Location: Pleasanton, CA
Are you a student or parent at Village High School? Want to understand how to get the most out of high school?
We've written the best guide to Village High available. Here we'll cover:
- Breakdowns of student ethnicity, gender, and family income
- How safe Village High is to attend
- SAT/ACT/AP scores earned by Village High students
- Which AP/IB classes you can take at Village High
- Every sports team you can join at Village High
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Village High School is a public school, supporting grades 9 to 12 . It's located in Pleasanton, CA in Alameda County.
Based on its location, Village High is classified as a school in a small city. Here's the location on a map:
Village High School4645 Bernal Ave. Pleasanton, CA 94566-7449
Phone number: 9254264260
Village High School homepage: http://www.villagehighschool.com/
Principal: Dana ChavezEmail the principal: [email protected]
The total enrollment at Village High School is 98 students, making it a somewhat small high school, in the bottom half of all California high schools by size.
As a smaller-sized high school, Village High will feel like a cozy learning environment. With fewer than 100 students in your class, you'll likely get to know most other students and your teachers well. This will give you the feeling of a small liberal arts college.
But with a smaller student body, you won't have as many activities and clubs to choose from. If you find Village High lacking for your interests, consider looking to your local community to supplement your interests.
Growth in Student Body Size
Is Village High School growing or shrinking? This will help you see trends in where the school is headed.
From our calculations, the enrollment at Village High has steadily 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 54 students larger than the freshman class. This suggests that Village High is shrinking in size and taking on fewer students.
There are a few reasons this can happen. The population of Pleasanton could be decreasing, thus sending fewer students into Village High. Alternatively, other schools (like charter or private schools) might be appearing, drawing students away.
Are there more boys or girls at Village High School?
From our statistics, Village High has a 67:33 split between male and female students in the high school grades.
There is a large male majority at Village High, and much more than you would expect from the general population in Alameda 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 Village High. In other cases, the school might preferentially select for males. For example, in our data we find that continuation high schools unfortunately seem to be male-dominated. In yet other cases, other neighboring schools might attract female students, drawing them away from Village High.
If the male majority is concerning to you, we suggest contacting Village High administration and asking if they have any thoughts about why there's a gender imbalance. Their phone number is 9254264260.
What's the racial diversity at Village High School? Does one ethnicity make up most of the student body, or is it fairly balanced?
From our statistics, Village 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 Village 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 Village 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 Village High is one of hundreds of schools in the state that have a majority of white students.
|American Indian/Alaska Native||0.0%||0|
|Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander||2.0%||2|
|Two or more races||3.0%||3|
High schools usually reflect the population in the surrounding area, so the ethnicities of students likely resembles those of Pleasanton. 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 Village High Families
What are the family incomes of students at Village 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 Village High, 2.0% of students qualify for reduced-price lunches, and 1.0% qualify for free lunches.
This means Village High has a very low poverty level. Nearly no students at Village High qualify for free or reduced price lunches. Pleasanton is thus likely to have a very affluent community, and Village High is in the top 10% of California schools in terms of family income.
|Do not qualify for reduced-price or free lunches||95||96.9%|
As with ethnicity, this likely reflects the surrounding community in Pleasanton and doesn't speak much about the school itself.
Because Village 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 Village 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 Village 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 Village 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 Village High students at risk.
In the school year of 2011-2012, there were 21 referrals to law enforcement (13 male, 8 female), and 12 school-related arrests (8 males, 4 females). This is out of a total enrollment of 261 students.
To put this into perspective, most California schools (59% of them) reported 0 law enforcement referrals and arrests.
This means that 12.6 Village High has major safety issues. For every 100 students, there were 12.6 law-enforcement related actions. This is a very high number that puts Village High in the top 10% of schools with disciplinary actions.
With this record, is Village High School significantly different from other schools in the area? It could be that Village 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:
Pleasanton Unified School District Safety
|School Name||Total Referred||Total Arrests||Enrollment|
|Amador Valley High||48||4||2685|
Now we get to a major aspect of assessing a high school: academic performance. How good of an education will you get at Village High School? Will you be competitive for college? Will you have access to advanced classes?
We've compiled everything we could find about Village High's academics here.
To start off, an important benchmark of academic achievement is graduation rate. For all students who start high school at Village High, the state of California wants as many students to graduate as possible, since a high school diploma can mean a big difference in getting a job.
At Village High, 96% Village High students graduated within four years of starting high school.
Here's how this stacks up to other schools. The California state government has defined 90% as a target rate. The state average is around 80-85%.
Village High is in the 90th percentile of all public high schools in California for graduation rate. This is well above average. Generally, a graduation rate of above 90% is considered good and well above average, and below 75% is well below average.
Note: This data comes from a few years back, but the trends are likely to stay the same, since schools don't get significantly better or worse within a short period of time.
Next, we'll look at another major piece of high school academics: standardized testing performance for Village High School students. These are tests that are administered to large populations of students for comparison purposes.
As of 2014, eleventh graders attending Village 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 Village 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 Village High.
At Village High School, 35% of students meet or exceed state standards in English/Language Arts.
This is considered below average and puts Village High in the bottom 50% of all high schools in California for English/Language Arts. The majority of Village 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 Village High will likely rise over time. But it still reflects Village 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 Village High School, 3% of students meet or exceed state standards in Math. This is considered well below average and puts Village High in the bottom 25% of all high schools in California. The vast majority of Village 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