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2320 Central Avenue
Ceres, CA 95307

(209) 556-1920
(209) 538-8978
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August 18, 2014
My kids go to Ceres high, is a great school, the teachers are good, and great support for the students, my son really love his classes this senior year, my daughter is in cheer and I love to see more support to them, they work as hard as the dance team, and I don't see the same support from the school to the cheer team. Other than that I really think my kids love the school..and I do too..

- submitted by a parent
November 11, 2012
I understand the school is lacking in alot of areas,. I am concerned about the students safety regarding any bullying , that I have not heard of yet.. If anyone has anything to say if this is something to worry about leave comment. .. my son wants to go there but im not sure as yet...

- submitted by a parent
August 12, 2012
We do not have 8-12 grade at Ceres High. It's 9-12. The principal and school leadership are amazing. It is unfortunate that many things are in danger of being cut from the school due to budget cuts.

- submitted by a community member
November 17, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating November 14, 2009
I'm currently a senior at Ceres High and can honestly say that the school is not awful, but can also add that the school is not amazing. I have spirit, pride, and love for the school, but as for the respect for some staff, not at all. Most of the staff are incredibly easy to befriend, but there are some who are completely unfair and treat others with not as much respect as they do with others.

- submitted by a student
September 17, 2009
i think ceres hight is the best school in ceres they now how to make learning fun and educational and there are many activitys for students like me can participate and have fun

- submitted by a student
no rating August 21, 2009
I feel that Ceres High School is doing great with the students given all the cuts that they have had to make with the Calif. budget cuts that the Legislatures has done. Morale is great with the students and the building/program for Technical is doing great. Giving students osther alternatives of education in case they can't afford or want to attend a 4 year collegs.

- submitted by a parent
February 19, 2009
I'm currently attending Ceres High School and so far it's ok I guess. Most teachers are extremely lazy and do not keep up to date with grades and lack the ability to help their students. Some sports are great but the coaching staff is horrible in many ways. Student involvement is somehow amazing though. The management team here really show that they care for students and will do anything to get them to excel. Whenever I have a problem, I know that I can easily go talk to my counselor or even the Principal and they will welcome me with open arms as they do with anybody else. I really love this school other than the fact that my grades are horrible because of the teachers and the sports are not fun because of the unorganization of the coaches...

- submitted by a student
September 26, 2008
This is a good school if you want to go to a state university or a junior college. I personally have to say that this school does not prepare you for college, it lacks curriculum overview and about half of the staff is just there to teach and the other is not doing teir job too well.....

- submitted by a student
no rating May 26, 2008
I am currently a student at this School and after transferring from another high school... I don't think this is a bad school... the only really problem is the lack of participation with the student thats why a lot of things get CANCELLED.

- submitted by a student
December 17, 2007
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December 17, 2007
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October 27, 2007
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- submitted by a student
September 11, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
August 04, 2007
I'm a current student at CHS and I agree with alot of the reviews. Since the creation of CVHS, most of the overcrowding issue has been resolved. The teachers range anywhere from horrible to exceptional. I'm an art and drama student myself, and both of these programs are considerably lacking compared to others. There is no auditorium for plays, except a small gym with metal fold out chairs. The college counseling is okay, if you are looking to stay in state. For out of state, you're on your own. Academics are fine, but there is room for improvement, even in the honors.

- submitted by a student
February 08, 2006
I wish that CHS would have more curricular activities! My daughter is a junior and most dances get cancelled! I would like for my daughter to have something to talk about when she is older! We have spent plenty of money building the other high school - so I think it is only fair that the CHS students should have more dances - if there are not enough tickets sold - combine the two schools together!

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
July 07, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
July 06, 2005
This school is great! There is actually a lot of AP classes that are available to students. The only problem is that the school is a little crowded but this will be reduced due to the new school. There are an outstanding amount of music, art, sports, and other extracurricular activities in this school. I am really involved with most of them. Class activities, sports, and dance is really great. There is a great sense of school pride and the strive of students who want to attend college. We have some of the best staff available.

- submitted by a student
June 20, 2005
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- submitted by a staff
January 15, 2005
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- submitted by a student
November 03, 2004
This school does a good job with the students that it works with. I have been very happy with the quality of the instructors that my child has had and the administration has also been very responsive to my concerns and questions. I have no complaints here.

- submitted by a parent
September 10, 2004
Its an okay school. Teachers are great. But student body altogether are somewhat violent and into drug use/gang active. Its not such a good high school student wise. But educational wise its good.

- submitted by a parent
September 10, 2004
This school is horrible! I had to transfer mid-year to the independent studies school. Teachers are ok some are excellent. But most don't help you out. They expect that if they send you to 'Homework Lab' youll be covered. Also so much gang activity. Fighting and harrassment is a huge problem. Basically staring at someone wrong is a reason to get stabbed. Drug use/selling is another issue. It has the potential to be an excellent school if you take out majority of the student body and keep the great teachers. And maybe get some new leadership. Then the school would be great, but over crowding, violence, lack of student/teacher interaction and parent involvement keeps this school from excelling.

- submitted by a former student
April 08, 2004
I would like to point out that the teachers at CHS have gottenthe kis to perform better thatn almost 80% of the schools with similar demographics in California. They have to work with what they get. Gang problems, a system that wants them to babysit the trouble makers, etc. Obviously since the school offers tons of honors, AP, and college prep programs then the students have the opportunities they need. The parents are the true problems at any school in any state in any country. Either the parents are involved (which most aren't here, come watch a sport or play, most kids have no one there to let them know they are appreciated. If parents think the 100 or so teachers can be parents to the 2500 students they are sorely mistaken. The school infrastucture is fine, it's the clientele that is misguided.

- submitted by a teacher
February 26, 2004
I would like to say that as a parent of one student in this school I am very happy with the types of teacher we have except for the Collage Prep Teachers for English. My child has had alot of problems with the way they deal with grades for sophmores and from what I've been told and seen happen is not helping the student get ready for college when they expect them to do college work. They don't grade right and most of the students are failing due to poor grading guidelines. As for the basic over all of the school I think that it could do better where the students and teacher are working togeather and not against each other.

- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2003
I think it could be a really good school but they need better teachers that pay attention to the students and that actually help instead of just giving the assignment and not helping them when they need help.

- submitted by a parent
October 30, 2003
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- submitted by a community member
October 28, 2003
I also graduated from Ceres High School.I agree with the comments made by my fellow graduate. There is little to no parent involvement at this school. Most of the teachers are average, a few I didn't care at all for, and a few are exceptional. The school is overcrowded. Hopefully Central Valley High (couldn't they think of a better name?) will help relieve some of these problems. Mainly though, I believe the problem is that most parents (especially those of public school children) don't realize that the primary responsibility to educate, discipline, and teach morals to their children is theirs and theirs alone. Teachers are not jail wardens and they can't teach children who are unwilling to learn. What message are you sending to your chilren when you allow them to believe that their failure is entirely someone else's fault? Stop thinking of it as the instructor's job to make sure your child learns and start thinking of it as your child's job to make sure they learn from the instuctor. The class sizes are too big for that kind of individual attention. However, isn't that the way it is in most of California? In a way, I can't think of better way to prepare students for college. In college, class sizes are huge and teachers don't play babysitter. You have to want to learn. Give your kids a jump start on college now and making learning their responsibility. Go Bulldogs! '97 Rocks!

- submitted by a community member
September 29, 2003
Over crowded , budget cuts to science and speech programs.

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2003
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- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2003
The staff is too politically correct. They cannot teach because they are afraid of hurting a student's self-esteem.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 26, 2003
As a graduate of Ceres High School, I feel the need to respond to the parents who believe their children aren't learning anything and that it is the school's fault. I attended and graduated from this school, and if your child isn't learning anything, it is his or her fault. No, the teachers aren't all great, and there are cliques, but that will be the case anywhere. These things shouldn't stop the students from doing the best they can. If your child can't pass basic reading, writing & math competency tests, the problem lies elsewhere, as these basic skills should've been learned before high school. I have taken the tests; they are not difficult. If you know that your child needs extra help, it is your responsibility to get it for them, whether you can provide it yourself or have to seek an outside source. There are free/low-cost programs out there for that purpose. Maybe the students are only blaming the teachers so take the heat off of them & the fact that they aren't trying. I know I could've done a lot better throughout high school if I'd just had my priorities straight, and I suspect the same is true for many other students & parents. Take responsibility, people!

- submitted by a former student
August 26, 2003
I had 2 of my kids in it but the counselors where always busy and had to wait up to 2 weeks for their appt. and they do not advise them to take the right classes to go directly to college. Now they have to go to a community college to have enough credits. Please do your job and help those kids to go to college. My doughter had good grades and very good student but when is time to go to college she was told nedded 2 years of community college, She was always asking the counselors for help and they said,'you got the right classes'.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2003
CHS is one of the worst schools in Stanislaus County! I'd rather have my children attend a continuation school.

- submitted by a community member
August 22, 2003
Looking at the 'BIG' picture reveals why Ceres High has a somewhat questionable reputation. A serious lack of parental involvement and the fact that the school has more than double the enrollment that it was designed for are two of the primary reasons this school has and continues to have problems. It makes no sense and is unproductive for parents who are unwilling to get involved with their students education, to complain about problems they are not willing to help resolve. Ceres High has several excellent teachers! The majority of the teaching staff does a good job but is limited as to what it can accomplish by the apathetic attitude of many parents. My daughter went through grades 9-12 at Ceres High graduating with honors (4.13 gpa), class of 2001. She took as many college prep and honors classes as she could and spent many hours doing homework. When she applied to five universities (3 UCs' & 2 CSUs') she was accepted by all of them. She was not a gifted or exceptionally bright student. She did have the drive and motivation to be successful at just about every task she undertook. She wanted to be proud of and recognized for her efforts. My wife and I (working parents-not college grads) assisted her as much as possible as well as participating as school site council members. I served one term as Chairman of the SSC. The ultimate result was that despite the problems the school had and in addition to the five universities mentioned above, she received many offers from other colleges and universities around the country. She was also listed in the Who's Who of American High School Students two years in a row. Ceres High could drastically reduce their problems and seriously improve their reputation if parents were more involved with the school and their children's education. Proud (supportive) Parents

- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2003
This school is out of control and I will never have another one of my kids go there. All this school cares about is the exit exam its ridiculous the kids don't learn anything!!!

- submitted by a former student
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Ceres High School
2320 Central Avenue, Ceres, CA  95307
(209) 556-1920
Last modified Ceres High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Ceres High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 37 reviews. Top