The community/surrounding area is nice and safe. The scores are high because there are lots of Asians, concerning parents, and students who go to SAT schools (I'm Asian myself, not being stereotypical). Most teachers are wonderful; but there are a couple who either don't know how to teach, or don't teach (probably because they don't have to anyway).
As a former student, I felt the administration made no effort in knowing the students, especially the principal. Only one of the AP was kind enough to reach out to the students. I don't think the administration intended to be racist or anything, but many of us felt that the administration was only reaching out to the Caucasian students.
Oh yeah, it's a free education. Good value. People forget about this fact. Send your kids to a private school or move to San Marino if you can afford it. My advice is to save your money for college, graduate school and Phd. Here is what it might cost you at a private school for one child for 13 years... K-5($140,220) + 6th-8th grade ($82,410) + 9-12($124,920) = $347,550(per child) x 2 = $695,100 which is the price of a 3 br. 2 ba house in Temple City.
An adequate school in terms of everything listed under qualites of a great school according to that speech bubble coming out of this textbox. First year fresh meat here, and the school is so far... satisfactory. Won't say it's mind-blowingly outstanding, but it is pretty good. The academic performance here seems to be good enough, and the students here are pretty smart. However, traces of apathy can be detected among the students. At least that is what this student is seeing. Like all schools, there are good teachers and not so good teachers, but a general amount of them are pretty dedicated even if not completely... involved. With the parents. No, there doesn't seem to be much communication between teachers and parents. What stands out the most to this student is the lack of bullying and cliques here. Not saying that there isn't any at all, but it is not as evident as other schools and schools you might see on TV. Then again, this is only one freshman's opinion based off what she has seen so far, so do with this what you will. Overall, this is a good school, and this student wouldn't prefer another one.
D- learning handicaped classes. no focus on getting the child prepared for the regular class room inviroment. no home work, no contact to the parents to show their child is improving and what can be done at home to make better improvement in the learning enviroment. no child left behind(ha)this method will insure the child will have a hard time making it to a junior college, let alone a 4year university.
TCHS from my experiance has been a really good school. All the teachers I've had are all really nice people who have helped me when I needed it. The deans are helpful. There arent many conflict between students that have gotten that bad. In my opinion its a good school.
There are some good teachers, but many not good ones. Some of the not good teachers may have taught there for many years. Bad attitutude, bias, and not teaching much. There are not enough AP or Honors classes compared to schools from surrounding districts, for example, there is no AP Biology. Students usually get help from after school programs. Needs improvement in teachers' quality and facilities.
This school is a fairly good school compared to many around the Los Angeles area. Unfortunately, compared to the rest of the nation, TCHS still lags far behind. When you compare this school to those in the New England states, you would see a considerable difference in resources, facilities, class sizes, pupil spending, technology, and student-teacher ratios. To truly understand what I'm writing, you would need to visit a few high schools in the Midwest and Northeastern regions of the US. Furthermore, the academic curriculum offered at this school is exceptionally weak, especially in the areas of social sciences and business/technology education, highlighted by a lack of electives. If you wish for your child to have the best possible education anywhere, I would seriously advise moving to a different state.