Golden Valley High

Overview

Student Enrollment
2,418
Best High School in California
#917
 Rating 2 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District Kern High
Type Public
 Phone (661)827-0800
 Location 801 Hosking Ave.
Bakersfield, CA 93307
Charter School No

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.

Racial Demographics

The Golden Valley High student body is mostly Hispanic with a small White population and has very low racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
White8.4%203
Black6.4%155
Hispanic80.5%1,947
Asian Pacific3%73
Native American Indian0.4%10
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0.2%5
Two or more races1%25

Family Income

vs. other California high schools
Lower 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

Grade Students
Freshman702
Sophomore588
Junior545
Senior583
Total2,418

Completions

State Standardized Test Performance

Proficient Students
33%
Rank in California
858th
Rating
3 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
Girls15% to 19%*45% to 49%*
Boys20% to 24%*45% to 49%*

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indiansuppressed*suppressed*
Asian & Pacific Islander20% or less*40% to 59%*
Black11% to 19%*40% to 49%*
Hispanic18%48%
Multiracialsuppressed*suppressed*
White20% to 29%*50% to 59%*
With Disabilites20% or less*20% or less*
Limited English10% or less*10% or less*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Scoring

Average SAT Score
965

The average SAT score for Golden Valley High students in 2016 was 965.

College Admission Test Participation

Upperclassmen taking ACT or SAT
18%
Rank in California
799th
Rating
1 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 Rate
10%
AP Pass Rank in California
236th
AP Pass Rate Rating
7 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.

School State
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

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate15%14%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate18%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate12%

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0
California Median0%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0

Expulsion Rate

Group Percent Expulsions
All Students0.5%11
Boys0.7%9
Girls0.2%2
California Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students6.3%154
Boys8.3%102
Girls4.3%52
California Median0.3%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students6.9%169
Boys9.7%119
Girls4.1%50

Location

Golden Valley High
801 Hosking Ave.
Bakersfield, CA
93307
(661)827-0800

3 out of 10 1

District

Kern High
Bakersfield, CA