Vallejo High School

840 Nebraska St, Vallejo, CA 94590 | (707) 556-1700
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Student Enrollment: 1,666
Local School
Directory
Rating

3 out of 5 | 16 Reviews
Find Old Friends From Vallejo High School

Use the form below to search for alumni from Vallejo High School.

First Name:
Last Name:
Graduation Year
Powered by Classmates.com®

School Description

School Summary and Highlights
Additional Contact Information
  • Mailing Address: 840 Nebraska St., Vallejo, CA 94590
School District Details

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 1,666
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 74.4
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 22.4
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 827 (49.6%)
  • Females: 839 (50.4%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 130 (7.8%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 767 (46.0%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 897 (53.8%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Vallejo High School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian100.6%
Black57734.6%
Asian34520.7%
Hispanic50330.2%
White17310.4%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Vallejo High School
  Number Percent
8th Grade20.1%
9th Grade55233.1%
10th Grade45027.0%
11th Grade38923.3%
12th Grade27316.4%
Graduates Information (2010)
Graduation Rate
School:
57.8%
District:
57.7%
State:
78.6%
Teacher Education Background (2009)
Percent With Ph.D.
School:
3.4%
District:
8.9%
Percent With Master's Degree
School:
13.8%
District:
21.1%
Percent With Bachelor's Degree
School:
8.0%
District:
3.3%
Teacher Credentials & Experience (2009)
Percent of Teachers With Emergency Credentials: 2.7%
Percent of Teachers With Credentials: 86.7%
Number of Certificated Staff: 87.0
Average Number of Years of Teacher Experience: 17.8
Average Age
School:
48.8
District:
51.7
Source: CA Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

School Ratings and Reviews

Overall Rating: 3

3
3 out of 5 | 16 Reviews
The Overall Rating is the school's average rating from parents, students, school faculty and staff. The highest rating is five apples and the lowest is one apple.

Share Your Review About This School

Rate This School
Suggested Topics for Reviews
  • Principal leadership and staff
  • Overall ranking and student achievement
  • Teacher involvement and guidance
  • Extracurricular activities and sports
  • Classroom, building and playground safety
  • School homework load appropriateness
Enter Your Review Below
Enter Your Email Below
Reviews Containing the Following Will Not Be Accepted
  • Offensive or innappropriate comments, including allegations of criminal behavior
  • Names of individuals (faculty, staff, teachers, or students)
I am a and Accept the Terms of Use

16 reviews for Vallejo High School

  • Reviewed by Former Student on May 13, 2011
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I graduated from Vallejo in 1976, this school is the worst. The teachers and counselors did not even try to prepare the students for college. My counselor actually told me I was not college material and I would not get accepted. What a bunch of (...). I had a 3.4 grade average. After I graduated I learned I could go to college and that I would be accepted.
  • Reviewed by Former Student on October 30, 2010
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I graduated from Vallejo High several years ago. I must say that reading through the reviews already posted was amusing. It's not surprising to me to see so many basic grammatical errors and bad form from a bunch of people saying good things about Vallejo High School. I will agree that, for the students who take the honors or AP classes and concentrate over the racket and disrespect of other students, there is an education to be had. Yes, the budget is minimal. Yes, there is a HIGH teacher turnover rate. Yes, the teachers are tired of dealing with what amounts to a mob of disrespectful and uncaring students. There are some teachers still trying to make it work for the students' sakes. It is a losing battle at the moment and everyone knows it. I think when I graduated we walked the line with HALF the number of students we started Freshman year with. It's sad more than anything. Vallejo has the potential to live up to its former glory again. It needs a budget that unties the hands of teachers, it needs teachers who care, students who care, and parents who take an interest in their children's educations. Sadly many parents use it as a daycare type facility without much thought as to what is actually being learned. I wont say I am ashamed of having graduated from VHS. I got my education. But I know there are so many more who so often slip through the cracks and don't. I wouldn't send my kids to Vallejo High if it was avoidable.
  • Reviewed by Former Student on September 30, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I attended Vallejo Sr. HIgh I am also Lupo Barce's ex wife. born in 1976 Lupo is born in 1950
  • Reviewed by Student on April 25, 2010
  • Rating: 4 (4 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • i attend vallejo high now and having a good time. most people say its bad but that is the students who arent trying to better the school. most of the teachers are very nice and care and some are iffy but i love being an apache
  • Reviewed by Former Student on February 09, 2010
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I attended this school 1994 I love the teachers, They are great people there. I love the classes too. Pretty yard and clean place. Lupo Barce the Custodian does a great Job. Keep up the Great work Vallejo, Vallejo Apache rarara.
  • Reviewed by Student on January 01, 2010
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Vallejo High is full of teachers who do nothing, students who are rude, shallow, disrespectful, and just overall intolerable! I've never been to a school quite like this. It saddens me to say that I will be graduating from here. I'm sure back in the day it was a great school but now its just not.
  • Reviewed by Parent/Guardian on December 02, 2009
  • Rating: 4 (4 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • VHS IS A GOOD SCHOOL IT HAS ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENTS AS DO ALL SCHOOLS. IT IS A LOT BETTER THEN THE OTHER TWO IN VALLEJO
  • Reviewed by Student on October 04, 2009
  • Rating: 2 (2 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I'm currently a sophomore at this school. I think that all the diversity is great and all, but that's not the luck with the educational system. Teachers don't exactly try their hardest to help the students. I know there's only so much you can do, but seriously, a teacher is supposed to "teach". I can't name you one thing I've been taught from this school academically, but socially, I am learning to cope with large crowds and associate with people. I just think that teachers, as well as the students, should put more of an effort. That also starts by the parents/guardians.

    Oh, and the school fundings are very low. One of my teachers "accidentally" said she couldn't print a lot of paper because she was a slim budget. I'm guessing that could also affect the way things impact the kids and stuff.

    All-in-all, this school does a poor job at maintaining the children at a proficient level. The diversity great, the academics aren't, it's tough.

    Class of 2012!
  • Reviewed by Student on July 07, 2009
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • vallejo high school is not a very good school. People are very mean towards the teachers even when they arent even mean to you.I know this because i still attend the school I will be a 2009 junior.
    Most of the teachers dont even teach what they are suppose to they talk about anything an give you what ever grade they what to. You can be in one course and the teacher would tell you you need to go back a subject. So remember this because all those old high school graduates dont know anything about whats going on now. remember the class of 2011 graduate
  • Reviewed by Former Student on February 28, 2009
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I loe this school. I graduated from it and i hope my kids can do the same eventually... Love the teachers, they helped me so much. Mr. Lydon, Mrs Welch, Mrs Filips, Mrs Gonzalez... Everybody i miss the so much...
  • Reviewed by Student on January 06, 2009
  • Rating: 4 (4 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Its a good school, you just need to know the right people to have fun academically and socially.
  • Reviewed by Student on November 18, 2008
  • Rating: 1 (1 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • im currently attending vallejo high and i haven been to a worst school. no one listens in class which makes it hard to get work done. and most of the kids there are very disrespectful
  • Reviewed by Former Student on October 29, 2008
  • Rating: 5 (5 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • Best learning experience of my life. And it's not just about the books.
  • Reviewed by Former Student on July 14, 2008
  • Rating: 4 (4 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • This school gets a bad rap because it's in Vallejo. But I graduated from this school and I love it still. It is such a melting pot of diversity and cultural differences. If you want your child to grow to be racially tolerant there is no better place to send them!
  • Reviewed by Former Student on July 10, 2007
  • Rating: 3 (3 / 5) Flag as inappropriate
  • I wish to specifically note two courses taken an Vallejo High School that have had a tremendous impact on my life and future. I attended Vallejo High roughly 1946 to 1948.
    The first course was called "Funny Math". Among other things, this course taught to add multiple columns of numbers, add from left to right, subtracting numbers by adding, etc.
    To this day, people are astounded by my math ability. I credit most of it to that course.
    The other course I took at night school in 1948 or 1949 which was "Beginning Typing". Needless to say, in this day and age what a benefit it is to use computers and keypads.
    I am especially pleased with the math. It just about floors me of how many people can not even count change without using a calculator. Since I also have a daughter who is interested in "Funny Math", is there any way of finding out where to obtain that course material? If so, I would be happy to send for it, if it still exists.
    Thank you again, Vallejo High.

Test Scores and Performance Information

Overall School Rating

Local School
Directory
Rating
How is this determined?
The overall school rating shows that Vallejo High School performed on average worse than many other schools across the state on CST state exams in the following subjects:
  • CST Algebra I
  • CST Algebra II
  • CST Biology
  • CST Chemistry
  • CST English-Language Arts
  • CST General Mathematics
  • CST Geometry
  • CST Integrated/Coordinated Science
  • CST Physics
  • CST Science
  • CST Summative High School Math
  • CST U.S. History
  • CST World History
AYP Results (2010)
Overall AYP Met: No
ELA AYP Met: No
Math AYP Met: No
ACT Exam Results (2009)
Percent of Students Taking ACT Exam: 5.8%
Average Combined Score: 18.1
Percent Scoring At or Above 21: 11.8%
SAT Exam Results (2009)
Percent of Students Taking SAT Exam: 30.9%
Average Combined Score: 1,325.4
Critical Reading Average: 439.2
Math Average: 446.6
Writing Average: 439.7
Percent Scoring At or Above 1500: 21.1%

CST - Test Proficiency by Grade and Subject

Grade 9 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
CST Algebra I Test
20108.0%11.0%22.0%
200911.0%14.0%21.0%
20084.0%8.0%18.0%
 
CST Biology Test
201053.0%40.0%55.0%
200944.0%39.0%51.0%
200831.0%22.0%52.0%
 
CST English-Language Arts Test
201047.0%48.0%54.0%
200936.0%38.0%50.0%
200833.0%38.0%49.0%
 
CST General Mathematics Test
20105.0%19.0%17.0%
20093.0%3.0%17.0%
20089.0%7.0%18.0%
 
CST Geometry Test
201015.0%30.0%46.0%
200920.0%35.0%47.0%
200812.0%15.0%43.0%
 
CST Integrated/Coordinated Science Test
201017.0%16.0%19.0%
200914.0%15.0%15.0%
 
CST World History Test
20092.0%2.0%41.0%
20083.0%7.0%36.0%
 

Grade 10 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
CST Algebra I Test
20102.0%7.0%12.0%
20092.0%10.0%11.0%
20085.0%7.0%9.0%
 
CST Algebra II Test
201035.0%43.0%40.0%
200932.0%31.0%37.0%
200830.0%28.0%36.0%
 
CST Biology Test
201021.0%26.0%38.0%
20098.0%20.0%34.0%
200825.0%26.0%35.0%
 
CST Chemistry Test
201067.0%30.0%47.0%
200916.0%14.0%44.0%
200820.0%13.0%41.0%
 
CST English-Language Arts Test
201025.0%33.0%45.0%
200927.0%32.0%44.0%
200827.0%30.0%41.0%
 
CST Geometry Test
20103.0%13.0%14.0%
20094.0%6.0%14.0%
20087.0%7.0%12.0%
 
CST Science Test
201031.0%33.0%46.0%
200924.0%28.0%44.0%
200829.0%27.0%40.0%
 
CST World History Test
201017.0%24.0%42.0%
200914.0%23.0%38.0%
200812.0%21.0%33.0%
 
CST Physics Test
20091.0%5.0%40.0%
20083.0%6.0%36.0%
 

Grade 11 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
CST Algebra I Test
20102.0%9.0%8.0%
20094.0%17.0%8.0%
 
CST Algebra II Test
20106.0%14.0%14.0%
200920.0%21.0%12.0%
200812.0%11.0%11.0%
 
CST Biology Test
201026.0%35.0%46.0%
200928.0%27.0%41.0%
200856.0%36.0%39.0%
 
CST Chemistry Test
201014.0%19.0%30.0%
200915.0%23.0%27.0%
20089.0%12.0%25.0%
 
CST English-Language Arts Test
201030.0%34.0%42.0%
200929.0%33.0%40.0%
200827.0%31.0%37.0%
 
CST Geometry Test
201010.0%9.0%6.0%
20095.0%4.0%7.0%
20086.0%6.0%6.0%
 
CST Physics Test
20109.0%25.0%53.0%
20099.0%18.0%50.0%
20088.0%16.0%47.0%
 
CST Summative High School Math Test
201020.0%38.0%50.0%
200920.0%24.0%47.0%
200815.0%18.0%43.0%
 
CST U.S. History Test
201031.0%37.0%45.0%
200933.0%34.0%44.0%
200830.0%28.0%38.0%
 
CST World History Test
201019.0%26.0%15.0%
200912.0%24.0%11.0%
200818.0%24.0%9.0%
 

End of Course - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
CST Algebra I Test
20104.0%18.0%31.0%
20098.0%18.0%28.0%
20085.0%17.0%25.0%
 
CST Algebra II Test
201020.0%28.0%31.0%
200926.0%24.0%28.0%
200821.0%18.0%27.0%
 
CST Biology Test
201026.0%32.0%46.0%
200920.0%25.0%42.0%
200830.0%26.0%42.0%
 
CST Chemistry Test
201031.0%21.0%38.0%
200915.0%20.0%36.0%
200814.0%12.0%32.0%
 
CST General Mathematics Test
20105.0%16.0%27.0%
20093.0%14.0%26.0%
20089.0%12.0%27.0%
 
CST Geometry Test
201010.0%19.0%27.0%
20098.0%15.0%26.0%
20088.0%10.0%24.0%
 
CST Integrated/Coordinated Science Test
201016.0%15.0%16.0%
200911.0%14.0%13.0%
20088.0%4.0%11.0%
 
CST Physics Test
20109.0%26.0%49.0%
20096.0%13.0%46.0%
20087.0%15.0%43.0%
 
CST Summative High School Math Test
201020.0%38.0%54.0%
200919.0%23.0%50.0%
200815.0%19.0%47.0%
 
CST World History Test
201017.0%24.0%41.0%
200912.0%21.0%38.0%
200812.0%19.0%33.0%
 
Source: CA Department of Education 2009-2010

School Map and Similar Schools Nearby

Click to Activate Map of Nearby School Campuses
Private
Public
This School
Similar Schools Nearby
Hogan High School
9-12 | 1,361 Students | 1.8 miles away

3.5 out of 5
Jesse M. Bethel High School
9-12 | 1,494 Students | 2.3 miles away

4 out of 5
John Swett High School
9-12 | 524 Students | 4.3 miles away
Not Yet Rated
Benicia High School
9-12 | 1,671 Students | 5.2 miles away
Not Yet Rated
Hercules High School
9-12 | 1,008 Students | 7.9 miles away

3 out of 5
Pinole Valley High School
9-12 | 1,622 Students | 8.8 miles away
Not Yet Rated
Martinez Junior High School
6-8 | 918 Students | 9.2 miles away
Not Yet Rated
Crespi Junior High School
7-8 | 581 Students | 9.5 miles away
Not Yet Rated
Alhambra High School
9-12 | 1,280 Students | 9.8 miles away

5 out of 5
De Anza High School
9-12 | 907 Students | 10.4 miles away

5 out of 5

School Community Forum

Join a discussion about Vallejo High School and talk to others in the community including students, parents, teachers, and administrators.

Popular Discussion Topics
  • Admissions and Registration Questions (e.g. Dress Code and Discipline Policy)
  • School Calendar and Upcoming Events (e.g. Graduation)
  • After School Programs, Extracurricular Activities, and Athletics (e.g. Football)
  • News and Announcements (e.g. Yearbook and Class Supply List Details)
  • Graduate and Alumni Events (e.g. Organizing Class Reunions)
blog comments powered by Disqus
Navigation
Rankings
Nearby Cities
Sponsored Links
K-12 Articles
The Impact on Adopted Children at School
Children who are adopted can be affected both academically and socially at school. Many times...
Asperger Syndrome: A Developmental Disorder on the Autism Spectrum
Asperger Syndrome, also known as Pervasive Developmental Disorder is on the high functioning end of...
Summer Safety Tips to Keep Kids Safe
It won't be long until kids run from the school, shrieking in delight because they're free for the...