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Yermo, CA
Students enrolled: 469

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35484 Daggett/Yermo Road
Yermo, CA 92398

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(760) 254-2963
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Teacher effectiveness: Ineffective
July 31, 2015
Only in some cases teachers actually help and teach. But other then that most of them are not being a great help to their students.

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Amount of homework: Just right
July 31, 2015
The homework is perfectly fine and its not that much and still enough. There is nothing to change on that in my opinion.

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Develops grit: Neutral
July 31, 2015
The schools pledge speaks of it. But in reality its only sometimes. Im neutral on this.

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Develops empathy: Disagree
July 31, 2015
Many teachers that i had are eather only judging or are simply ignoring people that need their help.

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Develops honesty: Neutral
July 31, 2015
In some ways yes but in others no. Teachers overreact or fail at certain points and blame it on the students. I personally hate this and i want to change that as soon as possible.

- submitted by a student

July 31, 2015
There is no little trace of order and system. Discipline is also missing. Due to the fact that teachers don't care about their students accept for a few.

- submitted by a student

July 23, 2013
I am a parent and my child has attended SVHS for the past 2 yrs she will graduate this coming year. I heard very negative things about this school before arriving at Fort Irwin but I must admit after allowing my child to give the school a chance I have been pleased. The staff are great the principle responds to calls and cares about each child. This is a small school so I have been more than pleased. They offer plenty of honor classes which my daughter takes. Discipline and structure start at home! I have another child coming from The middle school on post at fort Irwin also great school good parent involvement these schools are what the patents and children make them!

- submitted by a parent

August 06, 2012
I am a former student of Silver Valley High School I graduated this year with honors and was accepted into UCR. As a freshmen among my class more than 50% accepted into college both in and out and state. Our Valedictorian was accepted to Berkeley. And while I had my ups and and downs like all high school students I have always considered myself lucky to not have gone to the closer Barstow High School. In the end I think students in high school need to take responsibility for their own education.

- submitted by a student

February 09, 2012
Re:To the parent who posted January 9, 2010: The teachers do not go out of the way to help students. The teachers are rude, and very few will help you out if you miss a day. My son was an A student when he came here, then he came here. Several teachers say it's not their responsability to help the student make up work they missed, when we very well know that's exactly their responsability. The school here is also academically behind all other schools. My son has had 3 friends who were seniors who all moved, and when they moved, they had to go back a greade because they didnt have all the credits they needed for those other schools. The only 2 poeple that we have anything good to say about at that school is the counceler, Mrs. Everly and the history teacher Mr. Tannis. Otherwise the staff is rude and the principle does nothing at that school, not even when threats are made, and the lady at the front desk, Mrs. Rachel is very rude to students and parents. If you come to live on Fort Irwin, your best choice would to have your kid do the homeschooling offered oin post where they can get a decent education.

- submitted by a parent

January 29, 2012
This is by far the worst school my child has ever attended. We are a military family and are used to schools that are not that great. This school is very anti-military. The teachers tell the kids they don't like the military and are just there to get a paycheck. There is no leadership from the principle either. He is just there, he does not return phone calls or emails. My daughter only went here for 1 year. We then put her into the Mojave River Academy on post. This is a free charter school. It was wonderful and my daughter graduated 1 year early. She also took college courses while attending this school. She is now in college in tx.

- submitted by a parent

October 31, 2010
Dear Readers, Silver Valley High School has many flaws and many achievements. Initially, an education is only given to those who strive for it. Students who sit in classrooms lackadasically or fall asleep during class are opted as "failures" and are not receiving the focus they need to bloom. If a class is progressing, the progression will have to stop due to numerous classroom disruptions or students claiming they dont understand the topic. Another thing is that sports are the only after- school club that is currently available other than tutoring/ mathletes. The prinicipal and vice- principal are excellent, and both take care of behavioral/ moral issues alike. Yet, as a student, I cannot honestly tell if the counseling department is the exact same. During my visits, I have been greeted warmly and have been helped through, but other students tell me otherwise. Only 2 AP classes, total 8 students.

- submitted by a student

January 09, 2010
That's a shame that you are having such a bad time. My 2 sons and daughter graduated from Silver Valley. I know for a fact that the teachers there went out of their way to help students. My son went to after school tutoring and it was very helpful for him. The staff actually knows most of the students there unlike Barstow or Hisperia. There isn't any gang activity there that I knew of. I can't believe that you are only given one chance then you are on your own. Their are rules in place for students to make up work. There must be a reason why you were not allowed to make up yours. My son was in the band and he learned a lot from what I know and the guitar program is miles ahead of Barstows. Our daughter still plays her's today because she enjoys it so much.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
January 08, 2010
I moved here from a big city into little ole silver valley,and i absolutly knew that the change was going to be drastic,and very different.But that doesnt exclude it from being such a bad place.The teachers are rude and they dont care about the students.They give you one try and if you dont make it the first time they dont let you make the work up,know that you may be failing or close to failing and the best thing they can do is send you to after school tutoring which is ran by a french and algebra teacher.Probably the only two that actually give there time to helping the students.The music program that the have is horrible.They dont have an actual band,the choir is a joke,they have no orchestra,and the only instument that they actually half teach would be the guitar. Dont send your child there!

- submitted by a student
no rating
September 25, 2009
I think Silver Valley is a really good school. They aren't quite what they were when my oldest son went there. But they still have some of the best teachers that I have ever seen.

- submitted by a parent

April 01, 2009
When we first got here I was afraid the school was going to be a bad place for my freshman daughter...But all worries are unsubstantiated because this small school is managed well and the kids (mine is in all AP classes) get a VERY good academic education. The teachers go above and beyond what is required and our daughter is extremely happy here. Due to limited funding, this school cannot offer the extent of extracurricular activities and the liberal arts program is extremely small, but the academics are great...

- submitted by a parent

July 24, 2008
only a handful of teachers know what they are teaching and how to teach it effectively. I feel that those select few teachers are given very little support by the administration. I am also dissapointed at the huge drop in AP classes offered at this school especially the science ones. I agree that we should have the teachers take the high school exit exam and see if they can pass it. It seems there is a shortage of extracurricular activities at this school and the non-sport programs are not given enough support and students are only 'encouraged' to participate in sports.

- submitted by a student

March 26, 2008
The staffs as well as teachers are not concerned with students. The classes here are not challenging. The teachers accrete their options as facts. This is not a military friendly school. The councilors are a joke.

- submitted by a parent

November 03, 2007
This school was very poor in college preparation. It seemed that higher level classes were all scheduled in the same time period. Thank goodness I only was there for one year!

- submitted by a community member

September 19, 2006
My child is now in the 10th grade at S.V.H.S. and though the year has just started, I already see the lack of communication between the school and parents, just like last year. Parent involvement would benefit the whole situation.

- submitted by a parent

March 15, 2006
The school has a good record and the teachers show that they care for the students. Yet, the administration can sometimes be ineffective.

- submitted by a student

March 09, 2006
Silver Valley High schools record is very good. they teach their students. And most of the teachers don't just give them work to do. But for the most part I would want my children to go there. But if they could make a change they should give the teachers the High School exit exams and see if the teachers can pass.

- submitted by a student

November 21, 2005
Drawing a student population from economically depressed Yermo-Daggett and situated in the middle of the desert, it's no wonder that Silver Valley has difficulty providing a quality program. Suffice it to say that if one is contemplating choosing employment in this area based upon quality of school, that might not be the wisest course of action...

- submitted by a parent

November 19, 2004
It is an understatment when they say 'this is the worst school our kids have ever had to attend'. There is no communication between the school and parents. It appears that the teachers, counselors, and administrators are there just to get a pay check.

- submitted by a parent

February 23, 2004
Not the best but certainly not the worst. Have had no problems with teachers e-mailing me at anytime. Like all schools, some teachers are great and some are terrible. Worst part of this school is that the distance from our house to the school is almost 1 hour. The kids have to leave at 6am and if they are in after school activities, they don't return home til 7pm. The town of Barstow does not support our community in any way shape or form.

- submitted by a parent

January 05, 2004
This has been the worst school my kids has attended. They are 2 years behind Montana. Not one adult working at the school takes anything on that resembles being responsible or responsibility. The administration and teachers rarely return calls.

- submitted by a parent

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Silver Valley High School
35484 Daggett/Yermo Road, Yermo, CA  92398
(760) 254-2963
Last modified Silver 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.
Silver Valley High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 30 reviews. Top