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Pasadena High School

Pasadena, CA
  • Public
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  • Grades 9-12
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  • Enrollment: 1735


Pasadena High School
2925 East Sierra Madre Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91107
(626) 396-5880
Pasadena High School is located in Pasadena, CA and serves grades 9-12.It received a GreatSchool rating of 5 out of 10
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AP courses are rigorous, and meant to be. If your child is college bound, it is worth it. Like all schools some teachers are more effective than others.
There are so many wonderful things to say about Pasadena High School, I don't know where to begin. There has been a real increase in the academic rigor and PHS currently offers 21 AP courses from which to choose in addition to a large selection of honors courses. Furthermore, PHS offers learning pathways which allow students to specialize in courses in an area of interest. They offer Creative Art and Media Design, Law and Public Service and the APP Academy. My son is currently enrolled in the APP Academy. In addition to his A-G curriculum he takes a course each semester in Web Application development and has learned to code to create websites and tablet and phone apps. With the knowledge he has gained, he and a group of fellow APP Academy students were able to enter and win a Hack-a-thon competing against adults and college students! All of this in addition to having a high level of academic rigor in his other courses. His teachers are experienced and dedicated and willing to go the extra mile by being available before and after school. We couldn't have asked for a better experience for him. Furthermore there are many fine arts, sports and extracurricular options so your child will be able to find his or her passion. But don't take my word for it take a tour, go see the campus and talk to the students and staff. You won't be disappointed.
Having read reviews and attending open night at PHS, i really had high hopes when enrolling my daughter at our local high school. She has not even completed her first year at PHS and we have had to take her out of the school. Teacher and staff seem overwhelmed, in ensure each child receives the support they need. Unfortunately for my daughter, a serious bullying situation, was not dealt with, in a manner any parent would have expected.
Because of this outstanding school, college is not hard for me. I had very experienced and brilliant teachers at PHS who were former professors (Dr. Verdi and Mr. Davis). My professors at college were impressed over my strong beautifully written critical analysis and research. This school will actually prepare students to a prestigious university. What other school has an actual AP Physics class taught by a former university professor with over 30 yrs of experience? PHS! This school is home to the top elite teachers in the district. Send your child here to PHS to experience quality education.
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