"Only one of my children went here before we left California (good riddance). It's an okay school IF your student is already motivated and doing fine academically and socially, as mine was. He would have been fine here, at the worst school in the country, or at the best, so it was a non-issue. However, support for students who struggled socially or academically seemed very poor. The school needs to get its priorities in order, with CA's budget problems having no end in sight. Students frequently lacked places to sit and there were never enough books; the rooms were old and disgusting (half of them in "portables")... yet somehow there was enough money to build a new gym and pool? The only other positive thing I found about this school were a few teachers who truly gave a damn (amidst a sea of those waiting for retirement), and that this school has a surprisingly diverse population and not as much of a "wolfpack" mentality among the students -- no real "in" crowd and no real "out" crowd that my son could determine, and school was not a giant popularity contest as it is in some other high schools."
"Well, we have a new principal now, so that's better. Yeah I like our school.. we have a lot of sports, clubs, electives, etc to choose from. Most of the teachers are good, except for some specific ones. It's so crowded this year, which is annoying, but nothing can be done about that. Also I think we need new books, because they are totally falling apart! And the math and english buildings are getting so old now, it's kind of gross. On the other hand, we do have some fun activities like dances and pep rallies. There a lot of classes to choose from, and most people are nice. All in all it's a good school, with some minor problems."
"i graduated from TVHS in 2002. After watching "Waiting for Superman," I realize how lucky I am to have had teachers who cared. Reflecting back on it, I feel all of my teachers at TVHS had enthusiam for their subjects, and prepared their lesson plans. Now, I am a teacher myself (ESL) and know how much time goes into preparing just a 45 minute lesson. Most all of TVHS teachers put everything into their lessons. "Brown and Gold" is not the most beautiful color combination, but this school rocks!!!"
"Temecula Valley High School has some great teachers and students but a few drawbacks include a general lack of school pride, a principal who only cares about building her resum and a general need for renovation. The lack of school pride has led to defamation of school property and makes the school seem more like a prison then a high school with little unity shared among the general student population. The principal doesn't care about anything that is being taught unless it is going to be on the STAR test and could boost her career. Lastly, some of the buildings are old and have AC problems or leaking roofs, and could use so more TLC from the janitorial staff. These problems are made bearable because of some very kind and talented teachers and a wrestling team that consistently gives hope that our school can do something right."
"Temecula Valley High School is the best high school around. Even as a new freshman I can recognize the greatness of the school! The teachers are amazing and help out whenever they're asked. If you are choosing between Craparral and TV, Temecula is the way to go. At first, I begged my mom to transfer me to Chap, but after the time I've had at TV, I would never trade it. All of my friends that go to Chaparral agreed that it feels like a strict prison and it's no fun. Temecula Valley is undeniably the best around! Go Bears!!"