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9-12
Public district
Pomona, CA
Students enrolled: 1,917
 

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100 Diamond Ranch Drive
Pomona, CA 91766

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(909) 397-4715
(909) 591-9374
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October 11, 2014
The assistant principal had bad attitude when I dropped my kid to this school for taking SAT. I saw a lady was yelling when she directed the traffic. That made both parents and students having a bad day. Moreover, her attitude made test takers more nerves before the test. I have been told, that yelling lady is assistant principal. I wonder, with this kind of attitude to teach kids, what would be outcome? I will not put my other kid to this school.

- submitted by a community member

April 27, 2014
Like some on this page, I am currently a freshman enrolled at Diamond Ranch. I take all honors courses and I'm very pleased with the people, teachers, and environment. Diamond Ranch is a particularly newer school than the others in the surrounding area, and there are a lot of negative, untrue comments made about the school. Also, considering the relatively small student population compared to competing schools, Diamond Ranch does a stellar job with its teams and other athletic programs. I'm in ASB and I've gotten to meet so many people that I've learned to manage personalities and learn practical skills that will help me in the work force. If you personally want you or your child to go on to receive a college education, this school is the place for you. The amount of students, especially football players, that receive offers from reputable schools are incredibly large. I am apart of the football program and it is highly successful, I encourage anyone interested to find out more information. How could DR improve? Well, there could be more enthusiasm about school functions and less hatred from other schools. Nonetheless, Diamond Ranch's student diversity and love all make it great.

- submitted by a student

March 21, 2013
Excellent teachers, strong school leadership, and challenging academic programs,this school has it all definitely recommended to send your child here.

- submitted by a student

February 09, 2012
Worst school ever don't go here !!!!!!! take your child to a different community ... La Verne is prefered there is no school in la verne on a hill!! and your child will get the learning skills, and will be treated equally like everyone else not discriminated!!!! My child goes to Bonita High School and i am very pleased. They teach special abilities for kids and it is happy learning vibe once you enter the class!!! Go to where your child will have a positive attitude towards school.... Diamond bar NO NO NO NO!! trust me your kid will thank you for it!!

- submitted by a parent

September 24, 2011
I'm a freshman here at Diamomd Ranch and it's been such an awesome experience. This school has so many opportunities for students to get involved. I really do appreciate this schools level of excellence. The teachers really put effort in teaching to the class. All I have to say is this month in school has been awesome and if you come here with an open mind and ready to learn then I really recommend you coming to Diamond Ranch.

- submitted by a student

March 21, 2011
Good school. My 2 older children went there and attending UCLA now. My third child is attending 10 th grade. The staff are wonderful and helpful.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
April 26, 2010
awesome school the teachers are there to help you when you need it the most! :)

- submitted by a student

March 12, 2010
It's a great work environment, where all teachers are committed to working together! I love seeing the collaboration between general education and special education. No one is left out, and this shows with our students.

- submitted by a teacher

March 12, 2010
I love being involved heart and soul where the community, the parents, the faculty, and the administration all work together to do everything possible to help put the students on the path to success. Leadership opportunities are available for those that want them and extracurricular faculty gatherings, such as the homecoming tailgate party and the staff holiday party, are family-oriented. This is an ideal place to work and I wake up every morning feeling blessed to be here.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating
March 12, 2010
In the 10 years that I ve been teaching Art at Diamond Ranch High School I have always enjoyed our student artwork outcomes. In art 1, the deer eyed students, come into my class saying, I can only draw stick people and fear that they will fail because of their lack of art skills. With a smile I tell them to take a deep breath and let me show you the tricks of the trade. What they see, with surprised open eyes and wide smiles, right off is how they can create realistic drawings. Later their new found abilities leads them to express more fun and complex designs. This teaching strategy relates to all core curriculums. As an instructor and international artist I recommend this public academic instruction without reservations.

- submitted by a teacher

March 05, 2010
This is an outstanding school filled with amazing people that truly care about kids! Truly one of a kind!!!

- submitted by a community member
no rating
October 03, 2009
The school was very diverse in it's student population, which gave my kids a great experience. This was also a school that didn't short-change the arts programs, and the quality of the teachers gave my kids a great education.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
October 03, 2009
Best school ever! They have great teachers, and I love the design of the school building and the fact that it't built on top of a hill :D

- submitted by a student

September 14, 2009
Diamond Ranch High School is a top notch school. I graduated from Diamond Ranch High School in 2007. I am now studying biochemisty at UC Berkeley. Most of my friends from Diamond Ranch have made it to UCLA, Stanford, Harvard, and Yale. The academics at Diamond Ranch will prepare you for the university curriculum.

- submitted by a student

June 17, 2009
i believ that diamond ranch high school is a wonderful school filled with great opportunities and a diverse group of individuals. As a student I have learned to appreciate the staff and faculty for all thier hard work. I feel lucky to be apart of Diamond Ranch high school.

- submitted by a student

March 19, 2009
I think this school is good because it allows lots of opportunities. Not only does DRHS have a great sport program it has also an incredible music and arts program. If your a parent trying to find a good school, Diamond Ranch easily out does any school in its district academically. That is not why DRHS is good though, its what things a student can do at Diamond Ranch High School. For instance DR offers many interesting courses from film production class to game design and robot engineering. If your not a student interested in many 'interesting' classes then is even a gamers club a DR where you can just relax. The thing about DR is you can always feel like you can participate in cool events and have a good time and, if your a student looking for a challenge DR offers many AP and college courses.

- submitted by a student
no rating
January 15, 2009
this school is the best school ever, i just graduated class of '08 and i was the first in my family to attend Diamond Ranch High School, while all my other siblings went to Garey, when they started college they hadn't a clue in the world what was going on, and when im starting college i kind of get the hang of it, because i believe Diamond Ranch has prepared me for college

- submitted by a student

September 28, 2008
They are constantly pulling in new teachers on us, which results in lack of respect, going both ways. I've noticed that students generally respect the teachers who have been there for several years, while the newer teachers are generally ignored and abused. However, new teachers also seem to get los in the material sometimes, and don't always teach correctly. However, for the the amount of new staff coming in each year, they do manage to pull of a decent job.

- submitted by a student

September 19, 2008
very very very very good school

- submitted by a parent
no rating
August 08, 2008
There is no doubt that this is one a the better school in the district. It has become that way based on students, teachers and administration staff. However, one thing the school lacks is 'spirit'. I have seen some away games for the basketball and volleyball. I've got to say, in comparing to our home games, other school gets better turn out. For a great community such as Diamond Bar and Phillips Ranch, I think we can do better. Let's go Panthers!!!!

- submitted by a parent

June 09, 2008
This is a outstanding school, great staff, and most of all the best students you will ever meet. Don't miss out on this glorious chance. Come to Diamond Ranch High School. This isn't the last time you will hear that name :)

- submitted by a student

June 03, 2008
I graduated in 2004 and I can honestly say that the entire staff held high standards for their students. If your child attends this highschool, I could guarentee they would come out a well-rounded individual. There are rarely any fights or problems at this school & some students even graduated with high honors that were good enough for Standford and Yale. We even were granted the Distinguised School Award!

- submitted by a student

May 21, 2008
I graduated from DRHS last year, and although I didnt like the high school experience much, I did learn alot from this school! Had I not learned anything from the teachers here, my first college year would have been extremely hard. I think a few of the reviews here are being a bit too harsh. Parents: do you know how the students act during their time in class? Im afraid not. All four years at DRHS, the majority of my teachers worked hard to try to engage the students and to teach us, but many of the students just ignored them and treated them badly, with no respect. I honestly hated the school for that reason, because of many of the students' inability to appreciate what the teachers were doing and to actually learn. Teachers/school unmotivated? Im afraid its the students. Please dont judge too harshly. The school is really great!

- submitted by a student

January 13, 2008
I think this is an awesome school and that the students should apperciate the many clubs at the school all expect one of my teachers I think are abosoutly wonderful! We are very lucky to be attending such a great school. I was told recently by a releative just how horrible her school was when she went to school and how there was a fight every day. I hope students learn to appreciate there school and there great staff!

- submitted by a student

November 08, 2007
I've been reading the previous reviews of Diamond Ranch and it is sad to see some parents and students not appreciating what the school had to offer. I strongly believe that the school can grant success for students but success can not be based simply on the school alone. Students have the choice of being successful and using their resources. Diamond Ranch has a ton of resources students can use to be successful or even enjoy the 'high school' experience.

- submitted by a student

November 01, 2007
i attend this school. i personally do not like it at all. yes, the ASB works hard, yes the band sounds great, but what about the rest of the students? many of us feel unmotivated. I went to Lorbeer Middle School, and i always loved learning there. The teachers made me feel like learning was fun. i knew i would succeed. At diamond ranch, i feel like my teachers dont help us understand. they dont make me feel like learning the material is necessary. i feel like spending my high schools years here is a complete waste of time.

- submitted by a student

October 30, 2007
DRHS has much potential with some fine teachers and a diverse, multicultural student body, but the school climate is inferior. The students are not encouraged to engage in leadership roles and community engagement/ service learning opportunities are limited. I do not think that the school has had a positive effect on my child's social or intellectual development.

- submitted by a parent

October 17, 2007
The Associated Student Body is absolutely the hardest working group on campus. They give up their Saturdays to help create the best Homecoming Rally/Dance/Game posters for the school! I've been to see them myself and they were builing floats and everything. Quite interesting. The band is also another great group. They always sound wonderful :)

- submitted by a student

September 18, 2007
The administration and teachers really do try to do what is necessary for the students to succeed academically.The administration & teachers are always working and looking for ways to improve instruction and curriculum. However, there's a lot of students that are not taught manners or are disciplined; a couple of examples are they don't pick up their trash and they leave gum everywhere instead of throwing it away in a trashcan. It's unfortunate that some of the parent comments on this page are a bit 'parent' - biased. Teachers are there to teach and not to 'baby-sit' or re-train manners/discipline. The majority of that should come from the home. It appears that a lot of the parents at this school haven't taught their children manners or respect and expect the school to do that. Overall, this school really works hard to help students academically & socially.

- submitted by a parent

January 26, 2007
All thoug they are trying to elevate the expectation of a fine school, is sad to say that they lack of security.

- submitted by a parent

January 09, 2007
On the outside this school appears to have it together, but really it's not as great as they claim. To me, the students have a lack of respect for the teachers, especially the new ones. But the teachers also tend to have disrespect for the students as well. There is no doubt the teachers know what they are teaching, but they need to act like it and be the authority figures in our students lives; not their 'friend.'

- submitted by a student

November 28, 2006
Diamond Ranch High proved to be another folley of public education. The teachers were inept, and the administration was the worst I've ever come in to contact with. This school did nothing to prepare my child for college, or anything else for that matter.

- submitted by a parent

September 05, 2006
I have three daughters attending Diamond Ranch. This school offers both an excellent academic program and a variety of other extracurricular activities. The school spirit is great as well as parent involvement. Every open house, back to school, after school event (game, dance, talent show etc.)is well supported. The diversity at the school is also a plus.

- submitted by a parent

February 06, 2006
This school has a great impact on all students that attend here. There isn't a specific race its all muliticulual meaning no racism no picking on a cretain race. Overall its a great campus nice view from the top, of the hill and academic standards

- submitted by a student

February 06, 2006
My son attends drhs and not once has recieved a racial comment.I know plenty of students that are different race who get along just fine. The teachers there are fantastic there may be a couple, of bad seeds but what school doesnt have 1 or 2 of those. The administration has grown a lot and it has one of the best prinicpals its ever had now. So all these people complaining, shouldnt, mainly because your focusing in all the bad things which is nt very serious to begin with, and if you coompare to every other school in the pusd its best overall. Think about that before you start talkin bad about it

- submitted by a parent

January 11, 2006
DRHS has all the elements required to prepare students for college but is mis-managed by a below-average administration. Disproportionate emphasis is placed on teaching California Standards in order to increase the school's state scores & less on preparation for academics at the university level. Standards are the baseline goal not the ultimate goal. DRHS is about outward appearances (state scores) not preparation for the next level. Only a handful of athletic programs are taken seriously at this school. Controversial coaches continue coaching despite valid complaints. It would be in your child's best interests to enter the Walnut Valley Unified School District Lottery and hope for a transfer to an albeit larger and slightly overcrowded school but one that is committed to the student on every level.

- submitted by a parent

December 01, 2005
Diamond Ranch prepared by children for success as both university students but also as adults living in a culturally diverse society. The multitude of experiences they had at DR will continue to benefit them throughout their lives.

- submitted by a parent

November 06, 2005
My daughter has gone to this school for 2 years and I have been extremely dissapointed. There is a lot of racial tensions there.

- submitted by a parent

August 16, 2005
My son attends Diamond Ranch and is in the Honors Program. So far he likes his teachers and has earned A's and B's in all his classes. He is also a member of the Orchestra and is enjoying being part of the Orchestra. I am most impressed with his counselor, Ms. Blanca Romero, who has guided and helped with my son's school schedule. With her assistance, she has helped my son get the right Honors and AP classes which is most important to prepare my son for getting into the right college. What's also great about her is that she always informs my son of any programs that are available to help my son prepare for college. As a parent to me having the right counselor to guide your son/daughter is very important especially when he/she is planning to go to college or apply for college scholarships.

- submitted by a parent

April 21, 2005
The Administration and staff at this school have worked extremely hard to maintain this school at a high academic level. The programs offered to students are all of great value and students are truly receiving a high-class education.

- submitted by a student

May 04, 2004
My daughter was the first class as a ninth grader and Mr. Webb was one of the finest men. My son will graduate this year. After being part of seven years of activities and school functions I believe there is a lot to be improved in the demeanor of some of the teachers. You have employed some teachers who could not communicate with students very well. I think Turnville is great in her job. I don't know if i would recommend this school over Diamond Bar or Walnut if I had to do it over.

- submitted by a parent

May 03, 2004
Diamond Ranch H.S. is a great school with great teachers, and students. My Special Education student was fully included, and will be graduated this June with honors.

- submitted by a parent

March 03, 2004
My daughter attended DRHS for all four years and loved it overall. With a few exceptions, she had great teachers that cared about her and what her future would be. Granted, she was a good student, went to school every day and generally wanted to learn. She hung out with the right kids and was very active in many activities. She is attending a very good college now.

- submitted by a parent

August 25, 2003
Diamond Ranch is one of the best high schools in the area. It received the California Distinguished School Award, a feat for a school only 6 yrs. old at the time.

- submitted by a student

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Diamond Ranch High School
100 Diamond Ranch Drive, Pomona, CA  91766
(909) 397-4715
Last modified Diamond Ranch High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Diamond Ranch High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 64 reviews. Top