Golden Valley High

Public 9-12

 2121 E. Childs Ave.
       Merced, CA  95344-0188


(209) 325-1800

District: Merced Union High

SchoolDigger Rank:
798th of 1,290 California High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $8,532 Help

Feeder schools for Golden Valley High:

Elementary:    Ada Givens Elementary
    Charles Wright Elementary
    El Nido Elementary
    Farmdale Elementary
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Middle:    Herbert Hoover Middle
    Weaver Middle

Student/teacher ratio:  22.7
Number of students:  1,902

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
68.2%
White:
13.1%
Asian:
9.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  80.2%

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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Golden Valley High ranks worse than 61.9% of high schools in California. It also ranks 5th among 8 ranked high schools in the Merced Union High School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 37.67. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: Hispanic (68.2%), White (13.1%), Asian (9.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 80.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Golden Valley High is 22.7. 7 high schools in the Merced Union High School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Golden Valley High is $8,532. 7 high schools in the Merced Union High School District spend more per student.
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Golden Valley High:

SchoolDigger ranks Golden Valley High 798th of 1290 California public high schools. (See Golden Valley High in the ranking list.)

Merced Union High:

SchoolDigger ranks Merced Union High 488th of 706 California school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Golden Valley High

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CA State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 46.70 560th 1653 66.1%
2005 41.32 771st 1901 59.4%
2006 40.76 819th 1968 58.4%
2007 38.62 910th 2063 55.9%
2008 40.12 910th 2117 57.0%
2009 50.48 733rd 2238 67.2%
2010 52.69 685th 2281 70.0%
2011 64.58 408th 2367 82.8%
2012 67.13 363rd 2354 84.6%
2013 64.96 426th 2426 82.4%
2015 51.99 939th 1994 52.9%
2016 58.40 820th 2039 59.8%
2017 50.41 1017th 2021 49.7%
2018 47.26 1061st 2017 47.4%
2019 35.29 1334th 2133 37.5%
2021 37.67 798th 1290 38.1%

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

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Data source: California Department of Education

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Enrollment information for Golden Valley High

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1995 774 138 461 688 10 n/a n/a 0 2071
1996 774 138 461 688 10 n/a n/a 0 2071
1997 809 133 477 684 8 n/a n/a 0 2111
1998 790 137 483 715 8 n/a n/a 0 2133
1999 747 140 500 737 10 n/a n/a 1 2135
2000 753 132 516 791 8 n/a n/a 0 2200
2001 755 120 519 800 12 n/a n/a 0 2206
2002 716 130 521 893 3 n/a n/a 4 2267
2003 716 130 521 893 3 n/a n/a 4 2267
2004 703 139 521 961 4 n/a n/a 3 2331
2005 760 147 486 1011 6 n/a n/a 7 2417
2006 707 142 483 1098 10 n/a n/a 22 2462
2007 709 146 534 1139 15 n/a n/a 22 2565
2008 624 162 528 1166 16 n/a n/a 0 2496
2009 564 139 477 1162 11 5 25 0 2383
2010 546 142 443 1152 15 1 17 0 2316
2011 455 139 396 1152 17 1 44 0 2204
2012 406 113 363 1176 10 1 77 0 2146
2013 396 97 342 1234 4 0 78 0 2151
2014 350 88 291 1129 6 1 56 0 1921
2015 296 63 264 1084 5 0 73 0 1785
2016 248 63 226 1104 5 1 69 0 1716
2017 225 74 213 1133 2 2 80 0 1729
2018 230 78 211 1184 2 4 83 0 1792
2019 229 84 203 1173 3 4 56 0 1752
2020 251 90 193 1257 4 6 42 0 1843
2021 249 93 189 1298 7 7 59 0 1902

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 Golden Valley High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1995 2071 86.4 24.0 44.6
1996 2071 86.4 24.0 44.6
1997 2111 88.4 23.9 43.4
1998 2133 90.6 23.5 78
1999 2135 93.8 22.8 77.4
2000 2200 99.0 22.2 79.1
2001 2206 100.4 22.0 76.4
2002 2267 100.8 22.5 77.1
2003 2267 100.8 22.5 77.1
2004 2331 96.1 24.3 57.5
2005 2417 104.6 23.1 56.7
2006 2462 110.9 22.2 73.5
2007 2565 108.8 23.6 79.7
2008 2496 134.2 18.6 77.8
2009 2383 108.4 18.7 83
2010 2316 103.4 22.4 84.8
2011 2204 n/a n/a 89.6
2012 2146 89.7 23.9 n/a
2013 2151 87.0 24.7 76.3
2014 1921 80.8 23.7 79.3
2015 1785 83.0 21.5 78.8
2016 1716 75.0 22.8 82.7
2017 1729 72.4 23.8 79.8
2018 1792 74.6 24.0 82.2
2019 1752 79.1 22.1 81.2
2020 1843 n/a n/a 79.5
2021 1902 83.6 22.7 80.2

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Golden Valley High

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1995 2071 86.4 24.0 44.6
1996 2071 86.4 24.0 44.6
1997 2111 88.4 23.9 43.4
1998 2133 90.6 23.5 78
1999 2135 93.8 22.8 77.4
2000 2200 99.0 22.2 79.1
2001 2206 100.4 22.0 76.4
2002 2267 100.8 22.5 77.1
2003 2267 100.8 22.5 77.1
2004 2331 96.1 24.3 57.5
2005 2417 104.6 23.1 56.7
2006 2462 110.9 22.2 73.5
2007 2565 108.8 23.6 79.7
2008 2496 134.2 18.6 77.8
2009 2383 108.4 18.7 83
2010 2316 103.4 22.4 84.8
2011 2204 n/a n/a 89.6
2012 2146 89.7 23.9 n/a
2013 2151 87.0 24.7 76.3
2014 1921 80.8 23.7 79.3
2015 1785 83.0 21.5 78.8
2016 1716 75.0 22.8 82.7
2017 1729 72.4 23.8 79.8
2018 1792 74.6 24.0 82.2
2019 1752 79.1 22.1 81.2
2020 1843 n/a n/a 79.5
2021 1902 83.6 22.7 80.2

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 Golden Valley High

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YearTotal Expenditures Per Pupil
2018 $8,532

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

Impact of COVID-19 on Golden Valley High

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Ranks 1334th of 2133 High schoolsRanks 798th of 1290 High schools
 0.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Golden Valley High)4846
 2%
   11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (Merced Union High)47.246.6
 0.6%
   11th Grade English Language Arts/Literacy (California)57.359.2
 2%
11th Grade Mathematics (Golden Valley High)14.519.2
 4.7%
   11th Grade Mathematics (Merced Union High)17.320.1
 2.8%
   11th Grade Mathematics (California)32.234.4
 2.1%
11th Grade Science (Golden Valley High)17.518.8
 1.3%
   11th Grade Science (Merced Union High)20.919.1
 1.8%
   11th Grade Science (California)30.431.5
 1.1%
12th Grade Science (Golden Valley High)9.320.2
 10.9%
   12th Grade Science (Merced Union High)16.322.2
 5.9%
   12th Grade Science (California)25.627.5
 1.9%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students17521902
 8.6%
African American8493
 10.7%
American Indian37
 133.3%
Asian203189
 6.9%
Hispanic11731298
 10.7%
Pacific Islander47
 75%
Two or More Races5659
 5.4%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients81.2%80.2%
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