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La Habra, CA
Students enrolled: 2,256

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801 West Highlander Avenue
La Habra, CA 90631

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(562) 266-5200
(562) 691-8280
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February 25, 2013
I WISH I WENT TO THIS SCHOOL. its better than the school i go to. -__-

- submitted by a community member

January 09, 2012
I LOVE MY SCHOOL! I suffer from mild ADD and Dyslexia and am helped by the wonderful staff and educators at this school. I have improved very much ever since I became a part of the school. I am a Freshman coming from a middle school in the same city where I did not get as much help with my problems and was picked on for my disabilities. I really recommend this school. They helped me maintain a G.P.A of 3.75 Which is really good! I was in such a rut but I joined La Habra High and my future looks bright! PS:If You can afford a private school go there but dont complain about a public school. And school crime has changed through the years we are very safe now, you just shouldn't start fights with people who will fight back. :D

- submitted by a community member

June 13, 2011
I went to La Habra High school, and I really enjoyed my high school days here. Not only did they offer great electives, but they have excellent sports programs and the tearchers are ALWAYS willing to help. This school is two thumbs up in my BOOK!

- submitted by a student

April 21, 2011
I graduated from La Habra High School and went on to attend Cal State University, Fullerton. I felt that through La Habra I learned more about the real world and what it takes to get by after high school than through CSUF. The people you work with in groups are just like the people that you work with at work. People only care about themselves and do only enough to get by. The teachers seem to be the only ones that care; the students mostly are good but those that are bad are that way because their parents do not put in enough effort in the lives.

- submitted by a community member

July 09, 2010
i like la Habra, its a great school. if you have the money to send your kids to private school, then do it. you cant just dump your kids at school and then complain that they are'nt learning anything. the teaching staff can't do everything. their your kids, their your responsibility. and remember to vote republican.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
April 13, 2010
I agree with the statement below about the group projects. I've spent countless hours helping my son with a project that 3 other people got credit for and did no work on. It's very frustrating. Most projects are a big part of the grade for that subject. I disagree with the statement about the counselors, however. Mr. Gallego is my son's counselor and has been extremely helpful throughout his high school career. Mrs. Eagleson is a wonderful counselor who also helps the ROP students. Some teachers don't care about the students but I think that most care deeply. Many of them are willing to tutor off-hours but won't chase the kids down; the kids have to be willing to get the help.

- submitted by a parent

April 11, 2010
No communication, councelors don't help with class schedules. Group projects that on;y one person does the work and the whole group gets the credit. Teachers don't care as long as they get the paycheck

- submitted by a student

February 06, 2010
My son attends La Habra High, and until now we have been very pleased. He is in the Forensics Program, and he as well as us are very happy with it and with Mr. Fanning the Program Coordinator!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
September 29, 2009
My son is an Honor Student at La Habra High. At LHHS, it s all about the students! Whether it s academics, sports or any of the other various activities that the school offers. Communication is top notch. With both the website & marquee being kept current and up to date. This past month, there was an incident with a student. The information from that incident was out within a few hours to parents. We knew what happened and where. I get weekly emails from the teachers, telling me what is due & what the class has done during the week. There's an Open Door Policy for the Principal or Assistant Principals. Also, a new Aeries program, which was installed in 2008, to tell us all about our students. Make a difference in your students life - get involved!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
September 18, 2009
I have three kids that went to La Habra High School, the youngest is an Honor Student. I just want to emphasize that any school private or public has problems. We as parents must make a commitment to get involve with our child's academic work. LHHS provides a good foundation and education to the students that go there to learn and get involved in different activities and we as parents must also be involved in our childs activities (in and out of school) unfortunately not all parents do that.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
August 01, 2009
This school has basically no communication. Report cards and progress reports are mailed to you 3 weeks after the date on them so it is too late to do anything by then. Most teachers won't email or call you back. I had to go to the principal to get anything done or any answers. There website is rarely current. My child will not return to this school. The Heritage program has group projects that 1 person usually does because no one else will show up and participate and they all get the same grade, its a joke. This happened with every project this year. Teachers are not caring except for their paycheck. Everytime you turn around they want money for something else like you are just supposed to keep giving and giving.

- submitted by a parent

April 23, 2009
I am a graduate of LHHS and my 4 years of high school were a complete waste of time because the teachers and facilities were below average. I was hardly challenged in academics and the school primarily puts it focus on athletics. The football team may be considered above average but the school does not prepare its students for life after high school athletics.

- submitted by a student

January 09, 2009
i am a student here at LHHS and i just wanted to say that it has great electives

- submitted by a student

September 04, 2008
I am an grad of LHHS. I went to UCI right afterawards and just graduated this June. LHHS did not prepare me for UC standards. I almost dropped out my first year because my writing was so bad even though i maxed out the district writing exam. As far as for highly selective schools LHHS.

- submitted by a community member

August 09, 2008
My son attended 4 years at LHHS and graduated in 2004. He was involved in the Heritage and AP programs as well as playing tennis. The math department was outstanding. He is a motivated student and had a great High School experience. He currently attends UC Berkeley and is majoring in Engineering. I firmly believe that his 4 years at La Habra gave him a well rounded fun acedemic experience that has helped prepared him for the future.

- submitted by a parent

August 15, 2007
My son's first year at LHHS was a good one. His second year was a disaster and I didn't know about it until it was too late. He failed two of his classes and the teachers never bothered to inform me. Teachers never responded to my phone calls and emails. When I asked for a meeting with his counselor, he told me that he didn't have nothing to do with his classes and I needed to discuss it with his teachers. He will be going to another school out of the district.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
April 19, 2007
As with any school, you get out what you put in. My son loved the automotive and metals classes that were offered at LHHS. If it weren't for the ROP program, I sincerely doubt he would have had the job skills he now has. Thank you, LHHS, for remembering that not all kids are college bound at the age of 17 or 18. Give them skills to get real work experience and they can have better lives.

- submitted by a parent

September 26, 2006
From my experience with La Habra High School, I am very impressed with the entire teacher staff and athletics department. Although all staff is very well qualified I believe that the math department is very excellent! Keep up the good work!

- submitted by a parent

September 13, 2006
After reading other reviews, I must agree. Parent participation is lacking. Ironically, it is parents like myself actually wanting and inquiring into their child's academic progress that face a barricade.

- submitted by a parent

August 23, 2006
La Habra High has lack of parental involvement which leads to a reputation of a party school. The administration both at the school and at the district level seem ill informed about the students. The terrific academic programs they offer do not outweigh the lack of parental involvement and lack of programs.

- submitted by a parent

February 08, 2006
Currently La Habra High is rated #3 in the school district followed by Sunny Hills. Troy is #1 and in my opinion doesn't count because it pools students from outside the district. La Habra needs to concentrate more on academics, and less on the zero tolerance policy. The Fullerton Joint School District needs to enforce high standards throughout their high schools. The campus lacks discipline and structure. The school principal and administrators should focus on raising their level of standard. I am not impressed with the school principal. For now, I recommend a private high school.

- submitted by a parent

August 17, 2004
La Habra is a good place for motivated students. Students in Heritage, AP, or Honors programs will be well challenged and their minds will be stretched.

- submitted by a student

April 15, 2004
At any school, a motivated kid can learn. My kid is not motivated and we've had problems with some La Habra teachers not holding him accountable. Somehow, these teachers need to learn that this really isn't helping the kids. Campus security is a big problem. Kids who've been expelled or dropped out have easy access to campus, but parents are often not permitted to enter campus. My kid knew of another who was expelled for drug dealing and returned everyday at lunchtime, continuing to deal. Campus security would benefit tremendously from a security fence with limited ingress and egress. There's only so much that Detective Macho (LHPD) can do. The current counseling staff is very interested in the kids' well being and future, but they're understaffed and only the kids who are motivated or with motivated parents get attention. Parent participation centers around social events, but there's very little parental academic involvement.

- submitted by a parent

March 12, 2004
I choose La Habra High School for my son, this is the worst decision I made, La Habra High is not safety, for lunch the 'Senior's' can leave the campus for lunch my son and friens ara 'freshman's' every day they leave campus for lunch, the attendace staff, front office they treated the studen's like nothing, they call the parents only when the studen is not in class no matter if the studen has (F'S), they need the studen's too be in class to get paid.

- submitted by a parent

February 06, 2004
My kids go to La Habra High school and if I had to choose a school for them to attend again, I would still enroll them at La Habra High. The Staff is very dedicated to the education and safety of its students. The district has done a great job of adding a new science building, which is state of the art, and much of the school has received a fresh coat of paint, with more renovations to come. The experience my kids have had while at La Habra High has been a good one. Another positive, if your child is a student athelete, you could not ask for a better atheletic department. Boys and Girls atheletics are outstanding at La Habra.

- submitted by a parent

December 08, 2003
If I had to decide where to send my kids to high school again, I would not pick La Habra high School. The are a hand full of dedicated, gifted teachers. The rest don't teach, and don't care. Many teach subjects they didn't major in. Most teachers are not available to help students before or after school. The principal lacks experience. The dress code is not enforced. We definitely let down our kids by not sending them to a private high school. The only program the school cares about is the Heritage program, which is not where college bound kids should be... no matter what the administrators try to tell you. That program uses the smart kids to try to pull up the slower students through time wasting group projects. Don't pick La Habra.

- submitted by a parent

September 09, 2003
Although teachers change and the program evolves each year, the 'Heritage of the Americas' was an excellent program-especially the junior year when the students are assigned 'the decades project'. I realize extracurricular activities and classes like band aren't important to some districts because of budgets and because it is non-academic, but the band program and the director in particular are not doing right by the students who care about music. Parent involvement is amazing at LHHS. The Grad Nite parent-volunteers and the program they produce each June is totally awesome. Overall, an older campus, but in the middle of renovation and modernization, mostly high-quality teachers, all kinds of students and a lot of school pride!

- submitted by a parent

June 19, 2003
I have a concern about women's sports. There are more teams available for young men than young women. Varisty BB coach has more expereince and better qualified than women's varsity coach. I wish someone would investigate title ix violations. I hope this comment is kept confidential and my email address not connected to the comment as I do not want my daughter to be hurt by my making a comment.

- submitted by a community member

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La Habra High School
801 West Highlander Avenue, La Habra, CA  90631
(562) 266-5200
Last modified La Habra High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
La Habra High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 46 reviews. Top