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Los Banos, CA
Students enrolled: 1,353

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1966 11th Street
Los Banos, CA 93635

(209) 826-6033
(209) 827-4156
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March 13, 2012
They don't take care of handle bullying very well. Teachers don't pay attention to the bullying and teasing going on. They just turn a blind eye to it. Children need to be able to feel safe and comfortable at school and not fear going each day.

- submitted by a community member

August 31, 2011
If I could give this school a negative star rating I would. I am so disgusted and disappointed with this school. 3 weeks into school my daughter was moved out of her Biology class. This was because this class was now a Spanish immersion class, and all of the "English" speaking children were moved out. Reverse discrimination is practiced like this all of the time at this school.

- submitted by a parent

December 06, 2010
Not a good school! Not a good district! Teachers and staff are more probation officers then they are teachers. No communication or care from staff regarding childrens educational needs. Only communication is when a child is misbehaving. Teachers will not even communicate with parent when grades are in jeapordy. School is not teaching at State Standards. Your children will not receive the education they deserve. School and district need to hire more qualified staff and take charge. The children have more control over staff then staff over children.

- submitted by a parent

January 14, 2010
As a former student, I can say there are great teachers at this school......along with the unfortunate hand-full of teachers who should quit because they have lost their passion for what they are supposed to be doing: teaching. If your child/student is self-motivated and has a strong sense of autonomy, they will do well at this school.........for that matter, they are typically the students who do well at any school. When I attended this school their was a program called AVID (Advanced Via Individual Determination,) which sought to prepare students for attendance at a four year university; this was an amazing program especially considering its focus on development of cognitive skills through discussion (Socratic Seminar) and analytical assignments. The key to success is quality parental involvement and support: this means teach your kids/students how to think, not what to think...and they'll be set for life!

- submitted by a student

May 30, 2007
truly a good school... as a former student, I seen it all. the teachers are good, but the student in return most put their effort into improving upon themselves. if you show no interest on improvement the some teachers will put effort into helping you and others will not, but for sure if you go to the teacher and request the extra help they will help you in anyway possible. the programs are limited, but you can take a class at the local community college free of charge* (it was free when I attended) as long as you are a current student. -parent involvement average. they they sent plenty of notices (with students) -available programs: soccer art music football tennis swimming track basketball(new building) baseball (new field) golf cross country drama etc... -safety good new security measures (all in progress) class of 2006

- submitted by a student

December 27, 2006
I think those who have a goal and want to learn will do very good at this school. However those who need a little help, guidance or help in general are doom.

- submitted by a parent

August 31, 2006
I want there until I had to move at the end of junior year and I started my freshman year. The teachers and other administrators there were great. I miss them so much I would love to go back. Their rule enforcement have become stronger and in tact so its just a safer and better environment. The new buildings are great. New classrooms helped the crowd and the new gym gave room for more activities. The clubs and sports are great and help people meet others and have a better year in high school. Overall I rate this school with a solid 10! I would recommend it to anyone who truly wants high school years to remember! I think I've said enough!

- submitted by a student

July 07, 2006
I went to school for 2 years then I went to a different school. My advice too this school is to get better teachers and staff.

- submitted by a student

May 03, 2006
The quality of Eduaction at LBHS is very good. It is a big school, but there are many teachers that care about their students. The discipline poicies are being worked out to better the school and its students. Numerous AP courses provided. Many art and music courses are provided.

- submitted by a teacher

January 14, 2006
The academic programs are not bad, they seem adequate. They should have more diverse clubs. Music and art are available, and easy to get into. The sports are well managed. The parent involvement is sad. There is no involvement what so ever. More parents need to be involved and give their opinions on the school, and certain new laws. The parent involvement needs to be helped.

- submitted by a student

July 27, 2005
I think that the academic programs can be improved as well as other extracurricular activities. I do appreciate the different types of activites that include music, arts, and sports. I am a very involved parent and constantly visit the campus. I also appreciate those teachers that are willing to meet with me to discuss my child's progress and ways to help him improve academically and increase his chances to go to a 4 year college. My son just enrolled in the middle of last year threfore I still have more to learn from this school and staff.

- submitted by a parent

July 05, 2004
School's curriculum has been satisfactory. We were impressed with the course offerings for advanced placement/honors freshmen courses. The school needs to increase communication between administration and parents. Also the school needs to increase communication between teachers and parents. There needs to be a benchmark system in place, as many students don't seem to know what or when subject matter is to be learned. We have had a large number of phone calls and/or requests for information on our child's progress/behavior either ignored or the response has been so late that it didn't make any difference.

- submitted by a parent

May 10, 2004
I went to this school from 93 t 96 alot has changed since then. There is now security which is a good thing. I would have to agree with alot of you on the lack of parent involvement and also the teaching skills. But as far as the security I think they do a great job. Randy Ware has been there for a number of years and I think he's just great. I also think that Michael Tate is doing a great job. He's only been there about year an half but I think hes just great for the kids. He's very involved in community sports which alot of these kids play. And they get to know him on a one on one. And the same for him. And thats what alot of kids want is just someone that they can relate to. And thats just what he is.

- submitted by a student

March 19, 2004
I graduated from this school in 1999. It was crowded then so I can begin to imangine how it is now! The drug problem there was a major problem when I went there and still hear of it now. There is no rooted faculty there. I think the biggest problem is that parents are not participating enough. Too many parents are commuting over the hill they don't have time to be involved. Alot of commmuters take their children to over the hils schools. The only parents I see getting involved are stay at home parents or parents who come from this town and attended this school. I hope things change or I will more then likely not send my own children here.

- submitted by a student

March 10, 2004
This school as well as the district is lacking in all areas. Let me just touch on a few. Children with any learning problems are put into programs that are only moderatly helpful. We need to look into some other kinds of alternatives. There are some schools in the bay area that area what they call 'High tech' high schools which give the kids so many other oppertunities. Anyone interested in seeing one of these schools check out 'Newark Memorial' high school in Newark, Ca.

- submitted by a parent

September 12, 2003
where are they getting these teachers? Are they all new grads or just a bunch of one subject credentialed teachers....

- submitted by a parent

September 09, 2003
I agree with the last poster. I only want to add that the security is terrible. The teachers lack the skills needed for children with ADHD.(in milder forms)Otherwise they don't deal with them at all ('In House' is their answer.) I wish we had other options. The counselors and school psycologist are great and very helpful but also limited in what they can do for your child's needs. I hate it that I have an 11th grader there now and an 8th grader going next year. I hear so many of the same concerns from a lot of parents that are very frustrated.

- submitted by a parent

August 22, 2003
I'm not a parent, but I'm a student. In the past 3 years of this school, we have had 4 different principals and the staff is always changing. Last year the principal was never even at the school. Some teachers are really great and understanding as human beings, such as Mrs. Kruger, and other teachers have great ways to teach kids, such as Mr. Wilson. Extracurricular activities are all right, but more effort should be put into them and there should be a wider choice of activities. Parent involvement is at a minimum, but this doesn't seem to be a huge problem. The parents are informed on their child's status and grades in the school, and this enough for students, parents, and teachers alike at the school. It does not pose a problem. Safety is at an all time high for the school now that they have restroom passes and a gate that surrounds the school. The gate is not a fire hazard, for it is far away from all the classrooms, and there are openings everywhere for children to be able to leave the school if forced to. The gate was made to keep people out of the schools, and not in. Next, studies have shown that most fights at Los Banos High School occur during classes. To minimize this, the school has issued restroom passes to all of the students. Any student outside their class without a signed pass will get detention. Restroom passes are limited. The school also has several guards around school campass to help keep the school safe and managable. Overall I gave the school a 2 in rating, for the school may not have as many fights in it, but the drug problem is so amazingly overwhelming that it would make you sick. We have found a way to get rid of some fights, now lets find a way to get rid of drugs and overcrowding in our schools.

- submitted by a student

August 11, 2003
Parents are not kept informed and not encouraged to be invloved. It is impossible to contact teachers and the staff turnover is outrageous. This town is in need of two quality high schools.

- submitted by a parent
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Los Banos High School
1966 11th Street, Los Banos, CA  93635
(209) 826-6033
Last modified Los Banos High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Los Banos High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 24 reviews. Top