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.
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
Most of the teachers are good, some are excellent. the voice teacher is one of excellent. I also like the body awareness coach. They make having to endure the apathy other school employees (well, one really) worth the frustration of having to deal with an aloof and unresponsive freshman counselor. Guess you can tell that I'm frustrated. This person doesn't seem to give a darn about returning phone calls or treating the parent as if their child has any degree of importance. . . enough of that rant. The students are friendly and the older ones will befriend the freshmen. The principals seem responsive. It's a good idea to talk to the assistant principal. She is more responsive than the counselor. I love that some teachers use an online system called "Engrade". With this tool, a parent or student can stay up to date on homework, assignments and test scores. The school has an AVID editing class and just opened a culinary wing, among other things. The parking situation is absolutely atrocious. Parents can't park on the campus because there's no room. Be careful about where to park on the street. You might get a ticket if you park on the wrong one. They have free afterschool tutoring.
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!
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???
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I love HHS because they have some really great teachers so seem to REALLY care about the students!
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!!
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.
The school has great resources, a great faculty that helps with advancement of my child developinf her performing arts talents as well as academically.
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.
Incredible Performing Arts Program and the faculty are dedicated to the student body.
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.
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