School Details

La Habra High School

801 West Highlander Avenue, La Habra, CA 90631
(562) 266-5200
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 2256 students 23 students/teacher (CA avg is 21)

Test Scores by grade

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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
  • Fullerton Joint Union High School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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 High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE)

In 2012-2013 California used the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) to test high school students' skills in English language arts and mathematics. The results for grade 10 students taking the test for the first time are displayed on GreatSchools profiles. The CAHSEE is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of California. Students must pass all parts of the CAHSEE in order to graduate from high school. If they do not pass it the first time, students have multiple opportunities to retake the test. The goal is for all students to pass both sections of the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Fullerton Joint Union High School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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California Standards Test (CST)

In 2012-2013 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
  • Fullerton Joint Union High School District average
  • California state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

La Habra High School is a public high school in East La Mirada. The principal of La Habra High School is Karl Zener, who can be contacted at kzener@fjuhsd.net. 2,256 students go to La Habra High School and are mostly Hispanic; Unspecified; and White, non-Hispanic. 8% of the La Habra High School students have "limited English proficiency." 48% of the 2,256 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at La Habra High School is 23:1. Whittier Christian 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
  • German
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • 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
Hispanic 69% 49%
Unspecified 4% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 24% 23%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 2%
Asian 2% 19%
Filipino 1% 3%
Multiracial 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.3% %
Pacific Islander 0.3% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 48% 33%
Limited English proficiency 8% 14%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    I WISH I WENT TO THIS SCHOOL. its better than the school i go to. -__-

  • (3 years ago)

    I LOVE MY SCHOOL! I suffer from mild ADD and Dyslexia and am helped by the wonderful staff and educators at this school. I have improved very much ever since I became a part of the school. I am a Freshman coming from a middle school in the same city where I did not get as much help with my problems and was picked on for my disabilities. I really recommend this school. They helped me maintain a G.P.A of 3.75 Which is really good! I was in such a rut but I joined La Habra High and my future looks bright! PS If You can afford a private school go there but dont complain about a public school. And school crime has changed through the years we are very safe now you just shouldn't start fights with people who will fight back. D

  • (4 years ago)

    I went to La Habra High school and I really enjoyed my high school days here. Not only did they offer great electives but they have excellent sports programs and the tearchers are ALWAYS willing to help. This school is two thumbs up in my BOOK!

  • (4 years ago)

    I graduated from La Habra High School and went on to attend Cal State University Fullerton. I felt that through La Habra I learned more about the real world and what it takes to get by after high school than through CSUF. The people you work with in groups are just like the people that you work with at work. People only care about themselves and do only enough to get by. The teachers seem to be the only ones that care; the students mostly are good but those that are bad are that way because their parents do not put in enough effort in the lives.

  • (5 years ago)

    i like la Habra its a great school. if you have the money to send your kids to private school then do it. you cant just dump your kids at school and then complain that they are'nt learning anything. the teaching staff can't do everything. their your kids their your responsibility. and remember to vote republican.

  • (5 years ago)

    I agree with the statement below about the group projects. I've spent countless hours helping my son with a project that 3 other people got credit for and did no work on. It's very frustrating. Most projects are a big part of the grade for that subject. I disagree with the statement about the counselors however. Mr. Gallego is my son's counselor and has been extremely helpful throughout his high school career. Mrs. Eagleson is a wonderful counselor who also helps the ROP students. Some teachers don't care about the students but I think that most care deeply. Many of them are willing to tutor off-hours but won't chase the kids down; the kids have to be willing to get the help.

  • (5 years ago)

    No communication councelors don't help with class schedules. Group projects that on;y one person does the work and the whole group gets the credit. Teachers don't care as long as they get the paycheck

  • (5 years ago)

    My son attends La Habra High and until now we have been very pleased. He is in the Forensics Program and he as well as us are very happy with it and with Mr. Fanning the Program Coordinator!

  • (5 years ago)

    My son is an Honor Student at La Habra High. At LHHS it s all about the students! Whether it s academics sports or any of the other various activities that the school offers. Communication is top notch. With both the website & marquee being kept current and up to date. This past month there was an incident with a student. The information from that incident was out within a few hours to parents. We knew what happened and where. I get weekly emails from the teachers telling me what is due & what the class has done during the week. There's an Open Door Policy for the Principal or Assistant Principals. Also a new Aeries program which was installed in 2008 to tell us all about our students. Make a difference in your students life - get involved!

  • (5 years ago)

    I have three kids that went to La Habra High School the youngest is an Honor Student. I just want to emphasize that any school private or public has problems. We as parents must make a commitment to get involve with our child's academic work. LHHS provides a good foundation and education to the students that go there to learn and get involved in different activities and we as parents must also be involved in our childs activities (in and out of school) unfortunately not all parents do that.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school has basically no communication. Report cards and progress reports are mailed to you 3 weeks after the date on them so it is too late to do anything by then. Most teachers won't email or call you back. I had to go to the principal to get anything done or any answers. There website is rarely current. My child will not return to this school. The Heritage program has group projects that 1 person usually does because no one else will show up and participate and they all get the same grade its a joke. This happened with every project this year. Teachers are not caring except for their paycheck. Everytime you turn around they want money for something else like you are just supposed to keep giving and giving.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a graduate of LHHS and my 4 years of high school were a complete waste of time because the teachers and facilities were below average. I was hardly challenged in academics and the school primarily puts it focus on athletics. The football team may be considered above average but the school does not prepare its students for life after high school athletics.

  • (6 years ago)

    i am a student here at LHHS and i just wanted to say that it has great electives

  • (6 years ago)

    I am an grad of LHHS. I went to UCI right afterawards and just graduated this June. LHHS did not prepare me for UC standards. I almost dropped out my first year because my writing was so bad even though i maxed out the district writing exam. As far as for highly selective schools LHHS.

  • (6 years ago)

    My son attended 4 years at LHHS and graduated in 2004. He was involved in the Heritage and AP programs as well as playing tennis. The math department was outstanding. He is a motivated student and had a great High School experience. He currently attends UC Berkeley and is majoring in Engineering. I firmly believe that his 4 years at La Habra gave him a well rounded fun acedemic experience that has helped prepared him for the future.

  • (7 years ago)

    My son's first year at LHHS was a good one. His second year was a disaster and I didn't know about it until it was too late. He failed two of his classes and the teachers never bothered to inform me. Teachers never responded to my phone calls and emails. When I asked for a meeting with his counselor he told me that he didn't have nothing to do with his classes and I needed to discuss it with his teachers. He will be going to another school out of the district.

  • (8 years ago)

    As with any school you get out what you put in. My son loved the automotive and metals classes that were offered at LHHS. If it weren't for the ROP program I sincerely doubt he would have had the job skills he now has. Thank you LHHS for remembering that not all kids are college bound at the age of 17 or 18. Give them skills to get real work experience and they can have better lives.

  • (8 years ago)

    From my experience with La Habra High School I am very impressed with the entire teacher staff and athletics department. Although all staff is very well qualified I believe that the math department is very excellent! Keep up the good work!

  • (8 years ago)

    After reading other reviews I must agree. Parent participation is lacking. Ironically it is parents like myself actually wanting and inquiring into their child's academic progress that face a barricade.

  • (8 years ago)

    La Habra High has lack of parental involvement which leads to a reputation of a party school. The administration both at the school and at the district level seem ill informed about the students. The terrific academic programs they offer do not outweigh the lack of parental involvement and lack of programs.

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