Skip to Main Content
A
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B-
  6. Health & Safety
    B
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    B-
  9. Food
    C
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Van Nuys Senior High School is a highly rated, public school located in Van Nuys, CA. It has 2,712 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 23 to 1. According to state test scores, 41% of students are at least proficient in math and 67% in reading.

Van Nuys Senior High School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
67%
Percent Proficient - Math
41%
Average Graduation Rate
84%
Average SAT
1220
396 responses
Average ACT
28
87 responses
AP Enrollment
32%
Do You Work at Van Nuys Senior High School? Claim Your School Today!
Claim your free account to keep your school's data up-to-date and get insights on user activity for your profile.
Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    D
Median Household Income
$58,385
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,376
National
$949
Median Home Value
$599,700
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
56%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.36 responses
Poll
78%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.36 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 142 responses
Report
  • Club Day
    23%
  • Spirit Week
    14%
  • School plays
    11%
  • Talent show
    9%
  • Football Games
    8%
  • Dance competitions
    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
2,712
Free or Reduced Lunch
80%
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.49 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.49 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.49 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
23:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$88,947
Teachers in First/Second Year
10.4%
66%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.62 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.62 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.62 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$14,176/ year
National
$12,239
87%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.70 responses
37%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.70 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.70 responses
Schools like Van Nuys Senior High School
More

Van Nuys Senior High School Reviews

462 reviews
All Categories
Van Nuys High School is a great school to apply to if you are looking to explore new interests. Our school offers a wide variety of classes and opportunities that many other schools do not have. The school has four different magnets--residential, STEM, performing arts, and medical. Each magnet offers many great opportunities aimed toward each field. In addition, Van Nuys High School has many resources to help with studies. Some examples include after school tutoring done by upperclassmen and after school staff, and the college office which assists students in preparing for college. Our school also hosts many activities and has a countless number of clubs to join. Many students become involved in each club, while our student body always offers opportunities to become more involved with the school.
Start Your Review of Van Nuys Senior High School
Rate It!
I like Van Nuys Senior High School because there is a wide variety of enriching academic and social, art programs available for all students. The academic programs available fits the needs of the individual student. Prior to each semester, the provided counselor goes over their desired and necessary courses to ensure that they have the most befitting courses for each and every semester. There is a wide scope of AP programs available where every teacher is committed to making sure that every student has the knowledge and skill set available to pass the AP Exam in May. The school clubs range from being based on academic topics to being based on personal passions or hobbies. There is many concerts, dances, acting, and choir performaces as well which shows that Van Nuys High School sponsors the arts as well. Thus, Van Nuys High School fosters every student's capabilities via encouraging exchange of diverse voices and talents.
It has multiple AP classes, which is a huge advantage if your children are looking for being school competitive. The teachers do their job, few of them "go the extra mile" but the vast majority give an adequate amount of effort.
The environment is not always good, everyone is pretty much doing their own thing. If you are new, finding friends is relatively hard, yet you can find some if you try!