Students enrolled 2975
School leader Jeffrey Jordan

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400 North Pierre Road
Walnut, CA 91789

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(909) 594-1333
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4 stars
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April 17, 2014
I like it. My son is in its IB program and leant a lot. It is a very rich program.

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2013
I am the grandmother of three students who have attended Walnut High School. This school was great for my grandchildren, two who are now in college and one still a senior at the school.

- submitted by a parent
March 16, 2013
this is a good school to those who really want an education. there are some kids here who literally you can tell that after they graduate they are not going anywhere, sad but true. Like i said before, alot of brilliant kids, and a lot of flops. Moving on, the teachers are awesome. Mr. Smith is the reason why i chose my major in college. I had several teachers like him all throughout my high school years. Though there are some teachers who are riding their tenure. The principle for the school needs to calm down about dances. He had prom one year with the lights on. like seriously you are worried about kids banging on the dance floor? then dont teach abstinence, its not working. he threatened to move prom to the gym my senior year, that is why he needs to calm down an let kids be kids and have their night.

- submitted by a community member
October 28, 2012
This comment was made a year ago and still applies today. I too have had 3 children graduate with honors and all 3 move on to college. Also, I currently have an 11th grade student presently attending and would have paid to have the amazing balanced education in all areas as has every one of my children, ie., clubs, sports, etc. Everyone has remained available and open to encourage and help my children to succeed. I too was a student of Walnut high back in the 80's and it has continued to remain an amazing school and improve in all facets. I have returned with my family and have 12 years ago, joined the WVUSD to give back to today's students all that I was so lucky to receive myself. I couldn't find a private school that would begin to compare to Walnut High. Thanks for caring!

- submitted by a parent
March 25, 2012
Where is my review? As always, greatschools.com cleans off anything even slightly negative. What a shame!

- submitted by a parent
November 05, 2011
My three children attended Walnut and have been well prepared for college. They have also been involved in sports, clubs, and performing groups. I am also a teacher at Walnut. Having taught in six different (quality) schools I can honestly say Walnut is a superior school in all facets. Any parent who says the school lacks balance has no clue as to what actually goes on at the school. While many schools have eliminated performing arts, sports, and clubs, Walnut has expanded offerings. Teachers motivate their students to acheive in many areas including service to the community. Walnut is not an elitist school. All students can find a nitch and develop their individual talents whether that be academic, athletic, or artisitc. It is also a safe school where students of many cultures and ethnicities coexist in harmony.

- submitted by a parent
August 18, 2011
great school !! love the teachers ! especially my english teacher who helped me improve my essay writing skills & prepared me for college !

- submitted by a student
January 03, 2011
Stay away from this school. Their principal lacks experience and only cares about athletics while academics sit and rot. Half of the teacher are horrible, half of them are excellent. Welcome to public education.

- submitted by a parent
November 24, 2010
Walnut High School is the top-notch school in terms of teacher quality, school leadership, and challenging academic programs. The IB and AP program is unsurpassed by either Diamond Bar or Troy High School. Walnut High School's AP and IB exam rates are at around 98% (extremely high for a public school), I am pleased to have my student at this school. I was considering Troy, but Walnut definitely has better teachers.

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2009
My 2 daughters graduated from Walnut High school, then go to UC very easy because the high school prepared my children to be ready for college since they were in High School. High quality teachers.

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no rating May 06, 2009
Fabulous school - i only wish they could accommodate all the students who really need to take a summer school class! Especially students entering their senior year! Regulating the number of courses and giving students who have not taken over the required classes should be given a preference instead of the lottery system.

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no rating May 05, 2009
Good school, nice teachers but staff that work in the office is extremely rude! Their tone in their voices when they talk is not friendly at all. The staff I talked to wouldn't even listen to my problems and already had an unfriendly tone in her voice. They need to improve on office staff; they're extremely rude.

- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2009
I really take pride into going to Walnut High and my friends from other schools wish they went here! The teachers are the best and although the school is public, the honors classes are taught at private school-level. It's a privilege to go to WHS and many of my peers and classmates don't understand how thankful they should be to go here, since it's a lot better than other California schools in many ways.

- submitted by a student
April 20, 2009
I love my school and all the people that go to school there. I have met great,well-rounded people and the teachers there are awsome!

- submitted by a student
April 07, 2009
Walnut HS is a great school, bottom line, great IB and AP programs. This school does not disappoint.

- submitted by a community member
April 03, 2009
I graduated from WHS 2 years ago, and I am now attending CSULB. Walnut HS is a great public school for those interested in pursuing higher education, however those whom have less of an academic drive are often left in the dust. If you are an average student at Walnut HS, being around so many high achieving individuals can be quite off putting, however in the long run it creates an educational environment that breeds greater success and learning after college. I was surprised to find how much more prepared I was for college than many of my other peers attending CSULB, and I am now at the top of the class and in the Honors program.

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March 30, 2009
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- submitted by a student
March 01, 2009
I am currently a freshman attending Walnut High School, and I can honestly say that I am PROUD to be a Mustang. Not only is this school's cirriculum superior, but there are many clubs students can participate in as well. The teachers here are spectacular because they actaully want you to succeed. I've been to many other high schools before, but to be completely honest, none of them can compare to Walnut High. Walnut is clearly a 10/10.

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February 28, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
December 12, 2008
Those who say this school has an imbalance between 'fun' extracurricular and academics needs to realize that this is one of the top schools in California. Everything is balanced howerver the student wishes to balance. The reason people in this area do so well is not a racial concern, but is rather because of their motivation. Students at Walnut High School want to go to college. Walnut is an excellent school and the whole reason for it is because there are excellent students and teachers as well as motivation in every individual student.

- submitted by a student
August 27, 2008
Walnut is an excellent school. It offers not only an outstanding academic program, but extracurricular activites as well. For those parents who say this school is not well balanced, they are definitely mistaken. High school is not only a first step for our children to grown up, but to take initiative if they have not already done so in previous years. This school gives every student a chance to make good, happy and fun memories, but as in anything, students have to make that first step to seek it out.

- submitted by a parent
August 21, 2008
I have to disagree with the parent that said that the school offered little 'fun' activities. The truth is, there are a lot of activities at the school that are offered, but are only taken up by so many people. I recently graduated from the school. I was in the Advanced Drama Class for 3 years of my school year and chior for my last year. The performing arts classes are very fun and do teach student valuable skills that are more personality based than they re geared towards getting into an Ivy League School. Yes, there is pressure from other students to attend UC schools, but in all my years being there, only about 4 or so student actually go to these Ivy league schools. There are activities that even I as a student was completely unaware of. This is a great school!

- submitted by a student
May 09, 2008
great school, great teachers

- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2008
This school is highly advanced and helps prepare students for their future careers. As a previous review has stated, it is the parent motivation as well as afterschool programs which make the school successful. However, are not the parents the people who should, if their student is not motivated by the idea of doing his or her best, push their child to do the best that they can achieve? I feel the interaction between what the parents expect and what the student[s]' goals are is a duty of the parents. The school' faculty also push students to reach their potential. Any school with this combination of parent and teacher influence would be at least at the state's standard.

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May 02, 2008
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March 24, 2008
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- submitted by a student
July 01, 2007
Check the demographics. The school performs well primarily because of the influence of parents upon their children. Performance is not an indicator of teacher or administrator ability. 60% of the students have been involved in after school programs since early in elementary school. The teachers work well with their high performers, but aren't so good otherwise. Their also aren't as many extracurricular activities that are just plain fun. Their is no life balance here. Everything is directed toward getting into Ivy League schools. I've had two children attend this school. Both were well prepared academically, but unhappy with their overall experience.

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June 16, 2007
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- submitted by a student
June 15, 2007
Love the school, love the students, love the teachers, everything in the school is great! Learning is a top priority in every aspect of the facility.

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June 02, 2007
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February 18, 2007
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- submitted by a student
December 04, 2006
I am a recent graduate. Walnut High School overall is a good school. Most of the teachers especially the ones teaching IB/AP and honor classes are great but some do play favorites. It is academically challenging but you can still have time for extracurricular activities. It does prepare you for college but not as much for SATs. Most people go to afterschool programs to help with the preparation. you have to be self-motivated and take advantage of the resources on campus because the administration do not go to you.

- submitted by a former student
February 12, 2006
Definately one of the best high schools around. I went here for four years and I have had been prepared extremely well for my collegiate success. Teachers here are amazing, and there is great opportuinty for student involvement.

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November 29, 2005
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- submitted by a student
November 19, 2005
My child attended a very expensive private school for many years. I have found Walnut High School to have higher academic standards and achivements than the private school

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October 21, 2005
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- submitted by a student
August 11, 2005
People take sat classes and that boosts the score of the school.

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July 06, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
June 22, 2005
Amazing School with a tremendous staff.

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Walnut High School
400 North Pierre Road, Walnut, CA  91789
(909) 594-1333
Last modified Walnut High School is a Public school that serves grades 9-12. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Walnut High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 52 reviews. Top