I think this place rocks, with the exception of a couple of teachers. Cheryl Rivera ROCKS!
This is a good school. Great teachers and awesome Principal. This school has 2012 API of 825 and progressive improving year over year. I love this school and it is in a great location.
I love the facilty and staff that are at MHS. I love the way the teachers teach you. Also the campus is safe!!1
Looks like things are getting better. It went from 7 to 8. People that I know went here are doing good in life.
Great all around school. Excellent academics and athletics. Great for all around educational experience and personal growth.
this school provides a great learning environment for my children, and that the kids are like family and help each other out with school work and everyday stressors.
I loved Milpitas High School! Being the large school that it is, since it's the only high school in town, I still had a rewarding and memorable experience. The school tries their best to reduce class sizes, and their efforts are more than substantial considering major budget cuts. If you don't like the idea, send your kids to private. Both the AP teachers and those that teach electives or regular classes are knowledgeable. In terms of administration (Chuck Gary, Ken Schlaff..attendance), they are easy to contact and are very helpful in dealing with matters, as are the counselors (Beth Harke for instance) I mean, as a student, I think that the parents who complain are those who don't let their children experience high school to its full extent. Encourage your children to become involved, tell them to utilize the available resources in addition to maintaining academics.
I had a very positive experience while attending Milpitas High. It offers plenty of clubs, extra-curricular activities, and a strong atheletic program that students can partake in if they want to get involved. There are many of AP courses taught by qualified teachers. The counselors were very helpful and ecnouraging. However, considering the large size of the campus, there was a lack of parent involvement. I was part ot the PTSA for some time, and there were not a lot of parents who showed up at meetings and events targeted for parents. However, those that did dedicate their time to school were passionate and were at a majority of the school functions. The principal was very approachable and friendly.. It is a melting pot for diversity. I don't believe that overall test scores reflect the student body-- a majority of my class went on to prestigious universities and community colleges.
Principal and Counselor are great supporter when students' need academic support. Most teachers are very responsive to parent's inquiries, but there's also a few would never return phone call or email.
Milpitas high school is awesome most of the teachers are friendly and great. Besides some teachers, MHS is awesome!
As a parent and educator, I am appaled at the low quality of educational programs, standards, expectations, and results in standard test scores for MHS. Don't blame these on 'ethnic diversity.'
I think the principal just cares about his reputation in the community and doesn't take care of the school. There's no communication among the teachers. I'll ask my kid's teachers about cell phone policy, attendance policy, and get 6 different answers! Also, the discipline here is nearly non-existent. I'm switching my kids to a private school. They do have a great band program though.
Many choices of classes to choose from. Most teachers are pretty good. Very good science dept. Large campus is good so that it can prepare you for college. Also, I think larger class sizes can teacher students how to become more independent and work for themselves. There is plenty of help if your child needs it. Overall, it is a very good school.
Academics -Milpitas HS is a wonderful academic institution that encourages all their graduates to attend college. Most end up attending a UC such as UC Berkeley or UC Davis however we do have years with outstanding students who go to more prestigious schools such as Stanford or MIT. -The school offers many AP and Honors classes to prepare you for college and I think a lot of students take advantage of it. -I am a student at UC Davis now and I think that Milpitas HS has really helped me prepare for the rigors of college. Extracurriculars -We had a fantastic football program the year that I played for Milpitas however the program has seemed to take a nose dive since then. -There are tons of programs that students can get involved in including honors societies and social clubs. Parent involvement -I can't comment on this because I don't really know for sure.
This school is good, the students all have a great form of salutation toward visiting people. I have three daughters who have attended this school, they all are leading their lives successfully now.
My son is a freshmen, so this year he needs the proper guidance to do well in advancing to each new level for the years to come. I am not impressed with the way the first semester started out. The first Orientation they had during school was a big mix up for alot of the kids. The class he was in before attending the orientation did not specify if he should return to the same class or go on to the next period. He received his first cut along with half of the other students in his class. What a great way to get started. When I asked the Teacher why this happened the reply was, 'I thought they all knew what to do.'
I am a Freshman in Milpitas High School, and in teenage terms... it rocks. The teachers are awesome; supportive, encouraging, and disciplined. I'm taking part in an Art Exploration class, and my teacher is very enthusiastic to see our work, and never judges them. Everyone is artistic, according to her, and this helps boosts my fellow classmates' self-esteem and for me as well. Our parents learn about how we, the students, are currently doing through PTSA (parent teacher student association), and what we need to improve on. This gives parents a great opportunity to learn what their child's interests are and possibly (and hopefully) motivate them to pursue future goals. Well, that ends my rating for this wonderful school, and I hope other students such as me will decide to go to Milpitas High School. Hope to see you soon!
Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.
The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.
To start a new list, click OK. Otherwise click Cancel.
Thank you! You will begin to receive newsletters from us shortly.
Great work! Only one more step. Now we just need you to verify your email address. Please click on the link in the email we just sent you to complete your registration.
Great work! Only one more step. Now we just need you to verify your email address. Please click on the link in the email we just sent you to submit your review.
Please click on the link in the verification email we just sent you to complete your change of email address.
Whoops! It looks like we still need to verify your email. To do so, please click on the link in the email we sent you. Can't find the e-mail? Click the button below and we'll send you a new one.
Thanks for registering. Welcome to GreatSchools, the largest online community committed to improving educational outcomes through parental involvement.
Thanks for verifying your updated email address.
Oops! You haven't verified your email address yet. To do so, please click on the link in the email we sent you. Can't find the email? Click the button below to receive a new one.
Oops! That email verification link has expired. Please click the button below to receive a new one.
Create an account to submit your answers.
Sign in with an existing GreatSchools account or using Facebook:
Your review has been posted to GreatSchools.
Share with friends! Post your opinion of Milpitas High School on Facebook.
Welcome to GreatSchools!
For principals and school officials, we offer a special Enhanced School Profile (ESP) which allows you to update and add information about your school, as well as respond to reviews. If you are a school official, click Continue to start.
Please note that it can take up to 48 hours for your comment to be posted to our site. While you're here, we'd like to invite you to fill out a survey on your school's programs, activities, and extracurriculars. It only takes a few minutes and will help parents get a full picture of your school.
Get started now! You have successfully registered and can now start updating your Official School Profile. The information you provide is extremely valuable in helping parents and students learn more about your school, so thanks for taking the time!
Thank you for registering as a school leader. We just need to verify your email address. We've sent you an email - please click on the link in that message to get started editing your school's information!
Thanks! We just sent you an email – please click on the link in the email to post your answers.
Get timely updates for Milpitas High School, including performance data and recently posted user reviews.