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Santa Ana High School1
Posted April 22, 2015
- a parent
I attended the December meeting and handed in our application and They lost our application and now the waiting list is hundreds. She said it was my fault they lost it. They should give out receipts with numbers in it. This is so shady I am Native American and can't even find a safe school in Santa Ana.
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.
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.