Amador Valley High


Student Enrollment
Best High School in California
 Rating 10 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District Pleasanton Unified
Type Public
 Phone (925)461-6100
 Location 1155 Santa Rita Rd.
Pleasanton, CA 94566
Charter School No

Amador Valley High has an academic rating significantly above the average for California high schools based on its high test performance and high AP course participation. It is ranked 16th in the best public high schools in California.



The Amador Valley High student body is mainly White with a significant Asian Pacific population and has high racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
Asian Pacific33.4%873
Native American Indian0.5%12
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0.2%4
Two or more races1.9%49

Family Income

vs. other California high schools
Upper 3.1%

3.8% percent of the school's students are eligible for free lunch under the National School Lunch Program compared to the California high school median of 48.5%. By this measure, Amador Valley High students are largely wealthy and rank 38th in California for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students


State Standardized Test Performance

10 out of 10

Rank: 18th in California

Students at Amador Valley High scored an average 86% of students proficient for math and reading as tested by the California Department of Education. Performance is significantly above the state high school median of 42% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the top 2.3% of California high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Boys75% to 79%*90% to 94%*

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indiansuppressed*suppressed*
Asian & Pacific Islander90% to 94%*95% or more*
Black50% or more*50% or more*
Hispanic40% to 49%*70% to 79%*
Multiracial50% or more*50% or more*
With Disabilites20% or less*40% to 49%*
Limited Englishless than 50%*less than 50%*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Scoring

Average SAT Score

The average SAT score for Amador Valley High students in 2016 was 1295.

College Admission Test Participation

8 out of 10

Rank: 123rd in California

700 out of 1,299 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (54%). College admission testing participation is well above the California median rate of 29% and in the top 14% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

10 out of 10

Rank: 44th in California

Amador Valley High offers 21 AP courses. 35 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 89% percentile and well above the median AP enrollment rate for all California schools of 21%. Amador Valley High had 866 taking AP exams with a 782 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 95% percentile and significantly above the state median of 55 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 90% 55%
Students enrolled in an AP class 35% 21%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 15%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 13%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 31%
AP Courses Offered 21

Learning Environment

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate13%14%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate14%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate12%

Safety and Discipline

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0.5%12
California Median0%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students0.2%4

Expulsion Rate

Group Percent Expulsions
All Students0%0
California Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students2.2%57
California Median0.3%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students1.7%44


Amador Valley High
1155 Santa Rita Rd.
Pleasanton, CA

10 out of 10 1


Pleasanton Unified
Pleasanton, CA