CATHEDRAL CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL

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5555 DEL MAR HEIGHTS RD
SAN DIEGO, CA 92130
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Phone: 858-523-4000
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 0
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: Low
  • Type: Catholic
  • Grades: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • District: Diocese Of San Diego
  • Students/Teacher: 20:1
  • Students/Grade: 435.3
  • Number Students: 1741
  • Number Teachers: 115
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: N/A
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Mr Michael Deely
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  • VOC-TECH
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School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (68 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (55 Reviews)
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    Student Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-11-24
    "Been at this school for almost 4 years. The teachers don't teach the show some notes on a slide and expect you the student to understand it. Honestly Its pretty much just home schooling but by your self. The school is fully of bullying snobby rich kids.The bullying at this school is literally everyday personally I see it on campus and I have been bullied myself here aswell. One of my dear friends lost his life to the bullying on this campus and they have yet to investigate it at all. I find that this school is all about love and faith where in reality it is completely not. Ive been here 4 years and I feel like I have wasted most of my life at this horrible school. I personally feel as a student whos not popular or a top sports player that you are a treated as a second class student. The reviews Ive seen below seem like people that work at the school. The 5 stars really arnt real to be honest. school is a joke they dont teach and its full of rich snobby kids that bully you if you are not like them. Ive all ready lost a friend because of this horrible school and I reccomend you dont send your kid here at all costs unless your rich and have a star student."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-10-30
    "My child attended Cathedral Catholic High for the first two years of high school before we decided on a transfer back to a high rated Poway Unified High School. Many of our dissatisfactions included unqualified teacher, the social clicks, the showy display of wealth, and sexting messages that my child received. CCHS was not what we expected at all!!! For the amount of money that we were paying we expected more than we could get at a Poway Unified High School. As a parent I never felt welcomed at this school or part of the community that really doesn't exist. With kids that come from all over San Diego it was tough for my child to get together with friends out of school. One good friend lived in El Cajon and we live in the PUSD area. We were not about to do the driving back and forth to El Cajon. Yes, CCHS has a beautiful campus but look closely inside before you decide to send your child there. PUSD is where it's at!"
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-09-19
    "I was lucky enough to attend the famous UNI high for 2 years before we were forced to transfer to Cathedral. Although I missed the hallowed halls of USDHS, Cathedral was wonderful. The modern feel and beautiful layout made you feel at home. The sheer privilege of attending this school is often lost upon the more privileged children that attend. None the less I miss the classes, teachers, and atmosphere of CCHS"
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-09-05
    "I am a junior at this school and I absolutely wish I could switch to an another school. Although the campus is clean and nice, the education is not worth the 14,000+ tuition. I transferred from a public school in a bad area- quite frankly, I got much better grades there and the teachers were more accepting and open. As a freshman, my math teacher was fired because of his lack of ability to teach. The following year, a decent teacher, left to teach at a different high school because Cathedral does not pay their teachers a fair amount. This year, 2014, CCHS hired new teachers and some of them are definitely unqualified, as well as the councilors. (They have also changed the schedule- only a small fraction of the students like the change) Also, I feel pushed to become more social and popular, as it seems like many of these students are sheltered by their rich parents and seem very judgmental. When I transferred here, I felt very unwelcomed. The entire community is gated with security; in some terms this is good, but while walking around school I feel like I am doing something wrong and will get a detention any minute."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-07-24
    "This school was horrible for my child. She was influenced in drugs and alcohol to the extent where I felt I had to send her to rehab. She told me the "wealthy" environment was judgmental and I didn't want her around that. The teachers could care less about the students. I wasn't happy with CCHS, if you're child isn't a jock or advanced student, don't send them here. After my terrible experience, I sent my child to La Costa Canyon and was thrilled. She got great grades and instantly loved the environment and school. Check out LCC if you would like to better your child and prepare them for the life ahead."
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