Central Valley High School
- SHASTA LAKE, CA
Central Valley High School Reviews
Rating 3.46 out of 5 52 reviews
I love that there are certain teachers that are very hands-on and encouraging. I would love to see changes in the arts(theatre, choir, etc) and the sports area of the school because there is not a lot of encouragement toward the students to be apart of these things.
CVHS is a great school that has administration who has worked very hard to keep violence and drugs out of their school. They have excellent academics and supportive teachers. Sports aren't always the best but we have hard working students, teachers, and coaches trying to change that. Feeling safe on campus is a priority for admin and they always try to push students to be the best they possibly can be.
CVHS is an amazing school with a great program. I believe that because it was such a small school I got to know everyone a lot more. Compared to the other schools around us, I would say that Central Valley cared about representing our school and helping every one of the students who struggled. Our academics are very strong and there are many high achieving students at CV.
During my time at Central Valley High School, I was provided with great teachers who did their best to make all their students reach their goals. The school admin kept strict rules for the students at CVHS regarding student behavior. One thing I would like to see change is the counselors. The counselors on campus only care about you graduating high school rather than setting you up for successful college life.
I spent 3 years of high school here and decided to take my senior year in college because that school was simply bad.
Central Valley provides an amazing college program so that students can have the ability to gain credits before they go into college along with being able to take college classes as well! They have many opportunities to be involved with activities such as college field trips, along with camp trips to places like Yosemite!
I attended Central Valley High School from the year 2015 to 2019. It was challenging going to this high school because not many in the community had a positive opinion about the institution. I remember how CVHS struggled year after year to be a competitive force among the other high schools in the region. Since I'm not a sports fanatic, what I hoped to mainly get out of my high school experience were lifetime memories and a good academic background in the field that I was interested in. The certainty that I would get all of these things from a high school that not many wanted to brag about attending was challenged during my first year as a freshman. Before submerging too far, I looked to the seniors and wondered what it was that had made them stay. The school manifested a culture of persistence and stronger together that inspired me to stay there and made my experience all that more special. With this message, my class was able to give the school a distinguishing title.
I really like the environment that the school is based at. The teachers are all very welcoming and helpful and they help give me a better understanding of the courses and all in all, it's always a great time here at Central Valley.
I have attended Central Valley High School for all four years. The sports are pretty amateur. There are great classes offered regarding advanced placement classes, however, the other classes lack an overall college readiness unfortunately. As for the administration, there are a few bad apples that sadly outweigh the bunch. Under a newer authority, rules have been forced too harshly and as a college connection student, I feel utterly marginalized.
It's a pretty open minded school, not a lot of bullying or bias as far as I can tell, but it's not very much of a challenge. There have been a lot of changes going on since I've been there too, so not much consistency.
I liked that there was a block schedule, rather than a day filled of 6-8 classes. The faculty were nice and were always helpful when it came to academics or issues on campus. I met a lot of people there and was glad I went. Small campus, which made it easier to find where each of my classes were.
I've gone to Central Valley for three years and in that time I have seen a lot of improvement. The administration is very involved with students and the teachers are always ready to help the students as well. In the future having a commited Spanish teacher and offering more extra carriculars would be a nice advancement to our school.
I would like to see more diversity in the school. I also would like to see teachers be more encouraging towards students who are college bound.
The AP and Honors teachers often showed much care for their work, though the math department was troubled with problems. I found that the fellow students were okay if you were with the right ones. It's not a large school, so it isn't too hard to know the majority of your class mates.
This school needs to have a better screening process for some teacher. The good teachers (Nemchick, Barnes, Koerperich, Nagy, Duncan, Rueb, Kern, Kalsbeek, Fremo, Hayman) are excellent but the bad teachers are horrid (Bagoyan, Owens, Aluwahlia, Sramek). Thankfully, the teachers who receive negative reviews from students are heavily watched and many are fired.
Most of the teachers are great at what they do, but the staff don't really listen to the students suggestions, and the overall atmosphere is one of needing to get by, instead of wanting to better the students education.
My high school experience has been subpar. I would like to see a more accepting body of students, less prejudice, less bullying. I would also like to see more teachers employed, who actually want their students to succeed. I also wish the school population was more diverse and had more spirit. Lastly, a more diversified class selection would be nice.