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Long Beach, CA
Students enrolled: 487

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235 East Eighth Street
Long Beach, CA 90813

(562) 901-0168
(562) 435-7147
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May 27, 2015
Don't be fooled by the other reviews. This school may have been great at one time, but not recently. The school is overrun with drugs and because of the low count of students, it is everywhere. The students have limited structure and supervision due to lack of staff. The dress code is a joke (there is none), kids are allowed to dress however they want. School is extremely gay friendly with large amount of students being openly gay and transgender. Not my cup of tea. School keeps all problems under wraps in attempt to maintain reputation for being a good school. Not to mention, school used to be the home of Reed continuation school and had student baby nursery on campus, really?? No thanks. I have spoken to several students and parents...same information not to mention my child goes there, temporarily.

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August 09, 2013
Renaissance school of the arts is a great choice for children interested in the arts as well as a great education.

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November 01, 2011
My daughter has not missed a day of school here. She loves it so much that she goes every day. We have a drive to get her there but it is so worth it. To have a school that your child loves so much she never wants to miss a day tells a story all by itself. I wish all the school would copy this school so that all our children could have this wonderful experience. Thank you Renaissance.

- submitted by a parent

June 03, 2011
We have a senior at CAMS and a freshman at Renaissance, #1 & #2 in LBUSD API scores respectively. The difference between the two couldn't be more pronounced. CAMS is fraught with unnecessarily stressful situations for the students, not from the curriculum, but rather from a certain lack of involvement and coordination on the part of some teachers and administrators. Renaissance is extraordinarily nurturing while maintaining a stringent and focused curriculum. We feel our CAMS student has survived, while our Renaissance student is thriving. Just a brief campus visit to both schools will be enlightening. Both schools are difficult to get into. As far as we're concerned, only Renaissance is worth the trouble.

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March 29, 2011
Renaissance is a relatively young high school - started in the fall of 2004. My daughter was a member of that first class graduating in 2008. I have another daughter that is graduating in 2011. From the start , I could tell the school was special. Teachers, administrators and support staff were then and are now fully engaged. Each year test scores have improved and Renaissance is now one of the top schools in the state. Artistic expression is encouraged -just visit the campus and you'll see... I have been involved with the parent group since the beginning in 2005. However more parents need to be engaged to help support the students and administration.

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March 24, 2011
Renaissance truly is a gem of a school! The small community of students who love artistic expression, encouraging teachers who know and support the kids, and a principal who is completely on his game make this the place to go! Renaissance had the highest API scores of any high school in Long Beach and the commitment shows. Note that the program providing child care for teen moms (from several schools in the area) has been cut as of fall 2011. My daughter is extremely happy here (no drama except what's taught in class!) and plenty of opportunities for artistic and academic exploration. I am a very happy parent! I do wish more parents would get involved, though -- there is so much we can do to support this amazing school.

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February 02, 2011
Great for Art students, hard to get into. They only accepted 150 kids this year, my daughter did not get in. Oh well. They also have a special program for teenage moms and their kids, don't know if that's good or bad.

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November 07, 2009
I am a freshmen at renaissance and i absolutely love it there! yes it is small but that doesnt matter to me. At least you dont get lost:)

- submitted by a student

October 25, 2008
im currently a freshmen at RHSA. it's a small school therefore each student gets more attention, academic and art wise. they have a really great curriculum and they offer bunch of art opportunities that other long beach schools don't offer. like piano, theater, dance etc...

- submitted by a student

September 26, 2008
This is the jewel of LBUSD. I am so happy with all of the support for students, the rigorous curriculum, the awesome teachers... and great students and parents too! The talent is amazing!! You must see one of their productions or visit their gallery.

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December 03, 2007
I am a student at RHSA and i absolutley love it!

- submitted by a student

July 08, 2007
To say I had qualms about allowing my 16 yr old daughter to move with her older sister to Long Beach from Orange County is to put it mildly. One of the stipulations was finding an excellent school. She did this by finding Renaissance high. They embraced her, and she gave back to them. There is simply no comparable school for artistic students in Orange or LA County. I give High Points, for excellent teaching, multiple creative outlets, and acceptance of a diversity of dramatic and high-spirited students. I was so proud of my daughter as she graduated this year with acclaim and honor. This school will grow in leaps and bounds in the years to come, and my child (and her mom) will always be proud to say she graduated from Renaissance high.

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June 29, 2007
My son has been at Renaissance for two years now. He is thriving in the theatre arts program and he is doing better academically than he ever has before. The classes are challenging and the teachers have high expectations, however, there are plenty of interventions and personalized attention available so students can succeed.

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April 17, 2007
My daughter is a 9th grader at this awsome school.I highly reccomend it to anyone. Tina

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March 27, 2007
This is a wonderful high school.

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January 12, 2006
My nephew is a Freshman @ the school and he once angain enjoys going to school. He is motivated and really talks about his teachers. I have attended PTA meetings and they have some awesome ideas.

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January 12, 2006
I love Renaissance High School. It's like being in a small private school. My daughters math teacher does tutoring after school and helps her alot with her math and encourages her. So this year she is doing so much better. Because the school is small they give alot more one on one in the classrooms. I love the art classes for her and she is excelling in everything. Because it is an art school there use art for other classes as well. Which piques her interest.

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August 07, 2003
This school is wonderful because it allows expression.

- submitted by a community member

July 21, 2003
As principal of this wonderful high school, I am pleased to be working with such dedicated and high quality teachers. In our third year, Renaissance will be focusing on developing a parent base. Although Renaissance does not offer sports at the high school, an outstanding performing and visual arts program is being developed. Our students get personalized attention. Renaissance has only 700 students. The school year of 2003-2004 will be fantastic. At this time we are full, but spots do occasionally open up.

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Renaissance High School For The Arts
235 East Eighth Street, Long Beach, CA  90813
(562) 901-0168
Last modified Renaissance High School For The Arts is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Renaissance High School For The Arts Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 28 reviews. Top