Students enrolled 829
School leader Justin Monical
Transportation options Yes
District Morongo Unified School District

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72750 Wildcat Way
Twentynine Palms, CA 92277

(760) 367-9591
(760) 367-2106
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3 stars
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September 16, 2014
Students don't have lockers, they must carry everything. It's messy, there's constantly garbage on campus. Most of the 11th grade Avid students (the expected "better" students) have been in Avid for 2 or more years and don't know what college they want to go to or what A-G's are. There's bullying and harassment everywhere, including the locker rooms. Fights break out often. The dress code is not enforced, girls especially don't dress appropriately (ex: cropped, see through, open-back tank tops with their bra very visible). Students grind on each other (and worse stuff) at dances, the teachers/staff just let it happen right in front of them. Students over use foul language, even more than the "acceptable" amount for teens. Students in P.E. never actually exercise, they walk around and talk and will even only "try" doing something if the coach is looking. All dances are poorly planned and made, they're in the gym, so it's already a cheesy, ugly place to start with. Parents are rarely involved in anything. Fund raising ideas and income are poor, the school barely has money for teachers, books, and computers. School buses are late and break down often. TPJHS is most of all of this too.

- submitted by a student
June 26, 2013
This is by far the best school in the Morongo Basin. They have gotten high honors for academics and athletics. The teachers are great and the staff is friendly. I have put three kids through TPHS.

- submitted by a parent
July 17, 2011
The staff at this school are disgusting! They don't seem to care about their students, unless they are into sports and are part of the "in crowd". Your student is being set up to fail in life. Extremely sad. The kids are pretty decent kids, but sadly they are left behind. The counselors are not there to help the students, they are there to collect their paycheck. Your child must fill out an appointment request to speak with a counselor, there are no emergencies, they will get to it when they get to it, sometimes even a week will pass. If your child is being harrassed or bullied, the school will not do anything to protect this child.It is extremely heartbreaking that these students suffer due to neglectful staff. I finally had move my kids out of the area to give them a fair chance at an education.My advice, be involved and keep an eye out for teachers that are there to collect a paycheck!

- submitted by a parent
November 12, 2010
Personally, this school is good but not great. Most of the "important" things are the sports. There are close to 40 kids in each class and if you're not someone who can actually teach themselves it can be hard. Myself personally am an advanced student except in math and it's not the schools fault but i do wish that there were teachers who knew how to teach their subject (they know it but cannot teach it well). True there is a lot of extracurriculars but like i have said before revoles around sports. Those who excel in academics do not get recognized basically ever. The dress code is not enforced which really stinks because personally i don not like seeing guys boxers and girls in shorts so short that they actually show their butts and do not cover a thing. Its not a horrible school but it could use some big improvements.

- submitted by a student
July 21, 2009
Twentynine Palms high school is the worst school ive ever seen in my life the staff does not care about the students and most of the students are very disrespectfull with a blatent disregaurd for the school rules and the staff does not enforce their rules very well the classes are large so the kids in need of help are unable to get it and the staff does not care whether or not a student passes or fails overall it is a really bad school and i would not reccomend it for any student if i could i would rate it 0 out of 5

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May 15, 2009
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July 24, 2008
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- submitted by a student
June 26, 2008
I personally love my school. Though there are 'clicks', nearly all of the students mingle with those of other stereotypes, which a great improvement to schools i have previously attended. And if students are actually inerested in getting help, they need to take the time to ask teachers for after school help, in all of my classes there, each teacer has offered it. and after school tutoring is for the most part available. it is a safe enviornment, and the choice of success and 'freedom' rests in the students hands.

- submitted by a student
November 15, 2007
Some of the teachers area very good but the counselors leave very little to be desired unless your child is in sports or a cheerleader. Forget getting help in most areas if your child starts to struggle with a subject.

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
June 12, 2007
I've been attending this school for 2 years now and plan to graduate here. The only complaint that I have is that if you're failing a class, it is usually very hard with most classes to bring it back up. Besides that this school provides excellent teaching and it's relatively safe.

- submitted by a student
January 09, 2007
This school seems to care very little about enforcing their own rules.

- submitted by a parent
September 01, 2006
Classes seem to still be large which eliminates time for help. After school meetings or make-up after school is near impossible to schedule. Those slipping between the cracks as far as failing do not seem to be getting the help they need. Some of the counselors are unreliable. They do not follow-up on things. Unless you're motivated,organized, and goal-oriented there you are in the 'just getting by' group. I'm looking for help and not getting it. I feel that's why the Monument school seems to be making their quota in students. Many are not making it in TPHS and excelling at Monument. What does that say?

- submitted by a parent
June 04, 2006
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- submitted by a teacher
September 29, 2005
Although there is not a strong art program at the school, there is a large selection of extracurricular activities and sports and this school has a great level of parent envolvement compared to other schools my child has attended.

- submitted by a parent
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Twentynine Palms High School
72750 Wildcat Way, Twentynine Palms, CA  92277
(760) 367-9591
Last modified Twentynine Palms High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Twentynine Palms High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 15 reviews. Top