Spring Valley High School
- COLUMBIA, SC
Spring Valley High School Reviews
Rating 3.98 out of 5 482 reviews
While very friendly, most the Administration is extremely unorganized. No one knows what anyone else is doing, misinformation is put out constantly contradicting other information put out - that is WHEN info is actually put out. It’s very hard to get information or issues corrected, let alone an answer or call back. And don’t even think about trying to get a hold of anyone during the summer even if that’s when you’re planning your move and trying to get your kids registered and their schedules set up. If moving into the district from another, there is no onboarding for students or parents whatsoever; you are left to wing it on your own and chase people down via multiple emails and phone calls, the week school starts. The school is only 200 students larger than the one we came from, but our students states they can’t believe how crowded it is. So far this year, it has been a frustrating experience despite hearing what a good reputation this school has locally.
Spring Valley is a great school! Has some awesome teachers and the environment is great. I chose Spring Valley over all the other schools in the district!
Spring Valley is a very big and very diverse school. We have different nationalities and cultures and that makes us stand out from the rest. Coming in as a freshman was a little intimidating, considering there were 2,100 students at the time. But as I got more comfortable, I got very accustomed and began to like the environment. There are many different opportunities to get involved here such as extracurriculars, academic clubs, volunteering clubs, and sports of course. Teachers and administration are nice, and the guidance department is always working in your favor. Overall, I had a pretty great experience here and I wouldn't want to go anywhere else.
I have always felt very safe in Spring Valley. I can openly talk to my teachers and guidance counselor. My teachers are very interactive and make sure students pay attention. There are many options for classes, clubs, and sports. I really wish I could try them all.
Spring Valley High School is an excellent learning institution with a long history in South Carolina. Even though the school is one of the larger high schools in South Carolina, the teachers there are truly concerned about the students and try to get everyone involved in the learning process. The teachers were very accessible outside of the classroom. The school has a rich history in athletics and has produced several NFL players as well as in other Division I Colleges. The school has a very diverse student population. You interact with students with different backgrounds. As far as helping guiding you in your college choices, their counselors have been great and have stayed in contact with me throughout the process. The high school campus has continued to expand to accommodate the population growth in the northeast part of Columbia. I have enjoyed my four years at Spring Valley High School. It's been a wonderful experience where I have established life long friendships.
Spring Valley is a very diverse school. You will see people of all ethnic backgrounds together. They have a variety of clubs and opportunities to help you get through school and resources available to plan for your future.
The overall experience with the school was great. The teachers are kind and the administers help with our needs
I think that being a student at Spring Valley High School has been an amazing experience. The teachers, the staff, the academics, the athletics, the clubs, there are so many opportunities for every one. My mother is a Spring Valley High School Alumni and I wanted that same experience.
I like Spring Valley for the most part. The school as a whole does a good job of taking its many students and providing a strong learning environment for them. While there are aspects that could be improved, such as unbalanced workloads from teachers, and issues with drug usage, I feel comfortable in saying that the school does a very good job all things considered. Not every school can be perfect, but Spring Valley tries its best with the resources it has, and I feel for the most part it has succeeded.
Spring Valley High brings some of the brightest students into the districts with their well-known magnet programs. Their staff is wonderful, many of them are patient and understanding with each student around the campus. The teachers have been very good to learn from and are very quick to adjust should the whole class feel the pace is too slow or fast.
I love the family aspect of Spring Valley High School. Spring Vallry has has their flaws of teachers not putting in grades and tutoring issues but overall Spring Valley was a great fit for me. The coaches never doubted me for one second and I believe that I can achieve great things from my schooling there.
I just moved to Spring Valley High this year, and even tho everything has been online the school has been great and very helpful and understanding. I definitely recommend it, it is a very big school and overall a happy environment.
My experience at Spring Valley was very memorable. I made friends that I will remember for the rest of my life. I also met some very special teachers that I will never forget either.
I loved the location of Spring Valley and I love how diverse the school is. I wish we could change the opportunities for sports and arts. For example, I wish we had a competitive dance team to compete against other schools in the area. I also wish that the dress code would be enforced more fairly. For example. The rule for wearing shorts is that it must be finger tip length. However many guys show up to school wearing shorts higher than fingertip length without being punished at all. But when a girl wears leggings or shorts or a dress, they are automatically targeted for dress code.
Being a Viking is amazing. the admin is the best. pep rallies are very fun. the teachers are very caring.
I am in a magnet at Spring valley, most of my teachers are really good and helpful. If you need any extra help, you can ask someone and they'd be more than happy to help. The classes are fun and interesting. There are many options to choose from for different classes. There are many classes to choose from when thinking about a major for college. I'm wanting to do something like forensic pathology, and there is a class for forensics that I have taken, which I really enjoyed. There are options for almost every major. The classes I have taken are definitely preparing me for college. They are challenging, but fun. If it ever gets to be too much, there are always options such as tutoring. Most of the administration are fantastic. They are always looking to help an prepare their students for the future any way possible to them. I am also on the soccer team, it is a really fun environment and it is great to release the stress from after school.
Spring Valley is a wonderful school! It offers challenging classes and teachers that are always ready to help.