Golden Valley High
Best High School in California#917
|Rating||2 out of 10|
|Grades||9 to 12th grade|
|School District||Kern High|
|Location||801 Hosking Ave.
Bakersfield, CA 93307
Golden Valley High has an academic rating well below the average for California high schools based on its low test performance and low AP course participation. It is ranked 917th in the best public high schools in California.
The Golden Valley High student body is mostly Hispanic with a small White population and has very low racial diversity.
|Native American Indian||0.4%||10|
|Hawaiian Pacific Inlander||0.2%||5|
|Two or more races||1%||25|
vs. other California high schoolsLower 22.5%
68.2% 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, Golden Valley High students are largely lower income and rank 988th in California for high school student family income.
Enrollment by Grade
State Standardized Test Performance
Rank in California858th
Rating3 out of 10
Students at Golden Valley High scored an average 33% of students proficient for math and reading as tested by the California Department of Education. Performance is somewhat below the state high school median of 42% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the bottom 30.8% of California high schools.
Test Proficiency By Gender
|Gender||Math Proficient||Reading Proficient|
|Girls||15% to 19%*||45% to 49%*|
|Boys||20% to 24%*||45% to 49%*|
State Test Proficiency by Subgroup
|Subgroup||Math Proficient||Reading Proficient|
|Asian & Pacific Islander||20% or less*||40% to 59%*|
|Black||11% to 19%*||40% to 49%*|
|White||20% to 29%*||50% to 59%*|
|With Disabilites||20% or less*||20% or less*|
|Limited English||10% or less*||10% or less*|
*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.
College Admission Test Scoring
Average SAT Score965
The average SAT score for Golden Valley High students in 2016 was 965.
College Admission Test Participation
Upperclassmen taking ACT or SAT18%
Rank in California799th
Rating1 out of 10
198 out of 1,128 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (18%). College admission testing participation is well below the California median rate of 29% and in the bottom 18% for participation.
AP Course and Test Performance
AP Class Enrollment Rate10%
AP Pass Rank in California236th
AP Pass Rate Rating7 out of 10
Golden Valley High offers 7 AP courses. 10 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 7% percentile and significantly lower than the median AP enrollment rate for all California schools of 21%. Golden Valley High had 190 taking AP exams with a 141 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 74% percentile and somewhat above the California state median of 55 percent.
|AP Test Pass Rate||74%||55%|
|Students enrolled in an AP class||10%||21%|
|AP Math Enrollment Rate||3%|
|AP Science Enrollment Rate||-1%|
|AP Other Enrollment Rate||9%|
|AP Courses Offered||7|
|Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate||15%||14%|
|Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate||18%|
|Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate||12%|
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Golden Valley High
801 Hosking Ave.