Counseling » Counseling


Welcome Students and Parents!
The Banning High School Counseling Department consists of four counselors, one  mental health therapist and a district psychologist. Students may receive academic, social, and emotional counseling within this department. Counselors are located in the administration building at Banning High School and are available Monday-Friday 8:20 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. and by appointment. Please contact the counselors through email for more information (preferred method). You can also reach them by calling the school at (951) 922-0285 and asking for the counseling department.


We Are Here to Help

The counselors are available to assist students in completing their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), completing college applications, facilitating parent teacher meetings and hosting graduation meetings. Please stop by the counseling center in the office to find out dates and times that assistance will be available. Parents are encouraged to join Illuminate Parent Portal to check students' grades. All teachers can be reached via email. Email addresses are provided in the staff directory.
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  • Class of 2026 (9th grade) code: k6jjk37
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Mrs. Janelle Poulter

Counselor: Grades 10 and 11
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: (951) 922-0285 x290031

Mr. Philip Takacs

Counselor: Grades 9
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: (951) 922-0285 x290030

Mrs. Joanna Soto

Counselor: Academy & Grade 12
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: (951) 922-0285 x290032
Counselor: Mental Health
Telephone (951) 922-0285 Ex 290203