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501 South Western Avenue
Anaheim, CA 92804

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(714) 220-4040
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October 05, 2014
Failing because teachers didn't do THEIR jobs, I did all of my work but apparently they lost it and I have to do everything all over again. Bad teachers and it's hard to pay attention, kids have no desire to learn and won't let others who want to learn learn by distracting them.

- submitted by a community member

June 14, 2011
I am a current student at Western High School. The teachers are exceptional. They don't get too angry unless a bad student is in the class. They will try to remove that student to give other students a better learning environment. Yes, there are a lot of fighting, but as long as you stay away from those people and be friends with the right people it's a good school. There are over 100 clubs which include community service and cultural clubs including Filipino,Polynesian,Romanian, and other cultural clubs. We also spread diversity in the school and promote anti-bullying. Everyone in the school feels equal.

- submitted by a community member
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February 17, 2010
now im a regular african american student of western highscool dont get straight A's but dont get F's i dont want to say its a good school but i dont want to say it aint bad i dont think parents can say anything that has to do with the inside of the school like its safe and the people there are good kids, yes the teachers excelent i say but dont think there still isnt gang banding and fighting involved if i got to choose i would go to cypress high. like i said teachers excellent many students not but its my opinion any one that goes there would say that but if you stay with the right people you should be okay.

- submitted by a student
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January 08, 2010
i think that this a great school i feel safe when my mom drops me off everyday

- submitted by a student

February 09, 2009
I love western it is so diverse and the environment is so friendly students and teachers are so welcoming (well except ms. garcia) many students are involved in school activities and are willing to help anyone in need

- submitted by a student

September 11, 2008
This school is great and has one of the best athletic program in the area. The kind of kids the school gets it does the best. I love it.

- submitted by a parent
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March 09, 2008
The administration, faculty and staff of WHS are exceptional. As a member of the very active and involve WHS Alumni Association, I get a chance to interact with students from over fifty years of classes at WHS. There were some very lean periods at the school during the 80's and mid 90's, but on a whole, the school has a history of providing a quality educational and social experience for any children who put the effort into their own role as a student. The school embraces the diversity of its students, as well as its rich heritage. International Week and the Memorial Day recognition of former students who have sacrificed their lives in service of our country are just examples of the Pioneer Spirit which the administration promotes and encourages from all the students. Parents also get out of the school what they put into it. Get involved instead of complaining.

- submitted by a community member

May 26, 2007
This school is academically strong. Its test scores go up every year. Ths honor students are very intelligent.

- submitted by a parent

May 25, 2007
My son is a freshman this year at Western. He had gone to Christian school his whole life. We have not encountered any of the problems we anticipating in a public school. His teachers and sports coaches have been wonderful. He's made a lot of new friends from all walks of life. We did encounter one problem on his schedule when his sport changed, but it was quickly resolved with a couple phone calls to his counselor. I have not met the new principal but I have seen him frequently watching the different sporting events. So my overall experience of Western High School has been a very positive one.

- submitted by a parent

May 16, 2007
This is a horrible school. Try to send your child some where else if you can. The vice principal does nothing.

- submitted by a parent

May 03, 2006
Western high school has a loving, helping, and encouraging staff. I think this is very important considering teens talk to teachers more often about their personal lives then they would parents. There are many extra curricular activities and sports, music and art opportunities.

- submitted by a student

January 11, 2006
I went to WHS from 2001-2005. I loved the school very much. I learned so much, the academic programs are wonderful and there many chances for students to get involved in chior, art, and athletics. The athtetics programs continues to improve each year. I myself played four sports and learned so much by that. I was one of the top in my class due to the great amount of respect the teachers have for their students. And also the fact that the teachers don't just want to teach they want to make the students learn. Western helped me to become who I am today. I loved the school so much I am now a part of the faculty.

- submitted by a student

April 11, 2005
Western has come a long way, moving from an IIUSP school to a California Distinguished School in about three years. Western's student body is extremely diverse which is demonstrated by the school's annual International Week. One possible drawback could be the lack of parental involvement in many school events.

- submitted by a teacher

September 28, 2003
Some of the teachers do their job well and maintain a good rapport with the students, but the administrators and counselors will treat the students and parents like they are the enemy. It seems that the teachers oppose the poor administration, but fear punitive action if they were to speak out. Overall, my experiences with the school have been negative.

- submitted by a parent
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September 22, 2003
I believe that Western High School has collection of some of the best office staff, teachers, mentors, and students. The teachers and staff are fully evolved in any and all of the students activities, weather it concerns school, home, sports etc. There is an open door policy with all teachers and staff for our students. I have a son in Western, and he has just as much care and parenting within Western as he has at home. That stems from the principal, to his head coach. I will have another son attending next year, and even though he is not a student yet, the staff, teachers, and coaches take time to keep him busy during summer vacations. I enjoy having my boys in Anaheim School District. If the caring from the staff and teachers continue, Western will remain one of the best schools within the Anaheim School District.

- submitted by a parent

August 26, 2003
This is a terrible school. Even after attempts by the school to have more communication with parents they still do a poor job. There are soome good teachers but, the bad ones terribly out weigh the good. I went in to some of my daughter's classes and it seemed that some of the teachers do not care about their students. It almsot seems as if they hate their job.

- submitted by a parent

August 26, 2003
Principal leadership is horrible due to the fact that there are so many restriction from everything that my child doesn't have the same opportunities as other schools in their district. The teachers are excellent, they help my child when she needed help with her homework, projects, or sometimes personal matters. The extracuricular activities are pretty good, but unfortunately some programs are not as good as the others due to the funding issues.

- submitted by a parent

August 26, 2003
The quality of the administration at Western High School has continued to decline. The principal leads a pack of counselors who do not make themselves available to the students unless in emergencies or by appointment. It has been a disappointing year for my daughter and two of her friends. They are great students but the hassle with dealing with their counselors in preparation for college has been ridiculous. The current principal seems 'lost' most of the time and unaware of what goes on on his own campus.

- submitted by a parent

August 10, 2003
Some of the teachers are excellent, but it is hard to get your child into the classes with the best teachers.

- submitted by a parent
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Western High School
501 South Western Avenue, Anaheim, CA  92804
(714) 220-4040
Last modified Western High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Western High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 25 reviews. Top