Pleasant Valley High School (California)

Pleasant Valley High School (commonly referred to as Pleasant Valley) is a public co-educational and comprehensive high school located in Chico, California teaching ninth grade through twelfth grade. It is the second largest school in the Chico Unified School District, which serves around 14,157 students.[7]

Pleasant Valley High School
Pleasant Valley High School
1475 East Avenue

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Coordinates39°45′39″N 121°49′0″W / 39.76083°N 121.81667°W / 39.76083; -121.81667
Other names
  • Pleasant Valley
  • PVHS
  • PV
TypePublic high school
Established1965 (1965)[1]
LocaleCity: Midsize (12)
School boardCalifornia State Board of Education
School districtChico Unified School District
NCES District ID0608370[2]
SuperintendentKelly Staley[3]
CEEB code050548
NCES School ID060837000827[4]
PrincipalDamon Whittaker
Teaching staff85.72 (on an FTE basis)[2]
Enrollment1,840[2] (2022–2023)
 • Grade 9470
 • Grade 10501
 • Grade 11434
 • Grade 12435
Student to teacher ratio21.47:1[2]
Schedule typeAlternate day block scheduling
Campus typeSuburban
Student governmentYes
Color(s)Navy blue, Columbia blue, and white    
Athletics conferenceNational Conference
SportsBoys' tennis, girls' tennis, football, swimming, boys' basketball, girls' basketball, field hockey, softball, boys' soccer, girls' soccer, wrestling, cross country, golf, boys' volleyball, girls' volleyball, skiing, snowboarding, baseball, track, marching band, and cheerleading.
MascotA Viking
RivalChico High School[5]
AccreditationWestern Association of Schools and Colleges
National ranking3,899[6]
NewspaperThe Saga
Feeder schools
  • Bidwell Junior High School
  • Chico Junior High School
  • Marsh Junior High School
Feeder toButte CollegeCalifornia State University, Chico

Academics edit

Advanced Placement edit

Pleasant Valley High School's available AP classes are AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Seminar, AP World History, AP US History, AP Government, AP Macroeconomics, AP Psychology, AP Chemistry, AP Biology, AP Environmental Science, AP Calculus, AP Statistics, AP Spanish, online AP French, AP 2-D Art and Design, AP Drawing, and AP Computer Science Principles.[8] Pleasant Valley offers the AP Capstone program and its respective diplomas and academic certificates.[9]

International Baccalaureate Programme edit

Pleasant Valley used to offer the IB Diploma Programme;[10] it provided the IB exams for English, Chemistry, Biology, History, French, Spanish, Japanese, Mathematics, and Theater Arts.

Notable alumni edit

References edit

  1. ^ Charles Duncan (7 September 1965). "Schools Open Today: Enrollment Up Slightly". Enterprise-Record. Chico, CA. p. 1. Retrieved 10 September 2023 – via Students at the new Pleasant Valley High School stroll to their classes […] In its first day of operation, the school reported an attendance of 540 sophomores and juniors.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Search for Public School Districts – District Detail for Chico Unified". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved 19 June 2022.
  3. ^ "Chico Unified – School Directory Details". California Department of Education. Retrieved 19 June 2022.
  4. ^ "Search for Public Schools - Pleasant Valley High (060837000827)". National Center for Education Statistics. Institute of Education Sciences. Retrieved 19 June 2022.
  5. ^ "50th Almond Bowl: Golden memories from first PV-Chico matchups". Chico Enterprise-Record. 21 October 2021. Retrieved 21 June 2022.
  6. ^ "Pleasant Valley High School in Chico, CA". U.S. News & World Report.
  7. ^ "Digital Profile: Chico Unified". California Department of Education. Retrieved 10 September 2023.
  8. ^ "PVHS Course Offering 2022–2023". Retrieved 30 May 2022.
  9. ^ "AP and AP Capstone". Pleasant Valley High School. Retrieved 21 June 2022.
  10. ^ "Student Curriculum Handbook" (PDF). Pleasant Valley High School. pp. 14–16. Retrieved 21 June 2022.
  11. ^ Davidson, Joe (5 September 2019). "Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers donates 354 new helmets to California high schools". Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Archived from the original on 25 September 2019. Retrieved 13 September 2019.
  12. ^ Barrasso, Justin (July 27, 2016). "Week in Wrestling: TNA's Matt Hardy calls out WWE's Bray Wyatt". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 25 January 2021.
  13. ^ "Almond Bowl XXXVIII: Q&A with ex-Viking Brian Jones". Marin Independent Journal. 16 October 2008. Retrieved 19 June 2022.
  14. ^ "Chico's Geoff Swaim ready to seize starting opportunity with Cowboys". Chico Enterprise-Record. 3 August 2018. Retrieved 22 June 2022.
  15. ^ "Evan MacLane Stats & Scouting Report – Baseball America". Baseball America. Retrieved 19 June 2022.
  16. ^ "Jordan Rodgers". Vanderbilt Football official site. Archived from the original on 25 September 2015. Retrieved 29 November 2011.
  17. ^ "Chico State baseball's all-time saves leader Luke Barker grinds his way to AAA". Chico Enterprise-Record. 27 July 2019. Retrieved 22 June 2022.
  18. ^ "FOLLOW THAT DREAM: Chico native Luke Barker debuts with Milwaukee Brewers at age 30". Chico Enterprise-Record. 8 June 2022. Retrieved 22 June 2022.
  19. ^ 1990 Topps #548 Pat Clements, reverse side

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