ year
National
$12,239
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Luis Valdez Leadership Academy Reviews

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Something I like about this school is that they have teachers that really care about you, they go out of their way to make sure the students are passing their classes. Also, the teachers there are open to create bonds with students and with time the teachers become more like your friends. Another thing this school has is something called advisory, it's kind of like having a homeroom but in advisory you stay with the same people throughout the 4 years of your high school experience, it's a little family. Now, our dances are fun because we are a mostly all Mexican in this school so we all feel accepted and we have 2 sister schools and our dances sometimes combine and thats when they're the best. If your goal is to make it to college, this school helps and does everything in their power to help every student get into college. The only thing that is stopping me from giving it 5 stars is that the campus is small.
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What I like about my school is that it is very helpful and supporting. The teachers care very much about the students. No matter what issue there is, the school staff always making sure everything is okay and that everyone is doing well. I also like how small the school is and it's easier to get to classes and everyone knows you. Everyone gets along and the principle is always checking up on students during break time and checks up on classes as well. The counselors are very understanding and very helpful. It has many activities and it's full-on opportunities for students to take in and it's fun as well. I mostly like how parents are always connected to what's going on and how we all work together as a community.
Luis Valdez Leadership Acdemy is a charter school filled with diversity, authenticity, and college readiness. Build off of values such as En lak’ech and Sankofa. A school who choose to inspire and educate their students with their Latin roots. Teachers are dedicated to their students and provide much more then just a teacher influence. Luis Valdez is a school where the community is much more that just students and administrators. It’s a tight net family, a family that wants to see you be successful and strive for a four year university.