Students enrolled 1970
School leader Louie Rocha
Transportation options Yes
District Antioch Unified School District

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700 West 18th Street
Antioch, CA 94509

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(925) 779-7550
(925) 706-1875
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3 stars
Based on 45 ratings

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March 20, 2012
Extremely disappointed with the administration and staff. I can understand that AHS is part of the public school system, but that is not a reason to expect less of the staff. Twenty years ago, counselors where there to assist students with their course needs and had an open door policy for when needed. Now, getting a hold of one is not easy as they are not always available. When it comes to the VP's, I do not know if I believe every word they say because my child gives a different version of the events than they do and unfortunately it has not been just once. Then come the teachers; some do not know the material themselves, let alone teach it. Then they become upset at the student for asking too many questions when he or she does not understand the concept. And finally, the security on site, I cannot believe they avoided an incident that sent a student to the hospital, and yet they feel they can treat students with disrespect simply because they are part of the staff. Overall, extremely disappointed.

- submitted by a parent
June 14, 2011
Well I Would Not allowed My Child to go to this School if Id known that they weren't gonna follow there own school rules as well as allowing my child to play sports without my consent when it was effecting his grades as they not only allowed him to play but would take him outa town for couple days to events that had caused him to dislocate his elbow an Im bein billed $14,000.00 for that hospital bill an had to take him back to ER an X-Rays an prof. doctor visits after that addin up to $22,000.00. amoung other stuff.. There staff hidding an allowing students to stay in there home. Keeping students from Parents without haven that legal right ! Maken your child thinks its ok to let there grades drop as long as they are doing GREAT in Sports..an that thay don't have to do what there parents want is just the WRONG things that you want your child to learn from the ones that are paid to teach whats right an have them look up too.. All because they needed my son to make them look good they tore apart my family!!! Been A year as is still A situation.. So I Wouldn't advise ANYONE to put there kids or family in there hands!!!

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2011
I am an alumni from Antioch High School, and while I am mostly pleased with the teachers, I feel like the adminstration is lacking. If I had a daughter she would not attend. The hallways are scary and even though there is a "dress code" in place it has NEVER been enforced for the 4 years my son has attended.

- submitted by a parent
February 16, 2011
Hmmm...a lot of complaining I see here. The teacher is a facilitator, not a spoon feeder of academic material. The only way an education works is through engagement (i.e., taking full responsibility for your learning). I graduated from AHS and am now a second year PhD student. Before I graduated, I won 3 world championships in brass performance as a member of the Blue Devils. Success is based, in large part, on earlier successes. That means one HW assignment at a time while continuously identifying and recognizing your particular internal strengths and weaknesses and external opportunities and threats. Most things that get in the way of goals are distractions that can be controlled in a creative ways. NO WHINING. NO EXCUSES. DO OR DO NOT; THERE IS NO TRY.

- submitted by a community member
December 17, 2010
I have taught (substitute teacher) at Antioch High among other schools in this district. A large percentage of the academic grades (about 30%) are "F's". The teacher morale is low and the student body is largely uninterested. All this being said, there are some very committed teachers, and the students can do well as long as parental involvement is high. I would recommend any alternative if possible. It pains me to say these things, but the school is broken!

- submitted by a teacher
no rating September 29, 2009
All 5 of my children graduated from Antioch High with an education that prepared them for college. The important factor in any education is to study and to pick the courses that help you attain your goals. Our children went in many directions but all required a college education to reach their desired goal. They got that at Antioch High. The teachers were carrying, which is a trait that should be required.

- submitted by a parent
September 29, 2009
All 5 of my children received a collage preparatory education at this school.

- submitted by a parent
July 27, 2009
The teachers are all so sweet and helpful but the students are troublesome. I never felt safe there.

- submitted by a student
May 31, 2009
I agree with most of the students here. AHS feels like home. Most teachers want you to give your best and the school is improving a lot. I love it here!

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May 27, 2009
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March 27, 2009
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February 07, 2009
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November 06, 2008
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- submitted by a student
September 07, 2008
I just graduated (2008) from AHS. There are a lot of good teachers but there are also a few bad teachers (you know, the kind that just recite the books and get mad at you for not understanding it). Every school has their good and bad teachers but the good teachers that AHS has are extremely good teachers. Also I have been the AHS webmaster for the website for the past couple of years. If you have any suggestions, please email me at webmaster@deanspacedrive.org

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May 13, 2008
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February 26, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
February 15, 2008
I graduated in 2005 and made it out of high school by never taking a math class! Overcrowded classrooms...most of the curriculum is geared towards SAT9 Testing and the work is mostly graded on the fact that you completed it rather than how well you did on it. Needless t say, I am not a full-time college astudent at a University but had to take my math classes from the bottom of the pit and move my way up for AHS did nothing to prepare me.

- submitted by a student
February 12, 2008
I am a former student of ahs and though i did not do well my freshman year i can say by far out of the 7 high schools i went to in 4 years this was the only school that felt like home. I paid attention(most of the time) and the teachers have a way for making learning fun. The best school ive been to by far

- submitted by a community member
January 28, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
December 31, 2007
It is the best school with the nicest teachers, they really care about what your child learns

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December 10, 2007
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December 03, 2007
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- submitted by a student
no rating November 06, 2007
I have to agree with the parent below . She really hit the nail on the head about the lecture time and teaching her child at home. I had to do the same thing. They also piled on alot of homework or busy work even if they only went over the problems or lesson briefly at school. I was more concerend with the violence with the Antioch School District and felt that the teachers were simply overloaded with not only teaching but babysitting. I would go help and wonder where was all the parent cooperation and if the parents knew how their children acted at school. I left the Antioch School District and my kids have been doing wonderfully in their new schools. The teachers have time to actually teach and they do less babysitting and the children are way more respeectful to their peers and teachers.

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November 04, 2007
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October 13, 2007
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September 20, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
May 29, 2007
I am a graduate (20 years ago) and things have changed. My daughter is a very bright student in her second year. The focus at this school seems to be primarily on attendance which is not substantiated by curriculum. I find myself providing my child with the academic instructions on topics assigned when she arrives home from school. Teachers seem to be reciting or assigning sections or pages without providing the lecture that helps the students understand the concepts. Homework in many math classes is not corrected and test scores reflect a lack of understanding. English classes do not require enough, or none at all, essay writing, book reviews, or discussions that build confidence in speaking. Some teachers are great about returning calls or emails and others (including the VP) won't respond for weeks. We tried requesting a transfer.

- submitted by a parent
January 27, 2007
New administration is wonderful. They are very supportive. I have 1 child at AHS unfortunately is swayed by social influences not the best; they have gone over and above what is required to help us keep him on track. We have 1 at DVHS; doesn't seem to be a problem there since the shake up of non-residents have been transferred. Unfortunately, Antioch is seeing a lot of inner-city mentality in what used to be just a quiet suburb of a town and we are just not ready for that yet. I wish there were more programs for At Risk students, though that may be just encouraging trouble too. Who knows.

- submitted by a parent
November 01, 2006
I think antioch high is a great school. I love going there. Its one of the best schools I've ever been to. I love all the students teachers secretary and yes even the principles the school is a little overcrowded but theres just more people to make friends with there are always teachers who are willing to help you and go the extra mile to make sure you get a full education. I love this school

- submitted by a student
October 18, 2006
We've lived in Antioch 22yrs now, have 4 children. One graduated from Deer Valley and had did fine academically/athletically/socially!She's pursuing her career in the medical field thanks to DVHS. Now we have a 10th grader at DVHS (active in football & golf) and a 9th grader(trying out for the soccer team) at Antioch High...both by their own choice(we were part of the option area and we feel confident in both schools, so the choice was theirs). They both are thriving and doing just wonderful. We were very impressed at Antioch & Deer Valley's back to school night! Dad went with son to DVHS and mom went with daughter to AHS! The teachers were very informative and we knew just what they expected of our children. Just today, AHS's PE dept held a track meet that our 9th grader took part in & just loved it. Key is to stay involved.

- submitted by a parent
July 30, 2006
Uncaring principal, staff, and teachers. I had to argue with the principal so that my son would have a full academic day (no free period for the kid to wander the streets). We moved out of AUSD in December 2004, and it was obvious that there was a HUGE disparity between the education received in AHS and at other schools. All of our AUSD school experiences have been similar (Bidwell, Antioch Middle, and Antioch High). When my son broke his arm, I couldn't get any teachers (not one teacher) to give him homework for the time he was off school. He had a cast on his arm, and the PE staff attempted to force him to play PE. I had to write a letter to the principal threatening to sue in order for them to relent. Two thumbs down.

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June 21, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
January 07, 2006
I think this is a good school but not the best. There is a shortage of staff.

- submitted by a student
December 19, 2005
This school is a very good school. The staff is great and the students are not that bad. Overall the school is well trained and educated.

- submitted by a student
November 08, 2005
Antioch is a fairly ok school.

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July 28, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
December 23, 2004
Antioch High School is a great school. My kids love it!

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December 08, 2004
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October 25, 2004
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- submitted by a student
June 14, 2004
I had one child attend AHS with satisfactory results. I have had another child attend AHS with terrible results. They are not equipped, or don't care, to help kids who need extra help. I have pulled my child out of AHS. Some of the teachers, one secretary, and the principal, have only hurt her self-esteem.

- submitted by a parent
June 07, 2004
I adore this school. With alot of Panther pride, and respect for traditions. Molina is by far the best choir teacher, yes the school needs a new pool, but they need new risers and new music for the music classes. Mr Rocha is so caring and involed! I wish them all the best with the budget cuts!

- submitted by a former student
April 13, 2004
The new teachers are wonderful! It's great to get brand new teachers with fresh new ideas and new and better ways of teaching. It' great to get new teachers right out of college and the credential program, because there are doing such a good job of preparing them! There are some old teachers that are horrible and the school needs to get them out of there.

- submitted by a parent
April 13, 2004
Antioch has some good teachers and some bad. The principal is horrible and could care less about the students needs. The vice principals are good. The school has a great music program, and the music teachers are great! There are a lot of sports and clubs to get involved in. The school is desperately in need of a new pool! It is the district's fault that the pool has not been replaced. I really liked Antioch, but it was the students, sports, coaches, activities and the few good teachers that made it enjoyable.

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March 13, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
January 31, 2004
This school is not what it may seem. It's so overcrowded! My experience as a student was not great. There were at least 2-3 fights a day. The administration does an okay job. The teachers aren't good and the students aren't too involved in school activities. I joined student government but it was not what I expected so I dropped out. I wouldn't recommend this school.

- submitted by a former student
December 26, 2003
Antioch High school is not a great school. Its horribly overcrowded, there are about 2 good teachers, and the principal could care a little more. However vice principal Curry is great!

- submitted by a former student
September 23, 2003
Two out of five of my children have attended AHS. Great school full of traditions. Probably overcrowded. But if you work hard there you can succeed. Needs a new pool! District does not manage or plan well.

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Antioch High School
700 West 18th Street, Antioch, CA  94509
(925) 779-7550
Last modified Antioch High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Antioch High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 47 reviews. Top