Pinole Valley High School

  • Pinole Valley High School serves 1,164 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 24% (which is lower than the California state average of 38%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 51% (which is higher than the California state average of 48%) for the 2016-17 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is higher than the California state level of 23:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 84% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 76%.

Top Placements

Pinole Valley High School places among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

School Overview

  • Pinole Valley High School's student population of 1,164 students has declined by 7% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 49 teachers has declined by 14% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students1,164 students
This chart display total students of Pinole Valley High School by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Gender %This chart display gender of Pinole Valley High School
Total Classroom Teachers49 teachers
This chart display the total teachers of Pinole Valley High School by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Students by GradeThis chart display the students of Pinole Valley High School by grade.

School Comparison

  • Pinole Valley High School's student:teacher ratio of 24:1 has increased from 22:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Pinole Valley High School is 0.71, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.41. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (CA)
Overall School Rank#6257 out of 9,595 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
24%
38%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of Pinole Valley High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Math of public schools in California by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
51%
48%
This chart display the percentage of students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of Pinole Valley High School and the percentage of public school students that scored at or above 'proficient' levels in Reading/Language Arts of California by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio24:123:1
This chart display the student teacher ratio of Pinole Valley High School and the public school average student teacher ratio of California by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
American Indian
n/a
1%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian students in Pinole Valley High School and percentage of American Indian public school students in California by year, with the latest 2005-06 school year data.
Asian
23%
11%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Pinole Valley High School and the percentage of Asian public school students in California by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Hispanic
45%
54%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Pinole Valley High School and the percentage of Hispanic public school students in California by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Black
14%
6%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Pinole Valley High School and the percentage of Black public school students in California by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
White
16%
24%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Pinole Valley High School and the percentage of White public school students in California by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Hawaiian
n/an/a
This chart display the percentage of Hawaiian students in Pinole Valley High School and the percentage of Hawaiian public school students in California by year, with the latest 2013-14 school year data.
Two or more races
2%
4%
This chart display the percentage of students of two or more races in Pinole Valley High School and the percentage of public school students of two or more races in California by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Pinole Valley High School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CA.
Diversity Score0.710.41
This chart display the diversity score of Pinole Valley High School and the public school average diversity score of California by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Graduation Rate
88%
83%
This chart display graduation rate of Pinole Valley High School and public school graduation rate of California by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Free Lunch
48%
49%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for free lunch in Pinole Valley High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for free lunch in California by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
Eligible for Reduced Lunch
10%
9%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Pinole Valley High School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in California by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameWest Contra Costa Unified School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

Show me:

School Reviews

Review Pinole Valley High School. Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities

I am a:

Name or Alias:

Your review:

Rate this school:
Recent Articles
Childhood experiences shape who we become as adults, for good and bad. The new Surgeon General of California is pushing for childhood trauma screening in students in the hopes of resolving some of the issues that might later lead to the development of physical and mental health problems.
Millions of people struggle with mental health issues on a daily basis, but no one wants to think that these issues might affect children. As a parent, it is your responsibility to know what your child needs and to provide it. This includes identifying problem behaviors and seeking treatment when your child needs help.
Students all over the nation go hungry every day not because their schools don’t offer lunch, but because they refuse them to children with outstanding debts. Read on to learn about the horror that is lunch shaming and what can be done about it.