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About This School

Temescal Canyon High School is a public high school in Perris. The principal of Temescal Canyon High School is Errol Garnett and can be contacted at errol.garnett@leusd.k12.ca.us. 2,009 students go to Temescal Canyon High School and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 7% of the Temescal Canyon High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 41% of the 2,009 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Temescal Canyon High School is 23:1. Ortega High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Theater drama
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • Spanish
  • Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 5%
White, non-Hispanic 45% 37%
Hispanic 42% 50%
Multiracial 3% %
Asian 3% 2%
Filipino 2% 2%
Unspecified 1% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 0.7%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.6% 21819%
Pacific Islander 0.5% 0.6%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 41% 49%
Limited English proficiency 7% 18%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    The worst un careing awful teachers . Especially in the AP classes. Those AP teachers should be ashamed. Awful counselor. My kid got called to office for her first bad grade in her life in a AP class because of a awful AP teacher and was questioned as to rather her parents were gun owners. Yea and then children's ser vices were called the kid kid thought we may be. She was not sure.

  • (1 year ago)

    TCHS is by far the worst school I've ever attended. It is filled with rude kids those who think are extremely "cool" don't plan on going to college and are overall not driven. They live in Canyon Hills so they believe theyre "rich". When honestly they're kidding themselves because Lake Elsinore and its surrounding areas are incredibly cheap. An appartment in LA is more than what a house is for rent in Canyon Hills The school is socially awkward and very uptight. It's really sad. Most of these kids will still be living with their parents and wont want to move out. This school is not for those who want to achieve greatness and get accepted into a college. The staff is rude teachers are nice but not great they dont push you academically they just want to be your friend. And above all the kids here are terrible. Never in my life have i seen such a group. Refrain from attending Temescal Canyon High School at all costs.

  • (3 years ago)

    My daughter just graduated and loved it! They were very helpful. She had alot of fun and alot of friends. Most of the teachers were great. Principle is very helpful. My son is going to be a freshman this fall. Looking forward to it!

  • (5 years ago)

    For the most part all of the teachers and staff really care about the kids. Very happy with this schooll

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter was in the first graduatin class of Lakeside it was a horrible experience. My two younger were transferred to Temescal and we are much happier. The staff are much more helpful not demeaning to kids and in my opinion truly care about the kids. The staff at Lakeside seem to hate their jobs and take it out on the kids. Temescal's great.

  • (5 years ago)

    I graduated from TCHS in 2006 and I would loved every moment at that school. The teachers are excellent great Ap program sports are good lots of extracurricular activities etc. I would not say it is the perfect school nor do I understand what that is but I do know i received a solid education there. Doc Harris Cari Strange Christina Lofquist the Williams are some of the best teachers i have ever had. I am a student at UCLA and after hearing a lot about other districts I realize how fortunate I am to receive a diploma from Temescal. TCHS is a great school especially when you take advantage of all there is to offer.

  • (5 years ago)

    It's like crossing the border. The principal is a really good guy and thats about the only good thing about school. I cant wait to graduate!!!! Don't send your kids here they will hate it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    Principal Garnett is doing the best he can. The district budget cuts are getting outrageous!!! i would not reccomend this school.

  • (5 years ago)

    We sent seven of our kids here and all participated in sports at some level be it soccer football cross country track or golf and all graduated. Every one of them enjoyed the experience and every one of them got a fair portion in return for the amount of effort they individually put forth. As for parent participation I don't know of any teacher coach or administrator who wouldn't be more effective with some support. We've never visited 'the perfect campus ' but we're proud of our association with Temescal Canyon.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a Senior this year and must say after three years completed already I can't wait to get the heck out of here. The new principal is a pretty cool guy who doesn't afraid of anything and the Senior Class councilor is a helpful person. However the student body is less than great. In fact they're the entire reason I hate going here. Freshmen are antagonized by teachers and upperclassmen alike. Seniors are all arrogant fools who are given glorifying occasions like the 'Senior Walk-in' a heretical display of a mindset that Seniors are for some reason above the rest of the students and that 'Freshman Suck' a common chant at all pep-rallies. Such actions are not to be condoned especially in public school. Heresy.

  • (6 years ago)

    My son is a senior this year and is involved in Track/Football. The new football coach has been a 'Great Addition' with fresh ideas. The most impressive of his new ideas is that he is very fair and as a result many more students are joining the football team. The new Principal is 'Awesome' another great addition. I wish this wasn't my sons last year. He is going to have many 'Great' memories.

  • (6 years ago)

    There are good and bad teachers! You just have to do your homework on which teachers everyone recommends. Athletic programs are amazing had fun when I went there and the English courses I took at TCHS have helped me with major advantages.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a teacher at this school. I see incredible teachers alongside teacher's who shouldn't be teaching but that is happening everywhere as it is really hard to remove a teacher who is meeting the minimum requirements. I agree that we offer a top notch program for students who are doing well in school. Last year one of our students was accepted to both Harvard and Stanford. I also agree that we need to do better in many areas. Our new principal is making good changes including a late-bus twice a week to allow more after school tutoring. However his hands have been tied on many issues by the district.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is great and excels in both academic and athletic areas. The campus is kept clean and the teachers are friendly.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school year has been a big change from the past. It's my senior year now and I have seen a big difference between last year and this year. Why is that? The reason is we have a new administration. Our Principle is actively involve with school activities and always promoting school unity. I'm part of student leadership(ASB) and I notice these changes. School pride and student involvment is the number one change. The teachers are great! If you want to channlege your students then take Honors or AP classes because I have them and its excellennt.

  • (7 years ago)

    I have two students at this high school. The one who excels is very happy with his teachers.He rarely even has homework. Is he being challenged? The one who struggles gets very little intervention unless I initiate it. I feel disenfranchised to say the least.

  • (9 years ago)

    I have had two children attend this school both at opposite ends of the academic spectrum. Temescal's academic programs are good enough although we felt there were too few offered. It has had an excellent Band program. It has AP classes but not nearly as many as some other schools. My kids have had a few very good teachers and a few who should'nt even be in the profession. The school was very helpful toward my high grade getting child but not helpful at all for my low grade getter. They need an after school tutoring program for those falling through the cracks.

  • (9 years ago)

    This school is not that great. I know there could be some room for improvements.

  • (9 years ago)

    My son is a sophomore and this is his second year at TCHS. He is a Music Major and lettered in Band in the 9th grade. They have had some issues in Band with a teacher but now have a long term sub my son really likes. His academic teachers for Math and Biology e-mail on a regular basis keeping me informed of his progress. It is a good school with it's usual teenage problems but programs are available to keep your child busy enough to stay out of trouble. Compared to what is available in the area I highly recommend this school.

  • (10 years ago)

    I have been attending TCHS for the past four years. We have some of the best teachers around-and the information on this website does not do our wonderful school justice. We are a wonderful school with a great learning environment. The counselors at our school are always willing to try their hardest to fit your needs and our new principal is exactly that-a pal.

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