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24825 North Newhall Avenue
Newhall, CA 91321

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July 10, 2014
I've been very pleased with Hart. My son will be in his 3rd year and our daughter will be a freshman this fall.

- submitted by a parent
April 21, 2014
This school and the district are a jewel. I have lived in this community for over 20 years and this school has provided my nephews and both my children outstanding education's and has sent them off to some of the top universities in the world (our son attends MIT), but no matter how good the school is the child and the family have to put in the work. If you're up for it this school is a springboard to a world class education.

- submitted by a parent
April 11, 2014
My daughter started at Hart High after leaving a private school. I am completely satisfied with the academics and the teachers at this school. I have always heard wonderful things about Hart and now I know why.

- submitted by a parent
March 13, 2014
Hart is a great school. I feel that it's important for people to understand that this ranking is very subjective. A person has one problem and they rank poorly dropping the numbers. Hart High School has amazing teacher - AP and General alike and we have nothing but good things to say about the teachers that our child has received. They have helped when they didn't understand a concept and have been very available. Great administration and excellent staff.

- submitted by a parent
July 22, 2009
Like anything in life, academics, athletics and artistic excellence needs to be balanced for our students. At Hart High School - the general attitude, however, is one that caters to 'fun' and underachievement. If you are a self motivated student, you will excel in spite of this attitude but you will not be pressed to push yourself. There is a good deal of talk by the administration and teachers, of college prep. and tough classes, and some requirements in some classes are more challenging than others. However, and again, the student that excels does so mostly by their own initiative. Additionally, there is a good deal of hypocrisy between what is demanded of the students & how the teachers conduct themselves. Lost papers, projects, missed deadlines - changed deadlines, inconsistent grading and the like are the norm with a number of TEACHERS.

- submitted by a parent
January 26, 2009
Depends on the teachers you get. I had a really bad geometry teacher last semester and almost everyone failed. My geom teacher this semester is amazing. It really depends on the teachers you get and how motivated you are to learn. Security is low and there are a lot of gang bangers and kids who are only there cause it's the law. Teachers mainly do nothing about student disruptions. I do not feel safe at this school and am transferring to a different high school next school year.

- submitted by a student
November 07, 2008
Excellent AP program with very capable and motivated instructors

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 06, 2008
Hart High is like any other high school. There is great oppurtunities for the ones who are seeking them. FOr the ones who just dont care, too bad.

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- submitted by a parent
October 07, 2007
This school has more AP classes than any other locally and more students passing AP exams. Remodeling is starting this year. Extracurriculars are superb.

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- submitted by a student
April 21, 2007
I have a son with ADHD,I believe the special ed classes just want to push them thru and not deal with having them truly learn.The only time that you know if your child is not up to par is when it's too late.My youngest has been pushed around by the wanna be gang bangers.Teachers have a biased political view.I also wonder why there is a young democrats club and not one for republicans.The pledge of allegiance is recited maybe twice a week.

- submitted by a parent
March 27, 2007
This school is absolutely one of the most prestigious schools academically and athletically. I adore this school and staff. The staff is motivated to its students 100 percent. They respect the students and take it out of there own time to help students. I went here and enjoyed it so much and cant believe its over because teacher have become friends and are really great people that I adore and respect. Learned so much, which helped me in college at a UCLA. I graduated in 2006 and feel prepared to embark on any challenge thanks to the staff, students, and alumni of the prestigious and great Hart High School.

- submitted by a former student
December 18, 2006
Hart High School is the worst possible school out there. The classes (even the honors) aren't challenging. All they care about is their football team.

- submitted by a parent
August 16, 2006
Hart is full of heart! This school has been amazing to me and to my fellow students these past 4 memorable, touching, and unforgettable years. I love this school with my heart. I wasn t apart of sports but joined many clubs that made me amazed and part of hart! From the first day of school mr. Fuller told us these four years go fast and to join clubs and meet people. Every teacher I ever had always put extra time to help those who were struggling...And needed the extra help. Mr. Fuller door was open to all students. I did not only make so many good friends but faculty. They are now apart of me (librarians, teachers. Thank you hart for the memories! Class of 2006!

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- submitted by a parent
May 09, 2006
Upper level classes (honors and AP) are very challenging and highly looked upon by colleges. My daughter is a gifted student is still very challenged in these classes.

- submitted by a parent
May 09, 2006
Great extracurricular activities, parents very involved. Many opportunities for students to take AP classes

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2006
This school has a very good sports program and good after school tutoring for the students. There are many clubs for the students to participate in. I have been disapopinted with the educational level, however, as my daughter has not significantly improved while attending this school. The school does a poor job of preparing their students for college. Security is also an issue for the students.

- submitted by a parent
January 29, 2006
This school primaraly excells in athletics, however they do take the time to meet standrards. They offer many AP and Honors programs to the students at every grade level, unlike other schools in the district.

- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2006
The academic programs are excellent and there are many extracurricular activities to choose from. Too many parents are in denial, too busy with their lives or condoning this behavior. It's not the school that should be addressing these problems, but the parents. I do not see the parent involvement (other than the same ones year after year) like others see it. The monthly parent meeting confirm this.

- submitted by a parent
December 13, 2005
Lots of low performing students who disrupt classes without any penalty. Parents blame school for the heavy drug and alcohol use. Lots of partying going on, not much learning.

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no rating September 09, 2005
My son is only in the 9th grade it seems like a great school with lots of spirit

- submitted by a parent
September 06, 2005
Academics seems about average. All the classes I took were challenging and fun. Arts program was very satisfying. Excellent music and sports program. Among the best schools in the region in almost every sport. High rate of students receiving athletic scholarships for universities. Parent involvment high.

- submitted by a former student
August 23, 2005
One son graduated and other son is in 10th. Each are having very different experiences at Hart High School. I consider Hart a quality school with caring teachers and administrators. This school district strongly encourages academic and extra-curricular involvement by the students. Parent involvement is very strong.

- submitted by a parent
May 31, 2005
This is a good school if you like large schools with a lot of ethnic diversity. Average child is low performing, gets lost in the shuffle. AP classes are the only way to get a good education. Lots of drugs and alcohol. Parent interest is to blame the school for this, not take any responsibility.

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- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2004
What a wonderful school. Mr. Fuller is so willing to work with the parents and listen to what they have to say. The swim team is like on other. Coach Neale has the biggest heart and truly cares about his swimmers.

- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2004
I love Hart High school! The teachers are great and they truly want the best for their students. My daughter has not only improved academically but has developed self confidence. All thanks to her great teachers.

- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2004
Hart High has a great history to support it. My daughter is a Junior this year and she likes her school, but unfortunately it is overcrowded and kids are loose. I would say half the kids are working hard and the other half is trying but you always have the few that ruin it for the rest. Academicaly these kids take away from the teacher capability to do a good job. They distract the teacher and the other kids that are trying hard. There are great teachers and counselors but there are also bad ones. My daughter counselor was always busy and never gave her enough time. So, it is good but not the greatest. Good sport teams with wining history. But supervision is a problem. I give it a satisfactory grade.

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2004
The teachers quality in this school has big problem! The grades in this school is meaningless! If the principal does not do something now, this high school will be downgraded to element school or even worse.

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2003
Hart is the absolutely one of the best schools! The teachers are extremely committed to excellence! The principle Gary Fuller believes in well educated, well-rounded students, the parent involvement is the best I have ever seen at any school. My son is in the band program and my daughter is in Pageantry and Mr. Bailey is the best band teacher any student could ever want. He motivates the kids, provides them with discipline and a sense of accomplishment on a daily basis. Any parent should be proud to send there kids to this school and know the kids will be educated by caring teachers, know that failure is not an option at this school, know that they can achieve anything they want both educationally and extracurricularly at this school.

- submitted by a community member
August 21, 2003
The school is way too overcrowded for the students to get any personal attention. I really wonder what they are actually teaching. My daughter has an A in English but doesn't know what an adverb is. She has a B in Algebra but can't find the greatest common factor of 2 numbers. Many of the students in her classes struggle when reading aloud. And yet these kids come from mostly middle class suburban households.

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William S. Hart High School
24825 North Newhall Avenue, Newhall, CA  91321
(661) 259-7575
Last modified William S. Hart 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.
William S. Hart High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 51 reviews.