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451 McClatchy Way
Sacramento, CA 95818

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March 16, 2015
I am/was very disappointed with this school. Some of the teachers were very nice and the small size was very convenient, but many of the staff members are very biased. Especially the principal. The principal showed extreme favoritism to her son when he attended the school and even when he changed schools. She bent the rules for him. She also had a tenancy to show favoritism towards students of a particular background. A few student would get multiple drug and aggression related suspensions and never got expelled or kicked out. Many students scream profanities and destroy school property, yet very little is done. A particular teacher spoke so much about herself that very little was done in her class, making the following year very difficult. There is a lot more I could say, but to summarize it, the students and some of its staff are very biased, the projects can have very short deadlines, there are a lot of projects requiring you to work with others, some teachers are heavily religion based, and punishment is not taken very seriously. I do not think this is a very good school.

- submitted by a student

June 13, 2014
My grandson has attended HPHS since the 9th grade, graduated class of 2014. I highly recommend this if your child is interested in the health profession or not. The teachers are great!!! The principal keeps up on events, testing etc weekly. I am very happy with the school as a whole. They have great sponsors, such as Kaiser and UC Davis, just to name a couple. It is a small campus, which I love, but they have the latest equipment to help your child. It is a great school and I am proud to say my child went there. My granddaughter will be attending there in the fall. Go Jaguars!!!!

- submitted by a parent

May 19, 2014
I have two students in AABHPHS - Senior and freshman. This school is best in teaching as staff is very dedicated. This school is educating young students to become responsible citizens by involving them into Community work and lot of opportunities are provided to explore Medical fields so that students can make right decisions for their future life. If your student is hard working, he or she can definitely use the opportunities and guidance provided by staff. The school provides regular high school education as well as coaches in Medical fields. Even if your child doesn t want to go into Medical field at the end of high school, he/she will be well prepared for university or college life as well as future life at the end of senior year. Also, this is a small campus school which provides close interaction of your child with school staff. The students wear scrub uniform on four days of the week which I believe bring discipline in life. I would recommend to all high school age students parents to definitely consider bringing your child for a shadow day and checking out this school. You will not regret your decision for sure. I am glad I made this choice for my children.

- submitted by a parent

May 16, 2014
I have an 11th grader at HPHS and I couldn't be happier! The types of experiences these students are exposed to are incredible! Some job shadowed a surgeon, interned at the Capitol, UC Davis medical students teach the kids how to suture pigs feet, all 11th graders are certified in CPR and First Aid, and they take the students to visit college and UC campuses as well as allowing students to start their college classes when they are 16 years old and get high school credit too. Most of the teachers put their heart and soul into the students and want them to be successful. It's a small schoo with a safe environment and they have intramural basketball and soccer teams along with dance and cheer and the kids can play CIF sports at West Campus so they don't miss out on that part of high school. I wish they had a school like this when I went to high school! Parents get involved, the school wants you to!

- submitted by a parent

May 15, 2014
I have been teaching at HPHS for the past 9 years (since the school opened in 2005). I absolutely love teaching here - working with our students and staff members has been an amazing experience! I wouldn't want to teach anywhere else. We have extremely dedicated people on our campus and I am proud to be a part of it.

- submitted by a teacher

April 18, 2011
As a graduating senior this year, I have seen this school go from the good and the bad. This school is great for the kind of student that requires the kind of attention that a 500+ student campus needs. The classes are challenging enough to keep the average student entertained, while at the same time, students who require higher levels of instructional material will be wanting more. Thankfully, we are allowed to take classes at the local community college for free (with books) after sophomore year. The teachers are great and they know when to look after the students. Although the school is lacking in school pride, student organizations are looking to increase it. Over all HPHS is a great school with a bit of diversity. Students have been known to come from all over the Sacramento region and focus in their learning. GO CLASS OF 2011!

- submitted by a student

March 22, 2011
I graduated Health Profession High School (HPHS) in 2009. When I attended the school, we had a great variety of students and teachers. As an inaugural class member, I can only speak on the experiences I have seen at HPHS as a pioneering student. I had many opportunities to excel academically and prospectively. As students our opinion were heard and implemented. Great school at the time but, as my class graduated many good teachers and administrators were leaving; the academic progression at this school was coming to halt and we were loosing credibility as a specialized small high school.

- submitted by a student

February 18, 2011
I am currently a Senior at AABHPHS but unlike the other reviews mine isn't a good one....back in 2009 it was a great school i love our school til we started having issues with everything else. last year is when everything change....including our school hours and our schedule which everyone love and if you were already used to the schedule and system it really messed everything up...at first the school can seem like the right place especially since the teachers are so nice but the school it self sucks along with its management. And they seem to have a special fondness of allowing the students no freedom. I am more then glad to graduate from this school just so I never have to see it again.

- submitted by a student

October 11, 2009
My daughter has been a student at Health Professions since her freshman and is currently a junior. The faculty members are excellent and above my daughter is doing very well in school. She plans to become and Registred Nurse and with the way things are going, I am confident she will succeed!

- submitted by a parent
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September 24, 2009
Im a junior class of '11! mr perry needs to stay permanitt with ms. Clayton. Without them this school is out of control and nothing!

- submitted by a student
no rating
March 20, 2009
well i currently a 9th grader at hphs. in the beginning of the school year i didnt want to be here at all, but now i know this is the right school for me. if i had gone to a bigger high school i know i wouldnt have been focused on my work and i would be distracted by boys and drama. hphs is a small, safe, and nice high school. it is the right place for you even is you are not interested in the medical field.

- submitted by a student

November 05, 2008
My son goes to this school, I see it has a wonderful campus and staff. His teachers have a lot of hands on activities and stays in touch with parents! Love this school!

- submitted by a parent

October 21, 2008
I am a Sophomore at HPHS (2011 graduation year) and am unsure of this school. It seems to me that most of the population does not want to be there, and many people of the africvan american population in the school resorts to pulling the 'racist card' to get what they want. I love the teachers and the hands'on learning, but there is an extreem amount of drama. I have personally been verbally attacked IN CLASS by a fellow student for asking her to be quiet because i could not here the teacher (she was gossiping very loudly with her friend on the other side of me), and the teacher did nothing. Also, the variety of classes is not what is needed and the staff does not allow the students to take charge of their own education. Also, there isn't much school spirit.

- submitted by a student
no rating
September 27, 2008
i hate this school. its horrible especially if your different from other students. theres a lot of fights off school capus, because students ride rt. the majority of the fights are due to the high female population. the location is also not very good for students that walk to school. the curriculum is also very limited. for some pupils the small school is appreciated, but for others its easier to spread rumore. all the students know one another and rumors spread quickly. i do love the hands on learning and the medical/health classes but i wouldnt recomend attending this school if you cant handle the drama.

- submitted by a student

August 21, 2008
I go to health profissions high and i am now going to become a sophmore of the year 08-09 , and the overall quality of the school is outstanding.. the teachers are great and the activities and labs are at their maximum....

- submitted by a student

October 30, 2006
Two months in to the year, my impression is that this is a terrific school. The teachers are extremely dedicated and are available to the kids before and after school and at lunch, the campus is beautiful, administration has strict rules for dress and behavior, but is caring and dedicated to keeping the kids safe and respected. My daughter, who was previously at a Catholic school, is having a wonderful experience.

- submitted by a parent
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Arthur A. Benjamin Health Professions High School
451 McClatchy Way, Sacramento, CA  95818
(916) 264-3262
Last modified Arthur A. Benjamin Health Professions High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Arthur A. Benjamin Health Professions High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 25 reviews. Top