Surprise Valley High School

470 Lincoln St.
Cedarville, CA 96104
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rank
7/
10
Top 50%
Surprise Valley High School serves 25 students in grades 8-12.
Surprise Valley High School 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 6:1 is lower than the California state level of 23:1.
Minority enrollment is 44% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the California state average of 77% (majority Hispanic).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

Surprise Valley High School's student population of 25 students has declined by 46% over five school years.
The teacher population of 4 teachers has declined by 20% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 8-12
Total Students25 students
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Total Classroom Teachers4 teachers
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School Comparison

Surprise Valley High School 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 Surprise Valley High School is 0.60, 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 Ratio6:123:1
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American Indian
12%
1%
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Asian
n/a
12%
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Hispanic
28%
54%
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Black
n/a
5%
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White
56%
23%
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Hawaiian
n/a
1%
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Two or more races
4%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.600.64
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Graduation Rate
(16-17)
≥50%
83%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
56%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
22%
9%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameSurprise Valley Joint Unified School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school to Surprise Valley High School is High Desert Community Day (18.8 miles away)
The nearest middle school and elementary school is Surprise Valley Elementary School (0.5 miles away)
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  • School (Math and Reading Proficiency) Location Miles Grades Students
  • Cedarville Surprise Valley Elementary School Math: 40-49% | Reading: 60-69%
    Rank
    8/
    10
    Top 30%
    Grades: K-7 | 83 students
    0.5 miles
    790 High St.
    Cedarville, CA 96104
    (530) 279-6161
    0.5 K-7 83
  • Alturas High Desert Community Day Alternative School
    Math: <50% | Reading: <50%
    Rank
    7/
    10
    Top 50%
    Grades: 6-10 | 6 students
    18.8 miles
    802 N. E. St.
    Alturas, CA 96101
    (530) 233-7201
    18.8 6-10 6
  • Alturas Warner High School Alternative School
    Grades: 9-12 | 4 students
    18.8 miles
    802 N. E. St.
    Alturas, CA 96101
    (530) 233-7201
    18.8 9-12 4
  • Alturas Modoc High School Math: 20-29% | Reading: 50-59%
    Rank
    5/
    10
    Bottom 50%
    Grades: 9-12 | 252 students
    18.9 miles
    900 N. Main St.
    Alturas, CA 96101
    (530) 233-7201
    18.9 9-12 252
  • Alturas Modoc County Rop Vocational School
    Grades: 9-12
    19.1 miles
    139 Henderson St.
    Alturas, CA 96101
    (530) 233-7102
    19.1 9-12 n/a

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