My kids transferred from a small pricey private school is the immediate area. They do not hold a candle to GOHS. The QUALITY and PROFESSIONALISM of administrators, teachers, etc. is the BEST you will find. GOHS offers as challenging of an academic program as you or your high school student desire. Many wonderful sport programs to choose from and there is a club for everyone. Kids are the best at this school! It is large in size, but we feel it will better equip our kids for the transition to college.
NewSenior This Year My student came to Great Oak as a new senior. The counselors made it a smooth transition. They also have a few "meet n greets" for new Seniors. The staff and leadership has so many things in place to ensure new kids get acclimated and can smoothly integrate.
Excellent school, the IB program is great if you have a high performing student, it really pushes them to do their best. My child graduated from this school IB program and was admitted to MIT, many others in his generation were admitted to Harvard, Stanford, Berkeley, etc. Sports are good, cross country is among best in the state, ranked nationally. The only drawback is that is a very large school, so you loose the individual recognition.
My daughter is a Senior this year and my son has just started as a Freshman. My children have attended private schools in the past and the education they are receiving at Great Oak can only be compared to Centennial in San Diego. Both are enrolled in the IB program and my daughter has also completed several AP classes.
My school is one of it's kind. It is the school most coveted in the Riverside County area. This schoolyear of 2013-2014 there were 1000+ freshmen enrollments due to its reputation as a great academic school. The students, the faculty, the parents, the whole community is what makes the school so excellent - the spirit is alive in this learning institute we call Great Oak, it stands high mighty and proud with all its branches and leaves that make up the Great Oak. We, the people, are its leaves and branches. That's why I am so proud to be a Wolfpack, I'm so proud to be a part of this Great Oak.
As Ive gone through 2 years at great oak high school, its been the most amazing experience there. The teachers are dedicated and commited to their students. The extracurriculars go above and beyond any other school in the area. The classrooms and campus are new and well-maintained. Wolfpack spirit is so extraordinary that theyve even won an award for being the most spirited school in the nation. You can beat the friendly enviornment, challenging courses, dedicated staff, and wolfpack spirit!
My kids graduated in 2007 and 2009. This year (2011) my son is graduating from UCSD with a degree in Aerospace Engineering,and is already 1/2 way through with grad school at UCSD, My daughter is finishing up her second year at UCI. I would say that GOHS prepared both of my kids to be very successful in college and life. The teachers at GOHS were all wonderful and were there to make their students into successful people. Thank you GOHS for the efforts that you put into each and every child in your care!
Being in the Army and having lived all over the country, I have seen many high schools and middle schools. Great Oak High School was one of the best I've seen from academic programs to clubs and activities. I wish my daughter could have completed all four years there. She did everything! Drama, Dance Team, Track and Field and AP College Prep curriculum. The high school she eventually graduated with left us all a little disappointed by comparison. She is in college now, pre-Med and I would say Great Oak probably prepared her better for college than her other high school.
It's an amazing school and one of the best places you can send your child. The student body is like one family, your child will feel like they belong and can flourish in an enviorment invented to help them succeed
Amazing school with amazing and understanding teachers. Should be a 10 out of 10 school.
This school offers a wide range for preparing students for the future. However if you are not a star academic in IB, the school offers very little help or support. My child so many of the days comes home very frustrated as the loud and and vulgar students make learning in some classes impossible!!!! There is little discipline. The support after some of the tragedies was done with zero compassion by some of the staff. Would love to see the school more humanized instead of an ivy league factory.
The receptionist and office support staff are rude and condescending. Most people try to avoid the receptionist at the front door she is so rude. However, the school offers everything that a student wants or needs. The teaching staff and counselors are supportive and helpful. Great Oak has great college prep classes.
Great Oak is a Wonderful school and opens doors for so many people. The teachers and councilers are great and put in there best to help the students.
This school has a lot of nice activities and good learning enviorment!
I find I'm proud to call myself a Wolf. Great Oak has open so many doors for me. This is school is wonderful. The teachers are so nice and understanding with their students they treat each student with respect
This school has a great athletic department and has the IB program. It has become popular to go to Great Oak so it is now becomming too crowded with the influx of out of district students. There are now too many students and not enough supervision. Also, some teachers are known to use profanity while teaching. We're swithcing to a private school with better morals.
This school has some counselors that do not put emphasis on students who are in need of help. If they play sports and miss classes due to games they dont take care of the attendance or assist in obtaining the missed assignments, quizzes and tests. No emphasis on womens sports [or] leadership in their softball program.
Great school. If your child can't find something to be involved in they are not looking hard enough! Academics are great as well as the extracurricular
Great principal, teachers, curriculum and students. Temecula is lucky to have such a great school.
I love every aspect of this school. The academics,athletics, performing arts, and other opportunities for student involvement are exceptional, as are the teachers, administrators and support staff
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