PROFICIENCY 27% 30% lower than state average
School Rankings Proficiency Averages
30%West Contra Costa Unified

Pinole Valley High is a school servicing grades 9 to 12 and is located in the district of "West Contra Costa Unified" in Pinole, CA. There are a total of 1,205 students and 54 teachers at Pinole Valley High, for a student to teacher ratio of 23 to 1. There are a total of 564 free lunch students and 121 reduced lunch students.

Pinole Valley High has an average proficiency test score (in mathematics and languages) of 26.5%, which is 30% lower than the California average.


Student/Teacher ratio23:1
Free lunch564
Reduced lunch121


Advanced Placement
AP enrollmentn/a
Taking some coursesn/a
Taking some courses (not tests)n/a
Passing some coursesn/a
Passing no coursesn/a

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 Pinole Valley High, there are a total of n/a students enrolled in advanced placement courses, with n/a taking some courses.

Proficiency in mathematics comparison

Proficiency in languages comparison

Proficiency in mathematics by grade

High School10-14%

Proficiency in languages by grade

High School40-44%

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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Pinole Valley High race/ethnicity breakdown

Caucasian 17.0% 7.7% 24.1% 51.1%
African American 17.4% 18.5% 6.2% 15.9%
Asian 22.4% 13.1% 11.1% 4.7%
Hispanic or Latino 40.5% 58.4% 54.1% 23.6%
American Indian and Alaskan 0.2% 0.3% 0.7% 1.2%
Hawaiian 1.0% 0.8% 0.8% 0.4%
Multiracial 1.5% 1.1% 3.1% 3.1%

Other schools nearby

Stewart Elementary33%0.2Pinole, CA
Collins Elementary34%0.7Pinole, CA
Ellerhorst Elementary38%0.9Pinole, CA
Pinole Middle School24%1.0Pinole, CA
Murphy Elementary31%1.1Richmond, CA
Valley View Elementary47%1.3Richmond, CA
Ohlone Elementary45%1.4Hercules, CA
Tara Hills Elementary26%1.5Tara Hills, CA
Shannon Elementary20%1.5Pinole, CA
De Anza High24%1.6Richmond, CA
Sheldon Elementary31%1.7Richmond, CA
Hercules Middle School34%1.9Hercules, CA

Pinole demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)5,79823291
Median age50.836.037.7
Male/Female ratio0.9:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)58%52%55%
Speak English71%56%79%
Speak Spanish12%29%13%

Education level achieved in Pinole

Completed 8th grade94.0%81.1%84.3%
Completed high school93.2%79.8%83.0%
Completed some college76.9%61.5%59.4%
Completed associate degree54.0%39.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors46.3%32.0%30.3%
Completed masters19.0%11.9%11.5%
Completed professional degree6.0%3.9%3.3%
Completed doctorate3.1%1.6%1.3%
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Source: The Pinole 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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