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9-12
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Seaside, CA
Students enrolled: 1,038

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2200 Noche Buena Street
Seaside, CA 93955

(831) 392-3530
(831) 899-0212
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August 16, 2014
The Rating number for this School isn't appropriate. The Score is much lower than a ( 5 ) It maybe better than it was years ago but Test Scores don't lie. And even a rating of ( 5 ) sucks.

- submitted by a community member
September 14, 2013
We are new to the area. A military family. The faculty and staff of SHS made us feel right at home. The students are very accepting of newcomers and my child fit in right away. Great sports pogram

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2013
I am a proud parent of SHS. Both of my children attend this wonderful school. Seaside High has changed in so many ways. A great principal, Mr. Moran and a very caring staff of teachers. The teachers have high expectations for the students, yet they care a lot about them.

- submitted by a parent
June 08, 2013
I am very happy with Seaside High School. My child has been offered accelerated and AP classes that he loves. The Athletic program is top notch. SHS not only plays to win but also works hard to include and welcome all students to compete. I appreciate the spirit of responsiveness of the teachers and Principals. I have two more children that will be coming to SHS in the next four years.

- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2013
All I can say is......I really love SHS. Today I went to a meeting in order to try to find help for my child and everyone listened to my concerns. The principal, school counselor and teacher made me and son feel valued. I was afraid that my son would get lost in the crowed. he is know for who he is.

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2013
We just moved into town. The Seaside High School staff has been very warm and friendly. My child felt like she fit in right away. The campus us clean and neat. I love the diversity. Everything feel well organized and highly disciplined. Students seem to love their school and have a great spirit about them.

- submitted by a parent
March 17, 2013
The teachers at Seaside High School really go the extra mile. My child was out of school for a week with the flu. Every teacher was willing to work with us in in helping her to get her work done and get back on track. Couldn't be more pleased

- submitted by a parent
March 17, 2013
Seaside High School has so many uniquely positive qualities to highlight. I was concerned about sending my child to public schools. Seaside has turned out to be the best decision. Teachers are excellent. The principals, office staff and students are warm and welcoming. There are a great variety of classes with a balance between academics, athletics, and the arts.

- submitted by a community member
February 02, 2013
Seaside High School is a fantastic! The principal and teachers 100% there to serve the needs of the community,. Test scores are on the rise. AP classes are fantastic. The students are very well behaved . My two children love SHS.

- submitted by a parent
February 02, 2013
Seaside High School is a wonderful place to work! The principal and administrators are very respectful of teachers. We are treated as professionals. The expectations are very high for everyone: parents, teachers, students. Great School. I hope to retire here.

- submitted by a teacher
April 22, 2012
i'm a frosh and excited that higher level classes are being offered. I really the ability to try the different classes out before I graduate.

- submitted by a community member
April 06, 2012
Unbelievable changes - Being a part of this school as a teacher and parent is very exciting. Opportunities are vast and interventions are strong. A great place! A community of excellence - every student every day is not just words -- its a commitment!!!

- submitted by a teacher
August 25, 2011
Seaside High School teachers and staff have an unparalleled commitment to every student every day! I love the A / B block scheduling that lets students take 8 courses and experience more electives and gives teachers time to teach deep and meaningful lessons. This school has made a miraculous turn around and is only getting better each day. Dr. White is an outstanding principal who's leadership is unparalleled and above and beyond anything I've ever seen in my career.

- submitted by a teacher
July 08, 2011
Seaside High School "A Community of Excellence. Every Student...... Everyday" has emerged as the quintessential leader of a " Turn Around Model School". Excellent leadership and communication by our administrators, Dr. White, Ms. Kevorkian and Mr. Moran have raised the level of high academic standards and expectations for students, teachers and staff. In addition to our academic programs, we have numerous student activities/clubs, and sports . At Seaside High we celebrate and appreciate our cultural diverse population with the words "Family, Pride and Respect". Join us as we continue to improve and build upon what was successful last year. Come and experience the "Spartan Pride".

- submitted by a teacher
January 25, 2011
Seaside High School is undergoing great changes. We have the best principal there is! We have the most caring and diverse student population on the Monterey Peninsula!

- submitted by a teacher
January 25, 2011
Seaside High School has changed in both positive and negative ways. For instance the student attendance has greatly improved this past year with the new principal. The district, the state cuts and general educative politics have negatively influence all schools in the state of California and Seaside High has not avoided them. Students are either turned off or just go with the motions to get a passing grade. It is rare that I have a student who is in school to learn for learning sake instead of to get the grade. Most of the current teachers push students to achieve high academic standards. As an educator, I struggled against the general pressure that "So and so doesn't give as much work as you." or "Why do you make your class so hard?" I have held steady and fast to my belief that if I do not do my utmost best to prepare students for the next course then I have not done my job. Previous students that struggled come back to me and compliment me for having pushed them academically. Seaside is moving in the right direction. Its culture is changing. The students are ultracapable, multiethnic and enjoyable to teach.

- submitted by a teacher
January 21, 2011
Seaside High is one of the rare jewels of education. Its historical past is somewhat clouded by some unfortunate leaders. However, the school is exceeding all expectations and the students are benefiting greatly. Dr. White, the principal, is a wonder. Her leadership has inspired the facutly, the kids want to come to school, and they are looking at their college options. What a great place.

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2010
I attended SHS all four years of high school. It does have tremendous pride, and athletics are great. Yes, it is super diverse and awesome. HOWEVER...none of these things will help academically. If diversity is a big point of pride, then what about academics. That is what matters in a school. I almost slipped through the cracks at this school. While i attended UC Davis, i struggled my first year. I was not at the level that other kids were at and had to work really hard. My counselor at SHS recommended i go to MPC (monterey peninsula college) instead of Davis. In one instance, my teacher assumed id be going to MPC. EVERYONE assumed I was less capable that what I was. It was frustrating. I would never send my kids here. Or monterey high for that matter. mine are going to private school.

- submitted by a student
August 26, 2010
The new principal has made huge changes for positive over the last semester and now this semester. The leadership is all new and the teacher are all on board and this school is turning around.

- submitted by a teacher
August 24, 2009
the school administration is unresponsive to every way you try to contact them. I've been trying to transfer my student to another school and seaside high doesn't respond in giving the new school the withdrawl papers. we've been trying to do this for several months now

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no rating June 03, 2009
I am a parent of SHS and I feel this school deserves at least a 8. I am very involved with my childrens education and all of their staff cares and their athletic department is great!

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- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2008
I'm a parent of a Senior that has been in Special Ed classes since the 4th grade. He has not been able to pass CAHSEE and now in his final year I'm afraid it's a bit too late to catch up all that they need to know He has a legitimate learning curve, does poorly in testing even though he think he knows the subject. He's worried about not graduating and I've heard once he turns 18 no one really cares how he does. I can now see why some students just give up and will become the one left behind. Those that can learn quickly do alright. He just can''t seem to get it and is very frustrated. We basically have to enroll him in a special tutoring after his senior year in lieu of college. I don't fault the school- I blame the system.

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 14, 2008
No stars! Without a doubt the worst school we've ever been associated with. The staff at the school are very unwelcoming. From the moment you walk into the school offices you can sense your not welcome. Academic rigor is virtually nonexistent. There is no communication from the school concerning activities at the school. Teachers were unresponsive via email or voicemail as to discussing your child's performance. This is definitely not a sch.ool you want your child to attend

- submitted by a parent
January 06, 2008
wonderful place to learn enviormentaly

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January 04, 2008
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- submitted by a community member
November 27, 2007
I graduated from Seaside in 2000, I was very fortunate to go to Italy with AFS and I was very active in sports and other programs. They have great teachers that I still keep in touch. I had a great experience and it is one of the most diverse schools in California. Seaside has a lot of pride of the different cultures and check out the flags outside the campus and the Library.

- submitted by a student
November 07, 2007
Amazing high school. Suchh good school prideee.

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August 25, 2007
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- submitted by a student
July 30, 2007
Graduated from SHS several years back, c/o 2005, aware of significant faculty changes since then, not sure if for better or for worse. Seaside was definitely the most diverse K-12 school I've ever attended, and I grew up in a military family, so I've been to my share of schools. School has so much potential, much of which falls victim to the lack of federal funding. Teachers are very inconsistent, vary on all levels of teaching abilities and requirements. From what I remember, parents were fairly active in participating with extracurricular activities. Seaside is on par, if not better than the rest of the high schools on the peninsula, not including academics. Students are well prepped for getting into college, but not so much as to what to expect while in college. I'm currently a student at UC-Davis, and it seems that a seaside high education really doesn't help here.

- submitted by a former student
July 21, 2007
Classes are overflowing with students, classrooms are filthy, some, not all, of the teachers are overworked and frustrated with the kids with discipline issues that the rest of the students suffer. It also gets on my last nerve when I visit the office and am treated like a student.

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January 11, 2007
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- submitted by a former student
April 10, 2006
Some Teachers are kind of OK, but others seem low leveled, as if they didn't know what they were doing. I noticed that the kids love it there. Academicly the school is very good the students they are good too its just some of the teachers you have to look out for. Over all-- its a good school

- submitted by a student
October 19, 2005
Not in the best of places but definitely has very good teachers and couselors to help the students.

- submitted by a former student
July 06, 2005
I went to SHS for the 2002/2003 school year, which was also my senior year. Having moved there from Germany, I felt very little challenged by teachers and the content of classes alike. It is in fact a very diverse school which in many ways is beneficial, but it affected students' performances negatively. A solid knowledge of the English language was not prevalent among the student body; performing tasks that adhered to the teacher's instructions was a rare treat to encounter. Despite the beforementioned, if your child knows what integrity and academic excellence means, he or she will be able to display that nonetheless. After all, I have also not had safety concerns at any time and the school poses itself friendly towards the student community. The overall score is only a 2 because academic expectations were set too low by the staff.

- submitted by a former student
April 01, 2005
This is one of the worst high schools on the Peninsula. I graduated from it in 1985 and now my kids attend it. It hasn't gotten better, but worse! Much worse! Poor teaching staff, understaffed, and favoritism is very noticable in this school! Our children need an education, not just being shoved in a corner to teach themselves!

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March 31, 2005
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- submitted by a teacher
January 27, 2005
This is one of the worst schools my child has ever attended. Constant problems. Upon moving back to the area this year, my 15 yr old will not be attending this school.

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2004
Seaside high school is an excelent school but the only problem is the state founding... the principal this year is making school not fun and she has too many rules. the teachers are good but treat the seniors like children. there needs to be more money for the students... everything is very expensive. school should be fun as well as educational.

- submitted by a student
August 16, 2004
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Seaside High School
2200 Noche Buena Street, Seaside, CA  93955
(831) 392-3530
Last modified Seaside High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Seaside High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 49 reviews. Top