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15150 Lasselle Street
Moreno Valley, CA 92551

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March 19, 2014
Vista del Lago High School has improved tremendously in the last three to four years under the leadership of Principal Dr. Bazanos. She is kind and compassionate and it is easy to see that she has the interests of the students uppermost in her mind. Student behavior has improved because she "expects" them to "maintain" their "dignity" at all times. Teacher performance has improved because she has provided extensive professional development opportunities. Students are being trained in 21st Century Skills because administration and faculty recognize the need to prepare students for the global economy and the information age. I am proud to have my child enrolled and graduated from Vista del Lago High School. I just wish more parents would become involved, like I did!

- submitted by a parent
November 01, 2013
Vista Del Lago High School is one of the worst schools i have ever encountered, the administration could care less about your childs education!! When you try to inquire nobody can give you any information on when progress reports or report cards will be distributed. All the can do is refer you to the district. When a Principal of a school can not give this type of information i believe it is dereliction of duty. and they should be reprimanded. Also Mr Krueger has one of the worst demeanors i have ever encountered in a educator. This really explains why Vista del Lago Has the worst test scores in the district. Parents if you have a choice don't send your child to this school.

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2013
This school is administered very poorly, worst school ever. The sad thing is I have gone to the PRINCIPAL for assistance and this Principal who states that BULLYING is not tolerated did not take proper action. Instead it took someone else lower took an initiative to LISTEN and assist. I as well will NEVER put my next child in this poorly administered SCHOOL!

- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2011
I am a freshman at Vista Del Lago High School, and all that I have to say, is that this school is amazing. This school has gotten better and better by the years, and thats an opinion of several juniors and seniors going there, and my own opinion, is that this is one of the best schools i've ever been to. I recommend this school to everyone.

- submitted by a student
December 12, 2010
I am a senior at VDLHS. and i think this is school can be better. but over the years i think this school has been improving in behavior. few fights here and there. since we got a new principal this year i cant really tell if shes doing good or not. teachers are pretty decent. counselors are great whatever you need they will talk to you. overall I Love This School. Its going be very depressing leaving it

- submitted by a student
October 20, 2010
Thank God my oldest kid's counselor was able to share with me about the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation. My son was failing every subject except PE. I moved him out in 11th Grade and now is a transformation. He has an above C average and earning college credits at the same time. My youngest is in 10th Grade and is failing also, even though he was a good student in Landmark. I will try to get him out of Vista Del Lago ASAP.

- submitted by a parent
June 14, 2010
The principal and admistrators aren't very helpful or live up to the expectations of their jobs. Thankfully, we'll be getting a new prinicipal this upcoming school year. Hopefully he'll be more supportive of student activities. The teachers are good for the most part I've only had one that truly doesn't deserve the title of teacher. Most try their best to help their students and i'm grateful for those. It's not a bad school and i'm pretty happy where I am and proud to be in Vista's class of 2012

- submitted by a student
August 26, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2008
I have a daughter that s in her second year at Vista. As some others have posted, it s also both the parents & children s responsibility to help make it a good school. The teachers and administrators can only do so much. My daughter was involved in all sorts of after school programs and had a great time, as well as us, since we made it a point to take the time to be involved. Just because a school doesn t have a lot of extracurricular activities does not make it a bad school. The main priority of the school is education, not dances or other such events. The school is still new and needs the chance to grow and get better. I think it has a lot of potential.

- submitted by a parent
July 28, 2008
yea i went to VDLHS from when it opened and was part of the first 4 year graduating class... yea that school is not the best. It doesnt involve students positively in any way. the handled a lot of the riots during those years badly and the people in the front office arent the nicest or most helpful.

- submitted by a student
April 18, 2008
I hate to see such harsh reviews of this school. The teachers are so nice and the principal really went out of his way to help me. My son is, for lack of a better word, a little of a trouble maker. He actually is very intelligent and sometimes this leads to him questioning authority. However everyone seems to see this and cares about him. This is not how it was in middle school, so I owe this to an aware and educated staff.

- submitted by a parent
March 19, 2008
This school is not up to my standards and I am highly disappointed in it. What a shame. Don't even get me started on the principle.

- submitted by a parent
March 13, 2008
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February 09, 2008
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- submitted by a student
January 14, 2008
My third child is attending vdlhs now and to me, this school just doesn't have pride at all. These students should be proud to wear their letterman jackets and jerseys everywhere but in reality, their ashamed. This school needs to support more events-dances that they aren't so strict about and maybe a festival with lazer tag or even a day with cultural foods provided where all of the students would join. They (the administrators) need to have more involvement in their school and with their students.

- submitted by a parent
January 02, 2008
I too have 2 children attending VDHS. (senior & sophmore) My senior is in the top 10 of VDHS whom is not interested in VDHS because of the way things are handled for the lack of parent involvement, sports, ect. You can not blame the teachers. They are there to teach however if your child is not willing to learn then you can not blame the teachers.

- submitted by a parent
November 25, 2007
oh my god i visited this school and it is the most ecxelent school in the city ,and i can say in the hole region. Teachers are great and give the best of their selfs. wow

- submitted by a parent
September 27, 2007
I believe the school as come along well so far. There are not as many extracurricular activities as other schools in the district, but more are added every year and the sports teams continue to improve. The academics are not as strong as other schools, but as the teachers continue to teach the scores will get higher and the academics thougher. I believe the school is doing well for only being in its sixth year and can say I'm proud to be an alumna.

- submitted by a former student
September 04, 2007
I am a parent of a sophomore at VDLHS. I am not impressed with the principal, office staff, or teacher. The curriculum is not up to par in my opinion and the violence on campus is out of control. Last year I received to many phone calls of incidents that occurred on campus and was told not to worry. When I phoned to get more information, my phone call was never returned. I do not plan on sending my other two children to this school unless their test scores improve, as well as the availability of extracurricular activities increases.

- submitted by a parent
August 31, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2007
It continues to grow in traditions and leadership. I can honestly see this school shining above the rest in the district in the next two or three years. However, much support needed from the district in developing extra curricular activities, like a strong marching band program and athletics to draw interest in coming to Vista del Lago

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2007
I was one of their top students with A.P classes, extracurriculars, and I behaved. The office staff however was rude and disrespectful. The majority of the teachers knew what they were doing and had more approachable personailies than that off the staff, but ultimately the school is not the best place to earn an education. They treat you like children and then tell you to act like an adult. They give you three english classes or a 1st period and a 4th period with nothing in between and tell you to deal with it. The only way to get anything done is by involving parents, because they just don'y listen to the students.

- submitted by a former student
June 23, 2007
I think that its not the teachers who dont care, its the students that dont. If the students show that they care about their learning then the teachers will get involve more in the classrooms. As a future sophmore i dont think its fair to call vista a terrible school. The school just open a couple of years ago, give it time to get things together. I mean we just started building our stadium, and who knows what Vista Del Lago will be in 10 years.

- submitted by a parent
May 28, 2007
Didn't like this school at all at first but wow what a difference a year makes, it's getting so much better in every aspect! Hopefully next year it will still continue to improve.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 20, 2007
I am a Senior at this school and it seems to me like parents are placing the blame on the staff at this school for problems orruring when in fact it is the opposite. How is a teacher expected to teach your child when your child is the one distrupting the class. The teachers are not at fault here, it is in fact the students and the lack of parental involvement at this school. The only time you see parents is when something bad happens; at which time they place all the blame on the staff here at VDLHS. If you are such responsible parents, Why not help out? Join the PTSA (Which is having an extremely hard time to function without parents) and help make our school a 'better place' instead of taking your child and running from this 'terrible school'.

- submitted by a student
March 17, 2007
I too am a parent that has students attending this school. I have had to remove my female student for safety issues and send my male student to another Moreno Valley school for smaller class size and more teacher involvement. I am so disappointed in a school that seemed to have so much promise, hope as a new school in the beginning. The school lacks teacher and staff members that care. Parental control and involvement are no where to be found. I will not be sending my 3rd child to this school.

- submitted by a parent
March 15, 2007
It's a good school, but nobody cares about their education and it causes teachers to slow down and forget about the smart ones that want to learn more.

- submitted by a student
March 15, 2007
I am not impressed with the school at all! Other then a few teachers and coaches this school is lacking in teacher and parental involvement, which leads to classes that are out of control for those who want to learn. The principal, I am complete unimpressed with! I too will be moving my child to a more controlled school. How sad I was excited about this school and now...Scared for my child!

- submitted by a parent
March 13, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
February 13, 2007
I have 2 students at this school right now, I am unimpressed with the most of the teachers. There are a couple that I feel care about the students but the rest don't. Over all I will be moving my children to a different school.

- submitted by a parent
February 01, 2007
This school is not safe and lack of teacher and parent involvement, most students dont care about their education.

- submitted by a student
May 13, 2006
Love it. Can be furstaiting with the classes but very good. Im very sad to leave it

- submitted by a student
no rating March 21, 2006
Academically this school is not top notch but very involved in helping students. I think this school has many good extra curricular activies and sports. Parent involvment is okay.

- submitted by a student
November 29, 2005
I was fairly impressed with this school. The principal is very involved and cares about the students. Being a fairly new school, you cannot except it to be a 5 star school. The academic offerings are good. Not many electives to choose from, but a challenging course is offered. The sports teams are okay,boys basketball and girls soccer always do well. The theater department is great along with the dance program. Overall, a very good school considering it is only in its 4 full year.

- submitted by a former student
November 19, 2005
I am not impressed with this school at all! They use the excuse they're 'new' for not having after school activities.

- submitted by a parent
June 28, 2005
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June 16, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
no rating May 20, 2005
Extracurricular activities are limited, perhaps because the school is new, but I suspect also because of financial limitations at the District level. My child was very disappointed with the band program because she'd had such a good band experience in middle school at Landmark. Vista del Lago and Moreno Valley HS share a band and teacher, necessitating a lot of coordination for practices, performances, etc.

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2005
I feel that this school is on its way to becoming a good school, I feel that the parents do participate, but, the school can use alot of help in the fighting area, I feel that there is to much fighting amoungst the students. They need work on unity skills, working as one and for all!!

- submitted by a parent
June 24, 2004
Very frustrated by lack of English speaking communication skills of an instuctor of required academic subject. Also dismayed by fact that at least three of six teachers absent from required academic classes, due to other commitments, such as coaching sports and, ironically, academic enhancement programs. Further, frustrated and appalled that serious freshmen were told that they were disallowed from attending summer school to enhance their education, due to the fact that classes were reserved for large number of failing upperclassmen.

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June 01, 2004
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August 22, 2003
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Vista Del Lago High School
15150 Lasselle Street, Moreno Valley, CA  92551
(951) 571-4880
Last modified Vista Del Lago High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Vista Del Lago High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 42 reviews. Top