Students enrolled 1988
School leader Hans Becker
Transportation options Yes
District San Diego Unified School District

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2335 Chatsworth Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92106

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(619) 223-3121
(619) 225-1298
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4 stars
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August 26, 2014
Point Loma High School graduates many students that go on to the University of California System, Stanford and other great universities. There is an active parent program which provides support to the Administration. The campus continues to make improvements including recent approval of a master plan for new buildings and sports facility. The football field was recently renovated and a new workout facility was constructed.The PL Baseball field (actually at Dana) is being renovated for synthetic turf and will be ready for the next Season. Former PL Alum and MLB Perfect Game pitcher David Wells is now the head coach. There is great school spirit and a wonderful scholastic program.

- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2014
My son attended PLHS. He struggled at the beginning, but I always found that teachers, counselors and staff were responsive as long as we communicated what our needs were -- no one just steps in. He found that if he worked hard, was respectful to the teachers and looked for opportunities there were plenty of great things to be found there. The students that don't do well are not putting themselves out front, and their parents don't participate by volunteering and getting to know the teachers -- always a big mistake. PLHS is crowded and has a lot of budget issues, but if you work for them they will work for you and your child. A relatively new principal (2013) is helping things as well. A large number of students are bussed into this school and their parents either cannot, or will not, participate so if you have time and a few extra dollars you can make a huge impact here. We felt it gave our son a terrific foundation for college.

- submitted by a parent
May 29, 2014
I have to say, this school is one of the worst schools in the san diego unified school district.

- submitted by a student
January 18, 2014
It is impossible to get any communication from the school. The counselors don't return phone calls nor emails and are rarely in the office. The principal, vice principal and technical staff never respond to emails or calls and are never in the office to talk to. Our son had no Spanish teacher for the first 6 weeks and we couldn't get him moved into any other class. Very frustrating trying to deal with this school. I'm not happy with the quality of some of the teachers either. Not a good experience so far for a freshman student.

- submitted by a parent
March 02, 2012
Reading the comments about athletes. I have not found it to be true that your child can't make it if they didn't start as a freshman; parents don't volunteer; or that grades don't matter if you are an athlete. Maybe in other sports, but not girls volleyball. You try out every year and every year you can be replaced by someone better. Volleyball is very competitive at all schools, and it's this way everywhere. I do agree with the person complaining about how hard it is to get in touch with counselors. It's near impossible. After weeks of emailing and calling and leaving messages with everyone my husband finally took time out of his day to walk into the counseling office so we could get an appointment with our son's counselor. That appointment was supposed to be today, but our son was never called out of class. Very disappointing. There are some really exceptional teachers at PL. If you can excel you will do well here.

- submitted by a parent
February 29, 2012
Beware Drugs are a major issue at this school. Councillors do not help and Principle and vice principles do nothing.....that's if you can actually get to speak to them. They do not return calls, they clearly are not that concerned or heard it all before. School police are fantastic but they have a hard task ahead of them with little support. Teachers- there are a number of Great teachers so if you can steer your kid in the right direction and keep them aware from the low life then you will be okay. Be realistic with yourself and dont be fooled in to thinking you can handle it. My advice would be to send them else where.

- submitted by a parent
September 14, 2010
While there are problems at every school, I object to one individual's characterization of student athletics at PLHS. My son started running hurdles as a Sophomore, not as a Freshman. He received daily individual help from a coach over several frustrating weeks until he finally was able to succeed. It is grossly unfair to infer my son or any athlete receives his grades because of sports participation. I will match his class grades, PSAT, SAT or AP scores against your students or any other non-athlete students results.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2010
Just be aware of a few things if your kid is interested in sports. If they do not get in as a Freshman, the are pretty much out of luck. Although at try-out they say everyone is equal whether you were on a team the previous yr or not - don't believe it. If you volunteer with the team or your kid was on a sports team the previous yr, you are pretty much guaranteed a spot. See it every year. Also, don't worry about your kids grades, if they are in sports - your kid can get away without meeting the guidelines (a wink and a nod). Got a bully in sports? He/she will be protected your kid is on a sports team. Ain't being in sports great! Don't forget, get them in as Freshmen or your are screwed.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2010
I too had bullying issues at Point Loma High which were not addressed to my satisfaction by leadership. The bully was in Athletics so he was "teflon coated" and it was a nightmare for our family. Counselors are awesome and caring. We had good strong teachers.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 06, 2010
I have two children there and have been very impressed with the leadership, teacher quality, and diversity. I have one child with a learning disability and one in the gifted and talented program and the school has done a great job with each kid.

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 24, 2010
Point Loma high school is a great school my two sons went to point loma high and I have a 3rd son going and both my sons have graduated from this school and all the teachers will assure that your child will learn here

- submitted by a parent
December 13, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating October 05, 2009
Three generations of my family have graduated or currently attend Point Loma High School. They have the best teachers and counselors to insure students are well prepared and eligible to attend the college of their choice.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 05, 2009
The teachers and staff really care, and are there for the students

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
Great teachers, great parents and a great community make for a wonderful learning experience for all.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
My two sons immigrated from Peru last December, starting at Point Loma High mid-year, as Sophmores. School administrators, counselors and teachers all amazed us with their help in getting the boys quickly acclimated. Professional and caring. Devoted to students well-being. High standards held with heart. Great communications. I can't imagine a better first USA experience for my sons. And the school continues to amaze me with their continued excellence despite terrible funding cuts.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
It starts at the top with Bobbie, our principle. All kids are important! Good teachers.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
My son is excelling at PLHS - thanks to all his wonderful teachers !

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2009
I feel Point Loma has great science and foreign language teachers. The counselors and attendance staff are very helpful and responsive to any problems. My children are very happy at Point Loma and are reciving a great education considering the horrid budget cuts and constraints of No Child Left Behind.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 05, 2009
School Spirit! School involvement! Sports Programs and Cheer Squads are amazing!

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 04, 2009
Great community and caring teachers make PLHS very special!

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2009
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- submitted by a student
June 03, 2009
i feel that plhs could be doing more for its students. there is still too much of an emphasis on athletics, and too many mediocre teachers on campus. retirement-aged faculty: please retire. it's unfair to students for you to stay in the classroom when your heart isn't in it! i also feel that the staff could be more diverse as a whole. pl is a very ethnically diverse school, and the teaching staff should mirror that diversity--but this is a problem districtwide in san diego. the positives: plenty of ap/honors courses to choose from; parent connect; naviance. a good education is possible at point loma if a student is highly self-motivated and has parental support at home. advice to parents: be very involved and stay involved.

- submitted by a parent
March 08, 2009
Well to the parent who says that there kid hasnt learned anything your kid dosnt pay attention im in normal classes and i get help with every thing just like the ap or seminar students

- submitted by a student
March 06, 2009
I'm currently a freshman and when I first stepped foot on campus it was a warm welcoming, unlike many others like Cathedral Catholic. The teachers are very nice and they always update your parents on your status so if your slacking your parents will here about it, academically my grades from eighth grade were horrible but the help from the teachers at point loma always help me maintain a substantial grade. Pl u know! :]

- submitted by a student
January 17, 2009
This school is good, the students have alot school spirit. There are alot of smart people here. Also don't forget our Drama Class. MOST teachers are great!. I can't believe someone wrote a bad review about this school. Honestly, students need to pay attention, or else they don't get anything. Get tutoring, they offer that as well! Other than that, it is a great school and I like it here :) Parents we need more involvement please.

- submitted by a student
January 09, 2009
This school doesn't have very good curriculum or teachers. My child doesn't even understand a lot of what she is taught and only the AP and Seminar kids seem to be able to get their attention that they need. Unacceptable to me.

- submitted by a parent
November 07, 2008
this school is great it has prepared my child for their future

- submitted by a parent
October 07, 2008
My son is an 08 graduate who thrived at PL - involvement in high level academics was encouraged and promoted; sports participation was awesome; clubs were readily and easily available; school spirit was at an all-time high and now he is a successful freshman at a UC school. PLHS prepared him for his future.

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September 03, 2008
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July 21, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
December 02, 2007
excellent!!!!!!!! great school

- submitted by a student
June 28, 2007
Point Loma High is a great school and I'm glad that I graduated from there. Class of 2007! The teachers are great and security is good. Parent involvement isn't so great and I honestly don't understand why. Get involved parents!!

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May 02, 2007
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March 07, 2007
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- submitted by a former student
February 26, 2006
The school's academic program is great. The availability of music art and sports is always there. There are so many choices. And team spirit is always there. Not many parents are involved with their children as much as they should be.

- submitted by a parent
December 10, 2005
Our daughter is in 3 AP classes this year as a junior and took 1 AP last year. She enjoys school and is doing very well. Her teachers are good to very good. There seems to be 2 schools at PLHS, local kids and kids brought by bus.

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2005
My wife and I are very impressed with the quality of the principal, the counselors and some teachers, but great teachers are the exception rather than the rule. Every year I contact each of our son's teachers, but fewer than half respond to my communication. Several of the teachers are overly politicized and reject parental involvement in school governance issues. Parental involvement is superb among those parents who participate but there are never enough parent participants. A strong alumni foundation and a solid community spirit helps. The quality of the extra curricular activities has been good for those activities our boys have selected, and the campus is well disciplined for a city school. Overall, this is a good high school for a large public city school.

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2005
Very good counselors and principal, clean school with good opportunities for activities. Some good teachers but most teachers are so-so.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2005
Academics are good depending on the teacher. As with any school there are some great teachers and some that are not favorable. The band program is awesome under the new director. Parents from previous years are helping first year parents with by having parent orientations for Band, ROTC, Football etc... It would be nice if students could participate with multiple activities simultaneously. As with life kids have to choose and prioritize. The principal seems very supportive of the students and talks to them with genuine interest.

- submitted by a parent
May 28, 2005
Parent Involvement is sporadic within the PTSA. There are several sports programs available. They just installed a new football field. The girls' water polo team is about average, but with a good coach who knows the game and has a passion for it. The girls form close bonds and the coach seems to have a good grasp on providing enough discipline to teach the girls but letting them be a bunch of teenage girls. They won't win any championships but they'll learn teamwork and having a goal. The school looks relatively new. Many of the freshman classes are at maximum (38 students per class). There have been slight instances of vandalism but I have not seen any indications of racial tension. They have a very strong NJROTC program.

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
October 28, 2004
this school is a great school but the main problem seems to be the staff members they are such a downer to the students, it's very unfornuate the student don't have any school spirit and aren't involves in extra activities.

- submitted by a student
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Point Loma High School
2335 Chatsworth Boulevard, San Diego, CA  92106
(619) 223-3121
Last modified Point Loma High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Point Loma High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 43 reviews. Top