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Golden Valley High School

Public School | Grades 9-12 | Kern Union High
801 Hosking Ave
Bakersfield, CA 93307
(661) 827-0800

About This School

Golden Valley High School is located in Bakersfield, CA and is one of 24 high schools in Kern Union High School District. It is a public school that serves 2598 students in grades 9-12. See Golden Valley High School's test results to learn more about school performance.

A school's Academic Performance Index (API) is a scale that ranges from 200 to 1000 and is calculated from the school's performance in the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program. The state has set 800 as the API target for all schools to meet.

Golden Valley High School had an API growth score of 722 in 2012. California uses the Academic Performance Index (API) to measure annual school performance and year-to-year improvement. Golden Valley High School's 2012 base score was 702 and the school did meet its 2012 school-wide growth target.

In 2010, Golden Valley High School had 28 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The California average is 24 students per full-time equivalent teacher.

Student Ethnicity (2011)

Students (2011)


Students Per Teacher (2010)

Female/Male (2011)

52% 48%

Subsidized Lunch (2011)


District Spending (2010)

per student
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Golden Valley High School Reviews

By a Teacher on

I have been a teacher at this school for the past seven years. Every year we have managed to to raise our APY?API scores and are now over the 700 mark. We have done our very best to see that we have a staff who will promote all the plans we have put into place to see that we are successful. One of our greatest impacts has been our tutoring program in all core subjects. On any given day we have over 300 students in attendance. Our school climate is safe. We have an on site police officer plus five security. We have a zero tolerance policy which is followed up with a great administration.

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