NEWS Walnut Valley Unified School District
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 880 S. Lemon Avenue
April 20, 2015 Walnut, CA 91789
Kelli Gile, Office of Community Resources
(909) 595-1261 ext. 31204
Best Schools for Your Buck
Walnut Valley named 6th in California
WALNUT, CA— Walnut Valley Unified School District is described as a hidden gem in the 2015 “Best School Districts for Your Buck” in California report.
WVUSD is ranked 6th in the state by the financial website NerdWallet.
The report analyzed 375 school districts based on the criteria of affordability to live there, standardized test scores, college readiness and class size.
WVUSD makes the list with one of the state’s strongest graduation rates - 98.3% as well as a high SAT average of 1785.
It’s no secret that California boasts some of the country’s top public schools. However, home prices in many of these districts tops the $1 million mark, which is well out of reach for the average worker.
NerdWallet crunched the numbers and found places where children can get an excellent public education and home prices aren’t reserved for the very wealthy.
The 2013 median home value in WVUSD is $597,800 and student-to-teacher ratio is 24.56.
Walnut High, a two-time National Blue Ribbon School and seven-time California Distinguished School, is featured in the Top 10 listing. The school has rigorous academic course requirements along with strong electives including business management, entrepreneurship and architecture.
See the full report at http://www.nerdwallet.com/blog/cities/best-school-districts-california-2015/.