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Pacific Grove, CA
Students enrolled: 562

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615 Sunset Drive
Pacific Grove, CA 93950

(831) 646-6590
(831) 646-6660
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March 05, 2015
I been going to pg school for a while and I am a freshman at pghs and I don't really like it. The teachers are ok but the social life here is terrible. IF you are new to the school people will judge you if u want to be in there group. There is a lot of drama. People talk behind your back and sometimes you may even hear it in class. Some of the teachers don't really care about u but some do. There is not a lot of elective opportunities which is very disappointing. I am happy I got into a private school that has better teachers and everything I am glad i am leaving!!

- submitted by a student

October 18, 2012
This school is amazing. I moved here from Maryland and the difference in the atmosphere is noticeable. People here are friendly and willing to help. Everyone here welcome you with open arms and are super friendly. Teachers are not easy, but this encouraged me to work hard and achieve all my goals. Teachers are more than willing to help with work. The school provides a challenging academic program, and school work ranges from 3-7 hrs on a school day (depending on how many, if any, AP/Honor classes you take. The clubs at school provide a wide variety of activities. I love this school!

- submitted by a student

August 14, 2012
this is generally a good school for being a public school. only a little hard to make friends since most people already know each other

- submitted by a community member

December 09, 2007
Pghs does not have many classes and electives to choose from, and is difficult to fit in because everyone grew up together. And some classes and teacher are not so good, but if attend try to get one of these great teachers: mr.Bliss, mr.Powers, mr.Grate,ms.Schue, mrs.Buller, and mrs.Pratt. Their the best teachers there!

- submitted by a community member

May 20, 2006
The academic programs at Pacific Grove High are one of the top programs in the area, but they still could be better. There are a good amount of competitent teachers, but some essential programs are greatly lacking in Teacher quality, but they are sufficient. Sports are excellent in the school, with a majority of students in the school participating in one or more sport. Excellent football and basketball programs, always top in league. Great enviroment, open campus, polite students and friendly teachers and administrators. The campus is excellent

- submitted by a student

April 28, 2006
Academic program is good, but could be stronger. School needs greater focus on college prep. More AP courses are desirable. Higher academic expectations should be set for students. Music and sports programs are excellent, and parents seem involved.

- submitted by a parent

October 09, 2005
This school is good in academic programs, availability of sports and other extracurricular activities. The level of parent involvment is high.

- submitted by a parent

May 22, 2005
My daughter entered the school after being in a charter school for 5 years. She found the academics non challenging but the social atmosphere was difficult. Because PG is a small community with so many children who have gone through the whole PG school system, it can be difficult for outsiders to break into the social realm. The school has an excellent beginning Spanish teacher and the opportunity to go to Spain is offered every other year. Their drama department is improving, expecially with the ability to use the PGMS theater now. Photography is a great class and there are a few teachers who use innovation in their teaching. There is no chorus or choir class available - even after school. I appreciate that the school insists on seniors completing a special project in order to graduate.

- submitted by a parent

February 10, 2005
Top academic programs are good to excellent. Programs for learning challenged students are outstanding. Programs for mid-range skilled learners is average to good. Music, art and technology is superior but limited. Sports and campus environment and discipline are welcoming to students and superior. Parents in this Unified School District are very involved through Middle School. Most top academic performers and top potential creative performer students then attend private secondary schools. That leaves the less exciting and the atheletes for this school. These are still the cream of the California crop of future good citizens in the 'last American hometown'.

- submitted by a teacher

May 07, 2004
Pacific Grove has the strengths and many of the weaknesses such as a strong resistance to innovation in some departments that goes with having an long established and competent faculty. The principal makes up for many of these weaknesses by taking a very student-centered approach that seeks to tailor a child's educational program by exploiting the rich alternative educational opportunities available in the peninsula. The principal is also a wizard at acquiring outside funding for her faculty and physical plant. While a few of the language arts faculty have an unfortunately strong committment to 'politically correct' themes in their syllabus selection more than a few faculty also pursue a remarkably traditional canon in language arts. While mathematics is rapidly modernizing its methods, the science stream still needs serious work and guidance is positively hidebound. Overall, there is an overemphasis on 'History Day' in the curriculum that needs a serious rethink.

- submitted by a parent

April 09, 2004
My daughter goes to this high school. They have a very good english program. Some teachers applies their own personal opinion when grading. The sports program is a joke. And the drama program is pathetic, it is a hierarchy run by the Seniors. The principal does not accept new ideas for anything. I must say that they have a very good honors and AP program. And comparing to the other schools in this area PG is pretty good. Anyway, my daughter is getting by ok.

- submitted by a parent
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Pacific Grove High School
615 Sunset Drive, Pacific Grove, CA  93950
(831) 646-6590
Last modified Pacific Grove High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Pacific Grove High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 16 reviews. Top