I'm a former student who graduated in 2011. I couldn't wait to get out of this school. I attended running start full time from junior year through senior year due to the fact that I wasn't challenged at EVHS. There are a few teachers who will challenge you and help you grow/learn ( Mrs. Williams is the best and is the main reason for 2 stars) if you want to. Overall this school is more focused on sports rather than academics. Faculty will praise students who are good at sports and pass them through classes so they can continue playing. Komstadius for example. I would never subject my future children to this sort of institution. The community is very strong though and especially beneficial if your parents were in the correct "circle" of adults. Some sports are very political and again have a lot to do with who your parents are. Some sports are not. I just graduated from the University of Washington and I can say that East Valley High School did very very little to prepare me for UW or help me get there. Sam Johnson
this school is horrible! If your student isn't Favorited by there teachers and struggles they will fall through the cracks. My son started with East valley and transferred to West valley, a school whose way more academically ahead unlike East valley. Also way more opportunities for the students. East valley let my son fall through the cracks academically and failed to help him when he was having problems with other students! The new principle has only made things worse. The vice principle who is in charge of discipline failed to do anything to help him. If your looking to enroll your child in this school. Think twice and go to West valley
This school is just blooming into its great potential. It is has more and more activities and classes available each year. However, the best thing about East Valley HS is that it has wonderful unity and social opportunities. If a student and their parent's are willing to work hard academically, this school will be the perfect match!
New principal so the school has a new look and feel, and I am curious as to how it will all blend together. Having children who attended and attend EVHS, there are some points that still need to be addressed. Grading--getting a 0 on an assignment when there is an excused absence, handing out a final test with 2 questions worded incorrectly and then deducting the points from the students test as a final score. Acadmics: Honors classes that assign more reading or homework versus digging deeper into the curriculum, teachers not wanting to write lesson plans so there is a purpose to their teaching. Commnication: with teachers, done either be email or voice mail, and with old principal no follow up when a teacher does not respond to homework requests, setting up meetings. While my children have enjoyed EVHS, the bumps in the road do seem distracting.
Review about schools is a tricky subject to work through. The reason I say this is because it is so difficult to get a big picture by reading just a few reviews. While I understand that reality isn't the same as perception, it is true that perceived reality can be both flattering and damaging. A good rating can be the result of a great experience with one person inside the building, and a negative review can be caused by a negative experience with one teacher. It is important to distinguish between judging a whole school, or all the faculty based on one or two experiences. Just because one teacher doesn't 'teach or think outside the box,' doesn't mean that all teacher are the same. Please remember that the majority of the staff here focused on the kids and providing them the best education. Many are dedicated to professional growth. Thanks!
The school of East Valley is an okay school only it is old and only some of the teachers are good at teaching like Mr.Hummel .
The school seems to have good programs and good teachers. Mr. Hummel (princ.) was very nice and helpful when enrolling my daughter.
Great school principle with a wealth of leadership. Great coaches and staff.
I love this school, and i wish i didnt have to go to college, the teachers are great, the classes are even better, learning expiriences are excellent and if i could describe the school in only a few words i would have to say, excellence can be acheived by hard working students and teachers working, not for the paycheck.
Yes this school does have it's problems many of them, from, not a big enough school for the growing population to disipline before saftey!
East valleys ok we ave our problems just like everyone else but we have good teachers and we have fun sometimes.
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