PROFICIENCY 54% 42% higher than state average
School Rankings
  • Ranked #4 of 29 in Chico Unified
  • Ranked #4 of 30 in Chico
  • Ranked #1831 of 10298 in California
Proficiency Averages
43%Chico Unified

Pleasant Valley High is a school servicing grades 9 to 12 and is located in the district of "Chico Unified" in Chico, CA. There are a total of 1,792 students and 76 teachers at Pleasant Valley High, for a student to teacher ratio of 24 to 1. There are a total of 481 free lunch students and 92 reduced lunch students.

Pleasant Valley High has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 54.0%, which is 42% higher than the California average.


Student/Teacher ratio24:1
Free lunch481
Reduced lunch92


Advanced Placement
AP enrollment311
Taking some courses200
Taking some courses (not tests)113
Passing some courses159
Passing no courses35

Advanced placement (AP) is a program that offers high school students the ability to take college level courses and exams. These programs were created to be at the same level of most first year university courses. If the students were successful in the AP programs, they could potentially receive advanced placement, credit or exemptions when they go on to university. At Pleasant Valley High, there are a total of 311 students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with 200 taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

High School38%

Proficiency in languages by grade

High School70%

The proficiency in math and languages tables represent the percentage of students that scored at or above the proficiency level on their standardized state assessment tests. Although these tests are standardized within each state, the tests may vary from state to state. Comparing the results of one state to another may not always be an accurate or fair comparison.

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Pleasant Valley High race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 68.8% 62.4% 24.1% 51.1%
African American 2.0% 3.2% 6.2% 15.9%
Asian 7.5% 6.2% 11.1% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 18.5% 22.5% 54.1% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 1.2% 1.7% 0.7% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.5% 0.6% 0.8% 0.4%
Multiracial 1.5% 3.5% 3.1% 3.1%

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Chico demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)4923291
Median age61.136.037.7
Male/Female ratio1.1:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)67%52%55%
Speak English96%56%79%
Speak Spanish4%29%13%

Education level achieved in Chico

Completed 8th grade94.8%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school94.8%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college78.8%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree48.7%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors35.9%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters29.5%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree7.2%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate7.2%1.6%1.3%
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Source: The Pleasant Valley High data displayed above is derived from the 2016 National Center for Education Statistics and from the U.S. Department of Education.
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