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9-12
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San Gabriel, CA
Students enrolled: 1,814

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1327 South San Gabriel Boulevard
San Gabriel, CA 91776

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(626) 573-2415
(626) 573-5395
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May 13, 2014
Gabrielino is a very good school! There's a waiting list to get into this school because of its academic reputation and it's small size. There's a lot if parent involvement which gives it a private school feel without the additional cost. Students are successful and have many opportunities to excel in business, art, science, music, sports, speech etc. my children attended and were very well prepared for college (UC campus). The staff take pride in their students and their school. Our community takes pride in Gabrielino. Come by and visit and you'll feel the Tongva spirit!

- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2014
Gabrielino is an excellent school. The students are motivated, the school grounds are safe and clean, and the students are challenged academically. The principal appears to be setting a great example, as I have seen her and her staff at several events (academic events, Speech and Debate, sporting events, etc.) It's clear that the entire school community (administration, counselors, students, teachers, coaches, staff, parents) all work closely and take pride in this educational environment. As a parent whose children have attended San Gabriel Unified schools since kindergarten, I can say that even though SGUSD may be small, it is mighty. And "Gab", as the pinnacle of their experience, is a great way to end this experience as they prepare for their futures. Gab is still one of the Best HS in the US (Silver) by US News and World report. (156th best in California, 769th in the Nation) Go, Eagles!

- submitted by a parent
November 05, 2013
Gabrielino seems to be proud of the 246th US News HS ranking. Look closely, it is not that impressive knowing other HS in the region mostly ranked higher. Although it is unfair to compare with SM, Arcadia, SP, or TC, still Gabrielino comes behind SGH, Alhambra, Arroyo, Monterey Park with the same demographic characteristics, making GHS one of the lower ranking HS in the region. Also notice that a handful of Gabrielino graduates actually go on to descent colleges. I don t think the school is bad. The members that sit on the SGUSD school board just have to do a better job to ensure Gabrielino stays competitive and strong. Some board members are incapable and some are career politicians that don t have a vision or clue of how to make a better school. Hope the election will bring in some fresh blood to flush out the system.

- submitted by a community member
October 14, 2013
I would like to say that this school's learning environment is very nice. There is not really anything in the school or classrooms that can negatively affect how the students learn. Some teachers are better than others, but most of them are pretty good at teaching and have a lot of patience. This school is extremely competitive, academically and in athletics. Being in a sport in this school will teach you many things and provide an unforgettable experience. Some say that for a high school, Gabrielino is tiny, but I see this as a positive attribute on Gabrielino. This allows students to bond and know people more easily and we get to feel more like a family, than just random people. This school is still kind of new and is constantly growing. What I'd really like to see added into this school is a swimming pool. Oh, and the food is important. Sure there are snacking stores available for students to buy at for lunch, but the lunch that they serve is not the greatest. Gabrielino recently changed their pizza, and after trying it for myself and hearing it from a lot of people, it tastes like cardboard. Their best lunch, in my opinion, is the teriyaki bowl. It usually never dissapoints.

- submitted by a student
November 14, 2009
This school does such a good job at making students a unique individual and not just another number. The teachers are great who teach with enthusiasam and not just because it's thier job. This school also has great school spirit.

- submitted by a student
no rating October 09, 2009
You will give a 5 stars for Extracurricular Activities if your child/children participate in the Speech and Debate team. The Speech Team is the jewel of GHS.

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2009
This is a great school highly recommended, great staff especially mr. winter. best teacher around care alot about his students.

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December 09, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating August 14, 2008
Great School highly recommended , all the staff really cares about the students. Good supervision, Wonderful teachers,Staff and Students. Congratulations.

- submitted by a parent
July 23, 2008
We definitely took another look at this school after it was extensively remodeled. Nicely done and community recently voted to approve funds for new buildings, etc. Teachers are highly credentialed and are very involved with students. Alumni have done well and give back to the school with their time. Great sports, fun parents, (huge) Speech and Debate team called the Screaming Eagles which placed 5th in the Nation. Changed our kid into a butterfly.

- submitted by a parent
February 27, 2008
I think this school is great~!! Wonderful Students and Staffs! especially mr sanin -PD

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February 14, 2008
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February 09, 2008
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- submitted by a student
December 05, 2007
Nice staff and not to hard.

- submitted by a student
August 16, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
August 14, 2007
My son went to this school, class 2003. The teachers, are great, the admit staff is great. The commumity seems to take pride in this school, partly because it is a new campus. The music department rocks! We are now in Alhambra, and my daughter wants to go back to this area so she can attend this school. I also know that the parent involvement is strong at this school, just check out the parent pep club, they rock too!

- submitted by a parent
July 28, 2007
Being such a young school (established in 1994), it is amazing what a reputation Gabrielino High School has established in a matter of a decade. The school is not only an architectural marvel, it has one of the America's largest and best speech and debate teams, world-class facilities and excellent teachers who care for their students. Although most parents are little involved in the school's activities, students always seem to take the initiative in organizing events. Gabrielino High School is also remarkably diverse. The administration, as I have seen it, is one of the most dedicated. The former principal, Dr. Gene Murphy, who passed away recently, dedicated a good portion of his career in the upbringing of this school.

- submitted by a parent
November 26, 2006
Academic programs are outstanding. The staff really cares about the students. Test scores are strong and continue to get stronger. There are various curricular choices for students of all levels. Discipline is under control. Beautiful campus. Outstanding Superintendent and Principal. Highly recommended!

- submitted by a parent
June 20, 2006
Gabrielino High is truely a remarkable school, from their API scores, to their great speech & debate program, technology clubs, drama department, extra curricular activities and so on. Teachers on campus are able to reach out to their students more because it is such a small campus. Dr. Murphy, the school principal is a generous, caring and great man. The faculty at this school takes great pride in educating & caring for the students here at Gabrielino.

- submitted by a student
June 14, 2006
The school's best program is the speech and debate team. It is by the far the best in the area. The school also has very nice facilities b/c it is new! The best teachers are the AP and honors English teachers. These usually are the experienced and seasoned ones. It is not the best at sports though.

- submitted by a former student
March 21, 2006
As a former teacher at GHS, I can say that this is a truly amazing high school! Its leadership is excellent, creating a vision for a school that is highly successful. The teachers are incredibly dedicated, the school is small enough that students are not lost in the crowd, and there really is a sense of family among the students and staff. A truly wonderful school--it should serve as a model for other high schools!

- submitted by a teacher
November 26, 2005
Great academic programs and sports programs. There is moderate parent involvement and everyone is generally nice. The band and the debate teams are the more well known programs at that school.

- submitted by a former student
November 14, 2005
Great school with a good speech and debate team. This school does not have the best sports team, but its academic activities are superb.

- submitted by a former student
October 28, 2005
My son is currently a sophomore at Gabrielino. We are very pleased with the quality of instructors, the number and variety of electives, and the new school grounds. This school has really improved over the last ten years.

- submitted by a parent
October 07, 2005
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- submitted by a student
October 01, 2005
Academic programs are high. Teachers are dedicated to the students. Music and other extracurricular activites are provided. Many students do get involved

- submitted by a student
September 15, 2005
This school is amazing. It is a fairly new school, with a small campus compared to many others in the district, but by far, has the best technology. We are the only school, I believe that has our own recording studio. Our football stadium construction has just been completed this year, with artificial grass and a professional track. Our Speech and Debate team is nationally recognized and respected, competing, and winning, on the state national levels. Sound proof practice rooms for the speech team and acoustic choral, and dressing rooms for the auditorium. The campus is amazingly clean, with a wonderful, friendly administation. Teachers are completely dedicated to their students, and there is an undeniable sense of school pride among the student body. Thugs and gangsters are on the low, and the ASB rules the school. Smart, overacheiving students are role models, respected and admmired for their abilities, not teased. GHS!

- submitted by a student
August 11, 2005
Compared to the other schools of nearby district, this school is probably not a bad choice. Though rather new, they have orchestra, band, and sport activities, and is currently building a stadium as well as a track. Their speech classes are rather successful, even won some State competitions. In my opinion, Parent involvement is rather low.

- submitted by a former student
August 03, 2005
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July 24, 2005
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July 18, 2005
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July 06, 2005
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- submitted by a student
March 17, 2005
I went to school here. There are a lot of low income students with parents who have just come from other countries or parents with strong Education background. The only thing that matter to survive in this school is to have great determination from the very start. Get involved in extracurricular activities. This is a very supportive community. Just start working hard! That's all that it takes. School is excellent! I especially like Mr. Mooney (the principal) and bow to the hard-working teachers! Amazing experience!

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February 28, 2005
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November 30, 2004
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- submitted by a student
no rating November 23, 2004
it's a pretty good school for it's area. my oldest graaduated from here. the teachers aren't bad either. i do think they could be challenged more.

- submitted by a parent
July 01, 2004
Gabrelino High School is great for a low income school. The kids are talented and the API is improving every year. This is a great school for it's area.

- submitted by a parent
June 15, 2004
Gabrielino is a relatively new school. They just rebuilt the facilities, but it's a very small school. They have good classes, a lot of APs. Electives include speech, debate, and marching band. Ghs' orchestra and band are excellent. The orchestra went to regionals this year.

- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2004
I would like to respond to the comment about substitutes. The comment was referring to a sub that I (a teacher at the school) had while out on maternity leave. I had arranged for a highly competent sub to replace me (and most of the subs in our district are well-qualified), but there was a problem with her credential and the principal replaced her with someone else at the last minute. This second sub was not at all representative of the substitutes we normally employ, and I was frustrated that there was nothing I could do about it. Overall I feel that for a public school with a majority of lower-income students we produce graduates who are highly capable when it comes to reading, writing, and thinking skills, and for the most part they are kind, respectful, and thoughtful people. I would send my own child to the school without reservation.

- submitted by a teacher
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Gabrielino High School
1327 South San Gabriel Boulevard, San Gabriel, CA  91776
(626) 573-2415
Last modified Gabrielino High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Gabrielino High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 39 reviews. Top