Nevada Union High School

11761 Ridge Rd,

Grass Valley, CA, 95945-5025

Tel: (530)273-4431
Grades: 9-12

2,087 students

Nevada Union High School serves 2,087 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is higher than the CA average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 16% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 74%.
Nevada Union High School operates within the Nevada Joint Union High School District.

Overview

The student population of 2087 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 2,087 students
Nevada Union High School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 49% Male / 51%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 87 teachers
Nevada Union High School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Nevada Union 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 0.29 is less than the state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (CA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 24:1 22:1
Nevada Union High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
2%
1%
Nevada Union High School American Indian (1990-2012)
Asian
1%
11%
Nevada Union High School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
6%
52%
Nevada Union High School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
n/a
7%
Nevada Union High School Black (2001-2012)
White
84%
26%
Nevada Union High School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Nevada Union High School Sch Ethnicity Nevada Union 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.
0.29 0.64
Nevada Union 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.
17%
10%
Nevada Union High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1992-2012)
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
Nevada Union High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2011)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 3,472 students has grown by 4468% over five years.
School District Name Nevada Joint Union High School District
Number of Schools
Managed
8
4
Number of Students Managed 3,472 1,577
Nevada Joint Union High School District Number of Students Managed (1987-2012)
Graduation Rate n/a n/a
Nevada Joint Union High School District Graduation Rate (2003-2007)
District Total Revenue $44 MM $19 MM
Nevada Joint Union High School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $39 MM $18 MM
Nevada Joint Union High School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $582,053 $11,099
Nevada Joint Union High School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $513,934 $10,975
Nevada Joint 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

School Notes:

  • Nevada Union High School (NU) is located in the Sierra Nevada foothills northeast of California's capital, Sacramento. Situated between Nevada City and Grass Valley, the school serves those two incorporated cities and a large surrounding community that includes the areas of North San Juan (AKA Weed Town USA), Penn Valley, Rough and Ready, Lake Wildwood, and Alta Sierra. The Nevada Union High School district covers a huge geographic area with some students bussed in from as far as 55 miles away. Nevada Union High School opened in 1961. Nevada Union was named a California Distinguished School in 1997, and in 1998 was recognized as a National Blue Ribbon High School.
  • NUHS does not have an ethnically diverse student population, as 92.4% are Caucasian. It is, however, economically diverse with 6% of families qualifying for the Free and Reduced National School Lunch Program.
  • History: Nevada Union opened in 1961 to serve the needs of Nevada City, Grass Valley, and the surrounding communities. Prior to Nevada Union, there were separate high schools in Grass Valley and Nevada City that had a fierce rivalry.
  • Academics: In the 2005-2006 school year, 242 of 602 seniors (40%) took the SAT, with average scores of 554 Critical Reading (~65th Percentile), 559 Math (~63rd Percentile), and 548 Writing (~68th Percentile).
  • Student body: Students who attend Nevada Union are not only from Grass Valley and Nevada City, they also commute from North San Juan, Penn Valley, Rough and Ready, Ceder Ridge, Lake Wildwood, Oregon House, Little Town Of Washington, Brownsville, Colfax and Alta Sierra. The student population is predominantly saltine white with a hint of racial diversity.
  • Notable alumni: Joanna Newsom, Musician.
  • Chris Senn, Pro Skater.
  • Source: Wikipedia; it is used under the GNU Free Documentation License. You may redistribute it, verbatim or modified, providing that you comply with the terms of the GFDL

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Nu Technical High School (0 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Ncsos 3r Community Day (1.1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Margaret G. Scotten Elementary School (1.6 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Grass Valley Nu Technical High School
    Alternative School
    11761 Ridge Rd
    Grass Valley , CA , 95945
    (530)273-4431
    Alternative School
    0  mi  |  43  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Grass Valley Sierra Academy Of Expeditionary Learning
    Charter School
    11645 Ridge Rd
    Grass Valley , CA , 95945
    (530)273-3351
    Charter School
    0.1  mi  |  n/a  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Grass Valley William & Marian Ghidotti High School
    Alternative School
    250 Sierra College Dr
    Grass Valley , CA , 95945
    (530)274-5270
    Alternative School
    0.5  mi  |  176  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Grass Valley Bitney College Preparatory High School
    Charter School
    135 Joerschke Dr
    Grass Valley , CA , 95945
    (530)477-1235
    Charter School
    0.9  mi  |  76  students  |  Gr.  9-12
  • Nevada City Ncsos 3r Community Day
    Alternative School
    470 Searls Ave
    Nevada City , CA , 95959
    (530)478-6400
    Alternative School
    1.1  mi  |  5  students  |  Gr.  6-8

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