Students enrolled 2520
School leader Judith Peterson
Transportation options Yes
District Salinas Union High School District

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726 South Main Street
Salinas, CA 93901

(831) 796-7400
(831) 796-7405
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4 stars
Based on 14 ratings

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September 19, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating August 20, 2009
SHS is a wonderful school. I attended part of my freshman year and fell in love with it. The teachers are great always hands on with the students.

- submitted by a student
no rating March 04, 2009
This school has many good things to offer including great teachers and a good campus environment. Also home to horrible administration. Any class that is not an advanced class is lacking in both content and teaching method.

- submitted by a student
August 20, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
December 29, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
February 09, 2006
The school has declined significantly since Joseph pawlick was dismissed. There is still some great programs but they are being dismantled and parent support is falling off dramatically.

- submitted by a former student
January 05, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
November 22, 2005
This is a great school. Great academic programs and clubs, and extracurricular acticities.

- submitted by a student
July 29, 2005
very good and informative, great academic activites programs with advance classes. All class are college preparation class. Has varities of activities of music, sports, art. Parent involvement is very good and interactive-supportive. School has GATE program.

- submitted by a parent
June 16, 2005
High parent involement. High level of teacher invloment. Administration is lacking.

- submitted by a teacher
July 18, 2004
As a compresive high school, Salinas High serves all levels, incomes and abilities, and does a pretty good job. That's quite a challenge in a school of over 2400 students. Unfortunately, there has been a lot of infighting, but overall, most teachers and staff really have the student's best interests at heart. My advice to parents is to be involved at the school, and volunteer whereever you can. It's such a big school, the more you know about it the better, including which teachers to steer toward and which to steer away from. Besides, everyone benefits when parents are invoved.

- submitted by a parent
May 27, 2004
I have been delighted with the quality of teachers, the strength of the curriculum, and its strong performing arts program. The school's numerous music and drama programs surpass other public and private schools in the area. The principal is dedicated to maintaining meaningful college prep and honors courses.

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2004
Salinas High School has been a school of growth and apertunity for my child and continues to be. Thanks to the help of the teachers and staff.

- submitted by a student
March 02, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
January 25, 2004
Joe Pawlick is Salinas High's greatest asset. Without him, I would have sent my children to private school.

- submitted by a parent
January 24, 2004
Rapidly rising test scores, high levels of involvment for both students and parents, increased campus safety, outstanding teachers who are deeply dedicated to educating our children, caring and dedicated coaches, a strong principal, a counseling department that is a major resource for students and parents, an athletic director who truly cares about our student athletes, a renovated campus, and many extracurricular activities all make Salinas High School what it is - an outstanding public school that is a strong viable option to the many private schools in our area.

- submitted by a parent
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Salinas High School
726 South Main Street, Salinas, CA  93901
(831) 796-7400
Last modified Salinas 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.
Salinas High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 16 reviews. Top