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.
WHS offer IB program which is great. Teachers are experianced and nice. students are working hard and help each other.
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.
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!
Where is my review? As always, greatschools.com cleans off anything even slightly negative. What a shame!
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.
great school !! love the teachers ! especially my english teacher who helped me improve my essay writing skills & prepared me for college !
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Walnut HS is a great school, bottom line, great IB and AP programs. This school does not disappoint.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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