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9-12
Public district
Romoland, CA
Students enrolled: 2,710
 

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26000 Briggs Road
Romoland, CA 92585

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(951) 325-5447
(951) 325-5449
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May 19, 2015
This school has the potential to be fabulous. I feel strongly that the academic success and opportunities at this school are not correctly represented by the district office, the school admin, and even the school website. My daughter participated in some amazing learning and progressive academic settings before graduating. But, the marketing and representing of the school have always disappointed. It is the opposite of a school with tons of hype and no substance. Can we start by having an effective and up-to-date website? I know budgets are tight. But this school needs to compete with highly marketed nearby schools. The school's website doesn't even begin to do it justice.

- submitted by a parent

February 04, 2015
I've had years of involvement with Heritage HS due to my nieces' & nephew's attendance. In working at a nearby school, I've noticed a pattern of parents transferring their children out of the Perris HS District. Sadly, momentum can hurt. There are many exceptional teachers at this school. Heritage has quickly made a name for itself in several academic & sports areas. The biggest problem is that the people hired & placed in the responsibility of interacting with the public are not in line with the hiring standards for teachers. I've personally experienced such antagonism that I've wondered if this is addressed in hiring or training.. Most office staff are nice when supervisors are around or when its very slow. I resent being treated this way when I'm there to support the teacher-student relationship . For our family we've learned how to reach the teachers & work together, & we have 2 well-prepared HHS grads in college so far. Please be wary of parent reviews when so many parents blame the school for their own shortcomings. I've seen this so much in my own kids' schools. Heritage HS does have the options for your kids' greatness. It's what they make of it.

- submitted by a community member

August 15, 2014
Poor teaching and communication from admin and teachers. I am ready to transfer my kids to Paloma Valley; no leadership from Principal

- submitted by a parent

August 10, 2014
in dealing with this school for several years, we have found it to be overall above-average. there are some fabulous, dynamic teachers doing and accomplishing great things. I would say the worst things are a few defensive, impatient, school representatives in a couple of the offices, and the dangerous highway that must be faced when entering and exiting the school. the main intersection is a death trap.

- submitted by a parent

April 02, 2014
I have had 3 kids in this school and a fourth one next year. Most of the teachers do care. Is there a few who dont of course thats in all schools. It isnt school fault that some parents havent taught their kids manners they do their best. Most security guards know kids by name and if your an involved parent get to know them. Sports that is biggest problem. If you dont buy softball coach gifts sit the bench. Most drama there is with coaches and the drama they add. Otherwise great place to learn. Fairchild is #1 all the,way.

- submitted by a parent

August 12, 2013
this is an overall horibble school teachers are rude, counseling office are rude they're just too stuck up. They need to stop being so ignorant and make changes with the way they teach. Security guards are always too busy flirting with the girls they don't even notice all these kids ditching school. This school honestly pays no attention to you what so ever unless you play football or you are a parent of one of the players. if I could give it no stars I would. Save your time, gas and time!!!!! don't take your kids here best school there is here is tahquitz and im saying this because I had two students here and like some parents said awhile back they don't learn anything here just go and hangout and waste time because that's what teachers there allow them to do.

- submitted by a parent

February 20, 2012
Looks like we will be moving just to send our child to a good school district, such a shame when my daughter know the reputation it has and does not want to go there.

- submitted by a parent

June 07, 2011
Agree with the previous parent about the counselors treating parents, especially ones that only have part-time custody with less than the proper respect. I know a parent who fits that description and while not treated "badly" was treated like the "lesser" parent who was only on a "need to know" basis. Excuse me? We are talking about a PARENT here. The relationship between the ex and that parent should not matter and the other parent shouldn't have been "Advised" of the visit beforehand as if giving consent. I guess volunteer hours go a LONG way in this school. Oh by the way, the kid ran out of school and had his other parent pick him up. Great security guys!

- submitted by a community member

June 06, 2011
I have had my children attend Heritage since it opened. Although some things have improved over the years (more electives and AP courses have been added to the curriculum), there is one critical issue that keeps Heritage from being an outstanding school for kids. Heritage is still an adult-centered institution rather than a student- centered environment. There continues to be a feeling of "we" (teachers, some counselors, and principal) versus "them" (parents). When parents try to get involved in their children's progress at school, they are treated as problem parents. Students have to fail first before they are offered opportunities to enroll in support classes. For the most part, parents have expressed their disappointment in math instruction at the school. Instead of teachers learning to use more current teaching methods, they still teach math like it was taught in the old days. Unfortunately, they blame the students and former teachers instead of looking in the mirror. Sure, Heritage won a Title 1 award, but they need to thank their feeder middle schools for teaching the 6th and 7th grade standards better to improve pass rates on the CAHSEE and to parents for hiring tutors.

- submitted by a parent

April 01, 2011
My son is a freshman and my daughter is a Senior. To me it has been a great school for them, the teachers are great!! The band teacher takes more of his time than what he should with the students. As an active Volunteer Heritage has more 3.5 gap than I have ever seen before in high schools. As a military family and being stationed in different states for the past 21 years, we are very proud to have this school in our neighborhood. The discipline may not be as strong, but that's our jobs as parents to check up on our children, and be sure they are being responsible. Love this school !!!!! I will say to any parent, put your child in Band or FFA they are a great resource to the students staying out of trouble.

- submitted by a parent

November 15, 2010
Poor administration with selective discipline measures. The teachers work hard but have litlte or no support from Principal.

- submitted by a parent

September 11, 2010
My student has attended Heritage High School since the day it opened its doors in August 2007. She is near the top of her class academically, and is rated in the top tier of students nationwide. I credit the excellent teaching staff and her wonderful Music Director, Mr. Dwight Asberry. I encourage any parent of an incoming freshman to enroll their student in the Band & Pageantry program at HHS. Music is an important component to a well-rounded education, and my daughter's involvement with the "Mighty Patriot Regiment" is one of the reasons I am proud to recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent

August 17, 2010
its difficult to read reviews from parents & know where the accountability problem lies...with the parent, the school, or both. my son attends this school. overall, we are happy with the product. we've encountered many hard-working, efficient & effective people. it appears there are a few bad apples. we are thankful to the many who have made a difference for our son, & frustrated with the few who are obviously burnt out & not being held accountable. i can't imagine attempting to teach some of the kids who are the product of today's parents as a whole. we are truly thankful to those who take the time & energy to see each child as an individual & push them to their potential. our biggest concern is the arrival & dismissal. parents speeding, dropping kids off in the middle of the street, illegal u-turns, etc. it is horrible & beyond dangerous.

- submitted by a parent

June 23, 2010
Parents, run don't walk away from this school. Teachers and administration are useless.Principle is not equipped to handle this school. My son learned nothing in the 2 years he was there. I just wish I would of got him out sooner. Don't waste your time here, look into other options for your student, you will be glad you did!

- submitted by a parent

June 22, 2010
My son just finished his Freshman year at Heritage, and thank goodness we were able to get a transfer out of the horrible Perris Union School District. This high school is one of the better ones in the district, but that isn't saying much. A promising band program is being all but destroyed by a district and ASB that give it no support whatsoever--in fact, they appear to be trying to deliberately destroy it. Minimal parental support too; 10% of the parents do 90% of the work and financial support. Teachers are ok, but not outstanding in our experience.

- submitted by a parent

March 26, 2010
Administration is a hit or miss. Some of them will do for the kids and back it up. Some are only there to give you lip service. Nothing like having one email you one thing and have another email you something else. All I could answer back was, so which answer is true. The Band program, students are awesome, talented students. But that is all it has going for it. There are a couple teachers who have no businss teaching anywhere or being near kids. Over all kids have a better chance at this High School then most around here to do great things. Just have to overcome the few negatives.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
March 16, 2010
A big modern high school with only 1 way in and 1 way out?...and on a highway, on top of it? I literally cannot believe the unsafe conditions during morning drop-off. parents violating all traffic rules...kids getting out of cars while stopped at the corner and walking through the traffic? Many schools have challenging drop off conditions...and a few parents who think the rules don't apply to them...but this is chaos...an emergency situation.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
February 24, 2010
My son has attended this school for 2 years. It has a poorly run staff, teachers are always replaced with substitutes. No focus at all on academics, only sports. Lots of drugs and discipline problems there. Horrible school district. (Perris Union High School District)

- submitted by a parent

October 12, 2009
Participated in a recent Open House with my daughter and two grandchildren who are attending Heritage High. As a former teacher and government administrator, I was impressed with the involvement and friendliness of the teaching staff with students. Both my daughter and I have had excellent relationships with the counselors and we recently joined the PTSA at the school. Will keep you posted as to further progress in our relationship with this school.

- submitted by a community member

October 09, 2009
I like this school but there isnt a really really good agriculture department. The transportation to the school is awsome...the bus driver keeps the kids under coltrol and the bus is always clean and we are always on time.

- submitted by a student
no rating
September 28, 2009
Great Academic teachers. They really show that they love their jobs.

- submitted by a parent

September 28, 2009
Administrative staff are functional. The teachers we have had the last two years have been great. They are all about learning and seem to enjoy their jobs. There are lots of extra programs for the students. Do not go here for the Band, you will not like your experience.

- submitted by a parent

August 22, 2009
ive been going here since i was a freshmen [junior now] this school is alright i guess the coaches are cool except tht not only tht they are coaches they are teachers too so they stink at teaching. but they are good coaches. needs more electives an more teachers tht arent coaches.

- submitted by a student
no rating
August 21, 2009
to me heritage is a good school right now im a freshmen that came from boulder ridge middle school and i think it is a real good school lol well anyways i hope you pick heritage high school for your kid(s)

- submitted by a student
no rating
August 15, 2009
The scool seems really good on rules.My son is entering into 12th grade so we will see, He really likes this school and drives alittle farther but he says its worth it,its better then Perris High where my Dauther went , were pipe bomb threats and fights broke out all the time Thank you Heritage we fell a little safer.

- submitted by a parent

July 14, 2009
Do not let the beautiful campus fool you like it did me. Heritage high school has proven to be unable to provide the necessary recources that us students need to excell. This school was built around sports and overlooked the true necessities such as good teachers and an AP program that would be successful in giving students a chance to excell. The AP courses are a joke and give student little chance to pass the Ap test. The teachers as well as the principal seem to be focused on sports and the school's athletic reputation rather than academic success. I went from straight A's to B's and C's because lack of support from teachers and councelors. The staff has benn informed by multiple students of these issues but points the finger at the students. This school is focused on the needs of the athletes and the advanced kids are ignored.

- submitted by a student

June 06, 2009
My son has attended Heritage since it opened. I admit it is a beautiful and seems to be a safe campus, but the instruction desperately needs to be improved. It seems as though most of the staff has been hired because they can be athletic coaches rather than high quality teachers. Teachers claim that they have students take notes all day to prepare them for college. All they are doing is disengaging students from learning, especially special needs learners (gifted students and struggling learners). At Back-to-School nights (both years), all of the teachers who are coaches identify themselves as coaches first, then as teachers. This pretty much sums up what their priorities are. Instead of designing hands-on or interactive lessons to initially teach the concepts well, they spend most of the time at end of grading periods designing extra credit projects/make up work because so many of their students are failing.

- submitted by a parent

June 03, 2009
Heritage is an excellent school. The class selection is only limited due to the fact that there are no seniors. Next year the school will have all 4 levels of students and the full scope of classes. This has been a wonderful school for my daughter. No problems, wonderful teachers and wonderful help from the counselors!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
June 03, 2009
Heritage high school is a pretty good school. i like it. it has great teachers and counselors. fair amount of classes to choose from as well.

- submitted by a student

March 22, 2009
The campus is very beautiful, indeed. But class selection is very limited. Also, way too many students here use drugs and are failing. I am switching to homeschooling over the summer..

- submitted by a student
no rating
December 02, 2008
I went to heritage and i think that it was not a good school the teachers/ counclers were not helpful at all.

- submitted by a student

November 23, 2008
i go here && its amazing.

- submitted by a student

May 31, 2008
this is an amazing school!!

- submitted by a parent

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Heritage High School
26000 Briggs Road, Romoland, CA  92585
(951) 325-5447
Last modified Heritage 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.
Heritage High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 37 reviews. Top