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Alhambra, CA
Students enrolled: 2,408

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501 East Hellman Avenue
Alhambra, CA 91801

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(626) 943-6700
(626) 572-2258
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April 02, 2014
This school is competitive and the students are very passionate about their academic achievements. There is a large Asian immigrant population on campus. Majority of students are applying to University of California campuses and NOT out of state highly selective private universities and colleges. I hope this school will be more proactive to support more students pursuing admission applications to private schools. Given the available educational resources allocated by the school district, this school has been doing a great job by managing its affairs. I recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent

August 27, 2013
The teacher here are really helpful, nice, and caring. In my freshman year, I had Ms. Ng and she would stay after school to help me with my Biology homework. Thank you Ms. Ng!!! (:

- submitted by a student

March 31, 2013
My daughter is going to attend Mark Keppel High School in coming school year. I want to know more of everything relate in this school. Thank you;

- submitted by a parent

March 26, 2011
The school recently completed their construction. The new science building and language/music buildings are decent. The music room provided the students with plenty of storage and 3 sound proof practice rooms. The science classrooms have plenty of space for labs. It makes it easier for the students to focus on their work rather than worry about accidents due to limited space. The school is very nice in overall. It's small compare to the other high schools in the area, but is the top when it comes to academic.

- submitted by a student

October 14, 2010
I attended the "Back to School" night where we got to meet with each teacher that my son has classes. The expectations are high for the students and that is a good things. The school has very many AP classes offered and US News Report ranks this school and one of the top in the nation. I'm impressed with the teachers. They seem very active and caring about the students academic achievement. The principal, Grace Love, is a very active and involved and wants the best for the school. Facilities: The school is finishing up the remodeling with a brand new science building and gym. The biology lab is impressive and has all the latest. The gym will be completed later in school year. The rest of the school buildings have been remodeled and looks great. It is basically a brand new school.

- submitted by a parent

September 01, 2010
Its my son's second year and I'm still not impressed with this school. Maybe its because I came from private schools. Private schools seem more organized, friendly, helpful and academically easier. MKHS is none of those things. My son is frustrated trying to earn good grades when his friends in private schools are passing easily. Better grades give you a better shot at college though. His freshman bball coach was a joke. Guy had no idea what he was doing. Their practices were grueling, sometimes before school or outside in freezing weather, to end up a below .500. The JV coach is great, but the principal gives too much authority to the varsity coach. Its a shame. So, though I think the teacher quality at this schoo

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September 18, 2009
this school is the best in education for the students but it may seem that it needs work here or there but that does'nt compare to the education it is clean:D

- submitted by a student
no rating
June 23, 2009
Great AP and honors teachers. The math and science dept heads are fantastic!

- submitted by a parent
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June 11, 2009
holy smacks! this school is the greatest school on the planet! they have the best API score and a great foundation for many bright students going to ivy league schools. they have hard working students that take many AP classes.

- submitted by a student

June 21, 2008
Since they changed the boundries, Mark Keppel's scores have steadily risen. Personally, however I have not seen much parental support in my daughters activities. Band is average. Dr. Bartlett deserves much more parental support so I for one will do more to help this next school year. The cross country program is very limited with almost zero parental support-even on weekends. Cross-country and track varsity athletes are not awarded letters. This is important to the spirit of the school. Mark Keppel's ASB past president seemed to sum it up best stating, 'my family doesn't consider a letter jacket a good investment.' My son who attended Bosco Tech saved for his jacket and still cherishes it along with hundreds of other boys. Tech had a soul. Keppel parents and students may need to work on it.

- submitted by a parent

April 17, 2008
Mark Keppel has a very friendly and open environment among the students and teachers. There is little or no confrontation among students. Academics is above average. average

- submitted by a student

March 15, 2008
I wish I am going to this school! I used to live in this district, but I moved to another district. Mark Keppel does really well is the academic standards, and the students are helpful to one another.

- submitted by a community member

February 15, 2008
even if the buildings are run down, the principle Mr. yamanaka promised renovations by 2009. and I would greatly recommend this school for my own child because the kids there are great influences.

- submitted by a parent

May 01, 2007
This school needs major funding, the buildings are run down and the buildings this school provides and the enrichment this school provides is unsatisfactory for students. The learning environment does not meet a beautiful, aestheical, requirement due to dilapidated stuctures leaving students an embarassing looking school to attend. The staff and programs may be substantial but I am not satisfied with the learning environment this school offers.

- submitted by a student

April 19, 2007
New Principal is very involved. Regularly holds lunches with students, greets students in front of school in the morning, and even swims to help raise funds for the swim team.

- submitted by a parent

January 12, 2006
Academic Programs are great..Sports programs are good... and there is a lot of parent involvement

- submitted by a student

December 23, 2005
Mark Keppel High is a truly inspiring institution. The academic programs are very demanding and thorough; AP classes are offered, and all classes are taught by highly-trained, academically apt teachers and staff. The Band has grown over the last few years, and has received a new director. They sound great, and have a very good drum line. The Choir is renown in the region as well. Keppel offers both physical, and electronic arts courses. Sports are plentiful, including football, basketball, water polo, and baseball. MKHS has some great extracurricular activities. MKHS recently founded its Academic Decathlon team, which blew away the competition its first year; placing Fifth in L.A. County. Several other community service and social clubs keep students busy, and focused after class ends. Parents are alerted of school events through an automated phone calling machine. Parents are often active in club fundraisers, and college nights.

- submitted by a parent

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Mark Keppel High School
501 East Hellman Avenue, Alhambra, CA  91801
(626) 943-6700
Last modified Mark Keppel High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Mark Keppel High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 25 reviews. Top