EVHS has such a bad reputation but it's not really THAT bad. There are really bad teachers but everyone forgets that there are also a handful of good teachers who really make your high school years memorable. In terms of spirit there really is none. The Homecoming rally and BOTC are the only big events worth going to at EV. I had the option of going to Silver Creek but I chose EV because I knew it would be more beneficial to me in terms of getting into college. Yes this school has lousy teachers but if you're a GOOD student you take the good with the bad and try to make the most out of it. I am currently a college student attending a top university and I can tell you that most of what I have learned at EV has really carried over into college.
Evergreen Valley High School is a public high school in San Jose. The principal of Evergreen Valley High School is Lauren Kelly, whose e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org. 2,715 students attend Evergreen Valley High School and identify as Filipino; Asian; and White, non-Hispanic. 4% of the Evergreen Valley High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 18% of the 2,715 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Evergreen Valley High School is 23:1. Silver Creek High School is one of the nearest high schools.
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Welcome to the Evergreen Valley High School webpage! EVHS is an amazing school that has achieved so much in its short existence. Since opening its doors in 2002 EVHS has grown to a student population of 2715 students. While this may seem like a large number we are very proud that our students parents and faculty feel there is a closeness one would find in a small community. EVHS is a warm community where the staff is proud of their work and our students are proud to attend Evergreen. Our students know they are privileged to attend one of the best schools in the South Bay and they enjoy their years at EVHS. The test data at EVHS is a testament to student achievement and teacher effort. Students and staff earned an outstanding Academic Performance Index score of 866 in the 2012-13 school year. Approximately 1500 Advanced Placement exams were given in 2013-14 and the scores exceeded the national averages. Ninety-three percent of EVHS seniors self report moving on to the collegiate level with the remaining 7% entering the workforce vocational careers or the military. The school offers 17 different Advanced Placement Courses for college credit. Eleventh and 12th graders have the option to apply to the ACCEL mid level college program at Evergreen Community College and the ability to attend over 30 courses at the Silicon Valley Career Technical Education Center (formerly named CCOC). EVHS also offers a full selection of courses that meet the California State University University of California and private college entrance requirements including advanced coursework in all content areas. The EVHS Counseling Department teaching staff and administrative team communicates with parents via email School Loop and multiple parent nights throughout the year. Additionally all students have access to the online Naviance program for the purpose of college planning. The school webpage itself provides much information about the school including a daily email bulletin. Our counseling program also offers a comprehensive multi service program (MST) which assists students and parents by connecting them with community services. Our student government and our Leadership class lead our school activities which includes lunch time activities and entertainment rallies dances haunted houses and more. Approximately 1400 students attended the Homecoming dance in 2013-14 and there are dozens of large events held yearly. This includes the day and night rallies during homecoming our famous Winterfest and the Battle of the Classes. EVHS is very proud of its thriving and exciting extra and co-curricular offerings which include a full orchestra band wind ensemble guitar program choir drama visual arts competitive robotics and business program. There are 15 boys/girls sports including football track and field volleyball basketball badminton soccer baseball softball cross country water polo swimming tennis golf wrestling and cheerleading. EVHS athletics has won 17 Boy s Division Titles and 23 Girl s Titles with 8 teams becoming CCS Champions. Our school yearbook is nationally recognized and has been honored by the National Scholastic Press Association. Additionally there are over 100 student clubs in which to participate. EVHS is also home to the Child Development Center which offers day care for qualifying families throughout the district. This program is run with the support of EVHS students who work in the center. Feel free to browse these offerings on the website. Students we know you will enjoy your days at EVHS because being a Cougar is like having a second family! Lauren Kelly Principal
My school is honestly really awful. You think it's a nice school and all but once you get in you realise how bad the teachers are how the students struggle on what would be easy in other schools and how dirty and nasty it is. I don't like anything about this school at all. The only thing holding this school together are the try-hard students who study so much and still barely scrape by in their AP classes. The only classes that were actually normal and good were PE and Art for me. The rest need better teachers. There are still some teachers in which students petitioned to get fired due to crazy behavior and inadequate teachings who are still working. I'm not sure if they have to keep the teacher by contract but if over 60+ students agreed this teacher should be fired they should be fired. They need to find someone who can spot actual teachers and re-interview everybody and fire people who are unable to teach and discipline their students. We also are in desperate need of funds for basic things teachers need to teach yet extra funds raised were used on some stupid beautifying project of painting cougar pawprints at the front of the school. It honestly looks disgusting.
Do i know this school? Heck yeah! Every since I transferred in middle school I've been anxiously wanting to get out of middle school and get to Evhs already.Now I am my first year of highschool.At first everything is scary but then as the day passes by it's not that bad.There is no bullying here at all and no one is consider as a loner kids.I feel like I am part of something because there are a lot of activities during school and after that you can get involved.Although this school is over populated everyone gets a chance to be part of something.No one gets left behind.Everyday is a new adventure here cause something new is always happening.So I recommend you to bring your kids here because it's a great place for them to be part of something.
To examine a school deeply one must dig down to its roots. A George Eliot once said " It will never rain roses when we want to have more roses we must plant more roses. And the roots of EVHS are its great students and stellar leadership. Unlike other schools EVHS offers a comprehensive Leadership program that makes a direct positive impact not just to the school but to the Evergreen Community as well. Students here are positively influential and dedicate their time to continue to build upon the stable roots of the school. Staff mostly demonstrate professionalism and respect for students. Obviously there is never going to be an "invincible" school that reaches Perfectionism however EVHS is reaching this state like an exponential function.
As a student of EVHS I am proud to show off my campus and the community present within it. Evergreen Valley High School is beautiful with an impressive campus and a caring student body. Our school not only features great academics and future leaders but hosts a culture not seen at many modern schools. The atmosphere of EVHS can be felt once you walk through the gates of the school. At once you will notice the beautiful murals painted by students and the clean campus which is maintained by staff and students alike. The partnership between staff and students allows EV to be a safe place filled with people who genuinely care about each others' wellbeing. The students at EVHS are highly motivated and involved individuals and the combination of intelligent and kind students creates a highly professional yet amicable environment. While there is high academic competition there is without a doubt a high sense of community and pride for EVHS. There is no doubt in my mind that no other school demonstrates school spirit quite like Evergreen students.
EVHS is a wonderful school to be at. As of right now 2014 I am a junior and I have spent 3 years at this school and have lived my entire life in this community. The day I first entered high school was so much different. I was scared that I would not fit in at first but after the 1st week all my fears dissipated. The students and upperclassmen especially were so welcoming and open to weirdness and whatever opinions you had to express. These students were really the ones that set the example for all the incoming students. We know that when it is our time we need to give back to those incoming students as well. Activities at EVHS can be rowdy and crazy but that's what is so amazing. Students of this school have the support from the staff to be able to pull it off. The recent administration has been wonderful - attending school/student events conversing with students participating in spirit weeks etc. Although some students may complain of the teachers I believe that at every school there are bad and good teachers. If you get a "bad" teacher you can go find a teacher that you connect with and build a relationship with them. Everything is a matter of perspective. )
Of course no school is perfect but I believe EV is for sure darn close to it. As a student not only is it an educational institute but it's also a place where I can have fun and express myself. Our events (such as Homecoming Winterfest Battle) and spirit days/weeks are super fun with great participation from the student body. I honestly feel like I live in High School Musical sometimes. All in all I love my school and I wouldn't want to go anywhere else for the world.
Believe it or not no school is ever perfect. Trust me you will see the same dirt in Valley Christian as you see in EV. But it is up to you if you want to be part of that dirt or the growing success's of the school. Evergreen Valley has healthy competition. I am not saying that we are perfect but where there is success there will always be the people who try to pull you back down to their level. Some teachers are not as parents expect but it is the students who make up the school. If students can not take up responsibility for their grades and just blame it on their teachers who are here trying their very best to give a education for FREE then it is not right to blame them. Especially for the fact that they are not payed as much as teachers in other states. I personally feel like we as students need to take up the responsibility for our education because we have no right to blame others than out selves.
This school has substantially improved since last year [which you read about in other people's reviews as I want to get to my points]. There is a lot of great things about the school. However for introvert and shy kids it can still be an uncomfortable place. There's over 2 600 kids at this school. People here are friendly if almost too friendly. Extroversion and loudness is the norm approaching obnoxious. You can still feel a gap with the rest of the population if you're not comfortable with that kind of environment. I've seen a lot of my introvert friends here become alienated from the whole school. With this I transferred out to a smaller high school and loved the more intimate peaceful environment. No one here flaunts about 'how they got a new phone or clothes' or other pretentious stuff. People were more willing to listen to you and also think about the world around us instead of burying oneself in repetitive social activities and academic work (they're both important but there are times when you need to just step away and focus). In short if you're shy at any level a smaller school would be better. For everyone else EVHS is heaven.
This campus is a very beautiful place. This high school has a very welcoming environment and accepts all people. The spirit and livelihood in this community is unbelievable. I have not seen any experiences of bullying or exclusion in this school. For the education it has extremely high scores and many of its students move onto UCs and other top notch universities. It is an unforgettable experience to be a part of Evergreen Valley High School.
2013-2014 was a wonderful year for EVHS in all aspects. The excitement teeming on the first week of school with Welcome Week filled with balloons pins and other activities started off the year on point. The class pride and love during Homecoming with the Night Rally Pep Rally and class decorations was indescribably crazy. The coming together of many different students to honor the holidays during Winterfest presented such a warm atmosphere. The gym filled with 2000+ students & teachers cheering for their class and our school all sweaty yet restless to invoke their love showed just how important EVHS is during Battle of the Classes. In addition to these school-wide pride-inducing events EVHS has almost a 100 different clubs participating to enrich our school and its people. Renowned for its beautiful diversity our school campus is rocked everyday by cultural clubs including IDC LSU VSU BSU Polynesian etc. The dedication and passion bursting through each student for academics and vigor is truly phenomenal. Our school community comes together to show just how talented and smart each individual is and that is what makes being a Cougar so amazing.
EVHS is such an amazing school! I honestly feel like I'm getting the best high school experience at EV an experience that I can't get anywhere else. EV is so diverse. It has a population of so many unique students and we get to see all the amazing talents of each student at events like Winterfest Homecoming Battle of the Classes and countless other school events! Our band is always a judge's favorite at every competition the boy's golf team has only lost 6 games in their entire existence at EV there are always students attending the national science fairs our speech and debate team is amazing and so much more.The Polynesian club and dance groups always perform at school events and at lunch just because they love doing it our theater performances are always so professionally done and there are over 80 clubs who enrich the lives of the student body. Our Leadership class does an incredible job of having monthly student weeks we have at least 4 spirit rallies a semester and the class spirit AND unity at battle and homecoming is beautiful. EVHS is remarkable and I am so happy I am able to attend such a rewarding high school. GO COUGARS!
I am a senior at EVHS this year and looking back through my years in high school I have to say that I wouldn't have wanted to go anywhere else. The school spirit here is amazing and EVHS has so many different events to incorporate everyone such as Homecoming multicultural Winterfest Battle of the classes and a lot more. Also there's been many improvements just in the past year with the new administration that makes it easier for myself and my peers to find resources for our academic needs. I love EVHS and I will miss it deeply. Thank you for being like a second home to me!
I really enjoyed my four years being at this school. I have enjoyed every single moment on the campus surrounded by a community of teachers and students that really care about creating an effective learning environment and fostering growth not only in academics but also personal growth.
EVHS is definitely not your ordinary school. It's filled with a diverse group of amazing talented unique people. Not only do we rock academically but EVHS is extremely spirited. So before you think about going to this school be prepared for an amazing ride. EVHS has such a broad amount of activities that any student can participate in and attend. We have a Multicultural Winter Fest that is held every year to celebrate all the holidays. We also have Homecoming in which we bring the entire school together and we can't forget it's also to honor FOOTBALL. And lastly the main event is BOTC which is Battle of the Classes. Battle of the Classes is extremely intense and very competitive but it definitely brings the whole school together and showcases what the individual classes are capable of. It's something that is held yearly and is an event many students look forward to! In all honesty I love EVHS and there isn't any other school id rather be in. The environment itself is so beautiful and the people there are just amazing. There are great teachers variety of activities to chose from and an overload of SPIRIT!! EVHS has changed my life and I'm looking forward to the next 2 years.
As a sophomore at EVHS I've had the pleasure to spend two wonderful years at this school. My teachers have all been knowledgable about their specific subjects the environment is friendly and the opportunities are countless. Our school spirit is pretty much unbeatable. Hosted events such as Homecoming and Winterfest involve every student on campus. We also boast over 60 various clubs and several sports (many of them in A-League). Not to mention EV has the highest API in the district. I truly look forward to attending school every morning and I couldn't be prouder to be a Cougar.
EVHS has truly changed. When I first entered EVHS I heard many negative reviews about the school naturally making me very scared to come here. Once I started school however I realized that all of these stories are false. EV is in fact a wonderful school to be at. Many worry that the teachers are bad but this is true at every school and also EV compensates for these teachers by having amazing and motivating ones too. For all the years I've been here I have formed really close bonds with some of my teachers and they're willing to put in extra time and effort to help you in any way they can you just have to ask! Another great thing about EV are the numerous event. In 2014 Leadership truly made it a goal to make sure that EV is not only more spirited but to guarantee the student body that they get the most out of the high school experience. Whether it's Homecoming Battle of the Classes or the Multicultural Winterfest the events held at EV are really great. One if my favorite parts about EV is the clubs. There are so many options for students to choose ranging from Speech and Debate to Science and Tech Tennis or sports or cultural groups like Vietnamese and Indian.
Evergreen Valley High School is phenomenal. I've been here for almost four years and I can honestly say that this school has truly shaped me into the person I am today. I've met so many amazing people with my time being here. Everyone at this school is very welcoming and super spirited. We love spirit days and most of the students go all out! EVHS offers many AP classes that will benefit students and their academic future. We have the highest API scores in the entire district. Not only are we academically strong but we also offer many extracurricular actives such as clubs and sports. We have a wide variety of clubs- with more than 30 to choose from! Our sports are incredibly impressive as our Basketball Boys Varsity went to CCS this year. Overall Evergreen is just life-changing. ) P.S. EVHS proms are always super amazing! As they say high school is truly what you make of it. I am immensely happy that I chose EVHS as my high school. I love Evergreen Valley High School and I always will!!
I think that after the admin fix they did this year and the absolute skyrocket in the spirit and school community this year this school is now awesome. There are a couple of off teachers still but they're starting to change their ways and are definitely a minority in comparison with all the awesome teachers.