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9-12
Public district
Inglewood, CA
Students enrolled: 1,517
 

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231 South Grevillea Avenue
Inglewood, CA 90301

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(310) 680-5200
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September 12, 2014
I graduated this year from inglewood high school and I cant say it's a bad school. The negatives of the school would be that there are many students that don't take the school seriously, the staff isn't understanding, the counselors wont help much, the attendance office was the worse, the worst part about this school was that every idea that we gave to raise money or to have fun would be rejected. I was a teachers assistant on my senior year and the most frustrating thing was that the students always waiting until the day before the grades are due to turn in items that the teacher repeatidly told them to turn in, it would be frustrating and annoying. The positives of this school was the food was great, the electives are really interesting if the student is willing to try new things, it has a college center in the main building, and has amazing ap courses. Although the school isn't so challenging and doesn't have much money. You have to work with what you have I would recommend a day at the school and see how the students and teachers behave

- submitted by a community member

September 10, 2013
Some people say its a bad school but it is not. There are great things happening at inglewood such as a great band, sports and others. The bad kids make up 20-30% of the school but is easy to ignore. Westside schools say bad things but inglewood highschool is up and coming to past them.

- submitted by a community member

August 01, 2013
Hello ,My name is Emara Valentine and I have been attending Inglewood High School for three years now. Honestly we all know that Inglewood High has its reputation, But when you actually there and have experienced things its not how people make it seem. I'm sure people base it on many things such as; riots/fights and test scores. Test scores something Inglewood needs to approve on, but I'm positive that if us students had a lot more preparation the scores would improve. As for me I care about my education I just passed my sophomore year with a 4.0 GPA and I'm absolutely proud of my self to know that my environment cant effect how I think and feel about school. Also there are a lot if teachers who care a lot about the students and how we feel and the grades we get because they may have similar upbringings or can relate to situations we've been in. Inglewood High may have its pros and cons but for the most part their are students who are actually learning and are going to good colleges.

- submitted by a community member

April 06, 2011
So I'm a freshman at IHS right now & this schools isn't as bad as it seems. I am in the GATE program & so my parents wanted me to apply for City Honors. But my moral is, " Don't knock it, until you try it. " So I went to my homeschool which is Inglewood. I had heard of all the bad rumors and truthfully the school is trying. If you notice, all the surrounding schools are charter or you have to apply. So we automatically get some of the bad students, but they make up 20% of us. Most of us care but due to the kids who don't try we look bad. To anyone wodering about the school, it depends what you want in life. Like if you play sports, then you should go here. We have a great sports program. If you focus on school the maybe City Honors or Animo. But still consider us becuase we have AVID ( college prep ) & due to that I'm 1 year ahead of my friends at other schools. We have a collge center and we have a variety of electives. The school spirit is somewhat okay ~ We have random DJ things at lunch. We've had only two pep rallies so far though. But Homecoming week was a b l a s t. So thats it ~ Before you talk, go check us out. Go Wood ~

- submitted by a student

December 23, 2010
I graduated last year in the top ten and I now am a freshman....See the main difference between inner city schools and predominantly white and/or Asian schools is that urban schools focus on getting the student out (graduating them). On the contrary, suburban schools focus on getting their students into college. Minorities tend to reward failure, while others reward success. Most of the positive reviews don t quite make comprehendible sense. Even though ones success in college is up to them, HS is designed to make the transition smoother. Each level of schooling is supposed to prepare you for the next level right?? So think about that before you start to put all of the blame on students. Student tend to do what they see; so if they see adults/faculty rewarding them just for graduating as suppose to being accepted into college, they will do the bare minimum. So to wrap this up, even though I was able to succeed in college, I was not prepared by my teachers. If I had to do it all over again I would have went to a better high school where the principal and the majority of the staff cared more about the children rather than their paychecks.

- submitted by a student

December 09, 2009
After reading the comment from the former student who was one of the Top 10 and Honors, I have to say that college is what you make it. I too graduated from Inglewood High although I was not in the Top 10 nor was I a Honors Student however I feel that my teachers did prepare me to the best of their ability. I had to put forth some effort myself. I once felt that high school was a joke and the teachers couldn't possibly know what they are talking about how prepared other students were in college. I must say that Inglewood High School got me to college, it gave me the foundation to accept my responisblity and work very hard to achieve my goal. THere are a lot of people that graduated from IHS and have gone on to higher education and finished....I'm one of them

- submitted by a community member
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December 09, 2009
My son graduated from Inglewood High School and went on to a four year university on a full academic scholarship. I think the teachers at IHS were very helpful throughout his years. I believe that some people should not blame the school for their hard time in college. I don't think college was designed to be easy

- submitted by a parent

November 18, 2009
As a former Honors student who graduated in the top 10 and went on to attend a well known university, I can honestly say that I was very unprepared for higher education by IHS. Though the majority of my instructors were caring and hard working, their teaching resources were extremely limited. Coupled with the school's violence and obvious segregation issues, this school cannot provide the level of education required to successfully attend a four year university. That said, it is up to the student or parent to put in the extra time and effort to master the outdated materials provided. If you or your child are currently attending IHS, know that you will have to work twice as hard as the 'Palisades kids' to make it through your first year of college. Like all things in life however, if you work hard enough, you'll eventually adapt and succeed.

- submitted by a community member

September 26, 2009
inglewood high school, i attend this school now, there acedemic hopes are high, the school needs the parents to involve their students in school more and get their students todo their work, the scool tries but theres 3 factors, the school the parent and the student. me myself have had a pretty good experience, here thus far, there college program is good for college help, and there cheer, drill and band is fantastic. the teachers could involve themselves more, in the students education more, and i beleive that would be possible through a blocked schedule. the school would be greater if they improved lunch time activities, more rallys, more spirit. the api is 601, they want 800 this year, they have high expectations, our school is talented, but again the parents need to get involved. this school is very social with one another. just for a ps.

- submitted by a student

September 23, 2009
This school is immense. One of the best schools, ever. Let alone, I love it. x

- submitted by a student
no rating
June 14, 2009
I have currently been attending inglewood high for 2 years going on 3 and i have to say there isnt one thing rigorous about the school. We barely have a handful of teachers that care, and everything but learning is going on.Our security guards are okay but arent focused on their job. Everything is unorganized like our attendance program which is ruining peoples grades based on attendance. Our school is always on the verge of losing credits, and just because we have a good band doesnt make up for the fact that our test scores are horrible. The surrounding neighborhood isnt dangerous but the people who walk around it are. I wouldnt recommend this school to any student who has the hopes of being successful.

- submitted by a student

April 24, 2009
My daughter has attended this school for 9-11 grade & has remained on the honors& principals roll continuosly. The school no longer has a college advisor & getting information on Major & Private Universities is useless there.My daughter has been waiting for a signature for over 1 year now so she could start a girls empowerment mentoring club, the national sponsor has even called. It is hard for determined students & involved parents to get help from the main office personel. This school has been threatened with loosing it's acreditdation for a while now.Aside from the violence & gambling you have to be concerned with the revolving door of overly friendly, touchy security officers.It's a disappointment to our next generation of Doctors, Scientist , Scholors & so on. Praise God we've been accepted to Palisades Charter next year. Hope this helps someone & there are some helpful wonderful teachers at Inglewood.

- submitted by a parent

April 18, 2009
I have been going to Inglewood for three years and will not be attending for my senior year. This school exhibits unsatisfactory workmanship and is the epitome of where not to go to school. The principal and most of the staff do not care about the students and they only care about reviews and upcoming test scores so that the school will look good but in actuality it is not a good school. They do not prepare you for college let alone prepare you to meet the requirements to graduate. I would never recommend this school to anyone who is serious about furthering their education.

- submitted by a student

January 12, 2009
I like this school its not that bad as people say it is, plus it has a wonderful band, they won BOTB so its not bad i know i like it.

- submitted by a student

June 19, 2008
182 seniors of the class of 2008 accepted to 4 year colleges. Avid program - 22 of 27 seniors accepted to UC's College Summit Performing Arts Academy JROTC A hots of sports Peer Mediation African Alliance Caring & Efficient Administrative staff

- submitted by a teacher

June 06, 2008
I am a current senior who's graduating from inglewood high within a week and a half and i can say that i have had one of the best 4 years in high school possible. Inglewood High has prepared me so far to excel to the school of my choice which i will be attending next year (SJSU). i have to say that all the rumors and everything about inglewood isnt true because inglewood isnt so bad.. those are just words that morningside students throw out there. But hoonestly i would say that inglewood high is overall a better school than morningside

- submitted by a student
no rating
April 07, 2008
The school could have better security. Students are able to leave campus at their liesure. The Counselors are unresponsive and the staff isn't available to answer calls. I always get a voicemail without a return call. Parents have to leave there jobs or go in late to see someone at this school. Yes I do have a problem child but I need the school's help in keeping my child on campus This also concerns me if they have students walking around campus what happens when someone that doesn't belong there is just walking around and is willing to cause harm. Report cards are missing grades.

- submitted by a parent

April 07, 2008
its a very good scholl with a great band teacher

- submitted by a parent

April 07, 2008
its a very good school it has the best band!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
March 21, 2008
I can't believe that the staff at Inglewood High could possibly think that they are doing a wonderful job. The security is not reliable, students there have been injured in various types of confrontations, the office staff is rude, and very unprofessional. These people are there just to collect a paycheck.

- submitted by a parent

February 02, 2008
Ms. Tate, administrative staff, school police & security, teachers, office staff, and school staff care about our students. We're striving toward academic excellence. Safety is a priority. Our students are getting involved in activities, clubs, and the community. This school is improving a lot. The campus is very safe. Students are in class . Attendance is enforcing the attendance policies. At any school site, there are challenges. However, I want everyone to know that IHS school staff genuinely care about the students & administration is committed to excellence. To know Ms. Tate and 99.99% of the staff at IHS is to love them. Before making a hasty decision, visit our campus. You will see that we have a great band and our students are getting scholarships to college, we have a lot of services available, activities, and a solid sports program. Come pay us a visit. Feel the dedication of IHS!

- submitted by a teacher

December 11, 2007
great school with extra ciricular activiyies

- submitted by a community member

July 30, 2007
I'm a Student in Inglewood High school and I think that there are teachers who really care and know how to teach students!

- submitted by a student
no rating
July 21, 2007
I think that IHS is a bad school to try to send your children to. I think the principal Ms. Debbie Tate isn't at all concerned with the children's future.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
June 07, 2007
The qualities academic programs are terrific.Students could even follow them and understand their discipline and behavior.Having music and extracurricular activities are really important for students.In my case I'm really involve in my childrens education, in which I attend to their meetings.I think every school like Inglewood High is very on top of what they do and are specified on their students.Which is great for all the students.

- submitted by a parent

April 19, 2007
I am very dissatisfied with the Inglewood school district. The only time I hear anything from the administrators is when my son is in trouble. The school should look into the possibility of letting go all of the extra office staff and worry about getting more quality teachers.

- submitted by a parent

March 14, 2007
My son attended Inglewood for 2 years, and initially things were good, however, as time passed I noticed that the school was eager to meet with parents only on the days it had to because of district requirements, my impression was that they were always so busy being reactive to problem children instead of being proactive, very little parent-teacher involvement, counselors not always accessable, and not enough room for extra curricular classes for students to attend. Poor book materials, and not enough school guidance or communication with parents.

- submitted by a parent

November 06, 2006
Inglewood is the best high school in ca. It [gave] me the tools to accomplish my goals in college...

- submitted by a student

September 29, 2006
I know for a fact that Inglewood High has a very competitive academic program, at least for AP students. My daughter has attended Inglewood High from 9th grade with few problems academically. She has been involved with the AP classes since 9th grade. I do know that more stress should be placed on the school's academic programs. The programs should be publicized more to the community and media in order to gain more positive recognition; this will help squash a lot of the negative impressions that a lot of people outside of Inglewood School District have about our schools. The success of the AVID College Prep Program program should be publicized more in our community and to the local media to receive more community support. Sport events should be publicized more to the community, not just relying on the children to spread the word!

- submitted by a parent

August 31, 2006
The school and the administrators are more concerned for the trouble making students. The students demonstrating excellence are often forgot. Problems with the school...report card late, corrected grades on report card late! Attendance is a big question.

- submitted by a parent

August 24, 2006
My son goes to Inglewood Hight school and he does very good the only problem is they dont have mateial they need to succeed in life. The councler are good but the principle only cares about disclipln and the sports

- submitted by a parent

May 01, 2006
I think its a great school however there is a lot of room for improvement

- submitted by a student

April 24, 2006
Inglewood is a great high school. It can improve academically but sports wise it has it all. I think with more funding inglewood high school can become one of los angeles' best schools.

- submitted by a student

September 07, 2005
Like many schools in LA county, good teachers but ineffective adninistration. Too much attention given to sports and not academics

- submitted by a parent

August 19, 2005
My child attend Inglewood for a few months and it was the worst experience. The teachers and the counselor do not care. They don't return phone calls and neither does the principal. The required homework the student should receive is not assigned every night according to the school's manual. The teacher could not control the students in her class. I would not recommend this school to anyone who is pursuing and serious about a college education.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
July 19, 2005
This school is ok I guess.

- submitted by a student

May 29, 2005
I think the school is okay but I think they need better leadership and I would not asvise anyone to go there if they are serious about college.

- submitted by a student

April 17, 2005
Inglewood High is a very progressive school. I would say students are given tremendous liberty to pursue their own academic interests. Specificaly, no student feels constrained by things like attendance, homework, exams or even the risk of failing a course. Instead, one can roam freely and enjoy the plethora of experiences that so mark adolescence.

- submitted by a student
no rating
April 14, 2005
this school has good sports thats about it.

- submitted by a parent

March 26, 2005
Very good school! I am a student, and I like it!

- submitted by a student

October 14, 2004
As a former student. I believe this school really needs more funding for new books and supplies to create a better learning environment for students and teachers. Teachers need to get the students involved more in the classroom.

- submitted by a student

April 22, 2004
Inglewood is not a bad school at all...the principal Ms. Tate is very concerned about her students and the test scores. The thing is we have teachers who are unwilling to work with us and help, but there is a good handful of teachers who actually want to teach. We just need someone to believe in us other the the principal. Also, more parents need to be involved at the school then it would be so much better.

- submitted by a student

September 09, 2003
I wouldn't let you pay me to send my child to Inglewood.

- submitted by a community member

August 10, 2003
Inglewood High School finally has a principal who wants to be there. I graduated from IHS last year and it was the best school year I had. Because of the principal, teachers are finally teaching and I believe that in the years to come IHS will become a much better school. I only wish that the principal was there all four years I was there. The parents need to get involved at the school, that is the only way IHS will become better. My mother was very active at Inglewood High School and there were one or two other active parents but other than that there were no parents. It is not impossibe to succeed at IHS. I am going to attend LMU this fall and some of my friends are going to great universities. My mother made sure I recieved a good education and I know if parents got involved in their childs education they can do well also.

- submitted by a student

August 10, 2003
I graduated from this school in 1999. I did not learn a thing. There is 1 out of 40 teachers there that really teach. Now that I am out of high school I wish that my mother would have sent me to a better school because it cost in the long run. I am in college now in my second year and I wouldnt recommend this school at all. There needs to be some major changes. Like a very strick curriculum! I was sent to a valley school in between going to Inglewood and the stuff they taught over there was what I called school. This school really needs an over veiw from the dept. of Edu.!

- submitted by a student

July 26, 2003
The parents should get more involved with the school and try to make things better for their children.

- submitted by a parent

June 18, 2003
From the principal to the counseling staff, most of the administrators are lousy!

- submitted by a community member

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Inglewood High School
231 South Grevillea Avenue, Inglewood, CA  90301
(310) 680-5200
Last modified Inglewood High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Inglewood High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 58 reviews. Top