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  • Los Gatos High School9

    Los Gatos, CA | Santa Clara County

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    October 9, 2014


    i moved to lghs last year and am now a sophomore, and it is not good for new students coming out of state. most of my teachers last year did not try to make me feel welcome, and were kind of rude. most of the students have grown up together so they are not open to new students. lghs is a good school, but maybe not the best choice for a out of state student

    Submitted by a student

    April 12, 2014


    The school really cares for you and your well being. They have great programs such as reality check, students to students, cassy, and safe rides to make sure all of their students are happy and healthy. However, like many Silicon Valley schools it is very demanding. The pressure can be extreme here, especially with so many other high achieving students around you.

    Submitted by a student

    August 14, 2013


    This school has an excellent staff of caring teachers and administrators. The beautiful campus is set against the foothills of the Santa Cruz mountains. The support of the community is huge, and it shows (ie. the ceramics room has better equipment than the local college ceramics dept!). School spirit is evident everywhere, and the students are truly proud to be Wildcats. We are so fortunate are kids are able to attend LGHS!

    Submitted by a parent

    August 14, 2013


    I am a teacher in another high school district. ALL high schools have issues with drugs and alcohol and bullying. LGHS has implemented some great programs to deal with these issues: CASA, CASSY counselors, peer connections. It is a proactive high school in dealing with current issues that plagued high schools. Yes, there are teachers that are not good. Again, ALL schools have those. But the majority of teachers are excellent, and go above and beyond to help the students...during the provided tutoring time AND on their own time. Love this school for my teens!

    Submitted by a parent

    August 6, 2013


    Both of our children came to LGHS after graduating a very demanding middle school in San Jose. We are very happy , going our 4 year here. People are nice, and there are no "tiger moms". Most of teachers a very good. A lot of your child success depends on how motivated he/ she is. There are plenty of opportunity to slack off ,but also equally plenty to take the most demanding courses.

    Submitted by a parent

    July 29, 2013


    I love Los Gatos High! This school is public yet has superior academics, athletics, extracurricular activities, teachers, coaches, and administrators! It is arguably the most beautiful high school anywhere! The students at L.G. enjoy tremendous facilities, equipment and opportunities, as well as, super school, parent and community support. L.G. High is as good, if not better, than 99% of all other schools out there public or private! I cannot imagine a more beautiful school or town for my kids to be part of!

    Submitted by a parent

    May 5, 2013


    Some outstanding teachers and lots of choice (languages, woodwork, ceramics, metalwork, journalism and more). My two boys are kept busy with water polo and swimming, as well as doing some AP classes. There appears to be a significant drug problem. So far I'm not seeing it with my kids, who seem to have their feet on the ground. There's a lot of parental involvement, which I think helps in creating a support network among the parents. In my experience the teachers are caring and motivating. My kids find the level of homework very manageable (although it steps up in 11th grade with college prep), still having time for sport, socialization, and their own interests.

    Submitted by a parent

    February 20, 2013


    A lot of bullying and tight cliques. Snobbery at it's finest. Hard to make friends and the school administration does not get involved. Prefer Leigh High, more down to earth

    Submitted by a student

    December 8, 2012


    best school in the us!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! your kid will love it here. It's so nice also it's so fun to leran here. so much better then Leigh high school

    Submitted by a parent

    December 5, 2012


    We have one student here and more coming. We have been very pleased with the level of instruction and the opportunities offered both academic as well as extra curricular. Every instructor we have met has been engaged and very competent. We have been overwhelmed with the efforts to include parents. The advisers are easily reachable and stay with the student throughout his or her gestation from Freshman through Senior year in a "house" type structure. Overall we couldn't imagine a better opporuntity to learn for our children.

    Submitted by a parent

    October 27, 2012


    Particularly not a good choice for transfer students - tight cliques that may be intolerant of differences in opinions or mindset, and resort to exclusion on purpose and spreading false degrading rumors. Be very very careful. In spite of serious consequences, school administration does not take real action when that happens. (Perhaps things are fine if your student has grown up in the school district -- is it really?)

    Submitted by a parent

    October 27, 2012


    Emotional Bullying (Situational aggression) is practiced in this school by some cliques of female students and surprisingly (and quite unfortunately) tolerated by the school administration.

    Submitted by a parent

    September 13, 2012


    This is a wealthy enclave of Silicon Valley. The teen center recently closed and the fight to offer suitable playing fields for sports rages on. It's not the most child friendly area due to the overall lack of support for services outside of the school system. That said, should you seek out only how things look upon the outside and rely upon AP scores for your decision this might fit your script. Drugs, entitled kids driving BMW's are the main negatives. Charming town with a a short commute to any where in the valley leads the pluses.

    Submitted by a parent

    March 30, 2012


    moving to Los Gatos, hearing mixed reviews about this school. interested in knowing updates about this school

    July 18, 2011


    I agree that it's really about the parents at LGHS. Those kids with parents who are involved do extremely well. Those with parents who think LGHS is a daycare center, tend to have a lot of problems with motivation and drugs. BTW: The drug problem is no better or worse at LGHS than other schools. The kids who attend are from affluent families and oft feel very entitled. We only had one bad (Spanish) teacher; the math and science teachers are outstanding.

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