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9-12
Public district
Fullerton, CA
Students enrolled: 2,438
 

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1801 Warburton Way
Fullerton, CA 92833

(714) 626-4201
(714) 738-3728
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July 04, 2015
First off I never chose to come here... my mom did. She promised me that I would have a wonderful year but I didn't! I wasted a year of my life that could've been better. None of my friends came here so I had to start new, which was a bad idea! Out of all 6 teachers I only had 2 that were the best! 2 out of 6 is pretty bad if you ask me. My final grade was great but that's only because I worked myself vigorously. The homework was too much! Every night I would go to bed very late because of the work load, having only a few hours of sleep left. Another problem was the friends. I honestly didn't really have true friends because they were all fake. Their was so many cliques & if you wanted to have friends you'd have to join a club. Since most of the population consists of Asians, and you happen to be a different race (like me) you would be judged and treated differently by them. Overall this school is terrible and I wouldn't recommend it to anyone, especially if your coming alone. Don't come to "Shady hills"! They call it "Shady" for a reason.

- submitted by a student
Amount of homework: Too much
July 04, 2015
Everyday I would go to bed at ridiculous times because the amount of homework I would get! And I didn't even have honors! The amount of homework is way to much for anyone to handle. I've been in honors my whole life until sunny & I can't take it which is why Im leaving!

- submitted by a student
Develops empathy: Strongly disagree
July 04, 2015
Nope the majority of the kids don't care. And you have to be in a clique if you want to be popular.

- submitted by a student
Develops honesty: Strongly disagree
July 04, 2015
This school is filled with students who only care about themselves. I've been judged by my ethnicity and called names just because I'm not the same race as them! Not a school for me.

- submitted by a student

November 16, 2014
As a student, I can certainly say that the academics and extracurriculars are copious in amount. Teachers are supportive and actually care for how you do in class. However, the main problem in this school are the cliques. Students of one ethnicity stay together, hardly allowing any other person get involved with them. Additionally, it's safe to call this school "fake". Unless you are in a club, the chance of having a good friend at this school is slim. There is a reason why Sunny Hills is called "Shady Hills."

- submitted by a student

October 14, 2013
Not too easy, not too hard. Some teachers are wack, but it is overall a good school! A good balance between having a social life and a decent education.

- submitted by a community member

September 29, 2013
Sunny Hills, man, it's an okay school. From my experience, 80% of the teachers are great, students are alright, activities are great, administration stinks, food stinks, it is a poor school. The things i hated the most were the bad students that smoke everywhere and the administration that don't do anything. I also hate the entrance they have because it is such a hassle and it is a very stupid design. A lot of teachers don't know how to teach at all. The school keeps taking our money and uses it for useless things. AND, if you're child isn't "popular" or involved, the rest excludes you and doesn't care. All the students have their cliques and exclude people that they don't think is cool enough or something. Administration really sucks, REALLY. the band stinks and the football team too. Academics are alright. I just wouldn't recommend this school to anyone that wants a happy four years of high school.

- submitted by a community member

August 04, 2013
this school is horrible all they care about is grades not the students, workers don't respect or listen to students' opinions also they spend all the money to the useless, pointless activities and now school asks students more money to pay for the school.

- submitted by a community member

December 05, 2010
as a student at Sunny Hills High School, i am very please with what i see socially and academically, during the first few months i have been at this school. the classes are diverse, and the school its self is amazing.

- submitted by a student

March 29, 2010
I m a senior at Sunny Hills and I HIGHLY recommend this school. I ll be concise, since I m allotted 150 words. It has the largest variety of Social Science classes in comparison to many districts. An impressive variety of electives is also offered. All of the teachers genuinely care of their students and go out of their way to offer extra help. The amount of spirit and pride is the best it has been in 20 years. All of the students are friendly, creating a fun and comfortable atmosphere. The IB and AP students are well-rounded. The sport teams are at an all-time high. ASB does an amazing job at planning events. The staff members are all friendly and approachable. There is no violence at this school. It has every kind of club. I m absolutely sure that every student here will get the best out of this school, academically and socially.

- submitted by a student

November 28, 2009
After three months of attending this school, I have come to the conclusion that this school is overall a great one. Electives come in a huge variety and surpasses many other high school's elective classes in this district. The classes are challenging, however, not to the extent of wanting to tear your hair out. The teachers and staff are highly qualified and are there for you. Their main goal is to help the kids succeed to a higher education and be the best they can be for those students who try. The feel of this school is not one of intimidation, but one of home. You click into this school like a puzzle piece and with so many well put pieces together, a beautiful picture is formed that reflects what this school is. I am a freshman and I believe that the next 4 years will be some of the best.

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October 15, 2009
Sunny Hills is an incredible school with a great mix of academics, sports, and band. The teachers are all caring and willing to help students do well. Ms. Stanton the new band teacher is wonderful. She is doing a great job and the band kids are really coming along. Ms. Stanton really cares. I would recommend this school to everyone!

- submitted by a parent
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September 28, 2009
I am a freshman at Sunny Hills and so far I think that the school is great. At first, I was really nervous about the change from Junior High to High School, but I can tell that the teachers are really trying to make it easier for me. The staff are very nice and polite and the classes are fun and interesting. There is a great variety of classes that I am totally looking forward to trying out.

- submitted by a student
no rating
May 21, 2009
Excellent school, high standards and caring teachers who give lots of help.

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no rating
April 06, 2009
As a student here i hate sunny hills the teachers and other students expect perfection and if u arent perfect they get upset with you. I have a 4.4 Gpa and am looked at like i am stupid because i dont have a full class set of ap honors or ib classes. Teachers are for the most part really good but every where has some bad eggs...... Sunny hills doesnt have the electives that fullerton has and so many students become burned out very early because we dont have any fun classes. I cant wait to be out...... But i guess there are good parts about it but the pressure is just so tremendous i cant stand it anymore

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September 10, 2008
Best school...maintaining high scores and best teachers

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September 05, 2008
This school is amazing. Nice campus, great teachers, overall great area to be in.

- submitted by a student

May 02, 2008
I graduated from this school from the class of '05 and it was the best 4 years of my life. Everyday, I will reminisce all the wonderful moments I had in SHHS and how great all the teachers are. The school is a real college prep school from head to toe. The staffs do not breath down your neck a lot if you don't turn in your work since it is your own responsibility. The school does not have a designated lunch area so you could eat anywhere you like. The teachers are very qualified, particularly the English teachers. When I took English 101 in college, I found it easier than my 10th grade English class. This school really put me at ease when I entered college. SHHS definitely builds your confidence among other students when you reach college.

- submitted by a student

January 15, 2008
Sunny Hills is great as long as you have a high achieving student, but for the kids in the middle, they'll find themselves underserved and ignored.

- submitted by a parent

September 05, 2007
My son is the third of my children to attend Sunny Hills High School. My daughters graduated with honors and went on to attend Stanford and Boston College. We have high hopes for my son and feel strongly that Sunny Hills has played a big part in our children's success.

- submitted by a parent

May 04, 2007
My child has grown into an adult right before my eyes. She would complain about homework and tests like every other teenager, but she never once complained about the teachers and principal. She loves her school and I believe that Sunny Hills High School has helped her go to college. Five years ago I never even knew that was possible. This is the one school that I recommend in the Fullerton District.

- submitted by a parent

March 20, 2007
Everything is great except the people who work in the main office.

- submitted by a parent

October 26, 2006
I was a student at sunny hills high school last year and my experience there was great.The staff is very kind and helpful, and the students are aswell.

- submitted by a student

June 21, 2006
My son attended SHHS two years ago. The program at this school is specifically geared towards sending students to higher education. More or less, half of the entire school is in honors or AP courses. The school also offers the IB program. Each year, students go off to ivy leagues and other top universities in the nation. My own son now attends UCLA and his graduating class had seven or eight valedictorians. However, it is not extremely diverse and may have a significant competition among its students. But there are numerous extracurricular activities, including nationally recognized newspaper and yearbook staffs. The sports program is also excellent. Overall, this is a very high caliber school and is very similiar to Troy, another exceptional high school in Fullerton.

- submitted by a parent

May 07, 2006
I think the academic programs at Sunny Hills are great. You have a lot of teachers that care about their students. As for the cheerleading it's just basically all politics! I am not all happy with it!

- submitted by a parent

March 04, 2006
While the previous principal had definitely done all he can do to bring the school down, the school has nevertheless stayed afloat. A new principal has gotten the school back on track, and things are looking bright for the school's future. That isn't to say the school is a poor one. On the contrary, there are many well-performing students, in academics, sports, leadership, extracurricular activites. There is, however, a clash between the well-performing students and the un-motivated students. The well-to-do's are often in the IB program, though it isn't necessary to be in that program to be considered top of the school. There are many good teachers, and many poor ones, but many of the poor can be avoided with sheer schedule manipulation.

- submitted by a student

February 28, 2006
There are a lot of outstanding academic programs at the school, including the IB program.

- submitted by a student

January 12, 2006
This is an amazing school that is extrememly educational, and is well controlled by the princepals

- submitted by a parent

June 11, 2005
The majority of the experienced and qualified teachers are leaving due to unfair administration. New principal next year that may help but [probably]won't for several years.

- submitted by a student

May 06, 2005
The education is top notch and the administration is helpful and easy to deal with. I was disappointed in the number of parents at back to school night but I imagine that kids don't want that as they did in primary school. There are many sports available, including swimming, though not as much effort seems to be put on those as there is in academics. The theatre department is great. Dance production is fair but at least it is open to more than at some other schools. Overall, I am happy with this school and if you are looking for a college prep education, Sunny Hills has that.

- submitted by a parent

December 06, 2004
Very settled neighbor and one of the top rated school in Orange Country. School well known for it's academic achivement.

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December 06, 2004
This is a very solid school that provides a very safe environment for the students to learn in sunny Buena Park/Fullerton California.

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September 03, 2004
There is a very cultural and diverse environment on campus. The students and staff are very friendly. The atmosphere is calm and relaxing, apart from the unusual image of students studying on their free time instead of going around and having fun. The view of the school is incredible, somehow it looks very attractive even with the construction taking place to renovate the school.

- submitted by a student

February 03, 2004
When your child walks into Sunny Hills High School, they step into a culture that 'assumes' he is going on to college. It is contagious. It is just a given. You can blame or credit the 'Asians', but the point is moot. Eventually, nearly every student wears this mantle on his shoulders. After a very full and well rounded 4 years - Not only did my child go on to UCLA, and is earning A's there, but her younger sibling and neices and nephews now Expect to go on to UCLA like she did. Sure, not everyone can reach the Ivy Leagues or the Stanfords or even the UC's - but this school raises the bar to that level for everyone. And if your child wants it bad enough, and you will back him up - the staff and the teachers and the counselors have a process in place that can and will help him get there. Now, I am waiting to see if they can do for their Arts Program what they have done with their Academics Program. I believe they can.

- submitted by a parent

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Sunny Hills High School
1801 Warburton Way, Fullerton, CA  92833
(714) 626-4201
Last modified Sunny Hills 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.
Sunny Hills High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 67 reviews. Top