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9-12
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Upland, CA
Students enrolled: 3,709

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565 West 11th Street
Upland, CA 91786

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March 20, 2014
best school yet. great involvement, great opportunities, excellent learning, wish more were like this. love it here

- submitted by a parent
January 03, 2014
You simply cannot find a better school in the area. My child is a Junior and an AP student, though he performs normally academically. He does very well at Upland and after moving to Rancho and later La Verne, we both decided to turn down both Los Osos, and Bonita to stay at Upland. My other son, at Bonita, is on track to transfer to Upland next semester. Upland runs a professional program with competent administration and overall very good teachers. If you don't think so, take a look or drop by other schools. You don't get the polite hellos and smiles that you do at Upland's offices, you get sneers and whatevers. Their sports program is a wonderful example of how a high school athletics program should be ran. Professional but not overbearing. Academically, the school does very well and gets better every year. There tends to be *A* social gap, but it's not as bad here. The new, current principal runs the school very well. At first, I thought Osos and Bonita were better schools, but after dealing with both, Upland continues to shine above the rest. If you disagree, go ahead and head on over to other schools. They don't offer all that Upland does, and UHS does it better!

- submitted by a parent
March 22, 2012
You get back what you put in. After reading some of these comments, I'm a little dismayed. My daughter is neither Caucasian nor privileged and she had great teachers who encouraged her to reach her full potential. The AP/Honors program is fantastic and I don't see where all these complaints about college prep are coming from. My daughter got into Smith College. Enough said. Upland High School is fantastic.

- submitted by a parent
March 01, 2012
Great school in my opinion. Just for clarification all of the new laptops, smart boards, and building projects, were paid for by state grants, the school did not pay for these out if its own funds. Paper is not included in any grant.

- submitted by a student
January 10, 2012
This school is great. Their marching band is really good too. What I love about this school is that there is good education for kids, or teens. They have good extracurricular activities, but one thing they could improve on is teach more languages.

- submitted by a parent
October 31, 2011
This school is a ship without a rudder. The principal is gutless and clueless. He would rather sweep problems under the rug than make an honest effort to correct them. The faculty is a mixed bag of very competent and very incompetent teachers. The manner in which some teachers treat students and parents is disgraceful. Bullying is encouraged by some teachers. If you are considering a move to Upland, I would suggest you look elsewhere.Rating this school with two stars is being very generous!

- submitted by a parent
August 15, 2011
I hate this school. I can't even put it in words. I hate this school so much that I don't even want to give it a star. Some of the teachers there are just incapable. They cannot teach! Then there's that awful green color you see everywhere you look. These people really don't know where to put there money. Their library is inadequate. It literally leaks. And it's so dark and half the computers there are broken. They have also just built themselves an extra gym (god knows why and the year it was in construction, there was this whole budget on paper and tissues! They use all their money on smart boards and laptops, but they have no money to get paper. And the teachers can't even appreciate if they do have paper. It's insane how much they waste. I had some really bad experiences here. The school is just ridiculous to me. It is also very crowded. I am giving them a star because their AP/Honors program is somewhat good, but WASC has sent Upland High a warning. There is too large a gap between the AP/H students and the college prep. Students are mostly snobby, rich Caucasians. I don't like the atmosphere created by Upland High. I am a Junior.

- submitted by a student
March 12, 2011
UHS is one of the best High Schools in the area. They Have an exceptional AP & honors program, a wide range of after school activities to keep everybody involved, great athletic teams in almost every sport, good counselors, and you clearly can see the administrators involved in every aspect of the school. Just as everywhere else, they have their quote of bad coaches and negligent teachers, however you have easy access to everybody here, teachers, coaches, counselors, and administrators. Stay involved in your kid's activities and they are going to be all right. UHS is a safe and positive place for them to be.

- submitted by a parent
May 30, 2010
Adding technology and upgrading our classrooms isn't being done unwisely or to just "look nice". It affords teachers the opportunities to utilize more inclusive and engaging instructional strategies. The modernization is paid for by specific funds that must be utilized for this purpose. We do not "waste" funding on campus. It is specifically targeted for instructional purposes and for student benefit.

- submitted by a teacher
May 16, 2010
Since I'm only finishing up my freshman year, I can't say very much, but so far the teachers I've gotten this year are not very good (especially math and science) but they have an excellent AP/Honors program. We have an amazing history department and I was lucky to get one of the only good English teachers this year. We don't spend money very wisely however but there's not much we can do about it. Since funds have been cut, a lot of activities and clubs are no longer available which is bad for incoming freshmen, but hopefully when our economy is back on track things will get better.

- submitted by a student
April 08, 2010
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- submitted by a teacher
January 21, 2010
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- submitted by a student
November 29, 2009
The school offers great programs but spends its money very unwisely as every year they build or renovate a different sector of the school. They seem to aspire to be a school known for its looks but many do not know that for the beauty of the school to exist funds have been cut from many areas that are well needed. This year as well as the last there was a shortage of books for many classes, paper is being used sparingly and many more sectors of the school are being deprived.

- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
August 17, 2009
good ap/honors program, however some teachers might just be a joke, and certain counselors are just pretty helpless/useless.

- submitted by a student
July 25, 2009
The school has great classes but recently have installed cameras all over the campus. When they are having issues funding extra programs and firing teachers wit an already lack of math books for classrooms. Yet year after year they either build or fix-up the school's appearance instead of funding what is needed. I am a junior.

- submitted by a student
January 04, 2009
As a senior at Upland High I have seen the school's atmosphere really transform. I expect that it'll only get better as the years go by. There are some amazing teacher's, but with good comes bad and, unfortunately, some should have spared both students and parents and never chose the career path to become teachers. It really comes down to the luck of the draw. Besides that, Upland High School's counselor's are truly amazing and are dedicated in the life-time success of the students. With every thing considered I give UHS an Average Rating.

- submitted by a student
December 16, 2008
I can honestly say within the two years my son has been attending Upland, that I have become more and more disgruntled at the staff and the shool as a whole. The teachers are far to concerned about themselves and the popular kids to care or even pay attention to the others. We have often had assignments and work get lost or graded incorrectly. Far more than should happen. And there is is a SERIOUS lack of accountability from the teaching staff. I will definitely be looking into transferring my son from this good old boy small town joke of a high school, to somewhere that actually cares for ALL the kids futures and academic well being, not just who the ones whose family were alumni or are the 'in' kids.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 09, 2008
Upland High School is a very good school. the teachers are knowledgeable and I am very happy that we moved into that school district.

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2008
My daughter is a sophmore at Upland High and I love it! We drive 60 miles every day just for her to go there. The schools in our area have lower test scores and are not on the same educational level as Upland. We transferred our daughter to Upland Unified when she was going into Jr. High-that way entering High School wouldn't be so overwhelming. She struggled through 7th and 8th grade because her elementary education was far below Uplands. She has maintained a 3.5 GPA so far through 9th and 10th grade. She is extremely involved on campus and the students have wonerful school spirit. My only complaint is the new administration. They hired a new principal and vice principal last school year and they are terrible. The District thought the school would benifit from having two principals but it has actually not been benifical at all.

- submitted by a parent
September 01, 2008
Great honors and music programs, school counselors are superb my daughter got into ucla

- submitted by a parent
August 12, 2008
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- submitted by a student
June 13, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
March 19, 2008
I really liked Upland High School. I was fortunate enough to be in ASB, on the track and cross country teams, played soccer for a year, and was in the Honors/AP program. This school is great because it offers so many activities for the students to do. How ever one thing i would say is that the school focuses a lot on athletics, I think a little less from athletics and a little more on academics would be just right! Overall Upland is a bunch of networks that all work well together and make Upland a great place to receive a high school education. oH and also I don't know what I think about the new adminstration move to 2 principles. I was very pleased how it was working before and I liked the Assistant Principal that is no longer there.

- submitted by a student
no rating January 25, 2008
I am not happy with the school having so many teachers that just give out worksheets and sit down.They should be instructing and checking for understanding. There is a minority of teachers that use technology out of the 150+ teachers and keep lessons relevant. Administrators should be in classes unannounced to see what is happening. The landscaping is nice though - not really important.

- submitted by a parent
January 05, 2008
Our two daughters attended Upland High; both were on the Honors/AP track and did very well. The academic offerings for advanced students were exceptional; better than any other school in our area, but we were most impressed by the extra curricular activities available to students. Whether it is performing arts, athletics, or community service programs/clubs, Upland seems to offer it all and the school is committed to providing students the facilities needed to make each program successful. We are continually surprised at the number of students at the school on non-school days or after school hours. Despite our concerns with the size of the school, we found that students taking advantage of the opportunities provided were very successful. Our hats off to Upland for providing a great experience to students and their parents.

- submitted by a parent
December 17, 2007
The teachers here dont reach out to every student and expect way to much while teaching way too little. They need to stop focusing them on themselves and more on teaching the california standards like other good schools do. And stop relying on school loop so much. Not every student can have daily computer access. Some have lives away from the computer

- submitted by a student
December 14, 2007
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- submitted by a student
November 17, 2007
This school used to be a good school. It has recently gone with 2 Principals and 2 VP's. The previous administration was great. The new added administration is horrible. It is an extremely and the students are the ones suffering. My children will not be attending Upland High.

- submitted by a parent
June 14, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
May 31, 2007
This is a good school, it's one of the best school I've ever attended.

- submitted by a student
December 16, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
November 02, 2006
It was a good school. However it is no longer a good school. I recommend building another for those who want an academic foucs.

- submitted by a former student
May 11, 2006
Upland needs to focus more on there students than the sports and other actives! Should put more after school program for homework to keep grades up and pass test lilke the chasse.

- submitted by a student
May 08, 2006
I think Upland is a great school to send any student. They strive for excellence in the class room and in sports. One of the top schools in the area with acadimics. They treat each student with high concern and make sure they are in the right classes. Great Job UHS>

- submitted by a former student
May 05, 2006
Strong honors and AP classes. Strong language department. Lousy college prep classes.

- submitted by a former student
May 05, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
February 16, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
October 09, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
August 09, 2005
Thier programs are really good and so is their food.

- submitted by a parent
July 07, 2005
The academic programs are good at Upland High. The English Department is a bit on the weak side from our experiance but it is an over all great school. The athletic programs were really amazing. There is from my experiance mid level parent involvment. Overall UHS is a great school.

- submitted by a former student
June 01, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
March 16, 2005
Upland High School is definitely an A+ school. Both me & my husband attended there all 4 years, and we now moved back to Upland so our daughter could be in the Upland school district. They have an unbelievable music program. The teachers that were there when we attended were exceptional. I have many fond memories of UHS!

- submitted by a former student
February 28, 2005
UHS offers a comprehensive selection of AP/Honors classes, as well as college prep and basic classes-something for all student levels! The extra-curricular offerings include extensive band, choral, and dance programs (that are very well received in both competitions and in the community). The athletics and student activies programs are superior. Parents are very involved at UHS, with an active PTSA that meets monthly and averages over 30 participants in each meeting! The art program is extensive, and UHS still offers an industrial technology program including wood, metal, auto, computer graphics, as well as an extensive business department. UHS also has a psychology program, including AP/Honors psych! This is a very large, yet very well-performing school!

- submitted by a student
December 24, 2004
Upland High School is one of the most complete high schools I have ever seen. It is almost too perfect.

- submitted by a parent
November 30, 2004
This High is a very good High scholl that provides the very best education for our children. They are very concerned about our childrens future's at this school and they make sure that they provide the education to go along with it. I have seen other schools where they just pass our children through an over crowded system but this is not one of those schools here they take the time to know the children and their needs. This is a very good school.

- submitted by a parent
June 13, 2004
I attended Upland High from 1992-1995. I found it to be a great public school. The majority of classes I took had a decent teacher/student ratio. I was in the honors/AP system and that did contribute to the good experience I had there. The teachers were knowledgable and excited about teaching. I would be very happy to send my own children there.

- submitted by a former student
June 08, 2004
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- submitted by a former student
August 26, 2003
Great school. This was my root, my best memories. Now that I'm older I'm proud to say I went to Upland High School and was in the Marching Band. My oldest friends who went there are my best friends. My memories will stay with me the rest of my life. Thank you Upland High

- submitted by a former student
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Upland High School
565 West 11th Street, Upland, CA  91786
(909) 949-7880
Last modified Upland 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.
Upland High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 49 reviews. Top