billingsley high school is a wonderful school its teacher put forth the work and effort beyond demand for the students i have never been inside a better school that cared so much fior there students i am AshLeigh Peters and i love Billingsley High School
Billingsley School has some great teachers that really care about their students. I have never seen teachers that are that involved in the lives of kids in the community. I can truly say that they care about the kids and about their sucess, not only in school, but also in life. I know when my daughter becomes school age, she will go to Billingsley School.
Both of my grandparents graduated from Billingsley, my mom graduated from Billingsley, I graduated from Billingsley, and now my children are attending Billingsley as well. I received a high quality education that met my social and emotional as well as academic needs. My children have attended other (public and private) schools in Alabama and none compare to BHS. Everyone is friendly and parents are welcomed and encouraged to be a part of their child's school experience. I think people who feel they are a victim of bias are simply not trying to be a part of the school community. I'm thrilled and very proud to say that my kids attend BHS and I hope our Billingsley 'family tradition' stays alive!
ok i also went to billingsley and to tell the truth i also thought that you had to have the right last name and attend the right church however then my children went to a different school first and to compare well there was none so now both of my kids now attend billingsley and although they are way behind because of the other school they are now getting the attention they need to catch up and i am very proud to say my children attend billingsley.
I am a current student in Billingsley. To be honest i hate it... if it wasnt for my friends at this school i would already be gone. I am a Junior this year and i have to agree with the other students, former students, and parents that if you dont play a big part in a certain sport, dont attend Indian Grave or dont have a certain last name you will be overlooked. I used to attend Indian Grave until i was invited to go to church with one of my best friends and i decided i liked the other church better so i joined it,I ended up getting baptized at the other church, but i still got over looked when i stopped going to the Indian Grave. I DO NOT recommend Billingsley for anyone.. thanks.. the board needs to check this school and the way it is ran out. thanks
The teachers are a great help. I still remenmer some of them that have taught he a few years back. The principle, Mr.Van, was great too!
Having had exposure to school systems (Public and private, in Alabama anad beyond), I can say that Billingsley School is above average in most aspects. The teaching staff is dedicated to providing a top level learning experience to their kids. However, thanks to No Child Left Behind, they end up spending more time reporting and less time teaching the kids. This is unfortunate and not limited to just this school; it is symptomatic of schools across the country. Like most schools in this part of the country, the focus of extracurricular funding is on football and boy's sports, in general. This is unfortunate as parents of female students and the female students themselves send up subsidizing most extracurricular activities and equipment out of pocket and via fund raisers more and more. Booster funding, the lion's share, seems to go to boy's sports, a new field hose and football field, etc.
I graduated from Billignsley and now have three children that attend. It is an exceptional school with great students, teachers, and administrators. It is a rural school, so there are a few limitations in extracurricular activities. Parents that are involved will take notice of the excellent education, numerous sports, and the awarding winning music program. The school is well maintained, safe, and students generally respect each other. There will be an occasional problem, but from my opinion, the administrators handle concerns in an appropriate manner. We all know that you can't make everyone happy all the time, so you have to do what is right. Keep up the Tradition of Excellence!
I attended Billingsley K-12 . The education that I recieved, with the help of my parents, teachers and administrators, helped to prepare me for undergraduate school and later law school. I do not have one of the favorite last names and my family is not originally from Billingsley. Although I did eventually attend Indian Grave my junior and senior year, I attended another church on the other side of the county before that. I was never given less attention because of either of these factors. I worked hard and everyone recognized this and helped me K-12. Although my parents never blamed the teachers if I did something wrong, when there were discipline problems it was taken care of to the best of the teachers ability. Considering the size of the school and in comparison with others in the area, they try to give students the best advantages possible.
This was my daughters first year, one in 11th and one in 2nd. My oldest really enjoyed her year and was very well accepted by teachers and students. My youngest was put in a class with children who seemed to all have ADHD. She did okay, but it was very hard for her to concentrate.
Well for being in this school for 13 years I can say that it has been fun but it is time for us to leave. There are ups and downs to our school ( especially all the strict rules and the 'favortism') but overall I have had fun and good luck to students in the future!
billingsley high school needs more to offer the students, like a band or home ec. they should have more for the girls, not makeing them take wood work working with saws
Billingsley is a good school, but i feel that we should have more opportunites such as a band and a drama club. The teachers need to treat us better and show some more respect, we are growing teenagers. From the great students at Billingsley High School. class of 09'
When we moved to the area, of all of the schools around I chose Billingsley. It's a small school K-12 where all of my chidren attend together. It is a safe enviroment. Parents are welcome most any time. They need a band program.
Overall Billingsley is a great school to attend. Our whole family attended, graduated almost through with college. My children were involved in all areas of sports, music and anything them wanted and LOVED it. Parents need to be more involved in their childrens lives and maybe will see want if going on for themselves and not just what others are saying. I'm proud to be from Billingsley!!! The ones incharge are well prepared and will listen to anyone with a problem, try it and you'll see.
I believe the education received at Billingsley High School is great. Not only is it a safe place, but the teachers and staff really care if the students succeed. I only wish there would have been more options for teachers with disruptive students, when I attended. The only bias I observed was the bias toward students who tried. School is not a DAYCARE. Its not just a place for kids to hange out, and the faculty notices who is there to learn. They encourage troubled children beyong the call of duty, but it takes the children trying too (even the parents). I would recommend this school to anyone looking for a school that would encourage their childs development.
I think that the people who made the reviews about the rap music are just plain ignorant. They make it seem like all we do is listen to music during class. They probably just heard the intro music to a basketball game or something. I personally think that Billingsley is a great school. I hate when people stereotype it just because of some music.
Poor Dicipline and leadership on all levels. Compliants to school and Board have not done much good. Filthy Rap music played by teachers and students. Pricipals response to parent complaint 'I can't seem to control him (teacher)'. School board had to intervene to stop music. Poor learning evniroment due to disruptive classrooms. Students sitting on top of desks when we visited once. Students allowed to write excessive 'notes' to one another wasting valuable learning time (10-15 a day for our child), when asked for help in curtailing the problem, the teacher responded, 'I see it as a right of passage for the students'.
This school was very aweful when it came down to it. Who ever wrote the review about not having the right last name and the bias from attending Indian Grave Bastist Church was abosulty correct! I attended this school for nine years. The family administration is very hypocritical. They say everyone is treated fairly but you really look at this school and you will see that the familt runs the school. the school board needs to look in to it and investigate and make sure the investigators are from a different area.
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