Students enrolled 2477
School leader Leonard Lopez
Transportation options Yes
District Snowline Joint Unified School District

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9292 Sheep Creek Road
Phelan, CA 92329

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(760) 868-3222
(760) 868-3803
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4 stars
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October 25, 2014
Serrano is a great school, it's too bad the Attendence office staff is so terrible. These ladies are so rude to parents. Pinon Mesa office staff is much more proffessional. Serrano office staff is so unapproachable I hate even going in there.

- submitted by a parent
October 18, 2014
I've reached at Serrano high school for years and every single day it was worse. The staff would pick on the students, yes the staff!! And n words were dropped on several occasions. Also students always complained about the learning and help they were receiving. Please do not send your child here. Anything is better than this atrocious district!

- submitted by a teacher
August 27, 2014
Great school. I really loved the staff and teachers there. some of them still remain as some of my favorite people; words can't express how much they have shaped my life and inspired me to be a better person. However, there was heavy racism there at Serrano. From White to Mexican to Black, they would pick on Asian kids from time to time, throwing racial slurs and threatening them without thinking. Serrano is a great school and can offer a relatively good quality of education, but if you are an Asian American, expect a great deal of hostility and racism.

- submitted by a student
May 10, 2014
I love Serrano High School. I am currently attending as a sophomore/junior and I can honestly say that I am having the best time here. Although most of the rules and teachers could be modified or taken out, it is overall the best school in the high desert.

- submitted by a student
November 07, 2013
This school is okay. I like it because they have a variety of clubs and classes to take that focus on your future for going to college. Also, they really try to encourage students to try and be successful, which is one of my big goals in life. One of the things that bothers me though are the teachers. Some of my teachers seem to have already given up on us, and they treat us like we're dum or something. My math teacher is always in a bad mood, and it seems like he thinks teaching us is pointless and that he shouldn't be wasting his time. Well, some kids like me actually want to learn and it's not fair that you choose to be this way. Lastly, there is a lot of racism at this school that I have witnessed with students and one of my teachers. Students think its okay to use slur words, thinking oh, well everyone says it so its no big deal. And also some kids just treat you differently than they would treat others by your race. I'm not saying everyone is like this, but this is what I've witnessed since the past four months of being at this school. It's also sort of annoying when my teacher makes hidden code racists remarks to students in a playful teasing matter that he gets away with.

- submitted by a student
September 11, 2013
The last comment I saw opened with. This is a great s hoop depending on the student. Don't agree with the great school part. I do agree that your experience depends on the student. If you don't fit into some stereo typical mold of kid. You are chastised, bullied, picked on and made to feel so low that you no longer enjoy school. The schools approach to our particular situation was to quickly sign the student out of the school and forget it happened. There are cameras and monitors. Nothing is picked up. And in a school where popularity seems to be key. As well as an immediate fear of being put down as well. Students witness and do nothing. Bullying is a major issue in American schools. In the adult world tripping someone and throwing things at them while taunting can be a jailable offense. People choose to ignore instead of getting involved. We r losing our kids. I for one am tired of it. Our kids deserve to go to school unafraid. They should embrace it. Not fear it. Harsher laws should implemented for bullies. It is no longer a matter of kids are kids. We all go through it.

- submitted by a parent
August 06, 2013
This school is a great school, depending on the student. If you try to succeed and work with the staff, they are amazing and will really go out of their way to help you. If you don't really care and just don't try because it's more fun to mess around, the staff just doesn't like to put more attention on you because there are students who actually want to learn. I am a student who wants to learn and succeed. I take a lot of advanced classes, but also a couple of regular classes. In both, the teachers are more than willing to help.

- submitted by a community member
October 08, 2012
I attended this school for 3 years, I graduated last year, and I am currently in college. The school is very good and the teachers do their best to educate the students. The only downside I noted was some students doing drugs, some graffiti, and one or two fights. Other than that, I loved the school and I miss being there with my friends.

- submitted by a community member
June 29, 2012
i dont know what everyone is talking about sayin serrano sucks. serrano is amazing with grades and sports especially football. we are number 3 in california and we have respectful teachers. this school by far is the best one in the inland empire and the high desert.

- submitted by a student
November 07, 2011
A wonderful school....no complaints. Love the principal. Awesome kids and staff. I love the way they make the kids read daily. <3

- submitted by a parent
March 09, 2011
This school is safe and have some very good teachers, but not enough great teachers. Some of them get pregnant or sick and we don't learn ANYTHING. And for example, after a teacher was absent for 2 weeks, they expect us to know the material that she DIDN'T teach and she gives us a test on it. What the heck? There's also a little bit or racism that goes on occasionally.

- submitted by a student
January 17, 2011
i hate this school so much the least motavated school ever the kids do things that should not be done we had drug dogs come in every classroom and check all of our backpacks its a scary school.

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March 30, 2010
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September 17, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
June 22, 2009
This school is very well secured by the staff, and I say keep up the good work.

- submitted by a student
June 17, 2009
My son attended school in the Snowline school district since fourth grade. It went from ok, to really bad before we managed to move to Temecula area, where he now see's just what a poor education he was receiving. The teachers don't really seem to care to teach, since their attitude seems to be that 'these kids' won't be going anywhere anyway. My son got great grades, and was the top of his class in all subjects. But when we relocated he was way behind his new classmates. It's a shame the area of the High Desert has been given over to the crime and low education expectations of it's relocated residents!

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May 04, 2009
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March 29, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
February 10, 2009
I had the best time of my life at Serrano when I was there from 03-07. It was a blast and obviously I got the best education in the high desert. I am at a four year university, and I know that the experiences, classes, and teachers that I went through and had all made this possible. They care at this high school which in some high schools is not the case. They push their students to strive for the best and help to make that happen. The faculty is a really big reason why I will always carry this pride of graduating from Serrano and calling it my high school. The faculty may be young but they definitely are not inexperienced. I am so fortunate to have been able to attend this high school and I will never forget why I love it so much!!!

- submitted by a student
January 29, 2009
Serrano is a good school with many dedicated teachers. They encourage the students to go to college and take them through the steps of getting into college. Yes, they show the students using the application process and class registration process of the local junior college but it is a good program that gets students in the right frame of mind for applying to colleges. I should know, I was a student there and guess what I am now attending a 4-yr university. Serrano's programs encourage students to be involved in the community and to pursue further education.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 24, 2008
It doesn't look like a high school, but a big overgrown elementary campus. The teachers seem young and inexperienced. I think there is alot of nepitism here.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 24, 2008
Serrano is very slow to interate students into mainstream America. They want all there students to go to junior colleges and they show lack of leadership in pushing a student to their potential. I believe every student should know and seek their options as to why they are attending high school. To make a better life beyond, Phelan.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 18, 2008
I'm the parent one of student in this school,and older son graduated this school 10 years ago.Which I'm very proud of them because of this scool achievement,enthusiasm and restriction for the childrens behavior.of course made their opportunity to reach thire goal any desired university.As my son mentioned M.I.T. last week,and I think so too,It's because Serrano graduated kids will make happen!

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September 16, 2008
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- submitted by a community member
no rating September 13, 2008
serrano high school is the BEST school I have ever been to, and I ahve only been there for about, one month! the teachers and students are amazing!

- submitted by a student
no rating January 24, 2008
I'm a current student and I love Serrano. Like every school, we have our problems but we have a lot of programs to help those problems. Compared to many schools, I think our student chemistry is strong. We have high scores and achieving sports. What more could you ask for.

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December 13, 2007
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- submitted by a community member
November 12, 2007
This school is safer tham most in the High Desert, but woe if you are a minority student. There is a lot of racism on this campus by both students and staff.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating July 05, 2007
We may be over crowded but the teachers are great and most of them actually care about the students. I don't think there are problems with the school or adminstration I think there are problems with the students. Our high school is great if you want it to be!

- submitted by a student
April 24, 2007
Serrano High School is an excellent school with very committed teachers and the best leadership. It is safe, clean, and the kids are friendly. The academics are the best and the kids get a great education.

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2007
I'm not a parent at Serrano High School, I'm a student. Serrano is crowded, dirty, and violent. The administration will catch about two fights a week when in reality there are about three a day, we are just smart about how to hide them. It is a school built for about two thousand and we currently have about three thousands students, give or take.

- submitted by a student
January 07, 2007
Serrano may have good test scores but that's about it.

- submitted by a parent
September 08, 2006
The school has high standards it is true, but what about the student who is merely average or struggles to be average. This school does not work with students and parents at all, it is by the book. Those students who are A students are even very stressed, there is something wrong here.

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May 11, 2006
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- submitted by a student
May 04, 2006
My experience as a parent have been positive. The office personnel have always been helpful and courteous. The teachers have always been responsive to my questions, and the facilities are clean.

- submitted by a parent
April 03, 2006
This is an awesome school.....yet sadly.....it's in the middle of nowhere! But the school is worth the drive and safety of your child

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February 28, 2006
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February 28, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
February 24, 2006
This school is fine as far as keeping kids out of trouble and everything. In my opinion though, they should take more time to ensure that seniors have more opportunities come graduation time. Other than that, they have excellent classe and staff who really care about your life goals.

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January 11, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2005
Im a student who attended Serrano and has found that it is one of the best schools ive been to.Altought some of the staff need to lighten up.:)

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August 10, 2005
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February 19, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
January 28, 2005
Well the music, art, and sports are good, and level of parent involvement is high because in order to get response by a counsellor or any other person there needs to be a parent because they will not just respond to just a student.

- submitted by a student
November 17, 2004
I have been very happy with the quality of education and the security at Serrano High. I believe that any student that applies him or herself will get a wonderful education.

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September 06, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
June 09, 2004
This school is awesome! The teachers actually acknowledge you, and show deep interest in your lifelong goals. Also the AP classes are just the right amount of challenge! Way to go Mr. Buchta! I don't know of any other school that offers Ballet, Jazz, Aerobics and Rugby.

- submitted by a student
May 21, 2004
Serrano High School was a wonderful place to attend. There was a level of student/teacher/parent interaction that I have not seen anywhere else. There was a wonderful mix of extracurriculars so that any student could find something to be involved in.

- submitted by a former student
October 20, 2003
I am fortunate enough to teach at the best public high school in the High Desert. It's no secret that we have the cleanest, safest campus--and our students rock!!

- submitted by a teacher
September 04, 2003
I absolutly love this school! I love going there, we have the best time, the teachers work hard for every student and we definitely have a ton of extra activities

- submitted by a community member
August 25, 2003
Serrano is a good school, but they can work on the rewards that the students can get for their grades i.e. Citizenship Awards, Honor Roll Awards, anything that can be looked highly upon by colleges ; not just Renaissance Cards that give you discounts, but awards that won't expire.

- submitted by a former student
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Serrano High School
9292 Sheep Creek Road, Phelan, CA  92329
(760) 868-3222
Last modified Serrano 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.
Serrano High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 55 reviews. Top