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School leader Allen Williams

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31555 Rancho Vista Road
Temecula, CA 92592

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4 stars
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August 08, 2014
The administrative staff is always difficult and condescending. Some teachers are hard to contact. My kids like the drama department.

- submitted by a parent
February 13, 2014
This school offers a very rigorous curriculum for those that need it and help for those who struggle. The English department is not as strong as it could be for those with a strong background coming in. It is a safe school with less bullying than the other 2 High Schools in the area and offers many opportunities to join clubs and activities that help make a huge school seem smaller. My son attended all 4 years and felt safe, challenged and confident and is currently attending a top engineering university with great scholarships. I would recommend it over the other 2 Public High Schools in the area.

- submitted by a parent
January 28, 2014
Hello, We are moving to the area and my son who is a Freshman will be attending TVHS. I am worried with the mixed reviews that I have read on here. For the parent who just posted a review could you please tell me more about the school?

- submitted by a parent
January 15, 2014
Cardinal Red with Green Redwood Trees- Standford here we come! We love TVHS for all the wonderful memories and opportunities. Most importantly are the friendships and caring student body. At TVHS we root for the underdog and defend the weak. We make the journey together. I've never seen a better group of kids then the ones my kids bring around the house.

- submitted by a parent
March 09, 2013
Only one of my children went here before we left California (good riddance). It's an okay school IF your student is already motivated and doing fine academically and socially, as mine was. He would have been fine here, at the worst school in the country, or at the best, so it was a non-issue. However, support for students who struggled socially or academically seemed very poor. The school needs to get its priorities in order, with CA's budget problems having no end in sight. Students frequently lacked places to sit and there were never enough books; the rooms were old and disgusting (half of them in "portables")... yet somehow there was enough money to build a new gym and pool? The only other positive thing I found about this school were a few teachers who truly gave a damn (amidst a sea of those waiting for retirement), and that this school has a surprisingly diverse population and not as much of a "wolfpack" mentality among the students -- no real "in" crowd and no real "out" crowd that my son could determine, and school was not a giant popularity contest as it is in some other high schools.

- submitted by a parent
December 11, 2012
Well, we have a new principal now, so that's better. Yeah I like our school.. we have a lot of sports, clubs, electives, etc to choose from. Most of the teachers are good, except for some specific ones. It's so crowded this year, which is annoying, but nothing can be done about that. Also I think we need new books, because they are totally falling apart! And the math and english buildings are getting so old now, it's kind of gross. On the other hand, we do have some fun activities like dances and pep rallies. There a lot of classes to choose from, and most people are nice. All in all it's a good school, with some minor problems.

- submitted by a student
November 03, 2010
i graduated from TVHS in 2002. After watching "Waiting for Superman," I realize how lucky I am to have had teachers who cared. Reflecting back on it, I feel all of my teachers at TVHS had enthusiam for their subjects, and prepared their lesson plans. Now, I am a teacher myself (ESL) and know how much time goes into preparing just a 45 minute lesson. Most all of TVHS teachers put everything into their lessons. "Brown and Gold" is not the most beautiful color combination, but this school rocks!!!

- submitted by a community member
May 17, 2010
Temecula Valley High School has some great teachers and students but a few drawbacks include a general lack of school pride, a principal who only cares about building her resum and a general need for renovation. The lack of school pride has led to defamation of school property and makes the school seem more like a prison then a high school with little unity shared among the general student population. The principal doesn't care about anything that is being taught unless it is going to be on the STAR test and could boost her career. Lastly, some of the buildings are old and have AC problems or leaking roofs, and could use so more TLC from the janitorial staff. These problems are made bearable because of some very kind and talented teachers and a wrestling team that consistently gives hope that our school can do something right.

- submitted by a student
no rating February 08, 2010
Temecula Valley High School is the best high school around. Even as a new freshman I can recognize the greatness of the school! The teachers are amazing and help out whenever they're asked. If you are choosing between Craparral and TV, Temecula is the way to go. At first, I begged my mom to transfer me to Chap, but after the time I've had at TV, I would never trade it. All of my friends that go to Chaparral agreed that it feels like a strict prison and it's no fun. Temecula Valley is undeniably the best around! Go Bears!!

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July 08, 2009
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May 04, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating January 24, 2009
Brought my 2 kids to this school, after meeting and interviewing with the Counselors, Athletic Director, and various others, they appeared genuine, friendly, and accepting. Turns out after moving the family in, finding a residence, spending a fortune to get settled in, the Counselors, coaches, students were cold, uninviting, and after 2 months, pulled them out! We all had enough! Principal gives big speeches about the school being a 'family', although, dealing with the counselors, VP, and coaching staff, dealt with nothing other than a hard, unwelcome hand from them. My kids were so miserable, nobody cared, after repeated attempts to talk with the staff. My kids are FREE, and practically did back flips walking out of this school.

- submitted by a parent
January 15, 2009
Temecula Valley High School isn't a school to it's students, it's a home. At temecula there is a sense of pride that overwhelms the students just by walking through the gates. It is the oldest school in the district and the least funded, but that does not stop the Golden Bears. From our new principal who is running the school at the best its been in years to our ASB who continues to deliver new events and dances throught the year, you'll find that TVHS is a magical place where student's, teachers, and staff can all come to live that timeless crede instilled upon us by TV legends, GO BEARS ! (by the way Great Oak and Chaparral combined can't compete with TV)

- submitted by a student
November 07, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
August 15, 2008
I'm about to begin my Senior year at TVHS and am pleased to report that these past 3 years have been outstanding. I agree that TVHS may lack the most up-to-date technology however the school is proud to boast that a new gym and swimming pool. A supportive staff and teachers have made my experience fantastic. TVHS is the most beautiful high schools in the district with grass and full grown trees rather that a 'jail feeling' when you walk through the gates. A move away from the previous adminstration has allowed a positive change in acedemics and activities. Thank you and GO BEARS!

- submitted by a student
July 01, 2008
My daughter graduated from TVHS in '05 and I was extremely pleased with her experience. But now, my poor son is there and things have changed for the worse. All academics, ASB programs as well as sports have declined. The new principal has made things even worse this year then they were his freshman year. I am sad that he was not able to experience this school when the great teachers and grand traditions were still in place.

- submitted by a parent
June 03, 2008
I went to this school for most of my freshman year, and while the school may not look grand go within the walls and you may have a different opinion. While it may have a large student body, most of the teachers give needed attention. One may feel lost in the school though with the amount of students. Most of the teachers were wonderful and I do miss many of them. The sports teams and other extracurriculars are great.

- submitted by a student
May 14, 2008
I am a freshman (class of 2011) and this school is beyond one of the most amazings school ever. i do have to say from the outside it looks like a school that has a bad reputation, but walk through those gates and you get a complete different perspective. if i had to choose between Great Oak, Chapparel or Temecula Valley i have to say temecula because they have had so many encouragements on how students can help raise the schools API score and to keep it credited. and they have so many events and things going on, a students rarely have time to get in gangs or fights or any of the sort. but every school has those occasional fights and im not here to say my school is perfect cuz its not but i am saying that i would highly recommend this to any incoming freshman. Go Bears!!

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April 18, 2008
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- submitted by a student
April 14, 2008
New principal has a lack of experience and is micromanaging the school...needs to respect all students, not just the successful ones.

- submitted by a parent
April 08, 2008
Very disappointed in the staff. Counselors and principals are unavailable most of the time. We pulled my son to home school through River Springs. Best decision ever.

- submitted by a parent
February 27, 2008
Temecula Valley High School is an amazing school and I am very thankful to be one of the lucky students who get to attend it. It is a school of honor, integrity, and pride. It is a school that helps students focus on their goals and help them to reach it (even their school spirit is spectacular). As a freshman(Class of 2011) I have been a part of many sports, clubs, and events. I am very happy to say that I am a Golden Bear!!! and that if i had the choice to go to any high school in the world I would choose TVHS without any hesitations. Everything about this school is wonderful.

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October 30, 2007
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September 26, 2007
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- submitted by a student
no rating September 17, 2007
As a TV grad I can say that the school on a whole does everything it can to make the students succeed. That is not to say that there are not things that need to be changed, but the staff rocks and if you can have a class with Mr. Waugh! And really the schools is a family it is made up of the teachers, staff, students and the students' families.

- submitted by a community member
no rating August 04, 2007
I love TV but I wish it got the financial support that it needed. The new gym is a small start.

- submitted by a student
June 09, 2007
i go there and it is one of the most poorly funded high schools in the area. the teachers are great but i cant say the same for its conservative administration.

- submitted by a student
February 24, 2007
Temecula Valley has it s ups and downs as any school does, but the ups really do out number the downs. The school is well established and the majority of the teachers are very supportive and overall wonderful. The Clubs, Sports, and Activities are plentiful and range drastically . There was always a sense of school pride and the kids seemed to stick together eliminating the clickish atmosphere of most high schools. Temecula Valley gave me 4 great years and I wouldn t have traded going to another school for anything.

- submitted by a former student
November 06, 2006
AS a current sophemore at TVHS, I'd like to share with you my personal experience. Hmm... what to say about TV... Sports and clubs are great! We at the top of the list when it comes to football, wrestling, swim, waterpolo, tennis, volleyball, soccer, and just about any other sport you could think of. Student involvement is great. The teachers vary, administration can be frustrating, but all in all it is a really good school. There are lots of ways for parents to get involved, at grades are usually an A or B average.

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August 14, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
May 25, 2006
I was not happy with this school the only draw back was there is to many students in this school. The students do not get the attention that they need, no one on one. I am the parent of a student

- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2006
Awesome school. Lots of great clubs, activites and athletics. Tons of student envolvment in everything. Almost all competitve teams excell. Some great teachers, the good out number the bad which is unusual but be aware some teachers aren't so great. Overall I would highly recommend this school to anyone moving to temecula.

- submitted by a student
March 22, 2006
I have 2 children that graduated from here. The environment, academics (unless you are in the top chosen few) is substandard. The teachers have full reign without any check and balance from the administration. If you have choices of where to send your kid, don't send them here.

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January 29, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
November 06, 2005
Terrible school. Chapparal is much better.

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September 11, 2005
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August 23, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
January 10, 2005
This is an excellent school with so much to offer in every area. The teachers and faculty really care about the students, and there is alot of parental involvement.

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February 23, 2004
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Temecula Valley High School
31555 Rancho Vista Road, Temecula, CA  92592
(951) 695-7300
Last modified Temecula Valley High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Temecula Valley High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 39 reviews. Top