Valley Center-Pauma Unified School District

28751 Cole Grade Rd.
Valley Center, CA 92082-6599
(District boundaries shown in map)
3/
10
Bottom 50%

Top Rankings

Valley Center-Pauma Unified School District ranks among the top 20% of public school district in California for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size
Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
For the 2024 school year, there are 8 public schools serving 3,809 students in Valley Center-Pauma Unified School District. This district's average testing ranking is 3/10, which is in the bottom 50% of public schools in California.
Public Schools in Valley Center-Pauma Unified School District have an average math proficiency score of 16% (versus the California public school average of 34%), and reading proficiency score of 34% (versus the 49% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 78% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the California public school average of 79% (majority Hispanic).

Overview

This School District
This State (CA)
# Schools
8 Schools
10,375 Schools
# Students
3,809 Students
5,876,295 Students
# Teachers
169 Teachers
267,757 Teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
23:1
23:1

District Rank

Valley Center-Pauma Unified School District, which is ranked #915 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 89% has decreased from 96% over five school years.
This School District
State Average (CA)
#897 out of 1200 school districts
(Bottom 50%)
This chart display the overall district rank of Valley Center-Pauma Unified  School District, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
16%
34%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Valley Center-Pauma 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.
34%
49%
This chart display the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Valley Center-Pauma 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.
89%
84%
This chart display public school graduation rate of Valley Center-Pauma Unified  School District and public school graduation rate of CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Students by Ethnicity:

0.58
0.63
# American Indian Students
334 Students
27,207 Students
% American Indian Students
9%
1%
# Asian Students
54 Students
696,628 Students
% Asian Students
1%
12%
# Hispanic Students
2,307 Students
3,281,568 Students
% Hispanic Students
61%
56%
# Black Students
17 Students
296,694 Students
% Black Students
n/a
5%
# White Students
850 Students
1,235,074 Students
% White Students
22%
21%
# Hawaiian Students
1 Student
24,653 Students
% Hawaiian Students
n/a
n/a
# Two or more races Students
246 Students
309,952 Students
% of Two or more races Students
7%
5%

Students by Grade:

# Students in PK Grade:
-
-
# Students in K Grade:
294
469,461
# Students in 1st Grade:
266
408,174
# Students in 2nd Grade:
270
421,021
# Students in 3rd Grade:
255
426,338
# Students in 4th Grade:
253
432,663
# Students in 5th Grade:
270
440,560
# Students in 6th Grade:
296
440,507
# Students in 7th Grade:
247
434,863
# Students in 8th Grade:
306
455,685
# Students in 9th Grade:
332
484,040
# Students in 10th Grade:
327
494,745
# Students in 11th Grade:
353
478,449
# Students in 12th Grade:
340
489,789
# Ungraded Students:
-
-

District Revenue and Spending

The revenue/student of $15,228 in this school district is less than the state median of $19,806. The school district revenue/student has grown by 16% over four school years.
The school district's spending/student of $13,094 is less than the state median of $18,241. The school district spending/student has grown by 7% over four school years.
This School District
This State (CA)
Total Revenue
$58 MM
$116,387 MM
This chart display total revenue of Valley Center-Pauma 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
$50 MM
$107,188 MM
This chart display total spending of Valley Center-Pauma 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
$15,228
$19,806
This chart display average revenue per public school student in Valley Center-Pauma Unified  School District and average revenue per public school student of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Spending / Student
$13,094
$18,241
This chart display average spending per public school student in Valley Center-Pauma Unified  School District and average spending per public school student of all school districts in CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Best Valley Center-Pauma Unified School District Public Schools (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
Valley Center High School
(Math: 24% | Reading: 60%)
Rank:
6/
10
Top 50%
31322 Cole Grade Rd.
Valley Center, CA 92082
(760) 751-5500
Grades: 9-12
| 1,228 students
Rank: #22.
Valley Center Prep
Alternative School
(Math: 20-29% | Reading: 40-49%)
Rank:
5/
10
Bottom 50%
28751-u Cole Grade Rd.
Valley Center, CA 92082
(760) 751-0455
Grades: K-12
| 118 students
Rank: #33.
Oak Glen High School
Alternative School
(Math: ≤20% | Reading: 40-59%)
Rank:
4/
10
Bottom 50%
14172 W. Oak Glen Rd.
Valley Center, CA 92082
(760) 751-0455
Grades: 9-12
| 63 students
Rank: #44.
Lilac
(Math: 21% | Reading: 32%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
30109 Lilac Rd.
Valley Center, CA 92082
(760) 751-1042
Grades: K-5
| 452 students
Rank: #55.
Valley Center Elementary School
(Math: 17% | Reading: 29%)
Rank:
3/
10
Bottom 50%
28751 Cole Grade Rd.
Valley Center, CA 92082
(760) 749-1631
Grades: 3-5
| 452 students
Rank: #66.
Valley Center Middle School
(Math: 11% | Reading: 31%)
Rank:
2/
10
Bottom 50%
28102 N. Lake Wohlford Rd.
Valley Center, CA 92082
(760) 751-4295
Grades: 6-8
| 791 students
Rank: #77.
Pauma Elementary School
(Math: ≤5% | Reading: 15-19%)
Rank:
1/
10
Bottom 50%
33158 Cole Grade Rd.
Pauma Valley, CA 92061
(760) 742-3741
Grades: K-8
| 234 students
Rank: n/an/a
Valley Center Primary
14249 Fruitvale Rd.
Valley Center, CA 92082
(760) 749-8282
Grades: K-2
| 471 students

Frequently Asked Questions

How many schools belong to Valley Center-Pauma Unified School District?
Valley Center-Pauma Unified School District manages 8 public schools serving 3,809 students.
What is the rank of Valley Center-Pauma Unified School District?
Valley Center-Pauma Unified School District is ranked #915 out of 1,167 school districts in California (bottom 50%) based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data for the 2020-2021 school year. This district ranks in the top 20% of California school districts for: Largest student body (number of students) (Top 1%)
What is the racial composition of students in Valley Center-Pauma Unified School District?
61% of Valley Center-Pauma Unified School District students are Hispanic, 22% of students are White, 9% of students are American Indian, 7% of students are Two or more races, and 1% of students are Asian.
What is the student/teacher ratio of Valley Center-Pauma Unified School District?
Valley Center-Pauma Unified School District has a student/teacher ratio of 23:1, which is higher than the California state average of 22:1.
What is Valley Center-Pauma Unified School District's spending/student ratio?
The school district's spending/student of $13,094 is less than the state median of $18,241. The school district spending/student has grown by 7% over four school years.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • District size: 8 schools
  • Grades: KG-12
  • Enrollment: 3,809 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 23:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 78%
  • : 89% (Top 50% in CA)
  • : Bottom 50%
  • : 16% (Btm 50%)
  • : 34% (Btm 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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