Valley Community



Valley Community Enrollment, Ranking, and Statistics

Valley Community Students by Grade
PK 0
K 1
1 1
2 1
3 0
4 3
5 0
6 9
7 11
8 28
9 9
10 49
11 97
12 207

Valley Community is a public high school of the Merced County Office of Education School District located in Merced, CA. It has 416 students in grades Kindergarten through 12th. Valley Community is the 1,191st largest public high school in California and the 12,060th largest nationally. It has a student teacher ratio of 22.9 to 1.

Total Students: 416
Pupil/Teacher Ratio: 22.9:1
Full Time Teachers: 18.2

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Valley Community Students by Gender

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  School District
 Male 223
(54%)
927
(64%)
 Female 193
(46%)
528
(36%)

Valley Community Students by Ethnicity

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  School District
 Hispanic 309
(74%)
996
(68%)
 White 60
(14%)
279
(19%)
 Black 27
(6%)
92
(6%)
 Two or More 13
(3%)
28
(2%)
 Asian 5
(1%)
53
(4%)
 American Indian 1
(0%)
3
(0%)
 Pacific Islander 1
(0%)
4
(0%)

Valley Community Free and Reduced Lunch Assistance

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  School District*
 Free Lunch Eligible 333
(80%)
784
(54%)
 Not Eligible 67
(16%)
634
(44%)
 Reduced-Price Lunch Eligible 16
(4%)
37
(3%)
* School District values based on schools that reported lunch assistance data

Valley Community is ranked 906th out of 0 ranked schools in California, for total students on lunch assistance.

The percentage of Valley Community students on free and reduced lunch assistance (83.9%) is significantly higher than the state average of 52.5%. This may indicate that the area has a higher level of poverty than the state average.

Students at a participating school may purchase a meal through the National School Lunch Program. Families with incomes between 130% and 185% of the federal poverty level are eligible for reduced price meals. Schools may not charge more than 40¢ for reduced-price lunches, nor more than 30¢ for reduced-price breakfasts. Students from families with incomes at or below 130% of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals.

For 2014, a family of two needs to make an annual income below $20,449 to be eligible for free meals or below $29,100 for reduced price meals. A family of four needs to make an annual income below $31,005 for free meals or $44,122 for reduced price meals.

Valley Community Trends Over Time

Total Students Over Time

Total Students Over Time
Year Total Students
2005 750
2006 702
2007 828
2008 914
2009 841
2010 668
2011 539
2012 416

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time

Student Teacher Ratio Over Time
Year Student Teacher Ratio
2005 23.3
2006 18
2007 15.8
2008 25.8
2009 22.9
2010 N/A
2011 23.7
2012 22.9

Lunch Assistance Over Time

Lunch Assitance Over Time
Year Lunch Assitance
2005 0.584
2006 0.55555555555556
2007 0.55072463768116
2008 0.67286652078775
2009 0.78478002378121
2010 0.53592814371257
2011 0.45083487940631
2012 0.83894230769231

Compare Valley Community to Other High Schools

Student Teacher Ratio Comparison
1,617.4% 16.2:1
 
2,116.1% 21.2:1
 
2,290.0% 22.9:1
 
Free and Reduced Lunch Comparison
National Average 46.8%
 
State Average 52.5%
 
This School 83.9%
 

Top Nearby High Schools

School Type Grades Students Student Teacher Ratio Distance
Valley Community
Merced, CA
Public KG - 12 416 22.9:1  
Merced County Special Education
Merced, CA
Public KG - 12 558 9.5:1 2 miles
Yosemite High (continuation)
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Public 09 - 12 338 15.2:1 2 miles
Independence High (alternative)
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Public 09 - 12 87 12.3:1 2 miles
Merced Scholars Charter
Merced, CA
Public 06 - 12 89 27.4:1 2 miles
Sequoia High School
Merced, CA
Public 09 - 12 122 12.7:1 2 miles
Stone Ridge Christian High School
Merced, CA
Private 09 - 12 76 10:1 3 miles
Merced High School
Merced, CA
Public 09 - 12 2,700 25.8:1 3 miles
Golden Valley High School
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Public 09 - 12 2,151 24.7:1 4 miles
Buhach Colony High School
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Public 09 - 12 1,796 25.4:1 5 miles
Bellevue Senior Elementary
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Public 07 - 08 179 23.9:1 7 miles
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Data on U.S. Public High Schools & Private High Schools

Data provided by the National Center for Education Statistics. The data displayed is compiled from the most recent sources available. For public schools this is the 2012-2013 school year. For private schools this is the 2011-2012 school year.

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