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Etiwanda, CA
Students enrolled: 3,178

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13500 Victoria Avenue
Etiwanda, CA 91739

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June 07, 2014
This is a very good school. The community has grown so much over the past 30 years. The kids need to work hard and study to get to the next level. The athletic program has become stronger playing in one of the best leagues, the Baseline League.

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2013
I'm a Senior at Etiwanda High School and have been attending since the ninth grade. To be honest, I cannot imagine myself at any other school. It's not just the academics, but the atmosphere as a whole. Etiwanda is just a naturally inviting place to be. In all my four years, I have never felt victimized or put down by anyone from the school body. Everybody is friendly and nice, and those who can't find it in themselves to tolerate other human beings, fade into the background. Of course, every place has its handful of hotheads that feel the need to strike out when they can't seem to get a point across, but this can be said for anywhere. I agree with the accusation of some, though, that there are a few incompetent teachers, but in a way, I've learned to appreciate their incompetence. In some rare instances I had to take education into my own hands and self teach myself and find outside resources in order to succeed, but if you think about it, isn't that how real life is? Not everything is going to be handed to us on a silver platter . With the exception of those few rotten tomatoes, the teacher staff is really great and I can safely say that I've learned a lot. Overall: A

- submitted by a student
March 01, 2013
Etiwanda is an excellent HS. My oldest son graduated in 2012 and my middle son is a freshman. I have seen so many outstanding teachers and I believe my kids are getting an excellent education, for a public HS. Etiwanda prepares interested students for college and the the strong state testing scores support the quality of this school. The only negative is the school is old and outdated, but with the bond measure that passed in Nov 2011, that will provide new and improved facilities. If I had to enroll my kids again, I would! P.S. the boys and girls basketball teams are among the best in CA!

- submitted by a parent
November 01, 2012
Even though this school has an 8 on the API, I feel it credited to the students. My daughter has some of the worst non caring teachers and counselor ever! She came from a very caring school with the same API to a non caring school. Even their lunch staff is the worst. expired food, no you can't have that food. It is true about the counselor- My daughters counselor gets mad when I come in and tells my daughter she needs to handle it herself. He intimates her. Im thinking twice about letting my 3 other children go there if things do not improve!

- submitted by a parent
October 14, 2012
Etiwanda High is not perfect; NO school is - but, they have some great teachers, a few good counselors and one or 2 good administrators. Unfortunately, a couple of men at "the top" do not seem to adhere to high moral standards. API (scores ONLY) and athletics seem to be their priorities and we've noticed morale is very low at the school, which is a shame considering there are so many GOOD staff members there and pretty awesome students.

- submitted by a parent
October 12, 2012
All three of my sons attended EHS throughout the course of ten years. My youngest son is a senior and I have to say it has been painful seeing a school go from great to poor. The school is suffering from a lack of quality students and parents. The administration and faculty are not at fault, the socioeconomic conditions and demographics in the area have changed and the school reflects that. EHS has gone from clean and wholesome to rundown and urban.

- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2012
I have seen this school go from good to horrible in the five years that I have had students attending there. The councellors are hard to reach and then when you do approach them with concerns they brush the student off and tell them that they need to learn to deal with things. And there is gum everywhere and there has been for five years. Then there is the athletic program. It is all basketball...you would not know there are other sports at the school. My daughter has had four coaches in her four year there each one worse than the other. This new set of coaches are hypocritical and condesending to the athletes. When approached by the team they deny what they do and it is no use to talk to the pricinpal because he just sits in his office wearing his shiny patent leather shoes and smiles all day long. A real winner of a school.

- submitted by a parent
September 08, 2011
It's a shame parents want to blame the school for their child's lack of academic success. They want phone calls home -- REALLY? With overt 3,000 students? They get a progress report every 6 weeks-- READ it! Also, there are some blatant lies on here. EHS does NOT have fights everyday. Counselors are not lazy.The school grounds have been improved. No school is perfect, but Etiwanda is better than MANY. My son received a good education and went on to graduate with 4 year degree. Not every teacher is great, but there are SO MANY who are.

- submitted by a parent
September 08, 2011
Etiwanda Highschool has given my daugther the opportunity to get an excellent education and learn a sport that she enjoys playing.

- submitted by a parent
June 28, 2011
I loved my years at Etiwanda. There are always teachers and students that give a school a bad reputation, but its unfortunate because there are some amazing teachers who go out of there way for you (rarely seen today). Students are great, no real racial tension which is a big factor. The student before me must not have had the same counselor as me. Mine was constantly riding me to achieve. Eagle for life!

- submitted by a student
September 07, 2010
I am currently in my last year of high school at Etiwanda. I have attended Etiwanda all four years. I will start with the campus, the campus is dirty with gum in every possible area. The administration really does not do much besides hide in the office. The counselors are down right lazy. They often sound annoyed when you need to talk to them about something but they are productive. The majority of teachers are not very great but there are a few exceptional ones who have changed my life.

- submitted by a student
May 03, 2010
I am currently a sophomore at EHS. While this school certainly has a lot to offer, such as an excellent Latin program, and a high-achieving band, it also has its problems. Namely, the administration. They lack motivation and come off as lazy. If an honors student, let alone an average one, comes in with any sort of problem, the administration handles them quickly as if they were an annoyance, rather than their purpose. Based on my own personal experience, many of the counselors lack professionalism. Other than this, EHS is a wonderful school, with an exceptional honors program, especially in sciences and world history. It's cultural diversity is an unusual sort, as aspects of racial tensions are slim to none.

- submitted by a student
no rating March 09, 2010
This school is an embarrassment. The student body looks like there is no enforcement of a dress code at all. And the students act like they just crawled out of the ghetto. There are fights daily and the academic enviroment is inconsistent at best.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 09, 2010
I relocated from LA to Fontana and moved my children from the Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies (LACES) to Etiwanda High - big mistake. I always attend school meetings and later notice that what is promised is not delivered but when I bring it to the attention of the teachers and counselor, there is always an excuse. On another note, why is it that we get regular calls about school activities and monies owed but no calls about the progress of our children? Isn't that as important?

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March 09, 2010
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- submitted by a community member
March 08, 2010
I do not think it is a teachers fault if they 'fail to contact a parent' when a student is performing poorly. Part of preparing for college is becoming a responsible individual, which means seeking help on your own, not making your parents do it for you. Will your college professors call your parents when you are failing their course? I think Etiwanda is just as good a school as any other, and I'm glad to have gone there.

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January 20, 2010
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January 08, 2010
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- submitted by a student
November 29, 2009
My daughter is a senior and graduating in 2010. I am happy this school will be behind us. There is no consistancy in the teaching. After being an A student in English for the first two years she suffered through Junior year and survived with a C+. In that class they wrote only one essay the whole year and piddled about with vocabulary cards. Because of this she couldn't do the swim team. Same in U.S. History, the teacher unindated my daughter with homework (i.e. who needs to memorize the names and sentences of all 32 members of the Watergate incident and know every country in Europe), while her friends class has one page of memorization on the US. No satisfaction from talking to counsellor or the principal of instruction. Now in senior year English she is back to an A.

- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2009
As a parent of a child who is 'academically challenged' I feel that the school finds this either the 'parent's fault' or 'extra work' for the school. This school has lost their passion to see students strive, students of all academic levels. Their word and/or ideas are generous but the actions do not follow. Once again another school that puts their focus only on the gifted because it is easier.

- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2009
The teachers here are wonderful especially Mrs. Bryce the latin teacher and we have the best drama program in the district. WAY TO GO MR.KILEY. Hey we may not have the equipment but we have the spirit and for all the parents out their don't be so hard on our teachers they are the best and i really like this school. Especially as you get older.

- submitted by a student
no rating September 16, 2009
Music program has a long history of excellence-- next year the marching band is heading to London to perform. Have a wide range of diversity in the crowds.

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August 22, 2009
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July 17, 2009
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March 31, 2009
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March 17, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating November 19, 2008
While I agree that it is the parents responsibility to be involved in their childs education, it is extremely difficult when you are met with school staff that is not responsive. I did run into difficulties and did try to reach out to the counselor, dean of students and teachers to no avail. It always amazes me how supportive they are of kids that are doing well, when it's the kids that aren't excelling that need the help. But I guess that would be more work.

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September 14, 2008
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June 22, 2008
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February 28, 2008
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February 08, 2008
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January 08, 2008
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December 28, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
November 08, 2007
Etiwanda High School has the potential to be a top educational campus. In order for students to be successful a partnership must exist between the student, parent and teacher. My son is currently in the AVID program. Remember hard work equals success,

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November 08, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
November 07, 2007
I think this school is a terrible attempt to make students overacheive. No stadium, the football team stinks, the administration is terrible.

- submitted by a student
September 04, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
July 14, 2007
I have had three children graduate from Etiwanda High School and they all got into UC Universities and many private colleges. My oldest just graduated from USC with a Bacherlors Degree and is going on to Julliard for her Masters Degree. They all said they felt very prepared for college and all are on the honor roll and Dean's List. I was very happy with the diversity, creativity, choice of classes, leadership opportunities, and the administrative staff. There were a few teachers that were difficult but that is to be expected. Overall, I was glad my children went to EHS and I miss being a part of such a great school.

- submitted by a parent
June 26, 2007
As many others on this site, EHS dissapoints me. It has a lack of good teachers, and a lack of leadership, I dont recommend this school.

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June 25, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2007
I believe that Etiwanda highschool is an excellent place for my children to grow and learn

- submitted by a parent
June 10, 2007
I am disappointed in Ehs due to lack of parent contact from the teachers as well as the counselors. My son will be graduating this year and I had to be the one to contact the teachers of his bad academic grades after 6 weeks of class. If I didn't contact them I would never talk to anyone of them! Students who are poor academically do fall the cracks, the teachers are uncaring!

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June 04, 2007
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- submitted by a student
May 11, 2007
There is very little vision. Very little moral character. This school has a few very good teachers and quite a few week ones.

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April 26, 2007
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April 24, 2007
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April 11, 2007
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- submitted by a former student
March 30, 2007
EHS is a great school. I believe that it is the parents responsibility to keep on top of their kids academic progress. Teachers at EHS I believe are doing their best to teach our kids. It is our responsibility as parents to follow up.

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March 30, 2007
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March 22, 2007
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February 20, 2007
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January 25, 2007
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- submitted by a former student
December 22, 2006
Ehs has its fair share of outstanding teachers. However, the administration is literally stretched to the limit and I have been extremely disappointed in the level of accountability.

- submitted by a parent
November 18, 2006
My children are not honors students or remedial students: just regular on the normal academic track. Their experience has been amazing because teachers constantly challenge them, constantly hold them accountable for their own actions (which builds character), and know how to make learning fun: especially Mr. L. in social studies. Thank you. Etiawnda is a great school for those that take advantage of it!

- submitted by a parent
November 02, 2006
My son's failing in most of his classes and did not receive a single phone from any of his teachers! It seems like the students are falling into the cracks.

- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2006
The one thing ehs lacks is the interest in any child that may be having a hard time and none of the teachers feel compelled to contact parents if your child is struggling or failing in that class nor do the counslers. I am personally considering changing my child to another high school in the area.

- submitted by a parent
July 27, 2006
Etiwanda is a wonderful school full of oppertunity. Most students are well focused and drivin to succede. Not only does Etiwanda have an awesome honors program the school also has wonderful college prep teachers, who do more than teach, they help students learn to make everyday life decisions. Etiwanda High also caters to remedial programs. Most of the sports teams are well coached and all student-athletes are taught to push themselves not only athletically but also in the class room.

- submitted by a parent
June 29, 2006
Etiwanda High School has very high acedemic values. The school is very full and a child that struggles can be left behind if they don't have parental support. Don't expect for someone to approach your child to help them, parents need to be involve and ask for exactly what they want for their child. I have alway received help and tools for my children when I asked for it. I feel this school gives the students the skills to be successful in college acedemically.

- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2006
I myself attended and graduated from Etiwanda High School in 2001; and personally havn't seen many public schools, which educate students to the same standard. Etiwanda High School constantly pushes it's students above and beyond throughout their tenure. Your children are provided a high quality education through a safe, friendly, helpful, and extremely competitive environment. I'd advise parents to consider before enrolling students with learning difficulties of Etiwanda's mentally tough and demanding cirriculm. Students will be required to perform at a level high than many other neighboring schools. Family support of athletic and other programs is excellent. The majority of Etiwanda students come from middle to high income families, so many are more priveleged than the average California high school student; but level-minded.

- submitted by a former student
April 13, 2006
This school is falling in API in relation to the rest of the district. They have gone from the premier school in the district to number three. Part of the problem is that Los Osos took some of the top end kids when it opened. Another problem is the Bureaucratic, unimaginative administration. They need and administration with vision and leadership skills that can inspire teachers and students.

- submitted by a teacher
April 10, 2006
Etiwanda High School is a very good school. There are lots of activities, and the school is a California Distinguished School.

- submitted by a student
February 01, 2006
Great school with a commitment to academics as shown by their consistant high scores

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January 26, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2006
This high school, like many has it challenges. And also, like others, flourishes through is honor students on one hand and is constantly challenged with unreputable students on the other hand. However, test scores cannot lie...EHS did amazingly well in Spring of 2005, placing second compared to other schools in the Chaffey Joint Union. That proves that the administration and staff has managed a well balance level of education for all students amidst adversities common to all schools with children of this age group. My family is new to this community, and it is the best move we could have made. My children adjusted well and were very impressed with the kindness of the student body in ethnic groups and races.

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November 14, 2005
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- submitted by a teacher
November 13, 2005
I transfered from out of state where I was in accelerated course work and was forced in to remedial classes becuase they were the only thing open. Classes are a joke if you even can get into the ones you need. Also the student body is terribly unwelcoming. Don't make your children go here!

- submitted by a former student
October 31, 2005
Excellent academic programs that go above and beyond to prepare students for colege level work.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating October 31, 2005
This school has no respect for parents whatsoever. There is no convienent place to drop students off. I was disappointed to send my daughter to this school. There are other down sides to this school but this is what frustrates me the most.

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October 16, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
September 05, 2005
This school has alot to offer. The music program is one of the best, being the band-to- beat champions year after year at Bands of America, and the teachers here care about the students. Although there are many students here, there is a wide variety of programs to interest anybody, from Swing Club to most popular sports.The AP progam at Eitwanda is very prestigiuos as well, with at least 80 percent passing rate for most.

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June 24, 2005
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June 22, 2005
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- submitted by a student
April 01, 2005
EHS is a wonderful school. The mass amounts of race make it feel more like real life. The teachers are willing to stay after and tutor, as well as other clubs. There are many different classes available, for advanced or for remedial children. The sports program is revamping itself, and the music program is extrodinary. Not one group in particular gets more attention then another. Etiwanda is a wonderful school, and has everything that will help your child become more prepared for the real life. It is a very safe, and demanding school.

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March 31, 2005
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March 28, 2005
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- submitted by a student
January 07, 2005
I find the teachres here very responsive to parent concerns. My child was challenged and if he wasn't successful, it was because he didn't put the effort in.

- submitted by a parent
November 27, 2004
Etiwanda High School is rich with diversity and culture. However if your child is not an outstanding math student the Algebra I classes are se up for failure. Dan't transfer here is you are looking for athletics. The only thing that the school cares about is the marching band!

- submitted by a student
March 12, 2004
As a professor, I find graduates of EHS much more prepared to handle college than students from other high schools in the area. I also have personal experience dealing with the students at several high schools in the area. In my opinion, I think EHS is the best in the district.

- submitted by a community member
February 09, 2004
Etiwanda High School is simply a disappointment. This school has not given me any improvement. It seems that their curriculum is much lower than to even the curriculum of Claremont Middle School! Highly a disappointment.

- submitted by a former student
October 07, 2003
I find EIS a great place for college prep students. As a parent, I sought information about the schools and staff in this district. EIS came out on top for students taking the SAT and going on to college. Yes, the races are very mixed. [My daughter] does attend the school and she has not been restricted in her involvement to just her own race. She has always had a diverse group of friends and still does at EIS. The counselors are very approachable and helpful. Overall, your child's experience will be what they make of it. I am satisfied with our decision to allow her to attend this particular school.

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September 16, 2003
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- submitted by a parent
September 14, 2003
I'm not a parent, but I did graduate from the school about three years ago. To me, it was a learning atmoshere as well as a relaxing atmosphere. The academic council was the best, and I had fun. Also, the peer council was helpful. Overall, I would send my child there for high school

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2003
Etiwanda High School has the most amazing music programs around and they are mostly financially supported by the parents. The kids in the marching band have worked very long hard hours to become the National Band Group Champions of the 2002 school year. They also have some of the best jazz music programs around. They will be going to Switerland and Europe in Summer 2003 for the Montreal Jazz Festival. Also, the school is very well maintained. DGS

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2003
I graudated from Etiwanda High School this year in 2003, Which counts much more then any parent who get a second or third view of how the school really goes. You do not really realize what you accomplished and what you had until you graduated from Etiwanda high. It helps you realize yourself by classes and sports that Etiwanda has to offer. The buget cuts is what I think will hurt or is hurting Etiwanda due to some unexpected problume the country had in the 'High powers'. The teachers is what made it so interesting, i am glad to have a teacher by the name of 'MUNZ' no Mrs, or miss just 'Munz'. Sadly she retired but I had the privliage of have her for the final year. which pushed me and put up with me which is a big thing, thank you. So over all Etiwanda is a good school and I'm happy that I graduated from there.

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September 09, 2003
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Etiwanda High School
13500 Victoria Avenue, Etiwanda, CA  91739
(909) 899-2531
Last modified Etiwanda High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Etiwanda High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 86 reviews. Top