The teachers and staff are all so involved and caring, which contributes to the familiar and friendly environment of the school
My son had a choice between CHHS and King. He made the decision to attend CHHS and we love it. I can not say enough good things about the school's administration staff, counselors, teachers, and coaching staff. They absolutely care about kids at this school. I'm an educator and I'm continually impressed by the level of commitment and dedication of CHHS teachers. I proud to say my son is a HAWK and he'll be graduating from CHHS this year. He's had an amazing experience. And just as an aside, I worked the snack bar at a football game once and the teenagers were very respectful...I could honestly count less than ten kids ( in a 4 hour time frame) who didn't say thank you. CHHS...they've got awesome teachers and kids!!!
The comment below from a freshman is sad. My daughter just graduated and has been in the school since freshman yr and she just loved her high school experience. Just because the majority of the students are below the poverty line does not make them bad people. As for foul language I am in the Orange Crest area all the time and the kids have potty mouths there to. That student must not have heard of the stabbing that occurred at King High. As for the teachers you will always have a few that are in the wrong line of work and that is in EVERY school! You will also have kids that have issues in EVERY school! You will always have alcohol and drug issues in EVERY school. Race and money doesn't make you any better or less. If you go into it with an I'm better than you attitude you will always suffer. This school does not put the jocks and cheerleaders first. You would be hard pressed to find a school where the band members are part of the royal courts. It is an amazing school the staff and councilors are always there for you. In her four yrs there she only had an issue with one teacher. Lesson- there are people in this world that you will never get along with - that's life!
This is a horrible school! I attended this school for Freshman year, because I moved from King High in Riverside's territory to the Boulders, up the street from Citrus. The teachers are extremely lazy and rude. Students are out of control! All you hear is inappropriate language and all you see is inappropriate behavior! Not only are the students rude, but the parents are as well. And the teachers and staff do nothing about it! They'll also just give you a good grade because they don't want you to bother them. They also have this stupid rule about joining their Scholars Program. The principal doesn't even care about academics. If you ask me, this is a sports school. All he cares about is his football team, because they make him the most money. Most of their athletes don't even have a 2.0. Some of the staff can barely speak English! Considering most of the kids are from the rough part of town, my parents were worried that they would influence me badly. So they transferred me to Riverside Poly after Freshman year, because King was too full so I could have a better education. If you want your child to have a good education, stay away from this school. And if you can't, well good luck.
Citrus Hill High School is the best high school a student can attend. I'm currently a Junior and my home school was Fallbrook Union High School. That is a very huge school so it was harder for me to focus and get the 1 on 1 attention that I benefit from at Citrus. Teachers demonstrate a deep interest in the success of students and the physics program shows a greater way of learning. Most high school stereotypes are proved wrong as students from all racial backgrounds interact as one huge family. My fellow peers are by far the friendliest i have encountered so far. It is the best high school experience unlike any other.
I have been in Citrus Hill High School since I was a Freshmen and I am now a Junior.Many people may say bad things about all school`s I did the same when I was younger and when I came to Citrus my mind changed. This school is very talented by theTheater,Art,Ceramics,Yearbook,Football and many more.Many people judge the school for not being great,but as a student I should know the best of the school right?Well it`s awesome its friendly and not like any other school,with fights and anger.But its with greatness and good skills in classes like math and english for an example.I perfer Citrus Hill because its a better enviorment and less drama and fighting unlike Rancho Verde not to say thier a bad school,but thats what Rancho is known for all the racial slurs,all the drugs,violence,and low teacher skills,alot f kids dont understand why to even go to school beacuse they can`t even sit down in a class there to many students.So i say GO HAWKS. =]
I absolutely love this school for my daughter, her home school is actually Rancho Verde High. I had to do a Intra District Transfer because I felt that there were too many distractions. Now Rancho is not a bad school, I just didn't think it was the school for my Child.
Don't Listen to the negative remarks, i just graduated CLASS OF 2010. This school is great because there's not a lot of drama and the teachers are amazing they even take time of their own schedules to help people do there best. I used to play on the varsity soccer team and i loved it the condition and determination as a team could be seen especially the football team who had a great run and other sports as well. The only negative thing about this school is the cameras..as a student you don't like being monitored but i can see why they have em to have things in place another thing is lunch time it get packed and people cut in lines (like me lol). The security guards are awesome and let you get away with a lot of things. Well i would recomend this school over any other school
I really like this school. The teachers here are great and you can tell they really have a love for what they teach.
as being a student at citrus hil for 2 years now all i can say is WOW!....the teachers are funny, and warm and most of all um educated(thats kinda important 2 parents i guess.....just kidding) i never went to rancho even though i live like 1/4 a mile from it...its crowded...poorly disaplined... and soo raicaly segragated its not even funny. in middle school i was ridaculed, tormented, belittled by teachers and students alike, and became a shy, nconfident loner. i exspected to be judged and riddiculled for being a little over weight when i arrived at citrus...i was amazed when even on the very first day i had friends.... and those crazy teachers that beat to their own drum...and all the students sat together, we dont fight we dont dean others i love the school..i meen come on! on wat universe would a holister model talk to me? planet citrus hill!
Excellent School! Great Academic Programs as well as Performing Arts and Athletics! GO HAWKS!
The school and it's academics are excellent!! I wouldn't take my kids to any other high school in the area. Everyone there students, teachers and administration alike care about everything that goes on at the school, and it shows!!
I graduated in May. Its so true that Mr. Simionson is great. He isnt just a principle he is a mentor. Ive talked to him on numerous occasions. On graduation day when most were met with a handshake and a congaduations. I was met with a hug and an im proud of you. Every principle should be like him.
As an employee & parent of CHHS the leadership of John Simonson is the reason this school is the success it is.
Citrus Hill is an excellent campus for students and staff. Everyone at Citrus is committed to the growth and development of the students, and our sport programs are phenomenal. Go C-Hill Hawks!
Citrus Hills is a great school. The support the children receive from their teachers is out of this world.
as a current student a citrus i can say that citrus is a great school and has the best sudents on campus
As a parent of 2 CHHS students (one a Junior and one a Freshman) I can say that I really like this school (though I have no basis of comparison as they have never attended other high schools). The school provides lots of great opportunities, although they are not very well publicized on the website. But students, and parents, can get informed at the school. The school also provides online access to student grades and progress which makes it easy to follow the kids' education and planning for college (they publish the a-g requirements right on the website). The teachers' email addresses are also listed through this system which makes it easy to contact them; and they have been very good as responding to inquiries and concerns. I am very pleased with this school, staff, and students. CHHS is #1 in my book!
Well, i can say from being at this school since it has opened, we have grow so much.as for the negative comments i have read from the other people that have posted below, don't know what they are talking about. Being here from the get-go, i know first hand that we have grown, as far as after school activities, we have alot, you are just un-informed. Our sport teams are amazing, not just football but soccer, wrestling, basket ball, ect... aswell as our activites, clubs and groups we have that will keep on growing with more and more intrest does. For someone to put us down is ridiculous. i love citurs hill and i am so glad that i can attend here. Compared to Rancho we are well-orginized and have much better disipline, in case you havn't notice, maybe that's why we only have four security gaurds! c/o 2009 and proud!!!
I just started high school and I think this school is great. They have a nice football field, weight room, and gym. The only things I don't like is that there aren't many after school activities except sports oh and there are like 4 security guards for such a big school with so many students. King high has more variety in my opinion. I wish I had entered citrus hill like in 4 years so they would have more stuff.
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