Even though this is a large high school, it has a small school feel. The teachers are great and have a geniune sense of community and care for our students.
Out of the 3 high schools I've been to, Leigh is by far the best one! The teachers I am fortunate enough to have are caring & for the most part good at what they do, with a few exceptions. Unlike a lot of the schools in the Bay Area, Leigh trusts their students enough to provide them with lockers which I believe says a lot. Because of the nice facilities, outstanding teachers, and tremendous amount of school spirit, every student at Leigh is privileged to go to such a fantastic school.
I hope that these parents that post negative comments about Leigh High school are going directly to the Principal, Administration Offices and the District Superintendent to register their complaints. In addition, If all parents participated/supported the school and communicated with the above contacts this would help the school to improve in the right direction. Parent participation is not high at this school in comparison to other High API scoring schools nearby. Are you participating and contributing to making this a better school? A grandparent of a student at Leigh High.
1 counselor per 900 students, administration is non-responsive regarding individual students issues. Was a great school 10 years ago. Wouldn't recommend Leigh for 2014. Needs new management and new Honors level teachers.
Sartorette Elementary is an excellent school with caring teachers and staff. Though they have used their funds wisely, they still face the same challenges every school faces in CA.
Wonderful high school. Excellent instructors and highly esteemed sports teams. Teachers are very supportive and highly educated.
worst school in the bay go to los gatos. leigh needs money, so they can make the school better!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This is a great high school which great facilities. They have a great football program and a recently upgraded stadium. They also offer a great band program.
As an involved parent and one who does her best to be supportive of my child's education, I can tell you that this school's administration is crummy! The AP classes are given the poorest teachers. I'm sure the thought is that these students will be fine, and they generally are. They are used to being responsible for their own education. The admin. has its own agenda and it does not involve supporting the education of students or the education goals of the teachers. Most of the admin. and staff do not support extracurricular activities if they are not sports and are often rude to students looking for support. Many of the teachers try to do well by their students but they are overworked and receive very little support from the admin., other than the activities director, who is also incredibly overworked! Parent support is not the challenge here. It's going to take a complete overhaul of the administration and a willingness to dismiss dysfunctional staff to change what is wrong with this school! Sure, my kid will go to a great college, however, she is a strong student. I'd hate to be a student who is not good at managing his or her own education and be at this school!
Our son is going to be a sophomore in the 2011/12 school year. His freshman year went great. We've been happy with how he's doing academically, and the teachers have been communicative and supportive.
While the previous reviewer of this school may have great expectations from a public school like this, honestly speaking it is the involvement of teachers and parents is what makes one school standout of others, While it may be true that you may have a lovely neighborhood, but what good is that neighborhood if parents are not involved in the child s education? Writing badly about a public school is like slapping yourself on your face! We all need to make Leigh high school a better place and positive thinking and good parent participation is the key to success in any school. Let me be honest, My Daughter is freshman this year and she loves this school! Teachers are very good my daugher says and I am very happy about that.
Principal, and staff especially Deans and Guidance Counselors are not in tune with what is going on with students. Even though there is a non tolerance policy in place that is against harassment and bullying, the Deans often turn their heads and pretend not to see it. I have one child graduating from there this year, and another who is a Freshman that I pulled out and put in a completely different district. It is sad because the school is in a great neighborhood. If only the school and it's educators were as great as the neighborhood.
-Prinicipal, and staff care more about their jobs than students' education. -Too many 'school spirit days' -Homophobia and intolerance is high despite programs targeted aganist it.
Great School. My neighbors child went to Berkeley from this school and mine is on track to do the same. Like any High School, you have to stay in tune and help your kids find their way
I believe the school is on track and since I am moving from the area I have no real estate reason to say so...I can not speak for a child that doesn;t get it since my son clearly did. He is graduating this year from Leigh High School and I could not be happier. He is at the top of his class and was accepted to a number of very good colleges. With acceptances to Purdue (a private college) and 3 of the UC colleges including Berkley I am confident the education he received at Leigh was a solid base for him to grow from.
Leigh High School is progressively going downhill. They do not know what the students are up to and the school puts no effort into making a student successful. My experience was so bad I pulled my child out of Leigh.
I agree that a school is what you make of it. There are those students that are fortunate enough to 'get it' and pretty much do well because they are able to guide themselves through school. Then, there are those students that need a little more guidance and help...well Good Luck! I find that the staff is basically only capable of helping those that can mainly help themselves. The rest plain and simply fall through the cracks. I don't know if it's due to budget cuts, lack of sufficient proper staffing or what. I just know that my child with 'special needs' due to illness has totally fallen through the cracks! As a parent I've done everything possible to make the appropriate plan availbale for my child, but while it's written on paper...the majority of the teachers simply don't or can't find the time or want to follow the program.
This is an excellnt school. Yes, motivated students succeed here. However, if your child isn't motiviated or isn't succeeding, you, as a parent need to accept some responsibility. This is a public school, after all. School administration can only do so much with the resources they have.
Leigh High School is a great school. The teachers are fantastic and the academics are great. All the teachers do their best for the students. The deans keep the school clean from everything.. Leigh High is a great school
Honestly,it's school. Kids don't usually like school but we go. If your saying Leigh's a horrible school, then your wrong. I mean everyone has different experiences with school too. but for the most part Leigh High School is a good school.
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