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School leader Toni Miller
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District San Bernardino City Unified School District

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1200 Hill Drive
San Bernardino, CA 92407

(909) 881-8120
(909) 881-8141
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4 stars
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February 22, 2014
I note that there is no place to agree or disagree with the post (stars, thumbs up/down, comments, etc.). Cajon's profile is lacking: -more sports than listed (last year they were bumped up a league because they were winning almost all of the sports championships) -choirs, guitar classes, strings, band, drum-line and IB Music -MYP/IB program to advanced students -AVID -CAHSEE support classes -Special Ed/SDC/RSP support and classes -language support to students and parents who are just learning English -a massive amount of extra-curricular classes: auto shop, wood shop/cabinetry, a restaurant program, music/theatre/film classes, special classes with science labs held at CSU San Bernardino, Academic Decathlon, Mock Trial, Speech and Debate, French/German/Spanish classes, computing classes, and more. This is a great school in a very economically depressed and culturally/racially diverse neighborhood. Every year Cajon High School sends kids to Ivy League schools AND local colleges. I am proud that my kids had the privilege to attend Cajon.

- submitted by a parent
January 15, 2012
I love this school it is the best great music program great athletic skills this school has best school ever

- submitted by a community member
February 23, 2011
this school is the best school my sister goes there and its the best school there is

- submitted by a community member
May 08, 2010
I am a student there now and I believe that the programs, sports and academic wise, are the best in the district. But kids just have to stay focused;it's not the admin's or teacher's responsibility to keep them in line. Otherwise, you can pretty much do whatever you want. There are RARELY any fights or anything like that, and it's a really friendly, smart, school.

- submitted by a student
February 20, 2010
Im a freshman at Cajon High School and this is the best high school in the district! The staff is awesome! Your kid needs to attend here!

- submitted by a student
no rating February 18, 2010
cajon is definitely not the best school in the nation, not even in california; but it is doing better than the other schools in our district at the moment. the teachers actually care about the students-something i have found hard to find at the other schools in the county- and i personally know all the counselors and what they are best-known for because they are just that involved. it is not up to the faculty if a student requests help or receives the wrong attention; they can offer to intercede and comfort, but, seriously, some people just need to grow up. i commend my school for its efforts and, in the most annoying cheerleading voice ever, i scream 'go cowboys!'

- submitted by a student
January 11, 2010
Although the school is great for the IB program and all, administration does not care for the performing arts and every year it seems that it has become a priority to get rid of the performing arts ....a school is nothing without the arts and Cajon will deteriorate if this continues....

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December 13, 2009
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October 25, 2009
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October 22, 2009
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September 11, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating May 20, 2009
I graduated from this school in 2007 and out of all the high schools in the SBCUSD, Cajon is definitely number one in both academia and sports. Now when I say academia I mean the IB program. I highly recommend this school for anyone living in SB

- submitted by a student
no rating May 15, 2009
I realize Cajon is known for their academics, but for the children who struggle there seems to be no answers. Support from counselors were of no help at home and at time they seemed to be disconnected from the situation while talking to them

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 03, 2009
Cajon is definitely not that bad of a school. I blame to poor reputation of the parents. Some kids behave horribly and the teachers and principals are expected to be baby-sitters. Still, if you are considering going to Cajon from out of the district then it should be for IB classes. The college prep (poor name) courses are nothing special, similar to every other school in San Bernardino.

- submitted by a community member
December 04, 2008
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- submitted by a student
October 28, 2008
I love Cajon! im currently a sophmore and i cant imagine going anywhere else. Its sort of a small school but its big enough. Its really easy to get away with pretty much anything haha and the teachers dont really care, therefore if you want to succeed you have to have the motivation. If not its really easy to do whatever you want

- submitted by a student
September 24, 2008
As in a ll schools I have found that some teaches are interested in their students and some are just going through the motions. My student has found that his peers are just like the teachers. Just going thorugh the motions. Having little interest or motiavtion to complete assignments. I believe that this is because expectation are set low. I recently attended a 'College Fair' at the campus. Some of the schools listed on the agenda were not in attendance that were important to my son. I do not know why, but on the same night there was a fair at a school with higher househood incomes near by. I believe that this school should hold a trade school night in addition the college fair to meet the needs of other than college bound students. I observed students at the school seeking out their teachers for extra credit for their attendance.

- submitted by a parent
May 28, 2008
Our older sons graduated from Cajon in 1997 and 1999. The youngest will graduate this year. Over the years, the academics have been consistent. The office staff is awesome! With a few exceptions, the teachers have been supportive and dedicated and very easy to contact. The athletic programs are the best in the City.

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March 13, 2008
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- submitted by a student
February 24, 2008
There has been a lot of theft at Cajon. My son had his gym clothes stolen 4 times and his wallet(another time). He also had a DS stolen. The P.E. classes just let the kids roam to much. They have no control. I have seen the kids standing around in hallways and even in front of school while classes are in session. They have security camera's but I do not think they use them.

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February 05, 2008
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December 31, 2007
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- submitted by a student
December 17, 2007
I think Cajon High school is the best school compared to all the other ones located in San Bernardino, truly there are a lot of students who are involved in the school and thus the community. IB teachers defenetely help you out the most in reciving a great education it really does prepare you for college in my opinion. I am glad to be a part of this awsome school who is a school of choice! class of 2008!

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November 05, 2007
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September 18, 2007
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August 15, 2007
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- submitted by a student
July 13, 2007
Cajon High School is one of the best schools with excellent support from teachers, staff, and students. They always try to involve students in clubs, sports, and after school activities that increase their learning skills, educational performance, and even school spirit. As a student from Cajon, I would truly say, with all honor, that I am PROUD TO BE A CAJON COWBOY!! :) ~Cajon High School Senior Student - - Class of 2008!~

- submitted by a student
June 07, 2007
I think Cajon is a good school and most of the students there are learning. I wish the administration would do something about the loitering around campus.

- submitted by a parent
February 26, 2007
I transferred from Redlands High to Cajon High my sophomore year. I graduated from Cajon in 2002. It may not be the best high school but its a decent one. The bars around the school at times make you feel like you're in prison but if you think about it... it's there for the students protection (it not like its located in the best of places). Plus, it's not the only school with bars. Another thing I like about Cajon High is the fact that it's the only school in the San Bernardino school district that offers the IB program (which I was in for some time). The teachers do help if you ask them to and they try their best to make you understand. Give Cajon a try. I'm glad I did!

- submitted by a former student
February 15, 2007
Cajon is the best high school not only in the district, but in the Inland Empire. Their academics and athletic program is top notch. Students that want to work will succeed and others will fail. Real life experience here.

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2006
I have one daughter that attended for four years and graduated in 200 and one that is a junior this year. My experience with Cajon is that it is definitely a great school. It seems to be one of the best from what I've heard from other parents. Of course there are issues and snags along the way, but my concerns have always been addressed and the lines of communication are always open and I like that.

- submitted by a parent
June 28, 2006
as a former student there i will say it is a better school compaired to what is around. yet there are some things that could be changed like the class size but on the other hand the teachers there realy do care some like mr. d loves that school and well never leave because he can teach his auto class how he wants. alot of the teachers would agree with me in saying the joy of a teaching a student who wants to learn is the best and cajon has that mentality.

- submitted by a former student
no rating June 03, 2006
Cajon is a terrific school. Definitely recommended.

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March 06, 2006
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January 10, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
January 05, 2006
Four of my children have attended this school (2 still there). I have a 15 year old daughter in IB. All four of my kids have hated their Cajon experience. They feel like they are in prison during the day with the gates locked, security everywhere, and very little offered in the way of sports and other activities. My daughter has been in waterpolo for two years. The sports and educational programs are not alligned, so kids are hesitant to join any available sporting programs. My daughter does her best to pull 'A's' so the absences during games do not impact her too heavily. Consider your options elsewhere.

- submitted by a parent
September 29, 2005
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- submitted by a staff
August 26, 2005
The School does offer a good academic program, including AVID, AP And IB courses, college prep courses seem below par, but the teachers in the advanced programs really help. The school offers far less extracaricular activities than other public schools, I know of, and does not readily alert students.

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August 18, 2005
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August 15, 2005
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July 27, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
June 06, 2005
The PIB/IB & AVID/AP programs are the way to stay away from the gangs, drugs and other urban problems, The CP classes are often easy but they often are filled with over 40 students, most of whom have juvenile records.

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May 06, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
no rating April 16, 2005
Cajon is one of the better San Bernadino District high schools. The IB, AVID, and normal courses, provide a place for all kids on every level.

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March 05, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
July 01, 2004
Cajon isn't really that bad of a school. It just gets a bad rep from the papers. In fact, it is the safest school in the San Bernardino City Unfied School district. I should know, my dad works as a campus security officer for this district. My brothers and sisters have gone to Cajon. I am apart of the class of 2005, and I wouldn't dream of going to another school. Just because the Inland Empire papers try to bring down the schools, doesn't mean that the schools are really that bad.

- submitted by a student
May 13, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
no rating October 29, 2003
I have a two students who attend this school, one is in IB classes and one is not. The student that is in IB classes, to my surprise she received a poor work notice which is very uncommon with this student, she is usually an 'A' student. She has been under so much stress since attending Cajon her freshmen year. My other student is doing fine at this time.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2003
I attended this school in the advanced (IB) program for four years, and then went on to major in Drama at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. I value both the education I received and the practical skills that I gained. This is a good school for determined self-starters, who are willing to work exceedingly hard to get an international degree. The teaching staff for the IB program is often excellent, but consistently overworked, so students have to be willing to put in their own leg work. I would not reccomend this school for anyone not entering the IB program, or anyone that is not a true self starter. I, however, am truly proud of the education I received at Cajon.

- submitted by a community member
August 28, 2003
My child is presently going into his junior year at Cajon and has a wonderful experience. He was not a great student at the junior high level and has since then been a wonderful student. His freshman year he was put into a special program (the 9h Alternative program). He had two wonderful teachers that actually took the time out to help him with his education (or the lack thereof) and constantly pushed him to achieve more. I can't name names but Mr. C constantly kept in touch to give my son's progress and when and if my son was getting into his old habits. Mr. C cared and my son has seen the light!

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2003
I had a student attend Cajon her 9th and 10th grade years. She was in advanced (IB) classes and I was consistently unhappy with the teaching staff. Assignments received and lack of teacher support of students. The principal is inexperienced and teachers seem to run the school. Needless to say, I've removed my child from this school and this district as I've always pushed for excellence in my children and the teachers at Cajon do not seek excellence in their students or their teaching.

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August 25, 2003
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August 10, 2003
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- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2003
I had a child at this school for 2 years. My child was a straight 'A' student until attending this school. Things went great during the first semester as a freshman; but, when second semester came around, the teachers seemed to stop caring and did nothing to help the students who began to struggle with the material being 'taught.' During my child's sophomore year at Cajon, things got even worse. Many teachers allowed their student TA's to grade papers and enter scores. If the student TA didn't like you, then you failed the class no matter how much work you did. If they did like you, you could pass the class without even attending every day. My student was told by one teacher not to come to class anymore because of a failing grade. Some teachers even stated that they didn't want to teach students anything. They were there to show them how to do the bare minimum and if they wanted to learn more, they were on their own. My student is now transferring out of the district to a much better school where the parents and the teachers interact more and care about the welfare of each and every student.

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Cajon High School
1200 Hill Drive, San Bernardino, CA  92407
(909) 881-8120
Last modified Cajon 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.
Cajon High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 54 reviews.