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About This School

Grover Cleveland High School is a public high school. The principal of Grover Cleveland High School is Herman Clay. 3,861 students go to Grover Cleveland High School and identify mostly as Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Filipino. 16% of the Grover Cleveland High School students have "limited English proficiency." 67% of the 3,861 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Grover Cleveland High School is 23:1. John R. Wooden 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
    • Italian
    • Japanese
    • Korean
    • Mandarin
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Fencing
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Martial arts self defense
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Volleyball
    • Water polo
    • Wrestling
    • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 65% 73%
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 11%
Filipino 4% 2%
Unspecified 2% 0.7%
Asian 15% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 14% 9%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.3%
Pacific Islander 0.3% 0.3%
Multiracial 0.2% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 646343%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 67% 75%
Limited English proficiency 16% 32%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I graduated from the Humanities program in '91. Even back then the curriculum was very rigorous. But the teachers made it fun for students to think to get challenged. What I remember the most about my high school experience there is that there was a lot of work but I enjoyed being there. I still miss my teachers and many fellow students.

  • (1 year ago)

    As a parent of a student who attends Cleveland's Humanities Magnet (also known as CORE) I would like to reiterate this school's wonderful qualities and address some of the concerns brought up in the previous reviews. First of all this is indeed a rather large urban school with a population of 3200. That being said the CORE community--made up of about 900 students--is incredibly close-knit which makes for a nice blend of the small-town and big-city experience. Furthermore though it is true that budget cuts have crippled many programs at Cleveland the same can be said for most other public schools in LAUSD and across the country. In fact thanks to the dedication of CORE teachers parents and students the economic difficulties have had no detrimental effect on the education that my child and her peers receive. Finally I would like to point out that Cleveland's CORE program was one of 28 schools all across America to win the National Magnet Schools of America Award of Excellence. Sending my child to Cleveland is the best decision I could have made for her. She is incredibly happy which is not something most people can say about their high school experiences.

  • (2 years ago)

    This is a large urban public school. That being said I found that my children have received excellent educations from mostly wonderful teachers. The Magnet program is amazing. It is a Jewel in the LAUSD system. Other teachers outside of the magnet have been mostly good but not all of them. My children have been afforded some wonderful opportunities and experiences. One of my only contentions is how demanding the program is and that I believe that it could put some kids at a disadvantage for college. The competition is so stiff. It might be easier for a bright student to place higher in another school. But on the other hand these kids graduate and score highly on the SATs and really know how to write and express themselves. My eldest has found UC Berkeley easy compared to the CORE Program. I hope they keep their standards high. One other point...magnet students cannot take many APs. Again not sure if this hurts for college or not.

  • (2 years ago)

    The only good thing about this school is the Core Program aside from this everything else is in need of major improvement

  • (2 years ago)

    I have had quite a few problems at this school. They NEVER answer the phone! I have been trying to contact the school this morning to no avail. I am calling as I write this. They have had 2 LOCK DOWNS since school started 8-15-2012 so far. Some of my daughters possessions HER CLOTHING were stolen out of a LOCKED classroom they had no interest in finding out what happened to her clothes and asked us if she was sure she wore pants! I AM QUESTIONING IF MY CHILD SHOULD REMAIN AT THIS SCHOOL. THEY BOAST THAT THIS IS A WONDERFUL SCHOOL BUT A FEW PARENTS ARE HAVING SOME SERIOUS DOUBTS!!

  • (3 years ago)

    Fantastic Humanities Magnet program. One of the best in our region.

  • (3 years ago)

    Grover Cleveland High School is a fantastic Public High School because the teachers really care about the students and work hard to help them succeed. It is wonderful to have such a great public school to send my son to. It is also very well run.

  • (4 years ago)

    I was a student in the Cleveland Magnet from 1994-1997 and now my little brother in law is a student in the magnet. It is an amazing public school that truly prepared me for college level work. The curriculum was impressive to me when I was a student there and seems to have only improved even though the rest of the LAUSD school system has declined.

  • (4 years ago)

    It's a place where students are taught to think not just memorize

  • (4 years ago)

    I'm a ninth grader and already love Cleveland high school magnet. Were at a public school and are getting a private school education. It's amazing that after all the budget cuts that LAUSD has had. Were having a speaker come that's the author of the new York times best seller coming this Monday that's coming up to talk to us about his amazing book. It would be such a shame for Cleveland to not be able to continue such a fantastic program that it has to offer. Cleveland is also a California distinguished school which shows even more what a great school Reseda is. Just last year one of its past attendants went to Yale because of the way the teachers prepare you so well for the real world. The teachers push you really hard but they know that it will prepare us for college and a great career when we grow up. So please consider Grover Cleveland High School as a choice for favorite schools. Thank you.

  • (5 years ago)

    Cleveland High School was the best choice I have ever made for my daughter.

  • (5 years ago)

    Because of the dedication skill levels and caring of Cleveland's teachers my daughter graduated with honors and enthusiasm for learning. She's off to UCSF and I couldn't be prouder! Great work Cleveland!

  • (5 years ago)

    The Humanities Magnet program is AMAZING! I have learned more about the world than I ever thought I could as well as about myself my strengths and my talents.

  • (5 years ago)

    I'm a student in 9th grade at the moment and am in the humanities magnet at Cleveland. and it is a fantastic school it didn't take me too long to adjust and the teachers are all very dedicated I would recommend this school to any parents or 8th graders looking for a great school.

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter graduated from Cleveland HS this past summer. She attended the SAS program and I am very pleased with the atmosphere and the rigor of the classes. Most of the teachers seem to really enjoy what they do and the school they teach at. There were a few English teachers who motivated my daughter to really push herself. The math department is first rate and has a few teachers who routinely stay until 5 or 6 to prepare their students for very challenging tests such as the AP Exam. Ny daughter does not and never has considered herself a math person but she got a 5 on the AP Calculus Exam. She put in a lot of time but this school has some teachers who are willing to do the same preparing their students for any challenge.

  • (5 years ago)

    clevelands an aewsome school eventhough it may be kinda crowded but personally I love cleveland core cause all the teachers love teaching and Ive never seen tat kind of enthusiasm and love for teaching anywhere else

  • (6 years ago)

    I am now going to Cleveland High School in summer school as an incoming 9th grader I think the Regular Classes are extremely rigourous because Cleveland is a School for Advanced Studies

  • (6 years ago)

    Cleveland is probably one of the best schools in the nation. I was in the humanities magnet and I found that the work I was doing from 10th grade on was at college level (and these were the non AP classes). The magnet program requires students to take AP US History their junior year and AP literature their senior year. They also have a top notch math department offering AP stats AP calculus AB and AP Calculus BC. Here is an interesting comparison between Cleveland High and college. I graduated from Cleveland in 2004 somewhere around 8th or so in my class. But when I went to college I graduated UC Davis as the university medalist (UCD's top academic honor) and am going to graduate school at Cornell to pursue a PhD. in Applied Mathematics. The majority of students who graduate from the Humanities magnet get accepted into nationally ranked universities.

  • (6 years ago)

    My child graduated from the Humanities Magnet in 2007. She is now attending a well known nationally ranked university and finds that she is extremely well prepared in all areas. The teachers taught students how to review and analyze material and to state their positions clearly and concisely- whether in written or oral format. The teachers and classes that were not part of the Humanities Magnet were also exemplary. In particular the Math department was very strong. The only difference between the education at Cleveland and the highly regarded private schools in the area was in the counseling program. Because of the large number of students the counselors did not have the time to sit down with each child and map out college plans. However the college office was always an available resource.

  • (6 years ago)

    I'm a student at the magnet and i have to say it is amazing. It makes you think of things you probably would have never thought to think about before. Plus i've heard that the essay writing preparation classes really help its students in college.

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