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14048 Cobalt Road
Victorville, CA 92392

(760) 955-3353
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August 04, 2014
Ok so this school is absolutely horrid!!! I was a former student there and let me tell.you, i got bullied everyday because i was pregnant. Mind you, i know that im an easy target for hurtful words, but hurtful hands?? Come on!! 3 girls jumped me in the bathroom at 6 months pregnant and made me loose my baby... now the school staff did nothing to punish these students!! I mean i only lost one twin but that was one too many!!! Do not, i repeat, DO NOT send you child or children to.this school!! Its just a nightmare waiting to happen!! Oh yeah and its so not true when teachers say thwy are gonna give you "extra credit" dont trust them ladies!!!!!!!!!!!!

- submitted by a community member
July 01, 2014
I give this school absolutely No stars What's so ever. I moved from Riverside to the high desert, and I was bullied almost every day! Teachers, counselors and even principles were informed and said there's Nothing they could do! Worst school ever campus is so filthy the security are childish smoke weed with students, a failure to communicate with students teachers are so careless!

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January 14, 2014
This Is One Of The Best Schools I Have Attended. The Teachers Are Very Helpful , Certain Students Are Helpful Also , Other Students Are Iffy , Even Though They Say They Dont Know It , When Its Time To Take The Test , They Do Great. The Campus Is Clean, Outside School Is Clean, Security Is Always There To Help And They Are Good People Too.

- submitted by a student
January 13, 2014
Worst school ever!!!! Don't do it! Drugs, out of control children, and teachers as well as the security don't care! My sons phone was stolen and they take no responsibility. I sat in a class and the teacher turned her back to the students for more than 80% of the class, not good for high school kids. Kids do not mind the dress code. I witnessed a girl wearing lace leggings and nothing but a thong on under. I told the security and nothing was done about it. Reported that the girl does it all the time and they keep letting her come back dressed in this manner. Really!!! They are short staffed... it's not a good learning environment... the campus is filthy!

- submitted by a parent
November 07, 2013
this school is amazing! the teachers are great! the sports program is amazing!! i dont care what other parents say that they there is too much drugs, fight, etc. student are going to have to face the real world and parents should stop trying to protect and hide the reality from their teens. its a part of grwoing up. if student are really focused on their education this school is excellent

- submitted by a student
October 15, 2013
Terrible school just terrible I can't last it any longer don't send your kids here

- submitted by a community member
September 19, 2013
If this school is so hard for your kids then quit. Try looking up online alternatives or even better different schools! Stop living like this if your kids don't like it. I quit a school that was almost like this one. I switched to an online alternative because it looked fun and easier. Try it I'm sure you will be surprised. There are different curriculums so try looking them up and see which one you like. I am currently an 8th grader and my parents didn't like my school either. They searched for an alternative and found three different ones. CalPac, K12, and Oak Knoll Virtual Academy. They also found Serrano's alternative too. Try it! I can assure you that you will be glad you did.

- submitted by a community member
August 15, 2013
This is the worst high school I have attended. I am currently a senior, though I started at Silverado as a junior. I had previously attended two other high schools due to relocation of living. The students have been taught that being disrespectful to peers, teacher, and admin is acceptable. The campus security is known for smoking weed with students and not enforcing any school rules. Students may walk on/off campus at any time without being questioned or stopped. Other than a few of the AP teachers, most do not show a personal interest in the students. The counselors are disrespectful to students, and have not shown any care towards the students. This school does not offer many classes, only very few AP, fewer honors classes. The "regular" classes are taught by teachers who do not teach well- if at all. Do not enroll your student into this school.

- submitted by a student
April 12, 2012
Silverado High School is home to some of the worst teachers in California. I wouldn't reccomend the school to anyone. They don't know how to teach their subjects and just waste the students time with busy work. In general the teaching styles are counterproductive to actually learning and just make every student do work without a point. If your students want help, don't go to the teachers, they'll just say "You should have paid attention", "It's not my problem" or "Just drop the class if you're having so much trouble." You're learning everything on your own here and only go to school to pick up work. The Ap curriculum is dreadful. Teacher's constantly assign work they haven't even looked at, and grade every assignmment in the worst way possible. It's quantity of quality of work at Silverado. The test scores at this school aren't because of the students, it's because of teachers that just don't care. Before you write this off as an angry, misguided students, I'm one of the top 20 in my senior class with no help from the teachers. Honestly, It's only when I realized I couldn't count on help from any teacher(with the exception of about 2) that I started actually learning.

- submitted by a student
January 18, 2012
silverado high school is one of the best schools in southern california the teachers really help you when needed and support you as well.

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January 17, 2011
This is the best school in the high desert my son has really succeded in everything at this school and never got straight as before but has them for two years there football team is the best n the high desert and goes to cif every year. has a lot of nice kids and nobody ever fights.

- submitted by a parent
January 07, 2011
My son started this school in 9th grade and he has been struggling since. I think that the communication between school staff and parents is not there. The counselor always send me elsewhere to deal with issues and has NEVER approached me about my son's academic standing. I thought that their job was to ensure the studen'ts success every step of the way? The ParentWeb is no use to me regarding grades because it is never correct, but I always get directed there. Teachers/counselors need to communicate more with parents face-to-face.

- submitted by a parent
January 03, 2011
Silverado has okay teachers and if you are a determined student then they are willing to help. the front office people are pretty nice. but when it comes to the students its just too many and not enough security to watch over the students and there are varies fights at the school so the school can always use some improvement.

- submitted by a student
November 11, 2010
in my opinion Silverado is a really good school. sure it has its problems like drugs, fights, and inappropriate behavior but name one public school that doesnt. all the teachers are great, they care about your education and try to help you as much as they can. there are some students that dont care about their grades and they like to cause problems but not everyone is like that. dont blame the school for some bad students behavior. if you go to silverado and you really care about your education you can talk to your teachers and counselors and they will be willing to help you and you will do great! there are also many after school activities that can help you graduate and help you and the community

- submitted by a student
September 09, 2010
I have one child that started at Silverado this year and one that is starting a 3rd year at Victor. from what I have seen so far , hands down Silverado is a much better ran and informed school. Everything from book disbursment to counselor, to AC Activities. Both schools have there violence issues and a very large Drug problem, but i dont know of a high school that doesnt. You need to get invovled in elementary school to keep your kids going in the right direction - middle school is the worst. if you believe that there is a high school without a drug problem, then you need to open your eyes a little more. i am happy to hear they are adding college classes and FINALLY getting a stadium!!!

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2010
I have witnessed student/teacher interaction at Silverado for three years now. I feel that this is one of the finest schools I have ever experienced.

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no rating April 19, 2010
I think this is a pretty good school . Even thow we have fights and things that has nothing to do with the school , that is just people being human so don't say that we r not good students because i can say that most of the students are really smart they just need to be willing to sit down and actually try there best which is hard to do when your not in the mood so don't judge a school about what u see in the papper or here

- submitted by a student
April 18, 2010
I came to this school from a really good school and I am very dissapointed by what I see every day. From going to such a great school, to a not so great school has been hard. Every day I see atleast one fight. There are even riots at this school. It;s so sad to see how many teens are pregnant and so many are selling drugs, even in class!! I don't feel safe at this school at all. The idea of them making the campus bigger with college parts is great though.

- submitted by a student
April 15, 2010
The teachers are the greatest thing about this school. The teachers are really dedicated to helping students no matter how defiant they are. The students are the worst thing about this school. 95% of the students here are defiant and disruptive. The only way to escape these students is to join AP. Other than the students, the current principal, and few security guards, this school is literally the best school in the High Desert. I am a student here in Silverado and I also have friends in Victor Valley who complain about the extreme lack of money and education Victor Valley has. So choose Silverado as the school for High Desert.

- submitted by a student
April 11, 2010
This school is horrible! there were hardely any updates when it came to grades and the teachers and staff seem to be afraid of the students, no help to students when it comes to school work, this school needs a lot off work.

- submitted by a parent
April 11, 2010
I am a substitute teacher that works frequently at Silverado High School and have come to believe that this is probably one of the very best schools in the entire Hi Desert. Further, every employee from top to bottom makes Silverado in my opinion, the best school in VVUHSD.

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April 06, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
November 22, 2009
I am currently a senior at Silverado High School (2010!!) and I love this campus. It is filled with many great teachers, coaches, principles, and students. We have always had a bad reputation because of a small group of students, and then the newspaper completely exaggerates the stories. This school is by far the best school in the high desert with more clubs than one would like to count, more AP/HP classes than most schools in the state, and despite the mediocre API scores, full of intelligent students.

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November 12, 2009
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no rating February 09, 2009
I am currently a freshmen at Silverado High School. I love this school, many have said that there is a lot of violence but I've whitnessed less this year than all three years in middle school. Al l of the sports here at Silverado are doing great, and make me proud to be a Hawk student. The teachers and staff care about your future, it's weather or not your going to put foward the effort. I am in three honor classes and my academic GPA is 4.0. This is a great school with waiting oppurtunites for all kids.

- submitted by a student
January 23, 2009
I am currently a sophomore at Silverado high school with 2 AP classes and 3 honors. I have all A's, making my gpa 4.83. I am involved in 5 clubs. I even won a scholarship to go eat lunch with the legislature and I get to go on a trip to Sacramento soon. One of the requirements to win that scholarship was to be a current student at Silverado. People are worried about the fights that happen, honestly I've never been in a fight but I have seen them occur. The best thing to do would be to just stay as far away as possible. This school has a variety of sports too with some great coaches. Overall, I think this is a great school!

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no rating November 20, 2008
This is my third year at silverado and i have to say its been the best years of my life! Ya we get bad views in the paper but for those who try are getting a experince of a life time. I'm involved in sports, drama, and other afterschool activities. this by far is a great school! '10

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- submitted by a student
October 23, 2008
i think this is one of the best schools in the high desert. even though we have our rough edges, i mean what other school does not have fights or arguments?

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- submitted by a student
September 26, 2008
it is a really good and educated schools in the high desert with a high grade point average people think this school is bad until their kid goes here than they realize that this is a great school for there child

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August 19, 2008
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July 28, 2008
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July 12, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
June 23, 2008
I attended Silverado for 3 years. I came from a small (approx. 100 students) high school in Colorado. I had no trouble getting involved. It was not uncommon for me to be at school from 7am until 9pm due to my activity involvement. I built lasting relationships with both the students and staff. I also felt well prepared for college. I have a bachelor s of science in business with an emphasis in accounting and I would definitely say that my academic career began at Silverado.

- submitted by a student
no rating June 15, 2008
Despite the negative press, I had to see first-hand how the school was. My son just completed his sophomore year and loves the school. He is being challenged academically and has been on the honor roll both years. I'm glad I did not listen to the negativity because my son would have been robbed of a wonderful high school experience.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 20, 2008
I used to go to Silverado.. I loved it there yea it does have its ups and downs but every school does i didnt know that till the school i am going to now.I wish i go to that school again. It has such great teachers that i will never forget!

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May 19, 2008
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no rating March 26, 2008
Silverado is not as bad as people say it is. It is actually a very good school and challenges me in a very good way. It has great teachers and students. It has its problems but so does every other high school. Silverado high is a great school and has a wonderful learning environment

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March 19, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
January 25, 2008
My daugter is being challenged and working hard in 3 Honors classes. Also, she is a cheerleader and they do very well. The hype of it being a bad school comes from a small amount of students. My daugter loves it there.

- submitted by a parent
January 25, 2008
this is overall a decent school..it has many interesitng elective..if it weren't because of all the riots..this school would be almost perfect...

- submitted by a student
no rating January 19, 2008
I am currently a freshman at Silverado high school on the jv soccer team. Overall, i think Silverado is the best high school in the high desert. Although there may be fights, it is only part of the school. Plus the daily press only prints half of the story.

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- submitted by a student
June 30, 2007
My son just completed his freshman year, and I am so proud to say that he made the honor roll both semesters! As for the athletic department, well it needs some work in the organizational dept. Looking forward to the next 3 years! A Proud Mom

- submitted by a parent
June 30, 2007
very great school my son goes their when he went to barstow he had straight F 's now hes doing a 3.2 to a 3.5 GPA very great school.

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2007
I am an alumni of Silverado High School and I have to say that Silverado is a great place for learning. Though they have been negatively represented in the news because of certain students who rebel, my overall education and high school experience was great. People love to exaggerate reality, and in fact, that is why Silverado was in the new. the few students who do rebel and fight and cause problems are just that:few. There are plenty of amazing students at Silverado who actually want to learn. The school activities are fun, as well. Though administration do all they can, its the parents to blame for not teaching their children the right way to behave. Education does start at home. I am currently attending UCSD, and throughout the years, many of Silverado's students have graduated and gone on to higher education at top notch schools. Good job SHS!

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April 24, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
April 22, 2007
This school is okay. There are some smart people but has a real problem with the fights and most of the staff aren't doing anything about it.

- submitted by a student
April 18, 2007
I was a student at Silverado High School and received a good education. I graduated from high school, then attended and graduated from a four year university. The teachers at SHS care about their students and give up tons of their personal time to help in any way they can. As for the problems at the school I blame that on irresponsible parenting. Many students who are always fighting, ditching or in trouble have parents who don't care or condone that behavior. Then they blame the school! I feel that SHS helps prepare students for adult life if they come to school, attend class, and act maturely.

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March 27, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
February 11, 2007
I was a student at Silverado High School. I can say that I had some good experiences at this institution, the teachers used a high level of professionalism, but it is my personal belief that if you are a parent concerned for your children's safety and well being in high school, a place for learning and great experiences to last a lifetime, look somewhere else. This is not a place for you.

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February 04, 2007
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- submitted by a student
October 04, 2006
I am a Silverado Alumni, Class of 2004, & I LOVE Silverado. Silverado has been targeted by the media and has been given a bad reputation... BUT what you see in the news is only 1% of what actually goes on at Silverado. All I have to say is that High School is what you make of it... go to the dances, games and rallies and you'll experience High School to it's fullest. ASB works really hard to involve EVERY student. Silverado's academic program is excellent! There are GREAT teachers that will help you in any way that they can. Take advantage of the academic opportunities at Silverado and you WILL succeed! I got accepted to 4 Universities!

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August 25, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
July 13, 2006
The student population is to massive, which creates distress for all.

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April 28, 2006
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- submitted by a teacher
April 10, 2006
It's a very great school. When I first came here, the teachers were nice, wonderful, and when I had questions about something, all I had to do was go to the office and ask. They were very helpful and the kids are nice too.

- submitted by a student
April 04, 2006
I was a student at Silverado High School, and let me say it has become a running joke to go to Silverado. With major disciplinary problems from the students and a lack of enforcement by the staff, the school has serious issues. Not to say that it cant work, the school does have a good art, music, sports, and CAD programs which are beneficial. So if your child does go to Silverado, you have to be involved and do most of the work yourself.

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January 31, 2006
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- submitted by a student
January 16, 2006
We call our school suberado, our principal is great and does not get enough credit for all she does, however we have far too many students,some teachers ...tooo many to mention are out more than in. There are far too many teaching staffng staff changes, I would like to see, more parental envolvement and discipline of their children. I want my child to be proud of their school but I found many curriculum challenges as well as staff issues. However they have a great principal art,sports and music,teaching staff and lets pray for more involvement with parents and more qualified teachers.

- submitted by a parent
October 26, 2005
Never had any problems. Principle doing good job.

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- submitted by a teacher
September 21, 2005
Silverado has (locally) gotten a bad rap from the local paper. The truth however is that it is a great place, teachers are great, sports program is one of the best, and the music and arts is beyond what most schools dream of having. My son is in 10th grade this year. Nothing but good things from him. We do help out with the band program and I'm sure we'll be involved with the football program when our younger one gets there.

- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2005
I am appalled at some people who listen to these good comments about silverado high. I am a past parent of 2 unhappy teens who unluckily went to that school. They were picked on and harassed daily for wearing glasses. If these kids who wrote good reviews about this school don't see the whole side of this school. Not only am I a parent of 2 fellow past students who used to attend this school. But also a former employee as well. I saw things first hand that alot of people didn't see. How anyone can say this is a good school is appalling! I know every school has their problems. But lets not hide the true facts about this school either.

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August 09, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
August 01, 2005
I am a parent of twin girls that go to silverado and over all I am pretty happy with there education there,besides its up to the students to make sure that they do their work not the teachers! One of my main concerns is that they do not have enough Security on campus.

- submitted by a parent
July 20, 2005
I went to Silverado for all four years of high school, and I had no problems, the staff was great, and the majority of the students were there to learn.

- submitted by a former student
June 29, 2005
I have taught here at SHS since it opened in 1996, and I believe that our district and administration is doing its best to provide quality education to our students. Our graduates have been accepted to many universities including Harvard and Stanford.

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June 08, 2005
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- submitted by a student
March 31, 2005
My daughter has gone the Silverado for the last four years. She has never had any problems with the kids that go to school there. She has had a few problems with the teachers. She had problems with the teacher not knowing who she is and not putting her grades in the grade book but that comes from having so many students in a class. Would like to see the band and color guard teacher stay more than one year. Something like that takes a long time to get good. Changing teachers every year in not good for the students.

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March 31, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
January 05, 2005
school is trying hard. kids are learning.

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December 31, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
September 14, 2004
I think Silverado High School should have only one lunch, for example like Pacifica High School in Oxnard, CA. Its a hassle for kids to have to eat seperatley. Also Counslers should not give students a hassle when they want to switch their classes. It's a big inconvienience to us parents to have to hear it from our kids.

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August 21, 2004
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- submitted by a student
June 30, 2004
I have heard the good, the bad, and the ugly about this school, but I know past students that used to go to this school that said they loved going to Silverado, I am willing to bet this is a good school and I would allow my kids to go to this school in a heartbeat.

- submitted by a parent
June 10, 2004
My daughter is a freshmen, soon to be sophomore, and I must confess that I had fears sending her to Silverado because of reputation. She loves this school!She respects her teachers, rarely has subs, {although most are honors classes and may be different} and isn't afraid to be there. I have been on campus quite often and feel Silverado is more prepared than most schools to deal with issues of todays youth.

- submitted by a parent
May 29, 2004
First- I am not a parent, but a student. I am a senior at Silverado and the negative comments posted about my school are, well, annoying. Parents always seem to believe that if the student is having problems it is the school's fault. You're wrong. It's the student's own fault and students should take responsibility. Despite the bad press the school has gotten Silverado is very much a safe place and the impersonal school I read about in those reviews must exist in another dimension - 'cause that's not the school I attend everyday.

- submitted by a student
May 22, 2004
I am writing this comment in response to the most recent comment posted by a parent. I am a student at Silverado High School, so I for one know what it's like first hand attending this school. Sure, our school has it's problems, but then again, what school doesn't? But I have to give credit to the staff at Silverado for trying so hard to get the students back on track. They are trying everything they can to make school a good environment for students, however it is very difficult with the students these days! I mean, I am a student myself, however if you would just see the way that students behave at school anyone would be appalled! And I was shocked to hear the way that parent spoke about our teachers because it is completely untrue. I have never seen a teacher treat any student in an unprofessional way. We happen to have some great teachers here. So you need to stop judging our school so much, and start looking at your child.

- submitted by a student
May 19, 2004
My son has had nothing but problems since attending this school. Too many subs. This school would rather see a student out of the class than in. If a student is 1 second late at the bell, they are kicked out of class for that entire period, even if there is a test. When I have been on campus, the way the students are talked down to is appalling. They are talked to as if they are criminals. When I look at grades in teacher's books, 3/4's of the students have F's. What does that tell you? This is the worst school my son has ever been in.

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2004
This school has had alot of disciplinary problems with so many kids and not enough security to be able to contain all 3,000 kids everyday. My kids grades 9th and 10th have been going there since January and have had nothing but problems.

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April 15, 2004
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- submitted by a former student
March 31, 2004
My child is well taught, the safety record at this school is better than average, and I feel that the teachers are good at what they do.

- submitted by a parent
December 08, 2003
I am an alumni of Silverado. I graduated in 2000. It was a great place to graduate from. The teachers are very willing to help their students and would go out of there way to help us for what ever we needed. I would say that Mrs. Kelly and the athletic secratary were very helpful in getting me into college. The Athletic Director was also very helpful in teaching me some important lessons in life. He also gave me a coaching opportunity after I graduated.

- submitted by a community member
August 19, 2003
I'm not a parent, I just go to this school...and man it's okay...pretty good school if you ask me..the principal's pretty cool herself and pretty good teachers too!

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Silverado High School
14048 Cobalt Road, Victorville, CA  92392
(760) 955-3353
Last modified Silverado High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Silverado High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 106 reviews.