I think my time at WHS was ok. I definitely was unhappy a lot of the time, but the student community makes up for the failures of the school itself. Teachers overall are not that great, though a *few* AP/honors ones were great. There was a whole lot of wasted time ("English day", "Math day"...) and the administrators tended to be either rude or annoying unless you developed some kind of friendship with them (which wasn't difficult, but ALL students should feel comfortable and welcome in their school). The Guidance Office staff are excessively rude and talk a whole lot for being as busy as they say they are. The void between "honors" and AP courses and regular/CP ("college prep") courses was enormous. And either in spite of or as a result of that, the AP/honors classes were ridiculously overloaded, not just with students in general, but with students who would have fit in some intermediary between AP and CP. ASB was a farce. Didn't quite like going to school there, but I got through and wouldn't exactly suggest people send their kids elsewhere in town for school
Whittier H S is great!! my son has good agreats due to all trhe help he has gotten a long the way from his teachers.
I second this sentiment - I am a parent that loves this school and would recomend this school to any parent. I do admit I used to have my concerns with this school but I've noticed how much it has improved in the past few years. I do believe the principal, a WHS alumn and who has spent almost her entire career at this school, has really made the institution great. It is THE high school I would most want to send my child to in the area. As with any place, it is what you make of it, but the school wants my input and participation. That is encourageing - nothing to hide and a willingness to work on problems parents see!
Whittier High School is a caring, nurturing and hard working community of learners. A school community whose members, strive to improve each day, month and year!
I am a parent that loves this school and would recomend this school to any parent. I do admit I used to have my concerns with this school but I've noticed how much it has improved in the past few years.
I think it's a great school. There's not many activities and some people are mean but you can make the best of it.
I think this school is great. Everyone learns a lot of new things here. My child goes here and he's a junior and he's so into the activites they have here. Of course, it is very crowded but indeed it is lots of fun for them to make a lot of friends.
this is a great school for kids to get a higher education and to interact with students more.
Im currently a student in Whittier High School, and I think that this school is great, it has alot of activities and I learn alot thanks to the teachers there. They help try to understand the subject by teaching it in different ways.
I am a former Whittier High School student. When I attended Whittier my first three years, the school administration was not doing a thorough job. However, my senior year(2004-2004), the adminstration improved a lot. I've seen a lot of changes that have occurred since then. I am very glad that there are more students who graduate and plan to attend a 4-year University. There are also a lot more new and young teachers who are eager to teach! I think this school has improved a lot and is doing a well job!
I was a student at Whittier high and I found it to be the worst school I ever attended in my life. Students don't care. Teachers don't care. Whittier lacks any challange, which is important for experience and success.
I am sold on WHS!The staff, teachers, & administrators are committed to student success. I've had 3 sons graduate in 2002,2004, & 2006.This school works hard for the students. The alumni group is great & generous & involved also. There are plenty of extra opportunities for every student.This is a school to embrace.(We came from private preschool thru 8th.) Enjoy the rich traditions & be an involved parent. This school seems to get better each year.They even have moms committed to praying for the school. What a great set up!
So far so good. This is my students first year and I like what I'm seeing so far.
Good academic program, but most parents not involved. Need to involve parents, community and kids to see improvemnet in API scores.
I truly believe that Whittier High School is a good school, even though the scores do not reflect it. As long as parents stay involved in their children's academic life, the child will prosper. WHS offers a lot, it's up to the parents and students to take advantage of it. The facilities have drastically improved in the last year! The scores have been turning around. And there's lots of activities to keep the students involved.
I currently have one child attending Whittier High School. I am very pleased with the education my child is obtaining through the staff and the atmosphere at WHS. I have also been very pleased with the level of education provided for the numerous students I know, who have gone on to attend quality colleges and universities after graduation. WHS is a quality, safe, and inspiring environment. Students are provided excellent examples of what they might aspire to be from the staff and recent graduates. The percentage of WHS students who qualify for entrance into the UC system is still among the highest. The students also have the opportunity to enjoy a wide range of highly successful extra-curricular activities as part of their high school experience. The greatest addition to the WHS experience is the new administration. They enhance my grade for WHS from '4+' to '5.'.
I was a student of Whittier High School. I would give it an overall 4 for the time I was enrolled there. The teachers took an interest in the students and did not pass us just to move us on. I feel that because of the many restrictions placed on teachers now they can not get as personally involved with the students as they did when I attended. I had a nephew who attended Whittier High School in the past 5 years and he did well and has gone on to be a successful person in life as well. I do not feel that Whittier High School is lacking but the fact that so much has changed and the focus is on safety and discipline instead of education and that the Parent involvement has gone way down. The lack of budgetary funds is also a factor. Whittier High Remains Grand!
We have two WHS graduates, both currently in college, and one WHS junior. The school was allowed to slip in the early 90's which was acknowledged by the high school district. However since 1997 the district has focused on the issues at WHS and we can say, we are very pleased with the progress being made there. It is true that there are a good number of underachieving students. But for those students who are motivated, there are many long term teachers who have sent many a student on to college. Additionally, unlike many overachieving schools, there is the desire on the part of the administration to graduate balanced students. Students who have been challenged academically, encouraged to serve their community and become involved with extracurricular activities.
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