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9-12
Public district
Moreno Valley, CA
Students enrolled: 2,619
 

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23100 Cougar Canyon Drive
Moreno Valley, CA 92557

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(951) 571-4760
(951) 571-4765
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Map of Canyon Springs High School address.

April 01, 2015
Best high school in Moreno Valley. The Canyon administrators are proactive at serving students and resourcing parents. Principal Kerr is helpful and willing to meet when necessary. The campus supervisors balance maintaining security with building relationships to encourage the students. The girls basketball program is second to none in the Inland Empire. The program for graphic design is not only fun and inspirational but a top-class opportunity for students to learn real world skills. Every school has it's issues and students who just want to mess around, but those students are managed well and not allowed to negatively impact the rest of the student body. It's a good school and one of the best in the Inland Empire.

- submitted by a community member

March 31, 2015
I must admit I was nervous because of negative comments I've heard and looked for other options other than CSHS. Then I was told by the Principle at VHMS that CSHS has a new Principle and her reputation preceded itself. Mrs. Kerr is a strong and gentle woman. She asserts authority and gets issues resolved with grace! The VP and my daughters AVID counselor never once made me feel they did not love the school and the welfare of our children. That's all we wanted! I recommend this school because it has teachers that makes my daughter look forward to her classes. Mrs. Toliver, Mr. Critter are outstanding. I would be amiss if I didn't mention how I still cringe when I see the way these children dress and the filthy that comes out of their mouths. It just makes me work harder at home to enforce values and have deeper conversations at home. That you cannot avoid. I'm relieved that this school has a professional and caring staff.

- submitted by a parent

August 14, 2014
I do not recommend this school for anyone! For starters there are to many kids at school which causes the kids to not get the attention an help that they deserve. Second, most of the teachers don't even teach. They just hand out a worksheet and tell you to do it on your own while they sit at their desks all day. The kids there are extremely rude an disrespectful. The only fully accepting program at that school is theatre. The theatre program is one of the best if not the best programs at this school. Ms. Dieffenbacher does an amazing job to make all the kids feel comfortable and feel accepted as if its one big family.

- submitted by a community member

August 12, 2014
I must agree with some parents this is not the best school but also not the least. Thank god finally my son graduates this year but he did always complain about some teachers he had especially the one that puts movies in class instead of teaching! no need for names I'm sure he knows who he is.

- submitted by a parent

August 05, 2014
I attended Canyon in the 90's and now my daughter is a cougar. I love my school then and still love it now. All school have room for improvement, but the teachers and staff are there to help whenever you need them.

- submitted by a parent

June 24, 2014
I attend this school and to be quite honest, it's not that bad. It's really just the people. First off, most of the teachers/staff here do not care at all for the students. Heck, all they have to do is hand out a worksheet they didn't teach about and get paid. I feel as though we need new staff. Along with this, we need higher standards (2.5 GPAs to pass instead of 2.0 GPAs) and stricter teachers. Walking out of a class is suddenly "O.K.", where are the adults in the school? The only thing really great about the school is the girls basketball team (which I heard win state championships a lot) but other than that, this school just needs better teachers, staff, security, standards, etc. It's mainly just the students who are wild partially due to no rules in the school. This school deserves to be a 4/5 star school due to about 4 teachers that I have met that have impacted this school incredibly with their dedication and passions (Beaman, Jackowski, etc.)

- submitted by a student

May 30, 2013
This school is known in the community for its team spirit and artistic talents. 2011 A new Superintendent (Dr. Judy White) came in and made some amazing changes, all of Moreno Valley schools are soaring now.

- submitted by a community member

April 13, 2013
This school is just plain out ghetto. The teachers don't care. You learn barely anything in all of your classes. Although it is one of the "best high schools in Moreno Valley' it does have its flaws. Some of the people there are very rude. But don't get me wrong, some, SOME, are decent. Wouldn't recommend this school though.

- submitted by a parent

October 23, 2012
My son is a 10th grader that was struggling in some subjects; I attempted to get ahold of one of the teachers to gain some understanding on the areas my son needed help. I emailed his teacher with no response after 3 days, I then decided to send a follow up email with no response. I finally contacted his counselor to verify the teaches email address which was correct; 2 weeks had passed since my initial email. I then hired a tutor that could assist my son some in the areas needed; I still had not heard from the teacher at this point. Before I go any further let me say that I realize not all educators are nonchalant about whether their students actually grasp concepts or not. But at the end of the day, these other uncaring individuals that call themselves "educators" are out there, and they are easy to spot. When you have parents such as myself who are willing to go above and beyond to get their child the tools to succeed it is extremely frustrating to see that the teachers that we entrust our children too are not willing to do the same. Very disappointed in the education at Canyon and the nonchalant attitude from the staff.

- submitted by a parent

July 19, 2012
I am not very pleased with this school. My daughter went there for three years and my son for the 9th grade and he will not be returning. Teachers don't communicate with parents if kids are having problems or failing, not all the teachers keep the infinite campus tool up do date or even put grades in it at all. This is a great tool for parents if teachers would just use it properly. The classroom sizes are too large these days and students don't get the proper attention they need. If your child is not a genius and tracking with every assignment, they will be left behind or just passed with a "D" so they're not left behind. Why do schools put out dress codes if no one at the school enforces them? I did my part in making sure my daughter left the house in appropriate attire, but she was able to change at school into short shorts and never got sent home and I never got a call or email about it. This is probably just one of the schools that is conforming to this world and just accepting everything just so no one has to put their foot down and stand up for what is right for these kids whether the kids like it or not.

- submitted by a parent

June 30, 2010
Please excuse the typo. That last post was supposed to read, "This is a really great school at which to teach." Just goes to show, teachers should practice what we preach: "Proof read your work!"

- submitted by a teacher
no rating
January 13, 2010
i Love this school, the teachers are friendly and i've made a lot of new friends already it's only my freshman year and i really like it

- submitted by a student

September 23, 2009
It is a dangerous school and there is very concern for the safety or education of the students

- submitted by a parent

September 05, 2009
I attend cshs and might I say that this school is really serious about getting good grades and working hard. learning is priority number one.

- submitted by a student

June 15, 2009
I freaking love canyon its the best school i have ever been to i met some awesome friends and the teachers are ok but over all that school is a very good school i miss going there i want to go back for my senior year so bad 'canyon i miss you baby!!!!!!!!!) by the way this school has more activies and clubs and more better funner electives than any other school out there in the world. Love elisa rios ochoa

- submitted by a parent

February 15, 2009
Good school. Good people execpt for some stupid people but overall nice people. Lots of fun at lunch good food good hangouts. Great wrestling program other sports dont work as hard.

- submitted by a student
no rating
April 08, 2008
Canyon Springs is a great school! My son attends this school and has for the last 3 years. It has been a wonderful experience and stepping stone for him and his future. The ACT program is #1 and the sports programs as the best. The teachers and administrators are wonderful and very helpful - especially Mr. Rhodes Williams. I'm not impressed with the Principal, Tammy Guzzetta - I think she could use some classes herself on how to deal with parents and students for the position she is holding but overall I would give this school an A++

- submitted by a parent

January 24, 2008
Its worth the waiting list if you get in. ACT is stil the best acasdemy if you are realy into graphic art and computers, even video production. As afreshmen I really enjoyed Canyon, evan as a sophmore I enjoyed it. Today I enjoy it as a Junior enroled in ACT.

- submitted by a student

October 26, 2007
this school is very grate to get to go hear!!!!!!!!!!

- submitted by a student

October 25, 2007
The Canyon Springs HS Academy of Creative Technologies (ACT) program and ROP Print Graphics classes really got me motivated to strive for a college degree and life-long carreer in an area that I love.

- submitted by a student

July 17, 2007
i love this school. canyon is great. Everybody there is nice,

- submitted by a student

May 30, 2007
As a parent of a previous graduate(salutatorian) and a parent of a new student at Canyon Springs, I have only great things to say about this high school. The key to a successful student is the parents' involvement. Check homework, check attendance, ask your student about school. Again - get involved! What ever happened to giving back to the school - if you are asked to help with an activity - say yes! School spirit is a must! There are so many teachers that want the students to be involved and have school spirit. That is the whole fun of high school - why not have fun while you learn! Thank you Canyon Springs for being a great school!

- submitted by a parent

May 24, 2007
To many teachers are affected by the students behavior rather than teaching and controlling the class. AP classes as well as high level classes are great, as are the academies, it is when you get into the average classes that behavior dictates learning done not the teachers.

- submitted by a parent

March 15, 2007
This is not the best school-I am not sure if it is the worst but in my experience as a parent thus far this school is a disaster. Home Schooling Here We Come!

- submitted by a parent

September 18, 2006
One of the better public schools in the Inland Empire.Adminstrators live in the community and are involved in the community. I would suggest parents get to know your child's teachers where ever they go to school.

- submitted by a parent

March 03, 2006
This school is ok even though some of the teachers dont know what they are doin and dont teach me anything.

- submitted by a student

December 04, 2005
One of the better high schools in the city. Still has somewhat of all small town feel to it. Spring carnivals and homecoming parades.

- submitted by a student

September 28, 2005
I have two sons that have graduated from Canyon Springs High. I think that most teachers are conscientious, but a few need a bit of prompting from parents. I did have one particular problem, but he principal addressed it professionally and courteously.

- submitted by a parent

August 25, 2005
Parent involvment is minimal, quality of standard academic programs is moderate, and quality of advanced academic programs is good.

- submitted by a student

July 20, 2005
I attend Canyon Springs High School and I can honestly say that this is a school that takes getting used to but is still a decent school. There are many extremes. Some teachers are there to just hurry and retire but there are those very special teachers that really care. I had the honor of being accepted into the Health Careers Academy and this is a great program. Canyon also offers a very good boys and girls basketball program that focuses mainly on the student then the athlete. Canyon Springs won me over and I am grateful I was able to attend a wonderful school.

- submitted by a student

June 24, 2005
I am a parent of three canyon Springs High school student. Their experiences have been varied, but with each child one thing has remained the same. While there are a few exceptional teachers that try to get to know the students personally and help out, most of the teachers don't learn their names, or anything about them. My children have gone through many different phases, as kids do, and with one child being a cheerleader, one a theatre student and the other being a grunge with a tall mohawk, I believe that often the students are judged and treated based on their appearances by the teachers and the administration. As a parent, it has also been frustrating and difficult to try and get a hold of someone to discuss my children's performance. I find Canyon Springs to be an okay highschool, with much room for improvement.

- submitted by a parent

April 16, 2005
A dreadful place that has a complete lack of discipline and order. Academics take a back seat to athletics, union politics, and administrators determined to advance their careers. Most of the quality educators are beaten down and eventually leave, while the riff-raff remains in this low income area. Parental involvement is minimal, and many teachers simply refuse to remain in contact with parents since it is not a required part of their contract.

- submitted by a teacher

September 01, 2004
This school offers standard eduation, but the school is over crowded and too often caters to the weaker students. Serious students will want to find a stronger school.

- submitted by a parent

August 04, 2004
I'm on the third student to have the honor to be at CSHS. Each one has had a wonderful and rewarding educational experience. Leadership is top notch, programs are challenging and the school is safe and clean. Thank you CSHS

- submitted by a parent
no rating
October 16, 2003
Canyon is a good school I rate it as a 'B' because my child got a good education when she was in atttendance

- submitted by a community member

October 04, 2003
Over the many years Canyon Springs HS has been in operation I have had four of my children attend the school. There are but a few number of teachers and administrators that will actually take the time to guild our children and prepare them for the life after high school. I have rated this school as a moderate high school and could use a lot more improvement.

- submitted by a parent

September 22, 2003
Both my children had great personal and academic experiences at this California Distinguished School. The student body is very diverse, but there is a genuine 'family' atmosphere on campus, with little division among groups. Both children went on to college, and both felt very well prepared. In addition, they enjoyed the school's wide range of sports and activities: there seem to be more students taking part in sports than in most schools, and the school has very successful sports teams and activities program, including interest clubs and academic competitions. My son was in the Health Careers Academy, one of the school's four career academies, and he loved the close relationships he formed with other academy students and teachers, as well as the enriched academic preparation that was offered. While a sophomore at UC Davis, he remarked that he found himself better prepared than students he met from more prestigious public and private schools.

- submitted by a parent

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Canyon Springs High School
23100 Cougar Canyon Drive, Moreno Valley, CA  92557
(951) 571-4760
Last modified Canyon Springs High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Canyon Springs High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 54 reviews. Top