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Saint Anthony High School

Private | 9-12 | 509 students

 

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Posted June 23, 2014

St. Anthony High School is a great high school! I had my second daughter just graduate from there. Both got a great education that prepared them for college! Staff and teachers are there for the students. They offer plenty of tutoring and counseling to help the kids succeed!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2014

St. Anthony High School is not the school I thought it would be. The students are ghetto, don't care about school, and immature. Not to mention the teachers, they really don't want to be there and are immature especially my religion teacher. They also don't have the best academics. It's a honor if you have a 3.0 at this school. While most schools honor a 3.5 or above. The courses offered here are very basic and don't have much variety. The school is very outdated no air conditioning(just standing fans), it's a 100year old building. The administration and faculty aren't there for you, they are rude at times and unhelpful. The entire vibe of this school is not positive. The area matches this school perfectly. I highly do not recommend applying your child here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 12, 2014

My son is a student of this school. I am really happy with the results that my son has.he has a GPA of 3.0 last semester.he struggles in English but he attents tutoring every day.he played footbalI In his first year being a freshman.I know is not a perfect school, but also the success depend not just in the school, principal, or the student ; it really depends from a team work. I highly recomment this school to any other parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2014

I started working here in July and truly feel blessed to be part of such a special community. I have never experienced an alumni as dynamic and supportive as the one I have seen in action here- a true testament to life-long friendships. "College Preparatory"? You bet! Over the last 4 years, 100% of SA graduates have gone on to attend college. Last year's graduates alone averaged $80,000 each in college scholarships. The teachers are all credentialed and highly dedicated, implementing innovative techniques and administering unique programs that students would not be able to be a part of anywhere else. The 1 to 1 iPad program provides students with a technological advantage and has proven successful where other schools/districts have tried and failed. Students are taught to be respectful of adults, of one another, of themselves and of their surroundings in a safe and nurturing environment. I am constantly impressed, although no longer surprised, by the depth and quality of the young people that I am surrounded by on a daily basis. My daughter will be starting high school in a few short years and I am happy to say that this is one decision that will be easy for our family to make!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 9, 2013

My kids noth went to this school. They have kids that do drugs and have bad grades, bit they keep them because they get money from the catholic foundation. This school is no better then public school. The staff are inmature and the principal is no good. He is just in it for the money and does not take pride in the school. The outside of the school looks awful for it being private.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2011

As a parent of two current Saint Anthony High School, I cannot say enough great things about this school. My children have had a wonderful experience at this school, and have had opportunities at this school that they never would have had at any of the overpopulated schools in the area. If you are looking for a solid education and a High School where every child has the opportunity to shine, you could not ask for a better experience for your child. The faculty and administration are available to answer any questions or concerns. This has been a wonderful opportunity for my daughters
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 15, 2008

I have a child that will be entering her junior year at SAHS and have two other children that will be entering as freshmen. This school has continually strived to be better every year and has had good success in doing so. They continue to attract the top students in the area because of their second to none scholarship programs. This coming school year, in partnership with the Aquarium of the Pacific, they added the Marine Science Academy to their curricullum.
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Posted November 15, 2007

You would hope that Long Beach, the 5th largest city in California and 35th largest in the nation, would have a great private high school for your children to attend. For several years the school had been on the decline, and nearly shut down a few years ago. Last year, the school received over $2 million in funding from benefactors, and spent virtually all of it on new paint, computers and other tangible assets, so the school looks very nice. However, the visceral problems of poor quality instructors, zero supervision of staff and very low standards of educating, continue to fester at St. Anthony. The school and its leadership demonstrate very little accountability to students and parents alike.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 9, 2007

I am an alumni and a current parent of SAHS. My son had many schools to choose from but he chose SA. I have seen him grow from a shy, timid child to a young man willing to stand and give his opinion. I compliment the teachers, staff and administration for all their effort to keep this prestigious school alive. My son is a better person for attending and being involved in the activities. Ms. Barr, the principal and Mrs. Rushing, the president have done so much to improve the school. The tradition, spirit, and academic challenges are at SA. I would recommend students to attend be open to other opportunities than the norm. Grow, live, and learn... that is what I have seen my son accomplish this his first year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2007

St. Anthony is one of those small area high schools where, given the small class populations, the relationships between the student, the teacher, and the parent are very strong, and foster the development of that student. This is an environment conducive to excellence and consistency.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 25, 2003

A great invironment for a kid to develop in, even if not a roman catholic. This was a great high school that had the most friendly people I have ever met. I loved this school, and I'm not even a christian.
—Submitted by a former student


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 40% 52%
White 24% 26%
Black 17% 6%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 13% 11%
Two or more races 5% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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PE instructor(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Science lab

Arts & music

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  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Theory
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Mr. Mike Schabert
Gender
  • Coed
Affiliation
  • Catholic
Associations
  • NCEA

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Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

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Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Priest, pastor, or other religious personnel
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Archdiocese of Los Angeles
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Diving
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Diving
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Theory
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Poetry
Media arts
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production
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  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer time after school
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620 Olive Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90802
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