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9-12
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Pittsburg, CA
Students enrolled: 2,727
Before care: No
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1750 Harbor Street
Pittsburg, CA 94565

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(925) 473-2390
(925) 473-4183
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May 30, 2014
Honestly, this school is very diverse. It is a pretty clean school, but it could be cleaner if the students helped out a little. Most of the teachers I've had, in my two years here so far, are great. They really show that they care. I have a teacher that always complains about the administration; based on what he says, it is a mess. I am grateful for this certain teacher since he is one of the few teachers that actually cares about all his students, even if he spends half the period telling them to quiet down. However, I have to admit that certain teachers do not care at all. One teacher I had was very disorganized and lost student's work, yet he still gave a grade for it. It is great that the students have A's, but they are not getting taught anything. Another PE teacher I had only sat down and told us to play volleyball. She would sit and use her phone the entire period! That teacher, of course, has her favorites. No matter what her favorites do (or not do), they still have an A+. What gives?

- submitted by a student
December 08, 2013
It's alright, i mean the teachers are nice and everything. everythings clean and neat but the algebra 2 teachers can hardly explain so the students clearly understand the subject. Other than that it's fine.

- submitted by a community member
August 12, 2012
the new school is beautiful, the teachers are great but some of the administrative decisions leave me baffled. i understand that the economy is bad but we need to make wise decisions and ensure that our kids are ready for college.

- submitted by a parent
December 13, 2010
Pittsburg is a city in transition, the high school reflects this. The new administration has set high standards and some do not like this. I've taught at other schools and personally think that it is better to have high standards and allow some to fail than to have low standards so everybody can be a winner. I've never worked with an administration that worked so consistently hard to make sure that everybody gets an opportunity to learn.

- submitted by a teacher
September 07, 2010
Pittsburg High School has the potential to be a GREAT place. New (outside the community) administrator has killed the spirit of the high school - what all alumni and staff remembers that made us a family is gone. And that's too bad. I hope they will be able to get that sense of Pirate Pride back. The school has great students and great staff who make the school a success. They've got to get back and keep those things that made us the proud family we used to be. The new school looks great but all the familiar faces are gone. Why is that? Did the current principal have to clean house so no one else can question or challenge his authority? Many think so. And too bad. He needs to learn, a good leader is only as good as those who support him. Support comes from encouraging and accepting participation in decision making and buy-in to those decisions. No one person knows it all and should never presume to think they do. Respect for others and their ability to also think and make logical choices goes a long way. Otherwise, you alienate everyone. The new school is beautiful. So far, it's a building with no heart.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating October 15, 2009
great school with a lot of diversity! its not the school that makes the grades but the students determination! this school has tons of pride and Im glad to be part of the graduating class of 2009! go pirates!

- submitted by a student
no rating October 07, 2009
i love this school. everyone gets along with eachother, the teachers are fun to hang out with and learn i love p.h.s.!!

- submitted by a student
no rating August 20, 2009
a very bad school to put your kid in, my B kid became a F student,,and became a.. whole..in this schoool..... very bad influence,kids there.. my mistake for not doing my homework on this school...

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August 08, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2009
During my first year in college I knew I was not properly prepared after graduating from here. Ranking in the top 10 students and maintaining a high GPA throughout all four years at PHS does not translate into being well prepared for college. I was fortunate enough to have a few teachers who genuinely wanted to be in the classroom to teach; they wanted their students to learn and understand the material. They made you THINK! They did not want you to just regurgitate what you read in the textbook or what they wrote on the board. Most of these teachers, however, have transferred to other school or were offered administrative positions. A majority of the teachers seemed more like baby-sitters than teachers; they rarely provided any type of mental stimulation.

- submitted by a student
no rating January 13, 2009
If you are into sports then this is the school for you,if you want to go to college don't go here

- submitted by a parent
October 27, 2008
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August 19, 2008
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- submitted by a community member
no rating August 04, 2008
As a parent and alumni of PHS I'd have to say this school is pretty good. The key to any school aside from the staff is parent involvement. As a working parent it is/was not always easy for me to drop in to talk with the teachers/counselors, but the staff has always been willing to discuss my child s progress and always responsive to my e-mails. The resources are available for students to be successful, it's what you do with these resources that MAKE you who you want to be. Strive for excellence!!

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June 22, 2008
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May 23, 2008
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April 05, 2008
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- submitted by a student
September 11, 2007
Pittsburg high is not as bad as everyone thinks. The students that complain are often the ones that don't go seeking help. Help is always available if you look for it! plus, Pittsburg High is a a great place of diversity and is a major example of America's melting pot. I was given many oportunities to succed myself, and there a so many programs at pitt to help a student succed, such as advid, puente, bridge to college, bsu, and so many more that encourage sutdents to go further, all one needs to do is get up and really look!

- submitted by a community member
March 27, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
February 26, 2007
My son is having a trouble time getting feedback from his teachers. They only give homework once a week and they do not go over it so they will have something to study for the test.

- submitted by a parent
October 31, 2006
Me as a parent that has one child attending and one child I had to take out and send her to another district was and is disappoint with Pittsburg HS as a whole. While it is the responsibility of the student to take care advantage of their education, sometimes I feel that the teachers at a whole does not get as involved as they should. Especially with the next Exit Exam for kids graduating in 2007 and beyond, it doesn't seem to me like the teachers are helping the kids out,and unfornately with only one school in Pittsburg for high school students you are basically stuck with the school district.

- submitted by a parent
April 19, 2006
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March 22, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
March 15, 2006
I was born and raised in Pittsburg. Throughout my years at Pitt, I found myself both proud and severely disapoointed. I adored the different types of people I met. Pittsburg is truly one of the forerunners in America's melting pot. It's possible it's more of the community than the school for this. However, the teachers I had were truly not the best educators. Certainly, some of them stood out as true teachers that cared what they were doing. Yet, I felt as though many of my peers left school feeling as though all they needed was their high school diploma to make it in life. Both the high school and the community failed to encourage us to go further in life. It was disappointing and to this day I wonder how much has really changed.

- submitted by a former student
February 26, 2006
This school is less a learning environment than a prison camp. It is not the fault of the teachers or the administration but the town itself. The shining exception to the poor academic experience of this school is the outstanding music program which produces an award winning marching band yearly. Peer pressure is not just about drugs, but lifestyle. If you want your child to value education and have halfway decent standards for learning, do not send them to this unfortunate school which just has too many kids whose parents don't give a damn to adequate educate the few that do.

- submitted by a teacher
February 07, 2006
This is a okay school, oh sure most svchools have its problems but it is decent. It is nothing like oakland or richmond though

- submitted by a parent
December 02, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
October 14, 2005
I attended PHS from 1998 to 2002. I'm sorry to say but frankly, I believe the only way to success for anyone attending that school are for those who can stay focused on their education and/or get out of Pittsburg.

- submitted by a former student
September 09, 2005
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May 26, 2005
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May 24, 2005
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- submitted by a student
April 07, 2005
I have had 2 different experiences with this school. The first was Not good; the second is turning out good.

- submitted by a parent
January 28, 2005
Very good commited teachers but it's the environment that is disliked by most of the students who want to learn but there are a few who disrupt school time. Many clubs and classes. Auto, wood, spanish, green house, many, many activities, soccor, golf.

- submitted by a student
November 19, 2004
PHS is a great school with exceptional teachers who dedicate there lifes around there teacheres Mrs Berqueast, Mr Pyle, Mr Ford, and tons more. My sons life was changed when he attended this school 'in a good way' his grades and his attitude improved and now at collage he is becoming a electrical engeneer. He gradutes in 06 thanks to the great influence of PHS.

- submitted by a parent
October 20, 2004
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- submitted by a student
June 03, 2004
After reading all the reviews on this school it is clear to see the only thing good at Pittsburg High are the Band and clubs! The school is only worried about money not education. They are not concerned about student/staff safety only money thats why it takes an act of God to suspened or expell a student no mateer what! The 'security' staff is a joke! About the only people I do see when I visit there is the custodial staff. ( I can't believe with the square footage and student population there are only 12 of them)

- submitted by a parent
April 13, 2004
As a junior at P.H.S. I have come to love every aspect of P.H.S. It's Extracurricular activities band, drama, choir and sports to name a few and not to mention the aray of academic classes we have and the aray of offered classes in almost every category of study. Yes, every school has it's faults, P.H.S. is like any other school with more talent, spirit and pride than any other. And more ethnic groups as one of my formers classmates mentioned in her reviews that we have so many different ethnic clubs such as Latinos Unidos, Pacific Islanders, BSU and Fil-Am and I'm working on a celtic club. If students can't stand up for their own school then I guess it may not be a very good school.

- submitted by a student
February 21, 2004
As a parent of a 9th grader of Pittsburg High, I find that the leadership at Pittsburg High is very negligent in their leadership duties. Vice Principal show lack of concern for parents that may be having a problem with a teacher. If the leadership of a school is not concern that shows a precedent of what messege he displays to his teachers.

- submitted by a parent
February 04, 2004
I was a student at Pittsburg High School. I enjoyed a variety of extracurricular activities, including clubs and the music program. The reputation of the school is not an execptional one, but that is only the reputation. There is no problem with the teachers at the school, in fact they try their hardest to help students pass and even earn above average grades. It is not the teachers fault that some students lack a certain work ethic or are not motivated. The courses at the school are wonderful.

- submitted by a former student
January 21, 2004
Now a freshman in college, I now realize that I was not reall prepared for college courses through PHS. Although a school with lots of spirit the education is not that great.

- submitted by a former student
January 09, 2004
I'm currently a sophomore at PHS and I love it there. Pittsburg High has had it's 'bad rep' for quite a while and it's time to get past that. We are a unique school which is very diverse and is very organized. I'm a member of the Leadership Class at PHS, and I can assure you that PHS is very organized and fun! There are many extracuricular activities such as clubs, sports, afterschool program,and many more. Also PHS has one of the best marching show bands around (which is now nationally known.) Pittsburg High has it's downsides, but thinking realistically, which school doesn't? I'm very involved at PHS, and I think my opinion is as accurate as it gets.

- submitted by a student
December 30, 2003
I'm a sophomore at PHS. Yes, Pittsburg High is sometimes unorganized and inappropriate, but there are some good things about our school. For instance, our Extracurricular Activities are great advantages for students to get involved with school and to have a sense of belonging with others. Some good examples are the PHS Marching Show Band which I am also apart of. We are considered the 'Pride of Pittsburg' which I think is great. And the clubs on campus are also very good. We have many cultural clubs like Latinos Unidos Council, Fil-Am, GSA(gay straight alliance), BSU, and Pacific Islanders to name a few... there are some teachers that could get a bit getting used to, but there are still many that are there to help your kids get that education that they need to get through life. We also have some high level classes open to all students in every grade. PHS has a bad reputation, but that doesn't mean that our school hasn't changed any.. we have.

- submitted by a student
December 16, 2003
Pittsburg High School does have violence and some unorganized staff but there are students that try to learn and there are some good teachers.

- submitted by a former student
November 23, 2003
Pittsburg High is a very badly run high school, very disorganized, no respect for parents, and teachers with poor knowledge of the material they are teaching.

- submitted by a parent
November 17, 2003
I just wanted to say i am a freshman at pittsburg High school and so far i really like it. I am involved inthe marching band and it is great. Everyone knows we are good and they dont wantto mess with us. I recommened Pittsburg High School if you want your kids tobe busy and having fun altogether.

- submitted by a community member
October 09, 2003
My two kids are enjoying their time at Pittsburg High. I am a bit concerned about a geography teacher with such a pronounced accent that my child can't understand her and what seems to be a relatively high rate of student violence. My children relate to me at least one fight a day on average and sometimes more. I expect that there will be fights but the level of violence perpetrated during these fights seems to be on the extreme side. Other than that my students are enjoying their teachers and are doing well academically.

- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2003
Pittsburg High is very unorganized

- submitted by a community member
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Pittsburg Senior High School
1750 Harbor Street, Pittsburg, CA  94565
(925) 473-2390
Last modified Pittsburg Senior High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Pittsburg Senior High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 47 reviews. Top