Golden Sierra High School

5101 Garden Valley Rd,

Garden Valley, CA, 95633-0175

Tel: (530)333-8330
Grades: 9-12

523 students

Golden Sierra High School serves 523 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is lower than the CA average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 13% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 74%.
Golden Sierra High School operates within the Black Oak Mine Unified School District.

Overview

The student population of 523 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 523 students
Golden Sierra High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 46% Male / 54%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 26 teachers
Golden Sierra High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Golden Sierra High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has decreased from : over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.24 is less than the state average of 1.15. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (CA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 20:1 22:1
Golden Sierra High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
2%
1%
Golden Sierra High School American Indian (1988-2012)
Asian
1%
11%
Golden Sierra High School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
6%
52%
Golden Sierra High School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
n/a
7%
Golden Sierra High School Black (1989-2012)
White
87%
26%
Golden Sierra High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Golden Sierra High School Sch Ethnicity Golden Sierra High School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.24 1.15
Golden Sierra High School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
n/a
10%
Golden Sierra High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1992-2011)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
n/a
n/a
Golden Sierra High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2011)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 1,698 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Black Oak Mine Unified School District
Number of Schools
Managed
6
4
Number of Students Managed 1,698 1,595
Black Oak Mine Unified School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate n/a n/a
Black Oak Mine Unified School District Graduation Rate (2003-2008)
District Total Revenue $18 MM n/a
Black Oak Mine Unified School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $22 MM n/a
Black Oak Mine Unified School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $10,160 $0
Black Oak Mine Unified School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $12,638 $0
Black Oak Mine Unified School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is American River Charter (0.1 miles away).
The nearest middle school is American River Charter (0.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Sutters Mill Primary (6.7 miles away)
 All Schools  |High Schools High Schools  |Middle Schools Middle Schools  |Elementary Elementary  |Pre-K Pre-K  |Private Schools Private Schools 
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Garden Valley American River Charter
    Charter School
    5065 Garden Valley Rd
    Garden Valley , CA , 95633
    (530)333-8340
    Charter School
    0.1  mi  |  168  students  |  Gr.  KG-12
  • Georgetown Georgetown Elementary School
    6530 Wentworth Springs Rd
    Georgetown , CA , 95634
    (530)333-8320
    4.7  mi  |  391  students  |  Gr.  KG-8
  • Georgetown Divide High School
    Alternative School
    6620 Wentworth Springs Rd
    Georgetown , CA , 95634
    (530)333-8315
    Alternative School
    4.8  mi  |  22  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Placerville Gold Trail Middle School
    889 Cold Springs Rd
    Placerville , CA , 95667
    (530)626-2595
    5.6  mi  |  287  students  |  Gr.  4-8
  • Placerville Sutters Mill Primary
    4801 Luneman Rd
    Placerville , CA , 95667
    (530)626-2591
    6.7  mi  |  256  students  |  Gr.  KG-3

School Reviews

Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Email: (we will not reveal your email)

Your review:

Would you recommend this school?

Add School Reviews - Recommended Yes     Add School Reviews - Not Recommended No

Area Statistics

Recent Public School Articles
Parent-Teacher Conferences: Parents’ How-To Guide
Parent-Teacher Conferences: Parents’ How-To Guide
Communicating early and often with your child’s teacher is an important aspect of ensuring your child has the best possible education. Yet, sometimes parent-teacher conferences can be stressful for a variety of factors. In this article we provide a how-to guide for making the most out of your parent-teacher conference experience.
The Parents’ Guide to Common Core
The Common Core State Standards were developed as a means to prepare K-12 students for success in college or the workforce upon graduation from high school. Since their inception, they have been adopted by 43 states. While much support has been given for the standards, many criticisms have emerged as well.
White Students are Now the Minority in U.S. Public Schools
Increasing birth rates among immigrant families from Asia and Central and South America, combined with lower birth rates among white families, means that for the first time in history, public school students in the United States are majority-minority. This shift in demographics poses difficulties for schools as they work to accommodate children of varying language abilities and socio-economic backgrounds.
Related School Videos
h 'h'

h
h

h 'h'

h
h

h 'h'

h
h

View more school videos

Did You Know?
El Dorado County, CA public schools have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.42, which is lower than the California average of 1.15. The most diverse school district in El Dorado County is Black Oak Mine Unified School District. Read more about public school diversity statistics in California or national school diversity statistics.