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9-12
Public
Compton, CA
Students enrolled: 2,310

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601 South Acacia Street
Compton, CA 90220

(310) 635-3881
(310) 898-6402
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March 18, 2014
I love my school and proud to say I GRADUATED from Compton High! And those who are ashamed of being from Compton High should be ashamed of themselves because Compton high is not the best school, but it did its best!

- submitted by a community member
January 27, 2014
The staff at Compton high is very lazy ! The nurse is never in her office . Overall Compton high is a horrible school.

- submitted by a community member
April 29, 2013
this school is the worst. i attended this school four years ago and i have to say that now im in college and what has happen is that while others take so little time to write an analysis essay i take the whole day. I did not learn any writing skills while I was in this school which in fact I had to teach myself. Teachers are not motivating some come in just to get their paycheck. Once i asked a teacher from Compton for help in a math problem and he told me to get help from my classmate. I hate this school teachers are there to help you not to send you back to your seat. Also my counselor was trying to put me in a non-college prep course until he saw my GPA which was high and then offered me something else. One last thing stay away from this school this school will get you no where. Im on my way to grad school and everything i have learned i owe it all to my college professors and TA's.

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September 21, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
Compton High has change had a enormous impact in the local community in the past recent years. Compton High rocks!

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July 16, 2009
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no rating May 11, 2009
As a parent this would not be the school of choice. As a former classified worker who worked at this school for 5 years , I feel there is nothing wrong with this school. It is up to the student to apply themselves, even the PE dept does testing preps for the students during testing times , there is a lot of stigma tied to this school which is sad , the school just needs more money and attention but the teachers there really care and so did I , the school has lots of potential and I only had one fight per year in there area where I worked believe it or not. The school is like any other high school filled to capacity. you go Tarbabes !!!

- submitted by a community member
April 28, 2009
As a recent Compton High grad, it pains me to see the delusional lens of some of its current students. Compton High is by no means a great school. It does, however, have academic potential and try to aid its 'better' performing students as best it can. Yes, I too hate that all the negative stigmas tied to our city and school. Nontheless, the fact remains that we are a low peforming and achieving school. It's great to take pride in our city, and continued family generations of schooling; it is not okay to deceive ourselves. Not until recently has the administration been stable. It tool from my brother's time (2000) until I graduated (2007) for us to keep a prinicipal. Although A.P. and honors teachers are pretty hepful and dedicated, the rest of the student populus (and mind you, greater students populus) do not receive the same attention or nurishment.

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March 12, 2009
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November 19, 2008
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November 19, 2008
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October 31, 2008
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October 26, 2008
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October 22, 2008
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September 22, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2008
i'm currently attending Compton High and I think it is a great school with a lot potential. I'm taking AP and honors courses and it's a good challenge for me. If only stuents will the theses challenges, the school would be a better school. There are great teacher and some not so great teachers. I do think that some of the classrooms need to be remodel. I really do think this is a great school.

- submitted by a student
September 18, 2008
Compton High School is a great school. it has many activities and clubs. I love it n miss it so much!!!

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September 05, 2008
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June 23, 2008
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June 12, 2008
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May 14, 2008
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February 28, 2008
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February 28, 2008
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February 27, 2008
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- submitted by a teacher
December 27, 2007
This school has plenty of oppportinities for students such as :music,sports,and clubs.

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December 12, 2007
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December 01, 2007
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November 19, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
November 14, 2007
This school is great and is great for all nationailties.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 01, 2007
As a parent I want to say I graduated from compton high my kids attended c-high and still do. I grown up in compton so I want to support the school I graduated from. I must say it very different from when i attended (c/o 1988). It has lost a little of it touch. The kids do as they please. They don't have respect for the adults. I attend alot of c-high football games. I visited the school and the kids are wild always out of class, mouths are very bad. I have also attended the security office and the children do not have any respect for them either and it could be because they talk bad. These kids our becoming young adults so they need to be treated as we adults would like to be treated with respect. That would be a start.

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October 02, 2007
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September 01, 2007
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July 30, 2007
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July 16, 2007
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- submitted by a former student
June 30, 2007
Well, I am acurent student at Compton High School and feeel that it is a great school where many individuals become successful. People's minds are set to perceive that Compton High School is a bad school because of its location; however this is not the case. People don'y really know the talented teachers and students that go to Compton High School. People should stop having a negative mentlity of the school because of its location and should dig deeper into the positive things that lie withing Compton as well as Compton High School

- submitted by a student
June 08, 2007
I love Compton High even though we have our problems its still a great school

- submitted by a student
May 01, 2007
Granted there's few, but not enough teachers who believe in their students. If we expected more from them, they'll achieve more! As a C-high alumni, I've had to work twice as hard as my classmates in college to catch on to basic writing/math skills I should have been exposed to in high school. Its embarrassing, frustrating and unfair! I still break down, even now as a student in graduate school. Sure we don't want to spread the negative Compton myth. But lets get real people! Its not okay for our schools to have such poor attendance,test scores,student violence,indifference from administrators/staff, no books, dirty classrooms...A 'C' on their grade report? (My little sister is a student today) As a proud alumni, I must admit my experience in C-high has pushed/motivated me forward but held me back at the same time. Demand more for your kids! I do for my siblings.

- submitted by a former student
February 21, 2007
I really think that Compton high school is a wonderful school.Many people think that it is a horrible school because of it's area,which is not true.Compton high has great teachers who care to teach and aren't there just for the money. It is really up to you and your child on what they do.I really enjoy attending Compton high.Thank you very much for listening to me I really appreciate it,

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December 18, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
December 06, 2006
I personally believe that Compton Senior High School is the best high school in Compton. Dominguez?..I am a student currently enrolled in Compton High School and I am a Senior (Class of '07). I can honestly say that these four years at Compton High have been the best years of my life. I have met life long friends and teachers that I honestly look up to. I am currently enrolled in a class after school that has a lot to do with what i want to do in life. Video Production. I have been in this program for two years and have excelled in it proficienlty. I also believe that Mr. Jones has been the best princial C-high has ever seen. Thank You Mr. Jones for Everything. Sicerely, A Lady of '07

- submitted by a student
September 30, 2006
I love this school for my child. It is a great place to learn

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2006
I am really hurt by these remarks made by parents in these reviews. I currently attend Compton High,and I can assure this school is developing fast!I am part of some of AP and Honors courses,it is very inspiring seeing such great leadership. For me that is a great motivation to move on and be a successful Compton High Graduate.

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June 16, 2006
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April 14, 2006
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April 03, 2006
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March 16, 2006
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January 07, 2006
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January 07, 2006
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December 30, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
December 07, 2005
i believe Compton High School is given enough credit in its sports department. Compton High School provides a wide range of sports and extracurricular activities and provides proper training. However, Compton High School suffers a little bit academically. In saying that if you wish for your child to do well academically you should get extra tutoring and follow up on your child's progress. The only criticism i have is with parent involvement. i was never informed about programs that were happening around Compton High School or about my son's behavior. i would only be notified about my son's behavior after each semester but never during.

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December 06, 2005
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- submitted by a student
no rating November 27, 2005
This is the most horrible and unsafe school to send your child. I hated it I had to get up outta there!

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September 23, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
September 19, 2005
Great school! My kid learned a lot.

- submitted by a parent
September 04, 2005
Horrible school...bit of advice: Get out of Compton, and quick.

- submitted by a parent
September 01, 2005
I would not suggest that any parent send their child to this school.

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2005
Low teacher quality and no leadership within the administration department. No spanish speaking administrators to serve the vast majority of parents.

- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2005
I can say without hesitation, that Compton High is a low performing school that needs to be shut down. Some thing might have improved in the past couple of years, but it has a long way to go. These students are graduating without the basic skills to succeed and be productive members of society.

- submitted by a teacher
August 16, 2005
Compton High is indeed a good school. All of my older kids have gone there. One of my children is currently attending, she is a junior this year. Throughout these years, I have noticed that Compton High has changed a lot. Within this last year I can tell its improving by a lot. The new principle Mr. Jones is helping them come out on top. My daughter tells me everything is better over there. Her grades really seem to have come through as well. She had gotten straight A's and on B.

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August 03, 2005
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July 21, 2005
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July 18, 2005
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July 01, 2005
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June 29, 2005
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- submitted by a student
no rating June 18, 2005
the teachers at this site are ok. the school also needs more extra curricular activities. parent involvement is non-existent.

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June 13, 2005
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May 27, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
May 12, 2005
This is a good school, teachers keep it safe.

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May 06, 2005
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March 11, 2005
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- submitted by a student
September 12, 2004
So far, the only thing that I am not satisfied [with] about Compton High School is that there seems to be no dress code or kids just don't respect it and are not repremended for it. For example every morning after dropping my kid off to school, a great number or young girls are dressed very skimpy w/tube tops and or very short skirts, and boys dress w/baggy pants that are low and big oversized white T-shirts that make them look like gang members.

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2004
I've been a parent of students and an employee of Compton HS. I've seen the best of times (80's), the worst of times (90's) and times of constant improvement (presently). Currently Compton is developing small school systems. The current schools are the Health Academy and the Arts & Technology Academy. Opening in fall is the VAPA Academy with 3 more academies planned. Within these schools, students recieve greater personal attention and smaller class sizes. It has been proven that these students are testing higher than other students outside these Academies. Publicity has always been negative about any person, place or thing that includes the word 'Compton' and so the propaganda continues. More importantly, both of my children graduated from Compton, matriculated to good 4-year & 2-year colleges and are doing exceptionally well and your children can too, if you believe.

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2004
My daughter currently is attending Compton High School and from my point of view, it is not as bad as some people want to make it seem. I mean, sure there may be some administrative issues involved, but all schools, or at least most of them have some. It is up to the student to determine what their performance in school will look like. All schools have high and low performing students enrolled. Come on, just because its Compton everything has to be bad? No, sincerely most of it are myths, rather than fact based.

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February 22, 2004
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November 12, 2003
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- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2003
this school sucks i would not recommend children attend this school

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August 06, 2003
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Compton High School
601 South Acacia Street, Compton, CA  90220
(310) 635-3881
Last modified Compton High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Compton High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 77 reviews. Top