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9-12
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Montebello, CA

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820 North Wilcox Avenue
Montebello, CA 90640

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October 24, 2013
Overall the school is pretty good, although they do have some teachers that cannot teach!

- submitted by a parent
October 02, 2013
You need to make the best of things. This school is pretty fine academically I have taken around 8 AP Classes and I am a Junior. THis school strives for the best and although we're probably not he most spirited, we behave with utmost respect when asked. Being an acadmically driven person I have not suffered bullying of any degree and if you choose the right path anywhere you go good faith will follow you. Honestly, I love my school I have met pretty amazing people and teachers have been nothing but helpful towards me.

- submitted by a student
June 11, 2013
This school is amazing.Some teachers are amazing, they'll help a students in need and really care about you. We have a lot of sports and activities you can do while you're attending schurr. Most students do not like this school because they failed a class but remember, YOU MAKE YOUR OWN EXPERIENCE. The staff is great! Academically, the school is great!

- submitted by a student
June 16, 2011
I have been going to this school for about 3 years now but left. Just like every school they have pros and cons but overall there is more cons in this school than pros. I believe that this is a great school there is many great teachers that do try to help you, but some only care about their paychecks more. This school offers many sports and activity that challenge the mind and is a lot of fun. The test score are also a pro to this school since they did get a 701/1000 recently. Now for the cons, the school is overcrowed with a few thousand kids. I remember my english and physical education class having at least 40-50 kids in it. Most of the fellow classmates that I meet there tend to be fake. This is quite common for most schools around the world, but I believe with Schurr High School it is worst. I to have fallen victim to this where I lost intrest in my school work and pay more attention to social life, I went from an A student to a D. This school cares more for their sports championship to at least getting new books in the classroom. I had to carry 3-4 books to school and home. Overall it's a below average school and the principal needs to see the problems within it and fix it.

- submitted by a student
November 29, 2010
This school has lots of benefits and also the teachers help you a lot. This is a great school to be in!

- submitted by a student
May 12, 2010
My two children attend shs and I am very happy with there grades and how the school has helped them.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2009
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June 05, 2009
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- submitted by a student
April 22, 2009
I'm somewhat satisfied with this school. On the academic level there are some wonderful teachers that do phenomenally teaching. However, I'm disappointed in a few teachers. They should never be judged as a whole. I think some of the previous comments are justified. I'm a sophomore finishing my second year of this school. The blame should not be directed only toward the teacher but also toward the parent and students. I believe if the teacher is doing a well job but a student is failing, the problem may as well lie within a internal conflict. Besides that, there is a quite of a variety of extracurricular activities which are very much enjoyable in the school, but in the current situation I have to frown at the lack of funding.

- submitted by a student
no rating April 16, 2009
I am very upset by the number of bad reviews schurr is going. I am a student there, and no disrespect to the parents, but a majority of us like Schurr. I remember in my 8th grade years, counselors came to my school and asked me one-on-one what classes I wished to go to and how well I would respond (much to the disagreement to the parent two comments below. I have tons of friends, take tons of honor classes (I'm a freshman), and am doing well academically. Sure I wish some of the old classes were brought back, but with the huge cutbacks, what do you expect. We're not a rich school, but we're doing well.

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January 13, 2009
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October 15, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2008
I read some of the reviews below and i am very upset. Schurr is a good school, maybe not the school is used to be several years ago, but still a good one. With all the budget cuts, we had to cut several classes, to bad for the cooking class. I guess we should have cut math or english classes. Don't blame schurr, blame the govenor. We do well with what we have left. And from what i hear the budget cuts have not stopped. Your right, to bad for the students, they are the ones that suffer.

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August 14, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2008
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- submitted by a student
May 21, 2008
I am a parent of three student attending SHS. My oldest wanted to attend SHS according to him this was a better academic choice. We learned real fast that was not so. The teachers & councelors have been less than helpfull. I could count on one hand a teacher or two that have really had any interest in my childrens education. It is not just a job! you have to love what you are doing. We all know the goverment cuts have affected the classrooms, but that is no reason for unprofessional behavior in the administration level. They need to remember that they have a job because of our children. We depend on teachers to teach our children and care they are not just another #### they are the future take pride in them!!! The children are also a reflection of the teachers that they have been with.

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2008
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April 21, 2008
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February 05, 2008
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- submitted by a student
January 14, 2008
There is no variety to the classes as someone previously posted. The state testing scores have been so low over the past few years that funding has been limited mostly to academic courses. Once upon a time Schurr had cooking classes, ceramics, and wood shop, now only auto and metal shop remain. Most teachers are dedicated- but unfortunately it takes more than just dedication to get a student through high school with a solid enough foundation to make it through college- it also takes structure and skill. Few of the teachers at this school possess all three. As a former student and now parent figure to a current student, I feel I am better able to assess the value of an education at Schurr. Counselors there are useless; they click away on the computer at classes the student chooses (with no previous consultation, by the way) and offer no advice. In order to succeed as a student, the student needs to have the required discipline, otherwise they are bound to fail as the school will be no help. Unfortunately, though, in the district this is about as good as it gets so as a parent, one needs to be committed to one s child s (children s) schooling and make sure they are getting the best out of it. By the way, the office staff is the most unprofessional I ve ever dealt with!

- submitted by a student
October 22, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
October 21, 2007
i love my high school it offers great programs for education and a great variety of classes. I'm also proud of being a spartan, I'm in my junior year and then go to college. Also the staff members are great they keep the school under control. Mr. Seto is a great person that dedicates a lot of time to the school and makes awesome rallies. ' GO SPARTANS'

- submitted by a student
October 06, 2007
While I was at SHS, I thought it was an academically challenging school. I took the honors and AP classes-but that in no way prepared me for college. Once I got to college I had to re-learn everything; even how to study. While at SHS, I was fortunate to be on the college track and I was grouped with the 'good' teachers. Some of the students unfortunately got stuck with the rookies or teachers that lacked motivation. Although I was grouped with the 'good' teachers, I felt cheated on a full education. SHS has many benefits if you know how to take advantage of them. But like most schools today, much of the time in the classroom is spent on discipline and very little on learning. Students should stay focused during class, it will be beneficial later. Parents need to make sure their children are focused.

- submitted by a former student
October 01, 2007
By this time I have read all of the reviews people have posted and for the most part I am extremely annoyed by them! I attended schurr for four years and I was very active. I was in the band and I was also an athlete. The teachers there are some of the best, specially the AP english teachers. I took several AP and honors classes that helped me prepare myself for college. Now that I am in college, I have noticed that most of the work that is given in these rigorous courses are used in college courses. Students who do not get involved with this school, ditch, and never pay attention in class will fail and will hate this school. It is not the school's fault that the students fail, it is the students fault. The teachers cannot make someone pass it is up the student.Go Spartans!! CIF Champs

- submitted by a former student
September 14, 2007
My child has just begun her sophmore year. Freshman year was great! Schurr has several AP or Honors classes for those who strive. The number of clubs and extracurricular activities is amazing. I can't imagine a student attending Schurr having an 'I'm bored' or 'There's nothing to do attitude' The resources for tutoring and guidance are there! The Administration is on the job 24/7. Amazing school spirit! My schedule is consumed by activities I volunteer in. It takes us as parents as well as the teachers & staff to make such success. Get involved! Great school! Go Spartans!

- submitted by a parent
September 10, 2007
I dread every second at this school. Schurr is extremely overcrowded with the population growing very quick. The administration can be summed up in one word; horrid! The district doesn't seem to care about the students within its boundaries but is more focused on letting outside LAUSD kids in. School was enjoyable 3 years ago but has since then gone down the gutter. Thanks for making my last year the worst Schurr!!

- submitted by a student
no rating August 11, 2007
Individual teachers and staff members are great. The parents who complained about lack of support for special needs were right.

- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2007
Schurr High School is a great school! School spirit is high, great clubs and programs to join for all students. High achieving graduates attend Ivy League schools including Harvard, Stanford, Berkely, Yale, UC's and so on! Speech and Debate team travels all over the country to compete, majority of high schools don't offer a speech and debate team. Journalism program is one of the best in the country and also travel all over the country to compete. Newsweek magazine included Schurr High School as one of the top 5% in the country!! Staff is very dedicated and involved! Parent involvement is great! Parents who are not happy with school usually have under achieving children with special needs. If your child has trouble focusing on their own, a smaller school with more individual attention may be better for that type of student. Go Schurr Spartans!!

- submitted by a parent
August 08, 2007
This school is overcrouded, indiciplinary, and overall insanitary. . I personally would not recomend this school to parents because of these unsatisfactory but sadly true statements of Schurr highschool. signed, A student who has had enough

- submitted by a student
July 19, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2007
Schurr High School is really a great school. the school offers many clubs/organizations to choose from, and many athletic sports which can help students' transcripts to be more competitive. SHS band has won numerous awards, as well as in Journalism, and the Spectrum Yearbook.the Football just won the CIF championship. Wrestling is great as well. Schurr high school is the best High school in the montebello unified school district, way better than Montebello and Bell Gardens HS academically, and socially.(the school is also the less populated of the three.) my sister graduated in 2005, and went straight to Wellesley college in Massachusetts, and many of her friends went to other great colleges throughout the US. so the school must be doing something right!

- submitted by a student
March 28, 2007
This is a good school and there are some bad teachers, but there are good, like mr. villanueva (math). He is one good teacher that cares!.. Thank you Mr. V! ... Parents, get involved! It helps!

- submitted by a parent
March 16, 2007
More parents need to speak up for there children and really take a hard look at the staff...There are alot of great teachers at this school but it only take a few bad ones to make the kids discouraged. As coaches these teachers should motivate our children.

- submitted by a parent
January 13, 2007
I am a student of Schurr High School and have attended Schurr since the begining 9th grade year in September of 2004. I am a member of the Schurr High Mighty Spartan Marching Band and have participated in two social clubs at Schurr. For me Schurr is a home away from home. I sometimes find myself there on weekends and late nights. I have seen and explored almost every crevice of Schurr. Schurr is a school of academic opportunities that will chalenge any student with a studious academic regime to achieve more. The teachers in Schurr are for the most part well trained and all believe their class is better than the others. This will cause them to assign assignments that will take a student far beyond their limits.

- submitted by a student
December 01, 2006
This is an average public school based on my experience as a student during the 1980s and as a parent. Your son or daughter will do probably do fine if you can answer yes to the following: 1. They don't have any learning disabilities? 2. They can adapt to an overcrowed school. 3. They have self dissapline (minimum parent involvement). If you answered no to the questions then they will probably struggle because your son or daughter will most likely end up lost in a system that doesn't know how to deal with them. I removed my son from Shurr because he was failing most of his classes. The faculty did not follow through with goals for my son despite one-on-one meetings with them. In the end my son failed the ninth grade and I removed him from the school. Today, my son is doing much better in a charter school. Good luck!

- submitted by a parent
November 18, 2006
Schurr High School is one of the best schools in the district. I recommend your child to attend this school. This school is crowded, I agree, but it's only because parents are trying to get their child to attend a great school. This school expects a lot from the students and the students expect a lot from the faculty. This school has a great student environment.

- submitted by a parent
October 04, 2006
This school is horrible. Many of the teachers do not care about the students. The 2 other schools in MUSD are a lot better.

- submitted by a former student
September 22, 2006
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- submitted by a teacher
September 22, 2006
Everything about this school is horrible. This school is extremely overcrowded. It is dirty and there are always arguements with the students. Definitely not a safe, clean school with no spirit. Basically overall quality is 1.

- submitted by a teacher
September 22, 2006
My son and daughter go here. It is beyond horrible the staff is so rude and don't care about their students education. I brought them here because everyone said 'it was good.' And that it was a california distinguisghed high school. But it is very dissapointing and really bad. -Alma

- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
September 08, 2006
Extremely overcrowded. Students are unruly. Clasroom quality is low, with students often sitting on the floor due to the lack of desks. Would search for another school.

- submitted by a former student
August 25, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
March 19, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
February 17, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
January 25, 2006
As an alumna, former substitute teacher of, and daughter of a current faculty member, please know that this once 'California Distinguished School' has gone considerably downhill.

- submitted by a former student
no rating January 11, 2006
I would like to say that Mr. Baveillo is a wonderful teacher. He cares about his students and the outcome of their education. He is always open and available to discuss my child's progress and always positive about any and all situations. He should be recognized for all he does for his students. Mr. Baviello cares...

- submitted by a parent
November 02, 2005
The English teachers are the best! There was just one English teacher who did not do her job, but she didn't stay more than one year. The band teacher is a wonderful person who is like an idol to most of the students who know him.

- submitted by a parent
October 01, 2005
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- submitted by a staff
August 19, 2005
My son, didn't hand in his medical notes and I was never informed that he didn't. For all I know he could havebeen turant from school. I did not like this one bit. Also I was never called in for confewrances. Need I say that my son has to walk a long way to school.

- submitted by a parent
July 10, 2005
The school has been going down academically over the past few years. The type of students are more unruly now as well.

- submitted by a former student
June 22, 2005
It use to be a great School. I know times are changing but I think it pushes a bad attitude towards the students.

- submitted by a former student
January 31, 2005
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January 20, 2005
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November 07, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2004
Schurr has great teachers and offers many opportunities for students to do well academically. However, the school continues to be a bimodal school, where one ethnic group still outperforms another. The school needs to do more to reach out to all students. All kids have the ability to learn and achieve.

- submitted by a former student
May 29, 2004
I graduated from Schurr last year (2003) I do beleive that it is a great school academic/athletic and just over all. I would have loved to have been a Bulldog (Garfield HS) but I'm glad that I attended SHS I had great experiences with the students and staff. The girls basketball program is a good one at SHS. If you are debating what high school to send your child make the right choice and send him/her to SHS. Go Spartans!

- submitted by a former student
May 14, 2004
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September 11, 2003
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Schurr High School
820 North Wilcox Avenue, Montebello, CA  90640
(323) 887-3090
Last modified Schurr High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Schurr High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 59 reviews. Top