Champlain Valley Union High School

183 reviews
  1. Hinesburg, VT
  2. 9-12
  3. Public
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    C-
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Readiness
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    A+
  7. Administration
    A-
  8. Sports
    B
  9. Food
    A+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A+
Address
396 Cvu Rd
Hinesburg, VT 05461
Telephone
(802) 482-7100
Website

Champlain Valley Union High School Rankings

Niche ranks over 14,000 public high schools based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Outcomes

Average Graduation Rate
96%
Average SAT
1210
132 responses
Average ACT
29
87 responses

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
81%
Percent Proficient - Math
60%
AP Enrollment
21%
AP Exam Pass Rate
86%
Advanced Math Enrollment
Very High
Poll
How challenging are academics at this school?
  • This school is nationally recognized.
    18%
  • This school is the best in the area.
    41%
  • Probably like most other schools.
    41%
  • This school doesn't challenge anyone.
    0%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
94%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.17 responses
Poll
88%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.17 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 26 responses
  • Winter Carnival
    42%
  • Rally in the Valley
    35%
  • I love them all
    12%
  • Prom
    12%

Students

Diversity
C-
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,247
Free or Reduced Lunch
12%
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.19 responses
89%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.19 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.19 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
13:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$68,253
Teachers in First/Second Year
5.6%
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.26 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.26 responses
69%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.26 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$17,587/ year
National
$11,890
90%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.31 responses
48%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.31 responses
81%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.31 responses

Reviews

183 reviews
  • Excellent
    39
  • Very Good
    79
  • Average
    56
  • Poor
    7
  • Terrible
    2
I have 3 very different children and all of them are incredibly positive about their school. They are supported and respected for who they are and are treated like adults. There is an expectation that the kids learn to advocate for themselves and it is a skill the school really imparts on the students. It is much like a mini college campus and the students have a lot of pride in their school. This school also embraces kids with special needs, they are accepted and included by the mainstream kids in a loving way. The administration, specifically the principal, truly adores this special age group and obviously loves his job. The kids know it and it shows
  • Parent
  • 9 months ago
This is a really amazing school. It is a place where the teachers and staff make high school less scary and easier for the students. You can tell that the majority of the students actually care about their students, want them to do well, and help them in every way they can. I have been at a different school where the teacher's didn't care about their students at all, and would let many of them fail. This is not CVU. CVU has a very good freshman program called "core houses" and it makes the transition into high school much easier for freshman. CVU school spirit is very good and athletic events are very popular. However, the arts and drama departments are not well recognized and their events not well attended by the student body. The cafeteria has very healthy options, although it is pretty expensive. CVU is overall an amazing school with awesome teachers. On the contrary, CVU does have problems with town stereotypes and cliques. There are a lot of expensive brand obsessions (Frye boots, Lulu Lemon leggings, Hunter boots, etc) and if you do not wear these you are looked down upon. This is common in all high schools, but definitely preset here as well. By far the best high school in Vermont.
  • High School Senior
  • 12 months ago
It is very secluded from the active towns like Burlington, Essex, Williston or really just about any other town. While the level of education is great as are the outdoor athletic facilities travel time is a factor in why I'm not sure I'd come back. Plus with the abundance of other school that are much closer makes for a better mix of friends from other schools and better high school experience.
  • High School Senior
  • 7 months ago