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9-12
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Camarillo, CA
Students enrolled: 2,493

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4660 Mission Oaks Boulevard
Camarillo, CA 93012

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(805) 389-6407
(805) 484-8087
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September 14, 2014
This school is said to have a student percentage of 65% that use drugs. First time offenders are policed through the justice system. Kids just think they will be smarter and not get caught so this system doesn't work. The answer is to rehabilitate like the court system does instead if kicking them out of school and creating a juvenile a record for them to follow around for the rest of his/her life. I believe a crack down is necessary but policing schools are not working as in the case of Adolfo Camarillo High School. The academics are exemplary and the kids that attend receive high ratings in star testing. The drug use in this school and the policing of it are ruining the future of our children's future and resulting in further delinquency. The police that police this school don't deal with the kids honorably despite cooperation. That in itself instills in our kids that the camarillo police are their enemy resulting in the disrespect of their authority. We are dealing with kids here and they make mistakes. Rehabilitating our smart kids is the answer instead this school treats and prosecutes them as criminals for first time offenders.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2014
Great school! But horrible front office staff. Very rude! But great athletic programs and caring teachers.

- submitted by a parent
October 10, 2013
This school is the best in Oxnard Union High District. Teachers, at least AP/honor class teachers, are caring and responsible. Campus seems safe. Parking is an issue, especially now with the construction of its swimming pool. The biggest problem I have observed is the attitude of front office staffs. A few of them (you know who you are) always give students and parents cold shoulders and use condescending language. Totally agree with one of early reviews--"Very unwelcoming to parents and students." School admin must know about this, but couldn't or wouldn't do anything to correct it. What a shame!

- submitted by a community member
February 11, 2013
ACHS is a great school. I'm very happy that I decided to take my own children here instead of in the city where they live. The administration is supportive and consistent, and the teachers are available for their students and care about learning. I wouldn't want to teach anywhere else!

- submitted by a teacher
January 20, 2013
Great school API 869. Great staff and Principal. Mr Lipman is an Award winning Principal.

- submitted by a parent
September 06, 2012
Great school. Teachers seem to really are about the students. Some special teachers make material exciting and interesting.

- submitted by a parent
February 15, 2012
The CP classes are far too simple and the honors classes are hit and miss, mainly just tons of homework. The classes are filled to the maximum and the best teachers are extremely difficult to get. Outstanding teachers are rare; most are average. On site daycare for children of students (Little Scorps) - and there is actually a daycare elective (students care for students' children). Volleyball program unorganized and political. Office staff ok. Counselors overworked, stressed but kind. Lipman is a difficult person to deal with, terrible bedside manner and seems to care little about students. Very unwelcoming to parents and students.

- submitted by a parent
February 15, 2012
Here's what all the locals already know: in the last few years, so many unhappy parents/students have transferred out of this school to Newbury Park High School (which is in a different district), that now Oxnard Union District won't allow any more transfers. See Ventura County Star article on 1-12-12, "Oxnard Union High School District to tighten its transfer policies". Says everything about the attitude, doesn't it, that the District's response to unhappy parents/kids is not to improve, but just restrict people from leaving.

- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2011
Been trying to get help about an issue im having at this high school for about two weeks now. Been sent to four different people and all they have done is sent me in a circle around to each other. Who knew it was so hard to get a little help. If there were a choice for no stars to rate this school i surely would have been glad to choose it. People in the office don't care about the kids. and now it comes to my attention that they don't even care when the parents get involved. Not helping means not doing their job. Long story made short... the people who work at this school are the most irresponsible people i have ever come across. I would suggest transferring to another school if your headed for Camarillo High.

- submitted by a student
March 27, 2010
Administration does not crack down on drugs like they say they do. Trust me, they don't! Teachers often seem to hate their job, or teach too slow or fast! Aside from sports and our acheivements not mentioned, I would NEVER go here

- submitted by a student
January 31, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
November 09, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating October 31, 2009
It' the best. Lots of learning and fun times. We're going on the third generation there.

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2009
Staff and administration are very self serving. Office staff is never availible to children or parents with questions or help. Students are often picked on by teaching staff.

- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2009
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- submitted by a student
February 26, 2009
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- submitted by a student
January 26, 2009
I attended this school for my 9th grade year. My school before was very good, but the classes were few. I was excited that there were quite a few classes offered at ACHS. However, many of my teachers seemed uninterested in their topics and led to unexciting classes. When teachers aren't motivated it makes kids less interested and, in my situation, led to dropping grade reports due to the fact I wasn't interested in the class.

- submitted by a student
January 06, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating October 10, 2008
My son graduated from here and was very ill prepared for college. Too many dinosaur teachers. The high school district Oxnard Union has no commitment to Camarillo and justs wants their tax dollars. If you want a first rate high school education go to a Conej Valley school.

- submitted by a parent
October 01, 2008
Camarillo High School does not exceed in creating and accepting a diverse enviroment

- submitted by a student
August 24, 2008
The entire administration team has improved the quality of learning at ACHS. I considered sending my child elsewhere, but am very please that I didn't. The principal listens to the parents. There are many opportunities for parent involvement. The school has a very strong and capable PTSA. Thank you to administration, teachers, and involved parents for your outstanding job.

- submitted by a parent
August 21, 2008
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- submitted by a student
August 10, 2008
I to agree that ACHS is a wonderful high school. The teamwork between administration, teachers, and parents have truly made it an amazing school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 06, 2008
I am a parent of a just graduated senior and a junior at ACHS. By transferring out the prior principal and replacing her with a former well- liked teacher at ACHS, who was also assistant principal at another district school; ACHS has returned to being a wonderful place to learn. This improvement has made a 100% difference in the atmosphere of the school and attitude of the teachers and counselors, and that reflects in the students attitudes. There are of course, teachers who need to retire and teachers who don't relate well to student, as at any school; however, Mr Lipman Principal, is invested in making this school the best it can be, and it shows! All athletes are expected to be scholars first (not instead of) and there have been great gains in the Arts program,performing and otherwise. I just wish they had a pool, but they use community pools. Great school!

- submitted by a parent
June 18, 2008
Camarillo High has been great to our family. I graduated in 1976 and our son and daughter in 2005 and 2008 respectively. Most of the teachers are dedicated and care about the kids. The administration is second to none and really understand students' needs and have created a positive environment.

- submitted by a parent
June 07, 2008
I have a son at ACHS starting his 3rd year in the fall. I believe ACHS has really turned around under the leadership of the new principle (Lipman). They encourage the kids to try out more challenging classes if they are motivated to do so. I just watched a presentation from their band, drum core, Winter guard, and saw their choir perform. I have seen Mr. Lipman at band competitions. This is a school that supports the arts as well as academics. I am upset that many choose to send their kids to Newbury Park high over their own district. This I believe is hurting our schools financially. Also, I researched the IB vs. the AP programs and found that one is not any better than the other. I think ACHS is doing a great job with the resources they have!Winter guard ans

- submitted by a parent
March 23, 2008
My son is now in college and was very ill per repared. My other son is nphs and he is very happy. Terrible school, low scores,as comp. to conejo valley! don't go to this school!

- submitted by a parent
November 29, 2007
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July 02, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
June 14, 2007
My daughter graduated just a year ago. Overall, the entire four year experience was not good and a struggle. If a student is a good student, they can survive anywhere. The students that needed the help and encouragement are just left to fall through the cracks. There are a couple of good, caring faculty and staff, but not enough to make the environment one where kids want to be. Everything is focused on sports and there is no emphasis on the arts. It surprises me in a community like this one that we have no interest or support of dance, drama and music. My son will start high school in the Fall and we have been fortunate enough to get him transferred to Newbury Park HS. Between the rampant drug problem at Camarillo and the lack of interest in engaging ALL students, I don't think he will miss much.

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2007
I am a student and I came from the Oak Park Unified School District in 05-06. I think this is a better school for me. This school district has more freedom for kids (more flexible) and has less homework so the classes are less stressful and I am getting better grades.

- submitted by a student
September 11, 2006
About 4 years ago, (2002/2003) the overall view of the school was horrible. Many parents were foolishly sending their students to nearby highschools (Newbury Park, Moorpark) which has turned out to be a complete waste. Since then, the school has done a complete 180, even scoring higher than Moorpark on API test results. With the new principal, the school is being updated as well as beautified. If your moving to this area, this is the best school in the district, and it is a complete waste to send your teenager to another school. If parents would stop sending their students elsewhere, and incoming students would start taking pride in ACHS, then Camarillo High would be back 100%. Definitely reccommend ACHS.

- submitted by a student
July 17, 2006
I was not happy with the majority of the staff and counselors. It is very hard to get anyone to answer the phone, forget about return phone calls. No one seems to know whats going on. I would not advise any Parent to send their teenager there.

- submitted by a parent
May 30, 2006
My son is graduating this year from Camarillo High School. If I had to do it over I would never send him to this school. They have substandard facilities-i.e. no pools, a Gym that looks like it is 50 years old, no theater, Athletic fields that look terrible especially baseball fields. Thier counseling staff was no help at all. They made many scheduling mistakes and did not help with college applications. Forget about calling the school as no one answers the phone. Lastly the teaching staff has been there a long time and are antiquated in their teaching methods as well as new technologies( such as iparent and email) Don't go to this school.

- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2006
This school has a great staff and learning enviroment.They encourage high test scorea for a higher AP score and they reward students for higher scored by giving them privallges.

- submitted by a student
January 11, 2006
I have been a PTSA member for the last 4 years and have quite a bit. ACHS is making big leaps in the last two and certainly with the new Principal (Lipman)the sky is the limit. Don't be fooled by rumor or by the authentic 60's exterior of ACHS. The school's core is stellar and has continued to put more seniors into 4 year universities than any other public H.S. in the county. Mr. Lipman is going to change the standard completly in 2006. He has implemented a program that will raise the bar for students in the English and Math. I am proud of the continued effort I see in the staff, students and Leadership at ACHS. Check them out for yourself before you believe this silly score. Parent of a Junior (regular teenager)

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 25, 2005
I am concerned with the availability of extra school work offered to students who finally realize they are doing poorly and are trying to better their grades. The assumed response in not what I consider appropriate.

- submitted by a student
August 01, 2005
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August 01, 2005
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April 26, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
May 25, 2004
If I could turn back now I would. My whole family is alumni of ACHS so I wanted my child to attend. I had always felt ACHS was a great school. I feel there are only a few good teachers that truly want to help the kids learn. The rest are just there for a paycheck. My child was an A student upon entering and now he just doesn't care, because his teachers don't care. I believe the Principle has undermined each and every employee and brought them to this point.

- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2003
I'am actually a former student of A.C.H.S. When I attended Camarillo there was a lot of pride that was shared by both the staff and students. The staff at A.C.H.S. were the best the district had to offer, when I attended. The staff that is there now has no experience. All of Camarillo's shortcomings are due to the new principal at A.C.H.S. In the few years the principal has been there, she has been able to dismantle the pride and dignity that the principal before her fought so hard to build. When I attended Camarillo we had a sense, that A.C.H.S. was our school and the staff would do whatever we wanted done. ( with in reason) Now it seems that the principal wants what she wants and if a teacher stands up for the students that teacher is dismissed from Camarillo. I graduated in 1998 and thought that my children would someday attend A.C.H.S., but as of right now I would send my children to Pacifica High School if I had the chance. I only say that because most of the staff from A.C.H.S. that made my high school career so enjoyable now teach at Pacifica.

- submitted by a community member
September 14, 2003
I recently graduated from ACHS and now attend UC Berkeley. To put it bluntly, my graduating class found Cam High to be a pretty horrible high school. Besides a few good teachers, the administration and politics involved hindered the entire educational process. The school counselors provided absolutely no help in dealing with college admissions and the high school schedule. They did not help each child attain their educational or life goals. You are one in a few thousand at this school and it shows. It also lacks diversity, a cohesive community, and the principal's actions have forced an extremeley low campus morale. I don't mean to be so negative. I met some great people at ACHS and had a couple outstanding teachers..but, I don't think I would ever send my child there.. espeacially under the current conditions.

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 09, 2003
I have a child attending Adolfo Camarillo High School. Upon entering his senior year I needed some assistance for his counselor, as in my past experiences, they do the bare minimum and will go no further. There seems to be plenty of office staff to assist, but they do not. With the exception of a few, teachers and counselors clock in and clock out. Organization is extremely poor. Which leaves the few that do care overloaded. If your child is not a perfect A-B student, they will not give you the time of day. There have been parents in our area who have removed their children and placed them in different schools in the area. I have spoken with a few, and they just didn't have the energy to fight for what is right and needed, at this point I feel the same way. On graduation I will cheer, 'Thank God I do not have to deal with this high school ever again'. Extremely unfortunate for the students coming in.

- submitted by a parent
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Adolfo Camarillo High School
4660 Mission Oaks Boulevard, Camarillo, CA  93012
(805) 389-6407
Last modified Adolfo Camarillo 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.
Adolfo Camarillo High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 44 reviews. Top