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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    C-
  4. College Prep
    B-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C
  6. Health & Safety
    B-
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    C-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    D-
Pinole Valley High School is a public school located in Pinole, CA. It has 1,160 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 23 to 1. According to state test scores, 18% of students are at least proficient in math and 43% in reading.
Address
2900 Pinole Valley Rd.
Pinole, CA 94564
Telephone
(510) 231-1442
Website

Pinole Valley High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
43%
Percent Proficient - Math
18%
Average Graduation Rate
92%
Average SAT
1060
117 responses
Average ACT
23
25 responses
AP Enrollment
21%
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Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Cost of Living
    D+
  4. Good for Families
    B
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$74,124
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,558
National
$949
Median Home Value
$387,500
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
63%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.24 responses
Poll
50%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.24 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 81 responses
Report
  • Multicultural rally
    28%
  • Homecoming rally/game
    16%
  • Field trips
    12%
  • Spirit week
    11%
  • Prom
    11%
  • Academy field trips
    7%
  • Boat Cruise
    7%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,160
Free or Reduced Lunch
61%
67%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.27 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.27 responses
63%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.27 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$64,104
Teachers in First/Second Year
9.7%
35%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.40 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.40 responses
48%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.40 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
$15,065/ year
National
$12,239
80%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.41 responses
37%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.41 responses
54%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.41 responses
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I am currently a junior at Pinole Valley High School, and I have to say I have gotten a lot out of the experience. There are so many extra-curricular activities- anything you could want- and if they don't have something you can make it!There is a lot of student involvement in school activities and the appearance. Even though we are currently in portables, we have student art hanging out and tons of school spirit! Spirit weeks, dances, rallies, sports games featuring some of the best players in the district. There are several academies that promote career paths but you don't have to commit to one if you don't want to. You can make whatever you want out of your time there. Overall, my experience hasn't been too bad.
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I moved to Pinole Vally Hugh school my Sophmore year from Dickinson, Texas and I have had a Love/Hate situation since I moved here. The students just don't care about their futures and that upsets me, I've had amazing teachers and not so great teachers. I hope in the future the students start to really take pride in their futures! Pinole has given me the chance to meet amazing people and become Class president and member of NHS and so much more.
PVHS hasn't been the most visually appealing school, but the people that fill it compensate for it. All of the teachers that I've had had been great, even some of the ones students complain about. Although, even if some of the teachers are nice and good people, you may not learn as much about the subject. The academy program they have is very helpful in getting a head start in a major or career you're interested in. The band teacher is the best!! The principle is a good man and so are his co-workers. Even though the school has its faults and imperfections, I wouldn't have wanted to attend anywhere else.