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Los Alamitos High School

10
14 reviews
Grades
9-12
Students
3137
Type
Public
3591 Cerritos Avenue
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
(562) 799-4780

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They provide an amazing variety of curriculum choices for academics (math, science, technical, foreign language), as well as the arts (choir, music, drama, dance, visual arts) and sports. Many of the programs and activities are nationally ranked if not multiple year national champions. One of just a few schools to be recognized nationally for their AP course development.
Posted by a parent on 11/7/2016
The focus of LAHS is preparation for college entry, and it does a fantastic job at doing so. Students do quite well in a good learning environment. However, the availability of art and music programs is lacking. Athletic programs are not a priority although the opportunities are there
Posted by a community member on 11/15/2015
I graduated from this school and honestly if you just pay attention and do your best, los alamitos will get youa straight way into college. My daughter goes there and now if you want to take the PSAT the school will pay for it! Making it way easier. Their sports program is AMAZING. Los alamitos gets noticed by many colleges making it better academically and athletically. The closest high school near LosAl is cypress high which doesnt really give you preparations for college the way LosAl does. And Cypress' sports program isnt best, wont get you noticed by colleges. If your in the OC area, Los Alamitos would be an AMAZING place to put your child in.
Posted by a parent on 11/23/2014
I completely disagree with the positive reviews of this school. I am an alumnus from the late 90's and this school did not prepare me for my university studies at all. I attended a top university and I knew while at Los Al that I was not prepared for the rigors of university study. I read and studied on my own literature that was not offered in the English courses at Los Al to further prepare myself for university. I recall my Senior year being a total waste, majority of the teacher playing videos in class to pass the time, thus my parents had pulled me out of school on those particular days. The level of academics were incredibly weak and the sole focus of the school was football and cheerleaders. The students were extremely clicky and often pushed their religious views on others which I found offensive at a public institution. The teachers and staff were often unprofessional as well.
Posted by a community member on 4/17/2013
I transfered to Los Al this year from a high school in Georgia. I did not come to the school with incredibly high expectations but i am severely disappointed with the lack of attention paid to each individual students' needs. At my old school I was in all honors classes on my way to AP courses my junior year (current year) but when I transfered here I missed the AP deadline and I was forced to sign up for all on level classes (Los Al does not offer honors courses). No one would help me get into more challenging courses. What I have noticed from these on level classes is that it is almost impossible to learn anthing because the teachers always have to direct a good portion of their attention on misbehaving students. I feel like I am not being prepared for college but instead learning why not to become a teacher. The curriculum is also very lacking and unchallenging and I am finding that I have learned most of the content we go over... as a freshman or sophormore at my old school. I do not recommend this school if you want your child to have a challenging education (no matter what level they are on) with some of these classes... you can literally do nothing and still get an "A".
Posted by a student on 3/8/2012

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Los Alamitos schools - Los Alamitos High School is located at 3591 Cerritos Avenue, Los Alamitos CA 90720. Los Alamitos High School is in the Los Alamitos Unified School District. Los Alamitos High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 9-12.

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