South City High has very diverse students and staff, the teachers are very nice, and do take their jobs serious. I went to this high school for 4 years. but i was a lazy student (bad grades). There were many curricular activities and sports i could of joined. There weren't much cliques, Mainly the football team. No popular girls. I played football for 2 years there, and were the best 2 years i had spent there. now Looking back i wish i would of payed more attention in class, joined clubs, and overall should of had more enthusiasm. I didn't graduate on stage. i regret my High school years, every second of it. Wish i could go back. I blame my self, there were many opportunities/ Programs for me but i was just to scared to ask for help, i felt like students were going to laugh at me. attended, 2005-2009
Best high school in California. The teachers actually care and the sports are incredible. (I mean..who has the bell right?)
My eldest daughter graduated from here and went on to 4 year university. THe academics, teacher support and sports are just a glimpse of what this school has to offer.
Good sports, challenging curriculum (if you put your mind to the test), and supporting teachers that are there for you every day
SSFHS is my favorite high school out of the whole district. The student body is very diverse and the teenagers there are very nice, and cliques or 'popularity' is not an issue, nor is it a main focus at this school. But I must say that it is extremely hard to transfer districts, because their are so many students that they can't exactly fit all of them. The staff is helpful overall, but their are some staff members who are a little lazy. Regardless of that, this is a pretty good school, and very fun. (:
I transferred from this school to go to El Camino.. very bad mistake.. some teachers are new there and don't know what they are doing and won't help you with anything unless it's for a reasonable cause (they are very lazy) unlike south city's new teachers which actually teach like they have been there for awhile and know what they are doing... oh yea and for the senior project el camino which offers 15 hrs of mentoring and an added 5 hrs of community service really is a downer, its hard to find a place that will accept you.. so i rate my old school a 5 because of its more advanced teachers and also because it's a great school if you want to actually learn things and want a great education. I definetely dread leaveing there. Congrats to the seniors of 2009, we're only one step away!!!
I would not compare with other schools in the area. There are many differences as to quality of the staff and of the students' ethnic and economic background. My second child is at so. City high, one already graduated and the third one soon to come. I have no significant complaints about he school. Students get a great overall education. They are prepared to face real life after graduation, thanks to the diversity of the school population and how they are taught to accept others regardless of their differences. Unfortunately the school has received too many students from other districts, and that makes the classes sometimes to large. However, this means that some parents from other districts have also found out how great this school is.
Compared to El Camino, which is the other school in the South City district, this school is not a good school. The teachers are either really good or really bad. The school is too overpopulated. The students there are also loud and rude. Compared to my old school, it's not that clean. And the classrooms are too small. They do offer a lot of courses and the staff's nice but aside from that, the environment and the quality of some teachers isn't that great
I'm so glad that my daughter had an opportunity to attend this school....I had my doubts before but when she graduated with honors I knew that the school was the one that made her get were she is today.
SSFHS is a very diverse school, this prepare students for the real world. Lots of xtra curr activities-many great teachers-principal very involved with students, their academic performance & xtra curr activities. Very safe environment--parents need to get more involved.
Academics leave much to be desired in the math and sciences. Sports are great motivators the football coach requires academic achievements requiring mandatory study hall. I am not aware any other sports require the same.
This school is very diverse and a great enviorment to the students. The teachers are very well prepared and are available for you to talk to.
This school was fun but they need better science and math teachers. But they are strong in elective classes like Electronics which is taught by the best instructor on earth Mr. P
I feel that this school provided me the necessary skill to go on and continue being successful in College. Though, I must say that you can go astray if you decide to be with the wrong crowd. The school is VERY diverse.
Obviously the last person to write a comment hasn't been around for many years. I am currently attending UCSB and graduated from South City in 2001, where the atmosphere was very radically different from the early 90s where we saw much more gangs and criminal activity. They have done a great job of eradicating any presence of danger, in fact most students will tell you they are way to hard on kids now. They didn't even allow hats until after we graduated.
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