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Overall Niche Grade
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  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+
Vanden High School is a highly rated, public school located in Fairfield, CA. It has 1,678 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 25 to 1. According to state test scores, 33% of students are at least proficient in math and 77% in reading.
Address
2951 Markeley Ln.
Fairfield, CA 94533
Telephone
(707) 437-7333
Website
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Vanden High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
77%
Percent Proficient - Math
33%
Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1140
244 responses
Average ACT
27
45 responses
AP Enrollment
19%
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Living in the Area
B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    D-
  2. Good for Families
    C+
  3. Housing
    D
Median Household Income
$72,950
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,407
National
$949
Median Home Value
$342,000
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
84%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.38 responses
Poll
76%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.38 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 153 responses
Report
  • Dodgeball Tournament
    16%
  • Football games
    15%
  • Prom
    13%
  • Powder Puff
    12%
  • Rallies in the gym (open and empty campus)
    12%
  • Bump Set Spike Volleyball games
    9%
  • Sober Grad Night
    7%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,678
Free or Reduced Lunch
23%
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.50 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.50 responses
84%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.50 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
25:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$81,138
Teachers in First/Second Year
3.8%
58%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.60 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.60 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.60 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$10,281/ year
National
$12,239
77%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.70 responses
33%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.70 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.70 responses
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As soon as I enter Vanden, I'm greeted with, "Hey! How's it going?" Not only are the students kind, but the faculty work as hard as they can to educate their classes accordingly. Though Vanden places emphasis on education, the wellbeing of each student is a main priority. I always felt like my health was important and prioritizing it only further benefitted my academics. In addition to great academics, the sports and extracurriculars are diverse. Vanden is home to programs that bring students together and strengthens their camaraderie. Swim and tennis has improved my skills within each sport, but also formed close relationships with other teammates I wouldn't have interacted with before. I could continue to list all the wonderful aspects of my experience with Vanden High School, but it would only exceed the character limit. In short, Vanden has given me opportunities to pursue my studies in preparation for my bright future along with building the confidence within myself to do so.
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Vanden High School is definitely the best high school in the area! The school's culture is very accepting of everyone, and strives to increase and support diversity. Students are held to higher expectations in order to guarantee their preparation for college. The only real issues with this school is that not enough funds are dispersed to the fine arts, causing the teachers to often be forced to supplement the supplies themselves. The major clubs at the school tend to be clique-y as well, which can be irritating when it comes to school functions such as rallies, or for school spiritwear or even the yearbooks themselves. However, these issues are no more of a nuisance than they are at any other school.
Vanden High School is a well academically driven school. They excel in academics, sports, and diversity. The most important thing I found at Vanden was the friendly teachers, staff, and students that made me feel wanted. My Freshmen and Sophomore year I went to a different high school and the teachers at that school had a way of making me feel stupid among my peers if I didn't know an answer to a question or in other situations. Everyone there had labels plastered on their foreheads with "smart" or "Stupid." And if you were the "stupid" you were looked down upon. At Vanden everyone was "smart" and had potential. Another huge plus is Vanden offers on campus therapy for students who need it! This was huge for me when I didn't have health insurance. I was able to get the mental health services I needed for no cost.