Valhalla High


Student Enrollment
Best High School in California
 Rating 8 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District Grossmont Union High
Type Public
 Phone (619)593-5500
 Location 1725 Hillsdale Rd.
El Cajon, CA 92019
Charter School No

Valhalla High has an academic rating well above the average for California high schools based on its average test performance and average AP course participation. It is ranked 234th in the best public high schools in California.

Data Citation: Unless otherwise noted, all information on this page is retrieved or calculated from data reported to the the U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics Common Core of Data and Civil Rights Data Collection for the 2014/2015 school year.

Racial Demographics

The Valhalla High student body is primarily White with a sizeable Hispanic population and has medium racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
Asian Pacific4.1%88
Native American Indian0.4%8
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0.4%8
Two or more races7.4%157

Family Income

vs. other California high schools
Upper 24.3%

26.4% 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, Valhalla High students are largely upper-middle income and rank 309th in California for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students


State Standardized Test Performance

Proficient Students
Rank in California
6 out of 10

Students at Valhalla High scored an average 50% of students proficient for math and reading as tested by the California Department of Education. Performance is somewhat above the state high school median of 42% proficiency and places the school's test performance in the top 31.1% of California high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls40% to 44%*70% to 74%*
Boys30% to 34%*50% to 54%*

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indiansuppressed*suppressed*
Asian & Pacific Islander21% to 39%*60% to 79%*
Blackless than 50%*less than 50%*
Hispanic25% to 29%*60% to 64%*
Multiracial40% to 59%*60% to 79%*
White35% to 39%*60% to 64%*
With Disabilites10% or less*20% to 29%*
Limited English11% to 19%*11% to 19%*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Scoring

Average SAT Score

The average SAT score for Valhalla High students in 2016 was 1129.

College Admission Test Participation

Upperclassmen taking ACT or SAT
Rank in California
8 out of 10

534 out of 1,043 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (51%). College admission testing participation is well above the California median rate of 29% and in the top 15% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

AP Class Enrollment Rate
AP Pass Rank in California
AP Pass Rate Rating
7 out of 10

Valhalla High offers 13 AP courses. 26 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 67% percentile and somewhat above the median AP enrollment rate for all California schools of 21%. Valhalla High had 163 taking AP exams with a 124 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 76% 55%
Students enrolled in an AP class 26% 21%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 7%
AP Science Enrollment Rate 8%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 21%
AP Courses Offered 13

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate10%14%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate10%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate9%

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0%0
California Median0%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students0%0

Expulsion Rate

Group Percent Expulsions
All Students0%0
California Median0%

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students0.2%4
California Median0.3%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students0%0


Valhalla High
1725 Hillsdale Rd.
El Cajon, CA

9 out of 10 1


Grossmont Union High
La Mesa, CA