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1725 Hillsdale Road
El Cajon, CA 92019

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(619) 588-9713
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March 03, 2012
I will be attending valhalla and the people are somewhat friendly and all my cousins graduated here and became lawyers and scientists and the acedemics are great.

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October 23, 2011
I am currently a student at Valhalla, and I absolutely love it. The schools provides a highly academic setting for me, as well as fantastic extracurricular activities to join. Not to mention that the teachers go the extra mile in ensuring we understand the material they are instructing. I will definitely miss this school after graduation! Love you Valhalla!!

- submitted by a community member
September 20, 2011
i love this school its fun and not having to deal with drama is great i think every high school student should go to valhalla high school!!

- submitted by a community member
July 18, 2011
Starting Junior year this fall, our family has loved this school for our student. However the year ended on a sour note with lots of "Money Talks", Students take a walk in the band program. The big, bad, ugly world reared its' head high and took a big bite out of the kids and what is fair and right.....

- submitted by a parent
August 16, 2010
This is an excellent school. Before coming to Valhalla, my son always struggled with his grades so I was worried about how he would do taking "College Prep" classes. His teachers were understanding and supportive and worked with him to find his potential. Valhalla also offers lots of after school sports and activities that help the students to get involved in the school.

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October 24, 2009
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September 13, 2009
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- submitted by a student
May 21, 2009
I am a student at Valhalla and I think it is a great school, it is a safe and you rarely hear about fights or drugs on campus, ever. The teachers are wonderful too and are always doing what will help fit our schedule. We have a new program to help the disabled students and get us involved with working with them as buddies. We all work together to get them into fun activites that don't single them out. The lunches are good and there are several windows so there isn't just one big line. Over all it is a wonderful school.

- submitted by a student
May 08, 2009
My son has attended this school for the last three years, he simply loves it. As a parent I have been pleased with the teaching staff. He is been pretty much involved with the sports and ASB, the quality of the student is very commendable

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January 08, 2009
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December 19, 2008
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October 06, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
February 26, 2008
My daughter has attended this school for the last two years, and I am very pleased with it overall. As many other people have mentioned there is a lot of extracuricalar activities, and the school is very safe and relatively problem free. The teaching is very good overall, but some of the teachers have a tendency not teach the material covered in the exams causing a very high percentage of students in certain classes to do poorly. I also find the amonut of homework my duaghter is expected to do in some of her AP classes to be a bit excessive. I believe AP classes should focus more on critical thinking than just throwing extra work at them. Overall it is geared towards students who are academic acheivers and is probably one of the best schools in the district for students that meet that profile.

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February 05, 2008
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January 03, 2008
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no rating November 09, 2007
The best school every healthy food good techers

- submitted by a community member
October 30, 2007
California Distinguished School, academics are very highly placed on kids at the school, a lot of after school activities !

- submitted by a student
no rating September 05, 2007
This school fails miserably for many disadvantaged and disabled students. This high school could benefit by updating their teaching methods and curriculum and differentiating their instruction to reach all of their student body not just the 'cream of the crop'.

- submitted by a parent
September 05, 2007
Overall I think the school is great. Caring Teachers who are willing to stay after school to help students. My biggest concern now is what has happened to the sports program? In the past 2 years they have lost or fired some of the best coaches in the county.

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August 28, 2007
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August 26, 2007
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- submitted by a student
May 15, 2007
I know the school very well. I have coached at Valhalla for 13 years and saw many students benefit from active teachers, coahes and parents. My sons attended Valhalla as well and now after graduating from college, they still talk very positively of the experience they had at Valhalla. Thank you all!

- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2007
I am currecntly a student at Valhalla, and I love it... although we can encourage more students to take AP classes this school is very nice... in my opinion the Science Department is the best, the teachers are always there after school or whenever you need them to help and answer questions.

- submitted by a student
December 09, 2006
I am currently a student at Valhalla, and I would say it's about average. The redeeming quality is it's abundance of performing arts programs. The choir department is amazing. The band and theatre are awesome as well, we have some of the best. There are some good academics but a lot of the teachers and the principal aren't so great. The school itself isnt in the best shape but is getting better and the api score base is one of the best. Overall 3 out of 5

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January 21, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
October 04, 2005
Excellent school for humanities programs. Math programs could improve to better prepare for college programs.

- submitted by a former student
October 01, 2005
This schools is wonderful. It gets a 10 from our family!

- submitted by a parent
July 31, 2005
Music and and sport programs are what make up valhalla. The music program is amazing and are known for their award winning band and colorguard as well as their many sports that make up Valhalla. Parent involement isn't seen around school campus because most of that is taken care of the the A.S.B. Overall its a good school with a good curriculum and teachers but for the kids who have less intentions of going to college or making something out of their lives tend to get bored with it especially if they aren't involved in any activities minus whats required.

- submitted by a student
June 23, 2005
Both of my daughters have attended Valhalla High School which prides itself on its academics. If your kids are in the honors program this is a strength. I was disappointed though when my first daughter graduated, and the valedictorian's closing line was, 'If you are not cheating, you are not trying.' The principal gave no response. The parent nights I have attended are evenings to see your child's classroom and here teachers and administration whine about the need for more money. I go to support my daughter, and have learned to filter out the 'annual' begging/poverty speech. Both of my daughters have enjoyed Valhalla, but beyond the academics and friends they made I have been disappointed. Education has become more training to pass the state test and improving scores and ratings, than equipping for life or developing a love of learning which I would hold to be of greater importance.

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June 08, 2005
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May 10, 2005
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April 09, 2005
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- submitted by a student
April 01, 2005
We are very pleased with Valhalla, They really treat the student well and are committed to success. Keep it up.

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March 23, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
December 17, 2004
Too big! Students get lost in a class of 38 or so...councilors don't care...teachers overwhelmed...It's more like a clooge with a graduating class of seniors close to 2,000. I would avoid it or any public school this size for any high school student.

- submitted by a parent
June 07, 2004
I was blessed to be a part of the Norsemen family for my four years of high school. Looking back I can see how much Valhalla prepared me for the future. Hard work and dedication are expected from all students and teachers alike. I believe the student-staff relationship is a strong bond that separates Valhalla from others. It was comforting for me to know that the administrative staff was constantly putting student needs at the top of the list. Extra cirricular organizations also thrive at Valhalla. Each member of the Norsemen community is equally valued and respected.

- submitted by a student
May 04, 2004
Vahalla has a decent academic program, but due to its racial and financial imbalance it has created many problems for my child from the lst day of school til now. I would recommend to anyone who has a black child in this School District to choose another high school. Your child will have a better chance of graduating in a different environment. My child is not perfect and has made mistakes, however I feel that her graduating from this school will be difficult and the school administators expect noting less then failure.

- submitted by a parent
November 14, 2003
My sons graduated in '96 & '99. The accepted student culture at Valhalla is to acheive a high level of academic performance. The teachers at Valhalla (especially in the Humanities) demanded quality work from the students. The teachers at Valhalla both challenged and gave my sons the opportunity to achieve as high as they wanted. The counseling dept was excellent. They stood by their word in not refusing one of my son's access to honors classes when he'd achieved an A but the teacher advised against it. My son later acheived an A in the honors class and the counselor stated 'it is our goal to not only take care of the low hanging fruit but to go out onto a limb and help those students as well.'

- submitted by a parent
September 27, 2003
It has been said that Valhalla is the number one school for gangs and drugs. I don't see how this could be. I attend Valhalla, as a freshmen, and I see nothing wrong with the school. I think anyone who gets into Valhalla is lucky, for their academic career will soar. I am truly proud to be part of the Valhalla Norsemen Family.

- submitted by a community member
September 09, 2003
Valhalla High School is a great school. However, many of the people in administration are not the brightest. As far as school policies go, the school could not be stricter. It is a fine school to go to, but I wouldn't recommend fighting to get in.

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August 25, 2003
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Valhalla High School
1725 Hillsdale Road, El Cajon, CA  92019
(619) 593-5500
Last modified Valhalla High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Valhalla High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 41 reviews. Top