Our son is enrolled in the STEMM Magnet. The principal, Dr. Wiedoeft is so amazingly dedicated. She is at every event. We get weekly emails and phone calls from her with updates. The parent community is really involved. The teachers are top notch and dedicated to student success. Our son has a 3D printer in his design and engineering class that he is able to use and he is a freshman. The basketball coach is the type of coach we would dream of-he is so great and supportive. In fact, their whole sports program is really fantastic.
Love the diversity of our student population and faculty, along with the breadth of AP and Honors classes available! There's something for everyone at Venice, including the opportunity to try new sports without prior travel/club experience as seems to be required in many high schools today.
Our new principal, Dr. Wiedoeft, has also given the school new vision and energy that was missing under the leadership of the previous principal.
The population of the school reflects the population of Los Angeles and it is so great to have our child go to school in this supportive, sensitive and mixed community. We feel really lucky to have this great option on the westside.
My daughter is a senior at Venice High School and we love it! She transferred from a westside private school and we have honestly found the level of teaching and commitment to the students as good if not better.
We have 2 daughters enrolled in the world languages magnet program at Venice High. We have been very pleased with the quality and dedication of all their teachers and the school administration. The magnet program offers many AP courses to choose from and attracts a diverse student group.
My child is in his second year in the engineering magnet at Venice HS, and I have only good things to say about the school. Whatever went on there in the past is clearly over. The teachers and administration are engaged, involved, and responsive. My child has learned a huge amount and is always eager to begin the next school day. I hope that they keep up the great work that they're doing.
This is a great school. I am enrolled in the STEMM engineering program, which is in its second year here at Venice. The teachers are great. They are engaging, teach lessons clearly and thoroughly, and will help with any problems someone may have. It is amazing what the teachers put up with working for the district. They have to deal with large classes, changing curriculum, and misbehaving kids, and somehow manage to end the day with a smile. I don't know how they do it.