School Details

Huntington Park Senior High School

6020 Miles Avenue, Huntington Park, CA 90255
(323) 826-2300
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades 8-12 4185 students 19 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Los Angeles Unified School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Huntington Park Senior High School is a public high school in Huntington Park. The principal of Huntington Park Senior High School is Albert Castillo. 4,185 children attend Huntington Park Senior High School and identify primarily as Hispanic; Unspecified; and Black, non-Hispanic. 34% of the Huntington Park Senior High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 86% of the 4,185 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Huntington Park Senior High School is 19:1. Alliance Huntington Park College-Ready Academy High is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra

Languages Taught

  • Arabic
  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 98% 73%
Unspecified 1% 0.7%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.6% 11%
Asian 0.4% 4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.3%
Multiracial 0.3% %
White, non-Hispanic 0.3% 9%
Filipino 0.2% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.02% 646343%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 86% 75%
Limited English proficiency 34% 32%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    It wasn't a bad school. I graduated in 2008. I can honestly say that most of the teachers I had cared for the students and wanted them to succeed. Even though they say the school was overcrowded I don't believe that's a valid excise for the lack of effort most students give. If one can succeed most can. The one thing that did impact me was the fact that the college counselor advised me not to seek higher education. I graduated with a 2.5 and could have attended a Cal State to say the least.

  • (1 year ago)

    HPHS is my mother's alma mater. Her graduating class was in 1930. She lead the band as a drum major in 1929-30. The class was small and well dressed as I have the class picture in my possession. I thought I'd look up the school to see how it has changed. I was right. It's not very good any more. What a shame!

  • (3 years ago)

    I am a former student from this school. I will say that definitely it is not the best but also it is not the worst in L.A. I went to UCLA right after high school and I am not pursuing my masters degree at USC. I can say that I had great teachers and not so great ones. Sadly the "not so great" ones were in the "regular" classes. Like other schools in this area unless you are "gifted" and in honors or AP classes your education wont be the best it can be. I myself used to be an ESL student and ESL students get even the shorter end of the stick. Even if I had the best education possible from this school thanks to honors and AP classes I was still not as prepared as I should have for higher education. There are definitely teachers that should not be teaching and should perhaps explore a different profession. However there are also teachers who are great and will really make a difference. The school can provide a great education if you are in the more advanced classes. I think if teachers expected more and had some hope in their students it would really make a different.

  • (3 years ago)

    this achool is very bad too many students too little teachers very desor ganised.. i hate it . worst year of my life

  • (5 years ago)

    I loooooove this school its a great environment. But he school is in need of a new counselor. One definitely needs to be replsce.

  • (5 years ago)

    There are others schools much more competitive than this one. They show more determination and enthusiasm when it comes to teaching extra curricular activities and overall discipline. Hopefully they will improve on this some time soon.

  • (5 years ago)

    Love this school! Great teachers great enviornment!

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is not good at all maybe you will get one good teacher but many of them do not know how to teach. there the teachers who just make you do work from the book. I came from a different school ( Colton High School ) and that school was way better.

  • (6 years ago)

    huntington park high school is a good school it gives alot of oputunitis

  • (7 years ago)

    Awesome school great academic standards

  • (7 years ago)

    I am proud to say that I am part of the staff of HPHS. It is one of the best experineces i've had in my life. The students are wonderful and many of the teachers are excellent. HPHS is not different from other schools; it has its problems but what school doesn't. The only downfall of the school is the administration. They are not supportive of the faculty and staff.

  • (7 years ago)

    I don t think Huntington Park Highschool is such a good school. It does have good extraculicular activities that can help a student such as the HSA and the police academy but it also has ver bad teachers. Also the saftey it s not that good because many of the officers in the school are not in a good physical shape and is very hard for them to catch someone that has caused something bad to the school.

  • (8 years ago)

    I am currently attending huntington park high school.I think this school is one of the best schools that is always thought of as a bad school because of where it is located at. It has many clubs and fun activities us students could do after school like sports and hsa. Im a cheerleader for all sports and are school. I have to admit has the best teams for example are football team won eastern league champs. All I have to say is we have a lot of really dedicated students and teachers.Many parents are not involved because they simply choose not to be. Are principal is great and even though hes new hes doing a good job and so is all of the faculty. I love hphs and cant wait to graduate a spartan! go spartans! were number 1!

  • (8 years ago)

    I taught at HPHS last summer and witnessed some of the best students I've ever had the pleasure of meeting. This school gets a bad reputation for being in a tough part of town but the students and faculty could not be sweeter. It is truly a diamond in the rough.

  • (8 years ago)

    Well I am a current student in huntington park and so far I think is a great school. Great football team basketball team and all the other team are pretty good. The people that you meet here really nice and cool to talk to. I always have fun here. And the there are many clubs that you could join. so yeah I do think this is a great school.

  • (8 years ago)

    Im a student of Huntington Park High School and i feel as this school is a very great school. I dont know about other schools but this school has academies that help students in many things. For example there is Human Services Academy and the academy helps out students who would like to have a career in Human Services. For Clubs and Sports I think we have the best well because our football team is great and many other sports have championships. Swim Football Softball Volleyball etc. AS for clubs we have many clubs to select from. Most of our clubs are community service clubs. But there is very interesting clubs that mostly get teens attention. I strongly believe Huntington Park is a great school! GO SPARTANS!

  • (8 years ago)

    I used to be a student for Huntington Park High School and it was one of my best years I had ever had.Their teachers are very nice and help out a lot too. When I was there all my teachers help me out and I always had their attention.I loved this school and I will love to be back over there.My teachers always did their best and I know they still do.This is a great school!

  • (9 years ago)

    Great school! needs a bit more dicipline for the students but the school for itself is great!

  • (10 years ago)

    I am a student and I do believe that this school tries very hard to achieve something higher for the students but some of the students don't really show too much interest. I also believe that this is a major problem with us teenagers. I enjoy attending to Huntington Park High School and I believe that it's a good school for me. The sports are very interesting and I also believe that this school has many sports and clubs to join. A problem with this is that many students are not or do not get informed of all the activities that happen in the school I believe that a solution to this would be more publicizing or more student teachers and parents need to be involved.

  • (10 years ago)

    This is the first semester for my son. And I have had two conferences because I feel that some of his teachers are not as involved. I don't know the procedure of other high schools but this one if the teachers has any complaint they fill out a referral and someone else will call. The problem here is that there is no comunication between the parent and the teacher. I'm very concerned that some of the teacher here are not taking seriously their professions. Unfortunately the kids are the ones who will suffer.

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