Location: Oakdale, CA
Are you a student or parent at Valley Oak Junior And Senior High School? Want to understand how to get the most out of high school?
We've written the best guide to Valley Oak High available. Here we'll cover:
- Breakdowns of student ethnicity, gender, and family income
- How safe Valley Oak High is to attend
- SAT/ACT/AP scores earned by Valley Oak High students
- Which AP/IB classes you can take at Valley Oak High
- Every sports team you can join at Valley Oak High
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Valley Oak Junior And Senior High School is a public school, supporting grades 7 to 12 . It's located in Oakdale, CA in Stanislaus County.
Based on its location, Valley Oak High is classified as a school in a large suburb. Here's the location on a map:
Valley Oak Junior And Senior High School200 Hinkley Ave. Oakdale, CA 95361
Phone number: 2098473097
Valley Oak Junior And Senior High School homepage: https://vojshs-ojusd-ca.schoolloop.com/
Principal: Dennis HitchEmail the principal: [email protected]
The total enrollment at Valley Oak Junior And Senior High School is 45 students, making it a small high school, in the bottom 25% of all California high schools by size.
With at most a few dozen students in your class, you'll get to know most other Valley Oak High students well. But the small student body size may mean that you won't get access to the full range of activities and classes that other high schools offer.
If you find that your interests aren't well served by Valley Oak High, consider transferring to a larger high school if possible, or find ways to supplement your interests in your community or on the Internet.
Growth in Student Body Size
Is Valley Oak Junior And Senior High School growing or shrinking? This will help you see trends in where the school is headed.
From our calculations, the enrollment at Valley Oak High has decreased over the past few years. We calculate this by comparing enrollment in grades 9 to 12.
|Male Students||Female Students||All Students|
As you can see in the table above, the senior class is 29 students larger than the freshman class. This suggests that Valley Oak High is shrinking in size and taking on fewer students.
There are a few reasons this can happen. The population of Oakdale could be decreasing, thus sending fewer students into Valley Oak High. Alternatively, other schools (like charter or private schools) might be appearing, drawing students away.
Are there more boys or girls at Valley Oak Junior And Senior High School?
From our statistics, Valley Oak High has a 48:52 split between male and female students in the high school grades.
Valley Oak High has a balanced male-female ratio that's largely representative of the general population in Stanislaus County. Since the student body is roughly half and half, it should feel like there are equal numbers of boys and girls in your classes.
This usually means that Valley Oak High doesn't strongly select for either males or females, unlike other schools that have a large majority of males or females.
What's the racial diversity at Valley Oak Junior And Senior High School? Does one ethnicity make up most of the student body, or is it fairly balanced?
From our statistics, Valley Oak High has a homogenous student body, with the overwhelming majority of students identifying as one ethnicity. Only a third of California schools show as little diversity as Valley Oak High does. When attending class, most students will be of the same ethnicity, with some variation.
The majority of students at Valley Oak High are white. In California, white students make up 26.3% of all California students, and are the second most common ethnicity after Hispanic students. Thus Valley Oak High is one of hundreds of schools in the state that have a majority of white students.
|American Indian/Alaska Native||2.2%||1|
|Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander||0.0%||0|
|Two or more races||2.2%||1|
High schools usually reflect the population in the surrounding area, so the ethnicities of students likely resembles those of Oakdale. If you'd like to see how other nearby schools look in diversity, just google "[name of school] prepscholar" to find our guide to that specific school.
Income Level of Valley Oak High Families
What are the family incomes of students at Valley Oak Junior And Senior High School? To determine this, we look at the number of students who qualify for free or reduced lunches, a classification by the US federal government.
To qualify for a reduced price meal, family income needs to be below 185% of the federal poverty guidelines. For a family of 4, this means an income of around $45,000 or below.
To qualify for a free meal, family income needs to be below 130% of the federal poverty guidelines. For a family of 4, this means an income of around $32,000 or below.
The lower the percentage of students who qualify for free or reduced price meals, the higher the income levels are likely to be.
At Valley Oak High, 2.2% of students qualify for reduced-price lunches, and 28.8% qualify for free lunches.
This means Valley Oak High has a low poverty level. The overwhelming majority of students at Valley Oak High don't qualify for free or reduced price lunches. Oakdale is thus likely to be an affluent community, with quite high family incomes.
|Do not qualify for reduced-price or free lunches||31||68.8%|
As with ethnicity, this likely reflects the surrounding community in Oakdale and doesn't speak much about the school itself.
Because Valley Oak High is in the top quartile of schools by family income, it's likely to be well-funded relative to other high schools in California. This means you'll likely have access to advanced coursework like AP/IB classes and better-funded extracurriculars and sports.
It's still up to you, though, to take advantage of the resources Valley Oak High has to offer. If you work hard and spend your time effectively, you'll likely be well positioned to succeed in college and beyond.
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How safe is Valley Oak Junior And Senior High School to attend? Can you expect a lot of conflict as a student here?
To study this, we look at disciplinary data for two types of incidents at Valley Oak High: referrals to law enforcement (when incidents are reported to police), and arrests.
These are the most serious disciplinary actions available to school administration and are more severe than suspensions or expulsions. Suspensions are often discretionary and can be given just for being disruptive in class. In contrast, law enforcement referrals and arrests often indicate incidents that put the safety of other Valley Oak High students at risk.
In the school year of 2011-2012, there were 2 referrals to law enforcement (2 male, 0 female), and 0 school-related arrests. This is out of a total enrollment of 71 students.
To put this into perspective, most California schools (59% of them) reported 0 law enforcement referrals and arrests.
This means that 2.8 Valley Oak High has minor safety issues. For every 100 students, there were just 2.8 law-enforcement related actions, but this is still higher than 75% of California schools.
With this record, is Valley Oak Junior And Senior High School significantly different from other schools in the area? It could be that Valley Oak High has an especially bad record, or it could be that the local area shows a pattern.
Compare this school with other high schools in the same school district, using the following table:
Oakdale Joint Unified School District Safety
|School Name||Total Referred||Total Arrests||Enrollment|
|Oakdale Charter High||0||0||73|
|East Stanislaus High||0||0||88|
Now we get to a major aspect of assessing a high school: academic performance. How good of an education will you get at Valley Oak Junior And Senior High School? Will you be competitive for college? Will you have access to advanced classes?
We've compiled everything we could find about Valley Oak High's academics here.
Next, we'll look at another major piece of high school academics: standardized testing performance for Valley Oak Junior And Senior High School students. These are tests that are administered to large populations of students for comparison purposes.
As of 2014, eleventh graders attending Valley Oak Junior And Senior High School must take standardized tests in English/Language Arts and Math as part of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP). These align with the new Common Core standards and are called the "Smarter Balanced" tests.
If Valley Oak High students meet or exceed state standards, they're academically prepared to graduate high school and go to college. Specifically, we care about the percentage of students who meet or exceed state standards. The larger this number, the higher the preparation of students at Valley Oak High.
At Valley Oak Junior And Senior High School, 21% of students meet or exceed state standards in English/Language Arts.
This is considered below average and puts Valley Oak High in the bottom 50% of all high schools in California for English/Language Arts. The majority of Valley Oak High students do not pass state standards, and only a small percentage pass.
This specific percentage isn't much cause for concern - because the Common Core is new, the pass rate at Valley Oak High will likely rise over time. But it still reflects Valley Oak High's below average standing among California high schools.
English/Language Arts Test Results (2015)
Read more about what’s measured in each ELA area score here.
The other major test taken for state assessments is Math. Across the state, Math performance is generally lower than English/Language Arts performance, so it's natural for this number to be lower.
At Valley Oak Junior And Senior High School, 0% of students meet or exceed state standards in Math. This is considered well below average and puts Valley Oak High in the bottom 25% of all high schools in California. The vast majority of Valley Oak High students don't meet state standards, and only a small percentage pass.
Math Test Results (2015)
Read more about what’s measured in each Math area score, go here.
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The data on this page is drawn from a variety of sources, including (but not limited to):
- National Center for Educational Statistics CCD 2013-2014
- "Free or reduced price lunch: A proxy for poverty?", NCES Blog
- CRDC 2011-2012 school year data
- California Department of Education SAT, ACT, and AP Test Results
- California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) System Results