This school is very well rounded. Large sized campus including a wealth of athletic facilities, well kept, outstanding teachers, especially in language and arts and math. They're really all there for the students, my neighbors across the street all had their kids go there. The principal really cares, I can hear her talking on the intercom giving little motivational speeches to the students during the day. I've never seen any of the kids from the school do anything bad in my neighborhood. Diverse mix of about 1/3 each of white, black, and hispanic. The surrounding neighborhood is upscale, Shandin Hills and CSUSB area is home to houses in the 200-500 range, with a lot of newer and well kept middle and upper class apartment homes.
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.
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.
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!'
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....
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
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