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La Crescenta, CA
Students enrolled: 2,906

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2900 Community Avenue
La Crescenta, CA 91214

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(818) 249-5871
(818) 541-9531
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May 18, 2015
I am an 11th grader and I am about to move away, and I must say that having moved to the US in 9th grade, I have been welcomed and accepted by so many people. It's a rigorous education, but it really is worth trying. Especially check out their ROTC unit, CA882. I myself am a cadet, and the program has done so much to help me in the past two years. The other over 100 cadets are incredible people. The school itself has a large focus on the community, and an emphasis on sports, arts and science with their Science and Medicine Academy program. I am going to miss CV so much, but I would really recommend attending! The only reason I give it four stars and not five is because although they do focus on their students, many of the classes are based upon passing multiple choice tests and AP tests rather than learning - but to give them credit, my teachers have tried their hardest to teach us everything they can, and are very supportive and intelligent people.

- submitted by a student

May 28, 2014
I graduated from CVHS in 2012 (I now attend USC) and I can honestly say I LOVE this school with all my heart. The academics are very rigorous. The teachers are caring and helpful...many of them actually graduated from CV and returned to teach because they loved it so much. To those parents who don't think CV is amazing: you've probably taught your children to be spoiled and expect everything handed to them. CVHS really teaches students to take the initiative when it comes to their learning. If you need help then you have to ask for it and it will always be given. In the real world nobody goes around asking everyone if they're okay. People need to take personal responsibility for their own well-being as well as their own learning. CVHS really instills this value in their students. (And clearly the person who said CV only has good test scores because a handful of Asians bring up the average obviously isn't very educated. A few outliers in a school of 3000 students can't change the average scores very much. Also, I know first hand that students of all backgrounds can be very good at academics and not so good at academics. Broad statements like the one below are foolish.)

- submitted by a community member

April 09, 2013
I attended CV from 2000-2004. CV is a close-knit community High School. It's fairly easy to make friends compared to larger High schools because most of these kids have been going to school together for years now. There's only one Middle school in La Crescenta too. A fair amount of families involved in Hollywood and JPL (NASA) also attend this school.

- submitted by a community member

June 05, 2012
Crescenta Valley High School is from grades 9-12, you guys should fix that. Oh and this is an amazing school and I've only been her for a year!

- submitted by a community member

September 28, 2010
I had two kids graduate CV in the last couple of years, when it was time to have my third child enter high school, I pulled him and sent him to private school. This school has almost 3,000 students-very crowded and hard to keep track of every student and plenty of expensive drugs to go around. There are teachers that care and are excellent like Mr Smily and teachers that should be fired! Test scores are very high from a handful of asian students which bring up the average and make the school appear better than it truly is. If your child is motivated and works hard to find the resources they are there. If your child is an average student, this school does nothing to improve that, despite parents involvement. I'm not happy about paying for private school but I can see a big difference between CV and private school

- submitted by a parent

May 10, 2008
This school really does have everything that you need in a high school. It has amazing teachers that actually care about the students and teach them very well. It also has many activities to participate in and is very nice.

- submitted by a student

August 15, 2006
I am a student and I just want to state that everything about this school is great, except that there is not alot of parent involement within the school community.

- submitted by a student

April 13, 2006
This is such an amazing school. I have gone here for 3 years now and I have loved every moment of it. The staff is great nad try really hard to help you when you need it. The extracurriculars are amazing... just everything about this school is amamazing!

- submitted by a student

April 05, 2006
This is a great place to be. People in the community really love CVHS and give it their full support. The aministration and teachers really care about the students.

- submitted by a parent

November 06, 2005
This school is just the best I found in the Los Angeles area.

- submitted by a parent

October 06, 2005
Great school, rigorous standards, and excellent instructors.

- submitted by a parent

April 13, 2005
Crecenta Valley High was a great school to attend. The teachers were great! The Extracuricular activities are wonderful! I was in Dance and a cheerleader my senior year..I had a blast! I have to say CV is the best school in this area.

- submitted by a student

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Crescenta Valley High School
2900 Community Avenue, La Crescenta, CA  91214
(818) 249-5871
Last modified Crescenta Valley High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Crescenta Valley High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 26 reviews. Top