I think reading through others rating that San Leandro High has improved a lot over the years. There are been less fights, more beautification, and more teachers that actually care for their students. I am a senior here and the last three years have been a lot better than what I hoped it to be. I'm rather satisfied.
I would like to comment on the condition of SLHS. I am a new teacher here and have taught at two other school systems before, including the top school system in the state. SLHS is very diverse, with students ranging from "full-ride" type academic to extremely low achieving students. In my opinion as an educator, there are way too many students whose parents could care less about their education. When I surveyed my students, only about 25% said their parents either help them or are willing to help them with their education. Parental involvement is directly correlated to student achievement. Students that are involved and take ownership of their own academics can do very well and attend the top schools in the country, however there is a huge margin of students who are what I would call casualties of the "Kim Kardashian generation". Or thinking that somehow they can miraculously become famous or rich through no work of their own. In short, students at SLHS make their own choice about which cultural group they want to be involved and associate with.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.