Whitney High School Reviews
Rating 3.75 out of 5 374 reviews
It's a really good school. Only thing I would change would be the school lunch and the amount of homework (sometimes it can be overwhelming).
Whitney is an experience. With the constant academic pressure to succeed and almost toxic competitive nature of the students, it's both easy and hard to form long-lasting bonds with peers. Admin tends to turn a blind eye, choosing to focus on the school's reputation rather than address any social issues (as caused by the lack of diversity within a model-minority/predominantly-Asian school), but that's okay. Sports and school spirit tends to be weak as students are focused on academics, and different teachers have their own eccentricities to deal with. Overall an okay school if you can keep up with the stress, but burning out is easy.
Whitney High School was and is a learning experience. Its small size connects you with people pretty quickly and friend groups are formed rather easily as well. The rigorous standards do put you up to the test, but it's manageable stress that can be achieved with the proper time management (not me at all!!). The teachers are great and there for you if you need any additional help and there's more to just earning the letter grade you want. Go to the class and school-wide activities like Faculty Follies because you don't want to miss out on the fun and wait until the last minute like I did. Do what you need, and get the help when you need it.
Whitney High School excels in academics, but there could definitely be an improvement in sports, music, and the arts. In addition, there should be more consideration on the teachers' part regarding the workload, especially during the pandemic.
I think my experience at Whitney High School has been really good so far. What I really enjoy is how small the student population is, so you're pretty familiar with everyone and make bonding activities with others better. The academics are definitely rigorous but many teachers are willing to help with whatever questions you have. One thing I'd change is probably the amount of work at times as many students seem to get overwhelmed by all the pressures and due dates. Overall, Whitney is an amazing school with a great, welcoming community.
I really love my experience at Whitney. The school has taught me everything from academics to personal experiences. It was my dream to attend a school like this one and when attending it, I could not ask for better staff and students. The work that Whitney had provided us with is beyond amazing. I have been attending Whitney for three years now and I am in awe of the academic opportunities that they offered to us, students. I am happy with what I have accomplished during my current years at Whitney High and I am so glad I had the option to consider Whitney not only as a school but a home. Attending Whitney was like going to school with family, everyone was so friendly and ready to help me when it was needed it. Though it was very hard to adjust to a school like Whitney, I am proud to say that I am attending it. Whitney is a school like no other, they have taught me to be my best and to work hard because the outcomes will always be worth it.
Whitney provides academically rigorous and many academically inclined organizations and clubs to make for the perfect college applicant. I love the people and all the events are very fun and stimulating. my only complaint is that it makes for a massively stressful environment because of the school is so academically inclined; Whitney is not for the faint of heart.
I like how rigorous and challenging Whitney's academics are. It ensures that the students attending the school are the best of the best and are constantly being pushed to not only do their best, but further themselves and push their limits. I also admire the teachers who are always ready to lend a helping hand and answer questions, work with their students, and take extra time out of their day to help struggling students. I think Whitney could, however, improve their compassion and leniency for their students. While constantly pushing their students to give more and more, these standards can sometimes cause students to crack under the pressure. It would be great to see Whitney find a balance between bettering their students through tough work, but also allowing their students to rest up for the next challenge awaiting them.
Whitney high school was less of a school and more of a home to me. It was a place where I could let go of all my home problems and indulge in a state of tranquility and happiness. The teachers were very homely, more like friends and less like teachers. The students were free, less like competitors and more like family. Most importantly, the environment was cozy, less studious and more smug.
Lack of true support for the students by emphasizing statistical performance and protecting school reputation rather than nurturing student success and building their future. Virtual no respect for many students that aren’t high performing.
Whitney High School is known to be one of the top schools in the area, but going and actually experiencing life at the school revealed how average it really was. The academics and courses are rigorous and prepare us for an easy time in college, but the school is so small. Whitney either receives little funding by the district or just chooses to use it on less important things, such as the theater it had recently instated. The school is also not diverse at all, being predominantly Asian. While it's not exactly bad, I wouldn't really cal it good either.
Although I am in my first year, the overall experience has been positive. There are over thirty clubs that can all apply to a variety of interests. The talent shows and plays are phenomenal and the education, in general, isn't overbearing as long as you do not procrastinate. The sports are okay and the campus has many smart boards and places to rest as well as a very nice auditorium.
Whitney High School is a hard school to get into, but once you get in, you will have a great time. The teachers and staff are very kind and you have a lot of opportunities to get help in your classes. Your grades reflect the amount of work you put in, and while it does get harder throughout the years, you are given many fun events to enjoy throughout. Overall, my experience at Whitney High School was great, and it is worth the hardships.
Whitney is the #1 high school in California, the staff is amazing. There are great teachers but the school itself, the property is in pretty bad condition and the school is underfunded. Also if you are looking for diversity, Whitney is not the place to go.
It's a great school to help you get prepared for college if you are interested in entering the STEM field. The school environment is definitely full of pressure though. It feels like you're always competing with your peers and the administration pushes for this so that students excel further and promote the school's image. It's doesn't provide students with a variety of classes, especially if you're interested in humanities.
I found my passion at Whitney High School! I was involved in so many clubs and sports teams, and also a huge part of student government. I met amazing people who pushed me to become the best person I could be, and I wouldn’t be who I am without Whitney.
Whitney High School is a small, tight-knit community and allows for students to prepare for college. However, not many course are available and the administration is taking courses like AP Calculus AB, Creative Writing, etc. away, even though many students would have benefited from these classes. Most of the teachers are very supportive but there are not many extracurriculars you can participate in, as Whitney only has MUN and Science Olympiad/Science Fair classes available as classes and independently student-run clubs.