School Details

Fountain Valley High School

17816 Bushard, Fountain Valley, CA 92708
(714) 962-3301
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 3282 students 25 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Huntington Beach Union High average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
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  • Huntington Beach Union High average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Huntington Beach Union High average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Fountain Valley High School is a public high school in Fountain Valley. The principal of Fountain Valley High School is Chris Herzfeld and can be contacted at cherzfeld@fvhs.com. 3,282 students attend Fountain Valley High School and identify mostly as Native American or Native Alaskan; Asian; and White, non-Hispanic. 5% of the Fountain Valley High School students have "limited English proficiency." 17% of the 3,282 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Fountain Valley High School is 25:1. Valley Vista High (Continuation) School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Japanese
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Native American or Native Alaskan 5% 7%
Asian 41% 22%
White, non-Hispanic 38% 45%
Hispanic 13% 22%
Pacific Islander 1.0% 1%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 1%
Filipino 1% 1%
Multiracial 1% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.8% 16411%
Unspecified 0.3% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 17% 16%
Limited English proficiency 5% 10%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    I transferred over to FVHS and love it so far! So much school spirit involvement everyone is friendly and great campus. Overall best school experience I have ever had. AMAZING SCHOOL!! <3

  • (2 years ago)

    I am currently attending FVHS and I am having an amazing experience. Fountain Valley High School was the best choice I could make for a high school that was around my area. There are so many activities clubs AP classes and sports. Basically getting involved at school is not difficult at all. Most of the teachers are very amiable easy to approach and care for the students. I haven't had any problems with my teachers. As for the atmosphere and students it is pretty average since it IS a high school. Overall I love FVHS and I wouldn't go anywhere else. (

  • (3 years ago)

    I'm currently a student here at FVHS and I absolutely love it! There are so many opportunities for everyone. There is a wide selection of classes AP courses extracurriculars sports and clubs. Our ASB and BBN (Film & Production class) bring so much pride and spirit to our school and our spirit weeks always have a lot of participation. The teachers here actually care about their students and the coaches provide great encouragement. I'm an AP student and an athlete and I'm definitely proud to call myself a Baron.

  • (4 years ago)

    I'm the new student in FVHS. I have been there just four months but I love it . It's so great good teachers good friends. There are also have a lot of school's activities such as BBN sports and I enjoy its . SO GOOD TO BEING THE STUDENT OF FVHS

  • (5 years ago)

    people that dont go to fountain vall think that we have all thins and that but we dont were a hard working school thats just trys to improve

  • (5 years ago)

    I currently attend FV and I think it offers a lot of opportunities for the students. There are various courses/classes available to students that enable them to explore and learn about new things. There are also many AP classes available to those who wish to to take them and a lot of fun extracurricular activities such as sports the BBN yearbook clubs etc. We are also very fortunate enough to take part in what we call 'Edison Week' each year which is extremely fun. Furthermore our ASB does a great job in doing the school assemblies and encouraging us to participate in things like Hurley's Walk The Walk Fashion show - which we won. FV also does extremely well with testing and had a 854 in the API scores (2008).

  • (5 years ago)

    My son graduated last year and my daughter attends FVHS now. My son struggled through high school and the teachers there did everything they could to help him earn the credits needed for graduation. This school and the teachers there are the best.

  • (6 years ago)

    I went to FVHS for 3 years and I loved it. The teachers were more than willing to help with any problems a student may have had. The sports programs were great (the teams may not have all been the best but the experience was amazing.) And the clubs at the school were very active. If I could go back to High School and live it all over again I most definitely would in a heartbeat!

  • (6 years ago)

    I have both of my teens attending school here. Out of the three years that we have been here we have only had one teacher with questionable teaching practices. I'm impressed with the all of the staff from the front office to the classrooms. Kids are happy I'm happy.

  • (6 years ago)

    I just graduated from this school in 2008. It is an ethnically diverse school in a great area. The parents are very involved with extra curricular activities and so are the teachers.

  • (7 years ago)

    i'm currently going to this school and i love everything about it! the teachers are awesome and the students are no trouble makers. great environment.

  • (8 years ago)

    Great school. No issues good sports.

  • (8 years ago)

    Great school. No issues with teachers.

  • (8 years ago)

    Wonderful school. Great teachers. Good involvement.

  • (8 years ago)

    All I have to say about this school is that if it wasn't for being the the Marching Band I would have never survived the High school experience. The students and directors are awesome. Best thing about High school. Now for the other teachers they are not so good.

  • (8 years ago)

    I graduated from FVHS. It was a great school with caring teachers. I ended up going to UCLA for an advanced degree and learned crucial study skills from FVHS.

  • (8 years ago)

    The quality of academic programs is good. Students have a variety of extracurricular activities.

  • (8 years ago)

    Excellent school. Great teachers. I attended here all through high school and it was great. Now I have friends with students attending that say it is great!

  • (9 years ago)

    This school has a friendly environment. Since it is so big students do not care about popularity and such. This school is quite famous. Its concert band performed in the Rose Parade and also was able to make a float. This school has lots of different activities from archery to surfing to breakdancing. However due to its reputation the classes are tough. There are AP classes that last 6 days a week and the students are majorly depressed since there is so much homework.

  • (10 years ago)

    Great School good student body with great emphasis on education.

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