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Bishop Amat Memorial High School

Private | 9-12 | 1401 students


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Posted August 11, 2014

My son just completed his freshman year. I was impressed by the teachers he had for his honors classes. They challenged him in every way possible and he has matured as a serious student because of them. The courses are rigorous and in line with the new California Common Core State Standards. His teachers always returned phone calls within 24-hours and if he had a problem, counselors and teachers were always willing to listen and help him solve the problem.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted July 31, 2014

I my son has attended this school for 2 years and I feel the teachers are not pushing him enough to make him desirable for universities. I have met with his teacher and they tell me they will help him by having him attend after school tutoring. My son says that all he does is homework with little assistance from staff. My son also attended summer school for baseball and took baseball during his first year. He wasn't even given a fair chance to make the team because of football players who were given spots on the baseball team roster even though they never attend a try out. More times than not I feel I'm throwing away money. I feel I'm the only one throwing anything here at Bishop Amat.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted June 30, 2014

I was attracted to this school for the excellent academic program. The teachers were caring; discipline was good; rules were enforced. The honors and IB program didn't allow our child any free time. I was so pleased with this school that I enrolled my other child. However, I was unhappy to discover that the athletic program is not run like the academic program. THERE IS a lot of favoritism. If the coach likes your kid, he will get a lot of playing time, regardless of talent. This was evident during Basketball games. While some players sit on the bench throughout an entire game, only to come out for last 5 minutes, the chosen ones will play over and over. Parents can't complain. What happened to coaches nurturing all athletes equally? Still, it remains a good school for academics. No complaints there. If your child does not do well is because they are not trying hard enough. Personnel at the front office actually remember your name and who you are! You feel like you are part of a family. If the principal would address the issue with the athletic program and replaced some coaches, this school could easily be among the best in SoCal! I still recommend with reservations.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted November 21, 2013

Wonderful school with exceptional academics, sports and many other activities. Phenomenal tradition clouds the school with spirit. Many generations of families attended.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted February 6, 2013

I was initially impressed with the school after attending open house. My daughter is in her second year and I'm having serious doubts that we made the right decision. Our local high school is a California Distinguished school and I'm seriously considering enrolling her there in the fall. I have to question the teaching ability of a few of the teachers she's had the past two years and I'm very concerned what the future holds. It's her intention to be accepted at a top university but I'm not sure some of the teachers or counselors can guide her there. What most concerns me, is that many of the students don't conduct themselves in a Christian manner. This was the primary reason we are sending are daughter to a Catholic high school. I'm beginning to feel we are throwing good money away. The sports program was never even taken into consideration but we soon learned that being a coach's favorite will get you more playing time than ability, commitment and being a team player. I hope Mr. Beck can lead Amat into becoming the first rate school I thought our family had invested in.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 12, 2012

The positive ratings from last year are misleading. This school is great...IF your child is a superstar in sports. If not, don't bother. You could find the same education and same "favoritism" by coaches and cliques that you would find at any local public school.

Posted November 1, 2011

My son has attended this school since his freshman year. This school ,and the teaching staff are wonderful. The monthly tuition is reasonable for an equal private school for this area. That have many after school activities for all students!. Student academic help is available all year.My son will graduate this year, and has been proud to be a Lancer!!!!!!
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Posted April 17, 2010

The discipline there is the best as it could be. the lessons taught there are at there highest point. I would recommend anyone there that hats to achieve in their life if its either in sports or education or maybe even both.
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Posted March 15, 2010

My son is finishing up Sophomore year and I couldn't be happier with Amat. Like anywhere in life, you have to push yourself to succeed. Amat gives their students the tools and opportunities to be successful; it is up to the student (or parent) to find and use these tools. It has been a priveledge to be part of the Amat family and worth the investment. My son would agree. He is proud to be a Lancer!
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Posted March 10, 2010

Great school! Discipline, good morals, great education & work ethic. Prepares students for college. Proud to be married to an Alumni, my son graduated last year & our daugher is currently attending. Great group of parents who participate in school activities.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 15, 2009

Great school academically, sports, etc... Wonderful environment for students. Wonderful teachers!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted January 14, 2009

The teachers here are really preparing us for the rigors of college.I'm taking honors & accelerated subjects.Everyday you have something to do as if there's no end but it's better to work hard now.(The more you work hard,the easier it gets).
—Submitted by a student

Posted October 18, 2008

I'm very glad I chose to go to Bishop Amat Memorial High school. Sure the rules are pretty strict, but at the same time the atmosphere is pretty laid-back. They have plenty of awesome clubs and extra activities you can join. Also, no one will get lonely here. If you happen to be alone, there will always be at least one person that will invite you to hang out with them :) The teachers are pretty good and the schedule is pretty convenient. I love it here :)
—Submitted by a student

Posted August 11, 2008

An excellent school with a real catholic atmosphere.No worries about the other kids who won't follow the rules. They would be out of the school immediately.Uniform policy are really strict, principal is doing a good job with everything else.
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Posted June 15, 2008

As a former teacher, I can honestly say that it is one of the best schools high schools in the area. The teachers provide rigor, support, enthusiasm and an overall great learning environment. The students are respectful, motivated and try their best to succeed. The campus ministry and religion department is true to the teachings of the Catholic Church and provides opportunities to deepen the faith. There is a vast array of team sports and clubs. Lastly, Bishop Amat is a family!
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Posted February 29, 2008

i know..Bishop or St. Lucy's right? well you should choose Bishop Amat if your daughter has great potential in sports, particularly softball. If your child wants to concentrate more on the academics then send her to St. Lucy' will be better because there are no boys..but i believe girls need boys around. we are in teh real world and they need to be social and around everyone.

Posted December 20, 2007

If your middle school offers a rigorous curriculum you won't regret going to bishop amat. Especially if you are taking advanced math subjects.That would really help you. In that case good luck!
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Posted December 16, 2007

the school offers International Baccalaureate and AP courses which prepares the students for the rigors of college. (only to the students who qualifies)

Posted December 2, 2007

if they can hire more experienced & credentialed teachers that will be more a benefit for us!!!!
—Submitted by a student

Posted October 31, 2007

it's worth to go this school if you are taking AP classes.if your child is focused and wants to be challenged then this is the high school for you!
—Submitted by a parent

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Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 66% 52%
White 11% 26%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 9% 1%
Two or more races 7% 3%
Black 3% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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14301 Fairgrove Avenue
La Puente, CA 91746
Phone: (626) 962-2495


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