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3705 Columbus SE
Albany, OR 97322

(541) 967-4522
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January 28, 2012
I am proud to be an alum from South Albany High School. I can't say one negative thing about it. Not only the staff, but the students get involved in making sure other students feel comfortable and accepted, and that walls are broken down between cliches as much as possible. This makes it a very positive place to learn and succeed. The teachers are all very caring and make sure their students don't fall behind. I believe being from South Albany, I have grown as a person because I am open to a variety of people and their backgrounds. Students are encouraged to try new things and Belveal (the principle) as of 2010 is so dedicated to make the memories of South Albany worthwhile for every student.

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October 15, 2009
South Albany High School is, despite the its aforementioned negative stigma, an excellent school. We believe in PRIDE - Perseverance, Respect, Integrity, Discipline, and Excellence. And, we show PRIDE and tons of spirit at sporting events, even if we lose. Our teachers are encouraging, helpful, and caring. They will never give up on a struggling student, and will never turn down a student in need. Our teachers are not just hired for their experience and ability, but for their great personalities. Trust me, we have some of the coolest teachers around! The teachers aren't the only staff in this school who are dedicated to their students. The principal, councilors, office personnel, and even our renowned 'Ninja Janitor' are always there to offer support. SAHS also provides a wide variety of extra-curricular activities and clubs. Such as, spanish/german, band/choir, political awareness, Robotics, water polo, speech&debate, dance, cheerleading, etc.

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May 16, 2009
I love South Albany. It gives me plenty of choices as electives and all of the teachers are extremely careing. I can't believe what some of these people are saying about Mr. EQ (the principal). He has been to every band concert this year and supports us as much as he can. I don't like the students as much as the rest of the school, but leadership and all of the staff are trying hard to make every student enjoy their experience and be respectful to everyone. I'm going to miss this school when I go.

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March 07, 2009
I am a student at SAHS and I can say it is the best school. Everyone is appected without rejects. Alot of people say its a terrible school in sports and eduation and that WAHS is better, but really it isnt. Yes we lose alot of our games and WAHS wins but we keep trying and no matter what we always get attention for people who care. We are the school that has tons of spirit and never gives up! SAHS is an amazing school!!! The best out there.

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September 06, 2008
I am an Alum of SAHS & can honestly say that this school is much more successful than everyone says. From my experiences throughout the city of Albany, there is a stigma of SA being the 'second best' school, not only in sports, but in the whole educational experience. I have found out, now being out of HS for a couple of years, how caring & relational the staff & admin truly are. Still, to this day, whenever I see a staff member they always come up & ask me how I am doing. It's amazing to me that they remember me & care enough about me to see how my life is going. It makes me very sad to see how the city of Albany has allowed this great school to be labeled in such a negative light. I hope my kids get to experience that.

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May 22, 2008
South Albany is one of the greatest schools out there. It has an open campus which offers a college like setting. The teachers and staff are amazing and all of them know your name and if they don't they try their best to learn it. Academics are great. But it would be nice to have a bit more variety and more than just basic classes. A sad thing is we focus too much on just football and basketball. It would be nice to give credit to all the sports. Overall it is a great school.

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February 05, 2008
I am a student at South Albany I graduate this year. Growing up I moved around alot this is the first school that I have attended where I can honestly say that the staff all of the staff principal included know the students. I was on speech and debate last year and the school celebrated us as much as any other organization. I love this school and I can say that more so because of the staff the teachers and administrators more then I can because of the students.

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February 01, 2008
I see that the principal of the school is sports oriented and gives more time and attention to the sports programs than other programs such as the band and speech/debate teams. My child is in both and the school does not help financially with the speech/debate team. This seems to be a nationwide issue, not just at South Albany.

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May 30, 2007
I believe the priorities of the principle of South Albany need to be looked at. In my opinion they are deffinately not with the students!

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South Albany High School
3705 Columbus SE, Albany, OR  97322
(541) 967-4522
Last modified South Albany High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
South Albany High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 15 reviews. Top