HIGH TECH HIGH SCHOOL

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2861 WOMBLE RD
SAN DIEGO, CA 92106
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Phone: 619-243-5000
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 8
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: Not Reported
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: 9th Grade - 12th Grade
  • District: San Diego Unified School District
  • Students/Teacher: 16:1
  • Students/Grade: 145
  • Number Students: 580
  • Number Teachers: 35
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 5777
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Mr Brett Peterson
  • 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 (32 ratings)
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    School Reviews (25 Reviews)
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    Student Review | Rating:
    Posted 2015-02-10
    "High Tech High is a project based learning school. Textbooks are instruments used by traditional school, to get students to memorize the material, then take a test on it, but it doesn't prepare student for the whole other side of education. Here, the goal as a school is to teach concepts in ways where we can figure how we got to their resolutions, and to be able to structure our education by ourselves. Students have a big role in the High Tech High school, and greatly impact the curriculum for the classes as well. Whether in Student Led Conferences with parents and teachers, or in POL's (Presentation Of Learning), student always have the floor when it comes to talking about their process in their education. High Tech High not only aim's to hear from the student in their process, but also to hear them reflecting on what their different works in the school have brought out in them, and what they have gained from it. High Tech High is truly, an amazing school."
    Student Review | Rating:
    Posted 2015-01-24
    "Hey! I'm a 16 year old guy, attending HTH. I switched from PLHS, to Grossmont high in 9th grade, then in 10th grade I moved to HTH, I am now a senior. As many reviews say, this school is not for everyone. At first, I wasn't feeling the school, most homework was projects, unlike papers and math problems, etc. But after a month of two, I loved it! The homework (mostly projects) are interesting unlike just piles of paper. You get a more one on one experience with the teacher. Here at HTH we use less textbooks and more real primary and secondary sources, as you well in college. HTH really prepares you for college! If you are debating between Point Loma High School, Grossmont High, or High Tech High, go with High Tech 100%."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-06-21
    "The humanities classes are excellent. Biology is excellent. Support in getting kids into college is excellent. Art integration is good. The project-based learning and constructivist educational methods support good critical thinking and healthy collaboration skills. Use of primary sources (versus lousy district textbooks) is wonderful. The math instruction is poor. My daughter had a 4.0 and was accepted to top tier universities, but did not develop solid math skills in any of her math classes at HTHI. Language instruction is also poor. Worst of all is the draconian and uninformed drug policy. Like most schools, there is a drug problem at HTHI, as well as HTH. The administration thinks that zero tolerance expulsion and "just say no" is going to address the problem. Best-practice alternatives grounded in sound behavioral and educational theory and research have been presented to them, but they have thus far chosen to disregard. The result is ongoing drug use AND alienation of the few kids who they happen to catch, and none of the kids end up getting the support and guidance that a conscientious school community could provide."
    Student Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-03-17
    "Warning! If you are a Conservative and/or Christian, you WILL get highly offend when going to this school. Usually bias is out of education, not at High Tech High. Liberal Agendas run from, income equality (they want it equal) in Math, if God exists (they say not) in Physics, and in Humanities, how horrible the church was in the time of discovering America, not to mention, in my case my teacher made an offensive joke about the church. If you don't want propaganda infused in your education STAY AWAY from High Tech High."
    Student Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-11-20
    "high tech high is probably one of the worst school i ve ever expirienced in my life, the school is set up to seem abstract and progressive to visitors but the classes and content are very seirously lacking. the way that teachers and staff treat students is subjective, if they like you then the teachers are good but if they dont, they make it their personal mission to make your high school expireince a living hell. stay FAR away from high tech high"
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