I am a student here, and its not the best school, but its not the worst. Most students come from wealthy backgrounds, so it can be tough to fit in. The guidance is very helpfull. But the administration spends to much time on punishing troubled students not helping. I
I am going to be a senior at SRHS and i think that all the parents that are bashing the guidance staff are very rude because i am in the bottom of my class and i am struggling to graduate, and the guidance staff has helped me the most so its not just all about the top 5% students that they care about so stop bashing them and grow up!!
I agree with the parent who posted on August 5 th 2008. I was disappointed to see that the principle can not make time to be at important school functions. This school is definitely for the have and not for the have nots and the students discriminate against students who are not of the same religious backgrounds.
i am currently a junior and I think that spanish river's teachers are mostly pretty good. But the students take advatage of the teachers alot and the school lets certain kids get away with skipping just so they wont drop out.
I am currently a sophmore at SRHS and I absolutley love it! The principal gets very involved and the teachers are amazing. Everthing is great about the school except the football team.
I am currently a graduating senior at Spanish River and I am positive I would have not received the same academic, athletic, and overall high school experience had I attended another school. Being reassigned to Spanish River my freshman year, I found the honors and AP classes challenging yet interesting. I quickly made friends and got involved in the school community. All of my teachers, with a few exceptions, have been wonderful and always willing to help as they are genuinely concerned for the education of the student. Those parents who complain regarding teaching need to reevaluate the academic drive of their own student. As for the classes, they are much more challenging than the private school curriculum from which many students enter SRHS from. Overall River is a fantastic school and I would reccommend enrollment to anyone ready for a challenge! :)
After attending a charter school in the West Palm Beach area for all of 9th grade I transitioned back to my homeschool (SRHS) for the rest of my high school carrer. The teachers are absolutley excelent. SRHS has a long tradition of keeping teachers for years and years. One of my favorite teachers (biology, Mr. Adams) has been at the school since it opened! SRHS has prepared me for college in ways that I cannot even imagine. All the Advance Placement classes teach exactly like they do in college and it has really prepared me.
Academic Programs are a disgrace the 'teachers' give the notes and expect the students to learn. Do not misunderstand me there are a select few who are decent teachers. What can I say the music and arts departments have much to be desired we have this theater that cost the school millions of dollars and it is almost never used. They have about 5-8 music classes if that. This school focuses too much on the seniors to even care about the underclassmen. Parents don't even get me started they ask there children how their day was and thats the end of the story. Overall terrible school in a stuck up community
The school's okay. Not that easy to get into a click if you come in after freshman year. Guidence is poor, they don't seem to try hard enough to get classes right, took a month for me to get a class i needed for my grade level credit. It's not a horrible school, but I've been to better.
Great school, high spirit level and many ways to get involved if the student has an interest to. Many levels of learning giving any student the ability to fit in and find a niche. Principal is uninvolved. Classes vary depending on teacher, but if lucky it can be a great experience! I would recommend any student to attend
My sister and I both went to Spanish River. I can confidently say, after completing an advanced college degree, that this high school thoroughly prepared me for the challenges of college and other aspects of life. Although Dr. McKee is no longer principal, many of the same teachers remain and the student environment is still positive and involved.
The school is ok if your in the top 5% or if the student is a self motivated learner. Guidance is weak.
Okay school, but the guidance conselors are poor and uninterested in any student but the top 5%. Some of the teachers are great. Not the best place considering it wins awards all the time. Makes me think they are simply better on paper than in reality. They do have potential.
Having moved down from NY, I was nervous about the schools. I was very pleased and surprised with Spanish River. THe kids are great, the teachers car and the parents are involved....
I go there, and it has the most elite and competitive student body in the boca raton area. I know students from all over, and have been to many schools.
Disappointment. Being known as one of the best schools in county, I expected more. My child is not really happy with teacher's willing to help and teach. They feel like teachers are just waiting for the day to end... My child, straight A student, does not know principal's name after two years in the school! Comparing it to other schools in the district, it is still better...
This school was a nightmare. My daughter had a hard time adjusting to the clicks and everyone trying to out do each other. They offer all of the extracurricular activites that most public high schools have yet the parent involvement was low.
My experience was so horrible at SRHS, I transfered my child out of it! When trying to do so, the staff was nothing short of uncooperative and rude! I found that from the principal, was very unconcerned when my childs grades plummited down to all F's! I have since moved my son into a private school where he is once again on an A + b level!
I think this is an ok school, it has alot to offer students such as sign lang., my son has enjoyed his years out there. The teachers are good and knowledgable of what they teach. keep up the good work sharks.
Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.
The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.
Thank you! You will begin to receive newsletters from us shortly.
Great work! Only one more step. Now we just need you to verify your email address. Please click on the link in the email we just sent you to complete your registration.
Great work! Only one more step. Now we just need you to verify your email address. Please click on the link in the email we just sent you to submit your review.
Please click on the link in the verification email we just sent you to complete your change of email address.
Whoops! It looks like we still need to verify your email. To do so, please click on the link in the email we sent you. Can't find the e-mail? Click the button below and we'll send you a new one.
Thanks for registering. Welcome to GreatSchools, the largest online community committed to improving educational outcomes through parental involvement.
Thanks for verifying your updated email address.
Oops! You haven't verified your email address yet. To do so, please click on the link in the email we sent you. Can't find the email? Click the button below to receive a new one.
Oops! That email verification link has expired. Please click the button below to receive a new one.
Join GreatSchools to participate in the parent community and other discussions on our site.
Your review has been posted to GreatSchools.
Share with friends! Post your opinion of Spanish River Community High School on Facebook.
Welcome to GreatSchools!
For principals and school officials, we offer a special Enhanced School Profile (ESP) which allows you to update and add information about your school, as well as respond to reviews. If you are a school official, click Continue to start.
Please note that it can take up to 48 hours for your comment to be posted to our site. While you're here, we'd like to invite you to fill out a survey on your school's programs, activities, and extracurriculars. It only takes a few minutes and will help parents get a full picture of your school.
Get started now! You have successfully registered and can now start updating your Official School Profile. The information you provide is extremely valuable in helping parents and students learn more about your school, so thanks for taking the time!
Thank you for registering as a school leader. We just need to verify your email address. We've sent you an email - please click on the link in that message to get started editing your school's information!