Pleasant Valley is one of two four-year comprehensive high schools serving the Chico area along with three middle schools (7-8) and 12 elementary schools.

  • Pleasant Valley High School will provide a safe, nurturing, and positive learning environment that support the vision of the Chico Unified School District.
  • We will emphasize that graduates be critical, reflective thinkers and problem solvers who are effective communicators, effective users of technology, and contributing members of our society.
  • We will set high standards in every class; support societal and community standards for appropriate behavior, increase attendance, and require personal accountability.
  • We will actively involve students, parents, staff, and community in school processes.
  • We will promote the creation of innovative programs, support extracurricular activities, and prepare students for the choices they will make after graduation.


Pleasant Valley High School stakeholders agreed upon the following five questions to guide our vision:

  1. What do we want students to know and be able to do?
  2. How will we know if they’ve learned it?
  3. How will we respond when they don’t?
  4. How will we respond when they do?
  5. How will we provide opportunities for every student to connect to the P.V community?

We will continue to focus on these questions to support learning on this campus.