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
43%Chico
38%California

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.

Academics

Students/Teachers
Students1792
Teachers76.25
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

GradeProficiency
All38%
3n/a
4n/a
5n/a
6n/a
7n/a
8n/a
High School38%

Proficiency in languages by grade

GradeProficiency
All70%
3n/a
4n/a
5n/a
6n/a
7n/a
8n/a
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.

Pleasant Valley High race/ethnicity breakdown

RaceSchoolDistrictCaliforniaNational
White 68.8% 62.4% 24.1% 51.1%
Black 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%

Chico demographics profile

StatisticChicoCaliforniaNational
Population89,37739,512,223328,239,523
Population density (sq mi)2,68625691
Median age29.836.037.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)41%52%55%
Speak English85%56%79%
Speak Spanish9%29%13%

Education level achieved in Chico

IndexChicoCaliforniaNational
Completed 8th grade90.5%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school90.0%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college75.5%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree46.9%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors36.2%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters12.6%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree4.3%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.9%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.