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9-12
Private
Pasadena, CA
Students enrolled: 677
 

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3880 East Sierra Madre Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91107

(626) 696-4300
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February 10, 2014
My daughter loves this school, she attended a very well known and respected private school K-8. The feeder high school was just not something she wanted to continue, all girls and mean-girl-centric. She wanted a "real" high school experience, and that is what she got at La Salle. It does not have all the optics of a high-end exclusive Pasadena private school, but I can tell you this...80% of the parents and girls at these schools want to get out and just don't know how to, they tell me, I wish we had done that (gone to LSHS). Here it is about the students and the high school experience. Admittedly, I was doubtful at first, but now I am a complete convert and cannot encourage everyone to look at this school from your child's perspective, not yours. My daughter is getting amazing grades, has a robust social life, is learning how to compete and may friends. In short, she is extremely happy and misses going to school...true! She misses school and wants to get back, she is now devoted and passionate about her teachers and the classes. Really an outstanding school, again I am the one who came dragging and kicking, but I was so wrong. This is an amazing place for High School

- submitted by a parent
November 04, 2013
La Salle offers something for everybody. My daughter was at a very nice school before entering La Salle. I couldn't imagine how much better the whole experience could get. When your child is happy everyday coming home, doesn't mind studying, and engages in the many diverse activities, how much better does it get for the teen years? One parent told me the magic never wears off! The school also engages the parents well, through excellent communications and activities. I can't say enough.

- submitted by a parent
October 02, 2013
I had the best experience I could've imagined at La Salle. The emphasis on community is so immensely valuable. Enter to learn, leave to serve!

- submitted by a community member
September 09, 2013
La Salle offered me an excellent education, a community of friends and mentors, and a path to service of others that has helped me achieve success both professionally as well as personally. I would recommend La Salle to anyone seeking a challenging academic environment that also grows the whole person. La Salle has numerous opportunities in athletics, art, science, and community service. I feel lucky that I was able to attend La Salle.

- submitted by a community member
September 04, 2013
I'm an alumnus of the class of the class of 2007. La Salle is a great school. It prepared me for college and beyond. I was accepted to my first choice university as well as several others. In addition to acceptances I was awarded a number of scholarships. At La Salle, I learned the value of service and the value of a quality education. I could not have asked for a better high school experience.

- submitted by a community member
September 04, 2013
This school provides a great opportunity for students to explore different activities until they find their own special interest. Very student focused.

- submitted by a parent
July 28, 2013
La Salle is an ideal school community where students receive an excellent college preparatory education inside and outside the classroom. From rigorous AP courses to community service opportunities in the greater San Gabriel Valley, students will most definitely be prepared for the next chapters in their academic careers.

- submitted by a community member
May 08, 2013
The Los Angeles Times has ranked La Salle the best high school in the San Gabriel Valley two years in a row.

- submitted by a community member
May 03, 2013
Mediocre teachers, cliques, drugs on campus. Ah high school! There are some good teachers and great students. However many students at the school are too focused on the social scene and not enough on academics. There is potential but not worth the expensive tuition.

- submitted by a community member
November 04, 2012
My son has attended LaSalle High School for three complete years and is a senior now. Interdisciplinary learning is happening within a course content (Jurassic Park is read in the Biology classes), between (English and History team up to teach a concept and cooperate on writing essays and through extracurrilcular activities (off site learning). Students are challenged in thier studies, whether they are placed in Advanced Placement courses, honors or additional electives that meet university entrance requirements. School is very transparent re: grading systems, homework policies and discipline policies. School spirit is exceptional. Students are accepting of differences and very supportive or each other. The LaSalle experience is what your make of it. All the components of a great school are in place at LaSalle.

- submitted by a parent
June 01, 2012
I was very disappointed with La Salle. The academic standards are very low and the college admission prospects for La Salle graduates are much lower than the public schools. I moved my son to Pasadena High School during his junior year and I was pleasantly surprised to find that PHS had much better academic programs, and unlike La Salle, PHS did not have drugs on campus. What a waste of thousands of dollars of tuition paid to La Salle. This is a very mediocre school, and not suitable for students who aspire to attend UC level or higher colleges and universities. La Salle is appropriate as a bridge to PCC or other junior colleges, or to Cal State level schools.

- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2012
My son is currently a junior. He statrted La Salle in the 9th grade. Both he and I love the school. The teachers are not only qualified but motivating. The principal, who is unfortunately stepping down this year, is that one of a kind individual who I feel privileged to have known. Every student from the most timid and studious to the the most outgoing and distracted has a place at this school. The school also puts its money where its mouth is. The school has undertaken to do everything possible to ensure that families, who have been affected by the economy, are offered reduced tuition are offered reduced tuition so that their children can graduate from La Salle. The junior/senior counselor at the school tenaciously keeps parents and students adviesed of deadlines for college testing and applications. He advises of summer internships, scholarshaps and enrichment programs. I made the mistake of allowing my daughter to attend South Pasadena High School. What a difference. I am happy to pay the tuition the tuition to La Salle and only wish I was able to contribute generously to the school to make it possible for more students to have this high school experience.

- submitted by a parent
March 10, 2012
my father attended la salle back when it was coed, and from what i can tell, it has gone extremely downhill since then. academics are comparable to a public school 7th graders. drugs are extremely prevalent in the school setting and the social scene is all about cliques. the athletics suck except for softball. also, the girls here and the girls at alverno (up the hill) are very catty with each other.

- submitted by a student
June 20, 2011
My son will be a Senior next fall and we simply love La Salle High School. This school offers advanced courses that other high schools don't have (Genetics, Biotechnology, Anatomy, AP Spanish Literature, etc.) The school is very well organized and teachers are always available to talk to parents or students.

- submitted by a parent
June 20, 2011
Excellent school. Deans are very strict with attendance, uniforms, responsibility, etc. Parents can check every single class, grade, test, on line. La Salle HS offers all the help needed on SAT, ACT, and other requirements for College applications, etc.

- submitted by a parent
June 04, 2011
The school hired an expensive law firm to bully its neighbors; they continue with the same mentality as when I was a student there. A good place to go for kids that are in trouble and need to be trained as worker bees.

- submitted by a community member
April 04, 2011
I will have both my children at La Salle next Year. We are very pleased with the academic of the school and it has been a wonderful experience.

- submitted by a parent
June 29, 2010
An excellent balanced program. My student is very happy and excelling in school. His test scores are also very good. He calls La Salle " The school of heaven"

- submitted by a parent
May 09, 2010
I went to school here and graduated in the class of 2008. All of my siblings went to La Salle and I've seen the academics come a long way. The teachers are great. Some I have developed strong and lasting relationships. But like most of the reviews I would have to agree: the school is extremely cliquey. I was fortunate enough to have a great time with great friends all four years. Not the place for everyone, but if you have friends going into La Salle you should be fine.

- submitted by a student
May 02, 2010
The school has done very well with the student athletes it has admitted over the years. It has more league championships and sport offerings than most other schools in the pasadena area.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating August 29, 2009
The school talks a good game, but does not deliver. Boy's sports are horrible (except basketball) not in talent but in leadership at the sport, AD and overall philosophy handed down by the President and the top donors. Academically, there are several good teachers who care, there are many that have no clue what or how to teach. There are a lot of cliques and a lot of disrespect. Tough year for La Salle students to get into UC schools. You are really being prepped for Private University at twice the price.

- submitted by a parent
August 14, 2009
I started at the summer institute and have to say that I really love this school! Although I may be entering as a freshman, I took three classes during the summer and have found my teachers to be very encouraging, the students friendly, and the campus very beautiful. My second school of choice does not compare to La Salle. I'm extremely excited to join the Lancer community this fall!

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May 21, 2009
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November 07, 2008
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June 22, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
June 16, 2008
La Salle is a great school, both my daughter and my son love the faculty and administration. Our yongest daughter will be attending La Salle this year. We highly recommend La Salle.

- submitted by a parent
March 17, 2008
The school looks great when you are visiting and stuff and everyone tells you great things, but once you actually go there, its not how it sounds. The kids are not very nice and it is very clique-y. THere arent that many activities to do-i dont like it very much.

- submitted by a student
January 16, 2008
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- submitted by a community member
December 28, 2007
My teachers care about me and I know hat I am being prepared well forcollege. The administration gives me the opportunity to be involved in social justice programs.

- submitted by a student
December 28, 2007
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December 27, 2007
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- submitted by a student
December 22, 2007
Expensive school but it' not worth it! I'm in my last year of high, I'm not challenge enough!

- submitted by a student
December 20, 2007
Some of the subjects are not challenging for high schools.Students are not so friendly with the freshmen.

- submitted by a student
December 02, 2007
There is a lot of cliques goin on around here. Teachers are average, as well as the principal.

- submitted by a student
November 23, 2007
The teachers are dedicated and wonderful, all of the students like it. The classes are the perfect size and always engaging. The zero policy for drugs and alcohol is a one of a kind program. It's great how supportive everybody is, and there is something for everything.

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November 03, 2007
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October 20, 2007
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- submitted by a student
no rating August 01, 2007
I will be entering La Salle High School in the fall as a freshman. I know many people who are attending, have attended, and will attend my school. Having just completed the summer academic institute, I have had a chance to live in the La Salle community on a day-to-day basis for a while. It was completely apparent from the first time my mother and I, as a prospective applicant, set foot into the school that La Salle is, for one, extremely organized. From the Open House to the Acceptance letters to sending Newsletters during the summer to keep you informed, La Salle is top-notch. In addition to being organized, La Salle has a beautiful campus. During summer school, you could see small birds nesting in the trees around the campus and hear the small chirps of baby birds as they were being fed. I am proud to be a Lancer!

- submitted by a student
no rating July 11, 2007
religion classes are a joke and some teachers don't care about the students. although most teachers are excellent. mr. miller being one of them.

- submitted by a student
May 21, 2007
I legitamitely liked this school when my daughter began attending it. Once in school though , she came home telling me how everyone was so cliquey and how a lot of the students mistreat their fellow peers. I was very mad so I decided to visit the school. When I got there as a normal visitor and not as an incoming parent, I saw how the school was so cliquey and how disrespectful the students there are. I did not want my daughter attending this school after I observed how the La Salle High School community really is.

- submitted by a parent
March 14, 2006
My oldest daughter attended this high school and graduated in 2005. The administration is great, the facilities are beautiful and the curriculum is solid. The quality of individual teachers varies but appears to be gradually improving.

- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2005
La Salle is a great school. The academic possibilities as well as the religious environment allow for a vigorous learning experience.

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January 17, 2005
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January 14, 2004
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August 19, 2003
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La Salle High School
3880 East Sierra Madre Boulevard, Pasadena, CA  91107
(626) 696-4300
Last modified La Salle High School is a Private school that serves grades 9-12
La Salle High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 45 reviews. Top