October 07, 2007
As a former student of graduating class '05, 3.7GPA, and a student of 2 other high schools during my freshmen and then softmore years, I feel I can bring a certain objective introspect into play. Central Valley, while clean, well funded, high tech, and generally visually appealing, suffers from, in my opinion, gross mismanagement. The school itself has wonderful facilities, however, this is overshadowed by the poor teachers and almost dogmatic policies of the administration. The school places little or no emphasis on the actual educational process, rather on bureaucracy of the educational environment, political correctness, and campus rules. It seemed to me that most teachers were walking around with some ephemeral cloud about their heads, a cloud that smacked of an iron fisted administration and conferences on classroom policy, rather than their fields of study. Every teacher just seemed so worried about their jobs.
- submitted by a student