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American High School

8 reviews
36300 Fremont Boulevard
Fremont, CA 94536
(510) 796-1776

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I’m a freshman I have to wait for a little longer as of now it’s okk
Posted by a student on 10/26/2019
I am a current student at American and I have never been more depressed in my life. With recent staff changes the school is completely oblivious to any stress or mental health-related issues. They solely care about scores and the image of the school rather than the have proper concern for their students. Rather than fostering an environment where students can learn and grow, I have been constantly put down. Every meeting with a counselor has resulted in me being quickly dismissed without any effort to solve or even subdue the problem. Staff members have bragged about punishing students and never put mental health into consideration. The school does not care or have ANY genuine compassion for the students whatsoever. Most of the staff treats it as a business, solely doing their job for themselves, not wanting to go out of there way to assist students whatsoever. The only source of genuine compassion and concern is of the teachers. I have seen over 10 of my friends leave school this year and transfer to other programs due to sheer depression. If you have a smart child and you do not care about their mental health or friends, send them to American. However, if it is your first priority to have your child grow in a healthy environment and have a happy high school experience, any other school in the district will be an improvement. I am not speaking on behalf of myself, as a large representation of the student population feels the same way.
Posted by a student on 5/17/2019
Worst school in the district to be honest. Teachers do not care about students at all and once they leave the classroom they couldn't care less about them and barely listen to them. Very unhelpful from the whole staff. If you want to talk to an administrator, you have to contact them several times just for them to call you in 2 weeks after the situation. They give you detentions and consequences for situations and don't listen to anything or the context of the situation. If someone just punched you for no reason, they would probably suspend you for "making a scene" even if its not your fault. This school does not listen to anything students have to say unless a parent is there to scare them. If you are looking for a school that does not actually care about you and won't listen unless you have a complaint that makes them publicly look bad, I would highly recommend American High School.
Posted by a student on 1/26/2019
Our son is a Freshman here. Our friends/neighbors kids who graduated out this year from American High enjoyed studying here without the crazy cut throat competition at Mission San Jose. This years placements were Harvard, MIT, Caltech, UPenn, Stanford, Urbana Champaign just among the kids we know. Apparently more kids made it to UC Berkeley from American High this year than Mission is what we are hearing! The school/neighborhood is way underrated compared to Mission SanJose. Our street Shattuck Ave has 3 UPenn MBA, 1 Harvard grad and the neighborhood is flooded with highly educated parents who emphasize education and yet the environment at American is very balanced .
Posted by a parent on 9/6/2014
So far, I am really enjoying my time at this school. Some teachers are challenging, but in the end, you will really learn a great deal from them. Others however, are just completely unreasonable and don't teach at all, but still expect their students to score good grades on their tests. Honors classes here are really rigorous, but CP classes are incredibly easy, but you will learn nothing from them. How well you do really just depends on which teacher you get. The students are generally nice & willing to help each other out. There ASB is really good & has a lot of activities - our school truly feels like a family. The sports programs are slightly above average, depending on the team. A good school to be at, no peer pressure to dress a certain way or anything. Only thing that is truly awful about American is that admin is HORRIFIC!!!!
Posted by a student on 6/29/2014

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Fremont schools - American High School is located at 36300 Fremont Boulevard, Fremont CA 94536. American High School is in the Fremont Unified School District. American High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 9-12.

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