I have a Junior, who started as a Freshman, at this school on an interdistrict transfer and I have been completely satisfied. There have been no issues that are unique to this school that I don't hear from other parents at other ESUHSD schools. This year I entered my Freshman and am not regretting it for a moment. People look at me strange that I moved my children out of a supposed "good" school. My children have made wonderful friends and the teaching staff is completely competent. This school has made and is still feeling their way through a major turnaround. Cudos!
My daughter is in her freshman year there and she loves everything about it. Her teachers love her too. She's happy, they're happy, she has straight A's so i'm happy. I think parents are becoming too lazy and relying to heavily on schools to raise their kids. Good habits start at home.
Dis is a gr8 skool i thinnnkk evrry1 should come her cuz i do and its awesoom
I am thinking about coming to Andrew Hill instead of Oak Grove because I have heard great things about the IB program and their Medical Magnet. However, when I call the office they never pick up, and they don't post anything about their classes online so contacting them is difficult. It makes it seem like the staff aren't very proactive as I have also heard before. I'll just have to find out. :) Very excited though..
this school by far the worst school i been to no offense but the staff are not the very helpful my son had to wait 2 period long just for violating the school dress code on the first day of school i understand if you make him wait like a week after school started but on the first day ? that just wrong i never been to a school that doesn't let the student go on the first day. Further more this school should change their school dress code is too strict and worry more about the student who problem not gonna pass high school if you continue to let them do what ever they please, also there is no security at all my son told me there only one police man, that is just not enough at least have more security maybe it would be a better place.
As a current student, I say that the best that Andrew Hill offers are the amazing teachers who want to see all of their students succeed. I have yet to have a teacher who simply doesn't do anything, although I've heard of a few who do. I would say that the problem lies within the administration of the school. This year has brought some changes to the administration, but there is still a lack of promotion to succeed and do more that what is asked of the students. You will rarely ever see the head principle around talking to an audience or even to a performing group at a school event, if they were to show up at all. The only times I have heard her speak in front of an audience were at graduations, or if there were "important" guest speakers visiting. Other than that, the best of Andrew Hill are the teachers who devote incredible amounts of time and effort to the students, which includes the whole lot. Also, there are the handful (compared to the whole school) of students in programs such as IB and Medical Magnet who truly excel and strive for more. Not to say that the rest of the school doesn't at all, but they don't have much motivation, for which I blame the admin.
This school is known for unsatisfied with school system, is so terrible. Or maybe it the staff, always blaming on the system. The stuff always seem to be very unclear and unaware about student record, they give you the run around. This is an disappointment to see our children has to go through this! Andrew staff lacks of understanding how to work the system, they have no knowledge of communication with parents and other staff at other school. Andrew staff has poor knowledge of how to plan, how to prepare student for back to school. I strongly believe it not the system. They kept blaming it the system. They've been using this line for over 20 yrs. It works cause parent has no choice. This school is a concern for me... if this is the behavior of the staff member, so lack of polish and gentleness, limited to lacking in social and indifference to the needs of others. Can't even think of what kinda of education the children is getting. I would hate to see them teaching our kids to be, lazy, carefree, un-prepared, just find something to blame on.. this would stuck!!!
I love this school here. The only thing bad is the staff but other than that, this school has great programs and opportunities for student to choose from. This school has the reputation of being bad and the students being mean and such, but really, the students here are great. They're very nice. Don't listen to the schools reputation until you experience it yourself.
Many people have said this school was super horrible and people are mean and such. In my opinion people are very warming here. The only reason that I am unsatisfied with this school is that the school system is terrible. They are super slow at everything, for almost all events it takes them forever to finish. Even school picture day is being held back for almost a whole semester. But the teachers are great here.
By far, one of the best schools in the area. The staff is comprised of educators who truly care deeply about every student who attends this school. The students who attend Andrew P. Hill are generally kindhearted people who are independent and very educated. Although there are some people there who do not care much about education, they generally avoid the rest of the school population and do not bother anybody. Every year, Andrew P. Hill produces students that are accepted to some of the most prestigious universities in the world. These include Columbia, Stanford, Harvard, UC Berkley, UCLA, Yale, and others. These students also tend to receive multiple scholarships. If any parent wishes the best for their child, he/she would enroll their student in Andrew P. Hill and allow their child to blossom through this school's multiple programs, that include IB, AP, Bio Tech, Nursing, Green Academy, and Hill Academy.
This school is awful. The staffs are lazy and cold. Some teachers are good but there are some awful teacher there too. They are rude and heartless and it doesn't seem like they even like kids and some teacher cannot teach at all. My daughter thought she has to worry about the students but no she has to worry about the staffs.
On one hand, you have some of the lowest performing students, making it a program improvement school. Despite the fair share of underachievers, I feel the school has been doing everything to help the students. For those that are struggling and DO care, the library is opened after school tutoring. There are also many teachers that truly care and stay until at least 5 or 6 everyday for students that ask for the extra help. On the other hand, you have the highest achieving students that transfer over from their home schools and travel here every morning (some even come from Milpitas) to be a part of the International Baccalaureate (IB) program. Aside from IB, the school offers plenty of AP classes and a nursing/biotech academy. People just need to give Andrew Hill a chance. I have teachers that were skeptical about working here at first, but love it now.
I loved my experience at AH, and, given another chance, I would go there again. Although my home school is Independence High, I caught wind of the International Baccalaureate (IB) program, and decided to take the VTA home every day until I got my license. If you (or your student) is dedicated to getting an excellent education (and, of course, an excellent chance of getting into some of the best universities around), then use the IB program. I've also heard wonderful things about the Nursing Academy and the Biotech program, and if those fields interest you, then I encourage anyone to give those programs a try. Although there is a brand-spankin' new building, I know that from the outside looking in, AH doesn't look all that stellar. It's really, really the teachers and driven students that make the difference. The administration...not so much.
Here's my honest opinion, if your child has no will to succeed, he/she will fail. Andrew Hill does not promote success as greatly as other schools. The only thing that keeps this school going is the International Baccalaureate. The drive these students have is astounding. It is a school within a school. Get your kid in IB, make him or her thrive.
My daughter was a studen there, I found that being the only caucasion that I could see, we felt that we were discriminated against at every turn. The school is older & fresh paint would help it a lot. All together I would say send your kid to another high school but definitely not Andrew hill.
I am a sophomore at Andrew Hill,and I can honestly say I really didt want to entere there,but then,when i started freshmen year,it was great!They have multiple groups,activities and oppurunities! IB programs,BioTech,MultiMedia Academy,etc. I like it alot!I really dont like how its too crowded this year!
I was very hesitant to send my daughter to this school, but because of their IB program decided to give it a try. She is thriving and blossoming there. Somwhat shy, she has joined clubs and made some wonderful new friends. Academically,her courses are challenging, but the teachers are always available should a student need help. Most important, my daughter feels very comfortable and at home there.
I am currently attending this school, as a freshman. It is a fun and great school. The IB program is a spectacular idea. The school is a bit dirty, but the staff and students there are wonderful. I suggest this school for those who would like to join the army because this school has a great ROTC program. They also have a Health/Nursing academy and a Biotechnology academy.
Small school not that many clubs and activities. Great advance class programs.
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