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Sun Valley High School7

Monroe, NC | Union County

April 11, 2015


Our daughter was redistricted to Sun Valley this school year. Initially, we were reluctant as we were happy with the school she had been attending. Much to our surprise, the transition was not only smooth, it has been very positive. Our daughter is thriving both academically and socially. From administration to teachers, she has been welcomed. Her classes have been challenging and she has thrived. We could not be more thrilled. I encourage all prospective students / parents to talk with current students / parents. You will be astonished at the overwhelming sense of community and pride - which is just a bonus on top of the quality education in your child's future at Sun Valley. Welcome to Sun Valley Spartans!!

Submitted by a parent

August 28, 2013


My daughter went here briefly, but loved it. She was in advanced classes and felt she was challenged. Kids were nice, too.

Submitted by a parent

June 13, 2013


Great educators, it is also parents responsibility to be present at school to make the changes they believe is necessary. My niece has been doing really well at Sun Valley. Teachers are very dedicated and supportive!!

September 16, 2012


While there are some good educators here, my daughter's two years so far has been completely hit and miss. This year, she enrolled in Spanish, but is switching classes because the school can't fill the position (they have a French teacher filling the spot). Her history teacher last year had students build a castle--I remember doing that same project in 5th grade. She always complains about out-of-control classrooms and teachers who can't (or won't) do anything about it. I have a student who loves to learn and loves school, but I can see that drive and spark diminishing every day she comes home. This isn't just SVHS's fault. North Carolina is killing curiosity and love of learning in our schools all the way from K-12. Should you stay away from SVHS? Maybe. But the best advice is to leave NC.

Submitted by a parent

January 30, 2012


This school is doing a great job given all the budget cuts they've endured these past few years. Hats off to the leadership and teachers of this school for finding ways to make up the some of the loss of funding.

Submitted by a parent

August 28, 2011


Sun Valley High School seems to be a happy experience for my daughter who is in 11th grade now. She is in honors courses and has been getting good grades A's and B's. The teachers seem very involved and intelligent. The school adminstrators are very knowledgeable and helpful with the course selections. I have not heard anything about the kids being bullies, starting fights or taking drugs. The kids that attend Sun Valley High seem to be very nice friendly students concerned about their future success. That is what makes it a happy day to be there.

Submitted by a parent

July 2, 2010


Sun Valley marching band rules. Parents, staff and community are all supportive. Booster are always welcome.

October 5, 2009


Not sure what it is about SV, but it's making my kids happy, they want to learn, they want to go to school (ok, on most days). Go Sun Valley!

Submitted by a parent

September 16, 2008


I am very pleased and happy with the excellent education program and the quality of the faculty in SVHS. My son is a senior student this year and I proudly say that these four years at SVHS have been of a great experience for him. Thanks to the extra support and dedication coming from his teachers. To the principal and teachers, keep up the great job!!

Submitted by a parent

December 5, 2007


You always hear bad things about everywhere but over all, we have great teachers, student and we are provided a safe place to learn even though it is rediculously overcrowded!

Submitted by a student

November 9, 2007


Overall, SVHS has been a good experience for my daughter and myself. She is in the honors program, and I have been very impressed with the quality of the teachers and the education plans. While I don't think the general education level is as good as what we experienced in Illinois, it is certainly one of the better programs in the Carolinas. They also have a good selection of sports, music and extracurricular activities - tennis, volleyball, soccer, football, basketball, choir, band, Beta Club, and ROTC to name a few. It is not all positive however. I have not been very impressed with [one teacher], and my daughter has been considering dropping out because of him.

Submitted by a parent

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