Simi Valley High School

306 reviews
  1. Simi Valley Unified School District
  2. 9-12
  3. Public, Magnet
B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    B
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Readiness
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    C-
  6. Health & Safety
    B+
  7. Administration
    C+
  8. Sports
    C-
  9. Food
    C+
  10. Resources & Facilities
    D+
Address
5400 Cochran St
Simi Valley, CA 93063
Telephone
(805) 577-1400
Website
Data not available

Simi Valley High School Rankings

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Outcomes

Average Graduation Rate
93%
Average SAT
1180
107 responses
Average ACT
27
37 responses

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
56%
Percent Proficient - Math
31%
AP Enrollment
18%
AP Exam Pass Rate
74%
Advanced Math Enrollment
Low
Poll
How challenging are academics at this school?
  • This school is nationally recognized.
    5%
  • This school is the best in the area.
    29%
  • Probably like most other schools.
    67%
  • This school doesn't challenge anyone.
    0%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
B+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
83%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.24 responses
Poll
79%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.24 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 132 responses
  • Simi Vs. Royal Week
    26%
  • Every Fifteen Minutes
    16%
  • Football games are fun.
    16%
  • Pep Rallies
    15%
  • School dances
    10%
  • Senior Ditch Day
    6%
  • College and Career Day
    5%

Students

Diversity
B
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,260
Free or Reduced Lunch
22%
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.34 responses
35%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.34 responses
85%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.34 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
25:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
$78,918
Teachers in First/Second Year
4.5%
56%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.48 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.48 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.48 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
C-
Based on expenses per student, number of sports offered, and student and parent reviews.
Girls Athletic Participation
Data not available
Boys Athletic Participation
Very Low
Expenses Per Student
$9,458/ year
National
$11,890
81%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.52 responses
25%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.52 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.52 responses

Reviews

306 reviews
  • Excellent
    25
  • Very Good
    135
  • Average
    126
  • Poor
    17
  • Terrible
    3
Simi Valley High School has it all: academics, athletics, and the arts. As a member of many organizations on campus (varsity cheer, leadership, California Scholarship Federation, National Honor Society, and Safe Schools Ambassadors), I know the ins and outs of the school and can fully appreciate everything that the Simi High staff does to make my school fun for everyone. Last year, Simi was ranked the number one high school in the nation for school spirit and its pioneer pride has only gotten stronger with each Friday night football game. Simi Valley High School is the largest school in its district but still manages to make every student feel welcomed and a part of the SVHS family. What makes my school so great is that the overall atmosphere is inviting and inspiring to those who want to enjoy high school while receiving an education. I would not change anything about my school or the high school experience that it has provided me with.
  • Senior
  • 2 months ago
I really did have fun at school. There were always activities before, after, and during school for the students. We always had rallies at school for competitions against other schools but the school also made education important in the eyes of the students. If the students passed their exams by a certain percentage, rallies and little celebrations would take place. There was always things to help encourage the students to do better. The school staff ensured that the students had different programs including plant science, choir, dance, sports, drama, art, and medical. My school has a program called HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America). It was a medical competition against other schools and other states. I attended HOSA. School would begin at 6 in the morning and then we would go back to our school schedules with other students that did not have before-school activities. I am now in college and I remember everything that I was taught while being in HOSA. Most importantly, I learned what I am capable of doing in life and am more than comfortable stepping out of my own comfort zone. I am receiving excellent grades because of the benefits that are received by Simi Valley High School.
  • Niche User
  • June 30 2015
Our school's administration is strong in some areas while weak in others. Administration does not tolerate drugs, alcohol, weapons, or violence and a consequence is always given. Attendance and tardiness are some strong policies only because they want you to have the best education possible. Dress code used to be something administrators felt strongly about until students protested it because clothing is a freedom of expression and should be a right. Two things that could be worked on in our school are our guidance counselors and bullying. Our guidance counselors are supposed to listen to you and help guide you towards the right choices and paths. Yet whenever I walk into the guidance counselor's office, I feel like a nuisance to them. Next is the subject of bullying. Every year we have a anti-bullying assembly, yet bullying still happens and goes unnoticed everyday.
  • Niche User
  • Mar 28 2015