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9-12
Public charter
Reseda, CA
Students enrolled: 3,861

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8140 Vanalden Avenue
Reseda, CA 91335

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(818) 885-2300
(818) 727-0964
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September 23, 2014
The magnet program is academically strong and the teachers in the program are very good. The school administration, however, is extremely unresponsive. If and when you can get through to someone, they will be rude and dishonest. Don't believe anything they tell you about non-magnet class availability.

- submitted by a parent
June 01, 2013
I graduated from the Humanities program in '91. Even back then the curriculum was very rigorous. But the teachers made it fun for students to think, to get challenged. What I remember the most about my high school experience there is that there was a lot of work but I enjoyed being there. I still miss my teachers and many fellow students.

- submitted by a community member
May 13, 2013
As a parent of a student who attends Cleveland's Humanities Magnet (also known as CORE), I would like to reiterate this school's wonderful qualities and address some of the concerns brought up in the previous reviews. First of all, this is indeed a rather large urban school with a population of 3200. That being said, the CORE community--made up of about 900 students--is incredibly close-knit, which makes for a nice blend of the small-town and big-city experience. Furthermore, though it is true that budget cuts have crippled many programs at Cleveland, the same can be said for most other public schools in LAUSD and across the country. In fact, thanks to the dedication of CORE teachers, parents, and students, the economic difficulties have had no detrimental effect on the education that my child and her peers receive. Finally, I would like to point out that Cleveland's CORE program was one of 28 schools all across America to win the National Magnet Schools of America Award of Excellence. Sending my child to Cleveland is the best decision I could have made for her. She is incredibly happy, which is not something most people can say about their high school experiences.

- submitted by a parent
May 09, 2012
This is a large, urban public school. That being said, I found that my children have received excellent educations from mostly wonderful teachers. The Magnet program is amazing. It is a Jewel in the LAUSD system. Other teachers outside of the magnet, have been mostly good, but not all of them. My children have been afforded some wonderful opportunities and experiences. One of my only contentions is how demanding the program is and that I believe that it could put some kids at a disadvantage for college. The competition is so stiff. It might be easier for a bright student to place higher in another school. But on the other hand, these kids graduate and score highly on the SATs and really know how to write and express themselves. My eldest has found UC Berkeley easy compared to the CORE Program. I hope they keep their standards high. One other point...magnet students cannot take many APs. Again, not sure if this hurts for college or not.

- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2012
The only good thing about this school is the Core Program, aside from this everything else is in need of major improvement

- submitted by a parent
November 07, 2011
I have had quite a few problems at this school. They NEVER answer the phone! I have been trying to contact the school this morning to no avail. I am calling as I write this. They have had 2 LOCK DOWNS since school started 8-15-2012 so far. Some of my daughters possessions, HER CLOTHING, were stolen out of a LOCKED classroom, they had no interest in finding out what happened to her clothes and asked us if she was sure she wore pants! I AM QUESTIONING IF MY CHILD SHOULD REMAIN AT THIS SCHOOL. THEY BOAST THAT THIS IS A WONDERFUL SCHOOL, BUT A FEW PARENTS ARE HAVING SOME SERIOUS DOUBTS!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 09, 2010
Fantastic Humanities Magnet program. One of the best in our region.

- submitted by a parent
October 09, 2010
Grover Cleveland High School is a fantastic Public High School because the teachers really care about the students and work hard to help them succeed. It is wonderful to have such a great public school to send my son to. It is also very well run.

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2009
I was a student in the Cleveland Magnet from 1994-1997, and now my little brother in law is a student in the magnet. It is an amazing public school that truly prepared me for college level work. The curriculum was impressive to me when I was a student there and seems to have only improved even though the rest of the LAUSD school system has declined.

- submitted by a student
October 07, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating September 20, 2009
It's a place where students are taught to think not just memorize

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2009
I'm a ninth grader and already love Cleveland high school magnet. Were at a public school and are getting a private school education. It's amazing that after all the budget cuts that LAUSD has had. Were having a speaker come that's the author of the new York times best seller coming this Monday that's coming up to talk to us about his amazing book. It would be such a shame for Cleveland to not be able to continue such a fantastic program that it has to offer. Cleveland is also a California distinguished school which shows even more what a great school Reseda is. Just last year, one of its past attendants went to Yale because of the way the teachers prepare you so well for the real world. The teachers push you really hard but they know that it will prepare us for college and a great career when we grow up. So please consider Grover Cleveland High School as a choice for favorite schools. Thank you.

- submitted by a student
August 27, 2009
Cleveland High School was the best choice I have ever made for my daughter.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 18, 2009
Because of the dedication, skill levels and caring of Cleveland's teachers, my daughter graduated with honors and enthusiasm for learning. She's off to UCSF, and I couldn't be prouder! Great work, Cleveland!

- submitted by a parent
July 29, 2009
The Humanities Magnet program is AMAZING! I have learned more about the world than I ever thought I could, as well as about myself, my strengths, and my talents.

- submitted by a student
December 15, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
November 14, 2008
I'm a student in 9th grade at the moment, and am in the humanities magnet at Cleveland. and it is a fantastic school, it didn't take me too long to adjust, and the teachers are all very dedicated, I would recommend this school to any parents or 8th graders looking for a great school.

- submitted by a student
September 15, 2008
My daughter graduated from Cleveland HS this past summer. She attended the SAS program and I am very pleased with the atmosphere and the rigor of the classes. Most of the teachers seem to really enjoy what they do and the school they teach at. There were a few English teachers who motivated my daughter to really push herself. The math department is first rate and has a few teachers who routinely stay until 5 or 6 to prepare their students for very challenging tests such as the AP Exam. Ny daughter does not and never has considered herself a math person, but she got a 5 on the AP Calculus Exam. She put in a lot of time, but this school has some teachers who are willing to do the same, preparing their students for any challenge.

- submitted by a parent
September 13, 2008
clevelands an aewsome school eventhough it may be kinda crowded but personally I love cleveland core cause all the teachers love teaching and Ive never seen tat kind of enthusiasm and love for teaching anywhere else

- submitted by a student
July 27, 2008
Cleveland is probably one of the best schools in the nation. I was in the humanities magnet, and I found that the work I was doing from 10th grade on was at college level (and these were the non AP classes). The magnet program requires students to take AP US History their junior year, and AP literature their senior year. They also have a top notch math department offering AP stats, AP calculus AB, and AP Calculus BC. Here is an interesting comparison between Cleveland High and college. I graduated from Cleveland in 2004 somewhere around 8th or so in my class. But when I went to college, I graduated UC Davis as the university medalist (UCD's top academic honor) and am going to graduate school at Cornell to pursue a PhD. in Applied Mathematics. The majority of students who graduate from the Humanities magnet get accepted into nationally ranked universities.

- submitted by a community member
July 27, 2008
I am now going to Cleveland High School in summer school as an incoming 9th grader I think the Regular Classes are extremely rigourous because Cleveland is a School for Advanced Studies

- submitted by a student
July 25, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
March 27, 2008
My child graduated from the Humanities Magnet in 2007. She is now attending a well known nationally ranked university and finds that she is extremely well prepared in all areas. The teachers taught students how to review and analyze material and to state their positions clearly and concisely- whether in written or oral format. The teachers and classes that were not part of the Humanities Magnet were also exemplary. In particular, the Math department was very strong. The only difference between the education at Cleveland and the highly regarded private schools in the area was in the counseling program. Because of the large number of students, the counselors did not have the time to sit down with each child and map out college plans. However, the college office was always an available resource.

- submitted by a parent
February 16, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating January 13, 2008
I'm a student at the magnet, and i have to say, it is amazing. It makes you think of things you probably would have never thought to think about before. Plus i've heard that the essay writing preparation classes really help its students in college.

- submitted by a student
no rating August 16, 2007
I currently, am a student at Cleveland, and Im quite impressed by the schools programs and departments! One thing I'd like to mention is their Music Department. The marching band is one of the most up and comming versatile marching bands in the valley. Reopened in 1997, the band had quite a rich history, winning city/state championships, performing for former presidents, performing at theme parks and having outstanding members going on to great things. I advise students that know how to play a musical instrument to join our Cleveland Marching Cavaliers Band. There may be other excellent music programs to try, such as Jazz Band, Choir, and Beginning Instruments if you wish to learn a new instrument!

- submitted by a student
no rating August 07, 2007
I graduated from Cleveland High School in 2005 when the school became a California Distinguished School and it is an excellent school that I'd HIGHLY recommend. I transferred to Cleveland from North Hollywood Highly Gifted Magnet and was accepted into a school with a great atmosphere and staff. All the kids were friendly and all the teachers were accepting. I was in the SAS program and the majority of the teachers are truly dedicated to their subjects. I received a great foundation for college and am reaping the benefits of it now. Diversity is excellent, the Humanities Magnet is beyond excellent, the location is nice, and the student body consists of bright individuals. Discipline is firm, but the disciplinarians are respected--not hated. Sports teams are top notch. Couldn't recommend this school more.

- submitted by a student
March 28, 2007
Cleveland Humanities Magnet program is probably the best in the entire LA Unified. If you think your kid is gifted and works hard, this is the place for him to know what is real challenge. Don't be fooled by the word 'Humanities'. The math and science programs are just as good. You won't regret your decision.

- submitted by a parent
January 12, 2007
Cleveland has one of the most amazing Humanities Programs. I'm currently attending this magnet and it has taught me SO much more than I ever imagined I could learn. Most of the magnet kids are really close and I can't ever say enough about it overall. I have never met a more dedicated groupd of teacher either!

- submitted by a student
May 04, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
March 11, 2006
Cleveland just got a honor of Distinguished High School. As a result, the school population has considerably increased. The classes were so crowded, the halls were so crowded. The teacher could not meet the standard of monitoring the class as they used to.

- submitted by a student
January 13, 2006
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- submitted by a student
August 19, 2005
Cleveland High School is entitled 'The California Distinguished School' for a purpose. There is an ample amount of academic programs ranging from the well-known Humanities magnet to the SAS program that fits to the needs of the student. Whatever the course a student may choose, it will always benefit them for the future; whether in writing skills or just confidence in general. The teachers are always there to see that your goals are met. Each of them has a unique and effective way of teaching. Furthermore, when it comes to extracurricular activities you would be sure to keep busy with the strenuous, but worthwhile classes you choose to have. Everyone who gets involved in the school, especially the staff and the parents, show that there is an unending progress in Cleveland, wherever the subject may be. In short, Cleveland is everything that could be.

- submitted by a student
August 04, 2005
As a student of cleveland, I know very well the type of school that it is. To most people cleveland seems like and underperforming school, who has for long held the reputation of being a 'bad' school. I would have to say that cleveland is one of the best schools in california. What other school do you know to provide its students with a variety of choices in school programs such as the humanities magnet, the media academy program, the art program or the AP driven SAS program. CHS offers students the ability to choose what areas to focus on, and with the help of the teachers who are always there to help make the whole learning experience fun and worthwhile. In short no one can really judge a school unless they themselves have gone there and seen the type of school that it is, and now CHS is Distinguished.

- submitted by a student
July 17, 2005
This year Cleveland was nominated for the California Distinguished School and they got it. Music isn't the biggest thing at Cleveland. The orchestra was only, at the largest, 10 people, and the band/marching band is not too great.

- submitted by a former student
June 08, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
April 23, 2005
This high school has a lot of extracurricular activties. It recently becaome distinguished and it has a lot of potential.

- submitted by a student
April 19, 2005
Academic programs exceed all expectations. Music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities are plentiful. A substantial amount of parents are involved.

- submitted by a parent
April 08, 2005
This school is by far one of the greatest schools, I believe because not only are all the teachers really involved but the student really care about their grades. I've also seen a lot of parent involvement and it makes me happy that parents are joining in their students studies. This school offers tons of academic classes as well as a lot of extra cirrucular activites and sports. I have a lot of friends who have gone here and now a lot of them have graduated from college and are going on to law school and some even own their own bussiness! It's a great foundation for your student and he/she will definitly be successful at this school.

- submitted by a former student
March 25, 2005
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- submitted by a student
March 02, 2005
Excellent magnet program. Really prepared me for college.

- submitted by a former student
December 02, 2004
Two of my children attended the Humanities Magnet. It required a lot of writing and reading, but it challenged them in all kinds of ways and they both ended up going to great colleges and being among the most prepared students there. The Magnet teachers research and write educational 'packets' that include original writing, and then coordinate what they teach so that all the humanities are interrelated...that includes philosophy, art history, literature, anthropology, politics, and sociology. Because it is a school within a school, the students all get to know each other very intimately. It's not for kids who hate to read or write, but for ones who do, there is no better program around.

- submitted by a parent
November 20, 2004
This is an amazing school. Its academic features are amazing and it provides valuable lessons that impact your future. I have enjoyed my time here.

- submitted by a parent
November 10, 2004
My college experience began when I started school at Cleveland. Recommended to me by junior high counselors and my magnet director, Cleveland was introduced to me as a school where the 'b.S.' Of typical high schools was an antiquated part of the past! No jocks or giggly-mid-rift girly-girls got there way easily b/c they had to have the brains to prove their point! Even the cheerleading squad had to mainatin a high gpa and take a vigorous course load to wear the cavalier jersey! The teachers (mostly-magnet) I had were 'seasoned-professionals' who knew what angle to play to get under the skin of many a quizzical juevenile mind. They taught me how to critically think about history-art-philosophy-literature-economics-politics... As well as build up the self-confidence to present my ideas in a forum of free exchange that prepared me for UC Berkeley & beyond. Viva Mr. Linn!

- submitted by a former student
June 16, 2004
My son has now attended CHS for the past two years and has found it to be challenging. He has been in the JROTC classes for two years and it has helped him to grow up and see just what is going on in the world around him. Discipline is a key word at this school and the students relate to this. A great group of counselors who treat the students on a one on one basis when working out their goals in life. I have not had much connection with the teachers but my student feels comfortable with their ways of teaching and it shows in his grades. I have no complaints.

- submitted by a parent
June 13, 2004
I think that this is an amazing school! The teachers here really help the students and they do well in the SAS program. I would recommend this school to those parents who have gifted children. Their minds will be challenged to the fullest of abilities. The staff is really helpful and kind to all the students. Send your freshmen here and I guarantee that their four years here will the best going here at one of the best schools in the state.

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2004
My son graduated from Cleveland in June 2000. His high school years were not the easiest for all involved and Cleveland was not the 1st school he attended. This school was much more attentive and he felt like people actually cared about the issues he was dealing with whether socially or academically. With the staff's help and guidance from them and myself and hard work from my son, he succeeded in graduating on time, with pretty good grades and a better outlook on life. I have a daughter who is a junior there now and it is her 3rd year. Her issues are not the same as my son's. She has several AP classes and is involved in extra curricular activiites. She is blossoming with the teaching she is receiving. It all comes down to you get what you put into it. Different students have different needs, the parent must be willing to walk the path with the student, if necessary. The teachers/school can not do it alone. I have 2 more children who hope to attend Cleveland also.

- submitted by a parent
February 22, 2004
Amazing school. Very challenging and fun with a lot of advanced courses available.

- submitted by a student
February 17, 2004
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- submitted by a student
November 21, 2003
I graduated in 1994 from the Humanities Magnet. I can't tell you how valuable my education has been in my adult life. The teachers are respectful and really do care about the welfare of their students. Discipline problems are handled in a professional, appropriate manner. Though band was discontinued during my enrollment, apparently it is back. Nice, secure campus with amazing technical capabilities.

- submitted by a community member
September 17, 2003
the teachers, and staff treat the students like pure dirt. like every student is immature, and misbehaving, when there is however alot of mature students attending cleveland, but the counselors/teachers dont care. i would suggest sending your kids to a better more respective school.. or else if your a student even over 18, expect to get yelled, and cursed at by some of the very very in experienced teachers. i think the teachers think they can just take theyre anger out on any student and just get away with it. The reason why i transfered. dont ateend this school.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2003
My daughter graduated on June 19, 2003 and started College last week. She did really well and the teachers, counselors and Principal should be awarded a medal for patience, understanding and perseverance. Thanks to all!

- submitted by a parent
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Grover Cleveland Charter High School
8140 Vanalden Avenue, Reseda, CA  91335
(818) 885-2300
Last modified Grover Cleveland Charter High School is a Charter school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Grover Cleveland Charter High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 53 reviews. Top