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About This School

Pinole Valley High School is a public high school in Pinole. The principal of Pinole Valley High School is Sue Kahn and can be contacted at skahn@wccusd.net. 1,622 students attend Pinole Valley High School and identify primarily as Filipino, Multiracial, and Hispanic. 13% of the Pinole Valley High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 56% of the 1,622 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Pinole Valley High School is 21:1. Bethel Christian Academy is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • Latin
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Badminton
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Football
    • Golf
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Volleyball
    • Water polo
    • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Filipino 7% 5%
Multiracial 7% %
Hispanic 34% 46%
Asian 20% 10%
Black, non-Hispanic 19% 23%
White, non-Hispanic 18% 11%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1.0% 29755%
Unspecified 1% 5%
Pacific Islander 0.8% 0.6%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.08% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 56% 64%
Limited English proficiency 13% 33%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    this school is so disgusting like everywhere it is completely filthy especially the bathrooms and the students here just run the school its really horrible they have no absolute respect for authority or anyone in general! there are only a few decent teachers here some are completely unfair or have no idea what they are teaching and they do not know how to control a class or simply do not care! i've only learned in my geometry class this year the rest are just a waste of my time. i have to go to this school for another 3 years to slowly watch my education plummet don't make the mistake of sending your child here.

  • (12 months ago)

    My school is Pinole Valley Highschool in Pinole CA 94564. I like this school a lot. It is very known for the clubs activities and sports. We have lots of diversity!

  • (1 year ago)

    I brought my daughter to enroll with Mrs. Yost and she made our experience very pleasureable! She was very calm and knew her job very well. I don't understand why ANYONE would complain about this very nice lady she does her job very well. Maybe others should speak to her in a calm and nice way or get enough sleep so they aren't so cranky.

  • (2 years ago)

    In trying to enroll my son into Pinole Valley High School Ms. Yoast is rude and clearly "red tape" as you attempt to enroll your child. she is not a great representation for school enrollment and needs a vacation ASAP! Also this school badly needs facility upgrades!! With all the money from the CA Lottery supposedly benefiting our schools they clearly have missed Pinole Valley High!

  • (4 years ago)

    The restrooms at this school are horrible. There is toilet water all over the floor and no toilet tissue in the stalls. Out of 4 stalls only one have toilet tissue in them. These restrooms and extremely unsanitary and should be throughly cleaned immediately. Also the toilets have dirt all over them. Those restrooms are rediculous.

  • (4 years ago)

    It is the vest school we have the best spirit.we have wounderful teachers.GO SPARTANS

  • (4 years ago)

    is a greta school where you can find a lot of deifferent peoples

  • (4 years ago)

    Pinole Valley High has a diverse student/ teacher population. Lots of participation in the school and our community! An involved principal who is supportive of the many extracurricular activities. The only school in our district that offers the West County Conservatory of the Arts..an after school program offering students a chance to further their learning in Dance Music Vocal and Theatre. The conservatory programs are only supported by donations and fundraisers. The board is made up of teacher/ parent/ student volunteers. Students must maintain high grades and commit to practice and participation in their field of interest to be a member. With 3 years participation they can earn a specialty diploma at graduation.Pinole Valley struggles with severe budget cuts and loss of teachers.. the school spirit can still be seen and dedication to offer the West County Conservatory of the Arts is proof that parents/ staff and students want to offer all they can to encourage kids to follow their dreams!

  • (4 years ago)

    Pinole Valley is not a desired school to send your children too. The students run the school and most have no respect for authority much less a parent walking by. The classes are so loud my student could not learn a thing. It saddens me to see this school being taken over by outsiders it certainly is not a neighborhood school. The best thing for my family was seeing our child exit that school.

  • (4 years ago)

    We have a whole lot of extecurricular activities and a great conservatory.

  • (4 years ago)

    Cause the student body as a whole go crazy and we have teachers that actually care about the students success

  • (4 years ago)

    Pinole Valley High School has the coolest staff and students. Being a high school in the Bay Area it has an extremely diverse student core. Despite it's small-ish campus it does what it can to serve it's students and provide an education. [2004]

  • (4 years ago)

    My kids go there and are receiving a fine education and great opportunities with the extra curricular activities provided at this school

  • (4 years ago)

    I am both a parent and a staff member. The kids at this school are wonderful to work with. Parents are supportive. Teachers are great!

  • (4 years ago)

    PVHS is an awesome school because it's very diverse and the students keep it very clean.

  • (4 years ago)

    Pinole has many extracurricular activities and some very dedicated passionate teachers.

  • (4 years ago)

    Our marching band and performing arts program are the best ( my friends from other schools even say so.

  • (4 years ago)

    I thinks pinole valley is the bestest. We have the good marching band. With trumpet line that is good good. Forensics team speech and the debate is good tooo allso. I like it a good lots. You and I will vote for the pinole because we good. Great classes good history and the english teachers are very good suberb. Okay good bye.

  • (4 years ago)

    The best part of that school is the AP US History program =]

  • (4 years ago)

    Need more parent involvement to support the student effort. Too many times students are forced out of worthy and effective engagements by parent disinterest.

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