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Elk Grove, CA
Students enrolled: 1,736

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9800 Elk Grove-Florin Road
Elk Grove, CA 95624

(916) 686-7741
(916) 685-5515
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February 18, 2013
I love this school. I have excellent teachers and anytime I have needed help i have gotten it. Also the music teacher is amazing. I love being in band and color guard and this is my first year of high school. So this not a bad school in my opinion.

- submitted by a student

September 08, 2012
I was very anxious about my son starting High School here after years of private religious school. I know it is a big football and cheer-leading school and I was concerned about some of the bullying that sometimes goes along with that. The registration I went to was chaotic and his registration got bungled up a bit, then I was really nervous! But the school was ON IT!! They had a great freshman orientation which made my son feel really comfortable and excited about school. The staff was very nice and my son's registration got all ironed out and he is in the honors classes he was looking forward to. The school has a great positive atmosphere and respectful interaction seems to be the norm. They seem to enforce their rules fairly and consistently. There are many great extra-curriculars for the kids and the music teacher is a real dynamo. SO FAR SO GREAT!

- submitted by a parent

May 18, 2011
I graduated from EGHS and I loved it! The teachers really put an emphasis on leadership and if you want to play sports or get involved with a club, there are a lot of opportunities and encouragement. The school is rich with history and pride and tradition, something I'm not sure many students today have a chance to experience. Go Herd!

- submitted by a community member
no rating
October 13, 2010
Our school continues to grow advanced placement programs and recruits students from all walks of life to take part and succeed in college readiness. In addition, we continue long standing traditions that most modern schools do not: Homecoming parades, float construction etc. We offer award winning programs like Ag and Voc Ed like auto shop that boasts a better than 90% job placement rate. We foster a sense of community, pride, and service.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating
October 12, 2010
It's a great school with good academics and clubs. My kids are very involved there. They are the third generation attending EGHS!

- submitted by a parent

July 06, 2010
This school is so great! I love all the teachers and the students are all really friendly. The school seems to put an emphasis on ensuring that every student had the best chance of succeeding.

- submitted by a student

April 22, 2010
This is an older sch in district, but the spirit of the teachers remains in most of them. Some older teachers still teach there, and have lots of experiences & care for the kids. They're more human than sch that rated 10, and only care for being #1 in academic. EGHS has the best teachers in CP Chem, English, & Jap. ('Ratemyteachers.com) Tons of HW but grading are fair. The front staffs have room for improvement. And last, it is really the students who are motivated to study & get the school up in the ladder.

- submitted by a parent

July 24, 2009
I have not enjoyed the last 2 years I have been here. The school is so run down, but at least they are putting in a new track. The school focuses more on sports than the acedemic program, but when it comes time to do the STAR testing all the teachers are frantic trying to teach you new things that you should have already learned. Most the teachers are really old and should have already been retired. The new vice principle, Mr. Heckmann is pretty much the worst vice principle in the district. The school has gotten too strict, I understand some of the rules, but you don't even get warnings anymore. The ladies in the office are rude and not welcoming. I know it's the best school in the district, but honestly every school in the district is not up to good standards. This school fails. period

- submitted by a student

May 16, 2009
This is my last of 8 years having a child in this school. Our challenges have been consistent for all of the 8 years. Teachers (90%) are less than supportive to most kids, demeaning, lazy and have zero people skills. Administration is worse with snobbish attitudes to both parents and students. With my youngest graduating from this school in June, I am excited to be done with them!

- submitted by a parent

May 15, 2009
the school is great but the staff could be better.

- submitted by a student
no rating
March 19, 2009
My experience with EGHS over the past four years has been one of frustration and in such I am sending my daughter to another school. It seems the teachers do not care about the students. Their standard remark is always they need to pay more attention in class and read the book, you ll figure it out. I think the admin staff is just as bad; they will call you if your child is late; however, they will not call you if a serious matter or crime has been committed. Teachers do not update the online grading reports. This school puts too much emphasis on their sports programs. This is not the same school as ten years ago!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
September 22, 2008
Elk Grove High School has been FANTASTIC! My daughter came from another school in Elk Grove and what a difference a good school and a GREAT Band Director make on a child. The only thing that needs a little more administrative and district office attention is the band/music program. You guys have no idea the talent you have in that program, and you are so 'Blessed' and lucky to have Mr. Sebastian as your director. We, as parents, see all this money going towards the sports programs, I think it's time you all sat down and looked at this wonderful band and their extraordinary accomplishments! What an exciting group of students that need the attention of administration and the district. They've done it all themselves, let's get some help out there folks.!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
April 28, 2008
Great school! My daughter has had incredibles teachers and a wonderful experience so far. I wish the administration would get behind the band/music program more, though. The band program has very little room and no money, except what we fund as a parent booster. It is a bit frustrating for the band kids to be at EVERY football and basketball game, yet they get nothing from the school games for their efforts.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
February 26, 2008
Mrs. Broms is the best English teacher by far at Elk Grove High! Also, Mrs. Summers is a great counselor, she helped me get through all my classes and even graduate!

- submitted by a community member

August 23, 2007
caring teachers and a campus full of much spirit and kindness!!! best campus ever!!!

- submitted by a student
no rating
July 18, 2007
Best school in the area. Hands down best teachers, students, sports, environment when I have kids I hope they can attends half the school Elk Grove high is

- submitted by a student

April 05, 2006
It's certainly changed but their's really not a better high school in the area. Second best to Pleasant Grove, good luck getting in their though.

- submitted by a parent

March 28, 2006
Great academic programs designed to assist the remedial student as well as challenge the gifted one. There is a full complement of music, art and sports programs (Thundering Herd Football Team has tremendous community support), and there are a variety of dances and clubs promoting activities. Parental involvement is exceptional, whether it be assisting in the classroom, field trips or being there to cheer for their favorite sports team, the parents of Elk Grove High students are out in force. For a rewarding high school experience for your child and yourself, give extra consideration to Elk Grove High.

- submitted by a parent

October 26, 2005
Teachers and students are great. They have an excellent academic program

- submitted by a student

September 26, 2005
Great teachers, parent involvement, great activities, high standard

- submitted by a parent

July 07, 2005
I was very frustrated with the teachers at EGHS and their unwillingness to communicate with parents. EGrades were available on internet to track your child's progress; however, many teachers did not update progress, making this service useless. New administration seemed to be attempting some changes, just not fast enough.

- submitted by a student

May 26, 2005
We moved back here to the area where I grew up and our child went in as a junior. As I myself went to school here, I found that many things were basically the same. I think that they are dealing with overcrowding as best they can in the area, but, if a student can find his or her niche, he or she will be ok. That aspect is unchanged. However, as it's a rather big 'Herd' as our team is called, a student must find a good space or else, there is plenty of room to fail sadly enough. The art dept is doing pretty good things and very professional looking work when I viewed their end of the year show. Music dept is doing well too. Academically, well, I think they're doing their best, but, not all students participate fully.

- submitted by a parent

June 20, 2004
This is a fine school. I think the English Dept. is excellent.

- submitted by a parent

April 21, 2004
Politics and beuracracy before students is the m.o. for Elk Grove High School. The administration and some teachers are more concerned about weeding out students who don't conform to the Elk Grove model rather than focusing on teaching and preparing students for university life. The mode is one of teaching to the test rather than one of developing the ability of intellectualizing concepts. A decent education, by California standards, can be had here, but you have to be self-motivated. The athletic programs are well-run and supported by the community. The school board and most district schools have far too many over-paid administrators, and too few counselors and mentors. What school needs 4-5 vice-principals? Students need more one-on-one interactions and less administrative dogma.

- submitted by a parent

March 17, 2004
I have to say that I do not like this school at all. I just moved here and I feel like I am going to high school in the fifties. There is no racial interaction and the school does nothing about it. Some of the students' families have lived here for decades and live out their high school lives through their children (for example: football is huge) I'm sorry but there is more to live than the cheerleading squad. The administration does not prepare us for the real world, instead they try too hard to live up idiotic traditions.

- submitted by a student

February 11, 2004
My oldest son has attended this school for two years and I'd have to say that he enjoys it up to a point. He indicates slight racial tension between the white and black students but he doesn't feel threatened. The office staff ignore parents when they come in and aren't very friendly on the phone. Most of the teachers are great, but the principal is never available for parent communications.

- submitted by a parent

January 25, 2004
This is a wonderful school full of teachers and other staff that truly care about the students. Good communication with the teachers always ensures the chance to do well in that teachers' class. The wide variety of clubs and electives gives each student a chance to do what interests them.

- submitted by a student

January 05, 2004
My son and daughter go to Elk Grove High. The teachers provide academic success to a large student body with a hometown feel. The cheerleading is the best second to none, hiring the top coaches for original complex moves. My children have a wide variety of electives and plenty of college prep classes with plenty of recognition for accelerated academic excellence.

- submitted by a parent

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Elk Grove High School
9800 Elk Grove-Florin Road, Elk Grove, CA  95624
(916) 686-7741
Last modified Elk Grove High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Elk Grove High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 37 reviews. Top