Van Nuys High School

6535 Cedros Ave, Van Nuys, CA 91411 | (818) 778-6800
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Student Enrollment: 3,055
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School Description

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Additional Contact Information
  • Mailing Address: 6535 Cedros Ave., Van Nuys, CA 91411
School Operational Details
  • Title I Eligible
    All students of this school are eligible for participation in authorized programs.
School District Details

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 3,055
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 123.9
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 24.7
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 1,565 (51.2%)
  • Females: 1,490 (48.8%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 302 (9.9%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 1,921 (62.9%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 2,223 (72.8%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Van Nuys High School Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian110.4%
Black1414.6%
Asian60719.9%
Hispanic1,84560.4%
White38012.4%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Van Nuys High School
  Number Percent
8th Grade30.10%
9th Grade1,04234.1%
10th Grade78525.7%
11th Grade67322.0%
12th Grade55218.1%
Graduates Information (2010)
Graduation Rate
School:
81.2%
District:
69.1%
State:
78.6%
Teacher Education Background (2009)
Percent With Ph.D.
School:
3.4%
District:
3.7%
Percent With Master's Degree
School:
9.4%
District:
26.9%
Percent With Bachelor's Degree
School:
14.1%
District:
31.9%
Teacher Credentials & Experience (2009)
Percent of Teachers With Emergency Credentials: 0.8%
Percent of Teachers With Credentials: 96.9%
Number of Certificated Staff: 149.0
Average Number of Years of Teacher Experience: 13.3
Average Age
School:
47.0
District:
46.7
Source: CA Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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Test Scores and Performance Information

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How is this determined?
The overall school rating shows that Van Nuys High School performed on average about the same as 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 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
Program Improvement (PI) Requirement Under NCLB (2010)
First Year PI Requirement was Implemented: 2007-2008
School's Placement Under NCLB: Year 3
ACT Exam Results (2009)
Percent of Students Taking ACT Exam: 7.9%
Average Combined Score: 24.2
Percent Scoring At or Above 21: 77.3%
SAT Exam Results (2009)
Percent of Students Taking SAT Exam: 38.0%
Average Combined Score: 1,560.9
Critical Reading Average: 512.4
Math Average: 533.7
Writing Average: 514.8
Percent Scoring At or Above 1500: 54.5%

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%
200910.0%10.0%21.0%
20088.0%9.0%18.0%
 
CST Algebra II Test
201070.0%42.0%69.0%
200971.0%36.0%65.0%
200881.0%36.0%66.0%
 
CST Biology Test
201010.0%27.0%55.0%
200916.0%23.0%51.0%
200812.0%25.0%52.0%
 
CST English-Language Arts Test
201045.0%36.0%54.0%
200944.0%32.0%50.0%
200844.0%31.0%49.0%
 
CST Geometry Test
201051.0%21.0%46.0%
200944.0%23.0%47.0%
200860.0%19.0%43.0%
 
CST Integrated/Coordinated Science Test
201033.0%13.0%19.0%
200923.0%9.0%15.0%
200826.0%7.0%5.0%
 
CST World History Test
201010.0%21.0%45.0%
200919.0%18.0%41.0%
20089.0%15.0%36.0%
 

Grade 10 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
CST Algebra I Test
201015.0%8.0%12.0%
200914.0%6.0%11.0%
200815.0%5.0%9.0%
 
CST Algebra II Test
201039.0%21.0%40.0%
200942.0%18.0%37.0%
200850.0%17.0%36.0%
 
CST Biology Test
201048.0%29.0%38.0%
200946.0%24.0%34.0%
200851.0%23.0%35.0%
 
CST Chemistry Test
201010.0%17.0%47.0%
20095.0%15.0%44.0%
200817.0%13.0%41.0%
 
CST English-Language Arts Test
201044.0%33.0%45.0%
200944.0%31.0%44.0%
200846.0%29.0%41.0%
 
CST Geometry Test
201011.0%6.0%14.0%
200915.0%6.0%14.0%
200812.0%5.0%12.0%
 
CST Science Test
201047.0%32.0%46.0%
200948.0%30.0%44.0%
200848.0%25.0%40.0%
 
CST Summative High School Math Test
201067.0%53.0%75.0%
200976.0%42.0%71.0%
200870.0%44.0%68.0%
 
CST World History Test
201046.0%28.0%42.0%
200944.0%24.0%38.0%
200842.0%19.0%33.0%
 

Grade 11 - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
CST Algebra I Test
201018.0%6.0%8.0%
200921.0%6.0%8.0%
200816.0%5.0%5.0%
 
CST Algebra II Test
20105.0%6.0%14.0%
200912.0%6.0%12.0%
200819.0%5.0%11.0%
 
CST Biology Test
201017.0%29.0%46.0%
200912.0%26.0%41.0%
200818.0%26.0%39.0%
 
CST Chemistry Test
201031.0%15.0%30.0%
200926.0%13.0%27.0%
200827.0%11.0%25.0%
 
CST English-Language Arts Test
201056.0%34.0%42.0%
200954.0%32.0%40.0%
200843.0%27.0%37.0%
 
CST Geometry Test
20102.0%3.0%6.0%
20094.0%3.0%7.0%
20088.0%2.0%6.0%
 
CST Summative High School Math Test
201061.0%31.0%50.0%
200964.0%27.0%47.0%
200858.0%25.0%43.0%
 
CST U.S. History Test
201061.0%33.0%45.0%
200960.0%31.0%44.0%
200846.0%25.0%38.0%
 
CST World History Test
201020.0%14.0%15.0%
200926.0%8.0%11.0%
20087.0%7.0%9.0%
 
CST Physics Test
200961.0%22.0%50.0%
 

End of Course - % of students at or above proficiency

SchoolDistrictState
CST Algebra I Test
201011.0%22.0%31.0%
200913.0%19.0%28.0%
200812.0%17.0%25.0%
 
CST Algebra II Test
201035.0%16.0%31.0%
200938.0%15.0%28.0%
200848.0%13.0%27.0%
 
CST Biology Test
201038.0%28.0%46.0%
200940.0%24.0%42.0%
200841.0%24.0%42.0%
 
CST Chemistry Test
201027.0%16.0%38.0%
200922.0%14.0%36.0%
200825.0%12.0%32.0%
 
CST Geometry Test
201029.0%14.0%27.0%
200928.0%14.0%26.0%
200836.0%11.0%24.0%
 
CST Integrated/Coordinated Science Test
201033.0%3.0%16.0%
200923.0%7.0%13.0%
200826.0%2.0%11.0%
 
CST Summative High School Math Test
201062.0%35.0%54.0%
200968.0%30.0%50.0%
200863.0%29.0%47.0%
 
CST World History Test
201038.0%27.0%41.0%
200940.0%23.0%38.0%
200835.0%18.0%33.0%
 
CST Physics Test
200952.0%20.0%46.0%
 
Source: CA Department of Education 2009-2010

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