July 07, 2003
It's quite clear that the school's academic and scholastic qualities are not as strong as they had been in past years, but this historic school has proved to be pretty darn good. My daughter, who is smart enough to be Valedictorian, had been having some trouble in school. She started her freshman year at Arroyo Valley, spent some months at Cajon and even took classes at Middle College the summer before her sophomore year. She had decided she wouldn't want to risk her sophomore year (one of the two years universities look at) at a questionable program, like MCHS, and was enrolled at San Bernardino High. Out of the four schools, SBHS, though scholarly 'well below average', has to beat the others by a mile and a half. The students in my daughters honor-roll courses are polite and very nice, indeed. Many of the teachers are very good, while others are what one may call ridiculous. SBHS must improve in many, many ways, but if one had to choose between CHS, AVHS, MCHS or SBHS, Berdoo would have to be your top pick.
- submitted by a community member