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.
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.
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.
This is a great school. Great academic programs and clubs, and extracurricular acticities.
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.
High parent involement. High level of teacher invloment. Administration is lacking.
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.
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.
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.
Joe Pawlick is Salinas High's greatest asset. Without him, I would have sent my children to private school.
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.
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