Valley Center High

Overview

Student Enrollment
1,154
Best High School in California
#365
 Rating 7 out of 10
Grades 9 to 12th grade
School District Valley Center-Pauma Unified
Type Public
 Phone (760)751-5502
 Location 31322 Cole Grade Rd.
Valley Center, CA 92082
Charter School No

Valley Center High has an academic rating somewhat above the average for California high schools based on its high test performance and average AP course participation. It is ranked 365th in the best public high schools in California.

Racial Demographics

The Valley Center High student body is predominantly Hispanic with a significant White population and has very high racial diversity.

Race Percent Students
White40.1%463
Black0.8%9
Hispanic44.9%518
Asian Pacific3.8%44
Native American Indian7.8%90
Hawaiian Pacific Inlander0.4%5
Two or more races2.2%25

Family Income

vs. other California high schools
Upper 32.4%

33.5% 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, Valley Center High students are largely upper-middle income and rank 412nd in California for high school student family income.

Enrollment by Grade

Grade Students
Freshman322
Sophomore310
Junior267
Senior255
Total1,154

Completions

State Standardized Test Performance

Proficient Students
51%
Rank in California
367th
Rating
7 out of 10

Students at Valley Center High scored an average 51% 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 30.4% of California high schools.

Test Proficiency By Gender

Gender Math Proficient Reading Proficient
Girls35% to 39%*60% to 64%*
Boys40% to 44%*60% to 64%*

State Test Proficiency by Subgroup

Subgroup Math Proficient Reading Proficient
American Indianless than 50%*less than 50%*
Asian & Pacific Islandersuppressed*suppressed*
Blacksuppressed*suppressed*
Hispanic20% to 24%*45% to 49%*
Multiracialsuppressed*suppressed*
White60% to 64%*85% to 89%*
With Disabilites20% or less*20% or less*
Limited English20% or less*20% or less*

*Indicates statistic has been anonymized to protect student privacy.

College Admission Test Scoring

Average SAT Score
1091

The average SAT score for Valley Center High students in 2016 was 1091.

College Admission Test Participation

Upperclassmen taking ACT or SAT
37%
Rank in California
297th
Rating
6 out of 10

191 out of 522 junior and senior of students took either the ACT or SAT test (37%). College admission testing participation is somewhat above the California median rate of 29% and in the top 31% for participation.

AP Course and Test Performance

AP Class Enrollment Rate
24%
AP Pass Rank in California
617th
AP Pass Rate Rating
3 out of 10

Valley Center High offers 9 AP courses. 24 percent of grade nine through twelve students are enrolled in at least one AP class. The AP participation rate is in the 62% percentile and slightly above the median AP enrollment rate for all California schools of 21%. Valley Center High had 188 taking AP exams with a 83 passing at least one exam. The AP pass rate is in the 32% percentile and somewhat below the California state median of 55 percent.

School State
AP Test Pass Rate 44% 55%
Students enrolled in an AP class 24% 21%
AP Math Enrollment Rate 8%
AP Science Enrollment Rate -2%
AP Other Enrollment Rate 23%
AP Courses Offered 9

Absenteeism Rate

School State
Overall Chronic Absenteeism Rate11%14%
Female Chronic Absenteeism Rate14%
Male Chronic Absenteeism Rate9%

Police Referral Rate

Group Percent Referrals
All Students0.9%10
Boys1.3%8
Girls0.3%2
California Median0%

Police Arrest Rate

Group Percent Arrests
All Students0.2%2
Boys0.3%2
Girls0%0

Expulsion Rate

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

In-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students0%0
Boys0%0
Girls0%0
California Median0.3%

Out-of-School Suspension Rate

Group Percent Suspensions
All Students0.9%10
Boys1.3%8
Girls0.3%2

Location

Valley Center High
31322 Cole Grade Rd.
Valley Center, CA
92082
(760)751-5502

8 out of 10 1

District

Valley Center-Pauma Unified
Valley Center, CA