Students enrolled 1677
School leader Alejandra Sanchez
Transportation options Yes
District Los Angeles Unified School District

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1521 North Highland Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90028

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(323) 993-1700
(323) 957-0238
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4 stars
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August 14, 2014
Hollywood High is amazing! I am in the School for Advanced Studies at Hollywood and my teachers are all great, they care and treat you like a human. As well as having an amazing SAS program Hollywood also has an OUTSTANDING Performing Arts Magnet. I was blown away the first time I saw students from PAM performing because they truly are amazing and their instructors and choreographers are genius's. I've said all these amazing things about my school, but I haven't even said anything about the counselors yet! Everyone is great, but by far the most amazing person is Mrs. Brown. Not only is she the SAS counselor, but also the College counselor, the 9/10th grade counselor and someone who will respond to you and doesn't just disregard your concerns. I've met plenty of counselors who you have to hunt down to get a concern in and then still worry if it's actually going to be taken care of, but I can promise you that won't be the case at Hollywood. We have Extraordinary SAS, Outstanding PAM, Amazing administration and to too it all off; there is so much school spirit, enthusiasm and every student I have seen at Hollywood is an individual. Can you find a better high school?

- submitted by a student
April 21, 2014
I am now a 10th grader here and i am loving it. I had to transfer from my last school (terrible). Anyways, this school has by far the best PAM program which are for the preforming arts which i attend. This program attaches to the best dances, music, acting, and singing courses. For dance ask for Mrs.Goldschein for acting Mrs.Bridges for singing Mr.Sexton for Music Mrs. Hall all teachers are loving and caring. Myself I'm an Opera Singer in training and by most this school is diverse and loving much to look forward to.

- submitted by a student
September 10, 2013
Hollywood High School Performing Arts Magnet is one of the best magnets in the city, with its amazing staff of talented teachers and directors, and its rigorous academic classes. Our school can proudly claim many Ph.d's from Stanford and other highly regarded universities, and teachers with professional experience in top ranked industries. The school is cozy and intimate with a small student to teacher ratio which insures a great deal of individual attention and care for the individual. This is a school with a long and astounding legacy - Judy Garland and Carol Burnett walked its halls, along with great luminaries in law and politics, such as Warren Christopher. Today we are still preparing future great leaders of the world, for many of our students go on to prestigious universities such as Berkeley, New York University and U.C.L.A. Hollywood is a school where one can truly receive a great education.

- submitted by a teacher
August 22, 2013
I admire very much the Magnet Program and especially the arts part. Those teachers involved in Performing Arts are excellent, they put heart and soul in it. I have a big admiration for their hard work which reflects in the shows the students perform. Good job.

- submitted by a parent
August 06, 2013
This school is small and boring and full of lies from staff and doesnt give you the oppurtunity you want.

- submitted by a student
June 19, 2013
Many teachers here are good. Some are outstanding. Performances are second to none and are better than most, if not all private schools of this genre. Administration performance is less than stellar. More Performing Arts students would be much better served by having a new counselor. There is no in-campus parking available for parents. Beware of parking on some streets outside of the school or you'll get a ticket. This school would have gotten 4 stars if some in the the administration was more "energetic" about their jobs. . . . . .

- submitted by a community member
April 08, 2013
That school is horrible. Itransfered to that school last year and on my first day i had to go get a tardy pass. My counsler gave me wrong classes and didnt even know what the classes i had are. he was asking what 1 class was cuz he never heard of it and thout Physical science was PE. The school is dirty too.

- submitted by a student
June 22, 2012
i love this school.. way better than Bernstein. as a student there i feel i have more freedom to express who i really am without worrying what others will say (: the teachers are awesome and the people are all nice and cool. the atmosphere is great too. Best school I've been to :D

- submitted by a community member
February 15, 2012
Hollywood HS is one of the best high schools in LAUSD. My two daughters both graduated in the past two years and are successfully enrolled in 4-year universities. Thank you to all of the teachers!

- submitted by a parent
December 24, 2011
Hello. I am 9th grade student from Estonia, East Europe. I have some questions about the school. Well I am proffecional athlete, who wants to go to study in this school from 10th grade, its from next year then, but I dont understand, what I have to do to get in that school. So maybe u can give me some advise about the school, how can I get in there???

- submitted by a community member
July 15, 2011
although many ap classes are available and the counselors are great. the school isnt all that great. the best program would be sas because the other slcs dont require as much work. the pam program for example is full of students who are only being taught dancing and singing as the top priority. i say that because the other classes dont require RIGOR. theyre grades are low and the teachers arent setting high standards.

- submitted by a community member
July 06, 2011
Hollywood High is a school that lives up to its standards. This is my third year here and all of the staff and students want everyone to achieve greatness. We are given opportunities that we may not be given elsewhere to strive to our full potential. Our teachers emphasis hard work and commitment to finish assignments when they are due and our counselor's are friendly and inspiring. Being a Hollywood High student is an honor for me because I feel comfortable and confident that I, as well as my fellow peers, will succeed to limits we never thought were able to be reached. The School for Advanced Studies is an excellent rigorous SLC here at Hollywood that allows many students to show off their strengths in ways that benefit the school. PAM, HNAS, MET, and many more at Hollywood give a aura of great minds to strive.

- submitted by a student
June 26, 2011
This is an excellent institution of education and it only gets better. There is never a dull moment and the counselors are always helpful. No matter what grade one is, there is a level of respect enjoyed by everyone.

- submitted by a student
June 23, 2011
Hollywood HIgh School is a very good school. Although in the distant past ( around the time of the 2007 alumni review) the school did struggle with many problems that plauge inner city schools it has grown into a excellant school. Hollywood High has changed from a multi track school( as it was in 2007) to a tradional calender with a very small student body of only 1,700 students. Gone are the days of 3,000 plus students who do not know each other or theere teachers. Now we have small learning communities with theme based learning. One of those small learning communites is the School for Advanced Studies which is the biggest school program on campus and has 537 honors and Advanced Placement students. We have almost no violence and we are known for our friendly and polite campus. Hollywood High School API is 729 which is the top high school in local district four and tip 12 in all of LAUSD including charters and Magnets. We have a wide variety of well funded sports, clubs, yearbook, newpaper and student goverment.

- submitted by a teacher
December 17, 2010
My daughter attended HHS for her freshman year and LOVED it. The SAS program is wonderful and from what I saw going on in the other "learning communities" amazing. The staff is supportive of the kids and communicative with the parents. Even PDA is admonished! Surprising for a public high school campus! The kids are generally very respectful to each other and the adults. I spent the past 10 years trying to figure out how I was going to be able to afford avoiding sending my child here because I had heard about all the racial issues and it couldn't have been further from the truth, So hard in fact that the engine was already moving for her to be in a "top rated" small town school, which we're at now, and she's miserable. The academics are no better but she misses the diversity and the openness of the social environment. It may not be the richest school in town, but I have to say, its probably the sweetest.

- submitted by a parent
October 30, 2010
There are actually a lot of racial issues at this school I am an Alumni of the school (graduated in the year of 2007) and I have seen bad issues that were never brought up. There was a huge racial fight in the school while I was attending, some teachers are good, the magnet program was great. However, the drive to succeed within the students are extremely low. It is pretty much full of many aspiring actors, actresses, and singer but they cease to understand the importance of an education to back that up. Grades are horrible.

- submitted by a student
no rating September 25, 2010
It has many different small learning communites! Theres Teaching career academy for students who want to be future teachers. That academy even offers a chance to tutor second grade kids at a nearby elementary school, which gives them practice for the future! It has Performing Arts, which offers dance, theatre, and singing. They perform many high quality plays. The Media and Technology small learning community offers computer classes, and chances to make high quality videos for the school's website. Theres also Health Nutrition Arts and Science, which offers a variety of cooking classes, and education about nutrition. And finally, theres School for Advanced Studies, which offers Honors classes for gifted students who need more of a challenge, academically.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 22, 2010
Hollywood HS has the best performing arts magnet program in LA! The teachers and staff are fully committed to making it the best for their students. Our son travels by bus and subway each day to get to school-he wakes up every day looking forward to going.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 22, 2010
I love HHS because they have some really great teachers so seem to REALLY care about the students!

- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2010
This school is the best magnet school in the city. A one of a kind experience for both students and parents. GO CLASS OF 2011!!

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 21, 2010
While my kids get their education, they also get to study the theater. This is the profession they hope to persue. Our district is in jeopardy of losing the arts...and there goes our culture.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2010
The school has great resources, a great faculty that helps with advancement of my child developinf her performing arts talents as well as academically.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2010
I am not a parent of a student of a child from Hollywood Senior High School, but I am an alumni of Hollywood Senior High and do try to support the school when I can. They have a great theatre program which should be saved. The arts are just as important as regular academics and the sports programs. It gives the kids a chance to grow as a person.

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 21, 2010
Incredible Performing Arts Program and the faculty are dedicated to the student body.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2010
I love that the kids are able to be creative and expressive. I also love that the activities are endless and everyone can participate! The academics are fantastic and I am a happy loyal alumni.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 20, 2010
My daughter just started this school and already loves it! For someone who has to take 2 City buses because of the LAUSD budget cuts, Hollywood High has cast its magic on my daughter and I love it...guess we're her for 4 years.

- submitted by a parent
June 25, 2010
If your kid , like me had the choice of bernstein or hollywood high .. pick hollywood! i went to both and while bernstein is prettier and bigger and has new supplies, that school is horrible i left becuase of bullying. at hollywood i made so many friends and found comfort withing= the classrooms. the teachers also were so nice and helpful :)

- submitted by a student
June 05, 2010
I do not like this school. I am in the Magnet program and my parents and I are VERY unimpressed by it. the magnet program had good teachers however. As far as the overall school, I don't think it's that great. The school is dirty. There are a lot of teachers that have issues with respecting the students. The Performing Arts Magnet program was actually in danger of being taken away due to low test scores. The school would really be nothing without the magnet. This was my first year attending this school, and I will not be going there next year as a senior.

- submitted by a student
April 14, 2010
I love this school! It has a great traditional spirit, set right in the heart of Hollywood! The teachers are great, and there are so many opportunities, especially in the Arts department. I'm so glad my child was not sent to Bernstein.

- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2009
Hollywood High is such an amazing place. I was an honors student in the SAS program and now attend UCSB. I owe my achievements not only to myself but to the dedicated teachers and councilors!

- submitted by a student
September 22, 2009
I'm a Hollywood HIgh Alum (class of 2008). I am now a sophomore at Georgetown University and I feel being in the SAS program, and HHS, prepared me to be a student who would see the world in a different way (and not just for face value). I became an active learner and my teachers at HHS all helped me to read and write at a college level. Looking back, my education at HHS was invaluable and I've had so much fun all throughout years of high school. I've learned leadership skills through JROTC Army at HHS and through various other extracurricular activities (Junior State of America, California Scholarship Federation, National Honor Society, Fencing, Treehugger Club, Community Service, Key Club). My guidance counselor and my college counselor and my teachers all helped me when I was applying to 21 colleges and universities and for that I'm truly grateful!

- submitted by a student
April 17, 2009
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- submitted by a student
March 29, 2009
It's all superstition. I have never seen a fight at this school, ever. Like any other school, it counts on which crowd you hang around. SAS is an excellent program and the performing arts classes are wonderful, as well. This school has one of the top college counselors in the nation.

- submitted by a student
September 27, 2008
I am a currentley a senior at Hollywood Senior High School and I think that its a really good school. I can't say its the best because I have'nt been to all the other High schools in the world. What i can say that its been a great experince and that I'm glad i got the chance to be a student there. Go Sheiks!!!

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August 27, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
June 19, 2008
I have two daughters at this school in the 9th and 10th grades. They are both in the Performing Arts magnet and take all honors and AP courses in their core academic courses. Many of the teachers are very good. The performing arts classes are good and the students get valuable performing experience that enriches their education, builds discipline and character and prepares them for hard work in the real world. The school does not have very high test marks but my daughters are doing very well academically because we constantly push them and push the teachers and administrators. Any school at some point is what the students and parents make it.

- submitted by a parent
June 17, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
March 06, 2007
Hollywood High School, is one of the best high schools ever. Im a former grad from Hollywood. I went from 2002-2006 and it was the best four years of my life. There are great teachers,programs and sport teams. There was only one fight the entire time I was there. Teachers are wonderful and espically the sport programs. I was a four year volleyball and basketball captain. Hollywood High is one of the best high schools and will ever be for another 103 years to come.

- submitted by a former student
May 06, 2006
My son started in 9th grade & is now almost finished 11th grade. Having moved from European, my son at Hollywood High has been given such great opportunities that he would never had in his old school. For example in JROTC (and no they don't make students join the army!) it has helped him build confidence and take leardership.Also I have found that if & when his grades droped back a little, most of the teachers worked with him & myself around the problem. The 'School' itself is not a problem, it's the system, and the Goverement is resposible for the school system. My son is happy at Hollywood High, so I'm Happy.

- submitted by a parent
April 12, 2006
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January 18, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
January 13, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2006
The academic programs are good, they have advanced classes, honors and ap. The teachers are very educated. Children can join the band or football, soccer, basketball, and baseball. Parents have a fair involvement in the education of the children.

- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2006
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- submitted by a teacher
December 13, 2005
The quality of academic programs is fairly high, especially in the School for Advanced Studies on A and C tracks. There are several National Board Certified teachers on staff. Some 50 of the 121 teachers have 11 or more years of teaching experience. The availablility of music and extracurricular activities are limited mostly to A Track, except for sports. Students have very few electives to choose from. When the French teacher on C Track retired, she was not replaced, leaving Spanish as the only foreign language on the track. The level of parent involvement is disappointingly low, despite the school's strenuous attempts to engage them.

- submitted by a teacher
October 29, 2005
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- submitted by a student
October 18, 2005
Parents must advocate for their children at this school site. It is possible to get a decent education if parent is on top of curriculum being taught in each class. Make sure teachers are teaching to state standards and call them on it if they are not. Not many teachers like change and times are a changin. It is difficult to see other parents that simply do not advocate and it frustrates me when parents don't speak up. So speak up, its your childs future at stake. Magnets are decent.

- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
July 14, 2005
This is a quite disapointing school. There are many fights, and it is not safe. I do not recommend parents to enroll their child in this school. Besides, students do not get good education in this school.

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June 19, 2005
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April 13, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
April 11, 2005
Each child is encouraged to do their personal best without being labeled as the smart or dumb kids. The teachers are highly skilled and work hard to bring out the best in each child. The principal is kind and knows each child by name. She is a great example of a leader and I will miss seeing her everyday as my daughter graduates this year. Thank you ANLC for bringing out the best in my children and giving them the encouragement and confidence they need to go out into the world! '

- submitted by a student
April 07, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
March 16, 2005
Overall, Hollywood High School is not the best school to send college bound students to. Their A-Track math and English departments are very good, however most of the science department is not.

- submitted by a former student
July 14, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2004
After searching for and looking into different performing arts schools, my decision to select Hollywood Senior High school Magnet Performing Arts was the best choice for my Son's needs. The staff is supportive and the Magnet students are of a 'special' type. I highly recommend that if you are searching for a great performing arts school for your child, consider Hollywood High Magnet program.

- submitted by a parent
April 15, 2004
I am an alumnus of Hollywood Sr. High School. Many years before it became a Performing Arts Magnet, it had a high quality Drama and Music Department, which I thoroughly enjoyed and profited from.

- submitted by a former student
March 24, 2004
I love Hollywood High school. The extracurricular activities keep me active and developed great leadership skills. Moreover, the teaching quality is one of the highest.

- submitted by a former student
September 09, 2003
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Hollywood Senior High School
1521 North Highland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA  90028
(323) 993-1700
Last modified Hollywood Senior High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Hollywood Senior High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 59 reviews. Top