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About This School

Santa Susana High School is a public high school in Simi Valley. The principal of Santa Susana High School is Pamela Carter, who can be contacted at pcarter@simi.k12.ca.us. 1,193 students attend Santa Susana High School and identify primarily as Asian; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 1% of the Santa Susana High School students have "limited English proficiency." 20% of the 1,193 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Santa Susana High School is 21:1. Apollo 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

    • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 8% 7%
White, non-Hispanic 70% 62%
Black, non-Hispanic 2% 1%
Filipino 2% 2%
Hispanic 18% 24%
Multiracial 1% %
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.9% 0.7%
Unspecified 0.8% 3%
Pacific Islander 0.4% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 19431%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 20% 25%
Limited English proficiency 1% 10%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    This school is amazing! I have a child in 11th grade there now (been there since 9th) and he also loves it and the teachers! The academics go from average student classes to advanced. If you want your child to have a good education without most of the drama other schools have this is the place. I notice (and my child) that the students seem to be tolerant of all types of people. The staff are great as well. Teachers and principle actually try to get know a lot of the students and have fun. Also a great school for music singing acting dance computers and more!

  • (1 year ago)

    This is basically a good school. The one area that I found disappointing was this Many students have problems with Chemistry and Algebra and higher math. THEY HAVE A POOR TUTORING PLAN TO HELP THESE STUDENTS...the only plan the school seemed to have was informal tutoring by "A" students. This didn't work due to these "A" students not showing up or too few of them showing up to handle the need for tutoring. They need to develope a list of chemistry and math ADULT tutors to help students who need extra help.

  • (1 year ago)

    I am currently a student at Santa Susana High School and I love it! It is a really great schools with a great staff. Santa Su is like a second home for mr and i love it here. And people might say this school is for "freaks" but it isnt. I am in the Choir Department and it is prob the best thing i couldve done at Santa Su!!!! <333

  • (2 years ago)

    My son attended private school his whole life. He was ready to experience some reality. I have been impressed with the school from the beginning. An Assistant Vice Principal is out in the school yard every morning and afternoon along with the Principal visitng with the kids during lunch time. Important to get to know your students! The classes have been challenging and my son are taking College Prep and AP classes in his freshmen year. Counselor and school involvement are important to this school and it shows!

  • (2 years ago)

    This school is ok not great but not bad how do i know im a student at santa susana high school they make a big deal about how its "So much diffrent then others schools" and its not. And they always side with teachers not students. And all the money they make goes to the School of Art thats the only one they care about they couldn't care less about the School of Technology or the School of Academics even though thier the one that actually do stuff.

  • (3 years ago)

    Significant support for options beyond sports

  • (3 years ago)

    My daughter is in her freshmen year. Great school very friendly environment. She loves to go this school and I see her developing into a well rounded individual who can share her interest in art with others and grow in her academics.

  • (3 years ago)

    Loving it... and the staff. Awesome job...

  • (3 years ago)

    I have had 4 sons attend this school. Students are accepted for who they are besides getting a good education.

  • (3 years ago)

    Smaller enrollment quality education is stressed. Individual attention

  • (3 years ago)

    The greatest public school in Simi Valleyt academically.

  • (3 years ago)

    The kids are all so nice and the teachers are the best.

  • (3 years ago)

    I love the school because it gives students the chance to excel in their field of interest where other high schools dont offer things like this.

  • (3 years ago)

    It's got a GREAT program for those kids who want to excell in technology & the performing arts!!

  • (3 years ago)

    The faculty and administration is caring and helpful. They respond to messages quickly and are very professional. The campus is laid out well and the students appear to really enjoy going to school.

  • (3 years ago)

    cherishes and nourishes individuality and opportunity

  • (3 years ago)

    High standards tough classes.

  • (3 years ago)

    I'm new to the school this year and it really is a great school.

  • (3 years ago)

    It's a great school with great opportunities. Very focused on the arts and technology.

  • (3 years ago)

    I believe their Academic Program and their dedication to help their students excel in all they do is commendable. The students show they care and also take pride in being part of the student body. Their staff examples are visible in how the students approach their studies

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