It is my opinion that North Hollywood High School is an exemplary school that truly prepares its students for college and further education. I am currently a sophomore in the HGM (Highly Gifted Magnet) program, and it is amazing. The teachers inspire me and encourage me to learn. When I first enrolled, I did not think I would like the school. That all changed after the first day of school. While the school is indeed in a bad position financially, all LAUSD schools are the same. Many of the students simply do not care about their grades, though they plan to go to college. Everyday, the principal or some students go on the announcements and stress how important "doing your best" is. They also give a CST vocabulary word and its definition. A majority of the teachers truly care for the students and enjoy spreading their knowledge. The school offers many AP courses and there are opportunities to join many clubs/extracurricular activities. All the administrators are extremely nice, and the safety of the school has improved tenfold since the beginning of my time there. The faculty and staff is making the most of a limited budget, and they are doing a wonderful job of it.
Let's talk about the white elephant in the room! There needs to be more Community Support, Parent Involvement - this is not a day care center to baby sit your kid for the day. Education starts at home folks- Many of these students have no self respect, NO respect for their school or each other! This type of education is learned at home! There are not enough parents that care enough to even have a PTA?? How can this be, that you either don't care about your child's education or don't have time? MAKE THE TIME! This school needs to do well, better than well- for the up coming CST Testing in May. Do your part as parents, make sure they eat a good breakfast, get them to bed early for a good nights sleep, if it does not pass this year, your going to see a BIG CHANGE that MOST of you will no like. You will be the first, to ask the Administration how did this happen? It happened,(if it does) because you let it happen. You have a great staff at this school, yes there are a few that we would be better off without, speaking of Spanish, there are other foreign language that will set your child apart, stop with the easy "A" - try something new like American Sign Language
My child attends this school. N.Hollywood High is badly in need of repair / retrofit / funding of any kind.
My daughter is entering her Jr year & overall we're pleased with the school. Like most schools in LAUSD it's overpopulated & the class size for the regular high school program is too big. The teachers are as involved as the parents meaning that if you're a parent that isn't involved the teachers are less likely to reach out. The teachers don't challenge the students as much as they should which isn't truly preparing them for college but my assumption is that with so many kids in a class on various levels it must be hard to do so. The EMA program needs to be structured more towards specific disciplines & more classes in the arts instead of 1 class per year, also foreign language should be offered as early as freshmen year for reg. students and not just HGM as well more options than Spanish.
well some of the staff members have no respect for students or parents, i have to say some of the teachers are excellent and the safety is poor
it needs to expect more out of students, and the schools that feed into it need to stress reading and respect. It is a good school, it could and should be great
Our school helps every student and the teachers always make time for every student and are dedicated to them.
Mr hatem is a good teacher the school is a good school but to many cliques
I'm currently a senior at NHHS and I must say this school is great. The teachers understand you and because of it's small learning communities you are closer to everyone. It also has a good enviroment and it may not be the cleanest but its a very good school.
I am a junior currently enrolled in nhhs. I am a part of the highly gifted magnet (hgm) and in the hgm, I can honestly say I receive all the attention and help I need. Not only are the classes small but they are also hard classes to prepare you for college. On the other hand, I have been placed in some residential classes in order to fulfill my graduation requirements. In the residential classes, I feel as if the students are not given the attention they need and it is obvious that most of the students don't care about their grades and high school career. They claim they want to go to college but don't show it in their actions. Also, the teachers are so focused on getting students to pay attention that they don't realize that the material they are teaching is not up to par.
North Hollywood Senior High has it's good qualities and bad qualities i currently attend the school and im a sophmore, my freshman year was great i learned a lot with the help of very determined teachers and this year i have all honors classes, and because of that i would like to thank them because im a student sthlete and they were understanding on the fact that i was gonna miss some class and needed my ssignments handed to me earlier, the bad qualities about n.h. is that most of the student body just doesn't seem to care about the apperance of the school it could be cleaner if people would use the trash cans wich are there for a reason but other than that its a great education program if the students put in the effort teachers give us the opportunity to learn we should take advantage of that.
I went to this graduated from this school two years ago. All throughout my four year course there all of my teachers were incredibly great. My senior year was my most enjoyed and if it wasn't for my teachers ther I wouldn't be who I am and where I am today
I am so disappointed. Too many students, too many behavior problems in the classrooms. The campus is old and dirty. Where is the basic maintenance this school desperately needs? Sure, the gifted magnet gets attention as they compete in academic decathlons and win awards--but what about the other 2000 students in the school? Where is their quality education--where are their quality teachers?
This school was horrendous. The teachers did not stick to their academic programs because they were too busy trying to get all the 'problem students' and trust me, there was quite alot, in line.
Talking of North Hollywood High School, one needs to take in count that this school has over 4,300 students. Therefore, problems often seem bigger them they really are not. (safety, discipline, attendance, etc.) I carefuly did my reserch before I registered my child in this school. In fact, I moved from another district for this school and I haven't been dissapointed yet in neither the quality of academic programs nor the level of parental involvement.
If you are not hispanic speaking, it is very difficult to become involved at this school for a parent. My husband and I, both English speaking Americans, attended a parent night. We were the only English speaking Americans. Almost the entire program was in Spanish. In regard to academics, I grade this school with a c-. Very disappointing!
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.
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.
Join GreatSchools to participate in the parent community and other discussions on our site.
Your review has been posted to GreatSchools.
Share with friends! Post your opinion of North Hollywood Senior 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!