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- a parent
Please note that previous negative reviews are nearly a decade old. As a parent, I'm really happy with this school! The staff excel, the principal is active and continually seeks ways to improve the campus and curriculum, the courses are challenging, the welfare of students is a top priority. I love that they have a Hotline where kids (staff, parents, etc) can anonymously report bullying, drug use, violence against students, etc. It's a small campus, smaller than many big-city middle schools, and receives lots of support from the local community.



- a parent
Honors classes are too hard. REgular classes too easy. emphasis is on the super bright not on merely bright kids. Safety is too lax, even through surroundings are very safe




- a parent
Classes offered are easy and ineffective, 80% of students do not apply themselves and do to leniant grading on part of the teachers the classes are all easily passable with minimal effort, with the exception of AP classes which are the only classes that should be offered at this school.



- a teacher
The Staff is Awesome, the administration is OK, and the overall feel on campus is a good one. Recent test scores show Santa Ynez is deserving as Santa Barbara county's best high school



- a parent
The school is comparably safe for Santa Barbara county. Lots of teenage drivers, the parking lot could use supervision. Overall, I liked the Principal, the counselors, and the dedicated faculty except for one nightmare teacher.




- a parent
Pleased that my child attends SYHS; that advanced placement courses are available; and that there is good sports program.

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Last modified Santa Ynez Valley Union High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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