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K-12
Private
Loma Linda, CA
Students enrolled: 1,242
 

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10656 Anderson St
Loma Linda, CA 92354

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(909) 796-0161
(909) 478-6829
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Develops honesty: Strongly disagree
July 17, 2015
absolutely not. kids can be labeled and never out live it. Teachers will automatically blame your child before they get the real facts.... be careful if you are considering sending your child to this school

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July 17, 2015
I agree with the writer of Aug 10, 11. I too have been trying to find out how the academy compares to other schools in the area and what standardized testing is taken, and the results of that testing. I have had no success, no answers. Overall, there are many positive aspects of the school. Safety for one, as a parent I feel the teachers are very prepared. My son loves his school which is a real plus. I wish there was formal tutoring available as part of the after school program. Overall above average...... I think........ but would love to see it in writing. Where are the standardized testing scores?

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Teacher effectiveness: Very ineffective
July 17, 2015
Very ineffective, lack compassion and patience, are not available before and after school. Most of them need to be forced into retirement

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Amount of homework: Too much
July 17, 2015
Quantity does not equal quality. Teachers slam a bunch of papers on the students desk at the beginning of the week and expect the students to teach themselves. What the students cant get is up to the parents and what the parents dont get.... well be prepared to pay thousands to a tutor

- submitted by a parent
Develops grit: Strongly disagree
July 17, 2015
No this school gives out worthless assignments, that are time consuming and have no value. The school develops burn out for sure.

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Develops respect: Neutral
July 17, 2015
It is very hard to respect a school that is so punitive and judgmental. Respect is a two way street

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Develops empathy: Strongly disagree
July 17, 2015
No more like resentment. I had to get my kid out of there before they absolutely ruined him.

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June 12, 2015
If you are not a doctor, work at LLU Medical Center and are not SDA - this is not the school for you. Why 1. You will pay a "non constituents" tuition each month totaling thousands of dollars through the coarse of elementary school. 2. The principal is a place holder only. If you have an issue with the teacher and go to the principal... he will back the teacher 100% even if you provide objective data to support your concern, it will ultimately be up to the teacher. And that factors into the next HUGE concern. 3. No standardization. The teachers run their classrooms how they desire. There are multiple classrooms for each grade. Very little standardization with coarse work and homework. 4. Quantity DOES NOT equal quality. Copious amounts of homework including word searches, coloring (in sixth grade) and other assignments/projects that do not add value to the core curriculum. 5. Teachers take MANY half days off ....... the work that was to be done in school is sent home for parents to manage. 6. Teachers are not available to assist children after school..... unless you want to pay tutoring fees. 7. Hidden Fees/costs - is an understatement!!!!!! 8. You cannot approach teachers about a grade or something that has gone on in class. Your student will be punished in an indirect way. The teacher at LLA is ALWAYS right. 9. Be ready to either tutor you child or pay for tutoring. Teachers do very little instruction in class. They hand out multiple papers to be done by the end of the week and students are responsible for getting them completed without sufficient class explanation. 10. Teachers are substandard in their methods of grading. First of all they have high school students grading the papers. Many of the papers are graded wrong. But if you return them for a second look, they get offended and ultimately your student is the one who suffers. This school is way over-rated unless you are part of click..... SDA, Doctor family, Asor Asian

- submitted by a parent

September 28, 2012
LLA is a great school i have gone to tht school since 2006 and still going there now. It ia a great honor to go there,being a christian school and all. I love LLA. It is the greatest thing tht has happened in my life. I love it! GO ROADRUNNERS!!

- submitted by a community member

September 20, 2012
LLA is the top private school in the area. The standardized test scores are much higher than the local public schools, and its relatively small size contributes to an excellent learning environment where students, parents and teachers get to know each other well. For students at LLA, college is just the logical "next step," so the school not only prepares students for college but instills in them the motivation to advance their education beyond high school. The close proximity to Loma Linda University also lends resources that are not available to other schools.

- submitted by a parent

May 18, 2012
We sent our older children to Loma Linda Academy since 1999. The school leadership at that time is much better than it is now. The new administration at the high school lacks presence, both principal and the vice principal. Many of the excellent teachers they once had have left, retired or passed away from an illness. The quality of the teachers has declined over the years. LLA is also hiring part time faculty as well. Your child can still get a decent education there, but they only offer honors classes and not AP Courses. As a parent you will only be heard if you are Dr. or Dr. otherwise they lend you a patronizing ear. Several years ago I would say LLA was the best around. Now it's just OK. You can get an education, have a safe environment ,get ready for college, go to classes in a new building, and pay high tuition, but you may not necessarily get "the best" education like the school offered years ago. The tutition you pay goes to a lot of overhead.

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August 10, 2011
My child has been attending LLA since kindergarten and is now in 5th grade. I have not been able to obtain adequate answers as to the type of standardized testing students take and how the school compares to some of the best performing public/private schools in the local area. LLA does not do a great job in alleviating this concern amongst parents who raise it. This information is not readily available. Given the high tuition, this is a sacrifice for many. Greater availability/awareness of LLA academic indicators as compared to better performing pubiic and private school would help. Also, lunch and numerous other school incidentals are overpriced. I do like the spiritual aspects of the curriculum, but I need more openness about the different student/school performance indicators across grades given class sizes avarage 28-33 students per class.

- submitted by a parent

April 22, 2011
This is really an excellent school. Students accelerate quickly and honors classes move at a faster pace than in public schools. A majority of high school students all participate in some kind of leadership/service extra curricular (class office, music leader, sports). High school has a range of opportunities: Honors programs in math, english, and science. College courses, variety of clubs (Glee, humanitarian, poetry, etc.) Renowned music programs: Symphonic band and choir tours cross-country and internationally. Past tours include Boston, New York, Germany, New Zealand. This summer the band is touring Paris, France. 99.9% of students graduate and go into four-year college. Students develop close relationships with their class and teachers. The environment is family like. Many kids stay after school to talk/pray with teachers and/or group study sessions. Teachers pay great individual attention to students. High school students also take trips to Bible Camp, Student Association Picnic, Leadership Camp, Beach Vespers, seniors go on Havasu Trip. Many high school students have GPA average of 3.5-3.9 while the top have 4.3. Beautiful new campus.

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March 15, 2010
It is an awesome school with mostly friendly teachers and a great Christian education.

- submitted by a student

December 14, 2009
excellent education, many extracurricular activities, outstanding music program and good athletic program. very good positive Christian atmosphere. a bit expensive, but worth it.

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no rating
October 06, 2009
My child has been attending LLA since kindergarten and is now in 5th grade. I have not been able to obtain adequate answers as to the type of standardized testing students take and how the school compares to some of the best performing public/private schools in the local area. LLA does not do a great job in alleviating this concern amongst parents who raise it. This information is not readily available. Given the high tuition, this is a sacrifice for many. Greater availability/awareness of LLA academic indicators as compared to better performing pubiic and private school would help. Also, lunch and numerous other school incidentals are overpriced. I do like the spiritual aspects of the curriculum, but I need more openness about the different student/school performance indicators across grades given class sizes avarage 28-33 students per class.

- submitted by a parent

July 18, 2009
Loma Linda Academy is the best school n the area. My 2 children are attending there, and the school has a great structure. Loma Linda Academy has excellent teachers, materials, library, art classes, music teachers, sports, good values, and everything.

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May 28, 2009
The extracurricular activities are great. The Junior High just won the first place in a competition on knots Very Farm against the high schools of the area.

- submitted by a parent

May 28, 2009
Excellent school! It is a triad parents, teachers, and students.

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October 21, 2008
Loma LInda Academy is a great school, the teachers there are great people and they all love the children. I went to Loma LInda for all of my years in school and loved it. My two children love it there and I love it too, because there are so many opportunities for the parents to get involved.

- submitted by a parent

May 31, 2008
I agree that LLA is a wonderful school. Although tuition is costly, the education is well worth it and every alumni i've know since 6th grade (now in sr c/o 09) has said that they are ahead in most of their college classes. Yes, most teachers demand alot from their students, but in the end, it is all worth it. Along with great education, there are no worries of violence occuring because there is 0 tolerance for it. Also, great events are planned bythe ASB officers, whom are great and very efficient. Some commodities, however,are a little overpriced, such as lunch from the cafeteria, but there is always the option of going off campus for lunch. The LLA Athletics department is exceptional, as well as the Music departments. The Roadrunners have a great sports reputation and the music department is nearly world-renowned under the care of one of the greatest music

- submitted by a student

March 25, 2007
The extracurricular activities are limited at Loma Linda Academy. Many of the surrounding public schools have more enrichment opportunities.

- submitted by a student

November 19, 2006
I went to LLA for my last two years of high school, and the time I spent there was invaluable to me. Thanks to the great training I received there, I was able to get into UCLA! Best of all, LLA equipped me with a real sense of purpose and values! There are spiritual battles to be fought out there in the 'real world,' and thanks to LLA, I have the solid background and the spiritual strength to face the battles! I will always be grateful for the top-of-the-line scholastic training I received and the solid-Rock evangelical Christian principles that were instilled in me during my years at LLA!

- submitted by a student

October 03, 2005
I am completely satisfied with this school

- submitted by a parent

August 26, 2005
They provide the good quality programs for the students. There are not many programs for the elementary students. Parents are very much involved in school activities.

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August 26, 2005
Great school. But if you are busy, it is not good idea to send your kids to this school. Some parents are heavily involved in school activites. That makes your kids feel left out.

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April 11, 2005
I went to this school as a kid and its a really good school with a christian environment and advanced learning.

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June 07, 2004
We moved from northern CA in Feb. and I was absolutely relieved to find this school. I was terrified to think I would have to send my son to the public school which we were assigned to based on our neighborhood. Everyday I drop my son off I feel comfortable and safe he is in good hands. The tuition is costly, but worth it. I have had to make some sacrifices to send my son to lla but it's worth it.

- submitted by a parent

May 08, 2004
Loma Linda Academy provides the best education money can buy. They teach more to and require more of their students. The teachers truely care about their students and do everything they can to facilitate learning. This school provides a safe environment to learn in with no concerns of violence. An education from Loma Linda Academy provides students with a solid knowledge base from which they can achieve anything.

- submitted by a student

February 23, 2004
I personally know children who attend this school. And I have discovered that it is not what you know or what your educational needs may be but who you are and who you know. It's very much a who's who's school with the feeling that if you are not the child of a medical professional or other high ranking person from the commuity your wishes and needs are not considered important. I have seen children who would be called 'trouble makers' because of fights or disruptive behavior given what seems to be no less then a tap on the hand and the ability to continue attending class just because their tuition was paid. My personal experience with LLA and LLE have been more negitive then positive. But I have seen children get some great benefits from LLA and LLE if their parents have the money to pay for it.

- submitted by a community member

August 26, 2003
I am a former graduate of LLA, and this was the best school to prepare me for my continuing education in college. My college teachers were very impressed about how much I knew and how much was taught to me by my high school teachers. The atmosphere is nice, there are cliques, but what school doesn't have them? I am very satisfied with the way LLA has reared my sister and I, and I plan on sending my son there when he gets to be of age.

- submitted by a student

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Loma Linda Academy is a Seventh-day Adventist Christian college preparatory, K-12 school that began in 1906. We continue to promote eternal principles and intelligent choices.

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Loma Linda Academy
10656 Anderson St, Loma Linda, CA  92354
(909) 796-0161
Last modified Loma Linda Academy is a Private school that serves grades K-12
Loma Linda Academy Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 42 reviews. Top