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.
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.
I had two children attend Ayala-classes of '09 & '11. The work and teachers were fine. The athletic department was a joke. When Coach Bowler was in charge of the baseball program it was horrendous as he turned that program into his personal "cash cow", if you didn't pay for the Bulldog off season program you didn't play in season. Which is against policy, the Director nor the Principal addressed our concerns nor with other parents. My two boys ended of quitting after being benched, definitely not due to skills as they both play in college. Be cautious with the athletic programs. Had a few issues with our counselor, trying to sway my son from taking classes I wanted him to take to help with college, he just wanted him to pass and graduate, and persuaded him NOT to take Chemistry. I had to go in and change that.
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.
What great school!!! All my kids that have gone through Ayala have had a wonderful time and have learned from a great staff of teachers and coaches. I have two more kids who will be attending Ayala and they cant wait to do so.
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
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.
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!