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1235 Mendocino Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95401

(707) 528-5291
(707) 528-5724
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April 17, 2014
My son is an 8th grader who's decided to attend Santa Rosa High in the Artquest program in the fall. I've been spending a lot of time on campus lately, attending the school's 140th anniversary celebration, various Artquest showcases, school play, class selection night. My wife has joined the Student Teacher Parent group. So far our experiences have been extremely positive. Office staff have been courteous and helpful. The teachers seem intelligent, competent, helpful, and engaged. The campus is gorgeous. Obviously we' have a lot to learn about this school, but so far everything we've seen seems extremely positive.

- submitted by a community member
April 06, 2014
I am a current student at Santa Rosa High School and this is my first year and I could not be happier. I am happy to go to school because of this school. For the first time in my life I'm not dreading Mondays or counting down the days to summer starting in august. To be honest, I can't say a bad thing about this school. Students are created equal from the staff and more importantly the other students. I have never witnessed an act of bullying and have not heard of any. There's no "popular kids" or "geeks." Everyone gets along. I think part of this reason is that the school is so diverse and has the ArtQuest program. Kids are literally taught to be themselves. Aside from artquest, we have the FFA program. I am not apart of either. A lot of people are scared to come here because "they aren't artsy." I am the least creative person you will ever meet and I fit in fine. This schools spirit and leadership amazes me. In my opinion, sending your kid to any other school like Carrillo or Newman is an awful decision.

- submitted by a community member
December 16, 2012
My son has been a student at SRHS since his freshman year. In the past 3 and ahalf years, he has had some of the best experiences in his young life. I transitioned him from private schools, and was worried about how well he would do in public school. With excellent teachers and sports programs he has truly excelled. In his senior year he joined choir and had a chance to experience a small part of the Art Quest program which is really impressive. From the teachers, staff,and coaches to the curriculum SRHS truly offers an experience to kids.

- submitted by a parent
November 11, 2010
Although people may think SRHS is nothing without Artquest, we have an outstanding amount of teachers who strive to bring many different types of knowledge to their students. Our teachers take pride in the school's rich history and maintain a museum in the main building that archives all of the amazing students that have graduated. The foundation raises thousands so students can have everything they need for a great education and the programs involve a lot of support from parents, the community, and teachers. SRHS has a record low amount of violence and a lot of diversity among students. The reason so many students come from outside of the district is they want to feel a part of a group, and not an outsider. We are bonded together by the pride we have for our school and anyone who is lucky enough to squeeze in on the transfer list will soon find out why.

- submitted by a student
no rating November 06, 2009
The ArtQuest program at Santa Rosa High School gives students a chance to participate in a visual and performing arts program of exceptional quality. I have been tremendously impressed with the student work I've seen, whether it is in visual arts, dance, chorus, drama or orchestra. It is inspiring to see what teens are capable of when the expectations are high and the curriculum is challenging and intellectually and creatively stimulating.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 03, 2009
Santa Rosa High School can boast of the award-winning ArtQuest program that encourages creativity, critical thinking, and global awareness!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 03, 2009
The ArtQuest program at SRHS is unique. It develops a close community of all students in the program plus individually in their specialty areas of dance, arts, photography, drama, video arts, etc. Simultaneously, students can pursue the University Pathway. This ensures they have the opportunity to pursue their love of the arts as well as academic advancement to a university upon graduation.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
Santa Rosa High School has the best music program in Sonoma County. Mark Wardlaw, the music director and teacher has been an inspiration to hundreds of students, many of whom have gone on to become successful musicians, but all of whom have had their lives immeasurably enriched by being part of a vibrant musical learning experience. My son plays the alto saxophone and the music program has had a profound influence on his life.

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2008
I attended SRHS for all four years of my high school education. I have every intention of sending my son there when he reaches high school age. I think that SRHS offers such a diverse group of students, teachers, and learning opportunities. There is the Art Quest program, which is absolutely wonderful, and on the other end of the spectrum, it has a wonderful shop program and ag program. The many pathways allow every person to find something they are most interested in, which in my opinion helps make for a much more fun, involved high school career. I couldn't be happier with the education I received there.

- submitted by a community member
September 10, 2008
An excellent school in every regard. Diverse and tolerant students, excellent AP and Honors courses, great selection of clubs and activities. Tremendous parent involvement, committed teachers, ongoing communication from the principal. The ArtQuest program is superb, and there are many options for students who do not intend to attend college. My child has never been happier in a school or more excited to excel. Five stars.

- submitted by a parent
September 04, 2008
This is the best high school in Santa Rosa! I transferred from another high school and I am very happy that I did! The spirit is amazing, the teachers are fantastic and the students are friendly and individual.

- submitted by a student
January 17, 2008
There is much more than just Artquest at this school. Many clubs to sign up for and all teachers are pleasant to have as instructors. The school sends out indicators for new activities, changes, and events going on at the school. Great way to motivate your teen with CSF: California Scholarship Federation and the mock S.A.T. for the extra help before the big exam. SRHS has a good history with sports and plays not to crush other's spirits, but to have fun while playing a good game.

- submitted by a student
September 14, 2007
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- submitted by a student
August 07, 2007
The teachers in the honors courses are outstanding. The social atmosphere is very accepting of individuals. Basically anyone can find a friend they have something in common with. The school is absolutely beautiful. If you have a son who wants to win in football, though, I would go somewhere else.

- submitted by a parent
July 20, 2007
SRHS is an wonderful school. Both of my children have attended, one of which is a graduate. The staff is wonderful with the students, the communication is top notch. The arts department is outstanding! I feel they get a top rate education and are made to feel they on their way to do important things with their future.

- submitted by a parent
July 20, 2007
I really love this school. it helps my daughter think that she has a purpose and a meaning in this world! the teachers are so nice and the principle is great!

- submitted by a community member
February 23, 2007
Please notice that the Artquest Program is the reason to go here -- see other reviews. Test scores are disappointing throughout Santa Rosa as is the four year college matriculation rate. Solid principal.

- submitted by a parent
May 09, 2006
SRHS is one of the last remaining self-sustained schools in California. It offers the most electives of all the schools in the area, including an ArtQuest program which attracts aspiring artists as far as San Francisco. A wide variety of sports, but overall teams don't do so well against other schools.

- submitted by a former student
April 04, 2006
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- submitted by a student
no rating January 21, 2006
Wonderful music and arts programs and great diversity and wonderful facilities

- submitted by a parent
January 14, 2006
My son attends Santa Rosa High School in the ArtQuest program for music. It has been a great experience for him. The parent involvement is amazing and the teachers are really there for the students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 02, 2005
Wonderful programs in areas of Art (Art Quest: 100 min/day of art), music (chior & band), dance, and sports.

- submitted by a former student
March 21, 2005
Quality school. Excellent communication with parents and excellent art program. Honors classes are also available.

- submitted by a parent
February 10, 2005
Good acadmic programs and art and music. Not sure I know the school does not like when parents get involved.

- submitted by a parent
February 05, 2004
This is a wonderfull school! My daughter is currently in the Art Quest program and loves every bit of it! The school is definatly safe and I havn't heard any problems from other parents or students.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2003
SRHS is a wonderful school. My oldest graduated form SRHS in the year 2000. I love the staff and administration. I have made the choice to send my youngest there too.

- submitted by a parent
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Santa Rosa High School
1235 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA  95401
(707) 528-5291
Last modified Santa Rosa High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Santa Rosa High School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 26 reviews. Top