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720 Broadway Street
King City, CA 93930

(831) 385-5461
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October 10, 2015
While there are a few students that truly overcome the school conditions and go on to bring honor to their town, the vast majority do not. The expectations are very low. I have yet to see anyone become a commended merit scholar much less a national merit scholar. I would love to see the percentage of AP students that pass the AP test and receive college credit. Even the students complain about the class scheduling and the bullying. It's funny that most people here think the schools are good. I guess they have never been in a really good school and do not know the difference.

- submitted by a community member
Grateful to: Teacher
October 10, 2015
Rebecca DeHart at the middle school. She was very effective and caring. I wish there were more of her.

- submitted by a community member
Amount of homework: Just right
October 10, 2015
I work with a lot of the students and the amount seems fair although a lot of subject matter is skipped.

- submitted by a community member
Develops empathy: Disagree
October 10, 2015
The bullying is really bad and nothing is done. They only require 20 hours of community service.

- submitted by a community member

February 07, 2014
This is a great school!!! I currently go here as a freshman and I love it!!!

- submitted by a community member
no rating
July 21, 2007
King City High School lost its accreditation at the end of the 2006/2007 school year. Though they do have a good teaching staff they lack the neccesarry leadership of a good school district.

- submitted by a student

May 22, 2006
Ghetto School, but good athletics departments. Many kids from farming backgrounds

- submitted by a parent

November 09, 2005
Some good teachers(mostly older ones who don't just teach to tests), poor administration with new principals every few years. My children got a good education because I knew which teacher's classes to get them into.

- submitted by a parent

September 24, 2005
My son is a sophomore at King City High school and has grown up in this humble town. Insofar as King City is a small town, there is much community involvement in the school. Our teachers are also our neighbors and therefore have a personal interest in our children's education. The programs meet high standards, especially in the areas of math and social studies. The teachers in these two departments are expert in their respective curricula. However, the English department does not concentrate on literature or writing the way I would like. Novels that I would like to see taught here are taught in other school districts. The writing assignments are sparse and mediocre, not adequately preparing a student for the rigors of college.

- submitted by a parent

September 01, 2005
King City High School has a lot of great opportunities for many students, but with the issue of gangs and violence it has become an issue for most students to learn and the continue with extra caricular activities.

- submitted by a student

August 15, 2005
I feel this school needs more ap programs accessible to the students. there is only ap courses in english , history, and calculus. there needs to be more. Other than that. they have wonderful music, ahtletic teachers and community activities. Parents get involved in the mustang bench and other activities. its overall and average school.

- submitted by a student

August 04, 2005
Although there are some truly wonderful, caring teachers at this school, overall the faculty, administration, and district do not seem committed to student excellence, preferring to focus instead on petty squabbles and ineffective minor projects. Until real leadership is taken, the ineffective teachers are called to task so the truly excellent ones can shine, and everyone decides to work together instead of against each other, this school just won't have what it takes to lead students into the changing world.

- submitted by a parent

March 30, 2005
Academic programs: very limited. Very few college-prep electives, only a few challenging classes (honors classes), and even some of those are not challenging. For students to really get challenged, they need to go to the local junior college and take classes concurrently--there just isn't enough challenge offered at what is primarily a remedial high school. Music programs are fair--no marching band, but the band instructor is phenomenal, but unfortunately close to retirement. Strong drama program, yet controversial. Lots of parent and community involvement in sports, some strong sports programs, but very few teacher-coaches. Overall level of parent involvement varies. The Anglo parents tend to get very involved, to the point of it being bad, in some ways. The Hispanic parents don't get involved, and they're the majority of the school. There should be a lot more parental involvement than there is.

- submitted by a teacher

December 11, 2003
King City, home of the Mustangs! This high school is an excellent place for your child to get a great education..the math level reaches out to Caculus, and there is also art, music, welding, mechanics, and leadership classes to participate in. TAke a visit King City is great

- submitted by a student
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King City High School
720 Broadway Street, King City, CA  93930
(831) 385-5461
Last modified King City High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
King City High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 25 reviews. Top