American High School Reviews
Rating 3.43 out of 5 399 reviews
The sports programs were the best thing about the school. Lots of teachers that that are set in their ways and don't accommodate, counselors that aren't very helpful, only a handful of staff that are actually there to be helpful.
I really enjoyed my experience at American High School with the only exception being one of my teachers junior year. He was very inconsiderate, liked to pick on his students, and favored the athletes in his class. Besides that one teacher, my experience with the counselors, teachers, and clubs have been very enjoyable.
As a previous student at American High School, I can say that my experience has been unforgettable, to say the least. I have been thoroughly prepared for furthering my education by the rigorous courses offered at this school. Alongside academics, I also had a pleasant experience participating in clubs and sports, while acquainting myself with fellow students and teachers.
American High School has a great community with tons of school spirit. I dislike how inconsiderate our teachers are a lot of the time. For example, with corona going on, we still have tons of homework piled on us with only 2 weeks to study for finals. They won't care how stressed out we are even after multiple students sending in emails due to mental health issues.
I really enjoyed how the school appreciates everyone despite their various races, cultures, and ethnicities. There is no bullying or any other type of negative environment and the community overall is really supportive. The teachers and students support each other and there is no negative relationship between students and faculty.
As typical as a school can get. Has some great teachers and some not so great teachers. Is a moderately competitive school, but hey, at least is isn't Mission. If you're going to American, you'll have an alright four years, at the very least. Good luck.
While being in American High School for already two years, there were many ups and downs about this school. The pros of this school is there are many classes and clubs, so there are a variety of things that you can do and join. It is also easy to get along with the people around you, like students and teachers. The bad things about this school is the buildings are really old and rusty. The bathrooms are unsanitary and some the water fountains are not hygienic.
Okay teachers, motivated student body, and resources if you look for it. There's opportunity at this school and you can do well if you ask for help/resources in whatever interests you have. Some teachers are really invested in you doing well while some aren't. Not as stressful in a negative way as other schools in the district (which in my opinion is a good thing).
My overall experience at American was very interesting and informing. The academics taught there was able to prepare me for my next level classes. The teachers taught the classes fairly well and seemed like they knew everything they were teaching.
This school definitely needs more money to manage their facilities. Their teachers are nice but need to be able to control their students better.
American High School is a great school for educational purposes, however it is not financially the best. There are many problems in the buildings itself. For example, there were lockers that weren't usable because they were damaged. However, those are just minor problems, and if you don't mind, then its not such a bad school.
Some teachers are very dedicated to teaching their students while other teachers seem like they could care less. The campus is very oddly built, especially the rotunda. Many people claim the school looks like a prison. It is extremely diverse; the student population consists of primarily asians. There are a lot of new resources such as new books. They need to improve the cafeteria food though. The sports teams are average. American High School has a great STEM program.
Overall, my experience was pretty average. I took up three sports, AP classes, and Leadership. Nothing really stood out to me about the school except for the school spirit. During school events, you can see the school really connect and come together to celebrate whatever it may be. I think that the quality of teaching could be better, but that only goes for certain teachers. The environment is very safe, and there is so much diversity in the school. The memories I made here will not be forgotten.
Overall good academics/teachers and good selection of AP/honors courses available. Good school activities/school spirit. Not the most diverse school.
American High School is a great high school to be in. Even if we are one of the largest populated schools in the district, we make it up by having a lot of school spirit and excitement on campus. Our pep rallies are fun to attend! However, it would be nice to have a bigger, and nicer looking campus. As of right now, there is a lot of construction going on and many of the wings in the rotunda are poorly lighted.
Many Students at American High school are not treated equally, to be more specific the minorities. The counselors at the school are really nice and helpful. On the other hand, most staff are not respectful at all.
I love how some of the teachers actually care about their students and love to interact with them. I wish more college prep was available.