Del Oro is the best high school to take your kids to. It doesn't matter if you grew up in the Loomis area or not, DO's the best! Like any high school, you'll get the kids that don't care, and you'll have drama. But what's so great about Del Oro is the spirit. There's a legacy, a MORE than involved community, and heart. I remember one of our chants for football games went something like What' do we got? Heart! and everyone would pound their chests. This school has a million ways to get the student involved, the teachers are superb and TRULY care. The arts, the clubs, the sports-it's all STUDENT oriented. DO gives us something to unite in and something to be proud of. Just get involved in something - homecoming, clubs, go see a play, do something. It's worth it and it'll hold such a beautiful place in your heart.
All five of my children and ten of my 14 grandchildren attended or are attending Del Oro. I was president of the Parent Teacher's Club for two years and parent coordinator of the band for the better part of 20 years. My wife and I still attend Friday night football games at home and away. I came from a great high school in Texas, also with great sports teams and and a great band both of which won many state championships. That Texas school could not hold a candle to Del Oro. Just read some of these reviews BY STUDENTS who attended Del Oro. STUDENTS! That should tell you everything. Run, don't walk and hope you get your student in before space runs out!
Del Oro high school is such an amazing school. We are like one big family. At D.O you can just walk up to just about anyone and just strike up a conversation. I have heard about people picking on one another or that there are little clicks at other high schools and at D.O you rarly hear of any thing like that happening. Everyone seems to have school pride and really invested in the school. At Del Oro it is expected that everyone needs to be kined and courteous to others, it really seems like we take that to heart. Not only does the school have a great environment it also has a wonderful teaching staff. They make the class fun, work to keep us engaged, and always are there if you need help or have a question. You can really tell when you walk into a class room that the teachers are passionate about teaching.
My family did their research and Del Oro is one of the best public schools in northern California. I love DO, everyone is a family. Even though I haven't graduated yet, Del Oro has already prepared me for my future in so many ways. Placer & Golden Sierra are no match.
I did not have a good time going to this school. I did not enjoy the very sports oriented nature of Del Oro; I found the 20-30 minutes of class time a week allotted to the boosting of the sports teams' egos to be banal and irritating, and the teachers' overly generous treatment of the sports teams grades not at all righteously deserved. The school is very Christian and curriculum is catered as such. Religion and church membership were important aspects of social status. I personally felt ostracized as a result of my atheist views by my teachers as well as the students. The school continually pumps money and staff time into funding sports while neglecting education. It has no computer science classes. The science department is too poor to replace equipment and during my time at the school photocopies stopped coming in colored paper and seemed to always be delayed and short, do to the tight school budget; we also opened a new football field. At Del Oro classes are based on STAR testing curriculum, things outside this curriculum aren't covered. I found my non AP classes intellectually unstimulating. Most of my favorite teachers have left the school in the three years since I left.
One of the Best High Schools in the nation for overall quality experience. Both parents and students Involvement placed in a small town environment make this School a Holywood script school. The school is positioned in an area outside Sacramento and Tahoes Sierra Foothills which pools a hybrid mix of students together from hard working ranch properties, affluent gated communities and good small downtown kids into a winning ingredient of a happy family. Excellence is not expected in this school it is just the norm which celebrates all students talents from sports (Definety Football School - with a college town feel with whole town shutting down for Homecoming parade and it assembles every Friday night home game to cheer and socialize ), band, AG, superior academic performance, and all. A place for Great Kids who all come together with a lifetime of positive memories to become Great Growups. GO DO!
The academics challenge and prepare kids for college, the sports are terrific and as a parent I'm happy my kids have been a part of the Del Oro experience. School pride is overwhelming and parent participation high.
Awesome school, they teach and expect respect. Football program is fantastic and they teach respect on and off the field. IEP program is awesome and these kids learn and are prepared for college. We had to move out of state to Texas and it was a horrible mistake for my son. In my sons words, I was taught and challenged at DO and felt confident even though in the IEP program. Parents in the community are unified. My sister in law moved her kids here and was extremely happy as well. Moving out of this district was not a good choice for my kids. There are drugs in every school, unfortunately something you can't get away from, but parents parent in this district. LOVE DEL ORO AND ALL OF ITS TRADITION! GREAT TEACHING AND COACHING STAFF FOR ALL SPORTS! FRIDAY FOOTBALL SHOULD DO A SHOW ON THIS SCHOOLS TRADITION THE WHOLE TOWN COMES OUT! I MISS DEL ORO AND THE LOOMIS/NEWCASTLE AREA!
I am so glad I attended Del Oro. I do believe that is has the "OH MY GOSH ITS THE BEST SCHOOL EVER" factor because I have never felt the same anywhere else. It is a school filled with spirit, guidance, and just great people. I have never had staff go out of their way to help me succeed. I know after I graduate this year I will always be able to go back and call it my home. It is my home. CONGRATS CLASS OF 2012!
Del Oro has been the best experience for us& my kids Excellent staff and academics & best in their finacials! We love Del Oro High!!
All three of my kids attend Del Oro. They are so happy there. It is a good cross-section of society and everyone for the most part gets along and is supportive and encouraging of one another. There are kids from money who go there but they don't flaunt it. The parents are involved and care. The small town of Loomis cares. A small town is like a big family. Del Oro has that comfortable feeling.
This is an amazing high school. Almost everybody you meet will be friendly and the teachers are very nice, too. The academics are fairly challenging - of course you could find a private school with incredible academics but for a public school in California it's perfectly decent. The athletics are really, really good and the football games are SO AMAZING....The cafeteria food is pretty good compared to most schools; they have a lot of great options no matter what your diet is like. Anybody who gives this school a negative review clearly never went there or basically sleeps through the school day :D. I doubt you'll find a better school in all of California and possibly in the nation.
Del Oro is nothing more than an average, average high school. There's a lot of "OH MY GOSH IT'S THE BEST SCHOOL EVER" but it really isn't. Maybe this isn't unique to Del Oro but I've seen people full on making out on campus; if I wanted to do that, I would go somewhere private! It's disgusting - DO should ban it. I also think there's a little too much focus on athletics. DO has not sent anybody to Standford or Harvard and the attitude is "I'm going to Sierra College". I gave the school three stars because I do think still that some of the academics are challenging and some of the peeps are friendly.
This is gonna be truly hard to write but I want to say thanks to Del Oro. I can't even begin to explain how amazing this school is &how much I wish I was there for my Senior Year. The spring term of my Junior year there was great. I met the most amazing people of my life there. I am so sad that I am not going there anymore, but the teachers are great. They will do anything to help us succeed and get closer to graduation. The administration was great as well, the counslers were awesome, &of course the principle &vice principles were the best. If it wasn't for Del Oro I wouldn't be where I am at today. Everyone is so supportive, especially the students. I would honestly do anything to be back. I hope to be visting soon, Del Oro keep doing awesome because you change lives (: -Katie Hanks.
I switched districts to attend Del Oro and it made all the difference in my education. From my first day as a freshman, I found myself surrounded by an enormously supportive group of teachers and friendly students ready to welcome me. I participated in the marching band, a wide variety of clubs and was given amazing preparation by my teachers and counselor for applying and being accepted to all of the top-ranking colleges I applied to.
For a rural high school, Del Oro was a good experience for my daughter, Morgan May, but she decided to transfer to another school. Our family returned to Placer County from Boulder, CO, home of the University of Colorado, where she completed her freshman year at Fairview High School, heavily populated with the offspring of professors. Morgan found Del Oros's students friendly and quickly made many friends. She had two teachers that soured her experience here. One was her Biology teacher...he was actually a creationist, and often made factual errors, or was ignorant of so much taking place in the field of Biology. The other was one Mr. Sanchez, Morgans Sophomore English teacher that replied to her complaint of receiving a low B, that "You will never attend a major university." Well, Mr. Sanchez (now retired I see), Morgan graduated from UCLA in 2005 with her degree in Biology, a far better school than you attended.
I'd been to 3 different schools in two years. One in the Bay Area before I moved, and then Granite Bay High School. I was then transferred into Rocklin High School the next term. After expressing concerns with Rocklin, my adoptive parents moved me to Del Oro, where I now just graduated from. Del Oro...is like no other. Their spirit, their teachers, their students, their talent-it's all unparalleled to the other schools. I was blown away by how many people gave me a warm welcome on the first day. So overwhelmed in fact that I broke into tears of joy. I didn't think it was possible to meet supportive people like my peers at Del Oro, or that I could turn my destructive lifestyle into a great one. But with the help of the brilliant staff, students, and even janitors, I am now attending a four year college (UCSC) and planning to get my credential so I can come back and teach at the only place who taught me what the word "home" really meant. Del Oro High School. You won't find a better school, I promise.
Overwhelming community support, teachers are incredible, students are highly respectable.
This is the best school. I love it. It encourages you to get good grades and go to college and help the environment and other students. The spirit is just incredible. Fabulous!!!!!
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