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Aliso Niguel High School

Aliso Viejo, CA
  • Public
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  • Grades 9-12
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  • Enrollment: 3043


Aliso Niguel High School
28000 Wolverine Way
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
(949) 831-5590
Aliso Niguel High School is located in Aliso Viejo, CA and serves grades 9-12.It received a GreatSchool rating of 9 out of 10
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Student Diversity



Native American
Pacific Islander
Two or more races

Reviews13 Reviews

Traumatizing and the worst place for the most critical years of a child’s life, independent of their race, home school if you have to, but avoid at all costs.
This school is all about cliques. It is like a high school movie from the 1980's, with all of the ridiculous popularity contests, and dumb jocks and so-called cool kids, bullying other students. This school has no shortage of rivalries, drama, and conflicts, between different groups. The teachers are so-so at best, and the classes are crowded. It has been many years since I attended, but I coach many students who currently do attend. The students, and parents of the students, I coach have confirmed that the same problems exist now, as they did when I was a student, and in some cases are even worse.When I attended, which was before the Deni Christensen became Principal, there were people in the administration who went to great lengths to pressure students who didn't perform well, to transfer out of the school, or they made efforts to get them expelled, so that those students who didn't perform well didn't impact the school's ranking on test scores, and gpa averages. If you want your child to attend a school that has a more inclusive environment, with more collaboration between different students, parents, and teaches, and a caring culture that is focused on all-around student success, happiness, and well being, where the teachers, and other staff, genuinely care about their students, I recommend looking into Dana Hills High School, or Mission Viejo High School.
Overall, ANHS is a good school. I think they need to fire Demi Christensen. It's adversely affected the school and morale. You have to be an involved parent in order for your child to have a successful high school career (not just here).This is a reality that the school won't address: money buys access and there is still a bit of "white" preference when it comes to certain areas of the school (sports). The sports departments need to stop taking big checks from wealthy parents so that their child can play sports (buying them a place with the "in" crowd). But I believe it's getting better as the dynamics of this area changes. I have one that graduated and one in middle school. I'd choose ANHS over other schools in the area. Honestly hoping Christensen will be gone, but if not....I didn't back down before and I won't again.
terrible.... bad teachers, over populated, disgusting food... Please don;t attend this school It's terrible (I attended this school and I regret it everyday)
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