Castro Valley High

Summary:

Castro Valley High is a public high school serving 2,799 students in grades 9-12 in Castro Valley, California. The school is part of the Castro Valley Unified School District, which is ranked 217 out of 1,560 districts in the state and has a 4-star rating.

Castro Valley High is a standout school, consistently ranking in the top 10% of California high schools. In 2022-2023, the school ranked 174 out of 2,335 California high schools and received a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger. The school's 4-year graduation rate is an impressive 96.4%, significantly higher than the state average. Students at Castro Valley High also outperform their peers in the district and state on standardized tests, with 72.08% of 11th-graders proficient or better in English Language Arts/Literacy, compared to 55.41% statewide, and 52.27% proficient or better in Mathematics, compared to 27.36% statewide. The school's diverse student population includes 23.87% White, 4.97% African American, 24.04% Hispanic, 35.55% Asian, and 10.68% two or more races.

While Castro Valley High excels in many areas, the school could benefit from addressing some challenges. The chronic absenteeism rate of 15.0% in 2022-2023 is higher than the state average, and nearby schools like San Leandro High and Arroyo High have even lower rates. Additionally, the percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch at Castro Valley High has increased from 18.19% in 2021-2022 to 34.83% in 2022-2023, indicating a growing population of students from lower-income families that the school may need to support.


Detail:

Public 9-12

 19400 Santa Maria Ave.
       Castro Valley, CA  94546-3400


(510) 537-5910

District: Castro Valley Unified

SchoolDigger Rank:
175th of 2,346 California High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $5,457 Help


Feeder schools for Castro Valley High:

Elementary:    Castro Valley Elementary
    Chabot Elementary
    Independent Elementary
    Jensen Ranch Elementary
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Middle:    Canyon Middle
    Creekside Middle

Student/teacher ratio:  23.3 Help
Number of students:  2,799

Racial breakdown:

Asian:
35.5%
Hispanic:
24.0%
White:
23.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  34.8% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Castro Valley High ranks better than 92.5% of high schools in California. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 90.06. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Castro Valley High freshmen who graduate within four years, adjusting for students who transfer in or out.
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The high school dropout rate measures the percentage of students who do not complete their high school education.
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Castro Valley High has the largest high school student body size in the Castro Valley Unified School District. Student population at Castro Valley High is diverse. Racial makeup is: Asian (35.5%), Hispanic (24%), White (23.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 34.8% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Castro Valley High is 23.3, which is the highest among 3 high schools in the Castro Valley Unified School District! (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Castro Valley High is $5,457. 1 high schools in the Castro Valley Unified School District spend more per student.
Schooldigger 2023 Rankings:

Castro Valley High:

SchoolDigger ranks Castro Valley High 175th of 2346 California public high schools. (See Castro Valley High in the ranking list.)

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Castro Valley Unified:

SchoolDigger ranks Castro Valley Unified 217th of 1560 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Castro Valley High

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Rank History for all students at Castro Valley High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 80.38 70th 1653 95.8%
2005 75.68 153rd 1901 92.0%
2006 77.04 164th 1968 91.7%
2007 69.53 268th 2063 87.0%
2008 73.13 215th 2117 89.8%
2009 68.72 272nd 2238 87.8%
2010 70.46 279th 2281 87.8%
2011 65.75 382nd 2367 83.9%
2012 66.43 385th 2354 83.6%
2013 63.26 454th 2426 81.3%
2015 86.84 238th 1994 88.1%
2016 85.40 276th 2039 86.5%
2017 86.91 265th 2021 86.9%
2018 89.87 205th 2017 89.8%
2019 88.76 197th 2133 90.8%
2021 94.63 62nd 1290 95.2%
2022 94.16 132nd 2123 93.8%
2023 90.06 174th 2335 92.5%
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Rank History for Multi-racial students at Castro Valley High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 59.87 154th 366 57.9%
2019 63.19 155th 422 63.3%
2022 67.69 163rd 515 68.3%
2023 71.93 165th 780 78.8%
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Rank History for English Language Learner students at Castro Valley High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 97.27 30th 938 96.8%
2019 68.99 123rd 941 86.9%
2022 66.29 136th 1044 87.0%
2023 77.74 38th 1315 97.1%
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Rank History for Special Education students at Castro Valley High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2023 52.27 430th 1539 72.1%
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Rank History for Low Socio Economic Status students at Castro Valley High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 85.55 231st 1862 87.6%
2019 86.46 185th 1937 90.4%
2021 90.14 86th 1126 92.4%
2022 93.99 92nd 1943 95.3%
2023 85.92 203rd 2237 90.9%
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Rank History for Female students at Castro Valley High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 87.32 211th 1760 88.0%
2019 87.22 198th 1833 89.2%
2021 93.69 55th 1054 94.8%
2022 94.42 100th 1858 94.6%
2023 87.87 184th 2106 91.3%
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Rank History for Disabled students at Castro Valley High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 96.98 45th 1052 95.7%
2019 73.11 187th 1117 83.3%
2022 78.67 140th 1161 87.9%
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Rank History for Male students at Castro Valley High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 89.89 183rd 1834 90.0%
2019 86.26 226th 1880 88.0%
2021 94.88 56th 1122 95.0%
2022 91.89 153rd 1916 92.0%
2023 89.93 168th 2195 92.3%
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Rank History for Asian students at Castro Valley High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 77.54 140th 581 75.9%
2019 62.66 242nd 582 58.4%
2022 73.25 169th 581 70.9%
2023 69.98 229th 727 68.5%
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Rank History for African American students at Castro Valley High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 82.15 93rd 582 84.0%
2019 73.13 121st 592 79.6%
2022 86.76 47th 522 91.0%
2023 59.25 229th 713 67.9%
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Rank History for Hispanic students at Castro Valley High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 83.73 254th 1742 85.4%
2019 77.33 305th 1814 83.2%
2022 89.93 130th 1861 93.0%
2023 74.57 335th 2132 84.3%
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Rank History for White students at Castro Valley High

Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2018 78.84 244th 1173 79.2%
2019 77.48 221st 1222 81.9%
2022 86.32 119th 1204 90.1%
2023 78.46 194th 1424 86.4%
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Data source: test scores: California Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

As you review the school rankings data, please be aware that some of the information from certain demographics is missing. The reason for this omission is that the data has been redacted from the source data itself due to low population samples in these specific demographic groups.

Redacting data from low population samples is a necessary step to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the results, as small sample sizes may not be representative of the broader population. Additionally, this measure helps protect the privacy of individuals belonging to these demographic groups.

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Data source: California Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Castro Valley High

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 1327 28 126 59 8 n/a n/a 0 1548
1989 1233 35 196 79 23 n/a n/a 0 1566
1990 1186 36 231 112 20 n/a n/a 0 1585
1991 1220 28 243 102 16 n/a n/a 0 1609
1992 1255 33 236 120 12 n/a n/a 0 1656
1993 1310 43 226 122 12 n/a n/a 0 1713
1994 1296 54 243 143 17 n/a n/a 0 1753
1995 1244 71 346 174 27 n/a n/a 0 1862
1996 1244 71 346 174 27 n/a n/a 0 1862
1997 1292 78 361 211 26 n/a n/a 0 1968
1998 1406 77 404 235 27 n/a n/a 0 2149
1999 1373 78 457 246 31 n/a n/a 32 2217
2000 1440 58 495 260 28 n/a n/a 7 2288
2001 1454 81 511 245 22 n/a n/a 10 2323
2002 1503 88 617 294 22 n/a n/a 2 2526
2003 1503 88 617 294 22 n/a n/a 2 2526
2004 1497 103 629 319 19 n/a n/a 1 2568
2005 1490 133 670 350 13 n/a n/a 30 2686
2006 1454 146 731 372 16 n/a n/a 51 2770
2007 1427 159 751 402 18 n/a n/a 66 2823
2008 1362 168 803 417 21 n/a n/a 0 2771
2009 1315 187 818 447 17 27 60 0 2871
2010 1087 161 735 588 5 16 305 0 2897
2011 1001 182 782 659 5 22 311 0 2962
2012 979 193 774 654 7 16 301 0 2924
2013 929 225 801 679 8 16 317 0 2975
2014 940 228 810 693 9 20 300 0 3000
2015 905 233 887 662 10 16 264 0 2977
2016 851 229 906 655 10 12 254 0 2917
2017 837 208 901 678 12 14 270 0 2920
2018 818 191 940 689 13 13 270 0 2934
2019 784 166 902 672 5 14 291 0 2834
2020 790 152 940 651 7 14 299 0 2853
2021 727 141 896 589 5 9 270 4 2641
2022 686 127 940 638 4 15 283 6 2699
2023 668 139 995 673 4 10 299 11 2799

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

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

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 Castro Valley High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1548 71.8 21.5 n/a
1989 1566 76.8 20.3 n/a
1990 1585 67.1 23.6 n/a
1991 1609 72.8 22.1 n/a
1992 1656 74.0 22.3 4.6
1993 1713 74.0 23.1 6.1
1994 1753 72.8 24.1 8.5
1995 1862 75.6 24.6 8.4
1996 1862 75.6 24.6 8.4
1997 1968 76.9 25.6 9.1
1998 2149 81.5 26.4 8
1999 2217 88.2 25.1 8.1
2000 2288 97.8 23.4 8.3
2001 2323 96.4 24.1 7
2002 2526 105.8 23.9 12.1
2003 2526 105.8 23.9 12.1
2004 2568 108.6 23.6 12.4
2005 2686 108.0 24.9 9.1
2006 2770 116.0 23.9 11.4
2007 2823 115.8 24.4 10.4
2008 2771 138.4 20.0 11
2009 2871 120.4 20.2 14.1
2010 2897 114.0 25.4 15.9
2011 2962 n/a n/a 21.7
2012 2924 119.0 24.5 n/a
2013 2975 117.7 25.2 19.6
2014 3000 119.2 25.1 20.6
2015 2977 120.0 24.8 17.1
2016 2917 119.0 24.5 20.3
2017 2920 122.9 23.7 22
2018 2934 121.8 24.0 23.8
2019 2834 125.6 22.5 22.2
2020 2853 n/a n/a 18.4
2021 2641 116.1 22.7 19.7
2022 2699 119.1 22.6 18.2
2023 2799 119.8 23.3 34.8

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Castro Valley High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1548 71.8 21.5 n/a
1989 1566 76.8 20.3 n/a
1990 1585 67.1 23.6 n/a
1991 1609 72.8 22.1 n/a
1992 1656 74.0 22.3 4.6
1993 1713 74.0 23.1 6.1
1994 1753 72.8 24.1 8.5
1995 1862 75.6 24.6 8.4
1996 1862 75.6 24.6 8.4
1997 1968 76.9 25.6 9.1
1998 2149 81.5 26.4 8
1999 2217 88.2 25.1 8.1
2000 2288 97.8 23.4 8.3
2001 2323 96.4 24.1 7
2002 2526 105.8 23.9 12.1
2003 2526 105.8 23.9 12.1
2004 2568 108.6 23.6 12.4
2005 2686 108.0 24.9 9.1
2006 2770 116.0 23.9 11.4
2007 2823 115.8 24.4 10.4
2008 2771 138.4 20.0 11
2009 2871 120.4 20.2 14.1
2010 2897 114.0 25.4 15.9
2011 2962 n/a n/a 21.7
2012 2924 119.0 24.5 n/a
2013 2975 117.7 25.2 19.6
2014 3000 119.2 25.1 20.6
2015 2977 120.0 24.8 17.1
2016 2917 119.0 24.5 20.3
2017 2920 122.9 23.7 22
2018 2934 121.8 24.0 23.8
2019 2834 125.6 22.5 22.2
2020 2853 n/a n/a 18.4
2021 2641 116.1 22.7 19.7
2022 2699 119.1 22.6 18.2
2023 2799 119.8 23.3 34.8

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.
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Per Pupil Expenditures for Castro Valley High

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $5,457

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Castro Valley High

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 197th of 2133 High schoolsRanks 174th of 2335 High schools
 1.8%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Castro Valley High)67.972.1
 4.2%
   11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Castro Valley Unified)63.268.5
 5.3%
   11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)57.355.4
 1.9%
11th Grade Mathematics (Castro Valley High)59.852.3
 7.5%
   11th Grade Mathematics (Castro Valley Unified)54.448.1
 6.3%
   11th Grade Mathematics (California)32.227.4
 4.9%
12th Grade Science (Castro Valley High)40.952.5
 11.6%
   12th Grade Science (Castro Valley Unified)39.351.5
 12.2%
   12th Grade Science (California)25.626.9
 1.3%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students28342799
 1.2%
African American166139
 16.3%
American Indian54
 20%
Asian902995
 10.3%
Hispanic672673
 0.1%
Pacific Islander1410
 28.6%
White784668
 14.8%
Two or More Races291299
 2.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients22.2%34.8%
 12.6%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Castro Valley High

Students at Castro Valley High are 36% Asian, 24% Hispanic, 24% White, 11% Two or more races, 5% African American.

Yes. Castro Valley High ranks in the top 7.5% of California high schools.

In the 2022-23 school year, 2,799 students attended Castro Valley High.

Castro Valley High is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Castro Valley Elementary
Elementary : Chabot Elementary
Elementary : Independent Elementary
Elementary : Jensen Ranch Elementary
Elementary : Marshall Elementary
Elementary : Palomares Elementary
Elementary : Proctor Elementary
Elementary : Stanton Elementary
Elementary : Vannoy Elementary
Middle : Canyon Middle
Middle : Creekside Middle


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