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Fullerton, CA
Students enrolled: 2,631

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2200 East Dorothy Lane
Fullerton, CA 92831

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September 26, 2014
I am an alumnae of both Troy IB/TT and HYPS (Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Stanford). Parents, please don t send your kids here if you want them to go to HYPS. Troy places too much emphasis on academics. Many of the top full IB students did not go to HYPS. They had great grades, but no solid extracurricular activities. I wonder if the reason is because they devoted all their time to studying. HYPS want well-rounded students. None of my HYPS peers took as many AP s as I did (and most came from "regular" schools), but they were all high school sports stars, music aficionados, artists, etc. I wasn t the top academically at Troy, but had a professional art portfolio and played piano. It would be better to enroll your kid in a normal high school and bolster their extracurriculars. It would also save them from the extreme stress and cut-throat environment. 3 stars for the great teachers. Some changed my life.

- submitted by a community member
August 26, 2014
I have two children, Senior and Junior, attending Troy. Troy is focused on helping students get into the best college possible. The program is rigorous, but my kids do not spend 4 or 5 hours a night doing homework. Most evening it is 2 maybe 3 hours. If they spend more than that it's due to procrastination. They both play sports and are involved in other after school activities. Parents need to truly assess their child's ability. If they are not GATE or have shown a high level of intellect, they may fall behind. The courses move fairly quickly and taking AP/IB course is the norm. Hard work is also a pathway to success, but spending 5 hours a night studying comes at the expense of a well balance high school experience. You can take regular courses, but if that is the plan best to go elsewhere. My oldest has a 3.5 GPA and she is in the top 60%, at most Schools she would be in the top 30% or 20%. However, EVERY year students get accepted to Ivy schools, CAL, UCLA, MIT, Caltech, Stanford, USC, etc.. in 2013, 10 kids from OC were accepted to Harvard, 3 came from Troy. Teachers will go out of their way to help, just need to ask. Great school, but may not be for everyone

- submitted by a parent
March 05, 2014
I'm currently a sophomore in this school and honestly for you newbies out there coming to this school and think that the IB entrance exam is hard, well prepare youselves for the regular exams they pass out. Its much harder than those entrance exams and it gets much worse sophomore year and will get worse junior. Have fun :) Not saying you shouldn't take this school, it will help strongly for getting a good University and in the long run, a good career.

- submitted by a community member
February 05, 2014
I went to Troy as a freshman before I moved out of state. I was accepted into the IB. Troy is a great school for those who are committed to do their best. The courses offered are rigorous and challenging; however, the teachers are willing to help. Troy offers so many opportunities and opens many doors for your future. At the same time, those who are unwilling to commit should not come to this school, for they will be swallowed up by the intense competition. If given the opportunity to attend this prestigious school, it would be unwise to pass it up.

- submitted by a community member
January 09, 2014
I am a freshman here at Troy and my first perspective of this school was that it would get me into a great college. Which I can see will definitely come true if you have the affinity to learn and give school your 100% best effort. This school is intense and rigorous and no middle school can prepare you for what Troy has in store. I have never been so mentally strained in my life and I am constantly tired from long nights of homework. The only thing that is keeping me on my feet is the possibilities of my future. Colleges look at graduates from Troy as well-rounded and persevering, which is definitely a boost....To survive at Troy is time management and responsibility. Make sure you have a strong will and mental stability before coming to Troy. It is strenuous beyond imaginable.

- submitted by a community member
December 12, 2013
My school is Troy and I have to say honestly, Troy is not what like all the ratings say. Parents may believe Troy is amazing, but from a students perspective, it's a place that supports only academics and does not care about the student's future. Highly do not recommend for any students who wish to be well-rounded and remain sane.

- submitted by a community member
April 08, 2013
my home school is canyon high, in Anaheim hills, but I got in troy too. canyon high has a both AP AND IB program. I m just confuse what to do?

- submitted by a community member
January 08, 2013
I'm an 8th grader and I'm supposed to be going to BPHS because thats my "home school", but on the 26th I'm taking the test to try to get into Troy but I'm really worried that its going to be really hard and I'm going to fail.. Any tips? What should I expect on the test? Thank you (:

- submitted by a community member
August 09, 2012
I graduated from Troy as Valedictorian when Troy Tech and IB were fairly new. Looking back, I think that my education at Troy prepared me incredibly well to be admitted to every school that I applied to, including CalTech, MIT, Harvey Mudd, and others. I did study from the minute that I got home until late at night, but that is what it took for me. It wasn't that way for others. I put that pressure on myself. The problem with all of the pressure to have high 4.0+ GPAs to get into college isn't a problem with Troy; it's a problem in general. I loved band, but had to drop it to take all of the classes that I "had" to take. But I still did Science Olympiad (unfortuantely, pre-National wins!) and Academic Decathlon. You have to decide what is important to you and your kids. Try not to forget to LIVE. Part of my success in life has been that I stayed well-rounded. I've stayed balanced, getting back into Concert Band and choir in college and even now with my local Community College. Troy's programs are amazing -- but a lot of work. But success, and getting into the top schools, if that is what you want, is a lot of work regardless of where you go.

- submitted by a community member
August 01, 2012
Troy has very high expectation for young kids and very competitive. But it did not pay much attention to help kids' creativity. Studentss have to spend too much time on homework (more than 5 hrs)daily. Also they crunch a lot of college courses to 11th grade. some teachers are not responsible at all. They don't teach, and don't have tests for 2 months. Their grade was not fair, they give 1/3 of class Cs on their class. Their reputation is from outstanding students they got, but only top 5% can make to Ivy league.

- submitted by a parent
July 01, 2012
This is a great school where an amazing place for the bright, har working, motivated students. My daughter is going to be 10th grader. She loves this school more and more.

- submitted by a parent
June 28, 2012
Troy is an amazing place for the bright, har working, motivated students. My daughter excelled at Troy, and she was accepted at Harvard, Stanford, Yale and MIT so all the hard work paid off big time. The top 10-15 students get into the tier 1 colleges in the country and then do extremely well at the college as well because Troy prepares you well. But this school is certainly not for the faint-hearted. The kids who do well can also be involved into a lot of extracurricular activities and learn to manage their time well. Even the kids who do not do that great end up doing well in college, as long as they do not get frustrated and give up learning.

- submitted by a parent
April 16, 2012
I am going to be attending Troy in the following fall and currently, I am a eighth grader who lives quite far from Troy. My family has struggled so much trying to decide whether to sned me here or not and although many people have told me that the work is rigorous and suggested me to not come, I still believe that this school is an amazing school where students of great self-motivation can succeed.

- submitted by a community member
February 28, 2012
Not sure what that one star rating is about, my son attends the school and I have never dropped a single penny on tutoring. The one thing he does do is study, study and oh yeah study some more. The teachers are great and the growth that I've seen in the first two years is remarkable. But don't kid yourself, the school is rigorous and students hit the ground sprinting. If your son or daughter does not have an affinity for learning or the tenacity to keeping working hard at difficult subjects not to mention heavy work loads, this is not the school for them.

- submitted by a parent
December 26, 2011
I am a parent of two students at Troy High School. Troy is an outstanding school, overalll. It is a very high testing school due to the willingness of students to strive to reach their maximum capibilites, AND in large part due to the amazing teachers and staff at the school. it is a very warm and welcoming school with a plethera of willing to help teachers. Teachers here, unlike other public schools, dedicate more time to helping their students acheive greatness than i have ever seen before at a school. This is not only a very good testing school but a school that has a high college acceptance rate. i would recemend sending your child here if you have the chance. It will only help your child prepare for success.

- submitted by a parent
January 28, 2011
I went to Troy and while I can't say that I would ever want to go back there I would send my children there (if I had any) in a hot second. Troy prepared me for college more than I could even say. They ignited my drive to learn new subjects. Their Troy tech program english classes were more informative and educational than those that I took in college. They have a plethora of extra curricular activities (sports, clubs, JROTC,band, etc.) that look excellent to colleges as well. All in all this like getting a private school education in a public school, if you can make the grade and pass the entrance exam.

- submitted by a student
December 09, 2010
As an alumna of the school, I have seen it evolve from when my two older sisters attended the school to when I did and now, as my cousin now attend Troy currently. I do agree that Troy, in the current years, have lost many great and excellent teachers, but the students are still bright as ever. Many of the teachers my cousin have I have never heard of. Despite all that, I believe great schools are a combination of knowledgable teachers and hard-working students with a discipline and challenging cirriculum. Even though I did not graduate as the top 2% of the school, you don't really need to in order to attend a great university because if you do well at Troy, it will help when applying for colleges. I went to a well-known private 4 yr university and I would have to say, Troy prepared me very well for my first year. All my classes were a breeze because I have already developed the studying habits required for college. Because of Troy and the IB/TT program, I finished my GEs in the first 2 years of college so I could focus on my major classes and take additional elective classes. Whoever, feels otherwise about Troy, obviously didn't make the best of it.

- submitted by a community member
November 24, 2010
The teachers at Troy High School are below average despite seemingly high test scores. It is actually the high quality students that spend their own time studying or going to private tutors to perform well. Great students are covering the poor education provided by the school. If you want your students to succeed, look elsewhere.

- submitted by a parent
July 20, 2010
It's very disheartening to see all of the ratings which discredit the "excellency" of my high school. Additionally, the claims that Troy inadequately provides quality sporting and extracurricular activities is complete hogwash. Aside from providing an exceptional, however challenging and competitive, environment for learning, I know very few students who are not concurrently involved with multiple extracurricular activities and/or sports. Yet, if you are a prospective middle school student who does not want to come to Troy due to your own drive to achieve academic excellence, rather it's your parents who feel you "need" to come to Troy to succeed, then don't bother; you will not survive the competition if you don't have self-motivation and the drive to learn.

- submitted by a student
April 24, 2010
The school is over rated, and most of the students think they we are some kind of elitist community, even more so than private school kids. Its really about motivation, most of the work at troy is just busy work not really worth our time. Still it was fun, wrestling program was good when i was there too. (UCSB student)

- submitted by a community member
February 07, 2010
Troy is an excellent school. Yes it is difficult if the student chooses to be in full IB, but it adequately prepares students for college. Any complaints regarding too much work are pretty ridiculous in my opinion. If the work is too hard for a student's schedule/abilities, he should drop to the next level in that subject. Troy is only too hard for students that make it that way.

- submitted by a student
January 31, 2010
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January 29, 2010
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January 02, 2010
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- submitted by a student
no rating December 20, 2009
It seems that middle schools may not have adequately prepared students for the rigors of an academic program like the one at Troy. Lengthy homework assignments and complicated projects keep students up night after night desperately trying to balance their schoolwork and their social life. Tests and academic exams tend to challenge the students to a point where many simply cannot keep up. However, I do have to admit that Troy may very well be one of the only schools in the area that prepares students adequately for college - their academic excellence is unprecedented, and colleges from all over the nation recognize this truth.

- submitted by a parent
December 12, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating October 20, 2009
Troy IB/Tech magnate programs are academically challenging and rewarding. The best in the county.

- submitted by a parent
September 30, 2009
We're in the top 30 schools in the nation! We also have an excellent program that makes colleges want the students from Troy more than others.

- submitted by a student
no rating September 17, 2009
Just about our whole family went there. It has a great location and academics program.

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July 30, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating July 16, 2009
Troy is overrated. Sure, they have good test scores and such, but that is more attributed to the motivation of the students, rather than the 'excellence' of the staff. If anything, the parents of the kids should receive the accreditation for the school's excellence, not the school itself. It's parents that care about the students, the administration just wants to milk us for our results to better their reputations. Parents are the reason most of us became aware of this school, as should be because they care enough about us to send us to a 'good' school. The administration only cares about the 'amazing' kids, or the 1% of kids who actually see much success in this school. It's pandering to a disgusting point. So you see, I've learned something at this school: The greatest reputations are just that: reputations. True greatness is created by the students. Don't come here.

- submitted by a student
April 18, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
April 07, 2009
They have a very disorganized school structure and emails and phone calls to administrators are always ignored.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 27, 2009
I am a proud Troy parent. I have 4 kids, Two have graudated, one is currently in, and one will enter in September. Yes staff are not so easy to talk to. Nevertheless Troy is a great school. Kids in general stay up many nights a week either by staying out, listening to the music, talking on the phone, not just doing homework. Kids are under lot of pressure: peer pressure, drugs, sex not just school work. They are teenagers with too much time in their hands and mind wonders off. Troy prepares kids for college without parents having to send their kids to after school program. Believe me, they still manage to have social life. My kids play instruments and do other activities. They just can't spend all their time in the shopping malls. They have to learn to manage their time. Troy is tough but life is tough!

- submitted by a parent
January 03, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating November 03, 2008
My son is now a senior at Troy. He was admitted into the Troy Tech/IB program after being a straight A student at his private elementary school. My son is also an athlete unlike the majority of IB students. He was very unhappy with the amount of time it took to complete his homework his first year but eventually learned how to balance his downtime and schoolwork. He actually played three active sports a year and has currently a 3.8 weighted GPA. He loved the challenge of the AP courses but he could never achieve much higher than a C+ so a few times he traded the AP for a regular class. He is no longer in the IB program and I am pleased with his accomplishments. His SAT score is over 2100 and Troy has given him the discipline and confidence to take on whatever his higher education will require.

- submitted by a parent
November 02, 2008
The student s are so intelligent, bright, and smart which make me feel safe about my child going to Troy High School. I'm proud that my daughter is on of the Warriors of Troy High School.

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 20, 2008
I had two daughters attend Troy. One was straight A's and the other a B-C student. My B-C student is actally well balanced and happier. My other daughter felt so much stress and competition from all the other students in her honors/TT classes that she literally couldn't decide where to go to college, ran from the opportunities to file for scholarships and ended up attending junior college. The kids there seem to already know where they are going to college and what exactly they want to be (ex: dentist, doctor, engineer...etc). I don't know if this is a cultural thing since most of the kids come from an Asian backgroud. However, my daughter wasn't so settled on her future and the pressure to 'know' what to do with your future really freaked her out. She didn't want to 'pick' her career like the others for fear it would be wrong.

- submitted by a parent
July 16, 2008
Very good for sports and extracurriculars. Academics are also spectacular at this school. A warning though, the IB program is extremely challenging and is only for hard-working and truly motivated people.

- submitted by a student
no rating July 05, 2008
We've had two children graduate from Troy. Our daughter was all-world and still is. She did IB, took a ton of advanced AP courses and as she never received a grade less than 'A' she was catered to, given tons of honors and put in that 'special' category. Our son however, barely made Troy Tech and went to Troy only because Fullerton HS is a thug-ridden campus and that's not his bent. He was not an 'A' student but an athlete who had a learning disability and a life outside school. Troy basically had no use for him and chose to pass him by no matter how hard we & he tried to get their attention. The moral of this story is that a student should only go to Troy if they have no learning disabilities because the administration has no time for those who do-they are punitive.

- submitted by a parent
June 15, 2008
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- submitted by a student
May 23, 2008
This is a very challenging school, and people work hard. There's stress. But truthfully, the problem is that the students ae under a lot of pressure by parents to be perfect at everything. The school isn't really designed for students to be in the highest level of classes in every area. It's designed for students to be in the honors classes in the areas they are legitimately good at. I think parents need to be a little more realistic--not every kid is bound for Harvard. Some of us don't care about honors everything. I love English and history, and I have amazing teachers in those areas.

- submitted by a student
no rating May 08, 2008
I am an alumni who graduated 2004. I have to say, Troy High School was definitely a great school. Yes, the administration was too focused on making the school look good to really care about the students. I was in TT/IB and played a sport and pretty much had my handle full with extra-curricular activities. Still, I definitely had time to play. Sure some nights consisted of no sleep or just a few hours....let me correct that...most nights consissted of little sleep. However, I still felt like I experience the 'normal' high school experience. I went to dances, hung out with friends, etc. It is all about time management and working efficiently. If by the end of Troy you couldnt finish all your work and still have time to go out and have fun, well tough luck.

- submitted by a student
no rating April 13, 2008
I am a former 2004 graduate of Troy High School. I graduated from Troy Tech and completed the full International Baccalaureate Diploma. It was beneficial in that the massive work load helped my work ethic and I found my freshman year of college to be easier than my peers. However, the competition is very intense and it starts even before 9th grade. Most students at Troy are Troy Tech/IB, and there is entrance test to even get in. I know of many parents sending their students to tutoring centers to prepare for the 'Troy Exam.' Some teachers are great, but others are definitely sub-par. If I was a parent and had to send my child to high school, I would not choose Troy. Choose a non-magnet, highly rated public school where your child can have an enriching but normal high school experience.

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March 04, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
February 14, 2008
It's a great school, if you work hard, you'll end up in hard classes. Technology oriented school.

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February 06, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
January 04, 2008
Troy High School is a blue ribbon school as well as attaining many other acheivements in academics, athletics, and extra curricular activities.

- submitted by a student
December 27, 2007
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- submitted by a student
December 20, 2007
As a 2004 graduate of Troy and a soon to be graduate from college, this high school was very benefical. I was in Troy Tech, and even though I did not major in the field of computer science I learned alot of lessons that will benefit me in life. There are of course good and bad aspects to every school, but the good aspects out way the bad at Troy. Yes there is alot of homework but most of the teachers are preparing the students for college. I know that my teachers did. The amount of homework could be alot at times but I was fully prepared for college because of it. I had my good teachers and bad. Some of the teachers are not nurturing but you can find that at any school. Overall, I think that this school was great.

- submitted by a student
December 07, 2007
If you are self-motivated and want to succeed in college, Troy is the place for you. I know many new graduates who are in college now and they all say college is 'piece of cake' and are grateful they were exposed to the challenging courses at Troy. My child plays 2 sports, volunteers weekly and takes TT/IB classes and maintains excellent grades. Yes, there are nights of only 5 hours of sleep and yes, some of the classes are rigorous but she is motivated. She is mindful of the payoff in 3 1/2 years.

- submitted by a parent
December 06, 2007
Academics are so important nowadays wherever you go .BUT students need a caring and nurturing environment in their school too,which is lacking here at TROY!

- submitted by a student
no rating November 30, 2007
Definitely not a place for any student that wants to have a normal High School life. Extremely stressful, rigorous courses. On average, a student in IB/TT gets about 3-5 hours of sleep. In addition, there are on average about 15 test/quiz weekly. Definitely, not a choice for the normal student. But if you looking for challenge, go for it.

- submitted by a student
November 25, 2007
Troy High School is a disapointment. The leadership at this school has a one track mind- money. The administration's main focus is to make 'the top 25 schools' list. If they accomplish this, they receive more money from the district. This is not a well balanced school for your child.

- submitted by a community member
November 05, 2007
There's no social life here. All you do is focus, esp. if you are in International baccalaurreate classes. We need improvement on our bathroom facilities.

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October 12, 2007
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October 11, 2007
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May 30, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
February 27, 2007
With a new principal in place as of Fall 2006, Troy High School has somewhat changed in comparison to its previous years. Troy is slowly shifting from just focusing and excelling in academics to being an accredited, well-rounded school. This can especially be seen by the undeniable successes of sports teams and NJROTC and rising support for art programs. Also, whether it is temporary or permanent, more and more students are able to juggle academics and extracurriculars evenly, exerting strong efforts in both. However, Troy is still a very demanding school. With the high levels of stress among IB/TT students, I'd like to say that illnesses do come and go quickly. But, the secret to success at Troy is mainly motivation and ambition. A large group of students at Troy are capable of getting the grades they want, it's just mainly whether or not they want to work for it.

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February 25, 2007
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December 19, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
December 14, 2006
I am a graduate of the IB/Tech program and I'm now a 4th year at UCLA. Troy was by far more academically rigorous than UCLA. If you can make it through the IB/Tech program then college will be a breeze (unless you're premed, in which case good luck). That's a big 'if' though - Troy definitely isn't for everyone. Students looking for a more complete high school experience - socially and otherwise - need not apply. Troy is a school for those extremely motivated students, and in my opinion it's only worth it if you're in the IB/Tech program. Looking back now, I definitely would have preferred going elsewhere for high school, but it was still a great experience nonetheless.

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November 09, 2006
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June 04, 2006
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June 04, 2006
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- submitted by a student
May 07, 2006
troy is a great school for those who have the mentality to handle it. the school is high in levels of stress and competition is incredibly tense. the teachers are terrific, with some exceptions, and care a lot about a student's growth. there are many opportunities at troy concerning music, art, sports, and extreacurricular activities and the student has a wide range of options to choose from if he/she is not swamped with work. parents are pretty involved in the school's ongoing activities and conduct dances, fundraisers, etc. for the school.

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2006
Excellent. My daughter loves it. Well-rounded and amazing math and science opportunities

- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2006
Troy High school is only if your child is completely qualified for IB. Troy High does not give any support to those who aren't in the International Baccalaureate Program. The staff is not welcoming to students and kids who are not in IB receive little support from the school.

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January 17, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
no rating January 08, 2006
Great high school if you are considering a background in computer science.

- submitted by a student
November 23, 2005
Great academic programs. Many of the students are very smart. If you kid is up for the rigors of academic life, go for it. Mine truly enjoyed his school. I did not life the fact that many were excluded from AP courses. My son got and A- in Trig and was not even allowed to test to get into the AP calculus class. The staff is kind of snooty. I would like them to be a somewhat softer, warmer bunch. It is not as if they intevented the wheel. The student population is just plain smart. If your kid is not up to the competition(is just better than average), don't enroll him/her! Your student may all of a suddden become a below average student. Colleges also look at class rank. Overall, a very good school.

- submitted by a parent
August 15, 2005
Execellent school. Great programs, friendly people, nice sourroundings, and good teachers. It has well diversify accademic curriculum and after school programs.

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August 01, 2005
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July 27, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
July 25, 2005
I'm a recent Troy alumnus who attends an Ivy league school. Troy is an excellent school for high-achievers. It is not suited for average students who would score in the top of their class at other public schools but only in the 2nd decile or so at Troy. Going to a tougher school will make top-tier school admissions much more difficult if you are not near the top of your class. Teaching staff is good in the IB and honors classes, although many teachers (and the administration in general) do play favorites. The regular classes have a huge variance in teacher quality. Extracurricular activities are available if your children want them (of course, it's probably you who wants them, not them). Troy has a reputation for excellence, but it's more due to the quality of the students than anything else. Troy basically steals many good students from all the other districts.

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June 21, 2005
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June 15, 2005
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June 12, 2005
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June 05, 2005
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- submitted by a student
no rating May 30, 2005
Very school school, good IB program.

- submitted by a former student
May 11, 2005
goood shcool

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2005
This is a great school for the maths and sciences. However I wouldn't recommend this school if your son/daughter isn't particularly strong in these subjects.

- submitted by a student
April 03, 2005
Troy is a very difficult high school: our normal classes use the textbook for other school's honors classes. I had an IB/Tech friend who got mainly C's so she transferred to Diamond Bar High School, where she is now a straight A star student. Troy is very difficult, but as a result we score higher on tests, such as the SAT, SAT II's and AP tests. Our success is due to our amazing teachers. Overall, the school is very motivating because of the high level of intelligence among students and teachers. There is very little bullying, no popular crowd that rules the school, and lots of interracial interaction. Our school is very diverse, and walking around the school you'll hear multiple languages.

- submitted by a student
March 31, 2005
I had two sons go this school and we live 35 miles away. They were both Troy Tech. They both did NJROTC and had a good education, however the school is less than ok in some areas. The foreign laguage program is poor to fair at best and the English classes for the non-IB students do not provide adequate feedback in writing. Whatever writing skills they have going in will be the same at graduation. The honors chemistry class one of my kids took was harder than the class he had at the Naval Academy. NJROTC is a great progam but not really appreciated at the school. The adminstration definitely dotes on the IB kids but they are a source of pride for the school. My daughter went to an excellent private prep school and had better preparation in writing and small classes. Overall, worth the drive to Troy.

- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2005
Troy has high standards for their academics. The problem is the student's sleep/health really suffers if they want to also pursue extracurricular activities. Most of the teachers are highly competent, however, they tend to give excessive assignments. The administration leaves a lot to be desired. The various principals, counselors, etc. are generally unapproachable. The biggest improvement they could make would be to work with the parents - accept feedback and questions and act like they truly care about the students, not just the test scores.

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March 22, 2005
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March 20, 2005
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March 12, 2005
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January 17, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
January 10, 2005
First off, if you're child is self-motivated my best advice is to steer clear of this school. It will only damage their grades because any smart, self-motivated child would not put up with the amount of work and effort required by this school for only marginally better classes. Also, they will not have a chance to do any extra-curricular learning of self-interesting subjects as they will have less than even the required time of a teenager for sleep. This is in the honors program of course. The computer sciences classes at Troy are 'the best' per an external audit but is not better than teaching oneself the programming languages at one's own pace, without the baggage of a grade. There is a very low required parental involvement at Troy. However, most parents of Honors/IB troy students are overbearing and disrespect their childrens' need for a proper education in an environment of_their_choosing. The_only_somewhat_worthwhile_programs_at_Troy are_its _History_and_English_classes. Nothing_else_is_worth_it_if_your_child_is_as described. Education_should_not_be_punishment.

- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
September 02, 2004
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- submitted by a student
June 27, 2004
May seem like a good school but it is not. Too much homework and projects put an unreasonable demand on the children. Not a place to go if you want your student to have a balanced life.

- submitted by a parent
June 21, 2004
The overall quality of the school is excellent due to a large numbers of high achieving students going into the achool every year. However, students seem to excel most academically and not much time to be involved in extracurricular activities due to heavy study load. Perhaps a few of the super gifted students may handle well and excel in all areas. I would like to see that the school encourages more extracurricular activities / enrichment / and balance of student lives.

- submitted by a parent
May 31, 2004
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- submitted by a student
May 04, 2004
My child currently attends Troy. I think the academics offered by Troy are excellent and Troy does a great job of preparing most of its students for college. What disturbs me is the arrogance displayed by the administration. Academic progress should be the first goal of any school; the administration at Troy becomes prohibitive at times with academic progress. Instead of enabling progress I ve seen examples of the administration discouraging it. Access to classes and programs such as Troy Tech & IB shouldn't be viewed as a privilege for the elite but as a goal that every student can strive for, with support. My experience so far is that its more important to be revered for being in the IB program than to figure out ways of getting as many students as possible academically prepared to enter TroyTech or IB. What message does that really send?

- submitted by a parent
December 31, 2003
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- submitted by a student
November 20, 2003
I graduated in the class of 1993, I went to the school when the tech program was still young. We had a successful sports program. It was a great school. NJROTC was not there just yet. I do think we had supervison and we definitely had people who were capable of showing discipline. I understand that as a student, I may not have felt that way about the school. Looking back, it was sweet. There were Drafting classes, Auto classes and shop classes at Troy, and many people took advantage of those classes and had their parents cars fixed. My class was fantastic and we supported one another. We had our Grad Night at the School instead of wasting it in the Disneyland parking lot. We worked hard to have 4 great years and so did our teachers! I have kept mild contact with a few of them and a friend of mine since then has joined the faculty as a teacher. The school(in my day) had a benefit by being near Cal State Fullerton in that kids could go to college classes and 'look ahead' they can take advantage of the library. I am not sure if it is a closed school now or not, but we didn't abuse that privilege and it was great for us! Besides that there were free concerts at CSUF at lunch and seeing No Doubt, Social Distortion and Red Hot Chili Peppers for lunch isn't a bad deal over a sandwich.

- submitted by a community member
November 11, 2003
Very happy with moving my child from a private school to Troy. Troy has proven to be the best choice over the nearby Private School. I feel Troy will provide better College preparation than the Private School. Keep up the good work Troy Faculty and Staff.

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2003
I agree with the person above that talked about nonrecognition for the general ed. and arts progams. Troy High School has been strictly labeled the 'tech', 'math', and 'sciences' school. It is not like the average high school because mostly everyone there has a high intellect and most come from far away just to attend. The reputation of this school is sky high, and why wouldn't it be? The teachers are fantastic and the campus is clean, small, and people are friendly. Because of the small campus, there is more time for social interaction and it's like a big community where everyone knows one another. Sure, things can be improved, but for the most part, I really liked attending this school and I thought it was a worthwhile experience.

- submitted by a community member
September 28, 2003
Troy is a wonderful school for college-bound students. The teachers are very skilled in their learned areas, and stay at Troy precisely because of the caliber of students who chose to attend the school. As a current senior involved in the IB/Tech programs, I have little to complain about. However, a student who is not involved in these programs might feel their talents and interests are overshadowed by the academic achievements of IB/Tech students. This is not to say the drama, visual/performing arts, NJROTC, athletics, and other programs on campus are not great--they are--but a student with interests in these areas might consider going to a high school where their endeavors are not undermined.

- submitted by a community member
September 06, 2003
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- submitted by a community member
August 26, 2003
Troy High School is an excellent school for academically involved people.However, the office administration is not very genuine.

- submitted by a community member
August 22, 2003
Troy High School provides excellent facilities which are conducive to the learning of the students. The Troy Tech Program and the IB program are both excellent and prepare students for a fine collegiate carreer. The school is lacking, however, in its upkeep of the restroom facilities, which are a health risk to the students. Additionally, the school is sending students into the world with factual knowledge, but lacks practical knowledge (e.g. Auto Shop, Home Ec, Wood Shop, etc.).

- submitted by a community member
no rating August 22, 2003
I am currently a senior at Troy. I don't feel that it is a good school. If you're 'Troy Tech' or 'IB',etc. sure it's great.-You'll get away with everything and be given huge praise. However, if you're non-'Tech' or 'IB' you won't get the same respect.-or recognition. Our principal only goes to 'Tech'/'IB' related events with exception of the end of the year awards that are past out to the non-'Tech'/'IB' students. Our extracurricular activities have little to no funding and don't get the recognition they deserve. The people in band, dance, drama, choir, drawing/painting, and sports all work their tails off all year long and their accomplishments go un-noticed and are shrugged off many times. Sure they get an annoucement over the PA sometimes and maybe a little ASB aranged rally at break(thank you ASB);D that lasts about 5 minutes.-5 minutes is all they get for all their hard work and determination. They have to go through fundraising many times during the year to pay for little things b/c the money the school gets they waste on plants that die within a few months b/c the students throw their garbage and half full sodas, starbucks, or other choice beverage into the planter. Money gets wasted every time they buy new plants for 'beautification' purposes.-That huge black gate they just put up this past year at the north gym doesn't help our school look any more attractive. If you have plans for your child to attend Troy you might want to rethink that decision.-If they're smart and don't care about the arts-it'll be fine for them. However, if your child is interested in the arts I would suggest another school.-Our arts teachers are great at what they do.-but their accomplishments are often un-noticed and un-appreciated. Our school is very crowded and people that don't even live in the Fullerton district go to our school just b/c they're smart enough to pass some exam.-while someone who lives who lives closer to Fullerton high(about 10 blocks away from Troy) can't go to Troy b/c they're 'not as advanced as other students.' I am sorry if I have offended anyone as that was not my intention, but I just feel that as a student I can give a true insight to the school.

- submitted by a community member
August 20, 2003
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- submitted by a former student
August 19, 2003
I think that Troy is a great school. It has a little bit of something for everyone and allows kids to get a head without haveing to pay extra for going to a private school.

- submitted by a former student
August 10, 2003
troy is a very good school when you look at it's academic performance but i think the childern need a little bit more discipline. and they should've talked about the rotc program in the video yearbook. thank you

- submitted by a community member
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Troy High School
2200 East Dorothy Lane, Fullerton, CA  92831
(714) 626-4401
Last modified Troy High School is a Public school that serves grades 8-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Troy High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 109 reviews. Top