I graduated from Esperanza a few years ago and I think it is one of the best high schools in the area. It has gotten a little packed recently due to the influx of people into the community, but that should be solved within a few years with a new high school being built in Yorba Linda. The closest high school in the area, Canyon High School, cannot compare in quality, academics, or athletics. With colleges becoming more competitive, Esperanza is able to provide all the skills necessary to get into the top schools. My classmates went on to attend great colleges from around the country, from Berkeley, UCLA and USC to Harvard, Yale and Stanford. One major point is that the best academics is supplied to those in Honor and AP classes. I had one or two non-honors classes, and those were some of the worst I had. The students had no desire to learn and the teachers did not do much to motivate. The school just wants those kind of students to graduate and get a diploma. However, if you have smart kids then Esperanza will be a great fit.