I'm a parent and there is a whole lot of good things about Columbus High School. Columbus is a fine high school with people who care about the students and help them do better and guide them to making better choices. The school is WASC approved, and in fact, from what I recall, Columbus graduates more students than any other local continuation high school. The teachers are highly qualified and have "heart" to work with students who have issues with academics, attendance, and other teenage things. The teachers and staff are good role models, and if a parent is having a problem, there is always someone to listen to us, hear our concerns, and problem solve.
I just got somethin from my kids school to tell them whot i think abot them. They got him graduaeted! I still dont beleive it and never thoght this day wold ever happen! the werld needs to know what a great place this school is! i thoght he wold end up in jail! They changed him to make himcare abot a diploma! dont know how they did that! they are the best
My neighbor's kid went here and he posted a review and I thought I would too. My neighbor's kid was a hellraiser and we all thought he would be a drop out and end up in jail and he gave his dad a real hard time. he graduated instead of getting arrested. The kid has a job and it turns out he can be a real nice. This school was amazing. They helped him change and I know they helped him turn it around. No other school could make him listen. Not sure how they did it, but I know they were calling my neighbor a lot and sending him stuff and even told him how good he was doing. He didn't beleive it at first. No one in our apartments did. Good job Columbus!
Columbus is a hidden gem in the Downey Unified School District. They accept students who are having a very tough time in their home high schools, and between the faculty and staff at Columbus, these kids get another chance at turning things around. The principal is an outstanding leader, and from the top down, everyone is caring, compassionate and encouraging. Some of these kids are so rough around the edges, but with the encouragement found at Columbus, they strive to achieve, they have hope, and they are proud of their accomplishments. Each student is an important part of the school, and because of the school climate, the smaller size of the school and it's focus on education and helping the individual achieve success and goals, no one gets "lost" or falls between the cracks.
I love love love the teachers and staff at this school. They put education and the students first, and do everything possible to make sure the students succeed. The principal always has time to say an encouraging word to the students, and even when I didn't have an appointment, she always had time to see me and listen to my concerns, and helped with any questions I had about credits and graduation. This school, hands down, is better than any school in the district. I know a lot of time, continuation schools get bad press, or no press at all, which is unfortunate. I'd take Columbus over any high school in this district. Everyone cares about the students and their successes.
What a great school! My daughter had made up her mind that she wasn't going to graduate and she hated school amd me. I wasn't so thrilled with her and I was just tired of her and attitude. She got sent to columbus about a month ago and she changed. She now tells me she will graduate and loves this school because teachers talk to her and help her. Its nothing like we both thought it was. She believes she has a future and this school did something magical. I love Columbus High School!
This school is the best!!! regardless of what other people say! people used to always tell me that this was the last place you wanted to go, that it was filled with gangsters, that you'd always see fights & drugs! thats not true! this school is like your ordinary high school as a matter of fact my parents absolutely did not want me to attend columbus but i still went to this school not because i got sent there but because i wanted to graduate early and i actually accomplished it here, something that i couldnt do at downey or warren! and the teachers are the most loving and attentive teachers compared to warren teachers! and the staff is most definitely not rude like they are at downey or warren!!! im glad i came here and so are my parents, it completely changed the way we thought about this school.
The teachers at this school are among the best. They are experienced and caring and their job is often thankless, and sometimes dangerous. They salvage students who have been abandoned by their parents and have given up on themselves. Thank you Columbus teachers!
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