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About This School

Huntington Beach High School is a public high school in Huntington Beach. The principal of Huntington Beach High School is Janie Hoy and can be contacted at jhoy@hboilers.org. 2,611 children attend Huntington Beach High School and identify as Asian; Native American or Native Alaskan; and White, non-Hispanic. 4% of the Huntington Beach High School students have "limited English proficiency." 13% of the 2,611 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Huntington Beach High School is 24:1. Ocean View 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

    • Arabic
    • French
    • Hebrew
    • Japanese
    • Korean
    • Spanish
    • Tagalog
  • Sports

    • Badminton
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Bicycling
    • Cheerleading
    • Crew
    • Cross country
    • Fencing
    • Field hockey
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Gymnastics
    • Lacrosse
    • Martial arts self defense
    • P.E. classes
    • Rock climbing
    • Rugby
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Ultimate Frisbee
    • Volleyball
    • Water polo
    • Wrestling
    • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 9% 22%
Native American or Native Alaskan 8% 7%
White, non-Hispanic 63% 45%
Multiracial 3% %
Hispanic 15% 22%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 1%
Filipino 1% 1%
Pacific Islander 0.9% 1%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.7% 16411%
Unspecified 0.4% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 13% 16%
Limited English proficiency 4% 10%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    I love Huntington Beach High school. I think its better than many of the other schools in the HBUHSD. I had to do some research since my home school was Marina. (There was NO way I was going to go there!) And Huntington is definitely the right fit for me! I like APA without it I don't think I would've made so many friends! I do think they need to hire some better math teachers. But they also offer some great electives like guitar!

  • (1 year ago)

    HBHS is an exceptional school with many dedicated educators that motivate students to work to their full potential. We are very pleased that our daughter is attending this great school! She has truly enjoyed all her teachers and looks forward to classes. Even though the AP classes can be overwhelming with homework assignments and reading she continues to enjoy learning! The Campus atmosphere is also friendly and diverse. A gem of a high school!

  • (1 year ago)

    This school does not protect children that are bullied. They talk a good game. My child was bullied for month's. They did a five minute investigation. The bullies Were not corrected.

  • (1 year ago)

    Regarding the September 7 2012 post I disagree about HBHS not helping 'below average kids'. My son scores way below average in the 6-11 percentile (bottom 10%) on standardized tests since 4th grade with an 11% on the PSAT last year. He entered HBHS with a 6th grade reading level; he took the HBHS reading class for two years. He was embarrassed - now he reads at 11-12 grade level. He takes college placement courses - and struggles with a few B's C's & one D. The school created a 4th year math class above algebra 2 and below pre-calc for students like him. It's a struggle for him - we expect his SAT scores to be 320-420 in each area - low. He is in the Academy of the Performing Arts (APA) specifically in the MMET program as a guitarist. Even that was a struggle - he did not get on main stage until his junior year [now he is one of the top guitarists and has a two night show this week]. We have provided tutors at home we help out and so on. That's his ability level. We have a child in GATE who aces everything -- that's her level. [see my previous post below - he's the one retaking chem]

  • (1 year ago)

    So far I have very little good to say about HBHS. I have had trouble getting help for a below average student since freshmen year and we are now a Junior. No one seems to care about the below average kids. Yes they offer tons of great stuff for above average kids but nothing in the way of extra help for the others. I would only recommend this school if you have a child utilizing the arts program honors or leadership programs. They finally got rid of a principal that needed to go. So I am hopeful that the new prinicpal will take some interest in the school.

  • (3 years ago)

    We applied and were accepted to several private schools and chose HBHS because The leadership teachers parents student academics and environment at HBHS IS THE BEST.

  • (4 years ago)

    They have a beautiful campus-excellent teachers and offer AP and honors classes that are comparable to the private schools we have attended. The HBHS teachers are accessible during the tutorial period which is offered every day for students to go and ask questions or get extra help if needed.

  • (4 years ago)

    huntington is an excellent school with great teachers and a fun learning experience. not to mention we have a great reputation.

  • (4 years ago)

    I am very happy with HB High all in academic standard APA and Sport program. My first's now attending UC. My second is a Varsity's. My thrid will be there in a couple of year. Their goals are the higher education nothing less.

  • (5 years ago)

    Huntington Beach High School was one of my most fondest memories. It is where I created an academic path to my college dreams and where I made life long friendships. For the most part my teachers were incredible and knew what we were capable of and push us to the limit. I always felt safe and at home at Huntington. I will always be a proud Oiler!!!

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter graduated in '06 my son will graduate in '10. I have been (overall) very happy with HBHS and have had timely responses from teachers about issues. My biggest complaint - hire more math teachers with above-average qualifications - Ms. Bojorquez can't do it ALL (& she is amazing!!!)

  • (7 years ago)

    I love the parental involvement at Huntington Beach High School. The principal has transformed our school into a great high school where parents are welcome and where students needs are put first. The academic programs have improved significantly under the principal's leadership. We are very happy at HBHS and believe our child is receiving a great education. The emphasis upon technology is truly terrific. The new parent portal is a great tool to communicate with parents and let us know our child's progress. We wish all teachers would use this. The school is undergoing a modernization program to improve the facilities. This is very exciting. The students seem to have a lot of school spirit and appear to love their school. We are very proud of the California Distinguished School Award that HBHS is receiving this year. This shows great leadership.

  • (7 years ago)

    Teachers demonstrate a refreshing commitment to students and scholarship. In an age of apathy our child's teachers break the stereotype. Several teachers surprised us when they called or wrote emails simply to establish rapport and later to simply share good news about our child's progress. MUN Remains strong and provides life skills unlike nothing else. School remains under construction but is making progress. Principal has yet to write a review here even though it was brought to his attention 6 months ago AND we were disappointed he did not acknowledge or show interest in other circumstances that elevated the school's/district's exposure to risk. Experience with V.P. Guidance & Academic Counselors extremely positive. Administrative Support staff helpful and attempts to solve problems. V.P. Activities lacking in ADULT communication skills (including 'listening' skills workshop)as well as follow through/promises/commitments. Strong Communications skills & demonstrated accountability are two key elements integral to effective leadership.

  • (8 years ago)

    This classic two-story school has a lot of history and is going through a major facelift in it's 100th anniversary. Though it may seem like a laid back beach-bum atmosphere it takes it's academics very seriously. There is a high attendance of theatrical of students. It is a very well known school and is equipment with the most updated computers and equipment available. Plus their sports departments are all very competive.

  • (8 years ago)

    Great surf team but other sports do not shine as much.

  • (8 years ago)

    The school is overdue for a major make-over. Even the walkways. The bathrooms are just gross. Classes are overcrowded.

  • (8 years ago)

    I am very disappointed that communication from teachers to parents is virtually non existent. When I requested information regarding my Honors English students' performance in class the teacher responded with 'I have 180 students I can't tell you how your child is doing. Ask your child.' Furthermore I emailed the principal Mr. Linzey and have not received a response from him---my email explicitly requested a response. Educators gripe about not being viewed as true professionals however they shirk one of their professional obligations which is to communicate with parents re student performance. HBHS has been a true disappointment from my standpoint as an involved parent.

  • (8 years ago)

    I am a graduate and now parent of Huntington Beach High and can speak highly for their progams and teachers. My only problem was this school was so big it is hard for some to find their way and niche. GATE and MUN programs were fantastic.

  • (9 years ago)

    This school provides the HBUHSD Scholar with Distinction program which honors academic excellence for students meeting a defined rigorous Advanced Placement pathway. The Scholar program provides feedback to students and parents about progress each semester by a mailed to the home family copy of the transcript and plus an evaluation of the student progress toward the Scholar program. If you are a university bound student planning to enter a competitive university or impacted college major then the Scholar with Distinction educational plan is a must.

  • (9 years ago)

    I just wrote an awesome review but the thing said it was too long so I'll just cover basics and answer any questions anybody has. There are some amazing classes and programs and so many unique sports that it's hard not to be involved. But then some of these classes fill so quickly that people who are qualified do not get to excell to thier full potential. Most of the teachers are more amazing than you could believe such as Mr.Stickney Mr.Anderson and Mr.Nichols they all love thier subjects and teach with passion. The school is amazing but it still has its little defects making a bit harder to enjoy it.

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