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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C+
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    A
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C-
Pleasant Valley High School is a highly rated, public school located in Chico, CA. It has 1,806 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 23 to 1. According to state test scores, 46% of students are at least proficient in math and 73% in reading.
Address
1475 E. Ave.
Chico, CA 95926
Telephone
(530) 879-5100
Website

Pleasant Valley High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
73%
Percent Proficient - Math
46%
Average Graduation Rate
95%
Average SAT
1180
159 responses
Average ACT
27
70 responses
AP Enrollment
17%
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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
    C-
  4. Good for Families
    B+
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$43,148
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$955
National
$949
Median Home Value
$270,900
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
86%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.22 responses
Poll
73%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.22 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 50 responses
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  • Almond bowl
    34%
  • Rallies!
    16%
  • Poetry Alive
    10%
  • IB Ceremonies and Projects
    8%
  • Theater Performances
    8%
  • Band events
    8%
  • Concerts
    6%

Students

Diversity
A-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,806
Free or Reduced Lunch
33%
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.25 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.25 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.25 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$69,574
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.7%
64%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.28 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.28 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.28 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
$9,798/ year
National
$12,239
79%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.33 responses
36%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.33 responses
45%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.33 responses
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Pleasant Valley High School Reviews

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Awesome high school. One of the best times I had in my life and if I could I would recommend everyone to bring their child to PV. School is ranked high in academics and definitely in sports. Reigning boys and girls soccer, basketball champions and State Champions in football. Great school that cares about every single student and an awesome school culture that makes everyone feel like a true VIKING FAMILY! RIP Silva.
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I have been at Pleasant Valley for 4 years now and loved every moment of it. High school is what you make it and this school really pushes to get involved in everything you can. The teachers are very helpful with anything but just their subject. They are educated and know what they are teaching as well as effectively conveying the information. PV is a huge community and prides itself in being one instead of divided. There are huge crowds of parents and students at every sporting event cheering on the players. At PV we win together and lose together. This school really teaches a student how to be an adult and prepares them for the real world. There would be no where else I would of wanted to spend the last 4 years!
Pleasant Valley High is a fantastic school for any student. There are a wide variety of opportunities for each student to further their education and adequately prepare for college and their future goals. In my experience, I was able to explore several different possible careers paths to assess for my future plans, and was given the necessary tools and aid to do so. The school campus has a very positive energy with opportunities for athletes, and students pursuing the arts and music. There were also many active clubs available to students. I give this school such a high rating because of my own experience being such a memorable one. I received a lot to helpful information that helped me choose my career path today, and really set me up for success in a professional setting.