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About This School
Contact Information (School Year 2018—19)
Last updated: 12/12/2018
School Description and Mission Statement (School Year 2018—19)
Goleta Valley Junior High School (GVJHS) opened its doors in 1964, making it the first secondary school in Goleta Valley.
Goleta Valley Junior High, home of the Mariners, offers instruction for seventh and eighth graders. Its student body primarily originates from seven of the Goleta Union School District's elementary schools: Brandon, Ellwood, El Camino, Isla Vista, Kellogg, La Patera, and Mountain View.
Teaching and learning define the atmosphere at GVJHS. Our dedicated staff includes 43 credentialed teachers, one credentialed librarian, two counselors, one Family Service Agency counselor, three administrators, five clerical workers, one health clerk, four custodians, one gardener, and one campus safety supervisor. Also housed on the campus are regional special education instructional programs and the Santa Barbara Charter School.
Goleta Valley Junior High is a safe and nurturing school, in part because of a system of “Houses” that places students in leadership communities during their two years at GVJHS. Students have the opportunity to receive positive recognition throughout the year in academic, athletic, leadership, and social activities, regardless of socioeconomic status. A variety of activities take place across campus every day to provide students with different opportunities to meet new friends, apply classroom concepts to real-world situations, and develop both socially and academically.
Goleta Valley Junior High School’s Vision and Mission Statements
Our vision is that all GVJH Mariners will be engaged learners and culturally aware, productive citizens in the 21st century global community. Our mission is to ensure safety, accountability, inclusion and equity in learning. In partnership with parents, community and staff, Goleta Valley Junior High School students will achieve academic excellence in a safe and nurturing environment. Students will:
- Respect themselves and others;
- Take responsibility for their individual development as lifelong learners;
- Use thinking strategies to master content across all disciplines;
- Value creativity, imagination and reason;
- Prepare to be college and career ready;
- Participate in our diverse community as informed and conscientious citizens.
Last updated: 1/16/2019
Student Enrollment by Grade Level (School Year 2017—18)
|Grade Level||Number of Students|
Last updated: 12/18/2018
Student Enrollment by Student Group (School Year 2017—18)
|Student Group||Percent of Total Enrollment|
|Black or African American||0.9 %|
|American Indian or Alaska Native||0.2 %|
|Hispanic or Latino||49.1 %|
|Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander||%|
|Two or More Races||4.6 %|
|Student Group (Other)||Percent of Total Enrollment|
|Socioeconomically Disadvantaged||42.2 %|
|English Learners||13.3 %|
|Students with Disabilities||13.3 %|
|Foster Youth||0.1 %|