Golden Valley High School

Golden Valley High School serves 2,146 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is higher than the CA average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 82% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 74%.
Golden Valley High School operates within the Merced Union High School District.

Overview

The student population of 2146 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 2,146 students
Golden Valley High School Total Students (1995-2012)
Gender % 50% Male / 50%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 90 teachers
Golden Valley High School Total Classroom Teachers (1995-2012)
Students by Grade Golden Valley High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 has decreased from : over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.65 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 24:1 22:1
Golden Valley High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1995-2012)
American Indian
n/a
1%
Asian
16%
11%
Golden Valley High School Asian (1995-2012)
Hispanic
54%
52%
Golden Valley High School Hispanic (1995-2012)
Black
5%
7%
Golden Valley High School Black (1995-2012)
White
18%
26%
Golden Valley High School White (1995-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Golden Valley High School Sch Ethnicity Golden Valley 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.
0.65 1.15
Golden Valley High School Diversity Score (1995-2012)
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 Valley High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1995-2011)
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 Valley High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2011)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 10,291 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
School District Name Merced Union High School District
Number of Schools
Managed
8
4
Number of Students Managed 10,291 1,595
Merced Union High School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
Graduation Rate n/a n/a
Merced Union High School District Graduation Rate (2003-2005)
District Total Revenue $106 MM n/a
Merced Union High School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $108 MM n/a
Merced Union High School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $9,998 $0
Merced Union High School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $10,206 $0
Merced Union High 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 Independence High (alternative) (1.7 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Weaver Middle School (0.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Pioneer Elementary School (0.9 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Merced Weaver Middle School
    3076 East Childs Ave
    Merced , CA , 95341
    (209)723-2174
    0.9  mi  |  767  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Merced Pioneer Elementary School
    2950 Gerard Ave
    Merced , CA , 95340
    (209)725-7111
    0.9  mi  |  925  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Merced Charles Wright Elementary School
    900 East 20th St
    Merced , CA , 95340
    (209)385-6615
    1  mi  |  528  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Merced Ada Givens Elementary School
    2900 Green St
    Merced , CA , 95340
    (209)385-6610
    1.2  mi  |  460  students  |  Gr.  KG-5
  • Merced Herbert Hoover Middle School
    800 East 26th St
    Merced , CA , 95340
    (209)385-6631
    1.4  mi  |  904  students  |  Gr.  6-8

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