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2019–2020 School Accountability Report Card
About This School
Contact Information (School Year 2020–2021)
Last updated: 1/19/2021
School Description and Mission Statement (School Year 2020–2021)
Vanden High School is located in Fairfield, California, near the interstate I-80 corridor, approximately halfway between San Francisco and Sacramento. The city of Fairfield centered has a population of approximately 117,000. Travis Unified School District, which serves approximately 5,527 students, operates five elementary schools: two in the Vacaville attendance area, two on Travis Air Force Base, and one in the Fairfield attendance area. There is one middle school, Golden West, and a continuation high school, The Travis Education Center, for students who may be behind in credits or who choose an alternative program. Travis Community Day School is an adjunct to Solano County’s Community Court School and TUSD also maintains an Independent Study School for students with medical issues.
Established in 1964 to serve students living on Travis Air Force Base (TAFB) and the surrounding rural area, Vanden High School continues to be strongly influenced by its military population, though the military student population has sharply declined over the past twenty years.
Vanden High School is the only comprehensive high school in the Travis Unified School District. It is unique in that it serves 1,725 students from three distinct communities: Fairfield (630), Vacaville (876), and Travis Air Force Base (147). In addition to students living within its attendance boundaries, we have students who attend through Inter-District Agreements (230).
In addition to strong and varied curricular offerings and student-centered scheduling, Vanden High School provides extensive extra and co-curricular programs including athletics, clubs, fine arts, performing arts, vocational and academic competitions, and volunteer opportunities within the community. These activities foster student and staff involvement and interaction outside the classroom. Vanden is the school of choice for students in surrounding districts due to its small size, excellent academic reputation, and standardized test scores.
Vanden students will have the foundation needed to achieve their maximum potential in an ever-changing world.
Vanden High School is a community dedicated to building strong foundations for our students:
• to develop personal growth
• to achieve academic proficiency
• to learn community responsibility
• to gain skills for 21st century employment
Last updated: 1/21/2021
Student Enrollment by Grade Level (School Year 2019–2020)
|Grade Level||Number of Students|
Last updated: 1/21/2021
Student Enrollment by Student Group (School Year 2019–2020)
|Student Group||Percent of Total Enrollment|
|Black or African American||13.40 %|
|American Indian or Alaska Native||0.60 %|
|Hispanic or Latino||24.80 %|
|Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander||1.00 %|
|Two or More Races||10.20 %|
|Student Group (Other)||Percent of Total Enrollment|
|Socioeconomically Disadvantaged||25.30 %|
|English Learners||1.20 %|
|Students with Disabilities||9.10 %|
|Foster Youth||0.20 %|