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About This School

Heritage High School is a public high school in Brentwood. The principal of Heritage High School is Andy Parsons, whose e-mail is parsonsa@libertyuhsd.k12.ca.us. 2,114 students go to Heritage High School and are mostly Filipino; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 4% of the Heritage High School students have "limited English proficiency." 9% of the 2,114 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Heritage High School is 21:1. Heritage Cccoe Special Education Programs School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

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

    • French
    • German
    • Spanish
  • Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Filipino 6% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 56% 53%
Hispanic 20% 29%
Asian 12% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 10% 10%
Multiracial 0.8% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.7% 7582%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0.9%
Pacific Islander 0.5% 0.7%
Unspecified 0.05% 0.1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 9% 19%
Limited English proficiency 4% 7%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (5 months ago)

    As a senior at Heritage I must say that the experience has been amazing. The teachers are very helpful and go out of their way for each student the activities are really enjoyable the campus is gorgeous and the spirit is like no other. The teachers and the staff are genuine and they really want the students to achieve the highest level of education possible. The school offers many opportunities with career building such as the academies you can take to help decide what you will do with your future. I have been to other high schools before and none of them are as beautiful and clean as well as having friendly staff and students. The students are really like a big family we all come together and if is such a great way to enjoy the four years spent here. Forever proud to call myself a Patriot!

  • (1 year ago)

    A great school! The principal is present and helps all students learn. The majority of my son's teachers are helpful and set high expectations for all students. I feel he is in a safe learning environment. The curriculum is rigorous. The school offers many elective classes so that he may express himself and have fun learning. Many parents who have time to spend helping at the school.

  • (1 year ago)

    Being a student here and not knowing any other school other than the Heritage schools it's hard to judge. I will tell you now if you are a parent you may not want to send your kid off here. The students are very spoiled and the teachers will give you packets all the time. Some teachers will actually teach but it seems as if the students here are pressured into getting good grades and not getting a "Husky Help wristband". The teachers do not inspire or seem to care. We are given busy work and we usually use computers. Your tax money is not spent wisely at this school. I do have some good teachers however. But students here are pampered and we are also thought of as children. I want a teacher to be serious about their job who won't be disappointing if I get a bad grade. They'd teach differently if we fail a test and not point fingers at us. Other than teachers trying to explain things on a college level they should simply explain it in a way we can all understand inspire us make it simple and celebrate good grades. This school is trying but a good school is not made up of "good" students but good teachers. These teachers don't pass as "good".

  • (1 year ago)

    This schools teachers are the laziest ever they dont care about you most of them care for their paycheck the principal is awesome

  • (2 years ago)

    The parents at this school are not involved and think the world owes them a ffavor. It is full of spoiled kids too.

  • (3 years ago)

    My daughter attends this school. It is fantastic.The school is well run and I am impressed with the organization and responsiveness of the administration.The teachers are caring compassionate and actually contact me when my child is missing an assignment.The academics are challenging and the teachers help the students succeed to meet high expectations.The band director is fantastic! He is a supportive caring and directs an excellent band program on a shoestring budget. We are retired military. My children have attended schools all over the country including highly rated private midwest and east coast schools.The rigorous academics organized responsive administration and caring teachers make Heritage High School one of the better schools my children have attended..

  • (3 years ago)

    This is a beautiful school but the teachers don't want the parents involved in the education of there children. I have had a teacher actual tell me that if there are any discrepancies about the student's assignments that I should not contact them directly until the student had come to them first. In this situation my child had completed and had the assignment graded and the teacher(s) fail to put in the grade(s). If I had not been on top of this to tell my student that they had assignments that had not been entered it could have resulted in him getting a final grade that was way below what it should have been.

  • (3 years ago)

    Im compelled to correct the misstatement that Heritage High is the only school in East Contra Costa County that offers AP classes! My Son graduated from Pittsburg High and took all AP courses and excelled! He now attends Pepperdine University in So Cal and is doing great! This is not accurate and I am certain that Deer Valley also offers AP courses! Parents please do your own research!

  • (4 years ago)

    Excellent teachers challenging academic programs and amazing administration staff! I have two sons that goes there after moving from out of state for over a year. Very impressed with Heritage High School in every aspect. It is comparable to the excellent mid west school system.

  • (4 years ago)

    We recently moved to Brentwood from out of state. Since there are so many new students my daughter feels not welcomed - like she's always on the outside looking in. She also feels that the teachers are trying to do their jobs but some students are disrespectful to the teachers and disrupt the classes. I found the administration helpful only wish the students were as nice.

  • (4 years ago)

    MY DAUGHTERS GO HERE. The school has accepted my girls. they moved in the middle of last year. we lost out home and it has been really hard for them to adjust. we are blessed to have a school that is accepting to new kids.

  • (4 years ago)

    Only high school in eastern Contra Costa Country with AP classes. Also a California Distinguished School. People move to southwestern Brentwood from all around the Bay Area just for Heritage.

  • (5 years ago)

    I have worked in the school system for well over 20 years and Heritage High School is by far the most well organized and academically advanced school I have ever worked for. The district is professional and treats employees and parents with respect!

  • (5 years ago)

    Coming from an old school in the Central Valley the fresh new look of Heritage was appealing at first. After attending the school for 2 years and as a part of the it's first graduating class I have come to regret the transfer.The leadership is weak; the administration concentrates too harshly on minute issues such as dress code and tardies and not strongly enough on student eduacation. Many teachers take the block scheduling for granted I learned so much more in the thirty minutes of class time at my previous school than I did in the hour and thirty minute classes at Heritage. Yes the faculty is on top of attendance and notifies the parent every time a student is absent or excessively tardy but disregards the student's academic weaknesses until it's too late.

  • (5 years ago)

    Great school. This school should represent what a good school should look like.I like to give the school authority thumbs up.

  • (6 years ago)

    i'm a student at heritage. most of the teachers at the school try to teach the students to be responsible and to try your hardest and that's good but there are also teachers there that only care about the paycheck. also i think it's wrong that the school is giving so much work in so little time even at the beginning. i'm talking about presentations essays and projects that the students only have like a week or couple days to prepare for. this is a year-round school. school starts around the beginning of august and ends in the first week of june. there are 2 week breaks every 2 months which means there is exactly only 2 months left for summer break. if you don't like rushed schedules and brutally short summer vacations then this is not the place for you

  • (6 years ago)

    I have a son at Heritage and this school has exceeded my expectations. my son is doing well at the school and we have found the teachers and his SLC counselor engaging and responsive. The reason we moved to this school for for academics and the fact that the school is focused on academics holds true to the promises that were made. I am excited to have my other son begin at Heritage soon.

  • (6 years ago)

    This is my sons first year in this school. He had a teacher that would tell them 'I dont know why I'm teaching you guys if you will never succeed in life' I took this to the principal was something done to the teacher NO!! They try to cover this kind of stuff so that the school seems to be great. Teachers there are not helpful. They think that the kids are in college and that they dont need help.

  • (6 years ago)

    I have a student that is a Junior. We were attracted to the school for it's small size and new school site. We had heard that their teaching style would be enhansed with visual large screen T.V. with power point etc. We were excited becsause he is a visual and hands on learner. All the classes except one have big screen T.V.'s with power point etc. The teacher's are not proficient in power point etc. excuses are made by most of the teachers that they are inexperienced and there are no classes to train the students. Good thing my student has college age high tech siblings in order for him to know how to do the tech. The school has given a false hope of careeer related classes and certifictes. Principal leadership is poor. He takes chances with coaches and does'nt protect the student.

  • (6 years ago)

    I totally agree with this 200 %. My child has been here for 3 years and teacher response and/or counselor response back is the worst I've ever seen! and I have 2 previous graduates of other high schools in the area. And they are great at letting you know by report card or progress note that child is failing--once it's too late--never a phone call when they first notice it. There is no excuse for it. This has always been a teacher's responsibility and the teachers at this school are very lazy and slacking. They take forever to grade assignments and to get grades in (and I mean the majority of the teachers--not all of them). I am very unhappy and disappointed.

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