The teachers here are great. The students are what makes it a bad school. They have no respect for anyone. Most can't speak English so I don't see how they are graduating. It's a shame that the parents here are horrible and condone their kids bad behavior. My kids get bullied because they aren't hispanic and it needs to stop. This is America and the language is English. Most of the kids are illegals and think they're entitled to everything. The school would be so much better if they got rid of the trouble makers but unfortunately the law lets them stay. Security is great because they stop the bad behavior when they see it.
would not recommend this place poor student -staff communication teachers are mediocre , insignificant measures they have taken to better students behavior , no peer motivation at all , not a welcoming place and torture to be in , the place is dull .Would go elsewhere if possible hopefully soon i aint proud to be a saint and wont ever be one in this school
I was a student here and had over a 3.0 for all 4 years. I went off to CSUF and ended up having to take an extra 2 years of classes because I was so remedial. My counselor could not believe that I graduated HS especially with an above average GPA. Another parent commented on the grading system being based on work completion rather than tests and knowledge. They do this to pump the kids through the school, not caring if we actually learned anything besides how to get work done, which I guess works if you will be going into the janitorial or fast food industry. If you have the option and your child has high hopes for their future, try to use the open enrollment system and send them elsewhere.
Santa Ana High School is an awesome school. I am a student there and i have nothing but good things to say about this school. it is amazing. Santa Ana High School has an awesome faculty/staff and great students. It also has great extra-curricular activities. i recommend that if you are wondering to attend a high school her in Santa Ana you should attend Santa Ana High School.
I love being a student here. All the students are accepting and kind. It's great to be a 4th generation Saint!
Santa Ana High School does offer a variety activities (academic and extracurricular), any student can easily find something that will interest him/her. Athletics, Performing Arts, and Academics are very balanced. It's curriculum if perfect for a college bound student since the required classes to graduate, are the minimum required classes by Cal States and UC's. Student's are expected to go beyond these expectations to ensure acceptance in the college of their choice. However, because of its location, Its grading system is designed to reward 'working' over 'learning'. Students are not being taught to think for themselves and become community leaders after graduation; they are being taught how to work and follow orders. Our smartest kids are being held back because of this ideal of 'Work. Don't think' A student can pass most classes by completing all their work, then by scoring 'A's' on all their tests.
Santa Ana High School offers their students great opportunities for growth in Academics, Athletics, and student activities. Their staff and administration are caring and supportive of the students while providing the structure and discipline needed to run a successful school. Furthermore, through the PTA and Alumni Association parents are encouraged to become part of their child's educational experience. Santa Ana High School is dedicated to excellence and the success of their students.
This school is a great school. It has many types of after school activities. Which makes it more fun and intresting. It also has great teachers wich are very smart and compatible with many of the students. Speaking from experience this school is great and overall very nice. The classes are very fun and interesting. You really leran a lot because the teachers do a very good job in what they teach.
SAHS is a very good school. It has so many programs that students can join in. If your student has a different taste in school im sure that SAHS will be the right school. However, I'm a student there and I have a lot of problems with this school. There is 3 lunches total during the day and I attend 3rd in SAHS it is veru hard to ind a good seat since there arent enough tables. Also there is sort of a lack of meals for us and you have to go early in order to get food. SAHS is 'unique'. This year I tried out for tennis and all this time that I was there I noticed that some of the courts did not have nets and the coach had to cut girls out since there was not enough courts. Finally, can you please make a difference and help.
I think that this school is very good at showing us the importance of getting an education. It also helps us as seniors get organized and prepare for job interviews.
The school has completely erradicated the negative concept of the 80's and 90's to one of the best schools that if you take in consideration that the largest percent of the student population is hispanic which carries a stereotype. I am proud that my son attended ninth grade. And a high praise to the faculty and to the principal.
Well I am not a parent, I am actually a previous student of Santa Ana High School. I enjoyed very much attending SAHS. It was a great experience. I am currently attending Humboldt State Univeristy. Even though their academic resume isnt wonderful a student can definetely succeed in that school. It just depends on how much he/she wants to suceed.
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