Golden Valley Unified School District

37479 Ave. 12
Madera, CA 93636-8726
(District boundaries shown in map)
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%
For the 2024 school year, there are 10 public schools serving 2,311 students in Golden Valley Unified School District. This district's average testing ranking is 7/10, which is in the top 50% of public schools in California.
Public Schools in Golden Valley Unified School District have an average math proficiency score of 39% (versus the California public school average of 34%), and reading proficiency score of 55% (versus the 49% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 58% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the California public school average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
This State (CA)
# Schools
10 Schools
10,375 Schools
# Students
2,311 Students
5,876,295 Students
# Teachers
107 Teachers
267,757 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
22:1
22:1

District Rank

Golden Valley Unified School District, which is ranked #399 of all 1,167 school districts in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-2021 school year.
The school district's graduation rate of 85-89% has decreased from 90-94% over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School District
State Average (CA)
Overall District Rank
#394 out of 1200 school districts
(Top 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Golden Valley Unified  School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
38%
34%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Golden Valley Unified  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
55%
49%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Golden Valley Unified  School District and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Graduation Rate
85-89%
84%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Golden Valley Unified  School District and public school graduation rate of CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

Diversity Score
0.60
0.63
# American Indian Students
18 Students
27,207 Students
% American Indian Students
1%
1%
# Asian Students
113 Students
696,628 Students
% Asian Students
5%
12%
# Hispanic Students
1,110 Students
3,281,568 Students
% Hispanic Students
48%
56%
# Black Students
29 Students
296,694 Students
% Black Students
1%
5%
# White Students
969 Students
1,235,074 Students
% White Students
42%
21%
# Hawaiian Students
1 Student
24,653 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
71 Students
309,952 Students
% of Two or more races Students
3%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
-
# Students in K Grade:
241
469,461
# Students in 1st Grade:
164
408,174
# Students in 2nd Grade:
178
421,021
# Students in 3rd Grade:
175
426,338
# Students in 4th Grade:
189
432,663
# Students in 5th Grade:
147
440,560
# Students in 6th Grade:
167
440,507
# Students in 7th Grade:
160
434,863
# Students in 8th Grade:
207
455,685
# Students in 9th Grade:
183
484,040
# Students in 10th Grade:
171
494,745
# Students in 11th Grade:
166
478,449
# Students in 12th Grade:
163
489,789
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $14,409 in this school district is less than the state median of $19,806. The school district revenue/student has declined by 19% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $24,072 is higher than the state median of $18,241. The school district spending/student has grown by 39% over four school years.
This School District
This State (CA)
Total Revenue
$33 MM
$116,387 MM
This chart display total revenue of Golden Valley Unified  School District and median value from total revenues of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending
$56 MM
$107,188 MM
This chart display total spending of Golden Valley Unified  School District and median value from total spendings of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Revenue / Student
$14,409
$19,806
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Golden Valley Unified  School District and median value from average revenue per public school student of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$24,072
$18,241
This chart display average spending per public school student in Golden Valley Unified  School District and median value from average spending per public school student of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Golden Valley Unified School District Public Schools (2024)

School (Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Freedom Home
Alternative School
Math: 50-54% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
16362 Paula Rd.
Madera, CA 93636
(559) 645-3590
Grades: K-12
| 76 students
Rank: #22.
Webster Elementary School
Math: 41% | Reading: 56%
Rank:
7/
10
Top 50%
36477 Ruth Ave.
Madera, CA 93636
(559) 645-3540
Grades: K-6
| 563 students
Rank: #33.
Ranchos Middle School
Math: 35% | Reading: 57%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
12455 Rd. 35 1/2
Madera, CA 93636
(559) 645-3550
Grades: 7-8
| 357 students
Rank: #44.
Sierra View Elementary School
Math: 44% | Reading: 51%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
16436 Paula Rd.
Madera, CA 93636
(559) 645-3560
Grades: K-6
| 354 students
Rank: #55.
Liberty High School
Math: 25-29% | Reading: 55-59%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
12220 Rd. 36
Madera, CA 93636
(559) 645-3500
Grades: 9-12
| 599 students
Rank: #66.
Independence Continuation High School
Alternative School
Math: <50% | Reading: 21-39%
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
12150 Rd. 36
Madera, CA 93636
(559) 645-3580
Grades: 9-12
| 37 students
Rank: n/an/a
Centennial Independent Study
Alternative School
12150 Rd. 36
Madera, CA 93636
(559) 645-3580
Grades: 1-12
| 19 students
Rank: n/an/a
Lincoln Community Day
Alternative School
12150 Rd. 36
Madera, CA 93636
(559) 645-3580
Grades: 7-12
| 1 students
Rank: n/an/a
760 Market Ave.
Madera, CA 93636
(559) 645-3530
Grades: K-6
| 296 students
Rank: n/an/a
9300 Valley Children's Pl. Ste
Madera, CA 93636
(559) 645-3580
Grades: K-12
| 9 students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Golden Valley Unified School District?
Golden Valley Unified School District manages 10 public schools serving 2,311 students.
What is the rank of Golden Valley Unified School District?
Golden Valley Unified School District is ranked #399 out of 1,167 school districts in California (top 50%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2020-2021 school year.
What is the racial composition of students in Golden Valley Unified School District?
48% of Golden Valley Unified School District students are Hispanic, 42% of students are White, 5% of students are Asian, 3% of students are Two or more races, 1% of students are American Indian, and 1% of students are Black.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Golden Valley Unified School District?
Golden Valley Unified School District has a student/teacher ratio of 22:1, which is equal to the California state average of 22:1.
What is Golden Valley Unified School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $24,072 is higher than the state median of $18,241. The school district spending/student has grown by 39% over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 10 schools
  • Grades: KG-12
  • Enrollment: 2,311 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 22:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 58%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 85-89% (Btm 50% in CA)
  • Overall District Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 38% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 55% (Top 30%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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