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About This School

Alhambra High School is a public high school in Alhambra. The principal of Alhambra High School is Brad Walsh and can be contacted at walsh_brad@alhambra.k12.ca.us. 3,115 children attend Alhambra High School and identify as Hispanic; Asian; and White, non-Hispanic. 28% of the Alhambra High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 72% of the 3,115 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Alhambra High School is 23:1. Century High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • Japanese
    • Mandarin
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Badminton
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Football
    • Golf
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Volleyball
    • Water polo
    • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 47% 40%
Asian 47% 52%
White, non-Hispanic 4% 4%
Unspecified 1.0% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 0.7%
Filipino 1% 1%
Multiracial 0.6% %
Pacific Islander 0.4% 0.2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 18213%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 72% 67%
Limited English proficiency 28% 35%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    All this years at Alhambra School Distric the only thing that I dont really understand is.. that many other good school districs their priority is their student's well being ; here at alhambra distric is just how much money they get for each student everyday. While the other schools are in vacations for the holidays here they wait until the last day to let them go. I understand about the (deficit) but is like putting minors to work in order to cover all the expenses of the distric..... Makes me sad; and the math teachers...well is better to leave it for later.

  • (1 year ago)

    I personally do not favor this school but at lease it's well enough. There are many different groups within the school so even when there are bad activities happening in the school as long as you know what type of people you're hanging out with then it's fine. I don't quite like some of the students there because some groups have a "spot" they eat or hang out at. If you go there they'll literary throw you out and these are the students I don't favor in the school. Other than that it's a wonderful school! Alhambra has many classes to take different types of clubs for you the join and of course the library is right across the school!

  • (2 years ago)

    The school's culture is unique and spirited and there are numerous areas to engage students' interests. The administrative team works well to maintain order and the teaching staff maintains high standards overall. There's so much to be a part of--academic clubs service clubs sports etc. Easy to connect! For the most part the students seem generally happy on this campus and afford each other respect. I'm not sure what the other review was referring to with all of the "criminal" activity?? Sure there are some students who are disconnected from learning but it's a small percentage that cause any problems and administration deals with that sort of stuff swiftly. It's a very safe environment and the community wants to keep it that way. There's a beautiful city library directly across the street as well as City Hall. The school's library is also huge! Although AHS is a pretty large school it's a great school to be at and I'm proud to be part of the Moor family! The majority of students want to go here and some even work hard to get a permit--that says a lot. On a side note AHS is also next to Main Street and there are a lot of places to eat and do other other activities!

  • (3 years ago)

    There is no such thing drug and gang activity in campus. That does not make sense at all. Police station is right next to the school. Teacher is good. Academic performance is up to an individual. Teacher cannot make you to learn or to do anything.

  • (3 years ago)

    I attended for two years and left immediately after. There is a lot of drug and gang activity within the school and is not a safe environment. With the exception of a few teachers the academics are terrible and most teachers could care less about their students' futures. I'm glad I left when I did.

  • (5 years ago)

    i attended all 4 years. its the best school ever got to travel to europe with my econ teacher. great school in all areas academic sports etc.Both my counselors I had throughout my 4 years were a great help and my parents were able to establish communication at any given time if they needed to speak with them. Teachers and counselors helped me out a lot. My last year i attended AHS i was not living where i lived for the past 6 years and moved out to San Bernandino but because i love this school a lot and has a good level state wide i decided i would drive from San Bernandino to Alhambra everyday.So i woke up at 4 left house at 5 and got just in time for my zero period (AVID) and then got home at 10pm after soccer practice or games or track and field.

  • (5 years ago)

    My son loves everything about this school. The school even helped him get a part time job at a local business on Main Street.

  • (5 years ago)

    My son went to Alhambra High School. This is a great school with a staff that cares. They called me at home and at work just to let me know how my son was doing. It is across the street from a police station which made me feel my son was safe.

  • (5 years ago)

    This school has been transformed into a college-like campus. My son made the football team and loves the school. We would both recommend it to anyone. As a bonus it is in the heart of Alhambra near everything.

  • (5 years ago)

    Not only am I a proud parent but I have friends that went to AHS. Two of them are now employed at aerospace companies. That says a lot about how successful the high school is and how well it prepares students for their futures.

  • (5 years ago)

    I attend this school as well am a junior and i find the classes to be very easy its a great school in a nice community the down side about it is they lack to care about the students that need help and in fact do favor the so called ' smarter students' There is plenty of smart students in this school everyone is capable of achieving 2.0 or higher the teachers just need to work a little harder as well as the students

  • (5 years ago)

    I'm a senior at AHS and while this year has been the worst so far because of the lack of funds and tumultuous changes regarding teachers and classses the high scholl is a pretty good place. Yes sometimes there are discrepancies between teachers and even students but overall the atmosphere is a positive one. The only real downfall here is that sometimes clubs and school organizations are biased and hazing does occur but not all of them do and most offer great experiences.

  • (6 years ago)

    the teachers at alhambra high tend to favor the smarter kids that have AP's & Honors & don't seem to care much about the students who need extra help.

  • (6 years ago)

    I'm a sophomore at this school and I find that some of the teachers are very difficult whereas most teachers aren't really that difficult.

  • (6 years ago)

    teacher may be hard but you will be in a safe fun filled environment guarantee

  • (6 years ago)

    While teaching at Alhambra can be stressful. The dichotomy between the students who feel they are the elite (true or not) and those that lack the desire to achieve thier full potential is significant. In comparision to other schools I have worked with or at the institution fairs well. There are teachers who are better than others but that is every where and on average the instructors are far better eduacted than the national average. I believe what sets this school apart is the stress the students place on themselves. But in turn maybe that is why so many students not only go on to four year universities but actually graduate with a four year degree. As an Ap instructor I will comment that the program's expectations here are strong but the school is in the middle of a flux period so some programs are changing to meet National Standards.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am a new parent. First just getting the paper work to sign my child up for this school is like pulling teeth. No one in the admitting department want to offer any help or assistance. Second the summer school sessions are expensive.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am currently a sophomore at Alhambra High School. The only reason why there were limited spaces in AP classes was because there are not enough teachers to teach it. Since there were limited spaces teachers had to evaluate each student that were applying for the AP classes. Alhambra High is not bad at all.. Current seniors that are taking these AP and Honors classes got accepted to Harvard Yale USC and more. For sports art newspaper and yearbook require 'try-outs'. Try-outs is a way to see who is better fit for that area. For service clubs it is more like open enrollment. As for parent involvement there is not much. Some parents take their kids to school and support us during hard times (AP and Honors tests and extracurricular)

  • (7 years ago)

    Alhambra High is the worst Academic School I have ever seen all of the advance classes(AP) are full and there should be more (AP) classes available for students. I tried talking to the counselor and calling the Board of Ed regarding the (AP) classes and received no answer. The security level is very poor.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am a student at Alhambra High and I must say that it is the worst school you can be in. The teachers don't care. I would not recommend this school to no one it's the worst!

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