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School leader Kathryn Allaman
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District Folsom-Cordova Unified School District

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1655 Iron Point Road
Folsom, CA 95630

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4 stars
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September 23, 2013
All three of my own children attended Folsom High and all of them were well prepared to be successful in college. I have taught here for twenty years and I cannot imagine a better place to be a teacher. I love FHS and once a bulldog, always a bulldog!

- submitted by a teacher
August 22, 2013
Folsom High School is an amazing school. We offer excellent academics, highly competitive sports and a music program that has gained us national attention.

- submitted by a teacher
August 11, 2013
I can tell you that I'm in utter shock at the lack of credit some of the others have given to Folsom High School. Their AP classes are top notch and even their "regular" classes are more demanding than that of other schools in the area. Yes, there are some teachers on campus who don't teach traditionally or have the students do things on their own without any guidance, but that's called learning. Not everything can be handed to you on a silver spoon nor should students complain to their parents that it is the teachers fault. To get the most out of going to school at Folsom High, one should take advantage of every AP course because they do help you in college and in the real world. I can honestly say that no other school could have prepared me more for college like Folsom High.

- submitted by a community member
June 07, 2013
We live in Rancho Cordova and commute to FHS. I decided that Cordova High wouldn't prepare my son for SATs, University courses, and life in general. At first, I was leery about the school being too big and my son not fitting in, but we have been pleasantly surprised. My son feels challenged, yet not overwhelmed. The older students interact well with the younger students and bullying is not tolerated. The majority of the staff and teachers are supportive, knowledgable, and excited about teaching. I sometimes feel that too much emphasis is placed upon expensive dances and sports events, but they equally contribute to academic endeavors and programs. Some kids might not thrive in this school because of the size and rigorous academic standards, but I look forward to seeing both my sons graduate as Bulldogs.

- submitted by a parent
February 21, 2012
I have sent three children to Folsom High, and they were very well prepared for the four year universities to which they were accepted. Math program is excellent.

- submitted by a parent
February 10, 2012
super bestest school in all the westest. Like my kids are the neatest and sweetest and bestest and they go there, so what does that tell you? BAM.

- submitted by a parent
February 09, 2012
My daughter attends this school after going to Vista. I have to say this school is way tougher and demanding, in both school she had AP classes but the difficulty level is far greater in FHS. She needs to work harder for the same grade. On the other hand, Vista is more focused on each student and I got the feeling they really try to give support and there is more guidance readily available for the students and parents. In FHS you have to actively seek that support. Folsom High has sports state awards and way more social activities.

- submitted by a parent
March 15, 2011
Great school if your child is a jock or a genius. Otherwise, watch out. Many of my child's teachers seem to enjoy getting off topic when teaching. Others have some serious classroom management issues. The principal is clueless about her own staff. According to her, the entire staff is the best. She and her office cronies are also too important to respond to emails. The lady in the front office has an "you're bothering me" attitude if you ask her a question.The counselors are the one saving grace. They seem to understand that it is their job to assist and respond to the needs of ALL of their students.

- submitted by a parent
October 14, 2010
I have two children in the Special Education Program. Some of their classes are mainstreamed. The teachers in the mainstream classes pay no attention to any of the modifications that both of my children have for the curriculum in their classes.

- submitted by a parent
July 12, 2010
I'm pretty surprised to see such positive reviews regarding Folsom High School. This past year we struggled with the freshman science program. One teacher spent most of the time talking about his Viet Nam experience rather than teaching science. The alternative was even worse with an arrogant, tenured advanced science teacher who handed out incomplete documents and failed to grade assignments. According to the VP he won't be teaching Freshman science next year....wonder how many Freshman failed this year?????

- submitted by a parent
January 13, 2010
FHS is one of the best public schools, not just in the region, but in the state. Do not hesitate to send your child here.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
I am completely impressed with the caliber of the teaching staff at the school. Their devotion to the students is world class. With budgets cuts in California so many classes are going to be or have been cut and the threat of the library closing is very worrying

- submitted by a community member
October 05, 2009
Open layout, well-kept grounds, good facilities, well manages and maintained.

- submitted by a community member
no rating December 15, 2008
We presently have 2 children at FHS, a sophmore and a senior. This is the first year for both of them at FHS. Previously, they were at St. Francis, but economics forced us to make changes. My husband and I, as well as the girls view FHS as a very good school. Good curriculum, over all academics and sports. But have to say, St. Francis is a college prep school that really has a leading edge over FHS----academically as well as in sports. With that said, we find we are very fortunate to live in a great community with a very good school.

- submitted by a parent
November 18, 2008
A school dedicated to the success and excellence of its students. A great campus with great teachers and great programs. I feel blessed to have my daughter attend FHS

- submitted by a parent
October 28, 2008
I'm currently attending it, and it's lacking in some things, but overall, it's fine. Mostly though, the fact that there are no actual SCHOOL lockers is hindering.

- submitted by a student
September 12, 2008
I am in 11th grade here at FHS and i think it is one of the best schools around. I love all my teachers and some of them have really made a positive impact on my life. All the teachers and staff are just so eager to make our high school experience something that we will always remember. Despite the serious budget cuts that have been going on, the principles and VPs and the rest of admin have tried not to let that impact students too much. Also, the friends i made here are friends i will remember for the rest of my lives. The great thing about this school is that it places importance to both sports and academics. One really smart is valued just as one who is really good at sports, as opposed to some other some high schools who place one of higher importance than the other.

- submitted by a student
September 10, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating September 07, 2008
I give FHS a 5 star rating. No school is every 100% perfect but I can't complain about the education my son is receiving at this school. I am glad we chose this school over some private schools in the Sacramento area. Many advantages, AP classes, nice campus, sports, etc. School seems to be more focused on academics and not sports as in some catholic high schools we interviewed.

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August 19, 2008
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- submitted by a student
February 22, 2008
have one son and one daughter---both started out at folsom high. we have very high regards for fhs---did have difficulty with the counselors. the kids are now in their jr & sr.yrs at Jesuit and St. Francis. if anything can top folsom academically as well as in the sports arena, it's these two schools. folsom was BEST these two are superb!

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February 16, 2008
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January 30, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating January 22, 2008
Folsom H.S. is a great school and I would not hesitate in sending my daughter there when she is eligible to go. My son attends FHS and is finishing his senior year - 2008. He has been challengd academically. School is demanding in its coursework and expects appropriate behavior from the students. FHS is rated in the top 3% of top performing high schools in the nation. Go Bulldogs!

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 17, 2008
Yeah, I agree this is a good school with good teachers but not the councelors. Councelling needs patience and knowledge about the courses the kid can take for a better future and they can suggest without asking, since many parents are confused about processes and principles.

- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2008
My Son is in his senior year at FHS and we have been very happy with the experience overall. He has plans to go to UCD and we feel he is well prepared. The only negative has been with his counselor.

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January 09, 2008
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January 04, 2008
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December 04, 2007
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August 13, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
March 22, 2007
My son started at Folsom High School as a freshman. He is now a junior. The school has been very challenging for him. It is definitely a high performing school. My son is a very good students but he often comments on how hard he works for his grades and others seem to get good grades rather effortlessly. My son and I have been very pleased with FHS. Because it is a large campus (like a college), cliques are not a problem. Our experience has been very positive and I recommend this school highly. I think it runs rings around some of the private schools I investigated--for example, Jesuit High School. I think FHS is more focused on education while some other schools seem to excel in sports only.

- submitted by a parent
January 25, 2007
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- submitted by a student
November 26, 2006
I'm a Junior and I love how socially accepting FHS is. Middle school had been a nightmare- now, everyone has seemed to just 'live and let live.' I have received minimal teasing. The only genuine downside to this school is how academically rigorous it is! My effort as a 4.0 student is dwarfed by that of the numerous MIT and Ivy league-bound students- at least 50 kids in my class are taking three AP's or more. What can you expect- such an affluent area demands a lot academically of us youths. So many kids are in AP Calculus in their Junior year, that I feel stupid to be in average Algebra II! The administration is fairly good. My counselor has been my only real disappointment!

- submitted by a student
September 28, 2006
Folsom High School is a great school. We moved here from the Bay Area where my son attended a private school. I was very impressed with FHS after he transferred from St. Ignatius in San Francisco which is a high performing school. I found Folsom High compared well with St. Ignatius.

- submitted by a parent
August 16, 2006
Great School. Good curriculum and good teachers. My son has done well and is really enjoying being at FHS.

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June 19, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
April 21, 2006
I think that the curriculum is outstanding as well as the available sports clubs.

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March 27, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
March 19, 2006
The students at this school are challenged with the AP curriculum. The level of teachers are excellent, and extracurrciular activities at Folsom are emphasized.

- submitted by a staff
March 16, 2006
Good school, but a bit 'snobby' for my taste. while my parents COULD have given me these things I had to wrok for them. It put me on the outside at this school.

- submitted by a former student
no rating February 27, 2006
Academics are extremely rigorous ecspecially in AP, honors and higher level and college maths.

- submitted by a student
February 20, 2006
Overall, a great school. One of the best music programs in the country. Strong drama department good sports programs. Excellent facilites. Most academic programs are strong. Ranked number 2 in the greater Sacramento five county region.

- submitted by a parent
November 06, 2005
My experience in dealing with the school's vice principal for ninth graders has not been a very good one. When a studnet makes their 1st mistake they are too eager to expel rather than look at the student's whole school record. I felt they were more concerned with their 0 tolerance rules than the kid as a person.

- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2005
A bit crowded, but overall a great school. Also, if you're looking for ethnic-diversity then don't send your child here. However, there does not appear to be any prejudice or animosity between racial groups. The academics are wonderful, my daughter's STAR increased after one year at Folsom.

- submitted by a parent
July 14, 2005
Very good academic program and teachers.

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June 25, 2005
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- submitted by a teacher
December 26, 2004
There are many AP classes available. Also, the counselors and teachers are very helpful and intelligent. There are many extracurricular activities including numerous sports, music programs, and clubs.

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December 08, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
November 19, 2004
A great school that provides quality education to the students. While some teachers are odd balls, and some not so kind, overall it is a good place to be. I really enjoyed this school, and am now a proud alumni. The music programs are unbeatable!

- submitted by a former student
October 29, 2004
Overall a great school with very committed Teachers and parents. I have two children who are and have attended Folsom High School. I would rate the school overall very good, however the administration, specifically the Principal have the strong potential of destroying a once great environment. The Principal has no Leadership Skills, lacks accountibility, will not address controversy or consider new ideas. My experience in discussing student concerns has never resulted in anything other then him blaming someone else or stating the rules have been the same for fifteen years. Is also more concerned with talking about himself then addressing the question. Before he destroys the school I hope the District steps in.

- submitted by a student
August 03, 2004
This is a great school. I had a choice of sending my son to Jesuit High School but we agree that Folsom High was a better match. Overall, I felt that Folsom High compared well if not better with the curriculum at Jesuit and offered a better variety of elective courses, particularly, computer classes. Also, the school is an uptodate facility as opposed to Jesuit. The support Folsom High School receives from Intel is a real plus.

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June 28, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
April 16, 2004
I've got two kids in Folsom High School now. They started building this beautiful campus when my son was in kindergarden. Already the school is horribly overcrowded and I've found most teachers challenged beyond their capabilities. Because of our budget, extracurricular activities and elective classes can not be counted on from one year to the next. I think the overall quality of Folsom High School is inexplicably poor in a community that held such promise. If I could afford it, my kids would go elsewhere.

- submitted by a parent
March 23, 2004
I was a former student at Folsom. I have been to three different school districts, in three years. I attended San Juan High School and currently attend Union Mine High School. After experiencing and being in the environment of each school, Folsom has the best teacher quality. Folsom's teachers and staff provide the most enjoyable atmosphere to learn in and help each individual student gains their highest potential education. The teachers at Folsom support and care for a student s education and also help prepare students for college. Folsom is a great school and has many great qualities.

- submitted by a former student
February 23, 2004
FHS is a very large school, over 2000 students, on a beautiful new campus. The advantages of a large student body are the variety of clubs, sports and extra curricular activities. However, the class sizes tend to be too large for the average student. I transfered one child to a private school because the advanced courses were just a heavier amount of memorization and regurgitation, and did not challenge or teach critical thinking. My other child is less outgoing and is falling through the cracks. A parent must take an aggresive inititive with the school to stay on top of a childs performance. If your childs grades drop or your child begins failing tests they will not let the parent know unless the parent makes a specific inquiry and it could take weeks before a return call for information. Class sizes are too large to allow any student or parent one-on-one with a teacher.

- submitted by a parent
February 20, 2004
I am the parent of a Senior and in June all four of our children will have graduated from FHS. I have been very pleased with FHS as both a parent and as a substitute teacher there. I only wish I had known about Mr. Crannell's Business Math class for all four of my children. My child is currently taking it and I can honestly say that she has learned more real life math, which she will use the rest of her life, from that class than any other class my children have taken. Business Math covers mortgages, taxes, percentage rates, etc. When on campus as a substitute teacher I have been very pleased to see well-behaved students and students who are there to learn. I have felt completely safe and feel that all children are in a safe environment. I have seen teachers who truly care about our children.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2003
One of our two children will graduate from FHS. Our other child graduated from a school in another district because we believe that not every school matches every student. This school, although offering a fair amount of accellerated course study, did not offer the International Baccalaureate program. FHS has wonderful opportunity for students who wish to be very involved with extracurricular activities--sports, music, yearbook! The instrumental and vocal-jazz programs, in particular, are far superior to most programs throughout the state, and a strong contender country wide. As an interracial, Jewish family we found FHS to be a place of few who share our identity, but many who embrace it. Tolerance by the student body at this school of religious and / or ethnic differences is above expectation, but infrequently not well informed. As for the tolerance of other differences, (ie:sexual preference) the students uphold their very conservative upbringing and tend to mock sexual choice. Teachers, and other staff tend to also be conservative and white. They are very nurturing and committed to each student's opportunity of success. The educational strengths of the school are its growing computer and technical classes. They hold their own in the traditional studies area, but they do not set the world on fire. Most students seem to graduate with a well rounded, average education and move on to higher education within the California college systems--UC's, Cal States, or JC. Overall, the quality of education when compared to other schools we have encountered throughout the country (Massachusettes, Virginia, New Jersey, Pennsylvania), seems average. However, when compared to other schools in the state FHS is far exceeding the state standard. Our experience with FHS has been mixed. I can say that we are grateful for a committed staff, approachable principal, functioning guidance office, strong parent participation, and an increasing focus on diversity. All of these components make for a strong base to continue building the quality of formal and informal education offered at FHS.

- submitted by a parent
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Folsom High School
1655 Iron Point Road, Folsom, CA  95630
(916) 355-1115
Last modified Folsom High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Folsom High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 63 reviews.