PROFICIENCY 37% 3% lower than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
44%Anderson Union High

West Valley High is a school servicing grades 9 to 12 and is located in the district of "Anderson Union High" in Cottonwood, CA. There are a total of 882 students and 38 teachers at West Valley High, for a student to teacher ratio of 24 to 1. There are a total of 283 free lunch students and 58 reduced lunch students.

West Valley High has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 37.0%, which is 3% lower than the California average.


Student/Teacher ratio24:1
Free lunch283
Reduced lunch58


Advanced Placement
AP enrollment198
Taking some courses198
Taking some courses (not tests)0
Passing some courses150
Passing no courses41

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 West Valley High, there are a total of 198 students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with 198 taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

High School20-24%

Proficiency in languages by grade

High School50-54%

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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West Valley High race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 76.1% 71.0% 24.1% 51.1%
African American 0.4% 1.4% 6.2% 15.9%
Asian 1.4% 1.7% 11.1% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 13.5% 15.8% 54.1% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 4.3% 6.4% 0.7% 1.2%
Hawaiian 0.4% 0.4% 0.8% 0.4%
Multiracial 3.9% 3.3% 3.1% 3.1%

Other schools nearby

Happy Valley Elementary37%3.5Anderson, CA
North Cottonwood32%4.6Cottonwood, CA
Evergreen Middle School43%4.6Cottonwood, CA
Evergreen Elementary38%4.8Cottonwood, CA
West Cottonwood Junior High36%5.9Cottonwood, CA
Happy Valley Primary37%6.1Anderson, CA
Anderson High30%6.1Anderson, CA
Anderson Middle School20%6.1Anderson, CA
Anderson Heights Elementary23%6.4Anderson, CA
Northern Summit Academy18%6.4Cottonwood, CA
Cottonwood Creek Charter60%6.5Cottonwood, CA
Anderson New Technology High65%6.7Anderson, CA

Cottonwood demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)1,59423291
Median age34.836.037.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)53%52%55%
Speak English92%56%79%
Speak Spanish5%29%13%

Education level achieved in Cottonwood

Completed 8th grade83.2%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school82.2%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college55.4%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree20.2%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors7.3%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters2.3%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree0.8%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate0.0%1.6%1.3%
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