The school is over all a great school with great programs! My son is a senior and loves Chavez. He is a part of the drumline and only has positive things to say! He loves being a part of such an amazing program.
I am a Freshman class of 2018 here at Cesar Chavez high school. So far what I have experienced since the first day is nice teachers that will help you if you don't understand, cool classmates that will be your friend and study buddy. Overall it is a great school, I recommend it to students, but this year I heard second lunch is out of control there has been too many fights at lunch mostly...Mainly because of freshmans. I feel if security gets freshmans in check then it will probraly be five stars.
The fact that Cesar Chavez has open enrollment and accept any students, has contributed to a lot of dismay and violence in the school . On top of these violent behaviors are not dealt with by administration and teachers will get the blame for the chaos in the classrooms. The school also should try to hire qualified teachers. Most of the teachers do not have credential for the subject they teach. For example from 11 Maths teachers only 5 have full math credential and the rest have fundamental math credential, which is used mostly in Middle Schools and not so much in High Schools.
If you are a parent, you should be concern about two things. 1) The Adminstration does not deal with distruptive studnets or even dengerous students with violent records. 2) The teacher staff who teach your child should have proper credential to teach the subjects they do. Go to California Teacher Credentialing website and check the credentials for the teacher who teach your child.
the school is in no way any good. I don't know about all these others students saying it is great when it is not, the counselors do not care about the student's education, and they are just trying to become a 'college bound' school to make more money. This school is all about making money it is a joke.
It is looked upon as being bad, but honestly its alright if you are really there for learing Cesar is not a place to play around. Teens will be teens and stuff will happen but that doesnt make it a bad school.