Read what parents are saying about Sandalwood High School
Sandalwood has suffered from bad PR for years but is truly an amazing school! My student had the choice between 3 different schools & choose Sandalwood because of it's great programs, staff, teachers & students. Sandalwood has a program to fit every student and us supported by outstanding teachers & administrative staff. The principal is top notch, as are the counselors, & guidance people. I would highly recommend Sandalwood to any parent or student looking for a challenging, diverse, fun & active high school experience!
Posted by a parent on 12/3/2014
5 star school. Mrs Schultz, the Principal, is caring and helpful. The school staff are friendly and helpful. Students are some of the sweetest Ive come across. Never had to open a door, boys jump to get them. This is a great school. The Early College program allows you to graduate high school with an AA, at no cost .
Posted by a parent on 12/1/2014
This is our daughter's senior year and couldn't be happier! Never had any problems until this year. VERY unorganized & no one seems to want to help get questions answered re: schedules, dual enrollment, etc. Orientation- a joke, waited in line for hours, finally had to leave due to work, no one there to answer questions or to stop kids from cutting in lines in front of those waiting. Took until mid-October to finally get schedule straight! Worst of all, seniors go in to try to take care of things -they are treated like idiots & nothing is done until a parent intervenes. WHY? You are supposed to be preparing students for the world, how about helping them to get their issues resolved without mom or dad having to come in to deal with every little thing. Front office staff lax & indifferent, Guidance a little better but still could use some social skills. Come on Sandalwood, get it together! You are losing what was a great reputation.
Posted by a parent on 12/8/2013
This is the most unorganized mess I have ever seen. No one communicates. The staff just seem to be moving along aimlessly with no regard to the welfare of the kids. I have visited the office three times to find out about schedules for events and always have to go through several channels to get an answer and sometimes, they will just completely ignore me standing at the desk. Yesterday was the orientation for the group my son will be attending for his senior year. They waited in line for three hours and no one knew the answer to any of their questions. Kids came in and cut in the lines and were obnoxious and no one was there to stop this. My son found one of his teachers from two years past who assisted him but his schedule is still messed up. Come on Sandalwood, the staff really needs to get it together especially at the front office. I went up last year to find out about the date for prom and one woman was just sitting there filing her nails completely oblivious....my son says they treat the students the same way. It's ridiculous.
Posted by a parent on 8/8/2012
I am a Senior at Sandalwood High and my experience here with the students and teachers are great but with the guidance counselors, bad. The guidance counselors here are not helpful and are sometimes rude. I feel intimidated by them and look at me as if I am an idiot and is wasting their time. The teachers on the other hand are fun, helpful and love to teach. Only a few are unhelpful to students and will be fired. The clubs are fun, and although I only started to join clubs during my Senior year, i find all enjoyable except the NHS society. That club is extremely easy to get into so much that all you need to do is LIE. So far this year we have about 90 members. The notifications for the meetings are somewhat last minute, and I have not been to a meeting yet so far this year. The Senior events are fun, and despite all the hard classes we need to take to make our college applications appealing, I believe I am having a lot of fun. I am stressed out a lot from thoughts of college, my job, the money and schoolwork, but some of my teachers are very understanding and helpful. The school is disorganized, but I feel that it's still a great school to go to.
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Jacksonville schools - Sandalwood High School is located at 2750 John Prom Boulevard, Jacksonville FL 32246. Sandalwood High School is in the Duval. Sandalwood High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 9-12.