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9-12
Public
Hacienda Heights, CA
Students enrolled: 2,053

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15325 East Los Robles Avenue
Hacienda Heights, CA 91745

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(626) 934-5400
(626) 855-3145
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April 21, 2014
I'm currently a senior at Los Altos, and I must say that I had a great experience at this school. I may not have been one of the top students at this school, but I managed to keep my grades in check while still going out to parties and hanging out with friends. This school helped me grow academically, socially, and emotionally. Looking back at my four years at this place, I realized how much I've grown up and also changed for the better. The teacher quality is great, if you take the right classes. Of course, every school has their sub-par teachers, and phenomenal teachers. And in my personal experience, the teachers here were wonderful. I may have had a few duds, but for the most part, they kept me inspired, and guided me in my life beyond stone cold academics. They helped me grow emotionally and socially as a young adult. Los Altos may not be the "perfect" school, but it is exactly those imperfections that made this school such an interesting and amazing experience. It wasn't just school, it was a home. I am proud to graduate from Los Altos, and I am proud to be a Conqueror, and a future UCR student. Thank you, Los Altos High School Once a Conqueror, Always a Conqueror.

- submitted by a student
February 28, 2014
Curently A senior.. I have to say that i have learned so much from attending this school. Many might say they dislike it here but the honest truth is that it depends on your attitude. This school is full of school spirit and encourage others. our homecoming queen this year has special needs . we all love her dearly and she is also a cheer leader. we dont discriminate. the staff is amazing, super nice and more than helpful. the programs are amazing. i am on the dance team and its like my second family. i love all of them . im sad to graduate but ive had a great experience at los altos

- submitted by a student
February 16, 2014
As a freshmen last year for summer school this school just to say is not awsome you would not like this school at all because the teachers at this school don't really give you that one on one your child needs and plus when in class you can't concetrate that much because you got kids in thier don't know how to thier filthy mouth up and just to say do not send your child to this school at all thanks.

- submitted by a community member
May 29, 2013
As a freshman in LAHS i would say that my experience was terrible the staff and the police guard there is terrible but the teachers are amazing when I first when to summer school they signed me up for a course that said they'll review everything in middle school i learned when i went there i noticed it was a class that i didn't need so the next day i went to the office and they told me that algebra 1 was full so i asked what i can do and they said either take the course or no summer school so i went back to the class and then i asked if i can use the vending machines cause i saw other kid in my class and the teacher said yes when i was out to buy something i heard the school cop yelling at me to go to back to class so i bought the snacks and Gatorade when suddenly the cop started to come my way. It gives no right for a police officer to yell at students that done nothing wrong it even say in the bill of rights and i didnt even break the law finally this school a joke the staff and people don't care about student concerns and also i saw 80 % gangs members so im telling you dont go to los altos

- submitted by a student
February 13, 2013
As a senior at LAHS, I would say that your experience at Los Altos is pretty much what you make of it. There are plenty of great opportunities available to students; however, at the same time there are many things that the school is lacking in. There aren't as many AP classes as there really should be (due to lack of funding and interest) and no IB or National Honor Society programs, but the school does have an engineering program that many other schools in the area lack. The ASB and Renaissance programs at the school are great and are a highlight of the school. Like I said earlier, there are opportunities available to students if they look for them, but students really need drive at this school. There isn't a huge number of motivated students on campus and the environment is not that academically competitive, but if you have motivation you'll find your niche. There really are some great people here. The administration here is inefficient and frustrating at times. As far as teachers go, there are a few really good ones on campus. Almost all of them are in the honors/AP classes. A lot of them don't really do anything, however.

- submitted by a student
August 06, 2012
Principal needs to engage more with the students. The bathrooms need to be cleaned better and the lunch lines are too long. I wish the CHP would patrol during the morning rush and afternoon.

- submitted by a parent
August 05, 2012
My child is beginning her sophomore year. The staff and teachers have been amazing. The administration has been supportive to any concerns that i may have had during the past year. The counseling department has listened to both myself and my daughter as to what we feel her educational needs are. My child is an honor student and i truly feel her educational needs will continue to be met by the administration and staff

- submitted by a parent
February 14, 2012
I'm a senior at Los Altos High School and the teachers and the administration are superb!

- submitted by a student
January 05, 2012
First and foremost, I am grateful my child is a Sr. at this school. Since her Freshman yr. the school continues to plummet in its desire to provide a quality education. There is a handful of teachers that deserve to call themselves teachers. Look at the stats, you can see where most fail. The admin. treats parents as a bother rather than being helpful. The office personnel, forget it unless you want to be treated like a student. Trying to get info. about anything is a nightmare! If you don't have access to a computer forget being informed no more notes home. Now lets talk about books, they cannot seem to provide the students with much needed books to use and they must share. Appar. it is more imp. have a new pool and Marquise rather than an education. Classrooms are either freezing or burning hot. My student won't use the restroom due to the filth wich is probably a health department issue. Food has been served moldy and lunch lines are horrible. If you're a parent dropping your student off, what a nightmare. Serious inj. have occured due to lack of patrol. This school only cares about student numbers for money not education. Think twice before attending here!

- submitted by a parent
July 17, 2011
This administration is worried more about numbers than the students. They wanted new pools, so they over populated the school. Guess what kids are now attending Los Altos all the rejects from Bassett, La Puente and El Monte. You wounder why the violance at Los Altos has more than tripled in the last few years. My son's freshmen year they had 8 arrests in one day at the school. All those rejects from the other areas also involved in gangs, do you know what happens when you mix multi gangs at the same school. What I just told you, multi arrests per day. A good example of that is those eight arrests matched the that one day matched the total for the year, the year before. Keep your kids away from this school it really is worse than Workman and La Puente High.

- submitted by a parent
January 12, 2011
I really like this school and have many good friends. The environment is extremely safe, we have nothing to worry about, the campus is clean and we have nice things. We have a new pool, and new labs, it's very nice. However, I have barely seen the principal or heard her say anything that was motivating. We really get no communication from her whatsoever. Sometimes we wonder what she's even doing, I've probably only seen her twice or a little more.

- submitted by a student
January 05, 2011
Los Altos High School is great. I don't understand some of th comments being made except that change is always hard for some. The API has increased over the last three years, AP scores have improved, there is a new Medical Academy as well as a young energetic staff. The principal is focused on academics and not athletics but is highly active and involved in the student activities. The counselors are great and have switched to an alpha system so they follow the students each year.

- submitted by a parent
March 21, 2010
While some of the teachers and staff look out for us, there are still many problems at LAHS. Our school needs better principal leadership because this year many student nor have I even seen our principal more than maybe a couple of times, previously i have learned from past students and teachers were very praiseful of previous principals like mr. roberts who they say was always there and involved, which is all the students really want

- submitted by a student
March 17, 2010
Of course we've had so many changes - a new principle, block scheduling, budget cuts. But if you, (or your child, if you are a parent reading this) actually take your education serious you would realize it's not half bad at all. Our library recently opened up after a year of thinking seniors had seen the last of it. Some of the staff or administration, even other students (those who have been here long enough) can actually help you with whatever it is you need. Sure, we need improvement in principal leadership and parent involvement, but if you're really going to blame the school for your bad grades or the little fights that go on, think again. Most of the student body is great, but those who aren't so much are really what's making you think this school looks bad.

- submitted by a student
no rating February 04, 2010
Hi there! I am a parent of two children who currently attend Los Altos. One is a sophmore and one is a senior. When my children began Los Altos, I was very excited because Mr. Roberts was dedicated to the students and school. Now, the new principal allows the students to disrespect her and there is no interest in the students education. It is very unfortunate, because you have a handful of 'excellent' teachers, but 90% at Los Altos basically just want a pay check...and that is it. As for the counselors they are definitely not there to help you. Its evident that they too are there to get paid. There's a lot of favoritism with teachers and counselors. I am just very happy my senior will be graduting this year and my sophmore will be removed and place elsewhere. Its sad and unfortunate!

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January 04, 2010
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- submitted by a student
November 25, 2009
I'm a current student here, and I must say that if given a choice I wouldn't go here. Sure some teachers are wonderful, but that's just some. Although the school is highly known, I do have to point out that it is no longer a glorious place, and those of you that graduated back when the schools was a top notch place would be very disappointed if you went back there. Trash is a major issue, and the student body is hardly disciplined. The counselors try to help, but they go about helping in the wrong ways. They do not help a students well-being at all. The former principle Mr. Roberts has since retired, and the current principle has done nothing productive or inspirational, and in my opinion is unable to motivate like Mr. Roberts. Overall, the staff does not inspire nor motivate me at all, although some teachers are phenomenal.

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September 14, 2009
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July 31, 2009
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- submitted by a teacher
July 16, 2009
I am going to be a sophmore next year and im highly disapointed in this school, i expected it to be better than any other school, i rather go to wilson than here, and all the teachers dont care about their students education except for a few awsome teachers that teach here. All the school cares about it money and getting more students

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June 14, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
June 02, 2009
i'm currently a sophomore there and extremely disappointed in the school. although it was a few amazing teachers that truly stand out most of the teachers are rude, careless, and only seem to care about there API and star test scores. the school has a very bad atmosphere and huge tension between races. the school itself is nothing to boast about. back in the 70s-90s it was a great place to be, but not anymore. the sports are even going down hill. there was at the least 8 fights that broke out in between the middle of the yr! not good.

- submitted by a student
April 13, 2009
I've attended 3 different high schools and Los Altos High School is by far the worst one I've gone to. I deeply regret spending any time there. My biggest regret is graduating from this poor excuse of a 'California Distinguished' high school. Teachers are unhelpful, counselors are uncooperative and it seems no one cares about your education; only how you can improve their test scores. Don't send your child here!

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March 27, 2009
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- submitted by a student
February 05, 2009
My son is a freshman this year and coming from a private school I was concerned. However, his experience has been a great one. He's gotten involved, made great friends. Teachers have always been available for comment and most communicate regularly via email and are very responsive. This whole budget situation I'm sure is causing a strain, but thus far experience is very good.

- submitted by a parent
January 19, 2009
Tschool's main purpose is to get high API scores and those california state tests--anything to make the school 'look good.' They spend so much time focusing on those aspects, that they neglect to focus on the more important things such as SAT's, college prep, etc.

- submitted by a parent
January 19, 2009
Not a good school. Not enough words to describe what is wrong with this school. I am just glad to be leaving this school before things get even worse than they already are. If I were a freshman, I would beg my parents to enroll me in a private school far away from here.

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December 24, 2008
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December 09, 2008
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- submitted by a student
November 11, 2008
Los Altos is a pretty good school over all. They have some amazing teacher, a great Performing Arts Academy, possibly one of the best in the nation in my opinion. It has been the best four years of my life and I am sad that I am going leave such a wonderful place in June

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November 03, 2008
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October 28, 2008
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October 16, 2008
You are not allowed to drop out of any AP. That i think is unfair because if your having trouble than you should be allowed to drop out. The Administator is very rude sometimes dosen't listen to parents/students. Overall this school has a lot of racial tensions.

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October 01, 2008
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September 21, 2008
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September 04, 2008
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June 17, 2008
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- submitted by a community member
January 14, 2008
Los Altos High its one of the best schools in the US. It has great plans, great teachers and a lot of differents school activities. Im a former student there and im very involve in extracurricular acrivites. Its a very good school choice!

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January 08, 2008
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October 03, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2006
Administrative staff and teachers are very good in general. Some of the support staff are in need of being replaced. Their lack of friendliness and professionism is obvious, and this hurts the schools image. Sports and clubs are very good.

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September 17, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
September 07, 2005
Truly a great School; Turning out the future leaders of tomorrow. Whether it s through the advance placement academic programs, the engineering program, or the performing arts brings out the talents of each individual. It will give your child motivation and desirer to be the best they can be.

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August 22, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
August 19, 2005
Los Altos is a 'California Distinguished School' and I have been very satisfied with it's academics. My daughter graduated from Los Altos and will be attending a UC this fall. Her academic schedule was good. She was able to take Honor and AP classes. Her involvement in sports and clubs which enriched her High Shool experience. Her new counselor was very helpful and answered all my questions in a timely manner. I was able to meet a lot of parents through the involvement in sports. We had plenty of school functions where everyone was able to get to know each other. I have another daughter still attending and I know she will also have a wonderful experience at Los Altos. Mr. Roberts the principle was always at every function. He was very involved and greated us personally. He has also made our experience at LosAltos wonderful.

- submitted by a parent
July 28, 2005
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- submitted by a student
July 17, 2005
This high school is grat for students that whant to persue a field in Engineering. The famous Academy of engineering is well known for giving student hands on experience. Also the school has plenty of activities for students interested in sports and music.

- submitted by a former student
June 19, 2005
very average school. there's nothing spectacular about it that makes it stand out nor is there anything horrible that makes it unacceptable. teachers are also very average. there needs to be more encouragements from counselors so that more students will go to college instead of settling for less In fact, I was accepted to all the UC's except two and am currently a grad student. As for the campus, it is very safe - once a student enters the campus, it is nearly impossible to leave.

- submitted by a former student
January 23, 2004
I have served on the scholarship review committee for the district, for 9 years, and would like people to know that Los Altos Graduates are accepted into the top universities in the country, as well as Annapolis and West Point. A top notch education can be had at Los Altos!

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Los Altos High School
15325 East Los Robles Avenue, Hacienda Heights, CA  91745
(626) 934-5400
Last modified Los Altos High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Los Altos High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 54 reviews. Top