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1375 Trower Avenue
Napa, CA 94558

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November 18, 2014
The honors program at Vintage is nothing short of exceptional. Teachers such as Frank Varni, offer AP world history, probably the most rigorous and academic class at Vintage and in the entire Napa Valley Unified School District. Mr. Sittler, also a teacher at Vintage for Calculus and Pre-Calculus, engages his students in in depth calculations about engineering and facillitating knowledge, to partcipate in world economics. Vintage is not only superior in its academics than Napa High, but its water polo, baseball softball, golf, volleyball programs shine in all Big Games.

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February 07, 2014
I have two boys at Vintage and I'm very proud of this school. Our boys are good students and work hard. The Principal is absolutely wonderful and has made a lot of great changings. But it all starts at home. Parents play a big roll in the schools. So parents need to support the school and the teachers. Vintage has great parents too! I think Vintage is one of the best schools in Napa. And with all the new changes that have been taking place. I am very happy with Vintage.

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June 26, 2013
I graduated back in 2008 and still have very fond memories of Vintage. I wasn't a very outgoing kid, but I was involved in the schools choir and learned a great deal from the people involved and the teachers there. I enjoyed English the best, along with choir, and still believe the English teachers at Vintage are better than most I've seen in college. I would always highly recommend this school. I know not everyone loved their high school, most tend to think their memories are just a horrid nightmare they are always trying to forget, but I enjoyed my time there and still think it was one of the best decisions I could have made in a high school choice. High school is what you make of it, and Vintage High School has a lot to offer, even for people who don't like joining in.

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February 07, 2010
My daughter is on her 12th grade this year and so far they have a very good quality of teaching. We supposed to move last year but we can't do it not until our daughter finish her high school here. We know if we move her to a different school, it will never be as good quality as Vintage.

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January 15, 2009
i am a freshman at vintage high and i really enjoy this school you have so much to choose from and lots of things to do and the teachers there are so caring and they take as long as you need to understand the material they are teaching.. GO CRUSHERS:)

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October 07, 2008
We LOVE VHS! Our second child is a freshman and has made an amazing transition, thanks in part to the great staff and LINK Crew efforts. Our oldest child graduated last June and was admitted to a top notch 4 year university. VHS did an amazing job of preparing students for the next step in their education.

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April 25, 2008
Even though I just started to go to vintage this year, i alrdy love it. The teachers are as nice as can be. Very patient and amazing to talk to.

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March 16, 2007
I am currently a Senior at Vintage. I love vintage and am very sad to be leaving in only a few short months. The teachers teach and disciple to the highest. It is the kids that are a big problem, it seems as though kids are forgetting that teachers are people we need to respect. They talk back and disrespect by coming in late with lame excuses. I think vintage is a great school with great teachers.

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January 11, 2006
We have two teens at Vintage High and one at Napa High.First off I would have to agree that there is no cohesiveness at Vintage.There is also no rewards for good grades, Napa high gave a letter to one of my kids for getting good grades where at Vintage my other recieved nothing making the honor roll.I also agree with IEP I belive after 3 years of dealing with them that there main agenda is to just pass the children whether they learned the material or not. Which doesnt do anyone any favors because then they cant pass the exit exam.We used to be very involved but one can only beat there head against the wall so many time. Thankfully both kids are seniors. I find the teachers to be supportive and very good at Vintage.

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November 21, 2005
Not enough parent-teacher communication.

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October 29, 2005
Principal is absolutely wonderful. Younger man with lots of enthusiasm, great with the kids, well liked, supportive, encouraging, runs the school well, relates well to kids, fair disciplinarian. String orchestra class is fair...not the best opportunity for string students, but satisfactory, better than nothing. Good location, does not seem overcrowded. Kids have many choices for classes. Not a block schedule, which we like.

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August 16, 2005
As a grandparent, I give Vintage HS a high score. My oldest son was a member of the first graduating class in 1973, followed by his brother in 1976. Both are successful in their chosen careers. So far, 2 of my grandchildren are Vintage graduates--one will be a Junior at UC Davis in Sept., the other a sophomore at Chico State this month--both are doing well. My 3rd and last grandchild will be a freshman at Vintage HS this year, and I feel sure she will also do well at Vintage! Go Crushers!

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May 07, 2004
I believe Vintage High is going thru a transition. This happens any time there is a change in Administrators. The Principal is young and can be innovative in bringing about change. I would siggest that Parents who are dissatisfied become more proactive. Thus being able to have a greater influnce on our youth. I would like to see more school spirit, more parental involvement and partnerships with major businesses.

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February 23, 2004
Vintage High School lacks cohesiveness. No one knows what the other is doing. The principal is far too young, and lacks authority. I wish our child had attended Napa High School instead.

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Principal's Letter, Winter 2007 Newsletter: Dear Vintage Families, During our opening School Site Council meeting in September, we continued our annual tradition of thoroughly reviewing Vintage’s strategic plan (called the “Single Plan for Student Achievement” by the California Department of Education). Vintage’s strategic plan contains five performance goals that are comprehensive, covering everything from specific targets in reading and math to professional development for teachers, from creating a safe culture on campus to ensuring that all students receive top-level preparation through our academic program. It’s our road map, and everything we’re doing at Vintage is in some way connected to this document. Many of the changes at Vintage over the past few years have been associated with performance goal #5: ensuring that all students receive top-level preparation through our academic program. In fact, Napa Valley Unified School District has made it clear to all district schools that it expects improvements in this area. Many of our Vintage families, however, have been very happy with the educational experiences their children have received over the years. For many of our very satisfied supporters, improving the academic program may not be as high a priority. Over the summer, however, the San Francisco Chronicle printed an interesting story. This story compared Bay Area school districts in the area of college preparation (commonly referred to as UC/CSU eligibility). Folks who read this article may have been a bit surprised to see that Napa Valley Unified ranked last among the districts listed, and fell far below the state average in this category. Napa Unified was listed as having 23% of its 2006-07 graduates meeting UC/CSU requirements, compared to many districts that reach 50% and beyond. Although this is not a well-known statistic, it led Napa Valley Unified School District in the spring of 2006 to pass a resolution to improve the entire K-12 academic program. Improving the overall academic program, however, is not something that can be done quickly or easily. At Vintage, we have made significant changes to our 9th grade program – raising the academic expectations, but also providing stronger support mechanisms to ensure that students are successful. Our first progress report for the 2007-08 school year indicates that these support programs (like our 9th grade houses) are working. The number of students with a “D” average or less (1.5 GPA) dropped by 10%. And this significant increase in student achievement has taken place in an atmosphere where students face a much more challenging academic program. As a school, we believed that our 9th graders could handle a more difficult load, and they have. But we still have more work to do. In an effort to better prepare our students for the future, Superintendent John Glaser is following the lead of other top California districts, proposing that NVUSD align its graduation requirements with the entrance requirements for the UC/CSU collegiate system. Even though NVUSD ranked at the bottom of the Chronicle’s list for college preparation, we believe that a few small changes to our academic program will help make our graduates more competitive both at the college level and in the workplace. In addition to aligning our graduation requirements with the UC/CSU system, Vintage is partnering with representatives from Napa Valley College to build a stronger alignment. Over 55% of our graduates begin their college years at NVC, yet far too many of them don’t complete their two or four year programs. A stronger connection between Vintage and our local junior college will help support success at the post-secondary level in a world that is constantly increasing its expectations for entry-level workers. But for Vintage and NVUSD to accomplish these goals, we need input and support from our community. In the weeks and months to come, there will be important discussions at Board meetings about increasing our academic expectations, as well as articles in the local paper, and I hope you will take the time to send me a note with your thoughts. Change is always a challenge in the field of education, but changes to the academic program go straight to the heart of our mission. The school, and the district, will need as much support as it can get to make the improvements needed for our students.


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Vintage High School
1375 Trower Avenue, Napa, CA  94558
(707) 253-3601
Last modified Vintage 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.
Vintage High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 21 reviews. Top