Vallejo High School

840 Nebraska Street, Vallejo, CA 94590
(707) 556-1700
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 2000 students 21 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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
  • Vallejo City Unified average
  • California state average

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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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California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE)

In 2012-2013 California used the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) to test high school students' skills in English language arts and mathematics. The results for grade 10 students taking the test for the first time are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The CAHSEE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of California. Students must pass all parts of the CAHSEE in order to graduate from high school. If they do not pass it the first time, students have multiple opportunities to retake the test. The goal is for all students to pass both sections of the test.
  • This school in 2013
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  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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
  • Vallejo City Unified average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Vallejo High School is a public high school in Napa. The principal of Vallejo High School is Dr. Roxanne Brown-Garcia, who can be contacted at RBrown-Garcia@vallejo.k12.ca.us. 2,000 children attend Vallejo High School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 12% of the Vallejo High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 70% of the 2,000 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Vallejo High School is 21:1. North Hills Christian School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 8% 11%
Hispanic 38% 29%
Black, non-Hispanic 31% 32%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% %
Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 2% %
Filipino 17% 19%
Unspecified 1% 5%
Multiracial 1% %
Asian 1% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0.6%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 70% 55%
Limited English proficiency 12% 17%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    All these reviews make me laugh do you guys really believe these people like really? Some of them DONT EVEN ATTEND THIS SCHOOL! If you want to know something just ask one of the students like me I'm doing very well in this school better than I have in any other school since I've been here. All those things that you HEAR are just things that you HEAR you don't actually SEE what happens during school hours so it's best to shut your mouth until you meet the real Vallejo High...! I mean yeah we have fight... But so does evey other school in the world Yeah we have kids that love shoes & expensive clothes... But you will always find kids like that in every school in the freakin world! Yes Vallejo High has flaws but guess what?... So does every single school in the world We are not all devils but at the same time we are not all saints nobody in this school is perfect we all have our flaws but we make it work! As soon as you find that school full of saints & goodygoodies I'll believe that my school is full of stupid little demon children...! Okay? Okay?

  • (8 months ago)

    THE BEST Small learning communities are taking off and putting more power in the hands of teachers--some of these programs are really amazing! PROS VHS is in an upswing and is attempting to improve quality of life and education for students through extracurricular activities electives Academies and other support systems. There are many dedicated teachers and staff members who are like family for the students here and most of the [almost all new] administrators are working hard to create positive change. CONS Despite all of the efforts teachers and admin are still under the thumb of a blind district office; and hands are tied by bureaucracy lack of funding inadequate recourses inadequate facilities and a lack of organization or structure from the top down. Too many new programs and systems fail because like the students they are pushed through without enough support. THE WORST Students are being pushed through classes even when they fail (e.g. promoted to Algebra 2 when they haven't passed Pre-Algebra) and an astounding number of classes are STILL being covered by subs or NO ONE a full semester into the year.

  • (11 months ago)

    This school is just terrible. All the kids here are just a bunch of idiots. All they do is praise shoes like if they were Gods. Some our ridiculously out of control. They fight for the stupidest things. Like girls will fight each other over for boy if they're thirsty be called a bad name etc. The boys fight for weed and who knows what else they might as well be thirsty too. Theirs really nothing to help this school.The church next to the school probably pray for those little demons here. The teachers are really nice people but its just the students. Do not come to this school. It is not a safe place to go. Every day you send your child their your risking his or hers life everyday when you drop them off their. Again do not come to this school I recommend to move out of this city as fast as possible get section 8 or a loan move out. DO NOT COME ANY NEAR THIS SCHOOL AND CITY. Once you go in you never come out right.

  • (11 months ago)

    This school practices social promotion promoting students to the next grade up even if they got F's in all their classes. Some kids start high school even though they have not passed a class since the 6th grade. Kids are pushed into Algebra 2 Biology 2 and even French 2 who failed Algebra 1 Biology 1 and French 1. Only about 50% of the 12th grade class has enough credits to graduate so there are many failing students in every class bored out of their minds who disrupt the class. Those students should not be in classes they are not prepared for as it does them no good denies kids who should be there the best education possible and denies the teachers a reasonable chance to teach all their students. It also fools parents into believing their child's education is progressing when their child's education is in fact almost non-existent. Their child is "progressing" to the next grade but their child is not learning nor passing. This is a crazy system which benefits nobody. It artificially increases the attendance rate which makes it appear as if there are fewer drop outs. This is great for the administration's statistics but in reality it only masks a very bad problem.

  • (11 months ago)

    If you even lucky to have a teacher I doubt he or she would be able to control the class. I find it sad that this school is so ridiculously stupid. The whole place looks like a prison and I agree with that. Since most of the students are monkeys who can't last a single minute without a fight or argument with a teacher or student. This school is so bad you should just go to smelly MIT. That's real advice don't even bother visiting this school. The school is one of the worst in the Bay Area. I'm glad Vallejo High spawned the Zodiac killer it makes sense because this school is for bloody twats!

  • (1 year ago)

    Vallejo high school is by far the worst school ever it looks like the kids are in a prison environment as far as the inside of the school looks the teacher doesn't care about the actually learning of the kids as long as they get there pay check. I can't blame the teachers for it all though the kids and how they act shows how they live and are raised at home they cuse the teachers out and threaten the teacher my son can home and told me that one kid set a fire in the class and the teacher did nothing but set there. Keep your kids away from this school if you value your kids education and possible life......oh and don't try to get in contact with the principle even if you leave a message he won't return your call I tried several times with no luck so I just took my kid out and left without saying anything to the school. If the rating system had zero for a rating that would be my rating. That school would be better of shut down and stop wasting our tax dollars for literally nothing there is NO educationing taking place there

  • (1 year ago)

    Crafting critical thinking skills takes a backseat to crafting politically progressive opinions. As long as the students know what they're supposed to think many of the teachers don't care if the students know how to think.

  • (4 years ago)

    I attended Vallejo High back in the 80's and it was a mess then...a student was stabbed in the hallway and the student who did it was never disciplined. One of my teachers used to enjoy telling us that she was "only here for a paycheck" The school is old and not maintained. I would never send my children here.

  • (5 years ago)

    The school is a joke. The teachers are too preoccupied with chasing an agenda to actually confer facts. The school district could save itself tons of money by shutting down the school and sending these kids to the library.

  • (5 years ago)

    Great teachers and administrators. The school offers vocational education.

  • (6 years ago)

    this school is great not too many problems with the school it have great teachers excellent principals and a lot of extra after school activitys to keep kids busy and off the streets.

  • (6 years ago)

    as a student i see the campus everyday and ther are lots of things that could be improved mainly the teachers concern for student actually learning what is needed to be successful after graduation.....i an scared about going to a csu next year because i feel that i am not well prepared by my teachers

  • (6 years ago)

    As a parent of a former student I can speak to the fact that there are several instructors that truly care and do their best with the limited resources they have. Then there are those with whom I could never get in contact. I found the administration lacking including the principal (who was a good teacher when I had him years ago) either unable or unwilling to stand by his word on several occassions. In addition my child came to the school with a perfect attendence record but secondary to continuous oversights and failure to correct the problems even when proof was provided to both teacher and administrators that record was ruined. Needless to say I transferred my child out of the district and am proud to say he is doing well thriving and enjoying his high school experience. I would have loved my child to graduate from my alma mater however had no defense against those instuctors and administrators that did not understand the concept of teamwork and parental involvment in educating my child. For those wonderful instructor who do there best my hat off to you!

  • (6 years ago)

    As a student I see what parents DON'T. This school needs a serious clean up and I don't mean just the trash.

  • (7 years ago)

    i love this school the teachers are great and the campus is amazing

  • (7 years ago)

    I've had good and bad experiences with my two students who attend (Junior and Senior). IF your student is not in AP or Honor courses then good luck! Clubs & athletics are excellent. Some teachers are truly dedicated some teachers are there to just collect a paycheck. I was fortunate to experience both. If I could do it all over again private school is the way to go.

  • (8 years ago)

    This is the best school ever and it does have its weak spots but never judge a book by it cover.Our Principal is so easy to talk to and get along with he respects all students even when they dont respect him. I love my school and I know anyone who comes here will LOVE it too!

  • (8 years ago)

    As a former student at this school I can say that the teachers are great but there is a huge disipline problem at this school. I earned extremely high marks and thought I was prepared for college. My parents weren't educated enough to ask for me to be placed into AP courses. At any rate I made it to college and realized this school did not prepare me at all. You would think a student with a 3.8 GPA would do excellent in college. I had to teach myself how to be a good student. Thanks to my education experience in Vallejo's school district I will not place my children in public schools. Yes my children do have a parent who is more in tune with academics; however I believeth e classroom should be more about teaching and less about discipline. Good luck to any parent on their decisions.

  • (9 years ago)

    Advanced Placement programs are top notch. Teachers in those classes are very well educated and provide challenge. Extracurricular activities are plentiful. Parents arent too involved but still some involvement. The school is full of delinquents unless your children are a part of the AP Honors programs or a part of leadership.

  • (9 years ago)

    Only way to get a decent education for your children is to have them enrolled in AP or Honors classes otherwise they will not learn enough to make it in the outside world yet alone in college. Business Adcameny was an good option when it existed as the kids had the same core 'caring' teachers throughout high school. Too many discipline problems interfer with the kids education at VHS which is too bad as there are some good teachers at VHS. They need to be able to teach and not have to deal with the interuptions that occur.

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