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9-12
Public district
San Lorenzo, CA
Students enrolled: 1,791
 

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15701 Lorenzo Avenue
San Lorenzo, CA 94580

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(510) 317-4000
(510) 278-9067
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Teacher effectiveness: Very ineffective
June 01, 2015
They are very helpful and feel like friends rather than teachers. I have close relationships with many staff members

- submitted by a student
Amount of homework: Just right
June 01, 2015
Yes because I have enough homework where I can still have my day to myself

- submitted by a student
Develops grit: Strongly disagree
June 01, 2015
Yes because this school has taught me never to give up and to always keep trying my best.

- submitted by a student
Develops respect: Agree
June 01, 2015
Yes more students should take mohs class because he teaches and shows this things daily.

- submitted by a student
Develops empathy: Neutral
June 01, 2015
Yes because my teacher Samuel oh teaches and respects me everyday. I would even raise his pay.

- submitted by a student
Develops honesty: Agree
June 01, 2015
Yes because the students here are very aware of others feelings and do not put others down.

- submitted by a student

June 01, 2015
Going to arroyo for four years has been an exciting experience. There are some teachers here that feel like friends and some like other school that feel like wardens. The people here are okay but we could stop accepting so many freshman. But this school is okay.

- submitted by a student

June 01, 2015
Arroyo is a nice school with great teachers who make sure their students understand what they are learning

- submitted by a student

December 17, 2013
Like many high schools , Arroyo is filled with all types of kids, different races, different personalities, different points of view. It's a nice small school surrounded by a safe environment and their test scores improve each year! In my child's opinion she thought she would never like it. Something about this school told me she had to give it another try. Before I knew it, she had completely fallen in love with her school! She quickly made new friends and liked her classes very much. Arroyo was not like every other school it was better. It encouraged her to join more clubs and sports teams and when it came to school work, they helped her immediately before she even has the chance of falling behind. It was the first high school I knew that made learning actually fun and exciting . My child now looks forward to going to school a lot more ! Thanks Dons ! <3

- submitted by a parent

December 01, 2013
I worry if some teachers really care about their student. For an example, my kid had waited 2 more months to get a first quiz results in one of major classes. Teacher should have given them results in few days and feedback so that students can learn from their mistakes. Secondly there are much less AP classes than those from other schools. There are only two AP classes available to choose in Sophomore. What a shame! Lastly but not the least, Girl's tennis coach didn't even know how to play tennis!

- submitted by a parent

May 27, 2013
My children loved attending Arroyo High School. Their best friendships and experiences are attached to Arroyo. I was sad to see that one student hated it here. Perhaps thinking the principal should be in his office, during dismissal time, is indicative of expectations that are bound for disappointment. It is not a perfect place, but we learned how to work in a community, with realistic expectations and came away enrich through our participation.

- submitted by a parent

October 18, 2012
I hate this school. The teachers and staff here aren't helpful at all. It is a very unorganized school everything is planned last minute. Like today for example it was the fire drill. Most of the staff didn't even know what the schedule was. Even worse, when I went to the school and tried to talk to the principal after school, no one was at the office. They close at 3:00. What kind of high school office close at 3:00, before school even ends. They're so lazy they can't stay for one more hour just in case students or parents have a question. I would not recommend this school for anyone.

- submitted by a student

November 03, 2009
I only went there for 2 months and Its been great i loved all the people you'll meet. The teachers are all nice.

- submitted by a student
no rating
October 17, 2009
I love Arroyo! It's a great school, much diversity, cool teachers, great sports teams and some spirt! Go Dons!

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no rating
September 30, 2009
i love Arroyo High School because the teachers there are really great and its a really fun school.

- submitted by a student

September 29, 2009
Arroyo is a wonderful school, with fantastic teachers and friendly staff.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
September 29, 2009
Arroyo is so diverse, out of all the schools i've been to, i've never seen so much diverse kids in my life that it taught me more bout culture and ethnicity. I love it! I met new people from so many countries and different mixes that i would have never imagined meeting them.

- submitted by a student

September 29, 2009
Arroyo has wonderful teachers and it is great

- submitted by a student

September 29, 2009
Arroyo is a great school for excellent children. It has the best teachers and staff members.

- submitted by a parent

September 28, 2009
Arroyo High School is the best we have such high education and our teachers are the best

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no rating
September 27, 2009
it's a fun environment and the teachers are great

- submitted by a parent
no rating
September 23, 2009
Any &amp;amp;quot;bad day&amp;amp;quot; I've had teaching at Arroyo has always been more important, more complex (as in interesting) and more funny than my best day sitting around doing nothing. I love that I need to teach as much as Arroyo students need me -- they are loving, fun, good kids. It's a sweet and rewarding relationship!

- submitted by a teacher
no rating
September 22, 2009
I can't believe how lucky I am to work at such a diverse and active school. Awesome!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
September 22, 2009
Arroyo Takes their time to teach each student on what they need to learn.

- submitted by a parent

September 22, 2009
I love Arroyo High School because we have such good teachers and the education is very good too.

- submitted by a student
no rating
September 22, 2009
the teachers are very committed to their job I often see the staff lot full at 6 pm. They are great.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
September 22, 2009
I love the drive that students have to make the most out of the education they have and those who are using this as a stepping stool to further their education.

- submitted by a parent

September 22, 2009
Arroyo is awesome. We have dedicated teachers who put their time and effort into making their students achieve. Though we are struck with the lack of funding, our school still manages to create an excellent learning environment. Each and every vote for arroyo is greatly appreciated. :) Don pride!!

- submitted by a student

September 21, 2009
The teachers will help the students with anything. They will give us their time just to make sure we understand the work, etc. My friends are their for me too.

- submitted by a student
no rating
September 21, 2009
I think it has the most school spirit! I love Arroyo! Great Teachers , Good Test Scoring School!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
September 21, 2009
Arroyo is quite a great school. It is very diverse and no one is really 'left out.' I have yet to see someone truly lonely.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
September 20, 2009
Our school have very nice small learning communities and our teachers are the best to help us. GO DONS!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
September 20, 2009
Its a wonderful place for learning and interacting and it's really great overall environment.

- submitted by a parent
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September 20, 2009
Such devoted teachers and a very spirited student body in a great environment.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
September 20, 2009
Arroyo High has a lot of great people that teach or learn there. The sports teams create a sense of family throughout the team and the Small Learning Communities are like a family to us.

- submitted by a parent

September 20, 2009
I love my school because it has great teachers, great students, great athletics.

- submitted by a student
no rating
September 19, 2009
The teachers do everything they can to help you do the best on your school work and try to get you to understand it.

- submitted by a student

September 18, 2009
Diversity! the great and motivated teachers! especially the concept of small learning communities where we can lead and achieve together within the same interests.

- submitted by a student
no rating
September 18, 2009
Teachers there want the kids to succeed in school and in life.

- submitted by a parent

September 18, 2009
I have one son that graduated from Arroyo and is now going to UCDavis. My other son will most likely go to a UC next year also. Excellent School!

- submitted by a parent

September 18, 2009
Everybody's such a big family here, the students, the staff: everyone.

- submitted by a student
no rating
September 18, 2009
We have a caring Principal who supports the arts and extracurricular activities.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating
September 18, 2009
We have the best small learning communities. We are all like a big family within each of them :)

- submitted by a student
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September 18, 2009
I love Arroyo because it has great teacher's and H & M ROCKS!!

- submitted by a student

September 18, 2009
After attending arroyo for three years, and this my final year, I would like to say that Arroyo is a wonderful school. It has much diversity. The staff and students work hard everyday. Because of our small size, it seems that everyone knows each other and can interact with one another to support each other. Arroyo high school is like a second home to anyone that attends. Providing a safe and comfortable environment, people can express themselves and excel academically. Also, there is a variety of extra curricular activities. The staff as much as the students not only care for academics but forms of expression and creativity as well. We are truly lucky to still have our art and music programs.

- submitted by a student
no rating
September 17, 2009
Great school with great teachers. My child is having so much fun learning and playing. Lots of great activities for freshmen to experience.

- submitted by a parent

September 17, 2009
We have a very diverse school, ranging from different ethnicity to different lifestyles; yet most of use gets along with each other. It's a great learning experience for young people such as ourselves to explore the different cultures in this society.

- submitted by a student

September 17, 2009
there's not too much trouble. there's a lot of support and the teachers are there for you. we also took a lot of budget cuts and there's barely any left for special activities like music and sports!

- submitted by a student

September 17, 2009
I am an alumni of Arroyo High School, and it is fantastic there! I learned the most, and Ms. Everitt is the best AP English teacher!

- submitted by a community member
no rating
September 17, 2009
Arroyo is so amazing! We have so many cultures and are so diverse, it really is an amazing experience! I love how everyone loves everyone!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
September 17, 2009
It is an awesome school, teachers and students are friendly and great!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
September 17, 2009
We have the best teachers!

- submitted by a parent

September 17, 2009
The great students. They are so polite and respectful. I also enjoy the student diversity.

- submitted by a parent

September 17, 2009
Because it's one of the best school around, with and amazing environment and teachers. LOL

- submitted by a parent

September 17, 2009
Arroyo High School is a very social school. The teachers have taught me so much in the part 4 weeks of school. I am very thankful.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
September 17, 2009
Arroyo has a great diversity of students, teachers, and staff members.

- submitted by a parent

September 17, 2009
I like how there are many different types of academys like the health and meidicine, future, and techlinks.. its just a really really good school. i love it!

- submitted by a student
no rating
September 17, 2009
I believe the staff is great! =) the principle and V.P's are always on top of things and try to have a positive relationship with the students

- submitted by a parent
no rating
September 17, 2009
its big pimpin! haha It's a really good academic school with great extra curricular activities

- submitted by a parent
no rating
September 17, 2009
Arroyo is a fantastic school. I transfered to it last year and I have no regrets. Arroyo students, teachers, and staff work hard to prepare for the future. ARROYO DESERVES THIS!!! GO DONS!!!

- submitted by a student
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September 17, 2009
It is a very divesre school, with many opportunitis to meet many people and do fun things. THe best thing is meeting people playing sports for what we are known for and get a good eduation from the best twachers from SLZUSd.

- submitted by a student

September 17, 2009
Everyone cares about eachother. and the teachers will do anything to help us succeed

- submitted by a student
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September 17, 2009
The best best best school ever! Loads of spirit. Great teachers you can connect with, seriously and just great students. You're missing out if you haven't been to Arroyo High school yet

- submitted by a parent
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September 17, 2009
i love the fact that we can feel safe at school, we can talk to our teachers or any adult at school about our problems.

- submitted by a student
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September 17, 2009
Its awesome and have great students and teachers

- submitted by a parent
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September 17, 2009
arroyo is a greeeaaaaat School! every Oness Nicee aree Lunces are So much funn! theres never any DRAMA! are TEACHERS are So greeat, they so get youu! if you See teachers Walking down the hall you Stop and Talk to themm just because there greaat Likee that. are principals aree Nicee..tough but Supper Nicee. they know whatss BESST for youu! are School Spirt is awsome! red black and whitee aree the Colors we LOVEE to wear! going to arroyo these past for years has Changedd ma hole perception of high School! itss a placee where you wanna goo! I LOVEE ARROYO!

- submitted by a community member

September 17, 2009
Our school has one of the most diverse population make-up in the entire nation. I found myself in classes of at least 5 different ethnic groups from all over the world. Therefore, I say with pride that our community of students and staff are open-minded and tolerant of all people in our campus regardless of race/ethnicity!

- submitted by a student

September 16, 2009
how diverse it is and how no one is really alone. teachers are cool like mr torbik &lt;3

- submitted by a student
no rating
September 16, 2009
Because it is a great community, feels like home, and it has great teachers...

- submitted by a parent

September 16, 2009
Great school. The teachers are fun to be around with, homework is pretty low but barely anyone is failing. Lots of great sports and athletes around too. The students are friendly and the food proves to be adequate, and in my opinion this is one of the best schools around =]

- submitted by a student

September 16, 2009
It is so cool how our school is so diverse in culture and ethnicity. We all get along pretty well and the staff is great.

- submitted by a student

September 16, 2009
This school is great because of its spirit and how it gets everyone to try something new.

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September 16, 2009
It has a very diverse group of students and many great teachers that care.

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September 16, 2009
The teachers are amazing. Each teacher takes time to help out the students to the best of their ability. They are dedicated to their students and do everything they can to make sure they succeed.

- submitted by a student
no rating
September 16, 2009
It has a very comfortable social environment in which it is easy to learn without the pressure of peers affecting your studies.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
September 16, 2009
It doesn't look pulchritudinous. Our state test scores don't exceed beyond that of, say, the higher-end high schools or the private high schools. We don't have the most determined, college-bound students at our school, for those who are truly ambitious represent only a minority. But if there was ever anything praise-worthy, anything magnificent, anything reputable about Arroyo High School, it would undoubtedly be the teachers and staff that make up the school. Our teachers are unlike any others, and I can ascertain that fact legitimately, for I have extensively observed the likes of other teachers from other schools, including our local community college, and I have yet to see any who compare to those at Arroyo High School. /// Not only do they know their stuff, but they go to great lengths to have as positive an impact on your life, both directly and indirectly, as they possibly can. Amazingly enough, this is not an exaggeration. On top of all of this, they proceed to do these admirable acts despite the desperate conditions our school is encountering, in terms of, most significantly, finances, test scores (which are low due to the students' carelessness and not a result of our staff's actions, particularly the teachers), and many others. I thank Arroyo High School for shaping me into the ambitious, well-rounded student I am, and I hope that, one day, our teachers will not have to result to going without an important lecture, or refraining from doing a lab, solely because of the several thousands of dollars in debt our district is in.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
September 16, 2009
Arroyo is a place where I have learned a lot, in academics, athletics, and in life. The people here, staff, teachers, and my peers, are wonderful.

- submitted by a student
no rating
September 16, 2009
Its more diverse than other schools. Everyone is freindly. We have the best test scores in the community. TOP 2!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
September 16, 2009
I love Arroyo because it makes me feel so comfortable. I love the atmosphere and almost everything in it. There teachers are great and it really feels like high school.

- submitted by a parent

September 16, 2009
Arroyo has an amazing cultural diversity that really helps shape the students' into more open viewed and curious individuals.

- submitted by a student

September 16, 2009
The students are very involved in the community and they have really great programs for seniors to help them with after high school life

- submitted by a student
no rating
September 16, 2009
Arroyo has incredible diversity, which creates an environment that everyone can feel comfortable in.

- submitted by a parent
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September 16, 2009
I love arroyo because it's an active, social, and safe enviromental school.

- submitted by a student

September 16, 2009
Classmates as well as teachers are easy to get along with.

- submitted by a student

September 16, 2009
Great teachers and teaching environment. Awesome music program even though it is really small. Lots of school spirits floating around.

- submitted by a student

September 16, 2009
There's so many opportunities to help you succeed. There's a diverse mix of people and everyone gets along.

- submitted by a student
no rating
September 16, 2009
It's an awesome place to be

- submitted by a parent
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September 16, 2009
There is much diversity at our school and plenty of brilliant and dedicated teachers/staff. Our principal, Mr. Smith, tries to be part of student activities and is always found walking around the school, talking with students.

- submitted by a parent
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September 16, 2009
Arroyo is a small school in the town of San Lorenzo. I love it cause its pretty diverse and many people are involved in activities. Staff as well. It's our 2nd home! We learn to love it!

- submitted by a parent

September 16, 2009
The teachers are wonderful and helpful!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
September 16, 2009
it's different;diverse;it is a decent school;teachers are really great

- submitted by a parent

September 16, 2009
Our school is very diverse. Teachers are nice, they actually stay afterschool just to help you and the contract they signed says they're only getting paid to work until 3:20. You're getting help/tutored for free.

- submitted by a student
no rating
September 16, 2009
I love the Health &Medicine Academy!

- submitted by a student

September 16, 2009
i love the energy and the people: staff, teachers and students. great environment.

- submitted by a student
no rating
September 16, 2009
Arroyo is the best school in San Lorenzo. Arroyo teachers are simply breathe taking, not only do they love teaching, but they love us too.

- submitted by a student

September 16, 2009
I love the school as much as my kids do. It deserves the best because it hasn't gotten the best in a long time. The staff works hard and the students are full of energy. Arroyo deserves it!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
September 16, 2009
The school has a large variety of people to mingle with.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
September 16, 2009
The school spirit during homecoming and spirit weeks was huge

- submitted by a parent

September 16, 2009
Arroyo, is different from other high schools. We have a great staff who supports every single student at our school. Although not every student tries, they are given, nonetheless, one of the most satisfying education our teachers have to offer.

- submitted by a student

September 16, 2009
Extremely helpful teachers, fun and competitive sports program, and a great consoler

- submitted by a parent
no rating
September 16, 2009
Arroyo high school is great!! it's a very loving place and everyone is there own person yet gets along well also the staff is great and very helpful and genuine teachers! I love arroyo!!

- submitted by a parent

August 26, 2009
Great school, many great teachers, and also a very big diversity.

- submitted by a parent

May 17, 2009
This school is the worst school ever. My son is bullied by many cliques from this school. I recommend for all parents to avoid this school.

- submitted by a parent

August 03, 2008
Like all schools, Arroyo has its pros and cons. However, the student body is incredibly diverse, and there are no cliques. Everyone belongs somewhere. No one is left out. You have your own style; you are able to express your individuality without being judged.

- submitted by a student
no rating
October 04, 2007
The Principal, Mr. Smith, is truly motivated to improve academically and willing to work with parents to improve student's education. I've raised two in this district and taken many concerns to administrators...I really think this man will make a difference at Arroyo.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
October 03, 2007
The students are rude and the leadership program shows no willingness to get involved with their student body.

- submitted by a community member

November 14, 2006
My daughter is about to graduate from Arroyo and it couldnt come at a better time. You cant build a big city and expect all the kids to fit in the same small town school.

- submitted by a parent

April 10, 2006
Arroyo has availability of music, art and sports. Parent ivolvement can be hit or miss with seemingly the same parents involved in all aspects. Academic programs are up in the air with the roll out next year of the 'smaller school' concept.

- submitted by a parent

April 08, 2006
Ok school, sports teams OK, teachers OK.

- submitted by a student

January 17, 2006
This is a pretty ok school for its area. It is average in pretty much every way

- submitted by a student

April 19, 2005
This is a very good school with a lot of options available and some creative things going on. For instance, one teacher is doing a Digital Arts class that gives kids the chance to use technology to develop content for films and other media. There are lots of sports available. The band went to Italy over Spring Break this year. There are a wide range of classes available from Advanced Placement for those on a college track to auto mechanics for those interested in that track. Like any other school, there are problems and drugs are available if the kids want them. Parental involvement in your child's life are the key!

- submitted by a parent

May 14, 2004
I'm not a parent either, but I attended Arroyo for my senior year as an exchange student. It's a great school! The atmosphere at Arroyo is way better than at almost every other school that I've been to. As far as academics are concerned I must say, that it doesn't depend exclusively on the school. The over all narrow minded view of Americans in general when confronted with the rest of the world is something really difficult to deal with. If you want your child to receive a really good education in comparison to the global level of education, you'd better send him/her to school abroad. Arroyo's teachers are good, but there's only so much they can do due to the American system. However, Arroyo more than satisifyingly meets US standards and is a great school that puts a lot of work into the improvement of the social interaction between its students.

- submitted by a student

September 19, 2003
I'm not a parent, but I graduated from this school. It's a pretty safe school compared to San Leandro High and San Lorenzo High. The teachers are pretty nice. The students are average in terms of grades etc. There are a few clubs the students can join for things such as community service and ethnic focus. The sports teams are good too. What I like is that they have french, german, and spanish classes. I also enjoyed the AP classes: English, Calculus, the teachers were very good. Complaints: Chemistry Honors was no different from regular Chem, and the counselors need to be more educated in college preparation matters in order to inform juniors and seniors about what they need to do to get into a good university. Luckily, I'm at a good university now.

- submitted by a community member

August 26, 2003
I went to this school for 4.5 years and then transferred to another. I had more than enough credits at the time of transfer, and also scored exceptional on the new school's exit exams. The teachers are excellent and very caring. An A+ school.

- submitted by a student

August 25, 2003
I attended Arroyo from 95-2000 (back when it covered 8th grade, since the SLUSD shut down the middle schools back then) And I have to say, it wasn't the best school to go and learn. The teachers were great, but the equipment they had was very lousy in most cases.

- submitted by a student

May 31, 2003
Great school! I am glad I enrolled my child in this school.

- submitted by a community member

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Arroyo High School
15701 Lorenzo Avenue, San Lorenzo, CA  94580
(510) 317-4000
Last modified Arroyo High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Arroyo High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 132 reviews. Top