Students enrolled 1755
School leader Brian Ferguson
Transportation options Yes
District Saddleback Valley Unified

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25401 Paseo De Valencia
Laguna Hills, CA 92653

(949) 770-5447
(949) 830-0295
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4 stars
Based on 25 ratings

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September 25, 2013
AP and Honors courses are exceptionally outstanding. My daughter has been attending LHHS for 2 years now and I feel the curriculum is helping her prepare for a university. Great, caring teachers and super athletic departments.

- submitted by a parent
August 09, 2013
Something for everyone. Get involved to make your experience much more meaningful. IB, MUN, AP, great sports, and fun all inclusive environment.

- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2013
As with all schools, this school isn't for everyone. The teachers do not take an active interest in the students. SVUSD's mission statement is "preparing today's students to succeed in tomorrow's world" and this clearly is not happening at LHHS. When administration takes a concerned parent's questions and concerns in a defensive manner and one of complaint, thus resulting in actionable behaviors, then SVUSD's mission statement is a complete failure. There is absolutely no accountability held to administrators, but rather they "use" their authority. Maybe it is out of the norm to have a parent care about the future of their child. The administrators seem entirely too concerned about a lawsuit and making sure they cover their a$$ instead of simply doing the right thing and following correct procedures. When questioned, as a concerned and caring parent, I was met with extreme defensiveness and constant complaining about all the "extra" hours of work he (administrator) had to put in to finalize reports. I'm pretty sure that's part of the job description. If the success of our children truly mattered, then I wouldn't be here writing a failed report on the school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating December 29, 2009
I am currently a freshman at Laguna Hills High School and so far I am very impressed and glad to be at this school. Most of my teachers are very helpful, intelligent and fun which makes learning easier. I highly applaud the English 1 Honors teacher, Mr. Macare, he has made learning a great experience at Laguna Hills. Most of the other students at Laguna Hills High School are also very friendly. I'm proud to be a Hawk!

- submitted by a student
no rating November 30, 2009
As an alumni of Laguna Hills High School I can say with certainty that this school is one of the best in the area. API scores are better than most other schools in the county and the great combination of academics, sports, and extracurriculars make this a top notch school. The AP classes and honors program are difficult, yet, but I feel that they thoroughly prepared me for college. As always, Go Hawks!!!

- submitted by a student
no rating November 18, 2009
I wasnt diappointed with Laguna Hills High School at all. I was looking forward to going for a long time and now its just as good as i hoped. the teachers and the students are great.

- submitted by a student
October 08, 2009
I attended high school there and it was a great experience. From great teachers to a fun theatre department, Laguna Hills is a great school to graduate from.

- submitted by a community member
September 26, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2009
Fabulous school to work at: great collaboration, supportive principal, small school atmosphere for students with big school programs and opportunities. Wouldn't want to work anywhere else.

- submitted by a teacher
December 07, 2008
everything is great about LHHS. exspecialy their ASB

- submitted by a parent
November 16, 2008
As an AP student, I am pretty dissatisfied with this school. The AP classes were brutal, and i often found myself in tight situations with 5-7 hours of homework per night. The school also has many cliques - mostly by race. However, I am, for the most part, impressed with the teachers who I have had. Some have been very insightful, intelligent, and analytical.

- submitted by a student
January 21, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
August 31, 2007
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- submitted by a student
no rating August 01, 2007
The academic programs prepared my daughter to easily adjust to UCLA last year, and do well. The school population is small so it is easy for students to participate in many activities. The parents I worked with on a volunteer basis were positive and enthusiastic.

- submitted by a parent
July 28, 2007
The academic programs are the best around, and the school has a great small school feel which we wanted. Our kids played sports and really enjoyed the experience. Parents in the community are very involved, and we were asked for input on multiple occassions which we thought was great!

- submitted by a parent
June 26, 2007
I have mixed feeling about this school. Some of the teachers are very dedicated. Most of them though, are very pompous and care very little about the individual students. The parents are not listened to when they have a concern, not even by the administration. The student body is made up of the haves and have nots, and of course the haves rules the school.

- submitted by a former student
May 01, 2007
This school is not good at all. I am leaving because I dont like it so much. Its not the kids, or even the rules(even though they have none). This school has some of the worst teachers ive ever experienced, they havent taught me anything, and i feel like i am getting nothing out of it.

- submitted by a student
November 13, 2006
I love my school and personally ... i dont think there is anyone or anything wrong with it. i love going to laguna. peace out. Long Live the hawks

- submitted by a student
September 14, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
September 04, 2006
Horrible School. Too many kids per teacher ratio. I would never go back there in all of my life.

- submitted by a parent
July 11, 2006
Great School. I've had three children go to this school and they go to these colleges: Berkeley, Stanford, Harvard

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2006
Good school for a public high school. My two children attended. One is at UCLA, the other is a United States Marine. The principal at the time was Mr. Manzo.

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
January 24, 2006
I think it's relaly great an wunderful and hs lots fer the kids

- submitted by a parent
December 14, 2005
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- submitted by a student
November 26, 2005
I think it was a wonderful school. There are many extracurricular activities offered and the teachers are wonderful.

- submitted by a former student
July 02, 2005
I enjoyed my time at Laguna Hills High School. It's a safe environment with teachers that really care. The classes aren't too big and the students really want to learn. I would recommend this school.

- submitted by a former student
no rating June 22, 2005
The school was very thorough. The model united nations program and international baccalaureate programs were very intensive and useful.

- submitted by a former student
April 24, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
no rating March 31, 2005
Laguna Hills high has been one of the most negative experiences our family has encountered. The chances of your child slipping through the cracks is greatly increased at ths school. We changed high schools for our third child and have never regretted the change even though our son wanted more than anything to stay at Laguna. We did have some teachers that we truly loved there but unfortunately the bulk of them seemed to have lost their passion. Mr. Manzo the principal is one of the most deditcated men i have met..to bad he is facing such a battle.

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October 07, 2004
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Laguna Hills High School
25401 Paseo De Valencia, Laguna Hills, CA  92653
(949) 770-5447
Last modified Laguna Hills High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Laguna Hills High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 31 reviews. Top