27 Parent Reviews for Archbishop Mitty High School
Mitty's sports program has an exceptional reputation, however their programs are not any better or different than what one would find at a top tier public school or an average private school. The theater program is a bit above average, but if you're looking for a theater magnet school, Lincoln High School
... Read more is a better option. Grades are grossly inflated to offset low test scores. The curriculum is far inferior to other high schools in the area, as most money and emphasis is allocated for the sports and theater programs. Most students end up at CSUs despite high GPAs due to poor test scores. If you want your child to go to a top university and do well, I would not recommend sending your child here. Read less
Posted by a parent on 09/10/13
I am a Junior at Archbishop Mitty so my opinion is a little biased, however, I have to say that going to Mitty has been one of my best decisions. I love my classes, my teachers, and my fellow classmates. Everyone is extremely respectful, my freshman year, a senior GAVE me lunch money when I was short
... Read more a dollar for lunch. Our athletics program is simply amazing and in addition our school spirit is simply unmatched. We have tremendous turnouts to all of our events and even during spirit week. I read a review that said that our new Ipad program is harmful, however, being one of the last classes that remembers what it was like before Ipads, I can say that the Ipad program had definitely improved our academic program. We don't have to lug books from class to class and we have an unmatched note taking/homework doing device anywhere we go. We are definitely not "forced" to use the ipads as books, everyone is aware that if you prefer, you may order your own hard copy book and bring it to class. Overall, I love Mitty. I would not be the same focused, driven, and confident person I am today with out Mitty. Read less
Posted by a student on 09/08/13
Hyper focuses on athletics and absolutely a school for extroverts. If you want your child to try something new, it's impossible because at Mitty you are expected to be great. That's the saddest thing. Academics seem good, and I think the pace will prepare them for college, BUT the off periods I think
... Read more are too frequent and perhaps not appropriate for 14-16 year olds. 2 stars because of the price. Read less
Posted by a parent on 08/19/13
I felt for many kids and their parents in Mitty. Many of freshmen struggled or dropped from honor / advanced classes all around my child. Many of them were depressed and acted out often. Of course, it puts parents in hell. I am very sure that teachers and school knew about that. Here is my assessment
... Read more why many children are not doing well in Mitty: 1. overall, less instruction hours compare to public high schools 2. many of teachers are sports coaches 3. distraction from i-Pad, which school forced to children to use as a textbook. However, we (parents) all know, except the school administrators, how harmful i-Pad to our children. I strongly suggest you that do research before you choose Mitty to avoid hardship as many Mitty families went through. Read less
Posted by a parent on 06/02/13
My expectations for choosing to commit $15k/yr + for my child's education at Mitty versus a public school were: Superior Academics, Deepening Religious Faith, and Acceptance to a Top University - via College Planning. The results were sub-par at best for the following reasons: 1. Academics was mediocre
... Read more - many teachers were unavailable outside the classroom due to sports//coaching commitments. Good students had a difficult time excelling in the classrooms given lack of interest on the part of the teachers. My child had a 4.2 GPA and found most teachers disinterested and unresponsive for help. 2. Religious Education was watered down due to appeasing liberal, political correctness interests. In fact, it has damaged my child's desire to continue attending mass with us. 3. College (lack of) Planning Go online, use Naviance and find the colleges of choice. Where's the counselor's independent, honest assessment of where your child is best suited? My child wanted to go to an East Coast school, and even with high scores, the highest level achieved was being accepted into a UC school. AMHS just doesn't' have the gravitas or pull with college admissions directors. Avoid!!! Read less
Posted by a parent on 05/02/13
Mitty is a joke. Presents itself as a college prep school, but its a joke. Unless your child is a sport superstar or would make it academically without teacher support your child will be just another number. Most students go to California State University (CSU) or University of California schools
... Read more (UC). Entrance requirements are GPA's and SAT's. So why spend $15K for something you get at a public school? Teachers are iffy and many are coaches (ie. sports influence). Read less
Posted by a parent on 05/02/13
Mitty's priorities are clear: Fundraising, and sports. We have two children that are in great colleges that went through public school, but we thought our third child could benefit from Mitty's so-called great teachers and smaller classes. Big mistake. Teachers are average and administration is unhelpful.
... Read more Don't believe the brochure or open-house sales pitch. If your child has difficulty in a class, or needs accomodations of any kind, Mitty wants you out of there. Even with a 504 plan, Mitty will kick your child to the curb faster than you can say "holier than thou". It is all about their image, really no interest in helping kids. Not only a waste of money, it is damaging to kids. STAY AWAY! Read less
Posted by a parent on 03/12/13
I am a freshman and I love Archbishop Mitty! I think I made a great decision between Mitty and Valley Christian. Mitty offers good education, and their sports and arts department are fantastic as well! I am in the arts and I love it so much! Mitty built a new building for the Arts Department. There
... Read more is a great diversity of people and everyone is nice. The teachers are very helpful and there is also a Campus Ministry program. Go Monarchs! :) Read less
Posted by a student on 01/02/12
I have two children at this school: One is a junior and one is a freshman. I have been incredibly impressed by the academic rigor, the quality and care of the staff, and the range of after-school activities offered. I highly recommend this school.
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Posted by a parent on 01/20/11
Mitty is an excellent school, wonderful helpful teachers and it cultures a well rounded and educated student ready for college.
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San Jose schools — Archbishop Mitty High School is located at 5000 Mitty Way, San Jose CA 95129. 5000 Mitty Way is in the 95129 ZIP code in San Jose, CA The school district for Archbishop Mitty High School is the Diocese Of San Jose. Archbishop Mitty High School is a Catholic school that serves grade levels 9 - 12.
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