International Polytechnic High School Reviews
Rating 3.87 out of 5 261 reviews
Ipoly has a warm and welcoming environment. The people that I've met at this school (students and staff included) have all been a joy to encounter, and are accepting of all kinds of people, regardless of race, religion, or sexual orientation. I receive the support that I require from my counselors and from the teachers that I approach. The idea of project-based learning to me, at first, seemed bizarre and not right for me. But through Ipoly's convivial and unique methods of teaching, I came to appreciate each semester's project based-learning and all of the aspects included. My time at this school has taught me many important factors to keep in mind when moving into college, including networking and how to stay organized. One recommendation I have for my school, however, is to try to provide full support to absolutely every student attending. Ipoly is a small school, and while I appreciate the support I receive as a student, I feel like few others may go unchecked.
Ipoly had forever changed my life. They have helped me with my social and academic skills. When I first entered Ipoly, I didn't want to expect it to impact as much as it did. It is a project-based school that forces students to work together and problem solve. The teachers are also amazing. Because Ipoly is such a small school, there is a strong bond between the students and the teachers
I have had a great experience with IPoly. Great teachers and a good prep for college. No sports but they have an agreement with a local school, but pretty low participation with IPoly kids. Low parent involvement and not a huge variety of music or art classes.
Ipoly was a good school in the way that schools essentially need to be. Ipoly taught me what I needed in order to ready me and feel confident about college. It like every school had faults, but Ipoly was up front about them. They did not have a wide selection of sports or extracurriculars to choose from because of Ipoly's small size. The school did however have many different kinds of people, and they taught me many different things—both students and faculty. The teachers were excellent. Even I could tell every one of them cared about their jobs and their students. every teacher had his or her special trait and way of doing things. I personally spent a bit of time at another high school prior and there was no contest. Ipoly faculty is picked well. I enjoyed my time at Ipoly, even if online learning was inconvenient. I had a wonderful, educational high school experience.
Overall my experience with my high school is extremely positive. I really enjoyed my each year of high school for different reasons. Most of the teachers are very good and each member of staff is very unique. The culture and community here is very accepting and open.
Obviously, the school is too small to maintain and have sports, but it still would've been nice to have. If Ipoly and Calpoly had a better dynamic, Calpoly would most likely allow Ipoly to use the football fields that Calpoly almost never uses.
Choosing to attend this school was one of the best decisions I have ever made. The smaller amount of people makes everyone feel closer and creates a very family friendly environment. The teachers like teaching and find ways to make classes more interesting. There are so many opportunities for higher education and all in all a better high school experience.
some of the teachers were mean. Very small school. In terms of social life compared to other highcools, you wont get much.
I’m currently a junior at iPoly and personally this school isn’t for everyone. It is a small school where everyone really knows each other and it’s a bully free environment. There are no AP or honors classes which will definitely effect you college applications if you plan on going to an ivy league. iPoly makes up for this with dual enrollment & young scholars which allow you to take college courses in your high school years. There are very little electives to choose from because the school is so small which is quite a downside in my opinion.
Overall as a student who's first choice wasnt to attend theis school, it treluy has changed my opinion.
I think a lot of my "gripes" with the school come down to the fact that no AP or Honors classes are offered here. To make up for what would be a poor grade, however, is the fact that multiple dual enrollment (college classes alongside regular HS coursework) is pushed on the students, which doesn't happen at many other schools at the same scale as it does here. Otherwise, the facilities are nice but several of the teachers have left students feeling bitter after the year's end, or many may have trouble in their classes, finding themselves without much help.
I am starting my senior year at IPoly and I am very happy about it. The small size of the school makes it easier to find friends and gives teachers more opportunities to talk to the students. The counselors are very helpful and understanding of student confusion. There aren't any AP classes other than an AP Calculus elective, but the school makes up for it through dual enrollment in college classes.
International Polytechnic high school is a good school when it comes to academics and teachers. Being a small school with only 400-500 students, I believe this school is a good option for students who are looking to create a family like connection during high school. Also, people at this school are very accepting of each other which creates a very positive atmosphere every day of the year.
IPoly is a wonderful college prep school on Cal Poly Pomona's campus, it's a public school in the LACOE school district in Pomona. You have to test to get in but it's not too rigorous, do make sure to study. The teachers are helpful and since we are a school of only 500 students, they can help a lot. There is no music program and we team up with a nearby Christian school for sports so if you are looking for those programs specifically it's not for you. This school focuses mainly on STEM and it's main goal is getting into college. They do not offer AP classes but, they offer free college courses from Mt.Sac and only $10 per class for Cal Poly classes.
International Polytechnic high school has a very accepting culture and is very diverse, people come from several different cities to come to this school. At first every feels nervous but the welcoming culture calls for a safe environment.
My experience at Ipoly was pretty average. The school its self is very small with only about 500 students there is not too much to do. Something I would like to see change is the campus community come closer together and also add more exciting events.
My experience at IPoly was life-changing in many ways. I have had several mental breakdowns under the stress and high expectations of my teachers, but I have also learned how to work well with others, manage my time wisely, and push on when times are tough. Sure, this school is not perfect. Some of the teachers would rather assign useless work rather than actually teach us. But some teachers have changed my life and inspired me to improve my attitude towards education.