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701 Wildcat Boulevard
Rocklin, CA 95765

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(916) 632-6500
(916) 435-2542
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March 21, 2014
Having my third son now a Sophomore at WHS- I have to say that I couldn't be more pleased with the level of education, sports and school activities. Administration and teachers seem to do a great job with their respective duties.

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2013
Absolutely outstanding school! The kids are good, overachieving kids, there is very minimal drug use which seems to be a very big problem at Lincoln High School. The kids are very respectful and are college-bound. I recommend this school to anyone in the area.

- submitted by a community member
August 12, 2013
As a student I loved going to Whitney. The teachers are great at their jobs and there is so much to get involved with. The school spirit is phenomenal. I just finished my first year of college and I feel that Whitney High prepared me for the rigors and challenges of college.

- submitted by a student
May 23, 2013
I have a freshman at Whitney and so far, he has had an overall positive experience there. He has commented that he had more homework compared to the homework at the middle school he attended in Rocklin. It seems like it has been a breeze his freshman year getting all A's in his classes. My concern is if the teachers are preparing the students for what is to come at the college level especially after reading one of the comments from a previous student that Whitney did not prepare them for the challenging college courses. Also, why is Rocklin High still scoring 20 points higher than Whitney on API?

- submitted by a parent
April 10, 2011
The teachers are very demanding. The art teacher is really talented and brings out the best in her students. The music instructor is very detail-oriented while he multitasks with all those different musical groups. The support staff was wonderful, helpful and patient with helping my daughter choose her courses for next year. She is quite the drama queen and excited to particiate the the wonderful drama group next year. The JV football coach somehow has managed to motivate my lazy, but smart, Freshman into being on time and excited to work for early morning practice three days a week. They even keep us apprised of college scholarship opportunities! Every teacher and all the support staff give their best efforts daily, and it shows!

- submitted by a parent
July 31, 2010
Whitney is a young school that has many accomplishments to boast in its short existance. It has an excellent academic program with great test scores and great sports programs as well. Whitney has accomplished more in just a few years than most schools do in 10 years. Maybe someday it will get the recognition it deserves considering the amount of negativity thrown across town by some of the students and parents from Rocklin High. We live in the same town people, lets root for ALL the kids in our town to do well.

- submitted by a parent
June 03, 2010
Whitney High does have an amazing faculty and a beautiful campus, but as a previous student I feel that their teaching methods set us students up for failure. Everyone I know, including myself, in college agrees that college is about a hundred times harder than what the Whitney prepared us for. There are no essential skills in college, and if you fail a test you can not just simply retake it the way we could at Whitney. How our English teachers showed us to format our essays is nothing like how college professors want an essay, and in college you cannot turn in late assignments the way we could at Whitney. Sure Whitney had great spirit and events, and parents seem to love it for the community involvement. But Whitney High doesn't prepare you well for the real world.

- submitted by a student
March 18, 2010
my daughter loves this place. she gets help when she has asked for it. good leadership

- submitted by a parent
March 04, 2010
Every event and every fundraiser I have been to or been involved in which are quite a few have and awesome parent support and involvement! WHS Parent Involvement ROCKS!

- submitted by a parent
March 03, 2010
While WHS has some of the best test scores and what-not around I don't feel I actually learned anything in my 4 years of attendance here. I graduated a year ago and now, while attending junior college like most WHS graduates I have found that the way they've prepared us is flawed. WHS teaches kids how to skate by, and if you fail anything, you can retake it. sure, wow it is easy to pass, but what you get out of it is very little unless you really push yourself or are in AVID or something. Oh, and there are alot of crime-like problems here. People's belongings, as well as teacher's keys and computer parts are always being stolen. And there are ALOT of kids on drug. On thing I must say, about 99% of the teachers are amazing. But it seems even they get discouraged with the grading at times.

- submitted by a student
October 23, 2009
Great school.It has this 'feel at home' feeling to it everytime I go there to pick up my kids,attend school programs.The staff are very helpful&pleasant. I'm so glad my kids go there.

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2009
I love, love, love this school. I couldn't be happier. I do have at lease one teacher who I don't understand, but all my other teachers and wonderful, and funny, and just so exciting to learn with. Art is very much encouraged at this school and everyone has great sportsman ship. We have some of the coolest atheletes and coaches and some of the most interesting clubs. The only way you could fail at Whitney High is if you don't do your homework or you don't ask questions. I feel safe around teachers which is a huge thing and they are always there for you. Negative things: Just the usual occasional crazy students and the principal. She isn't a bad principal, just annoying and I could disagree with a few of her opinions and rules. For a good education and a comfortable campus, go to WHS. Go Cats!

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August 16, 2009
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May 14, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
March 15, 2009
outstanding campus! great, supportive teachers and wonderful staff!my son is doing great at whitney!

- submitted by a parent
February 15, 2009
i think it will be a long time before we see a school like this being buiilt ,what a beautiful school.

- submitted by a community member
January 15, 2009
I have a son and a daughter attending Whitney High School and I am very impressed with the staff. They have a great balance of youthful energy and communicating expectation. The kids are active in athletics and leadership activities and have developed a strong sense of self, as a result. My eldest is part of the first class to go 4 years at Whitney and find it tough to imagine a better experience for her.

- submitted by a parent
November 20, 2008
Faculty and staff are some of the most youthful and dedicated to excellence that I have seen come from a high school. Especially taking in to consideration that the school has only been open for a few years.

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October 14, 2008
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October 09, 2008
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- submitted by a student
September 05, 2008
WHS actually improved their API again from 810 to 824. It's been 3 years now and the school is almost fully populated. Next year's result will be the indicater of WHS since the first batch of Rocklin High transfers already graduated in June. Overall, I think the school is successful in building academic momentum. My son is on his 2nd year in WHS and we have not seen or noticed any bullying. Maybe the previous parents post is a one-time occurrence. I must admit though that the school needs to be more diversified in its staff and students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 30, 2008
Beautiful campus, fantastic teachers, so much to offer a student - how unfortunate that the administration sweeps the bully problem under the rug. good kids are being transferred out, while troublemaking poorly performing students are only given a slap on the wrist for threats of physical violence and bullying. so much for zero-tolerance, anti-bullying rules here. We transferred our child out when, after 4 months of threats and verbal abuse against our child kept going ignored by the principal. What a shame that a very small number of troublemakers are ruining what could and should be one of the best schools around. Bottom Line: It doesn't matter what a school has to offer if the opportunities are not offered in a safe environment. And, please stop boasting about API scores the 1st 2 years of opening. The scores are high because most of the students attending WHS came out of Rocklin High School and Granite Oaks Middle School - 2 top performing schools in the area.

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May 22, 2008
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- submitted by a student
January 02, 2008
Awsome leadership at this school. Staff is very informative to the parents. The principal definetly knows what she is doing and she is doing it right!

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December 14, 2007
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December 12, 2007
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November 18, 2007
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November 08, 2007
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September 28, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
August 04, 2007
I am a parent of a child at Whitney High School. We actually live in the Rocklin High School District, but received an intradistrict transfer so our child could attend Whitney High. The quality of teachers at Whitney High is unbelievable, the campus extraordinary and the activities are plentiful. I am not sure how Whitney is any less safe than any other school as the other parent stated. Possibly they did not have one at Rocklin High. I have parented a child at each and assure you that there is a first class education to be had at Whitney.

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May 18, 2007
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April 23, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
January 10, 2007
I have two children at Whitney High School and I am quite pleased to have them there. All things considered, the effort that has gone into making this school successful during its one and a half year history is stunning. My children are very different in their approaches to school, yet I find that they each receive the type of input and attention they require to succeed. I occasionally hear some parents complaining about various issues, and am usually left flummoxed by what they have to say. Not because I think Whitney High has achieved perfection, but because so much effort is being made to reach it. I feel fortunate to have my sons there, and grateful to a staff that does so much to promote their success, often acting beyond what is required of them.

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2006
The scores for this second year high school are phenomenal. The second highest API scores in the County and one of the top ten for the region. The teachers pour their souls into the work and the students are now starting to respond. This school has some amazing faculty who have made it their life to enrich and encourage all of their students. Go Cats!

- submitted by a teacher
September 12, 2006
In the first year of its existence Whitney High School scored an 822 Academic Performance Index on the state standardized tests. Most districts are struggling to get their schools above the 800 mark. Surpassing that in the first year is unheard of. The teachers at WHS are the ones who were hand chosen for their expertise and motivation to take on the huge task of starting up a new school. The $83 million facility is state of the art including a 500-seat theater, professional TV studio, an orchestra, symphonic, jazz and marching bands, a culinary program and construction technology program. Sport teams placed high in district play the first year and the school has top of the line artificial turf football field synthetic track and and olympic pool. This year's juniors will be the first graduating class in 2007-8.

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August 31, 2006
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August 31, 2006
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- submitted by a student
February 28, 2006
This school is absolutely horrid!

- submitted by a parent
January 24, 2006
Some of the teachers at this school are very good, kind and generous individuals who do care. My child has a high grade point average and is taking rather difficult classes to prepare for college. But it makes no sense that the principal claims to care about a child's educational future yet not do all she can to make sure that they are safe and secure in a positive surrounding so they can perform to the best of their abilities. It is sad when your children have to be in danger at the only available campus in order to further their educational future.

- submitted by a parent
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Whitney High School
701 Wildcat Boulevard, Rocklin, CA  95765
(916) 632-6500
Last modified Whitney High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Whitney High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 39 reviews. Top