Valencia High School Reviews
Rating 3.92 out of 5 441 reviews
This school offers rigorous academic courses through their IB and Val-Tech programs. The school is dedicated to help their students find their interests in academics and offer other challenging courses like AP classes to better prepare their students for college. The courses they offer are great but the teachers their are truly dedicated and passionate about what they teach. Each and every educator on campus truly does care about their students and if you become an athlete in any one of their sports you will find a passionate coach that helps you with any challenge on or off the field of competition. It truly is a school bent on helping each and every student find their way into becoming a successful and happy adult. Their motto of Pride, Tradition, and Excellence is evident in everything that the school provides.
I am a Junior in this school and I don't really like this school. The AP teachers are seriously and care about the students but there several teacher teaches nothing and let us do our own work in their classes. A lot of students doesn't like study at all, they never do their homework and their goal is to earn a passing grade in their classes, I cannot believe that because my goal is to earn an A in all classes. Also, the school lunch is very bad, there are only pizza and burgers, I don't really have to eat a lunch after I get into this school, the pizza is tiny and unhealthy, there is only a little bit cheese on it. Science is really hard but accounting is really easy, I think they can be neutralize. During my remote learning experience, overall is good as I don't have to get up very early and have lunch in school, but there is a Math teacher that never reply to my email and it lets me feel indignant.
Valencia High School is an exceptional school to be at in the small town of Placentia. Being the only school to have the IB program, the school is praised for its academics and provides a friendly and diverse crowd to be around for growing high school students.
This school has a lot of friendly teachers who really care about students' success. A lot of great memories were made at this school, would highly recommend it.
The rigor of the AP and honor courses are adequate and force me, as a student, to continuously strive for excellence. Majority of Valencia’s teachers do deeply care for their students’ well-being and their future success. I am appreciative of the friends I have made along the way and the skills I have obtained as well.
It is a great school! The school is filled with tons of school spirit within ASB, football games, and overall campus kindness. The school really has a great IB and tech program, which is great for high academic students.
IB and a school technology program (ValTech) is offered here, leaving the academics very rigorous for those who choose to take one or the other, and our chemistry department is very strong. A few of the teachers are amazing, but the majority are average. As a member of several clubs, we host volunteer events and meetings pretty often. Our music department is weak due to only one orchestra teacher running all 5 orchestras at our school. The restrooms and classrooms are relatively clean, though I've heard some bad stuff about the boys' restrooms. There's a diverse student population (mainly asian and hispanic) and I always feel safe here.
The teachers are pretty good. The campus is a bit old though but the administration is slowly updating the classrooms
Valencia High School is a highly ranked school in California in academics and athletics. Valencia High School is a wonderful school that gives students a quality education that pushes them and prepares them for the future in college. There are many teachers that truly care about you, and there are various programs, such as the ValTech Techand IB Program, which allows students to find out more about the careers that they want to pursue in the future through internships. However, although Valencia High School boasts amazing academics, the overall school culture and other aspects of education other than academics must be changed for the better.
What I liked about Valencia was how engaging the teachers were with the students and always willing to help us get good grade in our classes. Overall it's a pretty good school so its hard for me to pick what would I change about it.
The best thing about VHS is the support of the teachers. They are willing to help you not only academically but also through challenges in life. I am also a part of the IB (International Baccalaureate) program. Although rigorous, I believe that I will be prepared for college next year because I have developed self-discipline and research skills. With its competitiveness, IB students will bring a somewhat toxic environment. But if you keep away from the drama of high school and IB, you will be very successful at Valencia and in IB. Go tigers!!
I am current a rising sophomore at Valencia High School. I was able to take a couple classes at Valencia during middle school, so the transition was very smooth. The campus's overall aesthetic can be improved with better cleaning and decorations. However, I have enjoyed most of my teachers and my peers.
I think Valencia high was pretty average. Although I did get a decent high school experience and the people I met there were interesting and made some good friends, I did not feel connected with the school as in I found it difficult to be involved in stuff like clubs and stuff that they offered. I do feel that things can improve however if they had the resources.
Overall, my high school has a very friendly environment. The staff is very kind and most teacher are Valencia alumni which allows them to connect with their student even more. Even the lunch ladies are very nice. The only reason I did not give my school all five stars is because no campus can be perfect. I’ve had some bad experiences with a few teacher but nothing too serious.
Valencia High School's motto is "Pride, Tradition, and Excellence" and I definitely experienced that during my time at this school. I had many ups and downs, met many different people along the way, and learned a lot academically and personally. Four years was quite the journey and I would never take it for granted.
My school cares so much about each student that goes there. Whether it be student, faculty, or teachers. You feel like a family and are very involved in the school spirit.
My four years at valencia were very enjoyable. The I was drawn to the school because of the val-tech program the school offered.