Van Nuys Senior High School

  • Van Nuys Senior High School serves 2,712 students in grades 9-12.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 39% (which is equal to the California state average of 39%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 66% (which is higher than the California state average of 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Van Nuys Senior High School placed in the top 30% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 20%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is equal to the California state level of 23:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 88% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 77%.

Top Placements

Van Nuys Senior High School places among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

School Overview

  • Van Nuys Senior High School's student population of 2,712 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 117 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Total Students2,712 students
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Total Classroom Teachers117 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Van Nuys Senior High School is ranked within the top 30% of all 9,602 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The school's student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has decreased from 24:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Van Nuys Senior High School is 0.54, 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 School Rank#2751 out of 9602 schools
(Top 30%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
39%
39%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
66%
50%
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Student : Teacher Ratio23:123:1
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American Indian
n/a
1%
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Asian
20%
12%
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Hispanic
64%
54%
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Black
4%
5%
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White
12%
23%
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Two or more races
n/a
4%
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All Ethnic Groups This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Van Nuys Senior High School. This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in CA.
Diversity Score0.540.64
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Graduation Rate
88%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
72%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
8%
7%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameLos Angeles Unified School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, CA Dept. of Education

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I went to VNHS for all four years. I was class of 2018. the teachers were great, I really love the diversity of the school. if I'm not wrong VNHS has one of the biggest diversity group in Los Angeles. VNHS is a magnet school, the magnets are math and science, performing arts, and medical. but we also had residents students. residents students are students that are not part of the magnet program. also, I was so happy that they had music ( vocal, instrument, band) available for every student. we even had an art class, cooking class, dance class, musical theater, tech crew, film, photography, and actors in action. for sports, we had tennis( boys and girls), basketball(boys and girls), volleyball(boys and girls), football, soccer(boys and girls), golf( boys and girls), water polo, swim team( boys and girls), baseball, softball, and cheer. the school also provides students with the Educare program, that program is an after school program that helps students with homework. at vnhs, we have a special program for those that need more help than others. as you can see, VNHS is a place where everybody can fit in somewhere.
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