I actually went to this school for 2 years. Overall, the staff is great and extremely helpful. Especially the principal, Ms. Rothstein. She's sympathetic with her students. That is exactly what we, as troubled students, need. We need for someone to encourage us and motivate us to do better. I sure gained that motivation when I went there. I am now attending a school in CA, with a GPA of 3.8; Pimeria Alta had a lot to do with this transition of mine. It definitely has a bad reputation, due to former students. In reality, the students decide how to spend their time while attending this school. I appreciate all of the staff's patience and determination in helping us achieve our academic goals. Aida Vega.