The teachers at YHS are very smart and work very hard. My child received lots of extra help in English and truly loves being involved in their excellent arts programs. YHS offers many things that other schools can't. So my daughter can learn about drama and auto shop and ag and get a great education. I wish the school districts would grow up and stop acting like petty children.
I am a graduate of Yosemite High school and I have a child that is a Senior at Yosemite High and truly want to say that this school has really gone down hill throughout the years. In 4 years of my child going to Yosemite, I have NEVER gotten one phone call from any teacher, staff or Counselor from the school to touch base or see how she is doing. The staff is truly poor. The one meeting that I did personally schedule with her counselor, the counselor didn't know that he even had my daughter on his list of students. My child gets up in the morning at 5:30 to catch a bus at 6:30am so she can get to school at 7:30 am to start school at 8am. When she played sports, she would not get home from Oakhurst until almost 6pm at night. Then she had 2 hours of homework a night. It is a horrible situation. Now they are denying parents to transfer their children to another school that is within 7 minutes from their residence because they need the money from this District. Truly a dissapointing school. It has really gone downhill. And I would not recommend this school to anyone moving into the area. But you may not have a choice.
Because it is located int he beautiful sierra mountains.The teachers always had such a fun spirit about teaching and life. Being located in such a snmall town, extra funds would be so pleasing to all the current students and faculty!
We transferred our freshman boy from Clovis West High School where he was having severe emotional problems and an inability to mesh in that overly competitive atmosphere that gave preference to athletes over others. Immediately we saw a 180 degree change in his emotions, attitude, grades improved and he was just a happy kid. Counselors are genuinely concerned for students; we bumped into our sons counselor at the grocery store and she could recite chapter and verse how he was doing and was able to discuss his progress at length. That's real caring!! I cannot say enough good about Yosemite High School and the staff and faculty. Tops! The best kept secret in California education.
This high school needs to embrace the parents of its students and allow for parental interaction and support. The administration and staff need to recognize that students of today learn differently than 10 years ago, even 5 years ago. They learn from various modes and interactively. Look at YHS test scores...over half of the student body is not performing on grade level. Something needs to change!
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