Sherman Oaks Center for Enriched Studies Reviews
Rating 3.59 out of 5 394 reviews
I am a sophomore at SOCES and this is my second year there and already i feel like im a part of that school its a really great place to build your identity, and really find out want you want to be for your near future. So i really recommend SOCES
I transferred into SOCES for freshman year and the students really make an effort to get to know you and they have some pretty good teachers:Mr. Firstein, Mr. Jocz, and Mr. Martinez
Overall I enjoyed my experience here. Its a relatively small school so the sense of community is very strong and I've made many very good friends. The STEM programs are handled by very competent teachers who truly care about how their students do. Overall a very good school if the student is interested in the STEM field at all.
Similar to how kindergarten was like for me, walking into a new school in 4th grade was very scary. I've been in SOCES since 4th (basically half of my life) and to put it simply, it's like no other school you would expect it to be. You would see a long range of young and old students walking in the hallways, an area in the shape of a big circle in the middle of everything, and an exquisite principal that usually brings his pet lizard to school. However, the campus is quite dirty. The lunch tables are always filled with trash on the ground, the boy's restrooms were thrashed, and there have been a few bugs (roaches) that were reported in classrooms. Despite the dirtiness of the campus, the education you get here is actually pretty good. Especially when you reach in high school, the teachers, especially the AP ones, are top-notch. The pass rates for the AP test is really high for each AP teacher (except for Bio from what I heard). Overall, SOCES has its ups and downs, but it's alright.
I attended this school as a freshman in high school. I chose this school over Granada because they offered a program called Campus. The campus program is a partnership between SOCES, and Pierce community college. Throughout my life in HS it was the goal of the program to substitute regular HS classes with college classes and earn credit for both. When I graduate I will have all my IGETC requirements met. This program has been an excellent fit for me because I am the kind of person who always has had one foot out the door.
My experience at Sherman Oaks CES is quite an eventful one. There are amazing teachers and students to meet when you enter into that school. I must say I felt welcome and enjoyed the atmosphere of this school and proud to soon graduate from this school.
It has giving a great experience in the sense that being in that school gave us the fact that younger kids were watching us. The thing that I would want to improve is that their should be more high school activities separated from the younger ones to experience more of being a high schooler.
There are lots of problems with this school. First lockers few are bent and cant even be used at all. Those lockers are rarely ever fixed. Second, the number of bathrooms are not enough for this school. There are three bathrooms for each gender. Two are for grades 6-12 and one for 4-5 graders. Third teachers majority of them treat your problems as nothing and expect no excuses. A very few actually listen and try to help as much as they can. Fourth the staff excluding teachers can be very rude and annoying they expect students to do the staff's job. Counselors will not listen to your child's request for a change of schedule most of the time. The parent will have to do it and the counselor will change their reason and attitude so they can seem like they are doing a good job. Fifth the safety of this school might look great but nope. During senior graduation, a person brought a machete hours before and staff told students to not talk about it to not frighten the parents of student safety
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I met a lot of amazing people who are now my friends and over the years we helped each other in school. I met a great teacher in avid who has helped in school since I first started 6th. The activities like dance production and winter formal were fun to make memories with your close ones. The area my school is located at is pretty safe, my school is well aware when something is not right. They care for our safety and help us in any way. The capacity is not that great so many little 4th graders running around with rolling backpacks which is some what dangerous. The school classrooms are very clean as they have a janitor clean the classrooms twice a week. The school environment is decent, not that great as in the school grass is somewhat dry and kids could get hurt easily with rashes, even though it get really hot in the valley thats one of the good things is that my school provides water when in need.
Very good academics. Many people admire the teachers due to their competence, skill, and compassion. Athletics and the Arts could use some work, but overall, SOCES is a very good school.
Sherman Oaks Center for Enriched Studies is an amazing school that I would highly recommend for everyone. This school consists of good administration and teachers who are always willing to support their students in need. This school has great opportunities in which students can engage in various clubs and extracurricular activities. Furthermore, this school has higher academic achievements.
Sherman Oaks Center for Enriched Studies or Soces has been my school since 4th grade. The diversity of race, religion, socio-economic status, and culture is unparalleled compared to other schools in the district. I truly believe that the diversity of Soces is an integral part to the feel and identity of Soces. While Soces is known as being an overall academic school, it has its ups and downs. There are amazing teachers at Soces and then teachers on the lower side, but often times no in-between, it is hit or miss. While Soces does offer sports, it does not give priority attention to sports and it often is harder to get things accomplished. Overall Soces is an amazing academic school, people go here for academics not sports.
My overall experience at Sherman Oaks Center for Enriched Studies has mostly been a great experience. I have improved as a student over the past four years at SOCES. I have learned great skills that are helping me prepare for college! We have many extracurricular activities like the Avid Club, Speech and Debate, and many more! Compared to the prior schools I have attended, this school has challenged me and prepared me mentally and academically to become a better individual. I look forward to growing tremendously in the next few years and being prepared to attend the college of my choice.
Very small school and not the best social life. Good academics but the teachers aren't the best. There is diversity which makes it good for all. The administration is very strict, if looking for fun high school don't go to SOCES.
I have been a student at SOCES since the fourth grade, I am now a Senior. I'm not going to lie being in one school for so long does take a toll but at the same time I would not want to be at another school. Being at SOCES provides a unique environment that everyone is so comfortable with each other since we grew up together. If you are looking for college readiness i would highly recommend joining the AVID program. I have been able to grow immensely as both a person and a student through the AVID program.
I’ve had a really great experience here at SOCES ! I’ve made so many lifelong friends and made so many memories as well as learned so much. It’s really a welcoming and such an amazing community to everyone