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Jserra Catholic High School
Teacher effectiveness: Somewhat effective

Posted June 22, 2016
- a student
The teachers at this school are, for the most part, pretty good. One exception is in the math department, where it seems teachers last less than a year, and are more interested in coaching sports than teaching math. The turnover of teachers is very high, with many inexperienced teachers on staff.

Jserra Catholic High School
Amount of homework: Too much

Posted June 22, 2016
- a student
Beware of Honors Chemistry. You will be spending several hours/week on extremely heavy homework assignments. Most other classes are reasonable.


Jserra Catholic High School
Develops respect: Strongly disagree

Posted June 22, 2016
- a student
The Administration of this school prefers to shut students up, rather than have them discuss issues and resolve conflicts.

Jserra Catholic High School 1

Posted June 22, 2016
- a student
The lack of school spirit clearly reflects the task-master, follow-the-crowd, vanilla mentality of the student body. If you are a sports star and/or high donor family, you will have no problem at this school. Unfortunately, the rest of us are at the mercy of the administration's questionable justice system. Bullying is a problem, with neither teachers nor coaches being properly trained to handle it. Drugs are another prevalent issue -- often used in the bathrooms on campus.

Jserra Catholic High School
Develops empathy: Strongly disagree

Posted June 22, 2016
- a student
Despite falling under the "Catholic" school umbrella, this school fails to adhere to Christian values on many occasions. One family fell on financial hardship and was unable to pay the full tuition -- their student was dismissed from the school. In the meantime, the school provides scholarships to their sports stars, and even buses the students in from other counties.


Jserra Catholic High School
Amount of homework: Just right

Posted May 11, 2016
- a parent
Most classes have reasonable levels of homework, with AP classes having more (as would be expected). The Honors Chemistry homework load is exceptionally heavy.

Jserra Catholic High School
Develops honesty: Strongly disagree

Posted May 11, 2016
- a parent
Athletes are not subject to the same punishment as other students. Bullying (by athletes) is not punished. There are SERIOUS problems with bullying at this school.

Jserra Catholic High School 1

Posted March 06, 2016
- a parent
If you're considering sending your child to this school, consider this. Of the 14 teachers my student had in his two years at the school, 7 were no longer there the following year. 50%! That alone is very telling. In addition, the school is not governed by the archdiocese, so in the event of a grievance you have absolutely no recourse. I will say, the AP and Honors reachers are pretty good, but when you add in the spoiled and entitled student body (mommy & daddy fix all their problems), the questionable disciplinary practices (talking during Mass will earn you a Saturday school, which you have to pay for; using a cell phone during break results in them holding it ransom until a parent forks over $25), and athletes being allowed to behave as poorly as they wish without punishment, you have an unstable educational environment. There are FAR better options in Orange County.


Jserra Catholic High School
Teacher effectiveness: Somewhat effective

Posted March 06, 2016
- a parent
The AP and Honors teachers are good, but there is very high turnover. The Math department seems to be a holding pen for coaches ( who end up coaching at other schools).

Jserra Catholic High School 1

Posted August 15, 2015
- a community member
Very few qualified teachers. Easy As with the rigor of other schools. Its all about sports. I worry my child will not be prepared for college. We are thinking of transferring to a local public school.

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Jserra Catholic High School
26351 Junipero Serra Road, San Juan Capistrano, CA  92675
(949) 493-9307
Last modified Jserra Catholic High School is a Private school that serves grades 9-12
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