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5000 Titan Trail
Roanoke, VA 24018

(540) 776-7320
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4 stars
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October 13, 2014
Great teachers, great school spirit, clean, organized. My son is a freshman and he loves it!

- submitted by a parent
May 14, 2012
Dis-compassionate, unkind, with bullies for teachers. The best thing for a child attending this school to survive is to go unnoticed.

- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2012
Honestly, I would not recommend this high school. Event though the academics are fenominal, the students are not. A lot of drama occurs at this school, not only for me but for other students as well. The students are not polite.

- submitted by a student
December 03, 2010
I graduated from Hidden Valley a few years ago, and I honestly feel very prepared for life after high school. I took AP and Duel level courses, and I feel sometimes these classes were harder than classes I have taken in college since they met everyday. Hidden Valley is extremely competitive in academics and sports. This can be a good or a bad thing. Schools in this part of Roanoke, VA are biased towards students who are rich and good athletes, yet students who do work hard can excel here, regardless of their background. Of course, some teachers also just focus on students passing the Virginia SOL tests. Overall, especially compared to other schools in cities I have lived in, it is a great school in a safe environment.

- submitted by a community member
August 18, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating July 31, 2009
this school is one of the better high schools in the county. administrative staff are nice, cafeteria staff are excellent, and some teachers are nice. they are definitely 'sol' bound. meaning everything they do is sol related. VERY HIGH ON SPORTS EXCEL IN ALL SPORTS ACTIVITIES....

- submitted by a parent
July 12, 2009
There is barely any fights, Our academics are all good with 95% or so passing sols, for the short time our school has been open we have had a good athletic program.

- submitted by a student
July 07, 2009
Safe school with a lot of opportunities. That being said, if you're looking for a challenge for your child look elsewhere. Coming from an '06 grad who has been through college: The parents run this school. Teachers are afraid to give students grades they deserve because parents demand their child receive high grades to attend top universities. The emphasis is on grades, not education. I can honestly say I was not very well prepared for college by most of the teachers in this school, and was able to breeze through without learning much of anything. With that being said, I had a great time and never felt unsafe. Send your kid here if you want them to go to college, send them elsewhere if you want them to get a good education.

- submitted by a student
March 03, 2009
My child is excelling at school, because of the curriculum and the excellent teachers at Hidden Valley. They are preparing the kids to succeed in college. There will always be those that complain that HV is too hard, has too much homework, or too many classes required for graduation.... but you or your child will be left behind in this global economy if you wish for an easier 'ride'.

- submitted by a parent
March 02, 2009
My daughter loves this school! She is taking all advanced classes and is on sports team at the school. The Principal is very responsive, and almost all of her teachers are excellent. She's made many friends from all the grades and has not had any problems with bullying at the school.

- submitted by a parent
January 19, 2009
I love Hidden Valley it is an amazing place. There are not any down falls. The only thing is that if you're not rich, you might as well not go

- submitted by a student
October 09, 2008
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no rating September 13, 2008
I hate this school it is horrible and to much work on my child and there is alot of classes for her.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2008
HVHS is excellent. I found thePrincipal, Ms. Stegall, to be very responsive, helpful and great to talk with. With very few exceptions, the teachers are all top notch and teaching toward a college curriculum. My daughter was very well prepared for college.

- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2008
New principal is vast improvement over the old. Unfortunately for my children, the size of the parents' bank account appears to be the most important thing at hiden valley.

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May 01, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
April 03, 2008
I love this school. the teachers and administrative staff are so involved in sports, band, and the arts at hidden valley. people are very open minded and whatever kind of person you are, you can find a group of people that will accept you because hidden valley is very diverse. there are MANY different clubs and organizations that you can become apart of. Mrs. Stegal, the principal, is very supportive of all sports (or band). she attends many games, matches, meets, tournaments, and competitions on many different levels.

- submitted by a student
September 05, 2007
There is a place for everyone to be involved in something here. Parental involvement is unprecedented, academics are highest in the district, and sports accolades are mounting after only 5 years. Fine arts participation in all areas is amazing, with over 20% of students in marching band (Virginia Honor Band). Key Club, Beta Club, and almost anything else you can imagine.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 10, 2007
hidden valley is awesome. nothing in state of va compares. big ups to mass comm!

- submitted by a student
June 13, 2007
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March 27, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
October 19, 2006
Academics are good, really some of the best in the area. Administration has been not so good. Fortunately, the old principal has retired. Perhaps the new principal can improve the administration.

- submitted by a parent
September 03, 2006
I have attended Hidden Valley High School for three years now and it is great. with an enrollment of aprox. 1200 students and more than 400 students involved with the music department (concert band, symphonic band, wind ensemble, marching band,stage/jazz band, instrumental ensemble, choir, and drama). if you are a student or a parent of a student that is interested in the fine arts, this is probably the best school in western Va for you. each student is issued a laptop computer for use in the classroom to expose students to technological advances that can put them above the average American in their computer know-how. Hidden Valley High School, now undergoing its 5th year open to students, is well underway in achieving academic success with over 93% of its students passing the Va standardized test, the Standers of Learning (SOL).

- submitted by a student
May 24, 2006
A shiny new building, but looks can be deceiving. Academics are good. There is plenty of room for improvement on other fronts, expecially leadership from the administration.

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May 12, 2006
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March 23, 2005
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January 12, 2005
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December 13, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
December 08, 2004
A stunning facility with a large host of opportunities for students to be involved with the school, from marching band to ultimate frisbee. Administration very open to suggestions, new ideas. Have had a lot of exposure to the teachers, including many not involved with my child, but I see a high level of motivation, dedication and job satisfaction among the staff. Any one who has been approached for special assistance has bent over backward to offer it or find someone who can. Very low level of violence/bullying, truancy. Students are overall respectful of the staff and other students. Average levels of drug/alcohol use. High, very high level of parent involvement in volunteer activites. Laptops issued to each freshman student for 4 yrs use.

- submitted by a parent
October 18, 2004
We have been very disappointed in Hidden Valley High. Academically it is fine, but the elitist atmosphere has soured the experience for our children. At Hidden Valley High, if you are not on the 'A' list, you are no one. The principal simply refuses to see any problem. We are seriously considering private school.

- submitted by a parent
September 30, 2004
Only in its third year, this school continues to improve. Academics are a primary focus with a high percentage of students college bound. Parental involvement continues to be very strong with excellent two-way communication between the administration/faculty/staff and parents. Problems with student discipline are generally minor and are handled in an integrated manner involving all parties concerned. The school is electronically wired with all students in 9th through 11th grade supplied with laptop computers. Approximately 20% of the student body is involved in the band program (including symphonic, orchestral, jazz and marching bands plus instrumental ensembles). Participation in chorus, theatre, dance, mass communication and the fine arts continues to grow. Hidden Valley has a well-rounded focus on sports including football, basketball, tennis, swimming and diving, golf, softball, baseball, wrestling, track and field, soccer, lacrosse, archery, and frisbee. Other activities include honor societies, language clubs, intramural sports, forensics and drama, cheerleading.

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 11, 2004
Parent involvement is exceedingly high. Marching band rated 'superior' with 190 members from only 900 students. Very high number of students go on to college. Safe atmosphere, with low incidence of disciplinary issues.

- submitted by a parent
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Hidden Valley High School
5000 Titan Trail, Roanoke, VA  24018
(540) 776-7320
Last modified Hidden Valley High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Hidden Valley High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 35 reviews. Top