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9-12
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South Gate, CA
Students enrolled: 3,320
Before care: No
After care: Yes

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3351 Firestone Boulevard
South Gate, CA 90280

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(323) 568-5600
(323) 249-0237
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August 16, 2013
My school is South Gate High School and I truly think that there is an outstanding caliber of teachers in this school. While a lot of the students are not that great academic wise, the teachers are always there to help them out. Not to forget the small bunch of students whom are always willing to push above and beyond to better themselves and in the process end up boosting the school's reputation. The principal is amazing and I would argue, one of the best principals in L.A.U.S.D.

- submitted by a community member
August 01, 2012
I graduated from this school this year, and I thought my 4 years at South Gate were amazing. It's what you make of it. I am going to attend UCI, and from what a I know, a lot of students are going to UCs and Ivy Leagues as well. The valedictorian went to Brown University. I don't think bad schools produce students like this. The athletic department is lacking funding, but that's LAUSD's fault. Overall, definitely not a bad school. It just has a bad reputation.

- submitted by a community member
January 06, 2012
I love this school, they do care about our students. They offered workshops on financial aid. colleges, etc. They call home or email us reminding us about an event, if our kids have been absent, or a call just telling us our kids did good in that class. I have two boys in this high school one is in honor classes and my oldest in ap classes. The school also take our children to different universities like USC, UCLA, etc. to motivate them. Love this school

- submitted by a parent
September 27, 2010
this school was not for me...the kids are bad and druggies...i was even scared of going to schoool...and i wasnt even enrolled in that school..but i have visited and gone to the classes and its really bad..people were even eating and texting infront of the teachers..its like hello stop them whats going..well i dont know but dont take them here go to south east..im there now and its awsome trust me parents im in honors in all my classes and im in 9th grade

- submitted by a community member
May 18, 2010
one of the best schools ever and the new principle is very good and the test scores have been improving year by year

- submitted by a student
no rating April 21, 2010
south gate is one of the worst schools i know. drug problems and bad behaviors al around the campus. it's a really bad high school to submit your child in.

- submitted by a student
April 07, 2010
This is the best school in the whole LAUSD. Th Business and techonology academy is the best, no mention we have the best councelor and the best lead teacher. All teachers have prepared me for any challenge.

- submitted by a student
December 08, 2009
South Gate High is a very good school that provides my child with the education he needs

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December 08, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
A great set of honor's teachers who really care about their students!

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April 22, 2009
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January 21, 2009
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October 26, 2008
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- submitted by a student
October 17, 2008
I graduated in 04', back then the administration seemed to offer core quality academics, however, only to AP students. They offered us some of the best teachers, numerous clubs, even a college center with a wonderful attentive counselor. But most of all, they challenged us, they expected us to succeed. Unfortunately, they did not do the same for the 'average' kids. Now, it is extremely dissapointing to see that they are no longer offering these services to the AP kids as well. Even though they provide textbooks, they don't provide demanding/ excellent teachers. Nor challenging classes. The school seems to be worse, tagging, old infrastructre, and overcrowded!! Imagine what kind of environment are the kids surrounded by? If they no longer provide academic opportunities to AP kids, what can they provide to the so called average kids?

- submitted by a community member
June 27, 2008
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- submitted by a student
June 19, 2008
South Gate High School at one time used to be the best high school in the area. However, the decline in academics, spirit and organization is due to incompetent and uncaring administrators. The principal and several Assistant Principals are unreliable and seem to care little for the student body AND faculty. Nonetheless, despite the faults in the administration, the student body and the faculty make this school wonderful. Sure, there are a few teachers here and there who could care less, but the many other competent instructors are truly some of the best in the entire inner-city area. The problems of the school lie mostly on the administrators' lack of professionalism in areas such as scheduling, management and communication as well as very limited parent involvement. All in all, South Gate High School is a diamond in the rough, a sleeping giant waiting to make a comeback.

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May 02, 2008
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April 27, 2008
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April 27, 2008
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- submitted by a student
January 13, 2008
The school's academic section is horrible. I, a current student, have not yet received a good lesson. The classes are just way too easy for a high school student. This school reminds me of elementary. Also, their overall organization skills are very... unorganized. I have gotten into the wrong elective and they sent me into a class I did not need. However, my counselor is great. She is supporting me with ideas about going into AP classes on the next semester. I am hoping that my opinion will change about South Gate High after the upcoming semester. But I do not recommend this high school.

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September 11, 2007
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August 22, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
June 16, 2007
In all honesty as an former student, I have to say that this school is wonderful experience, even if racially un-diverse, but the AP course are incredible, the clubs dynamic and the students and staff are wonderful and very friendly. Yes, there is tagging, yes there are gangs, but what high schol doesn't? As for being over crowded, that is now a thing of the past. I loved this school despite and because of its shortcommings.

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June 13, 2007
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June 11, 2007
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- submitted by a student
July 19, 2006
Well as a current student of south gate senior high I find that it is only a good school if you try your hardest. The counselors and teachers are great. As for the overcrowding it has gotten a lot better since they made the new high school named south east. Personally I feel that the school is one of the best in the near by cities. Last bit of advice if you do enroll be active in your child's education. Get the college class curriculum and make sure the counselors give your son/daughter the right classes. I am a sophomore at south gate high and proud to be a student :)

- submitted by a student
June 26, 2006
I love this school. They have an amazing performing arts academy, and the scoccer team has been on of the best. There are many AP classes available to students including calculus, statistics, enviromental scince, english language and littiture, spanish language and littiture, government, economics and many more. I have had great succes with this school and its students they are willing to workhard and be leaders both in school and in the community.

- submitted by a former student
March 25, 2006
The school was great when I attended but has now become overpowered by lots of tagging at the school and children have made it's beauty a very bad looking place. It is very dissapointing

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January 23, 2006
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December 21, 2005
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December 18, 2005
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- submitted by a administrator
September 15, 2005
South Gate High School, once a great school, now just a slum. I am not a parent who has his child attending the school, I am a Student. I live through the horrible scenes. The old school buildings. The overcrowded halls. The careless students. If you are a parent looking at the page, you are a good parent. If you want to keep on being a good parent, please look for a better school to place your children.

- submitted by a student
August 19, 2005
I'm very concerned when so many students are failing classes and are taking intercession or summer school. 20 yrs ago we would not have seen so many students failing. My concerns are also on students who fail a subject and take another subject in its place. This is the fault of the parents, students and teachers together. Many parents are not working to know what their children are learning. There might also be a breakdown in parent/teacher communication. I'm also very concerned that there is a growning number of our graduates who are applying to universities at at great distance from South Gate, and they end up returning becaue they were not prepared for the distance, the culture shock not being i n a Latino area, or the work ethic. Are our teens each year visiting the College Office on campus? Again parents and school are failing.

- submitted by a former student
July 22, 2005
the school care alot about their students education. great soccer program and football.

- submitted by a parent
March 03, 2005
Academic programs are excellent for those identified. Not all students have access to quality core curriculum. Music, Art, Sports and Other extracurricular activities are available. Parent participation is limited or non-existent.

- submitted by a former student
February 25, 2005
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- submitted by a student
November 23, 2004
My concern as a parent is that SGHS has an Administration Staff and clerical staff that lack customer service skills. Every time I have called SGHS to get information regarding school activities or attendance I either get disconnected or transferred to the wrong office and most of the time whoever answers the phone is not helpful and extremely rude. Office personnel never take time to answer questions mainly because they do not have the knowledge. The times I visited the attendance office never once did I feel welcome and no one greets you with a smile. Few staff members are professional and care for the kids and their job. But the majority are rude, dress unprofessional and appear to be lazy. I believe the Principal is responsible to lead and train these individuals that are being paid for doing nothing or simply replace them.

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August 01, 2004
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- submitted by a student
May 04, 2004
I hate having my kids in track 'B' the LAUSD needs to do something A.S.A.P the test for these students should be given at a different time not right after vacations. Any school mail arrives to the students home 5 days after the activity or parent meetings. We have parent confrence 2 weeks after our kids go back on track?

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 26, 2003
I graduated from this school three years ago. Class of 2000 was the last class that had their high school activies. Now that my brother graduated this year they cannot enjoy high school. I believe that high school is for studies and having a great time before getting into the real world. High school students have the rights to have a playground, activities and less students in each class.

- submitted by a former student
August 26, 2003
I believe this school is underachieving tremendously. As a former student, I believe class size is the reason many students don't get an adequate education. There's not enough one on one involvement going on in this school that has thousands of students. That is why I believe this school may not progress to the level it should be. Not being at least average on test scores across the nation should be a concern to the parents of current students at this school.

- submitted by a former student
August 26, 2003
I'mnot a parent but my years at south gate were great and the students' activities as well as teachers were great

- submitted by a former student
August 25, 2003
The school is in bad shape - cracked floors, cracked paint, main building looks bad, school auditorium has no air conditioner. The outside pavement is all cracked and dangerous for walking.

- submitted by a community member
August 19, 2003
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South Gate Senior High School
3351 Firestone Boulevard, South Gate, CA  90280
(323) 568-5600
Last modified South Gate Senior High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
South Gate Senior High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 44 reviews. Top