Best High School in California#234
|Rating||8 out of 10|
|Grades||9 to 12th grade|
|School District||Grossmont Union High|
|Location||1725 Hillsdale Rd.
El Cajon, CA 92019
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.
The Valhalla High student body is primarily White with a sizeable Hispanic population and has medium racial diversity.
|Native American Indian||0.4%||8|
|Hawaiian Pacific Inlander||0.4%||8|
|Two or more races||7.4%||157|
vs. other California high schoolsUpper 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
State Standardized Test Performance
Rank in California386th
Rating6 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|
|Girls||40% to 44%*||70% to 74%*|
|Boys||30% to 34%*||50% to 54%*|
State Test Proficiency by Subgroup
|Subgroup||Math Proficient||Reading Proficient|
|Asian & Pacific Islander||21% to 39%*||60% to 79%*|
|Black||less than 50%*||less than 50%*|
|Hispanic||25% to 29%*||60% to 64%*|
|Multiracial||40% to 59%*||60% to 79%*|
|White||35% to 39%*||60% to 64%*|
|With Disabilites||10% or less*||20% to 29%*|
|Limited English||11% to 19%*||11% to 19%*|
*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.
College Admission Test Scoring
Average SAT Score1129
The average SAT score for Valhalla High students in 2016 was 1129.
College Admission Test Participation
Upperclassmen taking ACT or SAT51%
Rank in California139th
Rating8 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 Rate26%
AP Pass Rank in California235th
AP Pass Rate Rating7 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.
|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|
|Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate||10%||14%|
|Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate||10%|
|Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate||9%|
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1725 Hillsdale Rd.
El Cajon, CA
Grossmont Union High
La Mesa, CA