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1120 Eastlake Parkway
Chula Vista, CA 91915

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(619) 397-3800
(619) 656-9736
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Teacher effectiveness: Very effective
August 05, 2015
they go out of their way to really help you understand what they are teaching

- submitted by a student
Develops empathy: Strongly agree
August 05, 2015
The teachers genuinely care about us and our understanding of their class. Even if you don't know something they'll try their best to help you

- submitted by a student
Develops honesty: Strongly agree
August 05, 2015
all the teachers respect their students and everyone is respectful to each other. Many kids even go out of their way to stand up for others if there's a problem.

- submitted by a student

August 05, 2015
it's a very friendly school and everyone is usually very sweet. The teachers are all pretty cool and I like the environment overall. (:

- submitted by a student

January 16, 2015
My daughter is a Junior at Eastlake and has had her car broken into 4 times this school year! Four Times! I informed an AP and nothing was done because today when it happened for the fourth time the "security" detail said he had no idea that was going on. It is supposed to be a closed campus but kids wander on and off campus at all times. We filed a police report when items of value (more than $20) were taken. Eastlake boasts sports and clubs and many, many opportunities for students and my children participate in several activities at Eastlake, but I feel their safety and peace of mind is the most important. We also just transferred my son out of a class because the teacher did not know it was a two semester class. She told all the parents and students it was a one semester class until I went to the counselor and he contacted her. It is a very large school and that gives students many advantages but it is also hard to focus on individuals and take care of basic security measures.

- submitted by a parent

August 02, 2013
Although Eastlake HS has a large student body, the teachers and administration do a good job of helping each student feel like they matter and helping each student find the path that will lead them to the greatest success in their future. I think the school communicates well with parents and is very supportive of the active Parent Teacher Student Association. There are many different clubs, support systems and opportunities for any kind of student and the athletics program is very successful. I think that this school is the best that the CA public school system has to offer.

- submitted by a parent

August 01, 2013
We moved to Eastlake specifically for the schools in this area and we, the entire family, really like Eastlake High School and the area. The teachers are super engaged, helpful and available.

- submitted by a parent

March 08, 2013
I think this school is outstanding! The parent/teacher communication here is absolutely AMAZING. If you call or email your child's teacher w/any questions, they get back to you within a couple hours, not days! They have JupiterGrades.com so you can always look up your kid's grades and see teacher's notes about how your kid is doing in classes. You can also opt to get school text messages sent to your phone for report card info or if your kid is late or absent. There's honestly nothing the kids can get away with here w/out you being notified right away. They have the highest high school API scores in the South Bay. The teachers are incredible and truly care about your child's education, their future goals and they treat students w/respect. I'm very happy my daughter is going here. And to the person who wrote in their comment that the kids here are kind of snobby just because these kids here don't act ghetto doesn't mean they're snobby they just know how to act right. p.s. I love their monthly "Coffee with the Principal" gatherings! Great way to interact with the Principal and other parents.

- submitted by a parent

December 06, 2012
Eastlake is the top school in the Eastlake district. I feel it is over-rated though,you have block schedules and a lot of quizzes. KIds are kind of snobby, they drive BMWs.Mercedes,Range Rovers... Just because schools have high API scores does not mean they are actually good and that your student will enjoy the school. Similarly, just because a school has a low API score does not mean they are bad.

- submitted by a student

October 17, 2012
I wonder if the parent who wrote the latest 10/12 review could share what thier horrible experience at this school was? Thank you.

- submitted by a parent

October 10, 2012
My son and I have had a horrible experience at this school. I could never recommend this school to anyone.

- submitted by a parent

June 03, 2012
Our son recently graduated from Eastlake High School with a honors diploma and will be attending a top notch college in the fall. We felt the education he received there was excellent. The school offers a variety of AP and honors classes that will help prepare students for the next level. Along with the outstanding athletic, arts & performance, music and robotics programs, Eastlake's diverse student population and sense of family, makes it one of the best public high schools in the county.

- submitted by a parent

March 31, 2011
A very fine school, with outstanding teachers, caring counselors, good opportunities for participation in sports, music, robotics, etc., Eastlake harbors a rich environment for learning. My daughter is now a senior and has taken many challenging AP and honors classes, and I believe she is being well-prepared for college. I am hoping the school will continue to flourish despite all the budgetary concerns.

- submitted by a parent

August 30, 2010
Eastlake High School is by far the best high school in the Chula Vista area and beyond. Although, they do not have a wide variety of class choices but decent ones, the teachers and staff were trained very well. I like that spanish isn't the only language choice. Counselor's try to help most of the time but they're usually out on meetings. They have a very nice facility and great students. Principal walks around at least once a week to check up on random classes and takes notes down and makes changes if needed and the rest of the staff are just very kind.

- submitted by a community member

March 01, 2010
My daughter is always complaining how the curriculm of her grade (9th), is boring and not challenging. Its very dissappointing that our tax $ for education, seems to provide such a poor quality for our children.

- submitted by a parent

February 26, 2010
The wide range of opportunities Eastlake High displays is admired throughout the Sout Bay. Eastlake is filled with great learning, progression in sports, the arts, and extra curriculars, and overall has alot of heart

- submitted by a student
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February 23, 2010
Best group of RSP teachers I have ever worked with. They are genuinely concerned with helping your child be successful and spend the extra time needed when necessary.

- submitted by a parent

March 13, 2008
We are very pleased with the curriculum, activities, and administration at Eastlake High School. Our child has participated in sports and music programs. There are so many opportunities for kid's to excel at this school!! The schoolwork is challenging and well-rounded.

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November 13, 2007
I have had 2 sons attend Eastlake. They both played sports. One graduated 2 years ago, although he was not one of the higher achievers academically. Jis coaches held him as well as the whole team to higher standards with their GPA as well as in the community. I believe any of the coaches, counselors, and staff at Eastlake hold and expect our students to these higher standards that we would expect from our children. If not for the coaches requiring more from my son he would not have the confidence to persue and honorable career as he has and now my 2nd son would like to serve his community in the same profession. I am very proud to say my sons are graduates from Eastlake High.

- submitted by a parent

May 06, 2006
Eastlake is the best high school in the South Bay. One of the best in the county. Test scores are among the highest to be found in the San Diego area. As the parent of a graduating senior this year, I know that Eastlake High prepared my son to be successful in college next year and beyond. My son participated in many extracurricular activities, including drama, ACE, sports, community outreach, among others, all available through the programs offered here. My thanks go to all the excellent staff for their efforts to help make my son the best he could be.

- submitted by a parent

January 16, 2006
Absolutely outstanding school in the county. I trust this school with my children and my children has been doing so much better. They've been active, playing in sports. My daughter who is now an alumni played basketball and my son now plays football. I thank this school from my heart.

- submitted by a parent

January 12, 2006
This school is equipped with the latest technology and access to many academic opportunities for students to take full advantage of. They also have a great tennis team and the facility is new.

- submitted by a student

October 05, 2005
My daughter graduated from Eastlake High School in 2005 and is doing great in her first year of College in a California UC. THIS IS a GREAT school. Multi cultural, AP courses, plenty of Extra's! Super teachers and counselors. Sports are a BIG thing. There is no reason a child can't succeed here. Only they can hold themselves back. If they want to learn this is the place. Parent support is good. Could be better. Trouble can be found at any school, but it is minimal here.

- submitted by a parent

July 11, 2005
Eastlake high school is a great school where students face the 'real world' in a sense. I was a student there and made it to Stanford University. The education and resources are there if your student reaches for them. I am convinced that every student can achieve greatness at this school- but it has to be their choice. The faculty is amazing, no teachers will ever teach life better than them. The diversity asures that no one feels left out- and those that do ultimately bond together anyway. Eastlake is a splendid school.

- submitted by a student

April 07, 2005
The principal has gone overboard on attempting to establish the prestige of his school by getting rid of the majority of Honors classes and forcing students to either take AP or accelerated classes. This is not good for students who wish to take a challeneging class but feel they cannot cut it in AP classes and lowers their GPAs as regular classes are on a 4 point scale for GPA and honors classes are on a 5 point scale. The range of teacher quality is very diverse but on the whole, they are all good. The best programs are the ones where two teachers team up and have the same students for two classes. (Most of the time the two classes are English and History). This joint teaching system works very well and influences friendships among the students as they are in the same class with the same peers.

- submitted by a student

May 26, 2004
Over all Eastlake High School is a good school. I attended Eastlake for four years and I had a good experience there. I excelled both academically and athletically at the school. One thing that I did noticed is that Eastlake let too many good students slip between the cracks. I also think that Stan Canaris was an excellent principal and that Sid Salazar should try to emulate the qualities of Stan Canaris that make a good principal. Stan Canaris was approachable, respected, feared, and admired by both the students and staff.

- submitted by a student
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Eastlake High School
1120 Eastlake Parkway, Chula Vista, CA  91915
(619) 397-3800
Last modified Eastlake 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.
Eastlake High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 40 reviews. Top