Goleta Valley Junior High

Public 7-8

 6100 Stow Canyon Rd.
       Goleta, CA  93117-1705


(805) 967-3486

District: Santa Barbara Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
523rd of 2,740 California Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,572 Help

Students who attend Goleta Valley Junior High usually attend:

High:    Dos Pueblos Senior High

Feeder schools for Goleta Valley Junior High:

Elementary:    Brandon Elementary
    Kellogg Elementary
    La Patera Elementary

Student/teacher ratio:  19.9
Number of students:  744

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
49.9%
White:
34.7%
Asian:
7.5%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  51.7%

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Compare Details Goleta Valley Junior High ranks better than 80.9% of middle schools in California. It also ranks 2nd among 4 ranked middle schools in the Santa Barbara Unified School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 78.24. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (49.9%), White (34.7%), Asian (7.5%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 51.7% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Goleta Valley Junior High is 19.9. 2 middle schools in the Santa Barbara Unified School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Goleta Valley Junior High is $11,572. 2 middle schools in the Santa Barbara Unified School District spend more per student.
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Schooldigger 2022 Rankings:

Goleta Valley Junior High:

SchoolDigger ranks Goleta Valley Junior High 523rd of 2740 California public middle schools. (See Goleta Valley Junior High in the ranking list.)

Santa Barbara Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Santa Barbara Unified 660th of 1535 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Goleta Valley Junior High

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2013 69.27 618th 2379 74.0%
2015 69.65 649th 2477 73.8%
2016 58.70 901st 2497 63.9%
2017 68.64 700th 2508 72.1%
2018 74.94 544th 2480 78.1%
2019 79.71 492nd 2715 81.9%
2022 78.24 523rd 2740 80.9%

Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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Enrollment information for Goleta Valley Junior High

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2012 295 9 58 406 4 0 44 0 816
2013 344 7 50 425 3 0 51 0 880
2014 314 6 58 426 3 0 43 0 850
2015 275 5 50 403 3 0 26 0 762
2016 270 12 72 406 6 1 3 0 770
2017 263 10 73 401 5 0 23 0 775
2018 296 7 61 394 2 0 43 0 803
2019 281 7 56 387 1 0 52 0 784
2020 281 9 50 386 2 0 48 0 776
2021 257 3 57 394 1 0 49 0 761
2022 258 4 56 371 0 0 53 2 744

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

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For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Goleta Valley Junior High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2012 816 36.0 22.6 n/a
2013 880 38.0 23.1 39.9
2014 850 38.2 22.2 40.4
2015 762 33.0 23.0 37.5
2016 770 36.0 21.3 41
2017 775 33.2 23.3 42.7
2018 803 37.2 21.5 40.7
2019 784 36.0 21.7 38.9
2020 776 n/a n/a 39.2
2021 761 35.3 21.5 43.4
2022 744 37.3 19.9 51.7

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

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Student/Teacher Ratio Goleta Valley Junior High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2012 816 36.0 22.6 n/a
2013 880 38.0 23.1 39.9
2014 850 38.2 22.2 40.4
2015 762 33.0 23.0 37.5
2016 770 36.0 21.3 41
2017 775 33.2 23.3 42.7
2018 803 37.2 21.5 40.7
2019 784 36.0 21.7 38.9
2020 776 n/a n/a 39.2
2021 761 35.3 21.5 43.4
2022 744 37.3 19.9 51.7

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Goleta Valley Junior High

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $11,572

Data source: California Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Goleta Valley Junior High

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
Ranks 492nd of 2715 Middle schoolsRanks 523rd of 2740 Middle schools
 1%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Goleta Valley Junior High)63.361.1
 2.3%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Santa Barbara Unified)58.753
 5.6%
   7th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)51.449.2
 2.2%
7th Grade Mathematics (Goleta Valley Junior High)58.756.4
 2.3%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Santa Barbara Unified)5040.8
 9.2%
   7th Grade Mathematics (California)37.932
 5.8%
8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Goleta Valley Junior High)6153.1
 7.8%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Santa Barbara Unified)55.346.3
 9%
   8th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)49.446.6
 2.8%
8th Grade Mathematics (Goleta Valley Junior High)49.242.8
 6.4%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Santa Barbara Unified)5036.2
 13.8%
   8th Grade Mathematics (California)36.629.2
 7.4%
8th Grade Science (Goleta Valley Junior High)48.143.7
 4.5%
   8th Grade Science (Santa Barbara Unified)41.336.6
 4.8%
   8th Grade Science (California)30.829.2
 1.7%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students784761
 2.9%
African American73
 57.1%
American Indian11
Asian5657
 1.8%
Hispanic387394
 1.8%
Pacific Islander00
White281257
 8.5%
Two or More Races5249
 5.8%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients38.9%43.4%
 4.5%




Frequently Asked Questions about Goleta Valley Junior High

Students at Goleta Valley Junior High are 50% Hispanic, 35% White, 8% Asian, 7% Two or more races.

Goleta Valley Junior High ranks 523rd of 2740 California middle schools. SchoolDigger rates this school 4 stars out of 5.

In the 2021-22 school year, 744 students attended Goleta Valley Junior High.

Students who attend Goleta Valley Junior High usually go on to attend Dos Pueblos Senior High


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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the California Department of Education. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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