"This is a great school, I have two boys going there right now. My oldest is a senior and he takes honors and AP classes. He has been challenged and is well prepared for college. My other son is a sophmore and has some learning disabilities. Their RSP program is great and everyone works together to accomodate the student."
"My son transferred into this school to take advantage of an award winning band program, but found academic teachers who seemed more interested in showing movies than actually teaching. From other parents, I have heard that the teachers of the higher level classes are great, but in average classes, my son did not get the help or instruction he needed. When he tried to get math tutoring, he was told it was not available for his class. When calling the front office, it is difficult if not impossible to speak to a human being, and my son's guidance counselor seldom returned calls, explaining when she did call back that she was "too busy". If you have an academic over achiever, this school may be great for your family, but if you have an average student - forget it. Your student will not get the help and guidance they need to graduate."
"I speak as a proud, successful alumna. Most of the instructors were competent and seemed to genuinely enjoy the stimulating questions my peers and I provided. Most were willing to take time during lunch or after school to give extra assistance, and if they weren't, then there were always other teachers of the same subject who would gladly take in students that weren't theirs. If students were smart enough to take advantage of the numerous guidance programs, they would discover an abundance of resources to assist them post-graduation; I went the four-year-college route, and the counselors provided me with all the information necessary; the process was simple. While the sports teams are diverse and competitive, (I played four years at the varsity level) athletics are extracurricular and should not be the most important factor in evaluating a school. THHS has a stimulating curriculum and good staff -- I recommend it."
"This school is amazing, simply put. The teachers are absolutely wonderful, the academics are very satisfactory, and the student body is diverse. I recently had to switch schools, and I miss Trabuco so much. I very highly recommend this school!"
"The curriculum may have changed, but the teachers and staff that make up the school are never-changing. Due to budget cuts, the school has been deprived of its true potential. Trabuco Hills High School is one California's distinguished schools, and has been many times before. Our athletics departments are some of the best, especially the Track and Field, Girls Soccer, and Boys Varsity Swim, and girls JV swim. Out of the four main high schools (El Toro, Mission Viejo, Laguna Hills, and Trabuco Hills) Trabuco has the best spirit, the best students and staff, and is overall a worthy school in itself. I enjoy being at this school. We have many different programs and clubs, special classes for average students, such as the Pre-MedSci (sophomores only) and MedSci (juniors and seniors only) programs, which students share three classes with the same students and teachers. Overall, I love this school."