Vallejo High School

840 Nebraska St, Vallejo, CA 94590 | (707) 556-1700
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Student Enrollment: 1,666
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3 out of 5 | 13 Reviews
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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%
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
Teacher Education Background (2009)
Percent With Ph.D.
Percent With Master's Degree
Percent With Bachelor's Degree
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
Source: CA Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

School Ratings and Reviews

Overall Rating: 3

3 out of 5 | 13 Reviews
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13 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 29, 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 08, 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
  • 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 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 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.

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