6535 Cedros Ave.
Van Nuys, CA 91411
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
6/
10
Top 50%
Van Nuys Senior High School serves 2,582 students in grades 9-12.
Van Nuys Senior High School placed in the top 50% of all schools in California for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 50%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 35% (which is lower than the California state average of 40%) for the 2018-19 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 58% (which is higher than the California state average of 51%) for the 2018-19 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is equal to the California state level of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 87% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is higher than the California state average of 78% (majority Hispanic).

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 2,582 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 22:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 87%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 85% (Top 50% in CA)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 35% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 58% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

School Overview

Van Nuys Senior High School's student population of 2,582 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 119 teachers has grown by 7% over five school years.
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Total Students
2,582 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
119 teachers
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School Rankings

Van Nuys Senior High School is ranked within the top 50% of all 9,659 schools in California (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2018-19 school year.
The diversity score of Van Nuys Senior High School is 0.53, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2020-2021 School Year Data
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State Level (CA)
Overall Testing Rank
#3922 out of 9659 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
35%
40%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
58%
51%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
22:1
22:1
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American Indian
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Asian
16%
12%
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Hispanic
66%
56%
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Black
4%
5%
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White
13%
22%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
1%
5%
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All Ethnic Groups
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Diversity Score
0.53
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Graduation Rate
85%
84%
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Eligible for Free Lunch
80%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
6%
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Source: 2020-2021 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

School Reviews

5   8/12/2019
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.
- Posted by Student/Alumni - mya st.julian

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Students: 2,582 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 22:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 87%
  • Graduation Rate
    : 85% (Top 50%)
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 35% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 58% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), CA Dept. of Education

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