"Our school is best known for our positive and safe environment for students."
Students enrolled 1923
Hours 7:30 AM - 2:45 PM
School leader Adam Bailey
Transportation options Yes
District Fullerton Joint Union High School District

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401 South Palm Street
La Habra, CA 90631

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(562) 266-2003
(562) 266-2040
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4 stars
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January 29, 2014
Sonora is a school where students can excell in academics and enjoy their high school expereince in sports and other school realted activities and clubs. The indoor campus has a real family feel and the students are very nice to each other. Very respectful environment for students that starts in the classroom. Great school for all students!

- submitted by a teacher
January 25, 2013
My son is a junior at Sonora High School has had a wonderful experience. What I like most about Sonora is the friendly atmosphere and school spirit combine with challenging academics for core classes. My student is a scholar athlete who has been provided a rigorous yet well-rounded experience here at Sonora. There are many clubs and organizations to be a part of if you are not an athlete. Our ASB is top notch and provides many leadership opportunities for students aspiring to grow in their leadership skills. Other programs that are well known are the FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) program, the FFA (Future Farmers of America) program, the new digital media arts academy and the Best Buds program which provides students the opportunity to work with the special education students at Sonora High School.

- submitted by a parent
July 12, 2012
I my self went to Sonora High school and received a great education. Still living in the great city of La Habra, I have had 1 daughter graduate from Sonora and played for the varisty softball team. Attending now is my other daughter receiving straight A's and is in the Medical Careers program and also plays all varsity sports, Track and Soccer. Great teachers and coaching staff. Guidance dept always their to help my daughter with any questioins she has for college questions.

- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2012
I am a student at SOHS, and it is an absolutely extraordinary school!The Ib program is wonderful, and the teachers and staff are the best! sure, our reputation isn't as great as troy and sunny hills, but the honors classes are the same, and are just as rigorous! There isn't as much competition, so it won't be as difficult to get into the college/university of our choice if we do well. Not to mention that its all indoors!!!

- submitted by a community member
March 31, 2011
I am hoping the school is better than what it appears to turn out. Living near the school is horrible due to the vandalism, loitering, theft of mail (all caught on surveillance) and worst off all bullying of senior citizen who ask these "students" to stop loitering on their property. When speaking to one of these students he advised he was told by staff and resource officer to "hang out in neighborhood and do what he wants as long as he behaves in school" Shameful. This school shoudl eb closed

- submitted by a community member
October 29, 2010
Sonora High school has many great programs to offer including Medical Careers, Forensics, FFA, JROTC, and the IB Diploma.

- submitted by a parent
March 21, 2010
Sonora is a great school. Sonora may not have the reputation as Troy does, but our school has a friendly environment. the teacher are really nice and so are the people. also the teachers make learning fun and encourage creativity. This is my 1st year at Sonora and i like it. Our athletics may not be the best, but everyone gets a chance to try and have fun and get better. Also our athletic our getting better

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I am a current student at SOHS and I think the school is AMAZING. The people are friendly and it is an indoor school (this allows students to block out the high temperatures of the weather). The school academically excells and students are given many options. The IB diploma and AP courses have a perfect balance of difficulty and fun. Learning is made enjoyable at SOHS because everyone is so friendly and kind to each other.

- submitted by a student
September 29, 2008
My daughter graduated from Sonora in 2005. She participated in the AVID Program for 4 years and graduated with about a 3.4 average. She also participated in athletics and other clubs and programs. Most of the teachers were very good and the AVID Program instructors were excellent. They truly cared about their students and believed in their program. As a result, my daughter received a well rounded education and social experience. Upon graduation she elected to attend a University located in another State. She has excelled in her program and will complete her double major studies in 3.5 years and has made the Dean's List several times. The education and overall experience that she received at Sonora prepared her for success at her university level. What more can a parent ask for?

- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2008
i am a student at sonora high school and it is an amazing school. the population is very diverse and the academics are good. the staff is very nice and supportive and the science department is great too. the english honors classes are quite hard though and might lower the students GPA but overall the IB program is good. i like this school but the competition is more rigorous than any REGULAR school. the IB program has a lot of many intelligent students so the rankings of other students might go down. the school is amazing though. :)

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September 20, 2008
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November 02, 2007
The school and the overlying district consider finances as a higher priority then student service. Resources (staff and materials) are cut to save money and a greater burden on the remaining resources. There is an abysmal lack of technology use and education at Sonora. Do not except students to be given anything but precursory knowledge of technology. Policies are in place to improve test scores with out serving students. What is best for students is systematically not the highest priority.

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September 06, 2007
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- submitted by a student
June 28, 2007
The extracurricular activities being offered are basically the same, generic courses offered at other schools. Parental involvement is clearly lacking, as behavioral issues are higher than the several others I've checked out, and these conflicts go deeper than statistics, which otherwise are misleading. Thanks in part to lack of funding, the academic programs serve only the students already conditioned to be mindless drones for a life in society. In other words, this school is really restricting on creative freedoms and on those, especially, whose potential has not been recognized. While this campus is generally safer than that of cross-town rival, La Habra High, that doesn't excuse the negligence of the aforementioned behavioral problems that aren't as common on other campuses. The teachers themselves limit imagination, practically punishing individuality. This is definitely not a school for a mind set on artistic occupations.

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- submitted by a parent
December 06, 2006
It is a amazing school to be part of. The staff really cares about the students and has great science program. Although, it doesn't have reputation like sunny hills and troy, their academic is high and has more friendly enviroment.

- submitted by a student
November 17, 2006
yeah, very coool school. there frigen awesome and one day my children will attend it

- submitted by a former student
April 26, 2006
Sonora has some great teachers who have been there a great number of years. The Scoience department is amazing, featuring California Teacher of the Year Jack Hawkins. If your kid likes science this is the place to be.

- submitted by a former student
March 22, 2006
I subbed here and generally the kids are very well behaved. The academics are pretty good too.

- submitted by a teacher
March 07, 2006
Great school....They really care about the kids!

- submitted by a parent
August 01, 2005
It is an excellent school to be a part of.

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- submitted by a parent
November 23, 2004
I am a former student that would like to say that this school is an awesome school and taught me a lot. The teachers are amazing and really care for the students and their progress. There was great extracurricular activites and clubs. It helped that the principal got involved with the students and made sure she made herself available to talk to. I am proud to say I graduated from this school and hope that future students share my love for the teachers and other staff as well as being proud to call Sonora High School their alma mater. Go Raiders.

- submitted by a former student
January 26, 2004
Sonora is a great school. It has its weak points but they are overshadowed by many, many strengths. Sonora doesn't have the reputation of Troy or Sunny hills, but continues to excel under much more difficult circumstances the the other 2 schools. Sonora has the 2nd highest english learner population in the district but consistently has the 3rd highest test scores in the district. Overall the teachers care about the students and the school environment is very positive. It's time the district recognized what an excellent school sonora is. give Sonora real consideration!

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September 04, 2003
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Sonora High School
401 South Palm Street, La Habra, CA  90631
(562) 266-2003
Last modified Sonora High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Sonora High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 38 reviews. Top