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Bakersfield, CA
Students enrolled: 2,525

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801 Hosking Avenue
Bakersfield, CA 93307

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(661) 827-0800
(661) 827-0480
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Develops empathy: Strongly agree
July 29, 2015
Yes it certainly does! Each teacher has their own ability to help students with their personal lives, if they wanted to, and help them be strong and move on further.

- submitted by a community member
Develops honesty: Neutral
July 29, 2015
This school does its best to make a safe and honest place for students and teachers alike to feel comfortable in.

- submitted by a community member

July 29, 2015
I graduated with a right state of mind of what I want to be in college.

- submitted by a community member
Teacher effectiveness: Very effective
July 29, 2015
The teachers at this school really want their students to improve and do more with their education. As an example, the Honors Anatomy and Physiology class in one's senior year, the teacher treats their students as if they are already in their college classes. Deadlines are put up with their final "book" at the end of the year. Each teacher has a special unique trait that leaves a very good impression on the students who are willing to learn and do more for their education. A student can start thinking about what they want to be in when continuing further in the future such as being an engineer, or a chemist or a historian. Overall, the teachers in this school are always willing to do their part, it's only the students' cooperation that is needed of them.

- submitted by a community member

April 18, 2015
as of 2015, i have both positive and negative feedback about this school. positive stuff i would love to say is that the sports teams are really good especially gv wrestling and gv boys soccer. GV performing arts is a very good department i love it and i myself was involved as well. and to be honest, GVHS students do not have that much school spirit at all. i would say there's too many dress code violations being held in this school a lot. there are teachers that are very helpful and give opportunities to raise up the grade in their class, while other teachers don't. i love the principal Paul Helman as well.

- submitted by a community member

May 01, 2014
Golden Valley isn't as bad as people may think it is. It can be improved though. I don't like the classes here. My grades dropped when I moved here because they were ahead of what I was doing at my old school. The teachers aren't as helpful as I would like them to be. People here just aren't friendly and it's very hard to adjust and make friends when everyone here shuts you out. Golden Valley isn't a good school, at least not for me.

- submitted by a student

April 09, 2014
I'm currently a junior at Golden Valley High school and I have been there all four years. I have nothing but good things to say not only about other students but the teachers are outstanding. I have learned so much from great teachers but the students are the real success story I have many friends including myself who strive in AP classes and extra curricular activities and sports. Overall do not judge my school just because of the area or people who go their but actually go and see for yourself how amazing it is.

- submitted by a community member

August 21, 2013
this school isnt that bad as some people think it is. sure we may have some really disrespectful students but the staff is overall good. our curriculum is great considering where the school is located and the population of the school. GV has a very nice campus off school hours but when students are there that place is a landfill. im sorry if this sounds rude but its true. the student body has school spirit and thats the best when it comes to rallies or football games or any school related events. the staff is really strict but they are mainly easygoing if you dont get into trouble very often. honors and AP classes are offered but, take it from me, there arent a lot of those classes and are hard to get into. clubs, on the other hand, theres a bunch of those. you can find just about any club. its great. our athletic dept isnt always the best of the best but they are extremely competitive ill tell you that and they become like a second family. our performing arts dept is great; the students and teachers are really dedicated and its great to see them perform, its phenomenal. this is all from my own personal experience so hopefully it helps in any way.

- submitted by a student

May 31, 2012
I know of someone who will be attending this school and she told me that she has heard great things about this school.She was hoping that there was an anime club since she enjoys anime and she feels that an anime club would open up more students.So i suggest that an anime club should be added to this school's extra curriculum activities.

- submitted by a community member

March 14, 2012
I like the school but its too strict. The teachers help but still alot of rules like your parents cant bring you your forgotten stuff.

- submitted by a student

April 24, 2011
I recently enrolled my child at Golden Valley High School , i spoke with a freshman counslor, and he was absoluty wonderful. He was very encouraging and helpful, I loved how he was able to communicate with my child. Leaving his office I felt at peace and calm. But, I did not leave the school that way,. My next stop was with the dean. He was rude,scarastic,unfriendly, and thought he could speak down to my son and I. When I left his office , it was in near tears. So my experience started off great but ended horrible,

- submitted by a parent

April 02, 2011
I graduated from Golden Valley in '08 and all i can say the teachers were very helpful and teacher to student ratio was great, the classrooms weren't crowded; compare to my freshmen year of high school in San Fernando Valley. The school has great sports teams and hardworking staff.

- submitted by a community member
no rating
November 11, 2009
An excellent school that helps us students grow

- submitted by a student

September 29, 2008
I just recently graduated from GV (Class of '08) and I can truly say that this school's excellent staff has prepared me for the rough road in college. I among a couple other students ventured off into the outside world known to Bakersfield, and am now studying at Cal State Fullerton. At Golden Valley I felt like it was my home away from home, there I felt like I always had someone to help me when the going got tough and laugh with me along the way. The various programs such as Drama, Choir, AVID, and the various sports teams and organizations that I was involved in molded me into a well rounded person and has helped me manage my time wisely. Although this school is far from perfect, it has its kinks and sorts but nonetheless it is indeed a helpful school.

- submitted by a community member

September 09, 2008
This is a great school to be a part of and I and many of my peers enjoy being a student at this great school.

- submitted by a student

January 11, 2006
I have had great opportunities to meet with many students, administrators, teachers, and even the principal; by getting involved in various activities. Three of my five children attend there; freshman, junior, and senior. As they get involved with sports and/or the fine arts programs, I have had the chance to see what goes on inside the school and their programs. I believe the programs are excellent and so are their teachers, however they have no support. The support I'm talking about is parents. Many say it's due to the area we live in, but I don't agree. It has to be a family setting. Does that family want a high school graduate, then a college graduate? Or is it easier sitting back and seeing what your son/daughter will make of themselves on their own? It shouldn't work that way. Put some time aside and get involved with your childs activities!

- submitted by a parent

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Golden Valley High School
801 Hosking Avenue, Bakersfield, CA  93307
(661) 827-0800
Last modified Golden Valley High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Golden Valley High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 26 reviews. Top