Students enrolled 1561
School leader Gary McAdam
Transportation options Yes
District Mt. Diablo Unified School District

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4200 Concord Boulevard
Concord, CA 94521

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(925) 687-2030
(925) 682-4613
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4 stars
Based on 31 ratings

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January 05, 2014
Concord High has a friendly, good-natured, independent, and responsible student body. Band and choir are both strong programs, and while the school has a bad rep for drugs I doubt they're worse there than at any other HS in the district. Academically this school is terrible. To get to college you have to be extremely self-motivated. The college counselor is knowledgable and excellent at empowering students who want to go to college, but outside of her office you will be the sole force pushing yourself towards higher education, not your teachers, administration, or classmates. Teachers care a lot about their students, but classes are still unproductive and don't progress much through the curriculum. AP and Honors classes are more conducive to learning but not especially challenging. I graduated several years ago and went to a competitive private liberal arts college, and found that my high school education had not prepared me at all for even the most introductory college courses. However, that also shows that it's not impossible to get to a four-year college from Concord High if you know what you want (and live in the college counselor's office, work hard, and find financial aid).

- submitted by a community member
January 23, 2012
Concord high school is a elite school which alows cultral diversity. It also is filled with caring staff. The robotics program is the only one in the district and is an amzeing program. Exspesally when it comes to the Boo Belly project. (it is a robotics thing) Also the physics class is filled with students willing to learn. It is lead by a great teacher who makes learing such a complex concept a fun exspreance. There are lots of fun labs to learn like the egg drop and the flying pig. This is a great school and any student would be lucky to get into this school. Theis is also a great sports program in whixh we lead the school to glory. Go Concord High!!!!!!

- submitted by a community member
June 16, 2011
Coming from a private school background (all my life, as a parent and for my child's elementary school career) we are pleasantly satisfied with our experience at CHS. They have a wide array of extracurricular activities and the means to academic success are available if a student seeks it. It is true that it is not as easy to find the inspiration to remain academically engaged in a public school. But such is the student population. The teachers overall are engaged, motivated, hardworking and seek to understand the majority of their students. All in all, CHS does a wonderful job.

- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2011
It is a place for slackers. The students don't want to try and those that do are held back. Teachers here don't care about students and often aren't prepared for class. The only bearable thing here is friends. If you don't have friends... good luck surviving.

- submitted by a student
December 03, 2010
As a student who graduated and is about to graduate from college this year, it had a fantastic arts program, probably one of the best around. I don't know if it still is, but the English Department was also very good.

- submitted by a student
February 14, 2010
Well organized and caring environment. The staff supports one another and the students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 27, 2009
Concord High is so supportive, and they're always pushing for us to go forward. The Choir, Band and Drama programs especially. We are strong academically and we always work together. When our VP's wife died last year we were the first to step up and start helping him, we had a penny drive and sold bracelets, raising over a thousand dollars.

- submitted by a student
no rating September 26, 2009
The music program is awesome. Great teacher, great musicians, great friends!!! but the district wants to cut our music teacher next year :( don't let our award winning program go down!

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2009
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September 20, 2009
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- submitted by a student
September 19, 2009
The school itself can be very pretty, especially in the spring when all the cherry blossom trees are in bloom and everybody is super nice. Teachers are generally good at what they do. The extra stuff besides the academic are really good too, and it's nice to belong to a school of winners, like our choirs and bands, sometimes sports.

- submitted by a student
no rating September 18, 2009
Besides regular/general education students numbering approximately 1400 students, Concord High has about 200 special needs children, including deaf and hard-of-hearing students, who receive an education appropriate to their abilities. All are taught that they are valuable and worthwhile young people, and are encouraged to do their best as they learn among the other students.

- submitted by a teacher
September 18, 2009
Concord High has an extaordinarily talented and kind staff. It also has many acclaimed Arts programs such as it's choirs, music program, and drama department.

- submitted by a student
no rating September 17, 2009
Very strong teaching staff. Great Administrators.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
We have a great staff, great administration, and great students. Also, Concord High is home to the best high school Automotive Technology Facility in Northern California

- submitted by a teacher
April 26, 2009
i am a sophmore at this high school and enjoy it very much. I am Heavily involved in the music program and love it. concord high school has some awesome teachers and some terrible teachers. But the blackest cloud that hangs over concord high school is the budget crisis in the district that had devastated our school like many others in the district. it is unacceptable and extremly disconcerting. i hope that it will be solved as soon as possible before the great teachers, staff and students decide to leave for another district with more money.

- submitted by a student
January 15, 2009
Excellent school!! I am a freshman. This school may have a bad rep. around town but you can't judge a book by its cover or by gossip. I love the environment and the great staff.

- submitted by a student
August 09, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
May 24, 2008
Great school! Strong teachers and leadership who care about the students. The music department is outstanding, thanks to Gary Coartney, director of bands. Wouldn't sent my kids anywhere else.

- submitted by a parent
March 05, 2008
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- submitted by a community member
August 09, 2007
I currently attend concord high and so far I think that the school, like many others- has its ups and downs. Some amazing educators teach there and sadly mrs. Rosenberg has left to teach at another school. She was my favorite teacher out of all my years of being in school, but the first time everyone met her we all saw how strict she was and many were fooled into thinking that she would be alot to handle that year- surprisingly enough, she turned out to be an amazing person, educator, and friend to all her students. Also mrs. Bland is a great teacher too. I have not even had a class with her and I know how down to earth she is, and still keeps a great reputation. Many other wonderful teachers are: mrs. Meyerkorth, mrs. Fasman, mrs. Harris, madame poppas, mr. Wisley, mr. Williams, mrs. Unkovic, and many more.

- submitted by a student
June 04, 2007
Under the leadership of Dr. Miller, CHS is a much better school. He is supports the students, teachers and parents. He encourages teachers and parents to communicate. AP classes are wonderful and there are also different programs for students with different learning styles and abilities. The student morale and school spirit has increased tremendously under his leadership. It would be nice to see more parents involved, but overall, Concord is a great school.

- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2007
I have nothing but good words to speak of Concord High School. My son has excelled in all of his classes and has a 4.6 and is going to an ivy league school in the fall. Without Concord High and all the fantastic teachers my son would have nothing. Minutemen pride!

- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2006
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- submitted by a teacher
June 30, 2006
My children had a good 4 years each, with lot of AP classes and extracurricular activities, But adminstration participation could be better.

- submitted by a parent
June 14, 2006
Good School, overcrowded though.

- submitted by a parent
March 21, 2006
Leadership from administration and teachers is lacking. There doesn't seem to be much discipline when it is called for. I've had my kids here for the past 8 years, with 2 more years to go, and I've seen Concord High consistently drop in quality. The current principal seems nice enough, but also appears to be in over his head. There is not professionalism across the teachers ranks. There are too many teachers who are worried about being cool, or being friends with the students, and subsequently dress and act the part, and let the students get away with things they shouldn't.

- submitted by a parent
February 17, 2006
School needs much parental involvement. Level of extracurricular activities is excellent but expensive - school district does not pay for anything. Teacher quality is accross the board - some good and some bad. Some teachers are not really qualified to teach their subject.

- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2006
The teachers and staff make students feel wonderful about themselves and encourage them to suceed. Support the Drama Department, they are great!

- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2005
the Quality of academic programs is really great! there is a very good coach named mr. hammilton, he is such a great teacher as well! I think the level of parent involvement needs improvment but overall it's a great school!

- submitted by a student
June 16, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
June 13, 2005
I feel that for the AP program, this is a great school. On the downside, too many teachers have transferred out of the school/district in recent years. Good sports program and on-school programs.

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April 06, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
April 04, 2005
Parental involvement makes for a better school for all parties concerned. Due to an unexpected event, my daughter attended for less than one month. During that short time, her teachers welcomed her into their classrooms. Also, the school kept an open line of communication.

- submitted by a parent
February 17, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2003
Concord HS is a great school! The teachers are awesome! My son had a very positive 4 yrs. Thanks to the teachers and Dr. Butler!

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Concord High School
4200 Concord Boulevard, Concord, CA  94521
(925) 687-2030
Last modified Concord High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Concord High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 36 reviews. Top