I attended Vallejo High back in the 80's and it was a mess then...a student was stabbed in the hallway and the student who did it was never disciplined. One of my teachers used to enjoy telling us that she was "only here for a paycheck" The school is old and not maintained. I would never send my children here.
The school is a joke. The teachers are too preoccupied with chasing an agenda to actually confer facts. The school district could save itself tons of money by shutting down the school and sending these kids to the library.
Great teachers and administrators. The school offers vocational education.
this school is great not too many problems with the school it have great teachers excellent principals and a lot of extra after school activitys to keep kids busy and off the streets.
as a student i see the campus everyday and ther are lots of things that could be improved mainly the teachers concern for student actually learning what is needed to be successful after graduation.....i an scared about going to a csu next year because i feel that i am not well prepared by my teachers
As a parent of a former student, I can speak to the fact that there are several instructors that truly care and do their best with the limited resources they have. Then there are those with whom I could never get in contact. I found the administration lacking, including the principal (who was a good teacher when I had him years ago) either unable or unwilling to stand by his word on several occassions. In addition, my child came to the school with a perfect attendence record, but secondary to continuous oversights, and failure to correct the problems even when proof was provided to both teacher and administrators, that record was ruined. Needless to say, I transferred my child out of the district and am proud to say he is doing well, thriving and enjoying his high school experience. I would have loved my child to graduate from my alma mater, however, had no defense against those instuctors and administrators that did not understand the concept of teamwork and parental involvment in educating my child. For those wonderful instructor who do there best, my hat off to you!
As a student, I see what parents DON'T. This school needs a serious clean up, and I don't mean just the trash.
I've had good and bad experiences with my two students who attend (Junior and Senior). IF your student is not in AP or Honor courses then good luck! Clubs & athletics are excellent. Some teachers are truly dedicated, some teachers are there to just collect a paycheck. I was fortunate to experience both. If I could do it all over again, private school is the way to go.
This is the best school ever, and it does have its weak spots, but never judge a book by it cover.Our Principal is so easy to talk to and get along with he respects all students even when they dont respect him. I love my school and I know anyone who comes here will LOVE it too!
As a former student at this school, I can say that the teachers are great, but there is a huge disipline problem at this school. I earned extremely high marks, and thought I was prepared for college. My parents weren't educated enough to ask for me to be placed into AP courses. At any rate, I made it to college and realized this school did not prepare me at all. You would think a student with a 3.8 GPA would do excellent in college. I had to teach myself how to be a good student. Thanks to my education experience in Vallejo's school district, I will not place my children in public schools. Yes, my children do have a parent who is more in tune with academics; however, I believeth e classroom should be more about teaching and less about discipline. Good luck to any parent on their decisions.
Advanced Placement programs are top notch. Teachers in those classes are very well educated and provide challenge. Extracurricular activities are plentiful. Parents arent too involved, but still some involvement. The school is full of delinquents, unless your children are a part of the AP Honors programs or a part of leadership.
Only way to get a decent education for your children is to have them enrolled in AP or Honors classes, otherwise they will not learn enough to make it in the outside world yet alone in college. Business Adcameny was an good option when it existed as the kids had the same core 'caring' teachers throughout high school. Too many discipline problems interfer with the kids education at VHS which is too bad as there are some good teachers at VHS. They need to be able to teach and not have to deal with the interuptions that occur.
The school is okay I guess but the teachers and the whole staff isnt as involved as they should be and there isnt very many programs to help stidents who have fallen behind with there credits or work.
The quality of academic programs are lacking in the ability of the instructors to convey a complete understanding of the subject matter. I believe this is due to the absence of discipline and respect on the part of the students for the instructors. There was no Golf program in the 2004/2005 school year at Vallejo High because of the lack of interest. This is unacceptable. The level of parent involvement is limited. As a parent, I have made numerous attempts to contact the school on behalf of my son, and most of the time the individual does not return my call.
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