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9-12
Public
Chino Hills, CA
Students enrolled: 2,500

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14255 Peyton Avenue
Chino Hills, CA 91709

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(909) 627-3584
(909) 464-9239
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July 03, 2014
This school is outrageous and chaotic. My firstborn son could not focus on his studies due to despicable teachers and rude students interrupting in his classes. I talked with the principle myself to ask if he could change my sons classes. He said no problem, but it was weeks before the principle actually REMEMBERED. Last but the very least, the elective my son chose, band. Don't get me wrong, the band is great, but the parent meetings are so important and its a shame that other parents NEVER attend these meetings. As a result, what's the point in calling it a meeting if only a few participate? My son was unhappy and was getting C's in classes when he should be getting A's. I switched my son to Chino, hearing that it also a great school. Reading reviews, I gave it one chance, and it blew my mind. My son is in Chino High, and WILL be staying in Chino High. My other sons and daughters will also be attending here. Overall, I strongly recommend to not enroll your students at this "prestigious" school and enroll elsewhere.

- submitted by a parent
May 15, 2014
As a current student here I feel certain areas can be improved. But overall this high school is what you make out of it. And I'm truly sorry for the bad experiences students have had. There are students and staff who genuinely care. As I said high school is what YOU make of it.

- submitted by a student
January 21, 2012
I have a had children at this school for 6 years. Some of the teachers are great, but I would say at least 70% of them need to go. One of my children's teachers was doing her daughters college essays during class time and would not correct my child's work. Consequently,my child could not continue copying and coloring in her notebook which was the only thing that was done in her history class. Not very challenging. When I confronted the principal, she suggested that I talk to the teacher and tell her that popularity was not in her job description. Since confronting teachers is the principals duty, I was not impressed. Thank god my son went to TROY. That is a great school.

- submitted by a parent
August 31, 2011
great school! academics, athletics, and teacher focus are all outstanding areas.i loved sending my child there. he now attends a great college and loved the high school as well! good job staff!

- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2011
This is a wonderful school to attend. I personally love it. Teachers are willing to help us students out at any cost. They offer after school tutoring and the administrators at the office are always willing to give advice. I have nothing bad to say. But as for the parent below VV from what I heard at the incident was that the child pretty much was acting out in class daily. Security had to come in a few times to get the student out. It wasn't right for the security guard to call her out in class though. The security guard just had enough with coming to get her every day

- submitted by a community member
April 18, 2011
I don't know how the State can award a school that allows teachers and other staff to publicly humlliate, degrade and ridicule students. My daughter has been bullied and her identify defamed. A security guard threatened, provoked and humilliated my child in front of the class and the teacher did nothing. The school was not planning on informing me of the incident, but since there's a video posted on you tube (jail or toe tag), I'm hoping they will do something about it.

- submitted by a parent
April 13, 2011
This school was just designated a "California Distinguished School". I am not certain what the criteria are for doing so, however I would say it can't be much. The majority of the teaching staff at this school are clock-watchers who are only here for the paycheck. If my daughter were not a senior with less than a few months left I would yank her out of her today. The entire culture of the school is focused on superficiality, especially with how the school looks and the achievements of its athletic teams. The principal is a poser who pretends to be genuine but who in fact presents only a facade of care toward students. She is universally despised by those who teach and work at the school. The athletic director allows coaches to coerce athletes into attending "optional" summer camps which the kids have to pay to attend, and with all the money going to the coaches. Any athlete who refuses to attend these camps can forget about making a team, much less seeing any playing time. Parents "buy" playing time" and "status" for their children by agreeing to work as boosters. If you love your child and want the best for them avoid this school and the other one in Chino Hills at all costs!

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2010
This school is in a nice location but has a very terrible learning environment due to its poor administration. It is often the left-hand doesn't know what the right-hand is doing. I was glad that my child is no longer in that school. Also, the morale of the staff is apparently low. There are some good teachers, but many of them are just there to collect their pay checks. The principal is arrogant and often applies double standards when dealing with parents and students. She focuses much on the superficial look of the school site, but neglect to pay attention to the academic needs of many students. With such a weak administrator who is nothing but a politician, I don't think it is a school where students can excel academically. I certainly will not send my other child there when it's time for her high school education.

- submitted by a parent
June 18, 2010
I am a student at this school and I feel that this school is taking a turn for the worse. They emphasize so much on how their school looks with an example being their football field and absolutely throwing out their passion for the academics and teachers and students of this school. The students are cruel and spoiled who think that the lowest of the low are scum and they hurl insults at whoever looks different and the teachers absolutely don't care about their jobs and believe they have other things to do. The school has a policy on wearing hats with certain colors and I was threatened with a Saturday school for wearing a hat, and it was even the school colors. The Principal at this atrocious school is throwing every good program out for useless things. This was a horrible experience and I hope nobody suffers like I did.

- submitted by a student
March 21, 2010
I am a current student at this school, and there is much to be desired. First of all, there is almost no discipline on the campus. As an LGBT student, myself and my friends have insults hurled at us, usually in class, and the teachers who do hear ignore it. Too much emphasis is placed upon the athletics department instead of on academics. It seems like there's only a handful of teachers who can actually teach. Most of the teachers are quite mediocre. The principal doesn't seem to care what goes on in the school, but what it looks like on the outside. There is much than can and should be changed about this school.

- submitted by a student
October 08, 2009
My eldest daughter has just graduated from Ayala and I currently have a daughter attending who is a sophomore. It's definitely a great school. The academics are challenging and most teachers are very helpful. The school prepares it's students for colleges since almost all students here are college bound and motivated to learn. Athletics&clubs are good, there's a lot of extracurricular activities. It's a very clean campus and good student environment, but I've noticed that the school as a whole, teachers and students, cares too much about their image. But other than that, if you have the chance, you should send your son/daughter to Ayala.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 08, 2009
Great kids - friendly and smart. Staff is definitely student centered. Counselors are the best!

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July 17, 2009
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February 17, 2009
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- submitted by a community member
January 08, 2009
Great school with excellent teachers. Most are brilliant children who have great futures in store for them. Environment is great and the staff are always very hearty. It has always been a pleasure for me to send my son to Ayala High School.

- submitted by a parent
January 05, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
October 01, 2008
The school is very good. It is a excellent academics . but few teachers are take off.

- submitted by a parent
September 04, 2008
The school is excellent. It is a safe enviroment for my child and the academics is just superb.

- submitted by a parent
July 20, 2008
does ayala have a tennis team

- submitted by a parent
July 10, 2008
A few outstanding teachers, and a lot of mediocre ones. The school tries to put up a good image. Good if you are into sports, bad if you are serious about academics.

- submitted by a student
June 23, 2008
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March 01, 2008
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February 28, 2008
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February 01, 2008
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- submitted by a community member
January 29, 2008
Great school. Great academics. My child has had a wonderful experience at Ayala HS!

- submitted by a parent
December 27, 2007
this is by far the best school you would want your children to attend

- submitted by a parent
December 16, 2007
the school is what the parents and students choose to make of it. in most situations you cannot blame the faculty or staff for your students issues. as alumni i think many of us can reflect on our time spent at ayala and truely say our education was second to none. (compared to other public schools)

- submitted by a community member
December 04, 2007
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- submitted by a student
November 29, 2007
A great school to go to. I am glad that I sent my son to this school because he went to Stanford after and is currently getting his degree.

- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2007
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- submitted by a student
September 12, 2007
Pretty nice school with nice kids in it. Kids are very acedimic as well as athletic. =)

- submitted by a parent
September 07, 2007
Ayala High School maintains the appearance of an excellent school; however, the principal is not approachable. There is little communication between staff on campus. The administrative staff supports parental and student needs more readily than those of the educators. While Ayala is a good school, it does not meet the potential exhibited by the students and teachers.

- submitted by a parent
July 05, 2007
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- submitted by a former student
July 05, 2007
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- submitted by a student
May 29, 2007
This is an overall solid school. Solid academics. Graduating students have gone to Cornell, Stanford,Claremont Schools, Yale, UC's: predominantly UCLA, Berkeley, UCSD, UCR, etc. Strong Extra-curricular programs: Great athletics, well rounded, dedication, teamwork, etc. Great Performing Arts program: Nationally recognized and awarded in Band and Colorguard, Choir,etc. Fabulous Leadership Program: Nationally known and represented. Represenatives in the state adn national levels, etc. Great Location! Strongest High School in their respective district. Overall good school, good neighborhood, good diversity, etc.

- submitted by a former student
May 19, 2007
The school is pretty un safe and highly uneducational.

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2007
This school is a great dissapointment to me and my family. I cannot stress how unefficient and useless this school is. i hate it!

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2007
i felt this school was everything a student needs: diversity, challenging classes, college prep, and an overall great life learning experience.

- submitted by a former student
March 16, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
January 15, 2007
I just recently graduated from Ayala High School. (2006) In my opinion, the school has become much more balanced than from what I hear it was in the past. Before, Football and other sports seemed to be the only priority to the school which was unfortunate because there really are so many wonderful programs on campus. Now, I feel the school is much more diverse and excels in a number of areas including band, choir, theater, leadership, and other various arts. The music program at Ayala has significantly grown within the last 5 years. Band and Choir are very successful and provide helpful, beneficial atmospheres for the students in every realm of learning. Ayala is truly an amazing place for you and your child. Take it from someone that explored a vast spectrum of clubs and programs while attending Ayala High School.

- submitted by a former student
no rating June 13, 2006
I enjoyed going to school here. Lots of school spirit, and my graduating class sent students to some of the top schools in the nation (Berkeley, Stanford, USC Film School, Claremont McKenna, UCLA, NYU, et al).

- submitted by a former student
May 29, 2006
i think that Ayala high school is one of the best school's in california, because they are very good in academics, sports, and performing arts. the school has won many CIF titles, and as well was first place in the WGI world championships for jazz band, and 1st in choir this year.

- submitted by a student
April 15, 2006
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- submitted by a teacher
February 04, 2006
I believe Ayala is a very good school it has alot of activitys for children and lot of after school programs

- submitted by a parent
October 26, 2005
From c/o 2000 Graduate: Academic programs decent, good selection of electives. Music good; some sports too strict while others too lenient, allowing too many people on resulting in less participation per student. Some coaches need to learn priorities of high school students: grades not sports.

- submitted by a former student
October 04, 2005
1999 graduate, teachers and schooling was mediocre, music and arts very minimal but extracurricular activies were great.

- submitted by a former student
August 24, 2005
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August 21, 2005
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- submitted by a student
August 19, 2005
I don't agree with the football coaching staff comment that 'they aren't all about winning' & that they care about their students 1st.They are verbally abusive & are in to humiliating the boys rather than supporting them. We have been in football for 15+ years. Better results stem from POSITIVE reinforcement, not Negative & abusiveness.I think this stems from their coaching staff kind of going down hill and taking it out on the players instead of the coaches. They are definately only in it to WIN. That is their #1 goal.

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July 17, 2005
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June 30, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
June 20, 2005
The quality of the academic programs are average; they concentrate more on football and cheerleading than anything else; the parents that are involved probably shouldn't be, as most have 'hidden agendas'. But perhaps this is what is necessary in order to complete the 4 years.

- submitted by a parent
June 19, 2005
Academic program is very good. Sports programs are abundant. Parents are involved - very good community.

- submitted by a parent
June 12, 2005
I am very happy thus far with the High School. They have an excellent sports program, and Drama program. The coaches truly care about the kids, not just winning, and the the drama teacher puts his heart and soul in this department. The staff is very friendly, and they stand behind the student and parents not just on policy alone. I am proud my daughter attends Ayala H.S.

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June 03, 2005
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- submitted by a student
May 09, 2005
Great school with great staff and students.

- submitted by a former student
April 14, 2005
academic programs are pretty much the same with other surrounding schools, no IB. plenty of extra activities to choose around, strong on sports but not same in academics. Could be improved if given same focus like elementary/ middle schools inthe area. Lots to be desired in parental involvement

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March 31, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
February 28, 2005
I graduated from Ayala in 2000. My brother graduated in 2003 and we were both highly involved. Overall, the activities and sports programs are excellent. The school is very diverse and there is a general positive atmosphere on campus. Students love this school when they are there, and it is great compared to other public high schools in terms of student involvement and extra-curriculars. However, once in college and now graduated, I know that Ayala is not the best school if your number one priority is academics. There are many bad teachers and many good teachers. The honors and AP programs are not as strong as schools like Diamond Bar or Troy in Brea. I recommend looking for a better school for people seeking to go to college or other students who need extra special attn in academics.

- submitted by a former student
February 20, 2005
I graduated from ayala high school and found that it really prepped me for college. Ayala h.s. not only emphasizes excellence in academics but they also emphasize excellence in extracurricular activities and sports.

- submitted by a former student
December 06, 2004
This diverse school possesses every ethnic group imagineable on its vibrant campus!

- submitted by a former student
July 18, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
July 04, 2004
Ayala is the one of the best schools around. It may not have a top notch academic curriculum but it isn't low, it is above average. The students are well rounded for they have many champion sports teams and many great clubs and extracurricular activities. It is a well known fact that Ayala USB is one of the best in the state along with their many great assets. I have read many other reviews and I think it is just ridiculous, people not knowing anything about school.

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2004
Reading these comments was very informative about the school. My daughter attends the school. She is having difficulties with her Math and the school does not have a tutorial program for kids failing classes. That I don't understand. When I was in school there was always a room set up for tutoring. I know the budget does not allowed it for some school in the California area. But for a school in a prestige area of Chino Hills I find that hard to believe.

- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2004
Many teachers have been great for my daughter, the honors english teachers. They need more honors english and history teachers in the 11th grade. Not all students have the ability to take the AP classes. This school needs more honor classes instead of worrying about the AP classes! The Math and Spanish departments need overhauling badly. I have not been pleased with these departments the past 3 years. I am sorry I didn't send my daughter to a private catholic school. I learned my mistake and will not send my son to this school when he is 14 years old. The school should have only 10 thru 12th grade like when I was in high school. Having 14 year olds mixing with seniors and juniors is not right. This school district should consider having 9th grade at a junior high school. Also they need to enforce the dress code at this school!

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2004
Ayala is a great school for 3 importnat reasons. They have an excellent facilities for theater, arts, sports etc. The faculty is competent and caring. Lastly, the parents in this community are outstanding. They believe in the kids, this school and have very high expectations.

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2004
It is a proven fact that students need to exercise not just the left side of the brain, but also the right side, or the 'creative' side. My student has been involved in the Theatre Arts program for 4 years and choir program for 2 years. Sadly, Ayala administrators are more interested in the 'athletic' support at Ayala. Since my student has been involved with the arts, the grades have maintained at a 4.0! More administrators and parents need to wake up! I wish more parents and administrators supported the arts equally as they do sports.

- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2004
I am so thankful for the wonderful choir program that Ayala offers to thier students. The Director of this program goes far and beyond was is expected of him. In this month of April, over 100 students in the program went to New York for a week to compete. They took first place and brought home the gold!

- submitted by a parent
November 17, 2003
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- submitted by a community member
August 10, 2003
Children with learning disabilities struggle at this school and in this district. It doesn't appear that the educators want to take the time or have the interest in finding out how these children tick. They're only interested in the academically gifted and it shows.

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Ruben S. Ayala High School
14255 Peyton Avenue, Chino Hills, CA  91709
(909) 627-3584
Last modified Ruben S. Ayala High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Ruben S. Ayala High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 70 reviews. Top