Death Valley High Academy

Old State Highway 127
Shoshone, CA 92384
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
7/
10
Top 50%
Death Valley High Academy serves 12 students in grades 7-12.
Death Valley High Academy placed in the top 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 30%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is <50% (which is higher than the California state average of 39%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is <50% (which is equal to the California state average of 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 3:1 is lower than the California state level of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 50% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

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School Overview

Death Valley High Academy's student population of 12 students has declined by 29% over five school years.
The teacher population of 4 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 7-12
Total Students12 students
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Total Classroom Teachers4 teachers
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School Comparison

Death Valley High Academy is ranked within the top 50% of all 9,602 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
The diversity score of Death Valley High Academy is 0.62, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.64. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#3071 out of 9602 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
<50%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
<50%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio3:123:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
n/a
12%
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Hispanic
33%
54%
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Black
n/a
5%
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White
50%
23%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
Two or more races
17%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.620.64
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Graduation Rate
(11-12)
≥50%
86%
Eligible for Free Lunch
42%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
33%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameDeath Valley Unified School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Death Valley High Academy is Shoshone High (Continuation School) (0.0 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Pathways Middle School (alternative) (22.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Shoshone Elementary School (1.9 miles away)
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