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.
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!
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!!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
Horrible School. Too many kids per teacher ratio. I would never go back there in all of my life.
Great School. I've had three children go to this school and they go to these colleges: Berkeley, Stanford, Harvard
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.
I think it was a wonderful school. There are many extracurricular activities offered and the teachers are wonderful.
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.
The school was very thorough. The model united nations program and international baccalaureate programs were very intensive and useful.
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