Ventura High School is a fantastic school. There is something for everyone at this school including sports programs, science programs, culinary arts programs, etc...My daughter has the ability to take drama, choir, band, and a foreign language and she is excelling academically and socially. The staff really cares about the students and the administration is open to new ideas and very supportive.
This school was my all-time favorite school I've ever gone to. It has a great learning environment, the students are easy to get along with, and the staff is there to help whenever needed. I miss this school immensely, and wish I could go back.
Have a boy graduated two years ago. He had great high school life, made great friends and, with the added benefit, accepted by very top colleges in the country, thanks to great teachers and counselor
DEBBIE MARTIN IS THE MEANEST PERSON IN THIS SCHOOL. SHE HATES MEXICANS!!!!! GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR GRRRRRRRRRRR I CAN'T BELIEVE IT!!!!!!
I have two boys who are juniors this year at VHS. Both have been in honors courses since frosh year and are now in AP courses with more to come senior year. I believe any school is only worth what the students are willing to put into it, but VHS offers a well rounded program for those who seek to take advantage. Could use much more parental support, Val Wyatt is doing an outstanding job as and administrator, how many hs priciples know so many students by name, just watch her work the quad! My next VHS student will be in special ed and my impression is that she will also have many resources at her disposal. My family is very happy at VHS.
This is a great school and accomodates all needs. Opportunities to excel in academics, music, drama, and sports. Go Cougar Pride.
Mostly apathetic staff, administrators concerned only about politics, run down facilities. Unhealthy focus on football
No complaints from anything academic to music to sports....GREAT Honors/AP classes...we should go to Buena but heard how much better Ventura was...
The teachers & counselors at VHS are actively involved in the children's education. Since my son's Freshman year, the counselor has frequently provided me with College information, requirements, books to read, etc. to make sure that we are both on track to get into a 4 year college straight from high school. The coaches, art teachers, music teacher, drama teacher are all phenomenal. The general education teachers are also invested in the children, emailing parents when a child is absent, staying in regular contact. I would highly recommend VHS!
Two kids through VHS. We are happy. VHS provides the opportunity for kids to excel. Kids have to choose to take up the opportunity. Some great teachers, but you have to watch out for a few real losers even in the honors program. Principal Wyatt has been a major cause of cleaning up student appearance and attitude. Still some security issues with very diverse student body. Not just racial diversity, but religion, economic, and life-style diversity. Some athletic programs are over-competitive, losing sight of true value of high school sports. Weak ASB program. Yearbook needs work. Music, art, and drama do not receive much publicity. In fact, VHS as a whole needs a better PR person. Parent support is not wide-spread and I think there is not enough extra money to go around. Great campus, outstanding facilities. The only Ventura school with 2 gyms. Decent school spirit. A good school.
We are on our 3rd child thru VHS with one more to go. We love many things about VHS, especially the diversity. It is real! It is a place for those who want to develop to do so. Teachers care, administration is working hard to push all kinds of kids. We are very happy to send our kids to a school that will lead to them being well rounded, aware-of-the-REAL-world people. Go Cougars!
My daughter just graduated from Ventura High. She had a very positive schooling experience there. 90% of the graduating class is going on to college. I believe this says a lot about a schools reputation.
Ventura High merits a mediocre rating at best. It has consistantly rated the lowest performing of the three main high schools in this district. The music program which had formerly been a nationally recognized program is now in the 2003-2004 school year below average under the direction of the new music teacher. For students interested in music, VUSD no longer offers an award winning music program.
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