Simi Valley High School in Simi Valley, CA - Niche

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Simi Valley High School is a public magnet school in Simi Valley, California. It has 2,260 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 68% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 242 reviews written and they have been mixed.

5400 Cochran St.
Simi Valley, CA 93063
(805) 577-1400

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3.5 from 242 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Overall Experience: My experience at this school was great. I love the rallies and all of the school spirit we have. Football games are always fun when you are in the Mob. Our school has the most spirit because we all, deep down inside, love our school.
    • High School Senior
    • 3
    Overall Experience: I am currently in my fourth year at Simi Valley High School and so far it has been a fairly good experience. I couldn't necessarily think of anything in particular about this school that I hate or despise. For the most part, the school is your average high school where one goes and learns. Yes, the school has its low sides but most schools do. For instance, at Simi High, I have experienced a couple of mishaps in the counseling office in regards to schedules. I have have also experienced an issue or two in the asb office in which mine and many other students' physical forms have disappeared. However, the essential purpose of a school is to provide a place where students can come to learn in a safe environment. I can honestly say that I have learned many things in my high school experience and have done it in a safe environment. From here on, I only see improvement of the school and its environment.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: I think what made this school unique was the sense of community and overall compassion for the livelyhood of the staff. Their motive towards making the students feel apart of the system was really something to witness. there was never a time i felt left out of bored, except for algebra.. Everyone got along as long as no one purposefully started a problem. Popular kids bonded with the nerdy kids so really no one was popular. it was more of an average combination of social class students. Sports both volleyball and track and field allowed me to spend quality time with the students both in and out of class. long hours of practice meant sharing mutual pain and success. All in all the schools electrical atmosphere made me want to try harder and push myself to unknown limits in order to fall out of my comfort zone, with Ap classes and join new clubs i found that high school was not as bad as people proclaimed it to have been. Interaction was my most important aspect in high school and now being a recent graduate i can't wait to go back and experience my grounds as Alumni. Simi High will forever be Legendary.
    • Niche User
    • 4
    Overall Experience: 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
    • 3
    Extracurriculars: The extracurricular activities at Simi Valley High School was very diverse and you had plenty of clubs to choose from. There was French Club, Arts and Crafts, Builders Club, International Club, Renaissance, Leadership, ect. The funnest would have to be leadership and French Club by far due to all the food and treats provided. The bigger clubs such as Builder's Club and International Club were a bit more unorganized and hard to keep track of because there were so many people. Overall there is a great amount of very good clubs and extracurricular activities at Simi High.

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4.00 Santa Susana High School 2 mi. 1,282
3.00 Royal High School 5 mi. 2,099
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2.66 California Virtual Academy at San Diego 6 mi. 3,091
California Virtual Academy at San Joaquin 6 mi. 1,596

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


Female 46%
Male 53%

Student Diversity

Simi Valley High School United States California Virtual Academy at San Diego California Virtual Academy at San Joaquin Chatsworth Senior High School Royal High School Santa Susana High School
White 61.0% 51.0% 54.0% 45.0% 20.0% 57.0% 61.0%
Hispanic 25.0% 25.0% 24.0% 21.0% 57.0% 33.0% 21.0%
Asian 9.0% 4.8% 7.0% 11.0% 14.0% 5.0% 12.0%
African American 1.0% 15.0% 9.0% 18.0% 7.0% 1.0% 1.0%
Multiracial 1.0% 2.8% 1.0% 1.0% 0% 1.0% 2.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 1.0% 1.0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 1.0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 24.2%
Grade 10 25.3%
Grade 11 25.0%
Grade 12 25.5%

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 21 responses

  • 67% Yes
  • 24% Not sure.
  • 10% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 20 responses

  • 18% Spirit
  • 18% Principal
  • 18% Friends
  • 16% Sports team
  • 16% Honors/Gifted Programs
  • 14% Teachers
  • 2% Choir

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 21 responses

  • 45% Some teachers
  • 33% Counseling
  • 12% Nothing
  • 6% ASB Office aka Cardona
  • 3% Mr. Cox

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 22 responses

  • 64% Our amaing sports teams and school spirit
  • 18% Nothing. It is an average school.
  • 5% Our career pathways program.
  • 5% Clubs and Organizations
  • 5% The high quality area
  • 5% Vocal ensemble

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 19 responses

  • 63% Simi High Swag
  • 21% Average
  • 16% Legendary

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 23 responses

  • 48% Work your hardest and the rest will come easily.
  • 39% It will be okay! Really!
  • 13% Take calculus. its good times.

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 20 responses

  • 15% I love everything about this school.
  • 65% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 20% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.