Campolindo is an ok school. Some of teachers really care and teach well. If your child is in special ed this school does not have the capability and understanding to handle it well. It's a school for parents who wants their kids to learn more regardless of the quality, stress, and healthy way of learning. Schools has a drug problem and they prefer to look the other way. If I have to do it all over again, I will not chose campolindo for my kid.
I transferred to Campo my senior year. While the curriculum was definitely above average (though slightly less challenging than my previous school), I was surprised at the atmosphere. The majority of the students seemed accustomed to privilege, and one student even asked me why I drove a car made in 1999--he could not comprehend any reason to drive an older car. I think the involvement of parents in funding the school is amazing, but it would be great if the school was able to foster understanding of diversity and perspective, possibly by encouraging discussion of social issues in classrooms. Campo will definitely prepare students for college, but it's disappointing to see so many kids go into the world with very narrow understanding of social, racial and class-based issues.
It's our daughter's first year at this school and so far we have been very impressed with the quality of teachers!!
Great math and science departments. Languages could be better especially English however if your child gets one of the good English teachers they get great education. But there are unfortunately some weak English teachers.
Campo is a great school to receive high quality academic education and excel in sports. That is already know. However, I think that by being in the epicenter of a wealthy, sheltered white suburb, the students suffer from real world exposure. The disillusion that not everyone is as privileged as those around them successfully fosters inside Campo's environment. While I appreciate the education that I received at Campo, I wish that it had a more diverse and exposed environment.
Campolindo is a great school. Of course there are problems, but there are problems at every school. Students are stressed if they allow themselves to be stressed-- by becoming over-involved in sports, music, academics, etc. Campo offers a lot, which means students have to make choices: no one is forced to do it all! As an AP student I do agree that a lot of attention is geared toward high acheiving students; however, I have also been a Peer Tutor for "Learning Skills" for the past two years, and I have seen the excellent support that struggling students recieve. (fyi "Learning Skills" students are students with minor learning disabilities). Finally, parents seem to be upset that there is a so-called drug and alcohol problem, but I am a living example that not everyone partakes in this behavior. If parents are upset with drug and alcohol usage they shouldn't blame the school, they should blame themselves!
Campolindo is a good school for A students, but not such a great school for kids that don't learn on their own. There are many great teachers, however, there are some who need to leave the teaching field. Not much can be done without the leadership of the school taking action. There are drugs and alcohol, but not any more than most HS, parents need to be involved. I've had 2 kids go through the school, neither flourished, but many do. So if your kid struggles, I wouldn't recommend this school. It loves it's A students, and gears everything toward them. I agree that without the parent involvement this school would not be what it is.
Academics are mediocre. Sport programs are supreme yet still flawed. Disciplinary program is heavily flawed. This school also has bias teachers who have been know to HIDE work here and there. Also has racists amongst both teachers and students. Overall, be very careful when putting your child in this school. Also has a strong drug problem that the Lamorinda police department and Acalanes district refuse to root out. This is problematic seeing how these teenagers tend to cause problems for ACTUAL students. Be warned and be aware.
Campolindo High school is definitely a very unique school, and is known for these qualities by many. It achieves a very high standard of exam results and provides countless athletic teams and artistic groups for all to participate in. It is not just because of the teachers and the school though, that Campolindo continues to excel. Based in a rich suburb, this wealthy community donates excessive amounts of time and money compared to other schools. Without this extra help, Campolindo would never be where it is today. And although it seems amazing at what this school provides, it is also very sad to think other schools nearby are struggling to just provide basic things. As with most schools it depends on your teachers, but many students spend hours on their homework every night. I do agree with the policy of homework because it helps to achieve those high-standard exam results, but-i-do-think-there-should-always-be-a-work-or-school-life-balance-otherwise-students-become-over-stressed-and-that-is-all-a-teenager-needs-on-top-of-everything-else-I-did-like-though-that-this-school-ensured-each-person-felt-safe-because-without-that-feeling-of-security-school-becomes-a-nasty-experience.
Hello, This is a great school, with many clubs and extracurricular activities for all students. It is organized and does not make students to do anything, but has a positive environment for students to learn. There is individualism and choices, and it helps one make the right. The teachers allow students some room to roam and clubs are not part of the school, allowing them to do many things, not in the school curriculum. It, also, has less drugs than the other schools in the district. All in all, its a great school.
Ok, I would give Campo 6 out of 5, but the website won't allow it. Campo is awesome. The classes are very well planned and meets every student's needs without forcing them into cliques. There's a lot of time outside of classes during school time to socialize with minimal staff interference. Also the teachers are very efficient and are able to convey the most stuff in the least time. Campo has some very good sports teams and most everyone is on a team. There's a lot of personal freedom given at Campo, and most student organizations and clubs are able to operate almost independently of the school, giving the us more choices and freedom. Although very competitive, Campo manages very well to make everyone feel relaxed and at home, which eases the pressure. The staff also acts on the same level as the students, treating them as equals rather.
I agree that Campolindo is an excellent school that has strong support from the parents and the community. I do feel that there is great emphasis on testing scorces and district performance results. I feel they focus on the AP students (who can boost their scores) and tend to neglect the learning different students.
The school is good but the community makes it hard school to go to. After transfering from much poorer school i did not feel that my transition was taken into account when assigning my courses. The community is one of high class grime. All the parents act like they are still in high school with their gossiping and by showing off their money. Its ridicoulous
I do not think that Campolindo is a school for any student. It is a highly rated high school by test scores, AP classes offered and college admission. However, Campolindo is a school focused on AP students; kids who are academic achievers in traditional learning. Classes emphasis test and test and fact learning. Homework expectation is excessive, 5 hours a night, which if you have a student onvolved in sports or extracurricular activities is very stressful. Kids who learn differently are not well supported, in an adminstration that is not focused on their needs. There is a significant drug and alcohol problem at the school, which a parent committee is trying to address but the school adminstration tries to shrug off. I give this school a mixed review.
Campo is ranked as one of the top schools in the state of California in terms of test scores. It is located in Moraga, a small tightly knit community. It is a very nice place to live and raise children. Campo is a very challenging school in terms of academics, arts, and athletics. Most kids come from affluent, driven families. There is tremendous parent support. I can highly recommend Campo for families looking for a challenging academic environment. Campo may be a tough environment for children with learning issues.
Campolindo is a HS for all types of students. AP classes, additional electives, and overall strong academics. Parent support is one of the reasons the school has a great list of additional elective courses. There is something for every kid to include a variety of sports, vocal and instrumental music, art, photography, wood shop, mechanics. You name, Campolindo has it. It is a great school and the kids who attend, feel safe with the opportunity for a well rounded education. The school is highly rated and students are sought after from top colleges across the country.
There is tremendous amount of community support offered to the children of this school.
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