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275 Orange Street
Auburn, CA 95603

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(530) 885-4581
(530) 823-5770
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October 22, 2014
Placer is most widely know for their football, and they do put a very large majority of their funding into the athletics department. Other than athletics, their core classes seem to be lacking just a little, however they do have a very interesting robotics/tech class that very few other schools in the area can boast for- last I checked. The highschool is located in downtown Auburn, and is an open-lunch campus. Lunch period students can either stay on campus and buy/bring lunch, or they can walk just past the residential area and treat themselves to the local shops. There's a taco bell, frozen yogurt place, and even a sushi resturant. However there are risks with traffic involved if that is a concern to any parent who doesn't think their child is ready to handle a sidewalk and rush hour traffic alone or with friends (there is no supervision), and I doubt that the school lunch is long enough for sit-down sushi. Area rumour is that the students are either really smart or football jocks, and everyone else is a downtown party-goer. (Note: This is just the stereotypical rumor heard around the other highschools in the area, and a reflection of what I have personally experienced.)

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May 07, 2014
This was a great school that went through a transition period when the football teams head coach got fired and Joey came in.

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February 04, 2012
it sux but the teachers were noice and the weather was ok. and the food was cheeeeeeeap

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May 21, 2009
Placer High School is the crown jewel of the PUHSD. It has a great teaching faculty, outstanding administration led by principal Peter Efstathiau, and a suoort staff of secrataries, counselors and support staff that put children first when it comes to running a school. I am a Placer grad(1984) and am ecstatic that my sons willnow attend Placer. It is great to be a Hillman!

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March 27, 2009
Awesome School! Great Open Camous and Lots of Great Teachers

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February 16, 2008
Placer-I went to this school last year! When I have kids I plan to send them to this school. They have great teachers and if you are struggling then the have privet tutors that will help you at any time. Also they have a great Football theam Go Placer! Also a good Volleyball, Basketball, and Track team, But are most famous 4 the Football. This school has had a Gold Elimpic Girl come from the school!!!!! You must go here!!!

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October 15, 2007
There is no doubt that Placer High School was the best choice we could have made for our daughter. She found so much inspiration at that school. All the teachers she had seemed to care and want all their students to do better. What really changed her life though, was the clubs and activities on campus. She was involved with at least 4 clubs and had a wonderful time with all of them. Getting involved really is the key to this school. It's the kids that make everthing run smoothly and make things fun. The classes are a lot of self-directed learning. Every ounce of effort put forth by the students is returned four-fold by the teachers. I would recommend this school.

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August 15, 2007
This School was an overall dissapointment. Several generations in my family have passed through and I was excited about my son going there. How things have changed in 25 years. Out of all my childs classes only one teacher seemed to really care about my childs education, future. My son only attended this school his frosh year and I would not send him back. I now drive him 16 miles away to go to Rocklin high with an intra-district transfer.....

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March 27, 2006
My daughter has attended this high school since the ninth grade. She loves how the classes are mixed up so that there could be ninth, tenth, eleventh, and twelfth graders in the same class. She loves the math teachers there because they inspire her to do better.

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January 30, 2006
I like this school, it offers a good range of courses, but lacks in the sciences a bit. I thought that there was too much emphasis on athletics, and less on other activities and academics. The band has gotten rather good in recent years, and it also has a good jazz band.

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August 14, 2005
Academic programs are good but limited in diversity of advanced courses. Athletic programs are good but school population is declining and will affect quality of programs. The parent involvement is limited to the same small group of people that volunteer to keep everything going.

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January 10, 2005
Has decent academic programs some are lacking in the areas of math and english. Has plenty of sports, music, and art. Parent involvement is quite low. The principal is rarely around. Not much authority.

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Placer High School
275 Orange Street, Auburn, CA  95603
(530) 885-4581
Last modified Placer 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.
Placer High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 24 reviews. Top