Great School , Both my children are very happy and doing well in VCHS. there are plenty of school activities as well as athletics for the kids to be involved in.
I am a current senior at Valley Central High School, and I'm due to graduate in June 2009. Overall I would not reccomend this school to parents. I had a hard time trying to get along with many of the students, they are consumed with trying to fit into cliques and do not have very good personal qualities. Other wise if your child is not easily influenced by others and has a good head on their shoulders they could thrive in this school. In March 2007, toward the middle of my sophmore year I found out that I was in kidney failure. My guidence counselor and the entire faculty and staff were very supportive and all of my teachers were willing to make special arrangements for me due to my schedule. so if your child has any special circumstances this school will do it's best to work with their individual needs
Staff members in the main office are rude as well as in other departments. However, with the exception of two teachers, most of the teachers were very dedicated and cared for the students learning abilities. The school's structure is very updated and modern. The facility always appeared to be neat and clean. The security of the school seems to be excellent. If you're seeking a school in which you will learn, this is an excellent choice.
Valley Central HS has been an incredible HS for my two children, one of which graduated as Valedictorian. School is what you make of it ...students who are motivated and take advantage of what school has to offer will do very well here. Teachers exhibit a great deal of caring and in general are motivated and impart this motivation to their students. The principal and other administrators do a fine job of creating a climate for learning. The only negative thing that I can say is that I wish class sizes were a bit smaller and that the Bd. of Ed. would spend more money on the simple things, like texts etc. This district has one of the lowest expenditures/student in the county, but this is NOT something to be proud of.
I graduated in 2002 from VC. It was the best four years of my life. Teachers are fair and classes are challenging. If you get the grades and the sat scores you can get into any college you want. Sports are a big deal, but that is why there is so much school spirit. I still go to athletic events at VC and I would love to teach and coach a sport there when I get out of college. It is a beautiful town with beautiful people. It's a very comfortable setting. Everybody gets to know everybody and the relationships can last a lifetime. Valley Central is a great place to send your kids to school.
Valley Central is not the best school at which to educate your child. The school district and its parents are unbelievably cliquish and obnoxious, and this carries over into the classrooms and social settings. While teachers at the high school level attempt to be more fair in terms of how they treat the students, many of the teachers in the lower grades openly favor popular children or the children of parents who are well-known in the surrounding communities. The quality of the education is mediocre at best. As a former student, I feel that another high school would have been much better for me. VCHS sends many graduates to tiny local colleges and NY state universities - your child may have a hard time getting into a private college if he/she goes here, the academics just aren't up to par. Sports are a big deal here - there is little to do otherwise.
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