Atascadero High School Reviews
Atascadero High School is a good school overall. However, I feel they need to do more to guide their students towards either higher education afterwards or a trade. There isn't enough interaction from the school/counselors along the way unless the student asks. I also am hoping for more courses that focus on trade work or life skills (budgeting/financial planning, interview skills, resume writing, etc.).
Overall, AHS did not prepare me for college. I wish there would have been more resources to prepare me for the work load and time management. The campus lacks safety due to it being an open. It is just as easy to leave the campus as it is to get onto it.
I liked the small community feel to it. And the extra attention that the students got from the staff.
I had a great experience all 4 years. I took many AP courses and was involved in many sports and school activities.
Comparative with other high schools in the area, AHS offered a safe environment to delve into topics that were made available as demanded. Some of the curriculum and books were a bit outdated as well as the teachers outlooks and thinking.
It's been mostly good. The principal is very interested in the music program, but they still get no funding. Football is king. Lower Math department is awful.
The schooling overall was very effective if kids were enrolled in classes like AP or honors. However, the basic classes with no advancement had very little expectations. Teachers in charge of those classes expected nearly nothing from those students and thus made a very lackadaisical learning environment. Also, sports teams that weren't football or boys' basketball got little to no attention from the athletic director. Coaching staffs for many of the sports need to be revamped.
Being in Atascadero High School was enjoyable but very unfair. There is almost no diversity within the school, the cafeteria food isn't good at all, and the bathrooms are always a mess. However, the teachers are very easy to get along with and there are tons of clubs, sports, and other activities you can participate in.
Atascadero high school is great because since it is such a small school, everyone knows everyone and people are a very inclusive. Our ASB Leadership class is amazing and puts on events throughout the year that make everything more enjoyable and brings everyone together!
This is a small high school. Most of the parents of current students are former students. The same families are supporters of this school over many generations. Most of the students in leadership roles benefit from the many scholarships donated. It is rare that other students with just as good of grades receive the same benefit. It seems that if your family is well known or "involved" with the school your child will benefit. I find this highly unfair. Other than this I believe this school has been a wonderful school for both of my daughters. I highly admire and appreciate the teaching staff.
There are opportunities if you want to take advantage of them. Many students do not get involved, but those that do tend to be immersed.
Many parents are involved and contribute to the overall culture in the school
Most teachers are good and want to help. Just like anything else there are a few bad apples
The teachers at AHS are very approachable and friendly. They all are very knowledgable about the subjects they are teaching, as well as some various real-world scenarios. In the science classes, there are always new articles that are discussed in class. There are a few teachers that tend to have inconsistencies in teaching and grading across all core subjects, but overall, the teachers are very good.
I love Atascadero High School because I share many great memories including dances and ways to get involved on campus! I would choose this school again if I could do it all over because the teachers are all so nice and seem to truly care about their students.
Teaching style is usually great! They try to exceed all possible learning ways to connect to each student and the way they learn. Knowlege is also great! Communication and grading could be a little better but nobody is perfect!
I think that the health and safety of this school is actually pretty poor. There are only three security guards for an open campus school. The campus is constantly at risk for threats from outside parties.