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Downey, CA
Students enrolled: 3,727

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8141 De Palma Street
Downey, CA 90241

(562) 869-7306
(562) 469-7360
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September 10, 2014
Honestly I just came here for 2 weeks already and thank lord im going back to my home school. my experience for only 2 weeks was horrible. If you ever have Spanish here dont go to Fuenmayors class. I regret going to Warren

- submitted by a community member

June 09, 2014
The Counselors are a joke and not helpful at all. They let their "teacher of the year" leave without a fight. Administration pass the buck and are weak at best. Pulling our girl out! One year was too much.

- submitted by a parent

June 05, 2014
There is nothing special about WHS. I fought LAUSD to get a permit for my daughter to attend the school after a former student told me how great the school was. I come to find out that the school is not much different from LAUSD schools in quality of education, student behavior and lack of empathy from administration and office staff. The administrators are a disappointment. I don't feel they have the student's best interest at heart and do not offer support and protection. God forbid you have a problem with a teacher because the administration will jump on you and defend the teacher at all costs, regardless of the complaint. Therefore, it doesn't surprise me that the office minions are equally indifferent and rude as are many of the students. My daughter graduated this year and was an above average student with a 3.8 GPA and the scholarships she could've gotten were given to students who are in the country illegally. If your child is an illegal immigrant, they will excel in this school as they cater to them. WHS was a disappointment all around. I should've enrolled my daughter at Downey HS. They have better test scores and their football team is very good. WHS doesn't win games.

- submitted by a parent

September 27, 2013
This school has recently been awarded some federal funding to upgrade some of its facilities and add some great vocational training equipment, such as a full culinary arts training kitchen. The choir and music departments are outstanding, and Warren is now a magnet school for the arts. They were recently recognized as a California Distinguished School in Instrumenta and Vocal Music, Drama and Art. If you're an Arts-oriented student, this is your best bet for high school in the Downey area.

- submitted by a community member

August 28, 2013
Awarded 2013 California Distinguished School and 3 Exemplary Program Awards - Congratulations to Warren High for your hard work and dedication to students!

- submitted by a community member

August 21, 2013
Warren is a great school. Extremely overcrowded and lunch time is crazy. My daughter was a great counselor always helpful, Mrs. Stewart as well. Mr. Westerman is an awesome A++++ teacher. Ms. Fisher awesome, Ms. Baldovski awesome, Mr. Homer awesome. If your child is disciplined and wants to have an education they will do great in any school.You might get some teachers, counselors, office people who don't care, you just have to be persistent until you get help, but there are only a couple of those who choose a wrong career and should not even be dealing with kids. You have those in every school. But I love Warren because the majority of the administration and teachers, parents care about the Warren kids. Overall they are an AWESOME SCHOOL. GO BEARS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CLASS OF 2015

- submitted by a parent

July 02, 2013
This school needs to make some changes. The teachers have favoritism and if you are not one of them than you will most likely you will not get the attention and help needed from your teacher. Like another person said this school relays on discipline instead of focusing on education many student here have a serious attitude problem and it is impossible to be motivated to even show up. Needless to say I got seriously behind on my credits attempting to contacts my counselor was close to impossible and when I finally did she paid no attention to the fact that I was seriously behind eventually I begged her to send me to Colombus high, she would not do it senior year I went to register like always and was told I could no longer attend this school and would be sent to Columbus I could have finished school so much earlier if she would have just paid attention to me after being sent to Columbus it was as if all my problems disappeared teachers finally helped me my attendance was so much better and I even graduated early they even helped me with college applications and the students here are so much friendlier! Warren really was a nightmare school I'm glad I left.

- submitted by a student

June 06, 2013
This school has a lot of bullying problems. Is sad how teens are cruel and the school policy's are really to weak to protect the victims.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
September 29, 2009
I felt my child was safe there and had very good teachers, along with getting a good start for college.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
September 19, 2009
the best school ever. awesome teachers!!!

- submitted by a student
no rating
September 16, 2009
It is an awesome school for the kids with awesome teachers!

- submitted by a parent

September 24, 2008
As a current student at Warren, I do see that it offers a lot in the form of academics and extracurricular activities. Clubs are varied and generally exciting. There are problems, but unlike other reviewrs have mentioned, it's very unlikely that they are caused by kids on permits. They have to maintain good grades to even stay in this district, and kids with goods grades tend to be good citizens as well. It's logic!

- submitted by a student
no rating
September 23, 2008
As a parent, I feel this school puts a lot of effort in making sure all 3,000 students are protected on and off campus.

- submitted by a parent

May 15, 2008
Mostly attentive caring teachers.

- submitted by a parent

February 23, 2008
i think that warren high school is a great school with exceptional teachers and students

- submitted by a student

January 25, 2008
I am a current senior. I have went to 5 schools throughout high school. Two being private, another a rich school up north and two other public schools. When I first started Warren in September I must say they were unorganized and crowed. After we came back from Christmas break the hallways that were closed due to construction were opened and 2 new bathrooms were opened up for us, Making our life so much easier. Yes Warren has problems like everyother school, but 90% of them come from the kids on contract. Warren is a great school to go to- very spirited and friendly orientated and you get your work done as well. I would send my kids there one day as well.

- submitted by a student

January 16, 2008
I am currently a Senior at Warren and have been going here for all four years of High School. I am very happy with having gone to this school. I have gotten an excellent education here, and am glad that I decided to continue going to this school even when I moved out of the district. There are ample opportunities to get involved, and this year the ASB has been great about trying to spread school spirit. The teachers are really great too. The A.P. U.S. History teacher Mr. Hobbs, is awesome. He really knew what he was saying and did a good job preparing his A.P. classes for the A.P. test. Also, the A.P. Statistics/ Honors Physics teacher, Mr. Yamasaki, is one of the best. Make sure that you get one of these guys while at Warren. This school can be great, really, it's just what you make of it.

- submitted by a student

September 21, 2007
Yes, I went to Warren and graduated in 05, its a very good school, the teachers are great. I also have a younger sister who will be going there next year and and she is so happy she is going to Warren. I think i had the best 4 years of my life at Warren. and i dont agree with all the other reviews

- submitted by a student

July 31, 2007
Yes, I went to this school and graduated in 07. It's very good and has very good teachers

- submitted by a student

May 25, 2007
I attended warren last year. I graduated with my GED and got out early because I thought it was so poor and to pursuit a career and college early. I agree with most of the reviews. I'm speaking with experience of a student from 2003-2007. The school is highly over crowded. Many of the restrooms have to be locked up due to graffiti and illegal drug usage, which kinda stunk for the student who just wanted to get through the day and use the facilities closest to his/her classroom. Many of the classrooms are out-dated, and instead of building newer classrooms, they place trailer classrooms on the old parking lots. If you can afford it, send your student to a private school. Otherwise, you're stuck like I was.

- submitted by a student

August 10, 2006
I attended Warren High 20 years ago and much of the building structure is still the same, not much has changed. I understand Downey Unified was once a very prestigous district but Warren brings it to below average. My daughter now attends and is always complaining over the lack of organization of certain teachers. I went to the counselor for this and did not receive a satisfactory answer nor was my issue resolved. I remember Warren being the cream of the crop back in the day, now it's just crop.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
April 29, 2006
Warren is better than Downey High if you ask me. Downey is overpopulated and their facilities are not as great. Warren provides just about as many AP courses as does Downey.

- submitted by a student

March 21, 2006
We are in the process of remodeling but our stadium and adminstration office is done.

- submitted by a teacher

January 11, 2006
The school is very over crowed.The students can't even have the same lunch period. If this has to be done please put the same grades with each other. I do think you should open another High School. I have two girls at Warren and they don't like the school very much. Both girls attendant Griffiths Middle School and had great experience there.They have stated several times that Warren High School is just to over crowed and wish they could attend another high school. Also, I have a son that is attending Griffith Middle School and I won't be sending him to Warren High School due to the over crowing.

- submitted by a parent

October 04, 2005
This school is over crowed. Too many students. They might want think about opening another High School in the area. Cut back on Ditching and getting better grades and focusing in on the students more.

- submitted by a student
no rating
September 14, 2005
Both of my boys will be attending Warren in the near future and I'll be honest.. after seeing the over-crowding and mediocre student body at West Middle School and after reading these reviews, I'm worried.

- submitted by a parent

August 01, 2005
Warren has slowly fallen into the the pit of many urban schools--discipline has become the top prioirty not education. The principal blindly pretends that the school is worthy of a distinguished award all the while every ounce of facuty energy is expended trying to maintain a basic level of literacy for its low-socio economic students. It is an abysmal school and I am taking my daughter out of it.

- submitted by a student

February 04, 2004
Great schools bend backwards to accomodate parent concerns and requests. Warren still has a way to go in this regard. Most teachers at Warren are average. Some of the better & more experieced teachers are somewhat distant and out of touch. Counselors are sensitive are responsive but overworked--will address needs if you're determined as a parent. We're pulling for you Warren....but you have a ways to go.

- submitted by a parent

November 19, 2003
There are a few inexperienced teachers along with some long-timers; a few are great, most are mediocre. A very small PTA group for the size of the school (about 3900 students)doesn't try to accomodate working parent schedules. Too few counselors for the student population. Parents have to be aggresive to get attention for their kids. Police officer on campus sometime during the day. Students still vulnerable to physical harm as just a few security personnel. However, this is one of the better public schools in the area. If you're stuck with public school, this is your best bet.

- submitted by a parent

October 21, 2003
need more activities and a new principal and fix up classrooms and bathrooms and gym room

- submitted by a community member

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Warren High School
8141 De Palma Street, Downey, CA  90241
(562) 869-7306
Last modified Warren High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Warren High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 40 reviews. Top