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2200 Bancroft Avenue
San Leandro, CA 94577

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(510) 618-4600
(510) 614-0986
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August 14, 2012
My son has attended this school since grade 10 and his teachers are always helpful

- submitted by a parent
June 03, 2011
SLHS seems to really be one of those schools where your experience is what you make of it. If a student is willing to work hard, gets into Honors classes when possible, and participates in extracurricular activities, they can have a great experience. My daughter is just finishing her sophomore year, and I've heard about some terrible teachers but also seen some really good ones. The school is very diverse, and it feels fairly positive, and I think they are making a real effort.

- submitted by a parent
June 02, 2011
I attended SLHS my sophmore year of high school but I quickly left. I'm sure having the freshman campus has changed the environment of the main campus, but when I went to SLHS it was overcrowded and somewhat scary. If you have anxiety this is not the place to be. Also, If you are a student who did not do very well in previous years and you have to be in the general, college prep classes you're set up for failure. The teachers are boring, and rude. One of my close friends was practically assaulted by a teacher, And my math teacher when I went to SLHS said because I was a "white girl" I should know the meaning of a certain word. If you are an over achiever, you'll survive in SLHS with a completely different experience than us average people.

- submitted by a community member
April 03, 2011
this school rocks!the teachers don't necessarily care if a student is absent/cuts.The studies are okay...can be boring at certain times.But these teachers actually care and bond with the students they teach.They sure need some funding to get the place in good shape though.

- submitted by a community member
April 22, 2010
My daughter is an honor student and has a high ranking at the school. Overall I am satisfied

- submitted by a parent
February 27, 2010
Personally, the people are a little too free to do whatever they please, and the teachers are very boring. Kids don't learn when they aren't mentally engaged. Sitting on your computer all day and giving the kids stupid questions about things that don't even end up on the test should not be tollerated. That's not what you're getting paid for. this and being treated as a number rather than as a human being can really take a toll on the child's mood, grades, and overall outloooks on life. And they wonder why people cut? (I am a straight A/ B student and have never been tardy or skipped a class in my time, by the way)

- submitted by a student
October 19, 2009
Don't even get me started on San Leandro High School. This school has some big improvements to make. Now I'm not saying it's a horrible school but I would not ever recommend this school to anyone I know. This school has a lot of unessasary rude behavior and is a bad enviorment and atmophrsere. It is not comfortable to be at this school on most days. So just to remind you that I am not to proud to attend this school.

- submitted by a student
no rating September 17, 2009
This school may not have the greatest scores ever but it has a great enviroment and its always cheerful

- submitted by a student
September 17, 2009
I'm a senior and although I can't wait to be in college, I enjoyed my time in SLHS. It's a lot more mature than the other schools around, it's very, VERY diverse, the clubs are great and varied, and the teachers really care about us and our needs. It's great; everyone has their own distinct tastes in schools, but San Leandro appeals to most of them. 5/5.

- submitted by a student
August 31, 2009
I've gone to sl for 2 years, and I'm sick of it. Everyone here talks the same, dresses the same, there is racial diversity but none personality wise. People here are generally pretty mean to anyone who is different, and there is a lot of violence.

- submitted by a student
May 21, 2009
Too me SLHS is not like one of the worse schools. but its pretty bad. students dont really care about their education at that school which gives us that do care a disadvantage. people disupt classes by making rude remarks and opening the doors during class and yelling and pulling other students out of class with no pass and it forces the teachers to chase after them disturbing class time and wasting everyones valuable time.

- submitted by a student
February 19, 2009
This school is all around average in what it does. It challenges the good students just enough to keep them from being bored while keeping the future failures off the streets.

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October 19, 2008
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September 22, 2008
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- submitted by a community member
no rating September 09, 2008
My daughter goes to SLHS and she is in the 10th grade and she's a cheerleader. I love the school and so does my daughter. Any school is what you make of it. The teachers are good. And my daughter never wants to miss a day because she enjoys going to SLHS. Most of the kids there are mature for their age. The school is great and continues to improve in every area. Most importantly they have extra activities for the kids and the kids go off to college.

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September 05, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating August 22, 2008
San Leandro high is a great school. I'm sick of it being constantly ragged on. We have very few fights and for the most part, everyone gets along. Sl has greatsports,drama,music,and after school programs. High school is what you make of it, and Sl provides great opportunities .

- submitted by a student
June 26, 2008
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June 20, 2008
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- submitted by a student
June 15, 2008
I'm currently a student here and i'm very saddened to hear these sad reviews. The school has improved drastically from the poor image of the school on the news, racism does not exist as big as it is emphasized, fights are on the low, and academics are at a high. The school offers so many opportunities for kids from all the different academies they offer and AP classes and the wide variety of clubs for all students to find and fit in. Safety is much better now, and having survilence cameras does not mean the school is unsafe, it just promotes safety and i think all school sshould have them. the school is reat,

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April 14, 2008
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April 11, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
February 28, 2008
This school is like any other high school and few fights actually ocurr. The fights are severly over-dramatized! Yes, there is some racism, but no more than any other school. The music and drama departments are good here and there are many creative oppertunities here.

- submitted by a student
no rating December 26, 2007
I used to attend at this school at fresh man year , many fights had occur and racism is somthing big. Being picked on was very hard time to focus my school work. Do not let your child attend this school.

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October 11, 2007
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October 11, 2007
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- submitted by a student
August 28, 2007
SLHS is a great school, the academic programs are wounderful and the music activities are high level. I am very pleased as a parent to have my child attend a great caring school. You Rock

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June 04, 2007
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June 02, 2007
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- submitted by a staff
May 24, 2007
I go to SL and my freshman and sophomore year have really been a positive experience. They provide an honors class for most subjects and most of the teachers are dedicated and have hands-on ways of learning. The drama program is very good, as well as the choir. Our football team is the best in the East Bay, and some of the wrestlers make it to state finals. I personally think that there are not many problems. It all really depends on the things you immerse yourself in. I currently have a 3.927 GPA and plan to take 3 AP courses next year, and I am in 4 community service organizations and have done 3 sports. I really feel I am making the most of my high school experience. It's all about the decisions you make.

- submitted by a student
May 10, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
January 20, 2007
My third child will most likely attend SLHS in the fall of 2007. I have been a very active parent and hope to continue to be since parent involvement is key to a successful high school education. I hope the school addresses the current block schedule very soon. While many like the program, students who take music and AP courses suffer. Less electives are available to such students. To participate in music a child must be at school at 7:00 AM. It is a shame that these programs have dwindled over the years of the block. Math instruction has suffered as well with many math courses lengthened to a full year. I wish I was truly excited to send my child to very. I am not. But I will work hard to make his high school years good and memorable.

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2006
As an former employee w/The SLSD, I spent quality time working at the high-school. The bottom line is - I would not send my child to this SLHS unless I simply had no other choice! The teaching staff works extremely hard to meet the standards. But the prinicpal leadership lacks in quality. There is very limited parent involvement, most them call or come to the school to complain! On a positive note, there is a variety of music, art and sports programs for students.

- submitted by a staff
March 16, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
January 11, 2006
This is my child's first year at SLHS and so far so good. I love the concentrated class structure-only four periods which are 1-1/2 hours each. They offer only one elective but he doesn't seem to mind. I sometimes pass the school during the day and not one child in loitering out front because the have a zero tolerance policy for not attending class or fighting (immediate suspension up to six weeks, possibly expulsion). Good parent involvement, many club activities, etc. I left Oakland to get my son more opportunities and academic progress. I am very satisfied with the curriculum at SLHS. He really likes his teachers and is excelling there. My only regret is that we had to move out of Oakland to achieve what every student in America deserves-a good education.

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September 21, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
September 21, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
January 05, 2005
My oldest daughter has enjoyed going to San Leandro High School. Although she took a little while to get used to going from jr high to high school, she has adapted fairly well. I like having a one-one-one relationship with each of her teachers and I don't feel like I am bothering them to get information about my child. I like how they were able to provide us with a proposed schedule of classes she needed until graduation so we were better prepared with how to help.

- submitted by a parent
November 23, 2004
Excellent Art program with agreements to transfer college credits to local art colleges. Diverse school with a lot of opportunity for students.

- submitted by a former student
November 13, 2004
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- submitted by a teacher
September 02, 2004
Unfortunately I have watched this school go from good in the late 80's to bad in the 90's(when I graduated) and worse now. I give this high school a 2 out of 10!

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August 27, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
August 11, 2004
Bare-bones education, burned out teachers, security issues, and an overall low reputation. There are daily fights, little resources, and an overall unimprovement in the curriculum. Choose another school if possible. Believe me, it'll save your kids self-esteem and brain.

- submitted by a former student
June 20, 2004
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June 11, 2004
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January 18, 2004
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December 03, 2003
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October 02, 2003
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- submitted by a parent
September 04, 2003
The attendance records are not acurate. the parent not being inform of the students failing classes until it to late for student to make up grades.

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2003
Everything isn't perfect or the best at this school but it isn't the worst. I've visited this school, and most students were not disciplined well. , students are racist there, so for all he parents out there who have kids that aren't white, trust me, they'l have a horrible time.

- submitted by a community member
August 26, 2003
i attended san leandro high and graduated in 2001. All of my teachers really enjoyed teaching, and always went beyond their call of duty to volunteer for dances or other events. The school was also full of spirit, which was greatly reflected in the many fun events that were put on. SLHS definetly offers something for everyone when it comes to activities, but at the same time offers a great educational environment.

- submitted by a former student
August 26, 2003
This is the first school in California to install surveillance cameras in the school to help combat the violence that takes place. Of all the bad areas in California, downtown L.A. and Oakland, and there are not surveillance there? Maybe because all of the San Leandro students commit more crimes than the more notorious schools. I took my son out of this school when I read that some students turned the newly installed surveillance cameras around as they jumped another boy. Stay away at all costs. Any other neighboring school is beter than this school, so put your children somewhere else.

- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2003
My son has been there 1 year now. So far he's loved it. I have not seen it yet, but supposedly we have the best computer labs in the state. my son loves computers and spends lots of time there. I'm not sure but a couple of the teachers he had last year spent extra time with him and conferred with me on the telephone with understanding assignments when he got behind. This is now his 2nd year and he has been chosen for the Business & Finance School until he graduates. One improvement I've seen is, is his desire to finally read everyday. I feel this 1st year at SL High School he has been motivated to read; because he never did before.

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August 10, 2003
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San Leandro High School
2200 Bancroft Avenue, San Leandro, CA  94577
(510) 618-4600
Last modified San Leandro High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
San Leandro High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 54 reviews. Top