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5353 Airway Road
San Diego, CA 92154

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September 24, 2013
I am a senior at SYHS and I am proud to say that san ysidro high school has shaped me into the person I am now teachers are simply amazing they put everything from their part whether it be tutoring before school ,after school or even during lunch just to see students succed . Now oir principal Mr.espinoza is simply the best ! He always encourages us to try our best and he always takes the time to know the students. Our school has not a lot of electives but the ones we have are the best starting from the medical pathway in which we have accomplished to be partners with UCSD. Our school is usually stereotyped just because it is close to the mexican border but that simply gives us a reason to prove those peopld wrong . Overall I love my school and I wouldn't change it for any other

- submitted by a community member
August 18, 2013
really good school classesare great and teachers in this school you feel safe sports are also good except for football

- submitted by a student
May 18, 2011
Does anybody do residency checks at this school? We had to leave Otay Ranch because we moved across the freeway. All my children have attended this school. Because of the crack down on residency checks we were unable to use someone else address and keep him there. He now attends San Ysidro high, the first thing I noticed when picking him up is all the BC plates. How is this fair? Why is this school not as strict as others? I normally don't care about this kind of thing as I think everybody is entitled to an education, but it's bs that my kid can't get into a school thats just down the road because of their residency boundary's but a kid living in another country can go to school here? And for the person who wrote about this being an economically disadvantaged community- do you realize this school is surrounded by a newer housing development and the average house is worth about $400-$500k? I think you have this school mixed up with South West or Montgomery. I live closer to Montgomery and that is a economically disadvantaged community. As far as the school itself, the staff isn't very helpful and the nurse is downright scary. Teachers seem to be alright, my sons grades have improved

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2010
I'm a mexican Mother of a San Ysidro High School you are wrong! This School have dicipline as well as results, my dauther have a 4 GPA and doing AP clases, the ones who don't make it its because they don't wan it, not because they are trying to survive as you sugested, teachers had been great and helpfull, what can I tell you As the old saying 'No one can as a Mexican'

- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2010
What do you expect from an economically disadvantage community. The median household family is about 25k a year. Do you think students think about school when they have to worry about surviving.

- submitted by a parent
April 01, 2010
Everything is Great Except the Teachers. I really Do not like any of them. They aren't Great at teaching but they are Great at treating us bad. :D

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February 15, 2010
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February 15, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
January 31, 2010
Hello, Im a proud mother because my son went to san ysidro high school and the teachers and counselors are very helpful and they help my son go to a Unviversitie (UCSD) with a 3.8 GPA and the principal is a really good principal and he always helps the students and hes strict and that school gives students the oppurtinity to express themselves and they have great ACTIVITIES!I recommend that school for anyone:)

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 28, 2010
My name is Jessica Osorio, I was a sophmore at San Ysidro High and as of now am attending Castle park high,and I can tell you first hand that the difference in schools is great! The staff is not nearly as motivated as they are in San Ysidro high. I can honestly say, i even miss ther uniform ! Not only are the students careless,they also give me advise about not doing my work,doing different drugs and even ditching class. At SYH I am proud to say we (they) live in the cougar way thre are plenty of differences and the greatest one is the warmth of the San Ysidro high students and staff; people here simply don't seem to care. Note: I do not intend to antagonize this school I just simply stated my opinion on both schools.

- submitted by a parent
January 14, 2010
I am a senior at syh and I have been here since 2006.my brother was in the first class to graduate from this school in 2006.This school has really got really far since it first opened.One thing I love about this school is the care that the teachers have for ther students.If you need any help in ur class ur teacher takes time during lunch or after school to help you.Since I have been here I have seen our ap scores go trough the roof.Take in mind that 95% of the school is latino.I have 2 brothers and 2 sisters 1 of my brothers and both of my sisters graduated from southwest high and didn't graduate with ther class.my other brother graduated and went on to community college.I am now geting ready to graduate with a 3.5 gpa and was accepted to SDSU and Arizona state.

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November 06, 2009
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October 15, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
October 13, 2009
San Ysidro High, The best high school in the state! In San Ysidro High the teachers actually care about the students, Speacially the principal, Mr. Espinoza. he really cares about us students, academicly and many other imporant ways. He is really strict but for our own good. I like the way he rules the school, he controls everything in the good way, 'the cougar way' responsible, on time, attitude and respect. we alweys fallowed it thanx to him thank you mr Espinosa and syh staff

- submitted by a student
October 13, 2009
i actually love this school, i love that this school is more united than the rest. They give the chance to every student and everyone is very friendly. My experience in other schools was not as good as this one, i am in love with it. The principal and the dicipline was my favorite. I love that the principal proved wrong everyones perspective about sanysidro; sanysidro high school is full of energy, dicipline, respect, and dedication. Teachers are very involved in students life in a very friendly way, makes students feel more comfortable and it makes people love school, i have to admit there has been problems in the school but the school has been growing by every second in a good way. and i really recommend it for other students(:

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September 03, 2009
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August 02, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
July 25, 2009
What San Ysidro teaches to its student is to wear a uniform which gives its staff more control of its students and the reason for that is because the students feel and are treated as children, not to say that they are adult's but my experience going into that school in my 11th year of school was that they were fearful of the staff and the childish behavior that many used only reflected the way they were treated.

- submitted by a student
June 05, 2009
this is one of the best schools ever everyone is very friendly and spirited

- submitted by a student
May 26, 2009
The only reason I've even given it three stars and not lower is becasuse of the schools band and NJROTC programs...These are the only 2 programs in which I have seen have kept my kids interested in working hard and working toward college schaloarships...parent meetings are geared toward the spanish only speakers...english only parents have been left out in the cold at this school!! They claim if your child goes under a certain GPA in a class, the parent in the second to know...I've never been informed of any of my kids grades when they've dropped below a C in a class...if you're going to claim to do something I believe teachers and the staff have a responsibility to keep us as parents informed before things go too wrong! And yet this schools band and NJROTC program have been so wonderful in involving us as parents in all their activities!!

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May 26, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2009
Compare to other schools of the district, san ysidro high has a lot of school spirit students are really involved and are friendly to each other

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November 11, 2008
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November 11, 2008
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April 13, 2008
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November 28, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
June 13, 2007
is a really good school were teachers show courage and care to students

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June 07, 2007
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- submitted by a teacher
February 10, 2007
This is an interesting school because it's only a few years old, but economically, it's in a disadvantaged part of the county so it's still a work in progress. The administration seems to be tough with a no holds bar attitude toward apathy & poor excuses. There are a lot of new & young teachers at this school & they themselves are developing their skills & reputation as well. Unfortunately, they have to spend a lot of time baby-sitting kids who hate school. I wouldn't say that this the attitude of most kids, but probably the majority. The kids who want to learn & want to realize their potential can end up losing if their environments are infested with apathy & idleness. Unfortunately, this is the reputation the community has. And why is it that most classes at this school do not begin till 9 am?

- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2006
I am very proud of syhs, academic programs are ok. I have two teens in this school; both of them are involved in sports since the freshmen year, making this a committment to get good grades in order to belong to a team. Uniforms are ok. They have more responsability getting involved in community service. The sports fields are beautiful! And the school looks clean and neat all the time. Go cougars!

- submitted by a parent
June 06, 2006
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- submitted by a teacher
June 05, 2006
San Ysidro High School has a dedicated staff and an amazing Principal! Their collective motivation and concern help to motivate the students to succeed. While many students are first generation high school attendees, they do not disappoint in their willingness to study hard in order to achieve.

- submitted by a teacher
May 24, 2006
I believe that san ysidro is a great school. My daughter who attends the school is doing well in school, and the staff are helpful. The uniforms are also a good idea since it provides a lesser issue to clothing and style. It helps by seeing the bigger idea, which is education. Overall, I believe san ysidro high is a great school.

- submitted by a parent
March 28, 2006
Hmmm, what can i say about SYH? This school is not racially diverse and does not let your children study in diverse environment. The school is quite packed with students and the campus is getting more and more crowded every year. The electives that we have at this school are miniscule. Though, the electives we do have are satisfactory. The music and art program as well as sports are ok. Though, i would like to see more electives such as accounting or economics that help kids towards their future. There arent any to my knowlegde offered. This school is quite plain and doesn't offer very much. But it's better than nothing.

- submitted by a student
January 11, 2006
This is one of the few schools in SD County that require students to use uniforms. I know some students don't like the idea, but as a parent I feel it gives the more control on students that don't belong in the campus. Staff, including counselors, nurses and teachers are always intentive to calls and concerns

- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2005
Academically there is not enough variety in the ap courses offered. How ever the school offers a great deal of oppertunity for all students to exceed with morning, advisory and after scool tutoring. Just about every sports team offered excludin club sports such as hockey.

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August 08, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
July 30, 2005
A friendly atmosphere with a dedicated principal who clearly cares for his students and staff.

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May 11, 2005
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- submitted by a teacher
April 06, 2005
San Ysidro High has worked hard to create an enviornment where students learn and are provided activities before, after and during school to motivate them to do well acedemically and become well rounded adults. There should be more parent involvement. Students and parents need to take attendance seriously. This school is full of new teachers. They are learning daily what works for them in classroom management. Some of the students in attendance are not serious about education and teachers spend a lot of time working in behavior and not subject matter. There are good teachers working to give our students a good education. My children enjoy this school and are very active in their classes and activities. Teachers and coaches need our support.

- submitted by a parent
February 25, 2005
Great afterschool program: dance, tutoring, electronic music class, etc. Campus only 3 years old. Energetic staff. Needs more parent involvement. Safe school. Many electives offered: French, Mariachi, AP art, Academic Decathlon, Drama, NJROTC, Ballet Folklorico, ASB, Newspaper.

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January 20, 2005
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San Ysidro High School
5353 Airway Road, San Diego, CA  92154
(619) 710-2300
Last modified San Ysidro 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.
San Ysidro High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 43 reviews. Top