Golden Valley High School

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The academic achievement and overall success of our students is Golden Valley’s top priority.  Our campus first opened in the fall of 2003, and is now home to 2,425 students in grades 9-12 being taught and supported by approximately 160 employees.  Throughout each school day and late into the evening, the school is alive with the sound of people working, playing, laughing and enjoying all kinds of educational activities, club meetings, athletic events, and fine arts performances.  Located on the corner of Hosking Avenue and Monitor Road in southeast Bakersfield, we are the fifteenth of eighteen high schools within the Kern High School District.  Golden Valley High School has many support programs for parents, including the Title I/EL/Migrant committee, Parent Project, the Parent Institute for Quality Education (PIQE), School Site Council and our newest edition, the Parent Center that is available to parents during the regular school hours and special evening events that are offered.


We are encouraged by the continued participation and success of students on athletic teams, club activities, fine arts, and career technical education programs on campus – and much of this is due to the dedication of our staff to help students become involved.  Our faculty also works incredibly hard to prepare and implement lessons that are reflective of the best practices in education, and are focused on the success of all students. 


Golden Valley High School also provides as many extra-help opportunities for both students who are struggling and for those who wish to be challenged at higher levels.  Our counselors are also available to help parents plan their student’s graduation plan, incorporate strategies for helping students get through some of life’s “rough spots’, and prepare for the future.  We’re proud to be able to offer our students a well-rounded education, leading to a high school diploma.




Strong academic preparation for college


Gifted and Talented Education (G.A.T.E.)


Advanced Placement (A.P.) and Honors Placement (H.P.)  



Comprehensive Visual and Performing Arts program   

   including band, choir, art, drama, and yearbook.


Project Lead the Way engineering courses with a focus on     

   computer aided manufacturing techniques.


Career and Technical Education including Computer

   Applications, Web/Graphic Design, Wood Construction,

   Agriculture, Ag. Mechanics, Floriculture, Business Applications

   Small Engines


A variety of student support including Special Education,  

   Americorp mentors, Garden Pathway mentors, Title I/Migrant/EL   

   services, intervention programs, CalSoap and Multi-Tiered Systems of