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School leader:  Chuck Podhorsky
750 Nautilus Street
La Jolla, CA 92037-6103

School website
(858) 454-3081
(858) 459-2188
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"A significant number of our graduates go to top universities around the nation."

BASIC INFORMATION

  • Before / After care
    None
  • Dress policy
    Dress code
  • Transportation
    Accessible via public transportation...
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PROGRAMS & CULTURE

  • Academic focus
    General - school does not emphasize one particular subject
  • Arts
    Graphics, Video and film production, Band, Choir / Chorus...
  • World languages
    American Sign Language (ASL), French, Latin, Spanish
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55 reviews

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Recent Comments


Overall:
Submitted by a student · February 13, 2016
Class of 2014. Home to the worst 4 years of my life. Many of the teachers are tenured and are held unaccountable for terrible teaching and abysmal test scores(Zink comes to mind). The staff spent much more time enforcing arbitrary rules than... more

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Submitted by a student · November 03, 2015
There's a lot of amazing clubs, activities and teachers at the school. Your never just sitting there, by yourself. Because there's always ways to make new friends. Like the Halloween Costume Contest, Water Balloon Fights during lunch, and... more

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Submitted by a community member · March 26, 2015
I went to La Jolla High for my senior year, graduating a few years ago. The tremendous degree of mismanagement and inequality from top to bottom, the administration's complete lack of accountability, the misplaced time and resources, and the... more

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Submitted by a parent · February 25, 2015
LJHS is a great school with dedicated students, parents, and teachers. Unfortunately, I am finding increasingly that the new principal, Dr. Podhorsky, is driving the campus into the ground. He is creating a huge divide between... more

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About this school

La Jolla High School (LJHS) is a comprehensive high school for grades 9–12, offering a rigorous, coherent, and cohesive core curriculum, as well as Advanced Placement courses in 21 curricular areas and college-credit calculus and political science. Each year approximately 90 percent of graduating seniors enter universities or colleges, with a significant number attending Ivy League schools, out-of-state institutions, and the University of California and California State University.

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La Jolla High School
750 Nautilus Street, La Jolla, CA  92037-6103
Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 55 reviews. (858) 454-3081
Last modified La Jolla High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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