Our son graduated from Mission last week after spending three years at the school. He has been so happy there! The staff is motivated, caring and very involved with the students. It really feels like a big family. The principal is a superstar (he won "principal of the year" 2 years in a row) and is beloved by teachers, students and parents alike. It is truly diverse and a wonderful open-minded and welcoming environment where the kids really feel they can be themselves. It brims with opportunities and prepares the kids for a great college experience.
My daughter is a senior (class of 2015) and loves it here. Why is Mission a great school? * small class sizes * teachers keep their classes engaged by actually teaching; they don't just tell you what to read in the textbook * abundance of after school programs & clubs * ASAP -- read more about it here -> http://missionasap.org/asap/. They paid for and sent our daughter to the University of Texas for a sports medicine camp over the summer * the staff really cares about the kids, especially principal Guthertz. What other principal would have taken time out of his busy day to greet a freshman on her first day?? As a result of attending this awesome school, my daughter got accepted to every UC (Cal, UCLA, Davis, San Diego, Santa Cruz) and CSU (Cal Poly, LongBeach, SF State) she applied to. If you haven't considered Mission, consider it now. Schedule a tour. It's a fantastic place!
My son is a senior at Mission and loves the school. I have been active in the PTA for some years and know the principal well; he is a fantastic positive force. The school has been improving greatly in the past years and is riding a fantastic wave of positive momentum. The staff provides great support and is very approachable.
Mission High School is a great well-rounded school. My son has thrived here. MHS really cares about each student's education and well being. Willing students succeed here. Teachers are accessible and they communicate with you on how your child is doing. Kids keep busy because there are so many things to do and get involved. We love Mission HS.
We couldn't be happier with Mission High School! Our son is a freshman and is thriving at Mission. The teachers have a thoughtful curriculum and keeps our son interested in classes. The updates through the school loop is outstanding. The sports program is disciplined and creates a strong sense of family with the team. Back to school night was done well as we had mini parent/teacher conferences with all of our son's teachers.
My daughter is thriving at this school. The teachers are the best I have ever seen (and I've seen a lot of teachers). She is safe, happy, and feels like a part of the community after her first semester. I'm especially impressed by the resources this school has compared to other high schools.
Mission high school is one of the best high schools in California am only freshman but i have learned a lot. The school is more like a big family.The classes don't have more than 20 students and it's good.when I first went to mission I was not happy thinking that it was bad but now no one can change my mind. I love mission and am going to Stanford with a 4:0 from mission high,Plus AP classes are amazing there!!
We have a 9th grader at Mission and a 11th grader at Lowell, both great schools in different ways. Here are my impression FWIW. Mission class sizes are as low as 18 students, Lowell as high as 40+. Lowell, since it's bigger, offers a greater variety of classes and most are more challenging, Mission partners with City College to fill in the gaps and also grades students on personal achievement rather the curve, which gives them a much better chance to get into college. Both have AP classes, Lowell has more, but Mission encourages more students to take them who normally wouldn't. Much more financial support from the district and beneficiaries for Mission (no one has asked us for any money yet, a first!), but there's a dedicated, successful fund-raising parent and alumni group from Lowell. Surprisingly, advanced choir students at Mission are required to be able to read music, at Lowell they aren't. Mission wins on architecture, weather, transportation, location and student to faculty ratio. Lowell wins on academic reputation and performance. Both campuses are equally safe with dedicated staff, though Mission's makes more of an effort with more to prove.
i love mission lets go bears go mission is the best decision u could ever make there are the best teachers u can learn really quick the teachers are always pushing u to always do ur best and be positive , peace and love, society ,fashion music and to love ur self and u learn who to develop ur skills and how to protect ursef mission high is not th BAD school as some people out there say
i was jsut like the rest of you, i thought mission was this terrible school with bad kids, but it's not! it actually isnt! I live 5 blocks from Wash and i've always wanted to go there. When i got the letter that i got in mission, i cried. My sister told me to try mission out and if i end up not liking it, i can always transfer. So i tried out mission and i end up LOVING IT!! it's an amazing school! 2 weeks later i got a call from Wash saying i got accepted into there school and i had the chance to transfer. I ended up rejecting them. Rejecting wash was the BEST decision i had ever made! Mission is truly getting better! Try it out, and if you dont like it, you can transfer! but i promise you, YOU WILL LOVE IT! :D