Champlain Valley Union High School in Hinesburg Town, VT - Niche

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Champlain Valley Union High School is a public school in Hinesburg Town, Vermont. It has 1,247 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 71% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 172 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

396 Cvu Rd
Hinesburg, VT 05461
(802) 482-7100

Ratings and Reviews
3.8 from 172 reviews
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    • Parent
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: There are ample chances for quality extracurriculars
    • Parent
    • 5
    Teachers: There is a culture of teachers who clearly understand the adolescent. There is a culture among the teachers that try hard to engage the students in their learning. My son's entire freshman year was like an ongoing comedy routine that snuck learning in. It was amazing
    • Parent
    • 5
    Health & Safety: Personal health is very important and is required for all students. There are several requirements that incorporate physical and emotional wellness. The school provides ample resources for personal growth and health
    • Parent
    • 5
    Overall Experience: 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
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: There is a variety of extracurricular activities that students can be involved in and many students are involved in something they enjoy.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

Nearby Schools

Niche Grade Name Type
3.33 Hinesburg Elementary School Public
Brownell Mountain School Private, Religious
The Schoolhouse Private, Alternative
3.33 Williston Schools Public
3.00 Monkton Central School Public
The Bellwether School Private, Alternative
Jean Garvin School Private, Special Education
3.66 Charlotte Central School Public
Trinity Baptist Schools Private, Religious
Centerpoint School Private, Special Education
3.33 Shelburne Community School Public
4.00 Frederick H. Tuttle Middle School Public
4.00 South Burlington High School Public
4.00 Vermont Commons School Private
3.33 Robinson School Public
3.33 Camels Hump Middle School Public
3.00 Richmond Elementary School Public
4.00 Orchard School Public
4.00 Chamberlin School Public
International Children's School Private
4.00 Rick Marcotte Central School Public
3.33 Rice Memorial High School Private, Religious
3.66 Albert D. Lawton Intermediate School Public
Renaissance School Private
The Baird School Private, Special Education
2.66 Champlain School Public
3.33 Brewster Pierce School Public
Christ the King School Private, Religious

Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
4.00 South Burlington High School 8 mi. 850
4.00 Essex High School 11 mi. 1,285
2.66 Burlington Senior High School 12 mi. 1,066
3.33 Mt. Mansfield Union High School 12 mi. 849
3.33 Mt. Abraham Union Middle/High School 14 mi. 753

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity


Female 47%
Male 52%

Student Diversity

Champlain Valley Union High School United States Burlington Senior High School Essex High School Mt. Abraham Union Middle/High School Mt. Mansfield Union High School South Burlington High School
White 93.0% 51.0% 66.0% 87.0% 97.0% 95.0% 84.0%
Asian 2.0% 4.8% 13.0% 5.0% 0% 0% 7.0%
Hispanic 1.0% 25.0% 2.0% 2.0% 0% 0% 1.0%
African American 1.0% 15.0% 15.0% 2.0% 0% 1.0% 3.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Multiracial 0% 2.8% 2.0% 1.0% 0% 1.0% 2.0%


Grade 9 25.5%
Grade 10 24.7%
Grade 11 27.4%
Grade 12 22.4%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 24 responses

  • 62% Yes
  • 21% Not sure.
  • 17% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 12 responses

  • 36% Amazing academics & athletics
  • 18% Freedom
  • 18% Cafeteria food
  • 14% Art Programs
  • 14% English and math programs

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 10 responses

  • 33% Huge wealth gap among students
  • 29% Brand obsessed students (Fryes, Hunter boots)
  • 24% Taco Tuesday
  • 5% Obsession with "Ivy league status" and shaming
  • 5% Needs more art!
  • 5% Town stereotypes

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 15 responses

  • 40% Many D1 state titles, various sports
  • 33% Higher average income/general elitism
  • 13% General atmosphere does not seem like real life
  • 13% There is a positive and respectful atmosphere

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 15 responses

  • 47% Freedom with responsibility
  • 27% Strong community feeling
  • 20% Nice
  • 7% Good if you fit in with everyone else

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 13 responses

  • 31% Join clubs, and work hard freshman year!
  • 23% Work hard, teachers will appreciate it
  • 23% Form good relationships with the teachers.
  • 15% Wierd mix of kids but you can succeed if you try
  • 8% Suck up to teachers to get good grades

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 15 responses

  • 20% I love everything about this school.
  • 60% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 13% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 7% I hate everything about this school.