MONTEREY HIGH SCHOOL

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101 HERRMANN DR
MONTEREY, CA 93940
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Phone: 831-392-3801
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 5
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • District: Monterey Peninsula Unified School District
  • Students/Teacher: 17:1
  • Students/Grade: 300.8
  • Number Students: 1203
  • Number Teachers: 67
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 5232
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Ms Marcie Plummer
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (29 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (20 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-02-02
    "Wonderful high school!!! Great teachers, great campus with a rich history. There are many programs and challenging classes for students. Administration cares about college prep and helping students succeed. The best high school in the district by far!! Amazing academics and athletics and extra-curricular activities to keep the teenagers busy."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2010-12-01
    "My younger son is a Sophmore at Monterey High and let me begin by saying that this school leaves much to be desired! The teachers we have encountered have put forth ZERO EFFORT in regards to school - home communication. The return rate of response on emails is about a 2% at best. When we called the SORRY counseling office, which most times rings off the hook, we were told that all outside emails go to the junk mail. Are you kidding me?? How do they expect to keep in touch with parents...the answer: they don't. The counseling office is just as disappointing where your concern as a parent is tossed to the side and it's excuse after excuse after excuse. Just this week we recieved our son's progress report and it wasn't what we had hoped. Considering none of his teachers had replied to the MANY emails we have sent, we called the counseling department where we were told that we could make an appointment for an after school meeting, but if it's on a Friday they won't show up. WHAT?? It's disheartening to see such a lack of concern on the part of the school staff when you think that they truely are molding the citizens of our future."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2010-04-12
    "My daughter did her Junior year at this school, We are a military family, and when we went to pick out her classes,the Councelor did not listen to us. We told her what classes would cross over, and what classes would not. She put our daughter into classes, that did not transfer over into her new school. We told the councelor that this would happen, and it did. When we would make appt for conferences, the councelor was late, if she showed up at all. E mail responces from teachers is slow. Luckily we were able to move and get our daughter out of there. Some..are not that lucky. Bad, Bad, school."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2010-02-28
    "My son, now a senior at MHS, has suffered through 4 years of arbitrary discipline, burned out teachers, disengaged students and impossibly large class sizes. He began in the MAOS program, but after 2 years of ever-increasing class sizes and ever decreasing student quality, he realized he was getting nothing from it that he wouldn't get in the mainstream courses. Even MAOS teachers have quit in disgust. His 9th grade English teacher actually told the class that as long as the essays they wrote were on time and of the required length, they would get an A. After all, she simply didn't have time to read essays from all the students she taught. Thank heavens for his senior physics teacher; he has been an inspiration. Avoiding almost daily fist fights and skirting ubiquitous drug use have prepared him for what? We wish we'd sent him to York."
    Student Review | Rating:
    Posted 2009-08-20
    "I attended MHS for two years and still laugh at how easy and unchallenging it was. The grading system is a complete joke, though that may be more a product of the CA school system in general. I remember more bad teachers than good, most of whom have no business still teaching. The MAOS system is overrated - I was in it but opted out because I was already 'ahead' of their course schedule since I'd moved from the east coast. Other reviewers are right - there is absolutely no push to attend a four year college or university, and most students have resigned themselves to the local community college. It's sad."
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