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Three SRVUSD high schools recognized as 2021 California Distinguished Schools

Original post made on Apr 29, 2021

Three SRVUSD high schools were recognized as 2021 California Distinguished Schools by the state's Department of Education the district announced on Wednesday...

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Posted by H
a resident of San Ramon Valley High School
on Apr 29, 2021 at 8:08 am

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This should be an absolute embarrassment for San Ramon Valley Highschool. What is that school doing??? It's well known in the community that SRVHS has an abysmal math department. There have been numerous leadership changes at the school and teachers at that school have been sued for racial discrimination.

What will it take to put SRVHS in the same league as the other highschools in the district? Right now, it's clear SRVHS is the least academic highschool in the district.

Posted by Danville Mom
a resident of Monte Vista High School
on Apr 29, 2021 at 10:46 am

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I’m not surprised SRVH was not included. This school has been in the news for some horrendous behavior by some of the students. However, even worse was the lack of immediate consequences for the involved students by administrative staff (with one example being the female student that videotaped another female student in the bathroom stall who was allowed to return almost immediately to school - after distributing the video to others - and allowed to participate in her school sports games immediately, until there was a lawsuit from the victim’s family, if I’m recalling this incident correctly.)

Also, I’ve personally experienced the total disrespect of the students towards staff as a substitute teacher, with a double prank played on me by the students my first day of subbing at SRVH several years back. I decided not to return as a sub to this school due to the behavior of the students on my first and last day of subbing there, combined with the history of the bad press and lack of consequences for student behavior by administration.

Academically, SRVH does have less AP offerings than MVHS (it appears to be 22 for SRVH and 28 for MVHS at present, according to their websites). However, I recall that SRVH had AP Physics offered when MVHS didn’t, until a few years ago. Nevertheless, SRVH does appear to have less academically challenging AP courses when compared to MVHS, which is just 3 miles away (22 vs 28).

On a side note, I’m sure there are some excellent teachers and excellent students at SRVH and I’ve heard the performing arts program is excellent. But it’s going to take a lot of work to get this high school to meet the higher standards expected for a California Distinguished School.

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