Students enrolled 1223
School leader Stephen Brady
Transportation options Yes
District Mt. Diablo Unified School District

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755 Oak Grove Road
Concord, CA 94518

(925) 685-8414
(925) 685-1435
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3 stars
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December 30, 2013
YV really isnt what you think it is. Currently, I'm a sophomore here and i have to say i have no complaints about receiving my education here, despite what others may think. its hilarious how people make this school out to be. Yes, the rumors are true to some extent, like the Hispanic population, but is that really a bad thing? i always get scorned and looked down on when i tell people i go here, and it really saddens me. people assume its an easy school, where only idiots and super ghetto kids go. saying these things only make you look close minded and stuck up, because honestly, YV is just like any other highschool. it has bad and good kids, great and horrible teachers. going here has changed me for the better in so many ways, and i can really say i love it here. the aura is so calm and chill, because everyone keeps to themselves. everyone's experience is different, and some may not agree with me, but with an open mind and a drive for success, you can make your high school years here really great and worth it, as im doing right now. i wouldn't trade this school for anything else. Warrior Pride all the way.

- submitted by a student
May 02, 2013
YVHS is a wonderfule school that meets the students where they are and challenges them to improve themselves and prepare for the future. It is a wonderfully diverse campus that can meets the needs of AP students, English learners, and everyone in between. The Health Science and Education Academies are great programs and the addition of career tech classes ensure success of the students. The academics are rigorous as evidenced by four Gate Scholarships in the past four years.

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2011
I absolutely love this school. I just graduated from yv and even though it has some bad kids, its a fantastic school. Every school out there has bad kids. Most of the trouble is caused by freshman and sophomores. But yv has many great people, fantastic teachers, a caring staff, and so many clubs and sports to choose from. Any negative stuff you hear, like there is a fight every day, is just from half empty types of people. Yv is a great school and i'm proud to say that i'll always be a warrior!

- submitted by a student
October 20, 2010
i love this school. who ever said the teachers are out of control is wrong. you must be a freshman or sophmore. but this school is not bad at all. the teachers are great! and the only students that mess up the school this year are ; freshman and sophmores who think they are all that. sorry but its true.

- submitted by a student
no rating October 09, 2010
YGHS has many great teachers that make my daughter want to go everyday.

- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2010
the sschool is so poor and kids are nice but the teachers and kids are really out of control

- submitted by a student
February 28, 2010
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February 24, 2010
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- submitted by a student
May 05, 2009
nice school they have great sports for kids to try out

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April 07, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
December 02, 2008
Let me tell you the truth about Ygnacio Valley High School. I've been a student for 3 years, and I must say YV is truly an incredible school. I get scorned by people from other schools when I tell them that I go to YV, and I think it's humorous that people can judge a school's potential by listening to rumors. Yes, the majority of the school (racial diversity aside) isn't up to par with state standards, but that has nothing with the school's educational aptitude. Spectators observe YV and only notice the negatives. What's overlooked are our true diamonds in the rough: our top scholars, our excellent honors/AP programs, our diverse selection of courses, and our hardworking teachers who strive to students succeed. Do you really think Ygnacio Valley High is an easy school? Try taking our Honors Chemistry class, or our AP US History, then come talk to us.

- submitted by a student
November 17, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
July 26, 2008
I was a student at this school and currently have a sister who is attending as a Junior. To give YV credit, they have a bunch of students on hand who have terrible economic problems at home. However, this doesn't excuse them for their lack of higher academics. I do not recommend this place for anyone who is trying to pursue higher academics. Not only have they discouraged my sister from skipping grades and getting ahead, their AP test coaching is terrible. If you want diversity, go travel.

- submitted by a student
no rating February 08, 2008
This school has great enthusiastic teachers and sports teams with various events .My son is growing with positive feedbacks from this school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 22, 2007
I think YV is an awesome school. It is very diverse in people & ideas which is more than most schools in the area can say. I agree, academic resources aren't the best, but YV's diverse student body gives insight to life outside sheltered suburbs, which is important for those pursuing college far from home. Also, in my day (class '05, not that long ago) I found YV students less cliquey and more willing to work/interact with others that had different tastes in music, social class, etc. I'm proud to say I graduated from YV... I know it's not the best school, but it certainly is not the worst. If anything, I recommend this school for parents who want to offer their children not only education, but depth to their high school years.

- submitted by a student
no rating July 16, 2007
YV is a diversified school many different cultures attend this school and for the most they are working hard to create a positive learning environment. Improvements in school spirit is needed for all sports, drama etc... Students need to communicate with the staff and staff needs to listen as is true for the opposite. I believe there is alway room for improvement and always room for praise. Keep up the good work and focus on a goal of improvements.

- submitted by a parent
June 18, 2007
I'm going to be a junior at YV next year, I am so tired of hearing that Ygnacio Vally High is a 'bad' school. I love YV and as long as you know the difference from right and wrong you'll be fine. I love YV not only because the teachers are great, but I love sports, I know YV isn't the first place you think of when you think of great sports, but I made varsity basketball as a freshmen, and I grew as a player a lot. YV is making me grow, and allowing me to experience the real world, and I am learning a lot about other cultures. In my eyes YV is a great school.

- submitted by a student
February 02, 2007
Ygnacio Valley High School has many excellent and dedicated teachers and some that are not so dedicated. The pricipal and administrative staff are hard-wroking and dedicated and the parents who volunteer and fantastic. My son is getting a good education at YVHS in part because his parents volunteer, and attend school meetings, and meet his instructors, and hold everyone including my son, his instructors, the administration, and ourselves, accountable. I am very happy with YVHS. It is a California public school and suffers the same funding problems of all California public schools. The majority of voters in California consider funding of public schools a very low priority and the qualtiy of all the public schools reflect that reality. Parents with children in California public schools must get involved and make their children's education a top priority, or they should spend $1,000+ a month on a good private school.

- submitted by a parent
August 15, 2006
My son is going to be a Junior in 2006/2007 and has absolutely loved YV. He achieves high grades in very difficult AP and Honors classes and also is very active in the school. I am also involved in volunteering with certain programs at the school and know that there are alot of positive things going on at Ygnacio. I am proud of the ethnic diversity that this school has to offer...it gives him a very good understanding of the current ethnic makeup of California today. We've been lucky to participate in sports that have had great and consistent coaching...but I do see that isn't the case with every sport. Overall, I think YV has been great for him. I have another child entering this year and am excited for the years to come.

- submitted by a parent
June 19, 2006
I used to attend this high school & it was great! The teachers were really helpful and were always willing to stay over time for students. There were a lot of activities going on in this school such as sports, music, arts, and leadership!

- submitted by a parent
May 31, 2006
I have a junior attending this school. I have been very disappointed in the school. The gang activity and lack of support in the teachers and coaching staff at this school are unacceptable. I would not send another child to this school.

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March 21, 2006
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- submitted by a student
January 27, 2006
My son is now a junior in YVHS and I will be removing him and placing him in a continuation school - I only hope it isn't too late for him; he is very discouraged, and I wouldn't be surprised if he dropped out of school altogether. I have been very disappointed in the ability of the teaching or administrative staff to assist him in any way.

- submitted by a parent
January 14, 2006
Our daughter is a freshmen and YV and is in all honors classes. She has maintained her 4.0 because she is a hard worker. The teachers have not shown interest in our daughters academic success. We are very dissapointed in the staff's lack of interest in the students. The extracurricular sports programs are terrible. My daughter has been on the volleyball and basketball teams. There is NO parent or staff participation or support for these programs. We had to pay for a bus for BB away games and still have not had one. The athletic director, coaches and administrative staff are not supportive in any way to the parents concerns or quest for answers. Overall, we are VERY DISAPPOINTED in Ygnacio Valley High and are aggressively searching for alternatives.

- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2006
I am a parent of a Senior, class of 2006. I also am very involoved with the school and volunteer. We are very happy at YV and my son has done well. I truly believe it is up to the student to acheive and parents to support them. As a parent it is up to us to support the school, teachers and our children. Get involved! Great progress has been made at YV and it continues. The administration and teachers work hard and it is showing. I look forward to my next child starting at YV in 2007!

- submitted by a parent
October 01, 2005
This is a very good school and the teachers are wonderful! My child is a 5.0 student and she loves the diversity.

- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2005
Local school with diverse population. Would like to see higher academics offered and expected from students.

- submitted by a student
August 19, 2005
My son is doing well at this school, Great football coaches, good teachers, very happy here.

- submitted by a parent
July 05, 2005
School lacks standards and structure.

- submitted by a parent
June 15, 2005
Potentially unsafe school. My stepdaughter attends and has been involved with gang activity there. It seems she cut classes 15 days in 6 weeks before a teacher phoned us at home. Predominately hispanic community with a huge focus on ESL courses. My son who is college bound states that as long as you put any effort into a class, you will receive an A or B whether you try or not. Teachers have no control over the students in the classroom and the kids are getting a poor education there. Caution do not move into this school district.

- submitted by a parent
June 05, 2005
This school is great. They have the best extracuricular activities in the area. Their leadership program, band program and ap classes are the best in the county by far.

- submitted by a student
December 29, 2004
I am a former student of YVHS. Some of the teachers I had were excellent and inspiring. They really did a great job at preparing me for college.

- submitted by a parent
November 24, 2004
Ygnacio Valley High school has improved greatly. My student is happy with how the school is more focused on doing better. According to my student and his friends, it is more peaceful and has been gaining a safer and better reputation that what most considered years ago. A look at other schools in the district today is more like what Ygnacio Valley used to be. I'm proud to be a YV parent.

- submitted by a parent
November 11, 2004
While this school's poor reputation and rough campus is justified, I've seen a huge turnaround in the quality of leadership and teachers. If these gems can be encouraged, I see an amazing future.

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2004
I am a parent of now a senior at YV and I must say I am so happy for my son to leave this place. The overall atmosphere of the school is so biased that some of the teachers fit right into the mold. The campus screams segregation to no end with some if not most of the teachers promoting it as well. If there are problems with your student and/or a teacher the teachers will not make the time to speak with you until your child is way out of control and they want a suspension. I have another son who will be a junior next year and I'm having the hardest time trying to figure out where he'll attend school next year. I don't want to look at YV or it's incompetent teachers another day past graduation. One great teacher out of four years....so sad.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 09, 2004
I am now a senior at Ygnacio Valley, and I am so glad that I got to be a part of this community. The teachers have been amazingly supportive and I feel that they have adequately prepared me to further my education at college next year. The AP programs are challenging and have truly expanded my knowledge.

- submitted by a student
February 29, 2004
I am currently a new student at YVHS. So far it has been very great. The teachers are very helpful.

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September 18, 2003
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Ygnacio Valley High School
755 Oak Grove Road, Concord, CA  94518
(925) 685-8414
Last modified Ygnacio Valley High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Ygnacio Valley High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 38 reviews. Top