I just registered my son as a freshman, and I couldn't be more excited. My daughter graduated in June '12 after 4 years there, and had her pick of several universities, including almost every UC, University of Colorado at Boulder, U of Oregon, U of the Pacific, SFU, and NYU; nearly everywhere she applied. (This after admitting that she 'dogged' sophomore year.) This school helped her get a well-rounded education in a safe environment. Did she love every teacher? No, but show me a high school for which that's not the case, public or private. She never had any problem getting into AP classes (as opposed to EV), and did very well on the AP exams. She took 7 classes for which she received college credit. Today, at registration, I ran into teachers who remembered my daughter and asked about her. I was greeted cheerfully by administration and staff. Students were volunteering, and were poised and helpful. When I had to make a schedule change, it was handled cheerfully and professionally. Even better, lately the parent community has been more involved, and as a result the whole campus seems even more welcoming. Save your money for college tuition. This is a great school.
I'm a freshman here at Silver Creek right now. I really have to say that this is an AMAZING school. The campus may not be as great as EV's, but it certainly doesn't matter. The teachers here are caring, and stay after school for tutoring! Also, the Leadership/ASB class holds many fun events that gets everyone's school spirit to show. FANTASTICS and Homecoming were VERY fun, and the best out of other schools that I have been to in the district. There are also a wide variety of AP classes here, I'm taking AP Chemistry next year. And, there is really no "gang problem" here. I have never seen a single fight here before. All in all, this school is amazing, and if you don't do anything in high school. then yes. It'll be really boring. Any incoming freshmen should come here to Silver Creek. They may not like it at first, but the school will grow on to them. They will love it here, I guarantee it. Go Raiders! :D
This school os horrible. I am a sophmore an the people below saying there is no gangs and fist fights has obviously never seen the handball courts or the corner by the N building. Fights occur at least once or twice a week but nothing seems to happen. The staff doesn't seem to care and most teachers are horrible! I was unlucky to get some of these teachers. I really don't recommend this school unles the student stays away from all drama.
Very excellent , has amazing teachers and staff . Plus has the MOST AP class in the whole district. Students are very decicated and involved with school activities. No gang problems here.
Bad excuse for a school. I see an extensive amount of unprepared students and everything goes too slow. They never get things done.
What makes Silver Creek is the time and dedication that the teachers and administration to give to their students. On top of their regular teaching day, teachers/principals are there every day and night of the week - sometimes 'till 9 or 10 - every school day for student activities and tutoring. This allows for any student to succeed if they want to...including in AP classes. SCHS doesn't have a lottery for their AP classes...If a student wants to challenge themselves, all are welcomed to. But the best thing about the school is how the student leaders typically run the school activities. It isn't teacher driven; it's student driven. All of this is what gives Silver Creek that family quality that the students talk about.
This school is great. Most people think it's filled with fights and gangs prowling around looking for people to hurt, but that's far from reality. Silver Creek is very safe. Whoever wrote the review below about there being fights everyday, obviously doesn't attend the school because that's not true. I'm only a freshman but during this entire year, I haven't seen a single fight on campus. Also, everybody that I have met is nice and doesn't mean any harm. I feel like I'm on a great path going to Silver Creek.
I guess as a parent, our main concern is the safety and discipline in the entire school and the performance of the school as a whole. Now that the year is almost over, I can honestly say that I am very satisfied with everything. I feel that my daughter who is a freshman, is safe for the fact that the principal is very visible. And the teachers are very helpful. All school has its ups and downs but I believe with everyone's help, teachers, parents and the student's themselves, most of it can be eliminated. As a parent, we need to instill in our kid's mind the importance of education and make sure that we communicate with the teachers. My daughter is doing well in this school and I appreciate also the teachers help and concerns.
There are a lots of fights everyday. I don't think this is a good school.
I am currently a freshman at this school. So far, Silver Creek has been an amazing experience. Sure, there are times I'm completely sick of it, but that's just school in general. Homework is super exhausting when the teachers pile it on you. Hopefully, when I'm older I will appreciate the tremendous amount of work they give us. The teachers here are very intellectual in the subject they teach. They inspire us to do good in every class we have. The variety of electives are magnificent and the clubs are very unique. I would enjoy attending this school for the next 3 years.
More than half of the school year has gone by and I can absolutely say that I love this school. The people there are friendly and don't make the enviroment feel hostile at all. There are great classes like Japanese, Naval JROTC, and many more other interesting and AP classes. The clubs available to join are also extraordinary and very fun to participate in. Also, the advice that a lot of the teachers give are really good and can aid in study and help in the future.
Its the bestest school ever! Not to mention the people are great and the teachers are even better. I love love love schs!
staff keeps on top of student attendance and parent involvement and have always been available for conference.
It's halfway through the school year and I cannot explain how proud I am of this school. You will not regret it, it has what every high school should have. I got a very low GPA in middle school, and when I came to this school, I realized how focused and determined everyone is. The teachers here are GREAT, and fun to work with. The whole staff is very reliable and supportive BUT that weird lady in the office. No offense! Okay, the point is that if you want a good career and a very established education then attend this school. I made tons of new friends, and there are LOTS of after school activities.
We do not have a gang problem at Silver Creek. There are some students who are involved with gangs on campus just as there are at any school on the east side. However, they are a very small minority. We have the most AP classes in our district, our API scores keep going up, our CAHSEE pass rate is one of the highest in our district. Ask some of our students about the gang problem, they will tell you it is inconsequential.
As an SCHS alumni, I love this school. The teachers definitely did strive to be involved in the students lives. Sports were an important part of my HS life also. It is up to the student to have to drive to excel, and the teachers need to be there to push and support. I feel like the drive and encouragement were there. I continued onto a CSU school, and am currently finishing pre reqs for a Physician Assisting program. I would recommend this HS to anyone!
Pulled out my daughter and transfered her to a private school due to bad environment like gangs. Not a secured place. What a big difference when I pulled her out from this school.
I am curious about the parent dismayed by the lack of staff enthusiasm. How do you know the staff is not on the same page regarding student expectations? As a teacher at this school, I would invite them to come and visit classrooms, lunch hour, after school tutoring, to see first hand just how dedicated and enthusiastic this staff is.
I have a lot of faith in Silver Creek High School's potential. However, I as a parent have been dismayed by the lack of enthusiasm by the staff. I do not see teachers and administrators reaching all students and motivating them to excel. Teachers are not on the same page in terms of student expectations. Students napping in class must say a lot about the type of teaching taking place. Concerned parent
I love this school. The teachers are very educated. Most of the students and teachers are very friendly.
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