Location: Hayfork, CA
Are you a student or parent at Valley High School? Want to understand how to get the most out of high school?
We've written the best guide to Valley High available. Here we'll cover:
- Breakdowns of student ethnicity, gender, and family income
- How safe Valley High is to attend
- SAT/ACT/AP scores earned by Valley High students
- Which AP/IB classes you can take at Valley High
- Every sports team you can join at Valley High
Let's get started!
Valley High School is a public school, supporting grades 9 to 12 . It's located in Hayfork, CA in Trinity County.
Based on its location, Valley High is classified as a school in a remote rural area, over 25 miles away from an urbanized area. Here's the location on a map:
Valley High SchoolPo Box 339 Hayfork, CA 96041-0339
Phone number: 5306284690
Valley High School homepage: https://www.mvusd.us/school_hhs.php
Principal: Wendy PlattEmail the principal: [email protected]
The total enrollment at Valley High School is 7 students, making it a very small high school, in the bottom 10% of all California high schools by size.
Attending Valley High will feel very cozy, and you'll likely know everyone in your school. This will be a very intimate learning environment.
Unfortunately, with a tiny class size, you may lack a large diversity of activities and classes to join. If you feel your interests aren't well catered by Valley High, you might consider independent learning or looking at nearby, larger high schools.
Growth in Student Body Size
Is Valley High School growing or shrinking? This will help you see trends in where the school is headed.
From our calculations, the enrollment at Valley 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 1 students larger than the freshman class. This suggests that Valley High is shrinking in size and taking on fewer students.
There are a few reasons this can happen. The population of Hayfork could be decreasing, thus sending fewer students into Valley High. Alternatively, other schools (like charter or private schools) might be appearing, drawing students away.
Are there more boys or girls at Valley High School?
From our statistics, Valley High has a 0:100 split between male and female students in the high school grades.
There is a large female majority at Valley High, and the imbalance is greater than you would expect from the general population in Trinity County. As a result, it'll feel like there are a lot more girls than boys in your classes.
Sometimes this imbalance can result from random chance and may not suggest anything about Valley High. In other cases, the school might preferentially select for females (if it has its own admissions criteria), or parents with female kids might prefer to send them to Valley High. In yet other cases, other neighboring schools might attract male students, drawing them away from Valley High.
If this gender imbalance is a concern for you, we suggest contacting Valley High administration and asking if they have any thoughts about why there's a female majority. Their phone number is 5306284690.
What's the racial diversity at Valley High School? Does one ethnicity make up most of the student body, or is it fairly balanced?
From our statistics, Valley High has a somewhat homogenous student body, with the majority of students identifying as one ethnicity, but not representing over 70% of the student body. Most schools in California fit this profile, so Valley High isn't out of the ordinary. Most students attending class with you will be of the predominant ethnicity, but there will be meaningful diversity from other races.
The majority of students at Valley 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 High is one of hundreds of schools in the state that have a majority of white students.
|American Indian/Alaska Native||14.2%||1|
|Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander||0.0%||0|
|Two or more races||0.0%||0|
High schools usually reflect the population in the surrounding area, so the ethnicities of students likely resembles those of Hayfork. 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 High Families
What are the family incomes of students at Valley 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 High, 0.0% of students qualify for reduced-price lunches, and 57.1% qualify for free lunches.
This means Valley High has a below average level of poverty. With most students not qualifying for free or reduced price lunches, Valley High is below average among California schools in poverty level. The income level of families in Hayfork is thus likely to be relatively high.
|Do not qualify for reduced-price or free lunches||3||42.8%|
As with ethnicity, this likely reflects the surrounding community in Hayfork and doesn't speak much about the school itself.
Valley High is in the middle 50% of schools by income level. Generally, higher income level schools are better-funded and have a higher quality range of classes and activities. Valley High is likely in the middle of the pack in this regard and will give you a good set of options to try.
If you have any interests that Valley High doesn't cover, look to your local community for activities, or to the Internet for self-study AP classes.
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How safe is Valley 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 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 High students at risk.
In the school year of 2011-2012, there were 144 referrals to law enforcement (99 male, 45 female), and 0 school-related arrests. This is out of a total enrollment of 1552 students.
To put this into perspective, most California schools (59% of them) reported 0 law enforcement referrals and arrests.
This means that 9.2 Valley High has major safety issues. For every 100 students, there were 9.2 law-enforcement related actions. This is a very high number that puts Valley High in the top 10% of schools with disciplinary actions.
With this record, is Valley High School significantly different from other schools in the area? It could be that Valley 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:
Mountain Valley Unified School District Safety
|School Name||Total Referred||Total Arrests||Enrollment|
|Mountain Valley Community Day||0||0||4|
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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