This school has some great teachers, and some horrible ones. I like 6 out of 7 of my teachers. On the contrary, the students are some of the most narcissistic and annoying people I have ever met. None of them seem to try to get to know you and most of them just do their makeup or yell at their friends during class (even when the teachers tell them to stop). The worst part of this school by far is the sweep program. Even if you are only a few seconds late to class (you get 5 minutes to try to get to class), you have to go to sweep. Sweep is a classroom where you sit and do nothing for 55 minutes. Most of the time there is no teacher in sweep, which means people play on their phone or hang out with their friends. The best part of this school is the teachers. My favorites are Mr. Beachy , Mr. Kuipers, and the Spanish 3-4 teacher (I forgot her name but I have her as my advisor). I haven't personally tried it, but I heard that the cafeteria food isn't that good and overpriced. They do have lots of food options though. The inside part of the cafeteria fills up very quickly; so many students have to sit outside. It would be nice in the winter, but in the record breaking, 115 degree heat, its too hot to enjoy the outside. It is a very crowed school with around 3000 students. They don't seem to care about dress code. There are a lot of clubs to join. They have chess club, creative writing club, anime club, gamer's club, beatboxing club, feminist club, band, various sports, etc. They do have a lot of electives. The school is very safe. They have security guards, closed campus, and all students have to wear ID's. Overall, there are good aspects and the bad aspects. If you want to mess around, you'll probably like this school. If you want a quality education, I'd recommend AAEC in Avondale. I sincerely hope you take my advice.
this school is very bad thats why im moving and its my going to be my second year and i am beging my mom not to make me go back the kids constantly make fun of kids always start fight and the teachers dont care itt looks good from the outside but very very very bad inside dont judge a school by its cover ihatteee iiittttt hate it hate it if there was zero stars thats what i would put
This school is ran poorly. The school counselors, social workers and administration do not follow up on phone messages or email asking quesions or expressing concerns. Dress code issues have always been an issue and a huge distraction for the students. The administrator even lost his job this year. The online information is always down and lacks valuable information. The calendar is not even up to date, while it even posted a day off on the wrong day. I have a sophmore at this school and will be moving to get him into another school for his junior year.
I have a daughter going to La Joya., I must say over all she has loved going to to this school. She plays many sports and also in band. She take AP class and advance class. The only bad thing she says, is the teachers don't seem to have time to answer question in the classroom, and the office people are snots, and rude, also it is next to impossible to see the concealer. She feels most the problems are from class clowns and students that do not care.This school cares about their discipline/punishment policy, but then they don't always enforce it. As far as my opinion, I have had a good experience with the teachers and school admen. I do agree with not enough involvement form other parents and the students in general do not have the school sprite in anything unless the are part of the activity. This is so sad I must say. I truly believe if the students and parents would take pride in the school and get involved, and show some school spirit this could be one of the top notch school in Arizona. They have the recipe but not cooking it right. We all can learn from our mistakes, and make improvements. The let work together, and make this best dang school in the west valley.
This school cares more about their discipline/punishment policy then they do about the students. They have some good teachers there but not enough to show an impact. The Basketball program is a joke. I would not recommend this school to anyone. Good thing the district is open and you have a choice to not send your child there.
I am a staff member at La Joya for the past 8 years and I have watched our school go through an amazing transition. Students used to try and leave La Joya for Tolleson or Westview, but now the trend has reversed. Scores are on the rise, graduation requirements now line up with University admission, very little staff turnover, and tons of good kids moving on to tech/community colleges/universities. We are working hard to change the culture of Avondale/Cashion- College is the new expectation...
As a student that was going to go to University High School at Tolleson, but didn't due to transportation issues, I am impressed by La Joya. I had heard so many bad things about La Joya, I went in expecting the worst. I have just finished my freshmen year with many great things to say. All of my teachers were caring and challenged us. Yeah, overall the sports aren't so good, but the students do have fun. I was on one of the teams. Too much pressure on sports is a bad thing. All in all, it's up to the students to pursue the opportunities given at La Joya. They have many clubs and the help is there if they need it. There are students who don't listen and don't care but that's up to them. Sophomore year, I'm taking AP classes and advanced classes. The one thing I do not like is the Literacy program that all 9/10 graders have to take. It s unnecessary, and most advanced students do not need it! I d rather take an elective but I can t. I m looking forward to finishing high school at La Joya. GO LOBOS!
They are more concerned with rules than they are education but its more the fault of the kids there which are so disrespectful. The school likes to hire teachers from all over some are good, some are terrible teachers! Plus the school is very unhelpful to some programs and do not understand and that is not fair to everyone involved.