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9800 S. Mills Avenue
Whittier, CA 90604

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(562) 698-8121
(562) 946-6094
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June 22, 2014
My child has been attending California High School for over three years. We are very pleased with the opportunities available to her and the teachers she has had. The school's and district's impressive data speaks for itself.

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December 18, 2013
Gone from a 10 to a 7 from lack of leadership and no accountability due to the union. Not to mention 100% of the administration comes from the teachers union. or close to it. The parents and students are there to make sure they all make a good living with good benefits. SAY YES TO VOUCHERS AND CHARTER SCHOOLS. DOES ANYONE KNOW OF ANYONE ANYWHERE WHO GETS SO MANY DAYS OFF AND PAID FOR THE ENTIRE YEAR AND LIFE. We can't even get a teacher to stay after school cuz god for bid the union find out and punish that teacher. But a teacher can perform horribly and no one can say a thing. Nothing is done for years. we have to go through a three year process to make a common sense decision that person would be better suited in another profession. Then they still get paid for all the time they were performing poorly. Wow We need to separate the Administration from the Teachers and give the Administrators full over site as to how to deal with poor performers. We need Public accountability and reviews of each teacher. None of this just let the teacher decide what they should or shouldn't be doing in their class. TRUE OVER SITE. ACCOUNTABILITY.

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June 10, 2013
This school is perfect for a child that needs a extra learning experience. The teachers are excellent and willing to teach any kid. its perfect.

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September 28, 2012
Pretty great school, kind of crowded but it's still nice. This year they're reconstructing the large gym and last year they made many renovations. There are quite a bit of fights and a lot of kids with drugs but it's still a nice school and offers academies which are really great and block schedule is great because we get more time to do homework!

- submitted by a student

September 11, 2012
It is unfortunate that a parent is unable to voice a concern about academic issues that directly affect one's child without being retaliated against. Recently I spoke with an administrator regarding something I didn't think was academically challenging or of any benefit to any students. I never mentioned the teacher's name and I tried to make a request to ban this particular activity from the school, in general, and not to focus on any individual teacher. To this date, my child does not know that I ever approached administration regarding this matter. However, the teacher must have been told whose parent voiced the concern because soon after, my child told me about how the teacher's attitude changed towards my child, from positive to negative. My child's grade also went down two letter grades in that class. I am disappointed and wish I had remained anonymous when I spoke to administration because my child ended up suffering the consequences for my actions.

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August 19, 2011
The counselors will tell new students one thing and the next day say something completely different. This school is very unorganized. Since i am a new student this is very vexing.

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May 30, 2011
Im gonna b new to this school next year looks lik a big school i hope not to get lost

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June 14, 2010
I attended Cal High for about 5 months. I absolutely loved the school! The campus is great, the teachers as well and simply the atmosphere is amazing. I was told it recently ranked a 10 and it simply left me in awe. I would do anything to go back to this wonderful school.

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September 10, 2009
Beautiful campus, great curriculum, and friendly teachers and counselors. Yes, it can be overcrowded (hell, 16 students in my French class don't have textbooks yet), and if you're new, there's a 95% chance you'll get lost due to the unique structure of the school, but overall, I'm glad I chose Cal High. An added bonus? Block scheduling. Your amount of HW has been reduced.

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December 17, 2007
cal high is a great school..the classes are great the teachers are awesome...it can be over crowded sometimes....but we as condors..have to live through it...lol...we recently got a new library and new classrroms...CHS would have to be the best school in whitter...YOU WISH YOU WERE A CONDOR!

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August 04, 2007
Well hey I'm an alumni at cal hi. And not because I went there. But cal hi is a great school that provides alot of great academic for students!. All the teachers are great and hilarious, and the classes are well kept. And come on, their building new buildings for the new in coming students. I am proud to say that i graduated a condor. In the class of 2007!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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June 20, 2007
Cal Hi is as good or better than any of the schools in the area. The school deserved it's recent recognition from the state. Their programs, from AP to the Academies, offer opportunity to all levels of students.

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June 06, 2007
Cal Hi is way too overcrowded. There's enough supplies in class and everything, but it's just hard getting to class on time because the hallways feel like a stampede! Some teachers should definitely not be teaching there because they're either too old or don't know what they're doing. Majority of the teachers there are really good and easy to talk to. They discipline a little too much here as well.

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July 07, 2006
I graduated from Cal-Hi, class of '02. I took advantage of AP and honors classes, sports, as well as student organizations, all of which I believe led directly to my attendance and completion of a degree at UCLA. The teachers in these advanced classes at Cal-Hi do care and are willing to aid students that express a desire to learn.

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January 22, 2006
My daughter has adapted wonderfully to the school!

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January 12, 2006
Overall, I am pleased with the school. My daughter is a freshman this year and she attended summer school to 'familairize' herself with the campus and teachers. I was impressed with the staff on back to school night and was able to speak personally with all of them. This is the most important first step to becoming acquainted with the teachers and listen to what will be expected of the student through out the year. Just as in any school, parent involvement is most imperative and I strive to participate in every aspect of her education. Her teachers are willing to work with her when and if she needs help and I also pay a math tutor if she requires that extra one on one attention that most teachers at many schools do not offer for different reasons. Overall, I am content and look forward to three more years.

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December 01, 2005
I currently have 2 children attending Cal High. I am sadly disappointed in the quality and attitude of the teachers, counselors and staff there now. No help is available for children who have difficulty understanding comlicated classes, teachers use foul and abusive language freely, counselors and the Vice Principal don't want to be bothered. I wish I could afford private school.

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November 07, 2005
I think that cal-Hi is overall a pretty good school you'll always have some teachers that don't care but most of the teachers are great

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August 22, 2005
My child graduated from cal high this year and I must say not all the teachers should be teaching. But I must thank greatly his counsler Ms.Mcteer she is a wonderful mentor to my child and was always there when we needed her, we are truly grateful that she was our childs counsler she very much cared about our child and proved it all four years, our hat is off to her there should be more educators like her.

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August 21, 2005
California high has a great academic program, but the teaching is a little lacks. So parents please keep an open ear and eye on your kids ask lots of questions, this school is way to over crowded.

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August 15, 2005
My child attended summer school session.... it was not a good experience.

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July 17, 2005
The School Does not give the impresion to be a home like envoronment and the counselers are not as frendly as they should be. No one seem to be interested on the students acompishments.

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January 12, 2005
California High School seems to put an inportance on extra curriculer activities and encourages the student population to be active. Also the teachers seem to care about their students. If your son or daughter has an interest in a particular field, Cal High also has available different 'academies' which help to ready the students for their chosen careers.

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May 27, 2004
I am pleased with the education my children are receiving. I have one child who receives accommodations. The staff is wonderful and has kept us well informed. The teachers have been great and very encouraging to my kids!

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May 17, 2004
I do not like the school. Some of the teachers put the students down and do not always do the job, sometimes the students are not taught the material they are only given the homework and test, then expected to get an A in the class.

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February 28, 2004
I attended CHS from 1979-83. I had recently worked there as a Substitute. I was impressed with the improvements made. When I was a student there 20 years ago, there were no classroom expecations or behavior policies. The environment was hostile and unsafe. Gifted or high achieving students were not required to take honors classes. Many took regular classes for easy A's. Campus security was non-existent. Teachers did no accomodations for students with disabilities. Now, students have individual career mentors to help them plan successful futures. Change is great, but it came a little too late for me.

- submitted by a student
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California High School
9800 S. Mills Avenue, Whittier, CA  90604
(562) 698-8121
Last modified California 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.
California High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 37 reviews. Top