Students enrolled 2694
School leader Don Williamson
Transportation options Yes
District Perris Union High

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31375 Bradley Road
Menifee, CA 92584

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3 stars
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November 24, 2014
Excellent teachers. PVHS teachers are amazing! My children have enjoyed their classes. PVHS leads the way incorporating recent technology. We are so happy we chose Paloma over Murrieta. PVHS is a hidden gem in the Temecula Valley area.

- submitted by a parent
November 17, 2014
I just move from another city, We are very sad bc I though this school Paloma Valley H.S. its going to be much better, But I am definitely wrong.We missed our old school, since the first day that I enrolled my teen I noticed the much differences, What I can see Teachers has no Motivation, Enthusiasm, to teach our students DEFINITELY Teachers are not happy to teach and make our students to success in life. My suggestion is to get in involved in our students education, and ask PTA or ADMINISTRATION.. to send the whole staffs to get more trained and get motivated to look forward:)

- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2014
My school isn't the worst school but it's certainly not the best. The teachers show a lack of enthusiasm. It has a depressing vibe all in all. I've been bullied for the entire time I've been here. I told staff and administration and they never follow through with what they say they're going to do. They just give the student OCD and hope it goes away. It never does. They say they have a " Zero tolerance for bullying" That's incorrect. They never fulfill what they're supposed to do. If you want your child to be happy in high school do NOT send the here. My depression has gotten worse and worse since I've been here. Think twice.

- submitted by a community member
April 12, 2014
My school has a very low amount of teacher who care about helping students learn and prepare for the ap test. Counselors are careless when it comes to helping students about selecting the right classes. Also girls head basketball coach needs to be fired for showing favoriting acts towards certain girls.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2013
Paloma Valley is a great school because it advocates inspiration and helps students find their full potential. The kids there are great and when you step on campus, you feel welcomed. My daughter attends PVHS and she has told me that all her teachers are supportive and she has never been turned out when she needed help or further assistance. She tells me that the teachers are what has made her school experience the best she has ever had and that she hopes that for the further generations that attend will be able to benefit from what this school has to offer. In my opinion, this is one of the best public schools I can send my daughter to.

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2013
I guess this school & the teachers are what we have to live with today. So much Is missing In education today, I can't believe these kids are going to make It In life. You see It today when you go to the store & watch the cashier, usually 20 something, try to figure out you change. Some teachers at this school don't even grade homework. They just give you credit for turning It In, even If It Is wrong. Some teachers will put you In a group for an assignment. Then they will pick one student In the group, grade their work & give the other students In the group the same grade. 'Please teacher, don't pick the lazy kid'. An AP teacher told his students at the begining of the year that none of them would pass the AP test at end of year. He was right, boy what a teacher he Is. Another teacher penalizes all his students In the class If some of the students don't turn In their homework. After four days of school and my kid spending most of the weekend working on homework, they go back today to find out that two kids didn't do their homework. That gives the whole class two points against them. The teacher told the class they get ten points and then the difficulty of their finals test goes up.

- submitted by a parent
May 26, 2013
Paloma Valley High School I believe that the school needs another way of picking up students. They need to work with Menifee and find a place to park or look into other entry ways for parents to pick up the students. I have watched people almost run over the students and not give them the right of way to cross the street. I am sure that someone is going to be hurt by cars not giving the students the right of way.

- submitted by a community member
April 13, 2013
PVHS is a great school!!! I've been going here for almost three years and love it. Although I will say we could have a few better teachers and there are few other issues but every school has their own issues no matter where you go. Out of all the other high schools in the Perris high district we are ranked the highest. I would recommend this school to anyone who wants to have a good experience in high school.

- submitted by a community member
July 23, 2012
As a student, I've seen this school change immensely in the past four years--and for the better. Granted, in 2008, the reviews on here would definitely apply-- terrible counselors, sluggish administration, and all that junk. But in the time I've been here, this school has really stepped up to the jplate, improving academic programs, encouraging a strong and safe community (with some help from the student-led PLUS program). And as far as bullying, I saw little of it. I wasn't popular by any means, but I didn't really encounter closed-off cliques but rather open social circles. Unless someone had a really obnoxious or arrogant way about them, bad reputations are hard to come by in a school of 3000+ students. Even so, remember no school is perfect, and that Paloma is what you make of it. I can't speak about the sports program, but if your student has drive, then they'll join clubs, do volunteer work, get to know their counselor (even with hundreds of students, mine knew my name and face well by senior year!) and take AP courses (which brandish some of the most talented teachers at the school), they'll make fond memories here.

- submitted by a community member
June 01, 2012
Unsupportive, uncaring staff and administration. High tolerance for bullying. More concerned with scores than student safety. Teachers that are unwilling to go that extra mile for students. Counselors seem uninformed on how to guide students

- submitted by a parent
August 17, 2011
I find it appalling that the football coaches and staff park there cars in LIBRARY PARKING only spaces on a saturday morning and library patrons have to park over in the school parking lot. What kind of example is that. Ever heard of respecting the law.

- submitted by a community member
June 04, 2011
As a freshmen in Paloma Valley, I have to say my school isn't the best or the worst school. It is an okay school. The school isn't perfect and is trying to do the best it can with what the distract gives them so i applaud them for that, but i think they should try and improve the cleanness of the campus. My teachers are generally very supportive and they seem to enjoy working at Paloma. However I would have to say I am very disappointed in my school's coaches, one is particular shows favoritism towards football players. The track coaches generally only accepted the people who were previously in a sport, and very few who weren't got into track. I don't have a very high say on what Paloma is or isn't since this is my first year, my opinion might change as I become a sophomore but that is my current view of Paloma.

- submitted by a student
May 27, 2010
PVHS GOOD QUALITIES: Librarian & ASB Teacher. PVHS DOWNFALLS: The counselor was unaware of his duties and what the school offered. It is difficult to contact an actual person via phone and when you do they are unable to offer any real assistance. While on campus you can hear students using extremely foul language and being disrepectul to the staff and their peers. Teachers were texting and using cells during class time. Most disturbing is hearing parents discuss their concern regarding the rampant use of drugs amongst the students on campus. It appears as though a strict dress code may need to be enforced to build and instill character, respect, responsibility and accountability for both the students and staff.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 07, 2010
alright i have too say that paloma valley has its ups and downs seeing as it that we are the only school in riverside county that doesnt have a water polo teams or any other sport that requires a pool we still have some of the best athletics and acedemics around so coming here would be a great choice for a student and/or student athlete to make themselfs known all the way from the football team to the debate team oppose to other schools like vista murrieta or chapparel that illeagely recruit talent in the sports and acedemic activities that take away opputunities for your children so my advice is put your child at paloma because like our great football coach tells us if you want to make a success out of yourself you will have to work hard and persavere for your goals you wont be dissapointed GO PVHS

- submitted by a student
February 18, 2010
If you are thinking of sending your child to this school....Run! Look into your options. This is a bad choice.

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September 21, 2009
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August 31, 2009
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August 21, 2009
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- submitted by a student
August 19, 2009
i would never send my child to this school. Everyone here thinks there better then everyone no matter how mature you are. Very few people grow out of the stage. They have very few clubs and sports that any high school can offer, although other high schools offer way more. It's a very small school, it looks big from the outside but when you enter it only takes you about 3 minutes-5 minutes to get across campus which is good for the students since they won't have to run to their next class but it's also bad seeing as a big school usually has more classes to offer. I would not recommend this school to anyone.

- submitted by a student
no rating July 31, 2009
PVHS is a good school it allows ur kids to be around many people in an environment where many students have thigns in common the athletis programs are gfreat and the extracurricular activities need a little work yet they are still being worked on and the teachers are great and willing to work with you if u have any trouble ..although paloma valley high shcool it liek any tother school with the drama and the fights it has a lot of potential and your kid will enjoy being around the kids that are here!!!!!

- submitted by a student
July 22, 2009
Its a great school with great athletic programs

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July 01, 2009
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June 23, 2009
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- submitted by a teacher
no rating May 01, 2009
i love my sschool its footbal and track program is awsome

- submitted by a student
no rating April 14, 2009
very good school, everyone is nice.

- submitted by a parent
August 14, 2008
PVHS has some good qualities, not great. Counselors are not informed enough about what classes are offered and most treat parents as second class citizens. The administration still needs a lot of work. They only say what a parent wants to hear and not the truth. If a problem arises with a teacher and your student be careful. The administration only sides with teachers and pacifies the parents. There still needs to be more extracirricular activities. I know they are trying but it still needs a lot of work.

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 18, 2008
I'm surprised to find any decent reviews about this school. Administration seems to be lacking in any moral authority, and the campus is filthy!

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May 21, 2008
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January 17, 2008
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January 14, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
December 15, 2007
Paloma Valley is an excellent school. The teachers and administration place a high focus on student learning and challenging instruction. The school works hard to make sure that all students are engaged and participating in class. In addition, the school is highy conscious of safety and ensuring that 'undesirables' do not have access to the campus. They also have many strong extracurricular activities to involved students. This is a fantastic high school.

- submitted by a community member
November 15, 2007
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August 09, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
August 01, 2007
Counselors and Staff are unreachable. A black hole if you want to be involved. Serious lack of communication between departments.

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July 18, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
November 11, 2006
Looking back, I'd have to say that the academics at PVHS were outstanding for the serious lack of resources. However, they were only outstanding for those in AP classes. The rest of the school recieves a subpar education from seemingly caring teachers who have a tough time dealing with disruptive students. Unfortunately, there were many poor admin and faculty changes prior to and following my senior year. This leads me to believe the school is heading in the wrong direction academically. In the sports arena, I feel the school has made great strides in attaining truly phenominal coaches with a wealth of knowledge and experience in their perspective sports. Most students seem well -intentioned, but due to the boring nature of menifee, students often find themselves getting into trouble.

- submitted by a former student
September 25, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2006
I am a Junior at Paloma and as a student, I can say that many of you have a very wrong impression of the school. Granted, its campus could use some cleaning, but then what high school campus couldn't with over 3,000 kids there daily? There are several different kinds of activities that your children can get involved in (I am personally invoved in four clubs) and if you have heard otherwise, I can guarantee you that you were misinformed. As far as academics, yes some of the teachers are inadequate for teaching AP classes, but any student that gives an honest effort will succeed.

- submitted by a student
August 24, 2006
Academics have been decaying for the last couple of year. Counselors are unreachable. Bathrooms are filthy.

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August 23, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
July 20, 2006
10 is the highest score a school can get, and Paloma received a 9 only one other school in the area received a ten, Paloma is among the top schools. Yes it is hard to reach a counselor or the principle but the school is doing the best it can with what little the district gives it. To change anything the way business is conducted at the district has to change. The staff needs support they are left hanging with discipline problem kids which take a great part of the time for a teacher to control, parents need to support the teachers, I have talked to many parents who blamed the teachers, instead of holding their kids accountable. -Involved Parent

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July 18, 2006
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- submitted by a student
July 18, 2006
Some parents and students fail to realize that high school is not just about the school and what it has to offer you. It is also about what you have to offer the school in return. As a student at Paloma Valley, I have encountered positive feedback from the staff and administration alike. Paloma offers many extracurricular programs that caters to a wide audience, and if there is a program that you are interested in starting, there are various means to do so. The issue of

- submitted by a student
May 24, 2006
Major problems..Sports unorganized...Poor programs for academics.....

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March 18, 2006
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February 05, 2006
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January 12, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2006
This is the second year for my student. The school seems to be getting worse as the years go by, classrooms are disruptive and undiciplined. Classrooms are more like in room recesses,Anything goes. Students pretty much control the situation.Counclers are impossible to see by the student or the parent. Im not surprised the test scores are so low.The school could be so much better. But to some extent I belive the system is letting the teachers and the students down.Teachers having to supply for there every day materials and purhaps low 'system' consideration gives them bad additude and leaving them with uncaring feelins for thier jobs, which lead to not caring for the (our) students futures and well being. I think the problem stems from much deeper insde the sytem. Good luck to us all at this school.

- submitted by a parent
October 26, 2005
The academics are of pretty good quality. There are good sports options.

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October 03, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
August 21, 2005
I have a junior at PVHS and have found the school to be of low quality. The teachers are overwhelmed. Counsellors are impossible to see and the campus is filthy. Then the fights and racial problems compound the situation. The community needs to get involved and take this school back from Perris. Horrible!

- submitted by a parent
August 11, 2005
Disgusted is not a strong enough word to describe my feelings about this school. My child is a sophmore he is a great student and a great kid...He deserves so much better than this school. The principal never returns calls...Counselors are overwhelmed and have horrible attitudes. I as a involved parent have gotten the run around and zero respect from every administrator I have spoke with. Menifee is a great school district and offers a lot..However..Paloma is a perris school and offers very very little . We as a family are considering moving only because of how terrible this school is. Perris and paloma are robbing our students of what should be 4 wonderful and memorable years. This school does not assist in our childrens desire to be further their education and reach for the stars. Our kids just pray to get through the days in one peace. Shame on pvhs!

- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2005
The principal has been with Paloma Valley High School for 2 years. I am not happy with his decisions and the way the school is run. The registration process and changing class schedules on the first few weeks of school is outrageous, it is very unorganized. The kids schedules are changed without notice to the students. It is very difficult to get in to see the counselors to change a schedule. I'm not real happy with the school and the staff.

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July 26, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
July 19, 2005
PVHS is run by the Perris School District. I would say, overall parents are not pleased with this school. Academic programs lack as does the AP program. Level of parent/teacher and community involvement is low. Counsellors are overwhelmed with 'problems' and cannot council students in their educational pursuits. Racial tension is high and causes a great deal of problems. I would say there is a sense of a 'renters-mentality' that leaves this school less than desireable to the community. Very sad!

- submitted by a parent
July 19, 2005
I am not happy at all by the way the school is run. The campus is digusting and even the year book looks like it was incomplete. Lots of fights over race and no good communication with teachers. Lousy school.

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June 20, 2005
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April 12, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
March 01, 2005
I agree with the statement that 'in a large school students can get lost in the shuffle'. PVHS compared to other schools is one of the larger ones. If your child goes make sure they take part in some kinda school activity, or they could get lost in the shuffle. Last year they highered some new teacher who seemed to have a little better attatuide so things are getting better. this school went from small town to big times really fast. What a challenge for the staff. Glad I'm not in there shoes. Keep up the good work.

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 01, 2005
Low AP scores, high level of problem children at this school. Very few positive activities for the teens.

- submitted by a parent
October 23, 2004
It has a dirty campus but with effort could be cleaned up, administration door slam need adjustment (not up to code), sidewalks unhealthy and covered with gum, trees and grass dead or dying. This school is not governed by a local district and it is evident in the lack of care, respect and upkeep. The campus does not reflect the community which is a sad point esp. since there are a few very good teachers that are trying so very hard to make it a good school.

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June 22, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
June 08, 2004
Paloma Valley is not perfect, but does many things right. My son will be a Senior in the Fall and is applying to a highly respected private university. If you are motivated to succeed in life, you will 'fit in' at Paloma Valley.

- submitted by a parent
June 04, 2004
Although the school has a lot to offer children who desire to excel, I have found a racial issue at this school that appears to go unnoticed. The students have 'White, Black and color' issues that have resulted in dangerous fights at school as well as in the sourrounding neighborhoods.

- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2004
As an incoming freshman, my child has excelled at PVHS. The campus is clean, modern, and well-supervised. The quality of instruction is excellent. I am not as impressed with the facilities provided for the track and field program, due to lack of funding by the Perris district. I am most pleased with the emphasis on college preparation at Paloma. I wanted my child in an environment that would be challenging, supportive, and encourage all students to live up to their potential. I've found that - and more - at Paloma Valley High School.

- submitted by a parent
September 10, 2003
This school is so safe and full of great teachers!

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Paloma Valley High School
31375 Bradley Road, Menifee, CA  92584
(951) 672-6030
Last modified Paloma Valley High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Paloma Valley High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 69 reviews. Top